Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.
Any video gamer worth their salt knows what this is, and even better, most of us can do this purely by muscle memory. This super-secret, or not so-secret code, otherwise known as the Konami Code, has lived in infamy since it was first inputted by developer Kazuhisa Hashimoto in the 1985 arcade game Gradius. The king of all video game cheats, it has since gone on to be employed in other video games – from Contra and Castlevania to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Metal Gear Solid. It has even permeated pop culture appearing in things things like Wreck-It-Ralph, Archer, Google (try it out on the Google search bar), and various websites like Buzzfeed and Condé Nast.
The cultural impact of the Konami Code is far reaching, transcending simply extra lives or power-ups, but rather, augmenting games to another level of playability. And no finer example displays just how a cheat code can deliver really fun gameplay than the Grand Theft Auto saga. Since the original Grand Theft Auto, cheat codes have been integral to the gameplay and the augmentation of the gameplay a player can experience.
For those looking to cause unbridled mischief and mayhem in the fictitious world of San Andreas, here are the 15 cheats you NEED to try in GTA V. After all, you didn’t simply start playing GTA V because of the weather.
Just remember, using any of the cheats listed below temporarily disables achievements while the cheat is active – you’ve been warned!
15 Moon Gravity
“That’s one small step for man...”
Who remembers Moon Boots? First created in the 1970s, Moon Boots became a fashion trend in the 80s, giving the user the feeling of euphoric weightlessness, or at least pretended to, because let’s be honest, you were simply hopping around channelling your inner Neil Armstrong.
Well this cheat in GTA V gives you the same euphoric level, just on a much bigger and funner scale. Simply enter this cheat during gameplay and gravity on objects and yourself becomes greatly reduced, allowing you to drift further and farther than you normally could. Press jump while on foot or sprinting and the player will experience euphoric weightlessness.
To fully experience the advantages of this cheat, enter a vehicle after activating the cheat and your vehicle will take full advantage of the lower in-game physics. Other objects that are affected by this cheat includes grenades.
To reduce the gravitational pull, simply enter the sequence below at any time during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: LEFT, LEFT, L1, R1, L1, RIGHT, LEFT, L1, LEFT
Xbox 360/Xbox One: LEFT, LEFT, LB, RB, LB, RIGHT, LEFT, LB, LEFT
PC Console Command: FLOATER
Cell Phone: 1-999-356-2837 (FLOATER)
14 Raise Wanted Level
Gameplay too easy? Or it may even be that you literally want to paint the town red. Whatever the case, this cheat is guaranteed to get your adrenaline going and the party started.
Input this cheat for some action as each input of the cheat increases the star on your wanted level. If you’ve forgotten how the wanted levels breakdown before you maximize the potential of this cheat, we’ve got you covered.
A one-star wanted level is considered a minor offence, bringing squad cars to chase the player down and attempt an arrest. Attempting to run away or resisting arrest will increase your wanted level to a two-star level, making the police more aggressive and will retaliate with a hail of bullets. Three, four, and five star levels widens the range of tactics, employing NOOSE, police choppers, and military intervention.
To raise your wanted level, simply enter the sequence below at any time during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
Xbox 360/Xbox One: RB, RB, B, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
PC Console Command: FUGITIVE
Cell Phone: 1-999-3844-8483 (FUGITIVE)
13 Max Health And Armor
At times during the game, you’ll find yourself in a pickle. Perhaps you’ve caused mayhem with reckless abandon or committed a heist gone wrong. Or, just maybe, you’ve raised your wanted level one star too many to handle.
Whatever the case, if you find yourself up against the full might of the Los Santos Police Department or even the FIB, this cheat may just help you survive the onslaught of the boys in blue. As the title implies, this cheat gives you max health and armor whenever the player is on the verge of death.
A cheat with many utilitarian purposes, the max health and armor cheat is the perfect way to top yourself off during gun battles, or as you prepare for one, ensuring the player is always on top form.
To gain max health and armor, simply enter the sequence below at any time during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: CIRCLE, L1, TRIANGLE, R2, X, SQUARE, CIRCLE, RIGHT, SQUARE, L1, L1, L1
Xbox 360/Xbox One: B, LB, Y, RT, A, X, B, RIGHT, X, LB, LB, LB
PC Console Command: TURTLE
Cell Phone: 1-999-887-853 (TURTLE)
No, this cheat doesn’t transform you into James Bond. It doesn’t even have anything to do with the James Bond franchise, even though that crossover would be pretty cool. And while the cheat “Skyfall” may have nothing to do with the 007 film of the same name, it does exploit a really cool feature in the in-game world of San Andreas.
If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it was like to free fall 30,000 feet in the air, simply enter this cheat to experience such exhilarating glory. By entering this cheat, the player is immediately launched into the sky and free-falls back down to earth. To save yourself a painful death, simply enter the “Parachute” cheat, which will give you a parachute to ensure a safe landing.
This cheat works beautifully in conjunction with a few other cheats, such as the “Moon Gravity” cheat and the “Invincibility” cheat.
PS3/PS4: L1, L2, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, L1, L2, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
Xbox 360/Xbox One: LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
Cell Phone: 1-999-759-3255 (SKYFALL)
PS3/PS4: LEFT, RIGHT, L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, L1
Xbox 360/Xbox One: LEFT, RIGHT, LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB
Cell Phone: 1-999-759-3483 (SKYDIVE)
11 Drunk Mode
Picture this, you’ve just finished a massive heist or assassinated a key political figure and need a good way to unwind and take the edge off a little. There are a few ways of doing this in GTA’s open world. You could find your nearest bar or strip club and throw a couple grand to get wasted, or you could enter this cheat.
Simulating what it would be like to be drunk, the drunk mode cheat gives the player all the symptoms of being drunk – dizziness, falling over, general clumsiness and stumbling, poor aim, and horrible driving skills – without ever having touched a drop of liquor. Though drinking and driving is never recommended.
While this may not benefit the player in any way like the previous cheats may, it is just plain fun – and really, what are video games about if it isn’t about having fun. Bottoms up!
To get wasted, simply enter the sequence below at any time during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: TRIANGLE, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, SQUARE, CIRCLE, LEFT
Xbox 360/Xbox One: Y, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, B, LEFT
PC Console Command: LIQUOR
Cell Phone: 1-999-547-861 (LIQUOR)
10 Spawn Buzzard Attack Helicopter
One of the most famous scenes of Coppola’s war epic, Apocalypse Now, was the helicopter scene set to the amped overture of "Ride of the Valkyries." Relive that moment in film history with your own version, and rain death from above.
Considered as “the ultimate party starter,” the Buzzard Attack Helicopter is a light and maneuverable attack helicopter capable of firing missiles which locks on to vehicles as well as dual machine guns – though both weapons cannot be fired at the same time. The Buzzard is one of the fastest helicopters in GTA V, even faster than some planes, making it a great vehicle to have in your hangar to get from Point A to Point B, sightseeing opportunities, or to rain destruction and mayhem at your enemies.
You could always buy the Buzzard from Warstock Cache & Carry, but at $2.5 million, you’re better off employing the cheat below.
PS3/PS4: CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, L2, R1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Xbox 360/Xbox One: B, B, LB, B, B, B, LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y
PC Console Command: BUZZOFF
Cell Phone: 1-999-289-9633 (BUZZ OFF)
9 Lower Wanted Level
When Los Santos' finest are breathing down on you or cramping your destructive style, give those pesky cops the slip with this cheat.
While there are various ways to reduce your players visibility to the police in San Andreas, such as vehicular high-speed pursuits, changing your appearance, or even hiding in bushes, all of these tactics takes time and run the risk of the police pursuers to spot your character, resetting the pursuit.
To evade your pursuers more efficiently and resume your misdemeanour activities, simply enter the cheat below to reduce your wanted level to a more manageable state. Or give the cops the slip completely by entering the cheat multiple times to reduce your wanted level completely. Each input of the cheat will reduce your wanted level by one star.
Resume a life of crime by entering the sequence below during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
Xbox 360/Xbox One: RB, RB, B, RT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
PC Console Command: LAWYERUP
Cell Phone: 1-999-5299-3787 (LAWYER UP)
8 Super Jump
Leap tall buildings in a single bound! Or simply use this cheat to get a really elevated viewpoint of San Andreas while doing sick tricks mid-air.
Much like the “Moon Gravity” cheat, this cheat is one giant leap for mankind. Allowing you to clear most hurdles in your way, cars, enemies, and small buildings, the “Super Jump” cheat clears all obstacles by leaps and bounds. To leap really high, simply press the jump button. By depressing the jump button longer, your jump will increase exponentially. To really get the full effect of this cheat, couple it with the “Moon Gravity” cheat, allowing the player to discover the full extent of their new high-flying jumping ability and channel their inner Superman.
To take your gameplay to new heights, simply enter the sequence below.
PS3/PS4: LEFT, LEFT, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, SQUARE, R1, R2
Xbox 360/Xbox One: LEFT, LEFT, Y, Y, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, RB, RT
PC Console Command: HOPTOIT
Cell Phone: 1-999-467-86-48 (HOP TO IT)
7 Slidey Cars
Since its inception, Need for Speed has released a new iteration every few years. One of the most successful series from the Need for Speed franchise was Need for Speed: Underground. Underground introduced two new gameplays never seen before in an action racing game: drag and drift. Unless you consider Mario Kart as the originator of the drag and drift feature.
Take to the streets with this cheat inspired by Need for Speed’s style of street racing. This cheat transforms your normal everyday commute to one that even the most seasoned driver will find difficult to manage. By inputting the “Slidey Cars” cheat, every road vehicle you drive becomes less controllable, as the roads in San Andreas turn into a very slippery and icy environment, making your car slide every which way – lending a sense of fun playability.
For a sense of Mario Kart fun, simply enter the sequence below during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: Triangle, R1, R1, LEFT, R1, L1, R2, L1
Xbox 360/Xbox One: Y, RB, RB, LEFT, RB, LB, RT, LB
PC Console Command: SNOWDAY
Cell Phone: 1-999-766-9329 (SNOW DAY)
6 Give Weapons And Ammo
Do you dislike having to spend all your cash in Ammu-Nation? Often find yourself way out of town with no means of ammo refills or weapon caches? Or maybe you’re just starting out and your fists or pistol doesn’t quite have the same destructive power you crave to rob that bank or cause complete and utter mayhem.
Well if any of the above ring true, then this cheat is perfect for you. Upgrade your arsenal by inputting this cheat, which will grant the player all the Tier 1 weapons ready at your disposal. This means that when you successfully employ the cheat, you will have access to the sawed-off shotgun, sniper rifle, assault rifle, SMG, pistol, grenades, knife, and even an RPG. Yes, that’s correct, an RPG. And what’s even better is that it also gives you full ammunition, which means you’ll never run out of bullets.
Rain destruction on your enemies by simply entering the sequence below during gameplay.
PS3/PS4:TRIANGLE, R2, LEFT, L1, X, RIGHT, TRIANGLE, DOWN, SQUARE, L1, L1, L1
Xbox 360/Xbox One: Y, RT, LEFT, LB, A, RIGHT, Y, Down, X, LB, LB, LB
PC Console Command: TOOLUP
Cell Phone: 1-999-8665-87 (TOOL UP)
5 Recharge Special Ability
Each of the three protagonists in GTA V are built around the specialties they’re known for – each honed by years of experience and, in Trevor’s case, years of madness. These unique special abilities grants each protagonist an increased advantage over their adversaries. Franklin can slow down time during driving giving him great maneuverability while driving. Michael has “Bullet Time,” slowing time down to give him precision accuracy, gaining him an advantage during shootouts. Trevor enters what is known as “Rage” mode which grants him near invulnerability and increased damage allowing him to cause maximum mayhem.
When activated, these special abilities deplete the yellow Ability meter displayed on the bottom of the HUD map, right next to your health and armor bars. And while there are particular ways each protagonist can gradually refill their ability meter, this cheat does it for you automatically.
To recharge your special ability with immediate effect, simply input the sequence below during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: X, X, SQUARE, R1, L1, X, RIGHT, LEFT, X
Xbox 360/Xbox One: A, A, X, RB, LB, A, RIGHT, LEFT, A
PC Console Command: POWERUP
Cell Phone: 1-999-769-3787 (POWER UP)
4 Explosive Melee Attacks
Reminiscent of Captain Falcon, of Super Smash Bros. fame, this explosive cheat gives the player Falcon Punch-like powers, causing someone to literally explode when hit with a melee attack, causing instantaneous death. While this cheat packs a punch, it sadly won’t allow you to punch through walls, though it will blow up vehicles with one hit – bringing you that little bit closer to Saitama’s level. A word of caution though when melee attacking vehicles with this cheat equipped, the vehicle’s explosive damage will likely kill you as well.
A great addition to your rampage arsenal, the explosive melee attack cheat gives the player a ludicrously Hulk-style superpower. After all, what’s better than spending the day in San Andreas Falcon Punching people into high heaven?
To truly pack a punch, simply enter the sequence below at any time during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: RIGHT, LEFT, X, TRIANGLE, R1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L2
Xbox 360/Xbox One: RIGHT, LEFT, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LT
PC Console Command: HOTHANDS
Cell Phone: 1-999-4684-2637 (HOT HANDS)
3 Bang Bang!
Up until now, you may have delighted in the destructive power that your arsenal brings. That is, until you employ this cheat.
Able to turn even the measly pistol into a hand cannon, this cheat alters the in-game physics of your bullets into weapons of mass destruction. The “Bang Bang” cheat, much like the “Explosive Melee Attack” cheat, transforms your everyday arsenal into explosive tools of death, capable of stopping even a rhino tank with a single bullet, well, maybe three bullets.
To experience the full effect of its devastating power, raise your wanted level to its maximum, employ the “Max Health and Armor,” “Give Weapons and Ammo,” and “Recharge Ability” cheats, pick Michael as your protagonist and witness the annihilation of your enemies right before your very eyes.
Let your bullets fly by entering the sequence below during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: RIGHT, SQUARE, X, LEFT, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, L1, L1, L1
Xbox 360/Xbox One: RIGHT, X, A, LEFT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LB, LB, LB
PC Console Command: HIGHEX
Cell Phone: 1-999-444-439 (HIGH EX)
2 Change Weather
Who remembers the movie The Truman Show? Where everything was controlled by a switchboard run by a man called Christof. Well, this cheat allows you to discover your inner Christof, granting you the power to be the master of your fate or, at the very least, San Andreas’ in-game weather system.
Ever wanted to cruise down the Los Santos Freeway as the monotonous pitter-patter of rain is interrupted by the smooth sounds of jazz? Or whatever about performing your most daring heist under the blanket of fog? Maybe even perform the most daring stunt jumps while on the most perfect of days – with clear skies in the horizon and the shining sun gleaming off your hard top.
The “Change Weather” cheat allows the player to cycle through nine different weather pattern types, from fog and rain to beautiful sunsets and sunrises, depending on whatever weather arrangement you prefer.
Change the weather by simply entering the sequence below during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, SQUARE
Xbox 360/Xbox One: RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X
PC Console Command: MAKEITRAIN
Cell Phone: 1-999-625-348-7246 (MAKE IT RAIN)
A classic cheat in some of our most beloved games, God Mode is a fan favourite among even the most die-hard achievement or trophy hunters. God Mode allows the player to experience gameplay at a heightened level, immersing the gamer into the story and world without having to worry about their health bar or just how close death really is. After all, bullets don’t mean a thing when they simply bounce off of you.
In the Grand Theft Auto saga, God Mode takes the form of invincibility. This cheat has taken on a few iterations along the way, but in the latest release, GTA V, the “Invincibility” cheat makes the player immune to all forms of damage for five minutes. Invincibility also lets you do some really cool things, like jumping out of planes without a parachute or unleashing complete and utter chaos without repercussions.
To experience God Mode in all its glory, simply input the sequence below during gameplay.
PS3/PS4: RIGHT, X, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, R1, RIGHT, LEFT, X, TRIANGLE
Xbox 360/Xbox One: RIGHT, A, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, RB, RIGHT, LEFT, A, Y
PC Console Command: PAINKILLER
Cell Phone: 1-999-724-654-5537 (PAIN KILLER)