Whenever a new title or software is launched, the developer would do their level best to make sure that everything turns out right, or simply to have it work as intended without running into any other kinds of issues. We do know that GTA Online did not launch as smoothly as expected, although Rockstar did suggest a fix for the missing character bug while offering up to $500k in GTA currency as part of saying sorry. All the while, there was still a sliver of hope that the lost GTA Online characters could be retrieved, but it sees that Rockstar has stepped forward to confirm that both characters as well as progress lost in GTA Online are unable to be restored.
This particular confirmation arrived in the form of a comment from Rockstar concerning its latest update, as follows, “Hi everyone, For those that are still having any technical issues, as mentioned above there is a title update coming next week that will include more fixes including the vehicle loss one – and we will remain committed to continuing to fine-tune the game to address any and all issues to get GTA Online running as smooth as possible. For those asking about their lost characters or rank, those will not be able to be restored so we sincerely hope that this cash stimulus we’re giving out this month will help you get back on your feet or to make your new life in Los Santos & Blaine extra sweet.”