For those who prefer a more solitary gaming experience, GTA Online offers the option to start a solo public session. This guide provides a step-by-step process on how to do this on different platforms, including PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.
Why Start a Solo Public Session?
Starting a solo public session in GTA Online allows players to enjoy the game at their own pace, free from the interference of other players. It also provides a safe space for beginners to hone their skills. Whether you’re looking to complete missions without distractions or simply explore the expansive world of GTA Online, a solo public session can be an ideal choice.
How to Start a Solo Public Session on PC
Starting a solo public session on PC involves manipulating the game’s processes or adjusting your internet connection. Here are two methods to do this:
- Open the Task Manager and find the process for GTA Online.
- Right-click on it and select ‘Go to details’.
- Then, suspend the process for about 10 seconds before resuming it.
- This should disconnect you from other players, creating a solo public session.
- Adjust your internet connection.
- You can do this by unplugging your Ethernet cable for a few seconds or disabling your Wi-Fi connection momentarily.
- When you reconnect, you should find yourself in a solo public session.
How to Start a Solo Public Session on Xbox
Xbox users can start a solo public session by adjusting their console’s privacy settings. Here’s how:
- Go to your console’s settings and select ‘Network Settings’.
- Select ‘Test NAT Type’.
- Once the test is complete, you should be disconnected from other players and placed in a solo session.
How to Start a Solo Public Session on PlayStation
For PlayStation users, starting a solo public session involves adjusting the console’s network settings. Here’s how:
- Go to your console’s Settings and select ‘Network’.
- Select ‘Set Up Internet Connection’ and choose your connection method.
- Choose ‘Custom’ and adjust the MTU settings to a lower value (600-750).
- Now when you start a new session for GTA Online, it will be a solo session
Using the Solo Public Session Tool
For those who prefer a more automated approach, the Solo Public Session Tool developed by Bokyyy412 can be used to start a solo public session. This tool automatically adjusts your network settings to disconnect you from other players. It’s a convenient option for those who prefer not to manually adjust their settings.
By doing this, even during a public session, you can play GTA Online quietly with your pals without interruption from bystanders. This program prevents all inbound and outbound connection requests while adhering to all firewall rules.
You can download and see how to set up and use this tool here.