We’ve all cheated before, way back to the NES days (think Konami Code). But cheats excel that joy in a game and bring new, unique twists. Here, we’ve come up with the five best cheats in Grand Theft Auto 5 you should know, as well as a detailed-description for each one. Note that these codes will block your achievement/trophy attempts, so keep a separate save file if you’re still working on them. Enjoy!
Note: Use the D-Pad for inputting directional codes, not the analog sticks. For instance, the cheat may say “Left.” This is entirely easier because your commands may be skewed from moving the sticks.
1. Upgrade Your Arsenal Free (Give Weapons)
Do you find it rather depressing spending your hard-earned cash at Ammu-Nation? Well, this code should take care of that; it grants you all the good weapons (Tier 1), including the Rocket Launcher. Re-enter it as much as you please to replenish your ammo.
Xbox 360: Y, RT, Left, LB, A, Right, Y, Down, X, LB, LB, LB
PS3: Triangle, R2, Left, L1, X, Right, Triangle, Down, Square, L1, L1, L1
2. These Bullets Explode (Bang Bang!)
What could be better, further accurate and more fun than the Rocket Launcher? Bullets that explode. Not only does this cheat work great against vehicles (they can easily tip them over or detonate them), but it also has a hilarious outcome on humans. If someone talks smack, launch them hard with a single bullet. This is extremely helpful against cops, the Army, and missions with large waves of enemies.
Xbox 360: Right, X, A, Left, RB, RT, Left, Right, Right, LB, LB, LB
PS3: Right, Square, X, Left, R1, R2, Left, Right, Right, L1, L1, L1
3. Get to the Chopper (Spawn a Buzzard)
The exclusive Blimp included in the game package was nice, but we found a far better aerial craft to use and get around in GTA 5. The Buzzard is a helicopter that allows you to fly around Los Santos and Blaine County quickly and see its beautiful sceneries. Even better, it comes equipped with both a turret and rockets in case you ever want to defend yourself – or just have the urge to cause havoc.
Xbox 360: B, B, LB, B, B, B, LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y
PS3: Circle, Circle, L1, Circle, Circle, Circle, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle
4. I’m Learning to Fly, But I Ain’t Got Wings (Skyfall)
It’s a Bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Michael De Santa? Perhaps one of the coolest cheats ever, inputting this code will automatically spawn your character in the sky (above your position from the ground). That’s right – you’ll be flying in the air as wind smacks you in the face fiercely. This predicament is similar to skydiving (you still descend as you move onward), but it’s simply pure fun. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use your parachute in the process unless you ram into a landscape somehow and resurface in the air. This can easily result in an instant death, but you can always activate the Invincibility cheat (covered below) and combine it with this code; it’s by far the most enjoyable and fastest way to travel.
Xbox 360: LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right
PS3: L1, L2, R1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right
5. Can’t Touch This – Invincibility
There’s one cheat that refills your health and armor, but this code is a tad better. Keep in mind the Invincibility cheat only lasts FIVE minutes; you’ll have to re-input it when the time runs out. (The time limit is shown on the lower-right of the screen.) That’s a bummer, but it gives you plenty of time to unleash chaos and not have to worry about taking a trip to the hospital and paying that expensive fee. Besides defending yourself with a handful of enemies and preventing injury, this cheat allows you to explore unique experiments with the game. Try hopping out of a plane, skydiving, or parachuting, and then nail the ground from far above. No worries for death here – or even a scratch.
Xbox 360: Right, A, Right, Left, Right, RB, Right, Left, A, Y
PS3: Right, X, Right, Left, Right, R1, Right, Left, X, Triangle