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Fix GTA Online Error Code 2000.43

GTA Online Error Code 2000.43 is the most recent error code to trouble players of GTA V and GTA Online. The error keeps you from playing either the online mode or the offline. The most probable cause of the error is a problem with the servers. However, in this case, it does not mean you cannot fix it from your end. If you are patient and don’t mind waiting, the error mostly resolves on its own as Rockstar corrects the glitch from there end. If you don’t want to wait, there are some fixes we recommend that could potentially fix the GTA Online 2000.43 error code.

Besides a problem with the Rockstar Servers, Windows Defender or the Ransomware Protection is the primary culprit that causes this error. However, there are other causes that can potentially lead to the error such as game file corruption, version mismatch, and internet connectivity issues.

Follow the solutions we recommend one at a time and between each fix attempt to launch the game and you should be able to resolve the 2000.43 error.

GTA Online | How to Fix Error Code 2000.43

We will start with the easiest solution first i.e. verify that your internet connection is stable. More often than not, a volatile internet connection is the cause of most online game errors.

Fix 1: Verify Internet Connection

To verify the connection, try playing other online games, preferably a game from Rockstar such as Red Dead Online. It’s always a good practice to play online games via a wired connection as opposed to the Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot. You should also suspend any bandwidth intensive tasks such as streaming, downloads, etc. while the game is running. Also, do not connect multiple devices to the internet as that can syphon off the bandwidth. Once you have confirmed the internet is not a problem and the error persists, move to the next fix.

Fix 2: Allow gtaV.exe Through Ransomware Protection

Windows Ransomware Protection is a program that protects the files and folders on your system from ransomware attacks. The program actively monitors the applications installed and running on your system. As such, it may potentially be blocking the connection to Rockstar servers due to some file signature issue. To resolve the error, allow gta5.exe through the Ransomware protection. Here are the steps.

  1. Press Windows Key + I and select Update & Security
  2. Go to Windows Security from the right panel
  3. Click on Virus & threat protection
  4. Scroll-down and under the Ransomware protection, click on Manage ransomware protection
  5. Click on Allow an app through Controlled folder access link
  6.  Select Yes when prompted
  7. Click on Add an allowed app
  8. Click on Recently blocked apps (You can check if GTA is among the list and click on the plus sign next to GTA or you could follow the next step)
  9. Click on Browse all apps
  10. Locate and select gtaV.exe

Fix 3: Update the Game or Verify the Files

If you are running a different version of the game than that on the server, the GTA Online Error Code 2000.43 can arise, meaning, if you have not updated the game in a while.

The error can also occur when the game files are corrupted. The fix for this problem is simple, update the game through the Rockstar Games Launcher. The launcher also provides you the option to verify and correct corrupt files.

Fix 4: Problem with the Servers

Finally, if nothing has worked the most apparent reason could be the Rockstar servers being down. As such, you have just one option, wait for the developers to fix the issue, which does not take long  if it’s a widespread problem.

You will know it’s a server problem if your other friends are also unable to play the game and get the same error. You can also use a website like Downdetector to check if the servers are in fact down. That’s all we have in this guide, hope your GTA Online Error Code 2000.43 is resolved. Let us know in the comments if you have a better solution.   

Harsh Clif
He is caught in a loop between writing about games and playing them. It's a vicious cycle. Although he's biased towards PC, you can occasionally find him on the PS5. He does not own an Xbox Consoles but plans on getting one soon.

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