Grand Theft Auto Online Hints & Tips

Cheats do not work in Grand Theft Auto Online so if you want to dominate in multiplayer GTA V, best read up on the hints and tips we’ve compiled below. If you have any tips of your own, feel free to send them in! There are currently seven pages (and growing!): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

We also have some other related pages that you might find useful…

Grand Theft Auto Online Hints & Tips – Index


$100K Per Hour

You need to create an invite only gaming session. Head to any store and rob it. Punch the clerk in the face, they’ll run off and take all the cash in the register.

Then go to the Start menu and to the Playstation Store / Xbox Live Marketplace – as if you were going to purchase in-game money for real-world cash.

As soon as the Store/Marketplace loads, exit straight away.

You will spawn back in the same store at the same spot except the world will have refreshed. You can now punch the clerk again, rob the cash register and repeat.

Use this to get loads of cash quickly!


$18K Per Minute

At level 45 you will unlock a mission called “Mixed Up with Coke”. The rewards are $18,000 and 3,500 RP. It can take up to 15 minutes to do the first few times, but once you get it down pat with a couple of friends average run times are about 1 minute! The video below shows you exactly what to do (from each of the 4 player participant’s perspectives) in order to get the mission time this low. You’ll need a level 45 (to access the mission) as well as at least one level 19 and two level 9s.

Remember to combine this with the mission looping trick!

StevenWongo of Reddit also made this very useful visual guide for the mission Mixed Up with Coke. Thanks Steven

mixed-up-with-coke

$2 Million & 400K RP Per Hour Farming

At Rank 75 you’ll unlock a mission called Rooftop Rumble from a guy named Martin Madrazo (he leads a Mexican narcotic gang in the Los Santos area). What you need to do is basically kill 5 people and it’s done, and the video clip below will show you how to complete it in the most efficient way possible. Using the method shown in the vid it’s possible to earn up to $2 million and 400K RP per hour.

You can also do it if you are a lower level and get invited by someone of course. Just use sticky bombs instead of the grenade launcher and kill any survivors with a rifle.

Follow our $18K Per Minute hint to get up to level 75 ASAP.

$5,000 Minimum Drop

If you have more than $5,000 cash on you, you could lose everything above that amount (ie everything but the first $5K) if another player kills and robs you. Even if you don’t have above $5K and you get killed you will still drop $100.

Action Command

Your GTA Online character has one “action” command available for you to assign and which can be activated by clicking both of the analog sticks in (L3 + R3). To set it, go to the interaction menu. Available actions include, eating snacks, flipping the bird and dancing. Probably most useful is the eat snack one – very handy if you’ve stocked up on candy bars and are in the middle of a gun fight!

Activities Advice

No matter if you are winning or losing while doing an activity, you will still earn RP and some cash reward for finishing the game. This goes for shooting, playing golf or tennis, etc. Not only that though, but you’ll also improve your character skills.

Aim Very Steeply

If for some reason you want/need to aim on a very steep angle then try walking backwards. When you are walking front-ways-forwards the angle is limited. Simply turn around 180 and walk backwards and you should have a much greater angle to work with.

All Helicopter and Plane Locations Part 1

If you want to get in the air in GTA Online you’re going to need either a plane or a helicopter. Luckily we found the map below, courtesy of stonedpimpso, that should guide you to the spawn location of all air vehicles in GTA Online. The Frogger, Buzzard and Annihilator are all available!

gta-online-air-vehicle-spawns

All Helicopter and Plane Locations Part 2

Check out this second map created by HaIfpint that shows all the aircraft spawn locations in GTA Online. It’s ultra HD too!

ultra-hd-gta-aircraft-spawns

American Cycle Bike Race for Easy RP

Doing this race won’t earn you any cash but you will get some very easy RP. Simply do the race by yourself and you can complete it in around 1 min 10 seconds and earn 2,225 RP. Too easy!

Armor

With the 5% cash death penalty in GTA Online it is nearly always better to buy armor at the start of each session and keep it maintained. This will save you money in the long run…

A Titan of a Job

This mission requires that the host be at least level 24. You should also have at least 4 (preferably 6) people in your party. You should also select “easy” to make it the quickest run (and then just replay it).

Attack the hangar from both sides and then as soon as you can, move the truck that is in front of the aircraft (blocking it). That done, take off in the aircraft and fly back. Just make sure you’ve got a good pilot.

Completing A Titan of a Job will earn you $10K each time.

Avoid Being Slipstreamed in Races

If you’re being slipstreaming in GTA Online (like as the leader and someone is about to over-take you) then line up the car behind you and brake slightly, accelerating just as you hit the car behind you. This should cause you to gain momentum while at the same time the other car will slow down.

Avoid Losing Money

This might seem a little obvious, but if you get killed when carrying a load of cash and the console has not yet synced to the servers, quickly shut it down to avoid your lost funds being saved…

Bad Sport

If you want to damage/slow down another player in their vehicle then try to shoot out their tires. This will not earn you a bad sport tag. Whereas if you blow up another player’s vehicle this will make you a bad sport.

Bad Sport Dunce Hat

Play nice with everyone else unless you want to be forced to wear one of these hats…

dunce-bad-sport

Bicycle Limit

Just a quick note – even though you might have noticed there are spaces for six bicycles in your garage in GTA Online you can only store a maximum of three, and in fact we don’t recommend even trying to go above this limit given all the previous issues with players loses vehicles and mods etc… you never know what might happen!

Bigger Minimap

Here’s a helpful hint – if you press down on your digital pad twice then a large version of the minimap will be bought up. This can be useful in lots of situations, however is best used during cop chases. Check where the police are located, anticipate where they’re going and then attempt to evade them accordingly.

Blind Firing Tip

While you are in cover, press the left analog stick upwards and the target reticule will appear. Alternatively if you’re at the “edge” of some cover, press left or right as appropriate.

This will let you see where your first shot lands! Beware though, it will also cause your character’s head to pop out of cover a little bit, so you might get hit.

BMX Color Picker

If you want to choose the color of your new BMX then you need to purchase it during the same browser session as you purchase a car. The BMX color will be the same as the color of the car you choose.

Boneyard Survival Mission Guide

Right after you spawn you should see a building that looks a trailer, and it’s against a wall that has a telephone pole at one end and a clear view of the gate and also the bus at the other.

The only thing is that it isn’t actually flush against the wall and there is a gap between it and the building!

So what you need to do is get in cover behind the building and then enemies should not even be able to hurt you.

Bounty Kills

Any player on your radar that has a red dot on them is currently wanted. And if you’re able to take them out, then you’ll earn a bounty reward.

You are able to select who you want killed (ie place a bounty) once you reach level 10 in GTA Online. It’s done via Lester.

Bulk Transport

If for some reason you want to carry 16 people in one vehicle (like maybe everyone playing in your GTA Online instance!?) you can head to www.warstock-cache-and-carry.com using your cell phone and purchase the Airport Bus for $550,000.

Bulldozer Location

If you want a bulldozer in GTA Online then head to the location depicted below!

bulldozer-location

There’s also another one that spawn in the construction area south of Blaine County.

Thanks sneakpeak1

Bulldozer Spawn Location

If you’re looking for bulldozers in the city then head to the location indicated on the map below and you should find there’s usually about four bulldozers there waiting for you to take joyriding!

bull-dozer-spawn

Car Statistics

If you press down on your digital pad while you’re inside a garage then the stats of each vehicle in the garage will be shown. You can also check if the vehicle has insurance or not.

Change Clothes On-the-fly

You can change clothes on-the-fly by simply pressing and holding Back (Xbox 360) or Select (PS3), then choosing inventory. There will then be an option to change your clothes there and then.

Change Spawn Point

Press Start and then go to “Online” –> “Options” to change your spawn point location in GTA Online.


Changing Accessories

Not only will putting on a mask prior to committing a crime help you to remove a Wanted Star later on when the Police come looking for you, but there are other accessories that work too. Try doing it with glasses and hats and you just might get away with the job. This includes (for example) taking off a hat and putting on a pair of glasses instead. Try mixing things up.

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  • BackPal

    The free garage hint is completely unhelpful due to the fact that you don’t specify what level you need to be.

    • Oz

      Well maybe u should have then

  • bahbest

    what to do if gta online character disappears

  • amit

    that unlimited money glitch for online play does it still work by selling yur beti bike over and over again…. i want to ask is it only for that bike or can v sel cars also ova an ova again???

    • Entrep

      Should work with anything haven’t tested it tho

  • amit

    ????? reply anyone???

    • kanye

      sup what u up to

      • Ahmad Malik

        yo kanye west nice songs.
        HAHAHA xd

    • Ahmad Malik

      yo

  • D3RK1NG115

    at 100K per hour spawn with me the cash register is re-

  • amit

    @Entrep:disqus i updated my game on ps3 1.04 nw they patch that los santos bike selling and car selling glitch. nw any new money glitch on update 1.04???

  • Blah

    I got some weapons that i didn’t even unlock yet in survival mode

    • Brandon

      You’ll lose them if you run out of their particular ammo or die though

      • Blah

        I already know that…

  • amit

    hey is sumthing wrong wid gta online m internet connection is strong but wen ever i gt in to the race no body joins it or i cant c other players on the map wen m in the open session??? is sumthing wrong????

    • kanye

      just add me my name is tioneeast456

    • Mr_Mosley187

      Get on the social club, unlink your psn account. Play. Then reconnect it then it will forsure work.

  • amit

    @Entrep:disqus or any body m nt able to sell gruffade adder online the los santos custums says “u can only sell vehicles up 50,000 $,,, wat the issue i can sell all other cars…y is this happening??

    • gtamaster

      Only thru glitch u cn sell premium cars like da adder. Chek out youtube for latest glitches

  • amit

    @Entrep:disqus i lost my character 1 online in gta 5 yest nyt when i was playing suddenly a message poped up saying cloud servers are nt available so yur character one ill b temorarily unavailable u can start using charachter 2.. but still my character one is nt available what should i do????

    • kanye

      JUST FRIEND REQUIST ME AND MY NAME IS tioneeast456 ps3 or xbox

    • pit6all

      I had the some thing

  • amit

    plsss replly plssss plssss any one facing same prob as me “the cloud server prob”???

  • Officer Cain

    the “store any non premium car” trick does not work.

  • bill

    this rock!

  • R3-UP-CLICK

    watz the best way not to die so eaqsy by higher ranks

  • GtaHacker

    i got 100,000,000 in a hour loool !!!!

    • Mika

      Plz can you help ???

    • Ashley Barnes

      Hi gtahacker Plz can you help me gt 100,000,000 in a hr I can’t seem to get past 100,000 I’m on ps3 bigash18

  • andrewzzzgharios

    The destroy car without bad sport dsnt work plz any bodyy help plzzz rplyyy

  • Rahma

    why can’t play it online ?

    • Shadi229

      Did you do any glitch? If you did it’s because you are banned

  • Ahmad Malik

    i got 1000000000 in 1 hour lol ;)

  • Kyle

    Does anyone know If you can create a second character and play it, while your main characters time passes in the bad sports playhouse?

  • William Angio

    I make money buy shooting everyone. Most of the people walking around usually have less than $20 but when you do this to everyone you see it really adds up. It’s best to use a chopper while doing this as it’s easier to escape from those pesky porkers LSPD bonners!

  • stoner_1967_

    Is any one else having a problem with being “timed out”?
    While online: In between jobs it tells me I’m being timed out, then it puts me in regular story mode!
    I have a hard time getting back online (note: I play by myself 90% of the time unless I have to have help) – How do I keep it from doing this? It is hard to build up RP when it does this!!!
    Also – How are people going thru buildings, disappearing, going thru poles, etc. (especially during races)?!?! Any one else notice this? Any help appreciated. – stoner_1967_

  • Hondaman358

    NON OF THEM WORK

  • Ryley Ahrenholtz

    ITS ALL OUT OF DATE STUFF

  • danial

    Hey peeps ad an update to GTA 5 so you can get a cheat for zombies cause I’ve seen people beefing to have zombies on gta5 please

    • danial

      I ment beeging

    • BagsofWEED

      you mean begging

  • http://anyulled.blogspot.com Anyul Rivas

    i’m level 90, please add me, anyulled

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