Are you getting error code 8000 in GTA 5? Here’s how to fix it.
A rather strange, yet notorious error, has been reported by GTA 5 players. This error, tagged “error code 8000”, is mainly encountered on the PC version, especially after an upgrade (from GTA 4 to GTA 5). The actual cause of this error remains unknown, or rather undisclosed; although, it’s widely attributed to a bug in the game.
In any case, herein are some fixes to try. Read on!
How to fix GTA 5 Error Code 8000
Outlined below are some of these fixes:
Method 1: Remove the “Social Club” folder
To do this, follow the steps below:
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Click on the Local Disk (C:).
- Double-click the Users
- Find and double-click your user account’s name.
- Select Rockstar Games.
- Locate the Social Club folder and right-click it.
- Select Delete and confirm action (as prompted).
After deleting the folder, relaunch the game. The “Social Club” files would be automatically downloaded again.
If the “error code 8000” persists after resetting the game as described above, try the next fix.
Method 2: Reboot router
Although, there is no established link between internet connectivity and the error code 8000, some players claimed resetting Wi-Fi router worked for them.
So, not to rule anything out, try and reconnect your Wi-Fi. If the error persists afterwards, proceed with the next fix.
Method 3: Sign in manually
If you encounter this error while using the “auto-sign in” feature, abort and try signing in manually. Simply click on the “Home” menu (if you can see it) and sign in as prompted.
Still encountering error code 8000 in GTA 5? Try the next fix.
Method 4: Verify in Steam
If you’re running this game in Steam, the problem could be a cache error. Hence, try and verify the game’s cache in Steam.
To do this:
- launch Steam and go under the “Games Library” section;
- find and right-click GTA 5;
- select Properties > Local Files (tab); and
- click on the Verify integrity of game cache
Steam would automatically fix any inherent cache problem.
If none of the above procedure works, try and disable any VPN or antivirus program on your device. Also, try and run the game with admin privileges.
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