Get the Most from Grand Theft Auto V with These Tips & Tricks

Edited by Batkingnz, Anonymous, Eng, Dougie

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Grand Theft Auto V has well and truly taken off since its release recently this year, with armchair criminals the world over wreaking havoc across Los Santos in single player missions and now with the rest of the world in Grand Theft Auto online. While we have shared with you all the Enter cheat codes in Grand Theft Auto V, we're going to give you some of the best tips and tricks to get you through your favorite criminal past time without cheating and disabling in game achievements. Read on below to get in the know.

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Grand Theft Auto Online

With the latest Grand Theft Auto has come a vastly improved online experience. Now you can get around without everyone simply killing each other before you've had the chance to have some fun. Check out our tips and tricks to get the most out of your experience.

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    Call in the Air Support.
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    Los Santos is a big place, even for a game like Grand Theft Auto. If you want to get anywhere quickly you're going to need some wings or rotor blades. The airport is pretty secure but if you can find a way in (look around the flight school to find a jump-able wall) you can get yourself an aircraft to get around quicker. There are also various buildings around town where you can often find a chopper like the Helipad at Vespucci Beach and the roof of the Medical Center in Central Los Santos. You can even find the military jet by taking your stolen chopper directly to the base in the north-west section of the map, just watch out for the troops on the ground as they won't exactly be happy at your commandeering a 40 million dollar jet.
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    You can fast travel to some handy points on the map by glitching the race locations.
    Just open the nearest race on your map. As soon as you get to the lobby screen just quit and you will appear at the race location. You can keep doing this until you reach your desired location, or somewhere near it.
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    Get insurance on your cars.
    Any time your car is lost, stolen or destroyed you can then call the insurance company in game and have your car delivered to you (the new car also has the same insurance).
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    Change your interaction settings.
    In the interaction menu change your settings so that 'anyone' is not set for who can access your vehicles. This will essentially lock your car, preventing it from being stolen.
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    Use the bank.
    You can use your phone or any ATMs around the map to offload your money.
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    Sick of being killed?
    If you want some extra security when you're just exploring or getting from A to B on foot, enable passive mode. Passive mode costs you $100 in game cash per use but it also stops people being able to shoot you while you're not in a vehicle. You can still die from falling, being hit by a truck etc. but it makes things a little less chaotic in the meantime. Activate it from the interactions menu.
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    Get a Garage.
    When you have enough money, buy a garage in the game. Any cars going to your garage will get a free tracker which means you can then add insurance but the garage is also a safe house of kinds where you can escape the carnage of the outside world.
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    Earn Fast Cash.
    Entering races can earn you some quick cash, even if you don't win you can make some good coin. You can also sell cars to turnaround cash quickly and if you've already got the capital, buying and selling properties is not a bad idea.
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    Perfect Launch.
    When in a race, press the accelerator as soon as the word GO appears to make a turbo start (just like in Mario Kart).
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Single Player Mode

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The bulk of Grand Theft Auto 5 takes place in the single player world, and you're probably going to get through the missions before you check out the online play. Use the below hints and tricks to speed you along the way.

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    Pressing right on the DPAD can change your headlights between off, dipped settings and full beam.
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    If you're in a submarine, be wary of the controller vibrations.
    Once you hit a certain depth the controller will begin vibrating, indicating imminent structural collapse from the oceans immense pressure.
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    When you're outside of the city, police will take longer to respond to your less than lawful actions.
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    If you want to get around the airport without unwanted attention from the authorities, just buy a hangar there.
    Once you're on the tarmac, why not try flying a jumbo jet? Some of the larger planes can be flown, just keep trying to enter as many as you see until you find one that works.
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    You can change the orientation of your car in the air by moving the left stick, which helps when pulling off stunts or when just trying to survive the landing.
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    You can detach the trailer on a vehicle by pressing right on the DPAD while driving.
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    If you're in a fire truck, you can activate the hose by pressing LB.
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    You can change the distance setting for the driving camera by accessing the display options in the menu.
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    If you want to delete text messages from your phone on the Xbox360 version of the game, simply press X on your controller.
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    You can open and close the roof for convertible cars by holding right on the DPAD.
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    When in the Ammunition gun store you can change the default designs for your parachutes.
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    You can slow down time while changing songs by holding left on the DPAD to change the radio station.
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    Stalking characters in the game actually has its rewards.
    Stalking InkInc. For example will get you a free tattoo (you get to choose it too). Just visit the stores page from Life invader in the game and click the stalk button.
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    You can get a permanent discount at all Ammunition stores by visiting the shooting range at the store and getting a gold medal in all of the range challenges.
    The discount is 25% and is applied to your save file. You only need to do this once to apply it to all Ammunition stores.
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Tips Of Your Own?

There are so many ways to play a game like Grand Theft Auto V and so many things to discover in the game so we're sure that many of you out there have tips and tricks of your own. Why not share them with the rest of us? If you've got a favorite way of doing something or easy ways to make cash, kill your enemies or even evade the police then let us know in the comments below.

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