You all must be familiar with GTA V and Red Dead Redemption. Guess what? They are from the house of Rockstar games. Now, what if the Rockstar Games launcher stops working? Or, what if the Rockstar Games launcher shows an offline mode error? Well, the answer will be the same you will be disturbed and feel like there’s nowhere to go. But since you are here, we have provided a valid solution to fix this pesky issue.
What is the Problem with Rockstar Games Launcher?
The error is usually witnessed while opening the Rockstar Games launcher. When players launch the app, it is unable to detect the network and as a result, shows an offline mode error. This, in turn, causes issues because players are unable to play any online games.
While the error is disturbing, simple backend problems can cause this error such as antivirus, firewall, DNS, and even IP credentials. Well, if this sounds too technical, don’t worry, our guide is sweet and simple. Let’s get started.
How to Fix Rockstar Games Launcher Offline Mode Error?
Here we have listed all the possible ways to fix the pesky Rockstar Games launcher offline error. Make sure to follow each of the fixes so that you don’t miss out on important information.
Fix 1: Restart Rockstar Games Launcher
The first thing you should try is to restart the launcher. Maybe there are a lot of folks who have already tried that. But make sure the next time you restart start it in Administrator Mode. When the application starts, check and see whether the offline mode error appears or not. If yes, follow up with the next fix. If not, you are good to start playing GTA Online.
Fix 2: Try Disabling Your Antivirus
It is possible that Rockstar games launcher offline error is due to your Antivirus blocking its access to the network. If not network, your antivirus is not letting Rockstar games use all available resources. If you have a third-party antivirus, try to stop it or whitelist Rockstar games.
If you are using Windows Defender, turn off real-time protection for some time and check. If the offline error is resolved, add an exception in Windows defender. If none of this helps, move on to the next fix.
Fix 2: Disable Firewall
It is possible that when Rockstar Games launcher stops working or shows offline error, the Firewall is to blame. This is because, ultimately, the connection is going through a firewall that connects the app to the internet. You don’t have to do a lot of tweaks, just follow these simple steps:
- Click on the Start button and search for Firewall.
- Now you will see an option Firewall & Network Protection. Click on that and you will be taken to a new window.
- Below there’s an option Allow an App through firewall. Click on that.
- In the new window you will find a list of all apps using the Network connection. Look out for Rockstart Games Launcher and put the tick mark on both settings: Public and Private.
- Finally, click on OK and exit settings.
Now start the Rockstar games launcher and check whether it is showing the offline error or not.
Fix 3: Delete Social Club
The Social Club always download unnecessary files and objects that are otherwise unnecessary. On the other hand, the files and objects in Social Club can get corrupt and cause multiple issues include the offline mode error. Therefore, it is best to delete the social club folder and try again. Follow these steps to do the same:
- Click on File Explorer from the taskbar.
- Go to Documents from the left pane.
- Click on Social Club once and on your keyboard press Shift + Del together.
Once it is deleted, start the Rockstar Games launcher from your desktop and check whether the error appears or not. We assume the error won’t appear.
Well, that’s all we have here about how you can fix Rockstar Games Launcher offline mode or not working error. We hope this guide helped you. If you liked this, make sure to check out our guide on the best GTA V mods.