A recent patch issued for Grand Theft Auto V on PC was declared infamous by players when it caused frame rate drops and micro-stuttering to an otherwise technically sound game. The patch, dubbed Title Update 1.28, aimed to prevent gamers from using unlawful mods in GTA Online.
While there's no evident debate on its success at accomplishing just that, its release regrettably led to performance issues in the game's Story Mode.
It seems now that Rockstar has delivered on its promise to explore the issue with an effective if not protracted response. Title Update 1.28.01 mends performance to its original state, making the GTA V campaign as playable on PC now as it was prior to the insufficient wrongdoings of version 1.28.
Rockstar noted that although some reports claimed the performance downgrades in update 1.28 were a consequence of the developer attempting to limit mods in story mode, those rumors can now be put to rest. "We are not actively targeting players using mods in Story Mode," writes the esteemed Grand Theft Auto developer and publisher. "Nor are we explicitly implementing protections against them in-game."
Instead, the title update was created to defend against players using mods "that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing" in GTA Online.
While Rockstar doesn't oppose the use of mods in single player content, doing so could still cause issues with the way the game behaves. As mods are not officially "supported or tested" and "players run them at their own risk," the developer is not held responsible for any mishaps caused by their use.