Let’s play “Never Have I Ever”, shall we?
Never Have I Ever flawlessly been able to just easily get into GTA: Online and test random psychopath shit with the one friend I have, without any errors, without any server issues, without any verification issues and without any Steam related issues.
Well, looks like everyone’s leaving this party sober.
Rockstar and GTAV have always infamously been error-riddled. And one of those errors is the dreaded error that goes by the name of Code: 1000.50 in these here parts.
I’ve got you, no worries. You’ll get right back to modifying your horrible pink/orange/purple/chrome cars in no time with those absolutely hideous matching neon lights underneath.
Step 1: Don’t waste your time
Nothing else will work. Don’t try restarting Steam, rebooting your system, praying to God or the demons of Salazar, re-installing GTA:V or Windows. Just don’t. Simply follow the below instructions and that will most definitely end the issue once and for all.
Step 2: Clear Steam’s download cache
Go to Steam’s settings, and navigate to the “Downloads” tab.
Click on the “CLEAR DOWNLOAD CACHE” button, shown in the below image:
Step 3: Confirmation
You’ll get a confirmation message as shown below. Click “OK”.
NOTE: This will NOT delete any of your Steam data, settings, game settings, Steam skins, secret dirty folders that you hide from your parents, saved games, etc.. All this does is it clears your local download cache, which holds your incomplete/broken downloads/updates, and it resets your Steam login. Yes, you’ll have to login again, so do NOT do this if you are having temporary Steam Authenticator issues.
Step 4: Verify
If you have done everything above correctly, your Steam will now be logged out. Good. Everything went as expected.
Now, log back into Steam.
Fire up GTA:V.
This time it should get through Rockstar Games Social Club and load up, no sweat.
Still Having Issues?
If you’re still having issues, try this fix as well. It is a post I have—uh—posted. If all this doesn’t help you, then it might be a temporary issue from Rockstar’s side. Lay low like you’re trying to lose the cops hiding in your car that’s parked in an alley but are still about to get that radar/map blinking red and blue any second now because—well—Rockstar AI.