The Grand Theft Auto Online
multiplayer component of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5
will be taken offline for maintenance
tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and will not be available until tomorrow.
A patch issued
earlier this week for GTA Online
targeted cash cheats and player progression exploits, framing the forthcoming maintenance as a likely byproduct. Rockstar reports that the maintenance period shouldn't last more than 24 hours, and the mode is expected to resume normal operation on Thursday, January 16.