21.11.2019

GTA Online Guide: Files Required Error Message Fix

GTA Online players all over the world have been experiencing a constant stream of error messages when trying to connect to online games. One of the most persistent errors is the following: “Files required to play GTA Online could not be downloaded from the Rockstar Games Service. Please return to Grand Theft Auto V and try again later.”

It seems that this could have something to do with server maintenance and is a generic “can’t connect to server” error. But both PC and console players have reported ways around this issue. So here’s what you can try:

Fix #1: Adjust Firewall Settings on PC

PC players who have had the “files required” error message popping up tried to unblock GTA5.exe file from the list of Outbound files in their Windows Firewall settings.

You can find your Windows Firewall settings in the Control Panel. Choose Advanced settings and take a look at the Outbound rules list. If you see that your GTA5. exe file is blocked, then right-click and choose to allow it instead. This should fix the problem.

Fix #2: Change DNS Settings on Consoles

Console players will have to adjust their DNS settings. Here are the network settings required to bypass the “files required” error message:

        • Secondary 84.200.70.40
        • NS Watch:
        • Primary 84.200.69.80

      Remember to restart your console after the change for all the settings to be applied properly.

Other players also tried to change time settings or clear the cache, but these two methods didn’t seem to work universally. But if the main fixes above didn’t work for you, then try out these two.

That is all for the “files required” error message fix guide, and for other GTA Online guides at GameSkinny refer to the list below


With all the focus on re-releases, MMOs, and card games in The Elder Scrolls universe lately, it seems like a long wait is ahead before we get a true single-player sequel to Skyrim.

Honestly, there’s no need to really ever leave the frozen Skyrim expanse, though, as hundreds of thousands of mods out there can keep you coming back for years to come.

The biggest of these radically change the game to such a degree that they qualify as total conversions — a mythical status of mods that has given the gaming community such gems as DotACounter-Strike, Day Z, and Garry’s Mod in the past.

Currently, most of the Skyrim total conversion mod projects aren’t actually finished, or even in a state worth downloading yet. There are a handful that you can lose yourself in right now, however, giving your favorite Skyrim character whole new worlds to explore.

Sadly, you won’t be finding any of these on PS4, and most won’t be available to Xbox One due to console mod restrictions. Sorry folks, but total conversions are frequently PC-only territory. Now fire up that Nexus Mod Manager and get on downloading these awesome conversions!


Thanks to a picture of the Japanese box art for Capcom’sMonster Hunter: World, we now know the game will take up 16 GB on your hard drive. While we are sure to see the file size increase with patches and DLC, this is still a relatively small file size compared to other AAA games today, many of which are in the 20-40 GB range or even larger — Grand Theft Auto V and Final Fantasy XV are both examples of games that take up over 70 GB of space.

Japanese Box Art of Monster Hunter: World showing its 16GB file size. via PSU.com

Check out the blue box near the center: 16GB!

So what does Monster Hunter: World‘s 16 GB size mean for Capcom? In addition to positive feedback from beta testers and a strong following of fans, Capcom may be able to use the smaller file size to further promote their game before its console launch on January 26th and PC launch later in 2018.

Are you surprised by the relatively small file size of Monster Hunter: World? How much do size limitations influence your purchasing decisions? Let us know in the comments below!

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