GTA 5 cheats: all the codes from free cash to wanted stars

The GTA 5 cheats you need for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

GTA 5 cheats: cars racing in the street
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If you're looking for some sweet GTA 5 cheats to turn you into the all-powerful king (or queen) of Los Santos, we've got your back.

Though it's been nearly a decade since GTA 5's 2013 launch, Rockstar's iconic action shoot-'em-up remains extremely popular – especially with GTA 5 excelling on next-gen consoles. While Rockstar Games has kept regular updates rolling out, did you know that you can use cheats to make the game entirely your own?

Inputting GTA 5 cheats and codes is pretty easy, even for those new to the game's cheat system. Entering GTA 5 cheats on PS4 and Xbox One is as simple as pressing a series of buttons in a specific order. PC cheats are dead simple: you just press a key on your keyboard and type a word. 

If you’ve upgraded to a next-gen console, you’re in luck; these cheats also work with both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S copies of the game. So, if you need to drop your Wanted level or spawn in some high–end GTA 5 supercars, read on as we run through all the cheat codes in the game and give you tips for implementing them on your platform of choice. 

GTA 5 cheats

GTA 5 cheats: opening the cheat box

GTA 5 Cheats - The three main characters stand in front of the city

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

The way you input cheats in GTA 5 is different on each platform and will depend on which kind of gamepad or input method you’re using. Keep it in mind that activating cheats will make you incapable of popping achievements or trophies on your given platform. Here’s a handy list so you don’t get lost. 

We advise not to save after using cheats in GTA 5 as some are unable to be reversed, while others can be if you enter the cheat code again. 

How to input cheats on consoles

If you’re playing with a PlayStation controller (including the DualShock 4 and DualSense) then you don't need to specifically open a cheats box. Instead, when in-game, you’ll just have to follow the inputs listed below to the best of your ability. Once you finish the sequence the cheat should activate.

The same goes if you're playing GTA 5 with an Xbox wireless controller on Xbox Series X|S, One, or 360.

How to input cheats on PC

On PC you’ll need to hit the tilde key on your keyboard when in-game to open the cheats console. The key looks like this '~' and should be hiding underneath the 'ESC' button on your keyboard. If you're in a region outside the US, hit whichever button is below the ESC key. Hitting this key will open up the developer console where you can input cheats.

How to use your phone to input cheats on all platforms

Across all platforms, you can use your in-game phone to activate GTA 5 cheats if you prefer. This involves opening your phone, navigating to the contacts screen, and then hitting the prompt to activate the keypad where you can key in the phrase, fronted by 1-999-.

GTA 5 cheats: wanted level cheats

GTA 5 Cheats - A muscle car is chased by multiple police cars

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

These will be your go-to codes if you want to lose the cops in Los Santos (or perhaps gain their attention if you’re feeling up to it!) 

GTA 5 cheats to lower your wanted Level

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RB, RB, B, RT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
  • PC: LAWYERUP
  • All Platforms: 1-999-5299-3787 

GTA 5 cheats to raise your wanted level

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RB, RB, B, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
  • PC: FUGITIVE
  • All Platforms: 1-999-3844-8483 

GTA 5 cheats: health, ammo and equipment cheats

Michael holds a stack of money, standing on the balcony of his home

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Use these GTA 5 cheats to become invincible and up your arsenal, filling your inventory with equipment and weapons.

GTA 5 cheats to grant full health and armor

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: CIRCLE, L1, TRIANGLE, R2, X, SQUARE, CIRCLE, RIGHT, SQUARE, L1, L1, L1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: B, LB, Y, RT, A, X, B, RIGHT, X, LB, LB, LB
  • PC: TURTLE
  • All Platforms: 1-999-887-853 

GTA 5 cheats to give you a parachute

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: LEFT, RIGHT, L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, L1 
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: LEFT, RIGHT, LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB 
  • PC: SKYDIVE
  • All Platforms: 1-999-759-3483

GTA 5 cheats to unlock all weapons and ammo

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: TRIANGLE, R2, LEFT, L1, X, RIGHT, TRIANGLE, DOWN, SQUARE, L1, L1, L1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: Y, RT, LEFT, LB, A, RIGHT, Y, DOWN, X, LB, LB, LB
  • PC: TOOLUP
  • All Platforms: 1-999-866-587 

GTA 5 cheats for God Mode

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: RIGHT, X, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, R1, RIGHT, LEFT, X, TRIANGLE
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RIGHT, A, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, RB, RIGHT, LEFT, A, Y
  • PC: PAINKILLER
  • All Platforms: 1-999-7246-545-537 

GTA 5 cheats for full special ability meter

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: X, X, SQUARE, R1, L1, X, RIGHT, LEFT, X
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: A, A, X, RB, LB, A, RIGHT, LEFT, A
  • PC: POWERUP
  • All Platforms: 1-999-769-3787 

GTA 5 cheats: gameplay modifiers

GTA 5 Cheats - A helicopter flies towards the city with the sun setting

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Use these GTA 5 cheats to modify the open world and your abilities within it!

GTA 5 cheats for max running speed

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: TRIANGLE, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, L2, L1, SQUARE
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: Y, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LT, LB, X
  • PC: CATCHME
  • All Platforms: 1-999-2288-463 

GTA 5 cheats for max swimming speed

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: LEFT, LEFT, L1, RIGHT, RIGHT, R2, LEFT, L2, RIGHT
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: LEFT, LEFT, LB, RIGHT, RIGHT, RT, LEFT, LT, RIGHT
  • PC: GOTGILLS
  • All Platforms: 1-999-4684-4557 

GTA 5 cheats for low gravity mode

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: LEFT, LEFT, L1, R1, L1, RIGHT, LEFT, L1, LEFT
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox360: LEFT, LEFT, LB, RB, LB, RIGHT, LEFT, LB, LEFT
  • PC: FLOATER
  • All Platforms: 1-999-356-2837

GTA 5 cheats for explosive punches

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: RIGHT, LEFT, X, TRIANGLE, R1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L2
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RIGHT, LEFT, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LT
  • PC: HOTHANDS
  • All Platforms: 1-999-4684-2637 

GTA 5 cheats for drunk mode

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: TRIANGLE, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, SQUARE, CIRCLE, LEFT
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: Y, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, B, LEFT
  • PC: LIQUOR
  • All Platforms: 1-999-547-861

GTA 5 cheats to aim in slow-motion

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: SQUARE, L2, R1, TRIANGLE, LEFT, SQUARE, L2, RIGHT, X
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: X, LT, RB, Y, LEFT, X, LT, RIGHT, A
  • PC: DEADEYE
  • All Platforms: 1-999-3323-393 

GTA 5 cheats to Skydive

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: L1, L2, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, L1, L2, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
  • PC: SKYFALL
  • All Platforms: 1-999-759-3255 

GTA 5 cheats to super jump

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: LEFT, LEFT, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, SQUARE, R1, R2
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: LEFT, LEFT, Y, Y, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, RB, RT
  • PC: HOPTOIT
  • All Platforms: 1-999-467-8648

GTA 5 cheats for explosive bullets

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: RIGHT, SQUARE, X, LEFT, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, L1, L1, L1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RIGHT, X, A, LEFT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LB, LB, LB
  • PC: HIGHEX
  • All Platforms: 1-999-444-439 

GTA 5 cheats for burning bullets

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: L1, R1, SQUARE, R1, LEFT, R2, R1, LEFT, SQUARE, RIGHT, L1, L1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: LB, RB, X, RB, LEFT, RT, RB, LEFT, X, RIGHT, LB, LB
  • PC: INCENDIARY
  • All Platforms: 1-999-462-363-4279

GTA 5 cheats to play as any NPC in Director Mode

  • PC: JRTALENT
  • All Platforms: 1-999-5782-5368

GTA 5 cheat for black cellphones (causes a random explosion)

  • All Platforms: 1-999-367-3767

GTA 5 cheats for slow-motion gameplay

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: TRIANGLE, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, SQUARE, R2, R1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: Y, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, X, RT, RB
  • PC: SLOWMO
  • All Platforms: 1-999-756-966 

GTA 5 cheats to change weather type

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, SQUARE
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X
  • PC: MAKEITRAIN
  • All Platforms: 1-999-625-348-7246

GTA 5 cheats to make bad drivers (cars swerve into you)

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: TRIANGLE, R1, R1, LEFT, R1, L1, R2, L1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: Y, RB, RB, LEFT, RB, LB, RT, LB
  • PC: SNOWDAY
  • All Platforms: 1-999-7669-329

GTA 5 cheats: vehicle spawn cheats

GTA 5 Cheats - Four people ride motorcycles on a highway

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Use these GTA cheats to spawn planes, limos, automobiles, bikes, whatever you please!

Duster

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: RIGHT, LEFT, R1, R1, R1, LEFT, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE, X, CIRCLE, L1, L1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RIGHT, LEFT, RB, RB, RB, LEFT, Y, Y, A, B, LB, LB
  • PC: FLYSPRAY
  • All Platforms: 1-999-3597-7729 

Stunt plane

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: CIRCLE, RIGHT, L1, L2, LEFT, R1, L1, L1, LEFT, LEFT, X, TRIANGLE
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: B, RIGHT, LB, LT, LEFT, RB, LB, LB, LEFT, LEFT, A, Y
  • PC: BARNSTORM
  • All Platforms: 1-999-227-678-676 

Dodo

  • PC: EXTINCT
  • All Platforms: 1-999-398-4628 

Buzzard attack chopper

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, L2, R1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: B, B, LB, B, B, B, LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y
  • PC: BUZZOFF
  • All Platforms: 1-999-2899-633

Kraken submarine

  • PC: BUBBLES
  • All Platforms: 1-999-282-2537 

Duke O'Death

  • PC: DEATHCAR
  • All Platforms: 1-999-3328-4227

Caddy

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: CIRCLE, L1, LEFT, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, CIRCLE, X
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: B, LB, LEFT, RB, LT, A, RB, LB, B, A
  • PC: HOLEIN1
  • All Platforms: 1-999-4653-461

Limo

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: R2, RIGHT, L2, LEFT, LEFT, R1, L1, CIRCLE, RIGHT
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RT, RIGHT, LT, LEFT, LEFT, RB, LB, B, RIGHT
  • PC: VINEWOOD
  • All Platforms: 1-999-8463-9663

Trashmaster

  • Ps5/PS4/PS3: CIRCLE, R1, CIRCLE, R1, LEFT, LEFT, R1, L1, CIRCLE, RIGHT
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: B, RB, B, RB, LEFT, LEFT, RB, LB, B, RIGHT
  • PC: TRASHED
  • All Platforms: 1-999-8727-433 

Comet

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: R1, CIRCLE, R2, RIGHT, L1, L2, X, X, SQUARE, R1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RB, B, RT, RIGHT, LB, LT, A, A, X, RB
  • PC: COMET
  • All Platforms: 1-999-266-38 

Rapid GT

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: R2, R2, L1, CIRCLE, RIGHT, L1, R1, RIGHT, LEFT, CIRCLE, R2
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RT, RT, LB, B, RIGHT, LB, RB, RIGHT, LEFT, B, RT
  • PC: RAPIDGT
  • All Platforms: 1-999-727-4348 

Sanchez

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: CIRCLE, X, L1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, R1, R2, L2, L1, L1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: B, A, LB, B, B, LB, B, RB, RT, LT, LB, LB
  • PC: OFFROAD
  • All Platforms: 1-999-633-7623 

PCJ

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: R1, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, SQUARE, RIGHT, L2, L1, L1
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: RB, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, RIGHT, LT, LB, LB
  • PC: ROCKET
  • All Platforms: 1-999-762-538 

BMX

  • PS5/PS4/PS3: LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, SQUARE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, R1, R2
  • XSX/Xbox One/Xbox 360: LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, B, Y, RB, RT
  • PC: BANDIT
  • All Platforms: 1-999-226-348 

GTA 5 cheats: FAQs

A woman swings a bat while a man fires an assault rifle

(Image credit: Rockstar)

Is there a GTA 5 money cheat?

Unfortunately, GTA 5 doesn't have any money cheats, you'll have to earn your cash the old-fashioned way. But some of the cheats in this article could make earning money easier, even if they won't immediately bloat your bank balance.

What's the best GTA 5 cheat?

It depends on your personal preference but our favorite GTA 5 cheat is the God mode cheat, which allows you to be invincible for five minutes at a time. We find the lower your wanted level cheat to be the most useful and practical. If you're feeling impractical, however, we strongly recommend explosive punches (though, you may well find your incandescent fists lead to a rapid increase in your wanted level).  


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