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Rockstar Games Launcher
Rockstar Games Launcher cover
Rockstar Games
Release dates
Windows September 17, 2019
Rockstar Games Launcher at Wikipedia
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Key points

DRM: varies; see list of Rockstar Games Launcher games on Steam.
Replaces the now obsolete Rockstar Games Social Club.
Not every games work in the Offline Mode.

General information

Official Support


Latest version can be downloaded here

Offline Mode

Playing games like Grand Theft Auto IV in Offline Mode requires to launch the game from Rockstar's Launcher, even when the game has been bought on Steam[1].

Some games like Red Dead Redemption 2 don't work in Offline Mode as of January 2023.[2]
Prepare Rockstar Games Launcher for offline mode[3]
  1. Open Rockstar Games Launcher while being connected to the internet.
  2. When logging in, tick the Remember my password checkbox.
  3. Run downloaded games at least once to ensure they're properly configured for offline mode.
    1. Launch the small overlay by pressing either the Home ⇱ key or the corresponding button combination on a controller.
    2. Click on the gear-looking icon (⚙).
    3. Click on "Settings"
    4. Select the "Profile" tab.
    5. Switch "Auto Sign-in" to Enabled.
    6. Close the menu and the game.
  4. Fully close the Rockstar Games Launcher
  5. Disconnect your computer from Ethernet and Wi-Fi.
  6. Relaunch the Rockstar Games Launcher and verify that it can sign into offline mode, and that downloaded games are accessible as well.
  7. Once the game session is over, player might have to immediately log-in again, even while offline. It is recommended to do so in order to avoid authentication issues while being offline.

Issues fixed

Rockstar Games Launcher stuck at black loading screen

Update your GPU drivers[4]

Social-Club-Setup.exe stuck in a loop

Disable Force randomisation for images (Mandatory ASLR) for Social-Club-Setup.exe[citation needed]

If the Rockstar Games Launcher gets stuck in a loop when trying to execute 'Social-Club-Setup.exe' and you have "Force randomisation for images (Mandatory ASLR)" enabled system-wide in Windows Security (under 'Exploit protection') for security reasons: You need to add an override in "Program Settings" for 'Social-Club-Setup.exe' and set it to 'off'.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz
AMD Phenom X4 9850 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.