When I try to take a selfie in GTA V, or look at some leaderboards of some events, I get a warning that "Xbox Live is not available (or not supported) for your account". The strange thing is, I have an Xbox Live account and I am logged in it, but the game still gives me the warning. Do I need to buy Xbox Live Gold membership to get rid of it, or am I doing something wrong?

P.S. I do have attached my Xbox 360 gamer tag to my Social Club account.


In order to use any piece of Xbox Live's uploading service, you must have an Xbox Live Gold Account. It technically falls under the Multiplayer aspect, as far as I know Silver Accounts are only allowed to purchase games over Live's Marketplace, Send Messages, and at one point in time they were allowed to join Parties but I am not sure that this is the case.

Long Answer Short, Yes.

You need Gold for the leaderboards too. Anything that requires the cloud save storage needs a Gold subscription, so that includes Snapmatic pictures and the iFruit app. You can train Chop and order customisations on your iPhone/iPod but unless you have a subscription the game won't load them.

--tommysalive of GTAForums.com

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    training chop works for me without xbox live gold. snapmatic won't though
    – user55865
    Sep 24 '13 at 5:23
  • @onnovdw It's someone else's words, I just now that most of the multiplayer aspect won't sync. feel free to edit.
    – Cole Busby
    Sep 24 '13 at 17:06
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    this is not true. I don't have a Gold subscription but if I train Chop or "pimp my rides" they are properly delivered in my garage and Chop does all the tricks he learned in iFruit app.
    – user56153
    Sep 28 '13 at 15:23

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