Grand Theft Auto V: Tips, tricks, and cheat codes

Grand Theft Auto V

Above: The Buzzard comes with two types of weapons: machine guns and missiles.

Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Cheat codes

It wouldn’t be a Grand Theft Auto game without some crazy cheat codes. As of this writing, Rockstar hasn’t released an official list of those codes yet, but the Internet has already been hard at work trying to figure them out. Reddit user highpixels discovered that cheat codes (in the form of button combinations) from older GTA games still work in GTA V. I can’t vouch for the Xbox 360 codes since I don’t have that version, but all the PlayStation 3 codes worked for me.

Turning these on deactivate Trophies and Achievements, so I recommend creating a separate save file before using them in case something goes wrong. For all 23 codes, check out highpixels’ Reddit post and MrVuule’s comment below it. User Bestakes also created a chart that’s easier on the eyes for the PS3  cheats.

Here are some of my favorites.

Summon a Buzzard, a helicopter equipped with weapons

  • PS3: O, O, L1, O, O, O, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, O, Triangle
  • Xbox 360: B, B, LB, B, B, B, LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y

Summon a stunt plane

  • PS3: O, Right, L1, L2, Left, R1, L1, L1, Left, Left, X, Triangle
  • Xbox 360: B, Right, LB, LT, Left, RB, LB, LB, Left, Left, A, Y

Exploding punches and kicks

  • PS3: Right, Left, X, Triangle, R1, O, O, O, L2
  • Xbox 360: Right, Left, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LT

Instantly recharge your special abilities

  • PS3: X, X, Square, R1, L1, X, Right, Left, X
  • Xbox 360: A, A, X, RB, LB, A, Right, Left, A

Explosive bullets

  • PS3: Right, Square, X, Left, R1, R2, Left, Right, Right, L1, L1, L1
  • Xbox 360: Right, X, A, Left, RB, RT, Left, Right, Right, LB, LB, LB

Instantly change the weather

  • PS3: R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, Square
  • Xbox 360: RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X

Run faster

  • PS3: Triangle, Left, Right, Right, L2, L1, Square
  • Xbox 360: Y, Left, Right, Right, LT, LB, X

Get drunk

  • PS3: Triangle, Right, Right, Left, Right, Square, O, Left
  • Xbox 360: Y, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, B, Left

Lower your wanted level

  • PS3: R1, R1, O, R2, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left
  • Xbox 360: RB, RB, B, RT, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left
View All
More information:

The Rockstar Games label was founded in 1998 to create innovative and progressive interactive entertainment. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.... read more »

Powered by VBProfiles

Mobile developer or publisher? VentureBeat is studying mobile marketing automation. Fill out our 5-minute survey, and we'll share the data with you.

GamesBeat is your source for gaming news and reviews. But it's also home to the best articles from gamers, developers, and other folks outside of the traditional press. Register or log in to join our community of writers. You can even make a few bucks publishing stories here! Learn more.

You are now an esteemed member of the GamesBeat community. That means you can comment on stories or post your own to GB Unfiltered (look for the "New Post" link by mousing over your name in the red bar up top). But first, why don't you fill out your via your ?

About GamesBeat