Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 5 undoubtedly qualifies as one of 2013’s best games, an epic adventure with hours’ worth of gameplay, an extensive multiplayer mode, and blows around each corner.
With that, we put together a list of 10 fundamental tips that will help you get the most from the game, whether you’re letting your weapon do the talking or just feel like failing off with a jumbo jet.
Gta 5 Tips and Tricks 1.) Take Cover
While in gunfights, someone like Trevor may be too cocky to find cover, shooting enemies while staying in plain sight. Honestly, though, a cover is your best play. By touching the proper button next to an object, you’ll find enough cover most of the time – except enemies blow it apart quickly – where you can avoid and take out enemies with ease. Don’t wait too much in the open, because you’ll be looking at a massive hospital bill as a result and losing all your progress.
GTA 5 Tips and Tricks 2.) Kill Your Enemies Quickly with a Head Shot
When killing enemies, the best kind of shot to take is a headshot. Sure, you can hit them in the arm and/or leg, but that doesn’t unavoidably mean they’re down for the count. Massively armoured enemies – we’re talking high-level police officers and mercenaries – will take a lot more damage than your normal gunman. Try to line up your shot and take it. This will ensure their quick death and save you a headache when you want to end the gunfight
Gta 5 Tips and Tricks 3.) Buy a Hangar – and Save Yourself Airport Trouble
Entering an airport or military installation can easily spell trouble for your Wanted ranking – especially if you have a gun drawn or try to take a jumbo jet with security on your tail. If you want to ease up the pressure a bit, invest in a nearby hangar. This will let you access most air facilities, though some are still fastened. It may be expensive, but it could save you trouble down the road – especially if you really want to boost that 747.
Gta 5 Tips and Tricks 4.) Take Some Time and Relax
You might think that side activities are rather worthless when it comes to getting your life of crime on, but in fact, they can provide an additional boost to your character. For example, doing yoga with Michael will help develop his special ability skill, and playing golf and/or tennis will be a great way to ease up on energy loss after consistent missions. Moreover, these activities provide a nice change of pace from the usual confusion.
Gta 5 Tips and Tricks 5.) Max Out Your Weapons
When it comes to getting the most from your guns, you’ll want to level them up as quickly as possible. This will improve their efficiency, bullet capability and firing capabilities, which can make all the difference when it comes to gun battles. Stop by Ammu-Nation when you have some extra cash on hand, and go ahead and level up your favourite weapons. You’ll see big changes the next time you get into a fight
GTA 5 Tips and Tricks 6.) Let Chop Find Collectibles
There are a large number of collectables hidden during Grand Theft Auto 5, including UFO space pieces and other cool goodies. However, they aren’t always in plain sight. That’s why it’s good to have a dog like Chop around. He can smell out collectables, making it easier for you to pick up stuff. Simply download the iFruit app for your real mobile device – relax, it’s free – and select “Make Chop Hunt For Pick-Ups.” He’ll do the rest – when he’s not humping a lady friend, that is.
GTA 5 Tips and Tricks 7.) Nail the Landing With Your Car
When it comes to mid-air jumps, you have a neat trick on your side that will help you with landing – you can control it in mid-air. Once you come off a big jump, use the left analogue stick to twist your vehicle around so that you land as cleanly as possible. You may be invited to perform a mid-air stunt, but you could also leave yourself open for a disastrous wreck. Think carefully and hit the landing – you’ll thank yourself later when you don’t have to take your car to a repair workshop.
GTA 5 Tips and Tricks 8.) Use the Secondary Driving Camera Only When Necessary
When it comes to pursuing someone, you may be tempted to use an alternate “follow” camera angle, which takes your eyes off the main road and concentrates on where your victim may be heading. Unfortunately, this is a formula for disaster, mainly because it takes your eyes off the road. If you aren’t careful, you’ll end up colliding with passerby traffic or perhaps even a regular wall, distancing you follow target even further. Stay on their tail and only use the “follow” camera when you absolutely must too. You’ll survive longer.
GTA 5 Tips and Tricks 9.) It Pays to Help Your Fellow Man
When it comes to side missions, it may not appear like you’re receiving much in return. You’d be surprised how some can pay off, though. If you come across a bike thief, take them out and then return the stolen vehicle to its proper owner. Sometimes you’ll get a simple thank you, but one, in particular, is a wealthy CEO who will line your pockets with $100,000 in stock as a result. See? It pays to have good judgment.
Gta 5 Tips and Tricks 10.) Watch Yourself When Attacking Security Trucks
Robbing a security truck may seem like an ideal way to cut and run with some money – particularly compared to more complex heists. But, you’ll want to prepare for trouble when breaking into one. After installing off the sticky bomb that’ll open the truck, keep your gun on stand-by and prepare for action from both the drivers and any nearby police. Then, after you’ve taken care of them, grab what you can and hit the road. Don’t stick around the crime scene or you’ll pay for it later.