How to Turn Off Passive Mode in GTA 5

Because fighting other players is the best part of any GTA lobby

GTA 5 Passive Mode on and off

Have you ever wandered around GTA Online, found some other players driving around, and wished you could fight them in the middle of the street? Do you get killed repeatedly while shopping for clothes? Regardless of the situation, knowing how to enable and disable passive mode will allow you to spice up your game whenever you wish. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to turn passive mode on and off in GTA 5 Online.

How to Turn Off Passive Mode in GTA 5

To turn off passive mode in GTA 5, head into your Interaction Menu and scroll down to “Enable/Disable Passive Mode”. Your Interaction menu is the same one you use to access your vehicles, inventory, Motor Club, and other options.

Depending on which platform you’re playing on, you’ll have to press different keys or buttons to access the Player Interaction menu. If you’re a PC player, the default key is M. If you’re on PlayStation, hold down on the Touchpad to access the menu. Lastly, press either the Back or View button on Xbox.

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You’ll determine whether other players can damage you by enabling and disabling passive mode. Turning on passive mode is your best call if you want to travel around without getting killed by other people. However, you can’t turn passive mode on if you have a bounty on your head!

Similarly, if you want to be the one destroying others, disabling passive mode allows you to attack other players who also have it off. It’s important to note that if another player has passive mode enabled, you won’t be able to damage them!

Grand Theft Auto 5, also known as GTA 5, is available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation platforms through the official website. If you’re interested in reading more about the game, check out our GTA V Larry Tupper Mission Location Guide and How to Buy a Garage in GTA V Online.

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Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.