It’s been two days since GTA 5 was officially released and just as expected, the web has blown up with articles, picture and videos detailing the new gameplay and showcasing just how fun the latest in the GTA franchise truly is. To assist in curbing the eventual boredom that is destined to rear its ugly head following tireless hours of mission play, Rockstar has included an abundance of side games to keep you going. Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m all about the side games, who doesn’t like the idea of your wife giving you $25 every time you beat her at tennis? However, even with the new environment, features and mini games, I can’t help but feel like something’s missing. It took a few days, but I finally figured it out, I miss the unadulterated and exhilarating rush that comes along with an unaccountable rampage while taking turns with your friends. If you’re going to have a rampage competition with your friends, you’ve got to rampage right, and rampaging right, means cheating.
Sure, you can rampage with whatever weapons and ammo you find, but the real joy comes when you’ve got several platoons chasing you down while you take out tanks with a rocket launcher. I really wanted to see how the new game responds to an overpowered and near immortal homicidal maniac, unfortunately, I was unable to find any cheats providing all weapons and unlimited ammo, but there are a few bugs that help you get close. To experience a proper rampaging, I’m willing to exploit a few bugs and I’m sure you do to, so I’ve compiled a list of the 13 best cheats and bugs to assist you in your maniacal catharsis.
Rockstar has scrapped the cell phone cheat menu introduced in GTA 4 and returned to the real time button entry method of classic GTA games. After successfully entering the correct key combination, you’ll see a confirmation appear above the map. Remember that cheat codes disable all Achievements and Trophies, so don’t get upset with me when you realize you won’t receive The Government Gimps achievement after entering these codes.
1. Raise Wanted Level
If you’re going to rampage, you don’t want to wait for appropriate response, get law enforcement good and mad, good and fast.
PS3: R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
360: RB, RB, B, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
2. Fast Run
Criminals run fast, Squad cars are faster, use this when you really need to get away.
PS3: TRIANGLE, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, L2, L1, SQUARE
360: Y, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LT, LB, X
3. Faster Swim
Swim for cash… see below
360: Left, Left, LB, Right, Right, RT, Left, LT, Right
4. Recharge Ability
Each character has a unique ability, unfortunately. you can’t use it whenever you want by default. Fixed!
PS3: X, X, SQUARE, R1, L1, X, RIGHT, LEFT, X
360: A, A, X, RB, LB, A, RIGHT, LEFT, A
5. Explosive Melee Attacks
Is there really any explanation needed?
PS3: RIGHT, LEFT, X, TRIANGLE, R1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L2
360: RIGHT, LEFT, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LT
6. Explosive Bullets
Take armored vehicles out with a big, baada-boom!
PS3: RIGHT, SQUARE, X, LEFT, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, L1, L1, L1
360: RIGHT, X, A, LEFT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LB, LB, LB
7. Flaming Bullets
Some people just like to watch the world burn.
PS3: L1, R1, SQUARE, R1, LEFT, R2, R1, LEFT, SQUARE, RIGHT, L1, L1
360: LB, RB, X, RB, LEFT, RT, RB, LEFT, X, RIGHT, LB, LB
8. Slow Motion Aim (Bullet Time)
Everyone loves a slow motion gun fight, make one of your own.
PS3: SQUARE, L2, R1, TRIANGLE, LEFT, SQUARE, L2, RIGHT, X
360: X, L2, RB, Y, LEFT, X, L2, RIGHT, A
9. Spawn Buzzard Attack Helicopter
Rain deadly damage upon Los Santos and fly away to safety.
PS3: CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, L2, R1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
360: B, B, LB, B, B, B, LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y
Not sky diving, sky falling, No chute, pure adrenalin. You can survive the fight, ONLY if you land face first.
PS3: L1, L2, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, L1, L2, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
360: LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
11. Infinite Money – Bug
This one requires you to either swim or take a boat out to sea. Scattered underwater around the map are chests containing free money. To exploit this bug and receive infinite money (without technically cheating), just pick up the dough and immediately save your game. Reload and return to the same chest and it will be full again, voila, free moneys!
12. Infinite Grenade Launcher – Bug
This one uses the same save game bug that gives you the unlimited moolah. To find the grenade launcher, head to the location shown in this video and enter the cave. Once inside, dive down to the bottom of the water and pick up the grenade launcher. Once again, save the game and reload. When you head back to the cave, someone has miraculously replaced the one you took. Take it and have fun.
13. Free Weapons Upgrade – Bug
After you’ve grabbed enough free treasure at the bottom of the sea, start a mission and head to the gun shop. After purchasing all the upgrades available, simply leave the gun shop and kill yourself. Yeah, you’ll fail the mission, but after the hospital resurrects you and the mission restarts, all the money you spent in the gun shop has been refunded to you and you get to keep your weapons. Check back whenever new upgrades are available and you’ll be wreaking havoc across Los Santos in no time.