Grand Theft Auto V is a popular open-world video game that has captured the attention of millions of gamers worldwide. The game features a massive world filled with activities, missions, and objectives that players can explore and complete. To make the most out of the game, players need to know certain hints and tips that can help them progress faster and have more fun.
Some of these tips include mastering the game’s driving mechanics, using the right weapons for different scenarios, and planning missions carefully. Additionally, players can also use cheat codes to unlock special abilities, vehicles, and weapons that can give them an edge over their opponents. With the right strategies and techniques, players can fully immerse themselves in the world of GTA V and experience all the thrills and excitement that the game has to offer.
This comprehensive walkthrough guide is the ultimate one-stop place where you can find all the cheats to get the maximum enjoyment out of the game. Check out the full list below!
Grand Theft Auto V Tips & Tricks
To give people the finger in GTA V, choose “Unarmed” from your weapon wheel while driving a vehicle. Next, press L1 to extend your middle finger. It’s worth noting that this action is more noticeable when driving a convertible or a motorcycle.
Keep Rare Vehicles
To ensure you don’t lose any rare vehicles you come across in GTA V, it’s advisable to keep at least one empty space in your purchased garages. If you happen to find a rare vehicle that you want to keep but all your garage spaces are full, you’ll need to remove one to make room for the new vehicle. However, if you load your garage to remove a vehicle, the rare vehicle you want to keep may disappear.
Show Off Your Body Armour
If you wear a regular t-shirt with body armour in the game, the body armour will be visible through the shirt.
Crazy Naked Person
To find a naked hillbilly in GTA V, head to the hillbilly compound located at the waypoint in Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness. You may spot the hillbilly sitting on the porch or running out of one of the houses to threaten and attack you. Keep in mind that the hillbillies in the compound will be hostile towards you and may attack you upon your arrival.
Fall On Your Bottom
To perform what’s known as a pratfall, simply press the Square button to jump and, while in mid-air, press Circle to fall on your buttocks.
Infinite Grenade Launchers Trick
You can get infinite grenade launchers by following these steps: locate the spot on the map shown in the video below, enter the cave and dive to the bottom to obtain a grenade launcher, swim up to the surface, save your progress, and then reload the saved game. The grenade launcher will have respawned, and you can repeat the process as many times as you like. You can also just go with the chopper to the location, collect the weapon, fly for a few minutes and return to the weapon and it will pop up again.
Make Trevor Go Bald
To give Trevor a hilarious bald haircut, head to the Bob Mulét hair salon located in Rockford Hills. Choose the “Clean Razor” option to completely shave his head, as this is the only barber shop in the game that allows for a complete bald cut.
Transforming Michael Into Walter White
To transform Michael De Santa into Walter White from Breaking Bad, you’ll need to purchase or unlock specific clothing and customisation items. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Buy the Pale Amethyst Sweater ($1,300) and Sand Leather Shoes ($580) at Ponsonbys.
- Purchase Brown Pants for $95 at Suburban.
- Get Black-Rimmed Glasses for $45 at Binco Clothing.
- Visit the barber to purchase the “Beard – Long Stubbed” for $30.
- Unlock the “Haircut – Bald Head” by registering for the Rockstar Social Club and linking it to your PSN account.
Once all of these items have been obtained and applied to Michael, he should closely resemble Walter White/Heisenberg from Breaking Bad.
Mission Solutions To Children Of The Mountain
In the “Children Of The Mountain” mission in GTA V, you’ll need a password to access the “www.childrenofthemountain.com” website after Franklin receives a “My Divine Within” text. The password you’ll need is “futility”. Later on in the mission, you’ll also need to solve a word puzzle. Here are the answers: Divine, Completeness, Orthodoxy, Process, Realisation.
Forcing Characters To Start Driving Themselves
To avoid having to manually drive a character to a distant location in Los Santos, set a new waypoint on the map while playing as that character, and then switch to another character. This will prompt the first character to drive towards the marked destination on their own.
Free Help From Ammu-Nation Store
If you are being chased by the police and happen to be close to an Ammu-Nation store, seek refuge inside. The store owner might pull out a carbine and provide assistance by eliminating some of the cops pursuing you.
View The Full Map
The Full Map
Here’s a large full-scale size of the San Andreas map in Grand Theft Auto 5.
Gain Infinite Molotov Cocktails
To obtain infinite Molotov cocktails, players can visit the location under the bridge in North Chumash where five Molotov cocktails are hidden. After collecting them, save the game and reload it. This will cause the Molotov cocktails to respawn, and players can repeat this process as many times as they wish.
Find All Of The Collectables From The Map
Discover all 180 collectibles in GTA V with the help of a comprehensive map. The collectibles include letter scraps, nuclear waste barrels, spaceship parts, stunt jumps, and Strangers and Freaks missions, as well as 12 hidden packages. While 11 of the hidden packages are located in the ocean, collecting each one will reward you with a sum ranging from $8,000 to $25,000. And if you manage to find all 12 packages, you’ll receive a bonus of $150,000. To make things easier, the hidden packages respawn whenever you switch characters or save the game. By positioning two characters at different package locations and alternating between them, you can collect an unlimited amount of money.
Car Alarms Disabling
If you’re dealing with a car alarm that won’t stop, there are a couple of tricks you can try. One is to bring up the pause menu by pressing Start and see if that disables the alarm. Another option is to honk the car horn, which may also shut off the alarm.
How To Skip Missions
If you’re having trouble completing a mission after multiple attempts, you’ll eventually be presented with the option to skip it. This can be a helpful feature if you’re stuck and want to move on to the next challenge.
Gain The Special Ability Franklin Uses
Franklin’s special ability to slow down time while driving around can be very useful, but did you know that you can use a similar effect with any character? To do so, hold open the radio wheel while driving. This will cause time to slow down, although not as dramatically as with Franklin’s ability. Despite the slowdown, all of the driving controls will remain functional.
Wanted Level Loophole At Airport
Are you tired of getting a wanted level every time you enter the airport? One way to avoid this is to purchase a plane hangar. By doing so, you’ll gain access to the airport without triggering any law enforcement attention.
Fort Zancudo & Other Areas Wanted Level Eliminated
In GTA V, some areas of the map are off-limits and entering them can trigger a wanted level or result in a confrontation with the authorities. However, there are a couple of tricks you can use to explore these locations without any resistance.
One way is to start the “Cletus” hunting mission called “Fair Game”. After killing three elk, Cletus will leave and you can head to Fort Zancudo, the US Army and Air Force base located in the middle of the map on the west coast. Surprisingly, no alarms will go off and you won’t receive a wanted level. This allows you to steal vehicles and aircraft without encountering any resistance and store them in your garage. Just be sure not to scare the elk and fail the mission.
Alternatively, you can replay the “Three’s Company” mission after successfully completing it. At the end of the mission, when you switch to Trevor and can fly anywhere on the map, head to Fort Zancudo or the prison. This time, you can even shoot people at the military base or prisoners at the prison without any retaliation. While the base alarm will sound, nothing else will happen. Be careful not to fly too far from the helicopter or the mission will fail.
With these tricks, you can explore previously restricted areas and enjoy a different kind of gameplay experience hassle free.
Looking to duplicate your favourite customised car in GTA V? It’s easy! First, customise the car to your liking. Then, switch to a different character and drive by the character in your new-look car. Hang out with them for a bit, then exit your vehicle and take their customised car.
When you return with it after hanging out with the other character, you’ll notice that there’s another car of the same type waiting for you. Simply take the duplicated car and switch back to the original character to retrieve the original customised car. Now you have two of the same customised cars!
Carefully place the car you want to duplicate inside the garage of the character who currently owns it. Once you’ve done that, exit the garage and save your progress.
Next, switch to the character who you want to receive the duplicated car and travel to the garage where you saved the car. Switch back to the original character who owns the garage and take the car out of it. Once you’re out of the car, have both characters meet each other and immediately switch to the other character. Get in the car and save it in the second character’s garage.
At this point, the original character will need to pay a small $250 fine to retrieve the car from the impound lot, but the car will now be duplicated. Both characters will now own the same car. This method works with any vehicle in the game, but it’s especially lucrative with the Truffade Adder (Bugatti Veyron) supercar, which is worth a cool $1 million. Repeat this process as many times as you like to amass a collection of your favourite cars.
Earn Huge Money Fast
One easy way to make money quick and easy is to keep an eye out for blue dots on your map while driving. These blue dots represent armoured cars that are carrying a valuable briefcase. If you can manage to shoot the driver before he reaches the armoured car, you can quickly grab the briefcase and earn yourself $5,000. However, if you’re having trouble opening the armoured car, try driving it into a nearby body of water. This will cause the back doors to automatically open, giving you easy access to the briefcase and the cash inside.
While playing Story mode, completing the final heist with all characters can yield a hefty reward of around $25 million. To make even more money, invest that amount in the stock market wisely. Pay attention to the in-game news and stock trends to maximise your profits. Additionally, keep an eye out for Lester’s assassination missions, as completing them and investing in the targeted company’s stocks can also lead to substantial profits.
Restore Health Trick
If you find yourself low on health during free roam, quickly switch to another character and switch back to the original character to completely replenish your health. This is a quick and easy way to get back to full health without using any health items.
Using The Stock Market To Make Easy Money
Earn easy money in Grand Theft Auto 5 by investing in the stock market. Start by investing in a company, then target its competitor by doing something that affects the company, such as robbing a bank, gas station or destroying a plane. This will cause the stock price of the targeted company to decrease and the stock price of the invested company to increase. For example, buy AirEmu’s stock and shoot down some FlyUS planes to decrease FlyUS’s stock price and increase AirEmu’s stock price. Alternatively, buy a bunch of stock in an airline after their stock price decreases due to plane destruction and then shoot down some planes of the competing airline to increase the stock price of the airline you bought.
You can also buy AugeryInsurance’s stock, damage and destroy cars, and the stock price should increase. Listen to talk radio stations to hear about stock tips and invest in the company mentioned to make a profit.
When playing as Franklin, complete assassination missions for Lester but before doing so, invest all your money in the listed company. That company will benefit from the assassination, and your stock in that company will greatly increase in value. Wait for three days after each assassination, and then sell the stocks to make over 75% profit. To make a lot of money, wait until you have accumulated a large amount of money at the end of the game before completing the assassination missions to earn more profits off the stocks.
Here are the assassination missions and the companies to invest in:
- Assassination 1 (The Hotel): BetaPharmaceuticals (BAWSAQ stock)
- Assassination 2 (The Multi Target): Debonaire Cigarettes (LCN stock); sell Debonaire after the missionis complete, then buy Redwood (LCN)
- Assassination 3 (The Vice): Fruit (BAWSAQ stock)
- Assassination 4 (The Bus): Vapid (BAWSAQ stock)
- Assassination 5 (The Construction): GoldCoast (LCN stock)
Store Robberies Simplified
To execute a store robbery, walk inside an open store and go far enough that the door closes behind you. Then, start walking back towards the door but halt midway (the door should be open outward). This allows you to draw your weapon and point it at the clerk. You can now re-enter the store while keeping your weapon drawn and rob the place. Shoot the register to make it open and collect the cash bags. You can repeat this process by moving a few blocks away and returning to the store.
Losing All Forms Of Police (Including Helicopters)
- To evade the police during a chase, drive onto train tracks and the cops will not be able to follow you.
- When being pursued by the police, press the Right button while driving a truck to detach its trailer. This can be used to block off alleys or narrow streets to slow down or stop the police chasing you.
- You can hide from the police by taking cover in larger bushes. To know if you are well-hidden, your character’s arrow on the map will turn grey while you are in the bushes.
- A helicopter or jet at Los Santos airport can help you lose the police. Note that your wanted level will increase when doing this, but the cops will not be able to follow an aircraft.
- When you reach Wanted Level 3 or higher, police helicopters will start pursuing you. To escape them, use underground tunnels, subways, underpasses, or bridges to break the line-of-sight with the helicopter. Alternatively, shoot down the helicopter using a rocket launcher before making your escape in a vehicle.
Reduce Your Wanted Level Instantly
It’s very simple!
To instantly clear your wanted level, complete a mission successfully.
If you’re looking for a quick way to lose a wanted level, drive your car into a Mod Shop and change its color. However, make sure you enter the shop without the police noticing you, or the strategy won’t work.
To avoid being identified by the police, you can switch to a different car. The police usually report the make of your vehicle first, so changing cars will help you escape their line of sight.
Repair All Your Vehicles For Free
- If your vehicle is damaged, switch to another character and then back to have the car fully repaired at no cost.
- To repair a damaged vehicle without paying anything, save the game and then load the saved file. The car should be repaired when you resume playing.
- You can repair a damaged car for free by storing it in your purchased garage, leaving with another car, re-entering the garage, and then taking the previously damaged vehicle out. It should now be completely fixed.
- As Franklin, you can buy a Los Santos Customs shop, which will allow you to repair and upgrade your vehicles for free. This is ultimately where you want to get at in an ideal world.
Max Strength & Shooting Skills
If you want to quickly max out your shooting and strength skills in just ten minutes, try this easy trick. Purchase a significant amount of pistol ammunition, and then locate a bus. Jump on top of the bus, and start stomping on it as it drives. Be sure to move around on the bus, or you will fall off after stomping. Keep doing this until your strength skill reaches 100. Once that happens, shoot the center of the bus until your shooting skill also reaches 100. The bus should be sturdy enough to absorb all of your bullets without getting destroyed.
Easily Stealing A Fighter Jet
If you want to steal a fighter jet, head over to Fort Zancudo with Franklin. Use a fast car to get into the base, as planes are likely to attract attention and get shot down. As you approach the base, slow down time with Franklin’s special ability to delay your wanted level from increasing to four stars. This will give you more time to reach the fighter jet and steal it. Look for a jet with an open cockpit that is either inside or near a hangar, as this will make it easier to take off quickly. Avoid trying to steal a jet that is out in the open, as it will be more difficult to avoid detection.
Stealing Yourself a Big Tank
To steal a tank, head to Fort Zancudo with Franklin and use a fast car to break into the base. Avoid using planes as they are likely to be shot down. Enter the base through the gate on the west side of the map, and activate Franklin’s special ability just before driving through the gates. This will slow down time and prevent your wanted level from increasing to four stars, giving you more time to reach the tank.
Once you have located a tank on the base, climb on top of it and throw out the driver to take control of the tank. Be careful not to damage the tank too much, or it will explode and you will be caught by the military.
Steal Yourself A Private Jet
To steal a private jet, head to Los Santos International Airport in a vehicle and drive through the gates to reach the runway. Once on the runway, quickly locate a jet to steal, as your wanted level will start to increase. To avoid being caught, act swiftly and steal the jet before the police arrive.
The Location Of The Parachute
The location of the parachute is situated at the commencement of the game adjacent to the cable car, atop Mount Chiliad in the remote north-western zone of the map.
How To Find The Dinghy
To locate a Zodiak Boat (Dinghy), head to the Port of Los Santos on the west side of Elysian Island. Another Dinghy can be found near the barge at Miriam Turner Overpass. Additionally, a Dinghy is located on the southwest side of the Post Op depository.
Unlock The Street & Sea Races
In order to participate in the sea races, called “Speedophile races,” you need to have completed the “Hood Safari” mission and have a Speedophile Seashark jet ski as your vehicle. On the other hand, to unlock street racing, you must be playing as Franklin and have finished the “Shift Work” Strangers and Freaks mission.
Packie McReary Unlock
To add Packie McReary to your heist crew, visit him at a specific location in Los Santos.
Acquiring Scuba Gear
Scuba gear cannot be carried around like a typical item. When you dive into water from either a submarine or a Zodiak Boat (Dinghy), your character will automatically be equipped with the scuba gear.
Unlocking The Submarine
If you own the “Sonar Collections Dock” property, you can find a submarine there that you can use. Another submarine will become available at Sandy Shores Airfield after completing “The Merryweather Heist” (Offshore Option) mission. You can transport it to any location by using a Cargobob air transport plane (press Right on the D-pad) and drop it into the ocean wherever you want to use it.
Max Stealth Skill
To quickly level up your stealth skill to the maximum, activate stealth mode and place a rubber band around both analog sticks on your controller to keep your character walking automatically. Leave the game running for around 100 minutes, and you will earn one point towards the stealth skill for every minute spent walking in stealth mode, resulting in a maxed-out stat.
Win More Races Easily
To gain an advantage in races, you can use a glitch by holding L1 while unarmed during the countdown sequence. This will allow you to start driving early and give you a head start, making it easier to finish the race in 1st place.
Unlocking & Acquiring The Mini-gun
To get the mini-gun, head over to the Fort Zancudo military base. When you get inside the base, take a right turn at the first intersection and make your way towards the tall radio tower building on the right side of the street. Enter the base of the building, turn left, and use the stairs to reach the top floor. Once you get there, you’ll find the mini-gun in a room. Be mindful of the fact that entering the military base will lead to a lot of resistance, but entering the radio tower building will keep you safe from tanks and gunfire. Once you have the mini-gun, it will be saved to your inventory even if you die. You can purchase additional ammunition for it at Ammu-Nation stores. The mini-gun is an extremely powerful weapon.
All Car Locations
Find The Super/Exotic Car
To find an exotic or super car easily, head to the Rockford Hills area and look for a specific location where one of these vehicles always spawns. The Truffade Adder, which is the fastest car in the whole game, it is the most common car to appear here.
Canins Mesa Vehicle
Acquiring the Canins Mesa is not a straightforward process in GTA V since it’s a rare off-road vehicle that can’t be purchased. However, you can use a trick to obtain it. During “The Wrap Up” mission, you’ll have access to a Canins Mesa to escape a shootout. Instead of driving it on the road, turn left down the hill to another road to avoid the helicopter chasing you. You need to reach Michael’s four vehicle garage and park the Canins Mesa inside. Use a different vehicle to complete “The Wrap Up” mission. Once the Canins Mesa is saved, you can customize it like any other vehicle.
Location Of Voltic, Infernus and Cheetah Locations
Easy Cheetah, Infernus, and Voltic car spawn location Go to the following location detailed in the below image. The Coil Voltic, Grotti Infernus, Pegassi Cheetah, and other exotic/super cars often spawn at that location.
That’s all of the cheat codes for Grand Theft Auto 5 that are available on the game, if there are anymore added in the coming months/years ahead then they will be added to this page so check back periodically to stay updated.
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