GTA IV Receives First New Patch In Over 6 Years On PC

Released back in April of 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV is considered by many to be one of the greatest video games of all time. But ever since the release of it’s sequel Grand Theft Auto V in 2013, most of the game’s player base has moved onto the newer title. Now Rockstar Games has surprised everyone by releasing a brand new patch for the game.

Tilted Patch 8, the update adds support for the Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 Operating systems, as well as a few other changes and bug fixes. It also adds a number of other performance optimizations features that make the game much more easier to run through Steam.


The full patch notes can be found below:

  • Added error code “WTV270” to indicate a problem with connecting to Windows Live Sign in Assistant / Games for Windows Live Servers.
  • Added Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 to compatible OS check.
  • Added Display Controller image in Controller Configuration.
  • Fixed a bug which made completing “Out of Commission” mission impossible when frame rate exceeds 60fps.
  • Fixed a bug with the “Resource Usage” indicator on graphics cards with more than 2GB of VRAM.
  • Fixed a bug that restricted settings changes when using modern video cards.
  • Fixed a bug with the map crosshair on certain resolutions.
  • Fixed a bug with text scrolling in “Brief” Menu.
  • Fixed “drawlist overflow” crash.
  • Minor performance optimizations.

If you were hoping for some major changes to the game, you’ll be sad to know that that’s not the case. But its good to know that Rockstar still remembers a game released around 8 years ago.

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Released on 29th April, 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV is available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the PC.

Huzaifah Durrani

Writer at GearNuke. Spends his days reading Deadpool comics and obsessing over the Elder Scrolls franchise.

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