Rockstar is rushing to patch a bug that is preventing some gamers from playing GTA Online on console.

The bug appears to only be affecting those who haven’t played GTA Online this year, and throws up the following error when they attempt to log in: "No previous Grand theft Auto Online data is associated with your Social Club account."

The bug is also blocking attempts to transfer Grand Theft Auto 5 profiles to new-gen consoles.

Rockstar has issued a patch, but some players attempting to download it are being met with a “CE-32937-4” error.

“We are currently addressing this issue with a patch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 users,” said Rockstar.

“This patch is available for download, but may not be available in your region for the next few hours.

“If you attempt to download the patch and see a “CE-32937-4” error, please attempt to download the patch again later today,” it added.

“This issue will be addressed for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users by tomorrow.”