Originally Posted by Zidane
After downloading the update, my character has not been restored
You most likely need to create a new one and the bug shouldnt appear again. But it sucks that your character was deleted.
I did see a little info message when connecting to online in the old version saying that if you connect to GTA Online and youre automatically brought to the character screen with no characters existing, you just quit and connect again to GTA Online through the pause menu in single player. Apparently the bug was happening when players were selecting GTA Online during the game start up screen. Since then Ive always started GTA Online through the single player pause menu and never had the bug since.