- Get ahead in GTA Online with our comprehensive hints and tips covering gameplay, vehicles, and activities.
- This page contains all our general GTA Online hints and tips.
- If you specifically want help making money though, check out this selection of guides.
$100K Per Hour On Consoles
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! Unfortunately, it's not possible to pull this off on PC.
$18K Per Minute
At level 45 you will unlock a mission called "Mixed Up with Coke". In this mission, you need to visit 4 locations and destroy the cement trucks you find there. 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
$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.
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/ CAPS Lock on PC). 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! Keep in mind that performing the smoking action will cause minor health loss.
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!
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!
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!
Here's the route you'll need to take in this mission:
And here's a short video courtesy of Somewhat Awesome Games to give you a better idea of what to expect:
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 GTA$ 10,000-20,0000 each time. To maximise profits, you need to stay in the mission for over 15 minutes.
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...
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...
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!
Here's a helpful hint - if you press down on your digital pad/Z on your keyboard 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 in any direction 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 like 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.
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.
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.
If you want a bulldozer in GTA Online then head to the location depicted below!
There's also another one that spawn in the construction area south of Blaine County.
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!
If you press down on your digital pad/Z on the keyboard 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), Select (PS3), View (XBO), Touchpad (PS4) or M (PC) to open the interaction menu, 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.
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.