GTA V is one of those open-world sandbox games, which drops you in a vast, living and breathing world to do pretty much anything you can imagine. The only teeny, tiny problem? You need resources – lots of them, such as weapons, money, and exotic vehicles – to enjoy the game to its fullest.
One method of earning these resources is by competing missions, earning money, and buying them. But that is BORING! I don’t want to do the same diamond heist over and over again, just so I can buy that car I fancy. Fortunately, Rockstar, the makers of GTA V, understand me and other players who want to enjoy every aspect of the game without actually putting in the effort to get that panzer. Thus, they have created tons of cheat codes, which convert the city of Los Santos into a truly limitless sandbox you can wreak havoc in – or just ride around in a super expensive ride.
Here, we have a comprehensive guide of all the cheats you can use in GTA V, PC edition, with a special emphasis on the money cheats.
But first things first: “How to enter cheat codes in GTA V on PC?”
Good question. In the previous Grand Theft Auto games, all you needed was to smash the cheat code combination on your keyboard. The exception was GTA IV, where you had to dial a certain number on the in-game phone to activate the cheat codes.
Using cheat codes in GTA 5 on PC is a wee bit different. There are two methods for entering cheat codes in GTA 5 on PC. There is also a third way, which can be only used when you’re playing the game with a gamepad. We’ll talk more about this later.
1. Using In-Game Console
The most direct method of entering cheat codes in GTA V is by using the in-game console, which can be accessed by pressing the “~” button. Once the console shows up, type in the cheat code and press “Enter” key. If you’ve entered the cheat code properly without any typos, you should see a message on the bottom left of your screen, which says “CHEAT CODE ENABLED.”
2. Using In-Game Mobile Phone
Just like GTA IV, you can enter cheat codes using the in-game mobile phone. Press the arrow “up” button to access the phone. After this, head over to “Contacts” and press the spacebar – or scroll down to access the keypad. Then, enter the cheat code number using the arrow keys and hit “Enter” once you’re finished. Next, click the spacebar or scroll up again. If you entered the cheat code properly without any mistakes, you should see a message that says “CHEAT CODE ENABLED.” If you want to reenter the same cheat code again in GTA V, just dial the “*” button (redial button) on the in-game mobile phone and it will be activated.
3. Using the Gamepad
This method works only if you’re playing the game with a gamepad. All that’s needed is to hit a few buttons in a certain order quickly – and voila! It’s worth noting that cheat codes on a gamepad work with only the Xbox Gamepad. So, if you’re using any other controller, you’ll need to map it to the Xbox controller before you can enter the cheats.
Now that you know how to enter the cheat codes, let’s take a look at all the options you can play around with to mess up (and enjoy) Los Santos.
1. Player Cheats
Raise Wanted Level
Want to take on a swarm of cops, a swat team, or perhaps even the Army – but don’t want to waste your ammo or go through the hassle of actually raising your wanted level? Then the Raise Wanted Level cheat in GTA V is perfect for you. Just note that this cheat code will raise your wanted level just by one star, so if you’re seeking five stars, you’ll need to enter it five times. This may be a hassle when you’re already dodging bullets at three stars.
Phone: 1-999-3844-8483 [1-999-FUGITIVE]
Gamepad: RB, RB, B, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
Lower Wanted Level
Have a few too many wanted stars? The Lower Wanted Level cheat for GTA V will get rid of that for you. The only problem, however – just like with Raise Wanted Level – is that it’ll decrease your wanted stars one at a time. As such, it’s better to find a safe spot where the cops won’t find you to enter this cheat code.
Phone: 1-999-5299-3787 [1-999-LAWYERUP]
Gamepad: RB, RB, B, RT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
Max Health And Armor
Max Health And Armor is pretty straight forward: It gives you max health and armor, even if you don’t have armor. As a plus, if you enter this cheat code while sitting in a wrecked-up car, it will repair that too.
Phone: 1-999-887-853 [1-999-TURTLE]
Gamepad: B, LB, Y, RT, A, X, B, RIGHT, X, LB, LB, LB
The Invincibility cheat code makes you immune to all kinds of damage, including harm from bullets, blasts, and the like. It goes great with the Raise Wanted Level cheat, especially when you want to take out all your stress after a long day.
Phone: 1-999-7246-545-537 [1-999-PAINKILLER]
Gamepad: RIGHT, A, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, RB, RIGHT, LEFT, A, Y
Recharge Special Ability
All three playable characters of GTA V have special abilities. Franklin has Driving Focus, which slows down time while driving. Michael has Bullet Time, which slows down time when Michael is shooting. Finally, Trevor has Red Mist, which allows him to inflict more damage while taking fewer hits. All these abilities last for a maximum duration of 30 seconds when maxed out, and there is a cool-down period before you can reuse them. This cheat, however, removes that cool-down period.
Phone: 1-999-769-3787 [1-999-POWERUP]
Gamepad: A, A, X, RB, LB, A, RIGHT, LEFT, A
Give Parachute – as the name implies – gives you a parachute, even while you’re free-falling from the sky.
Phone: 1-999-759-3483 [1-999-SKYDIVE]
Gamepad: LEFT, RIGHT, LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB
Give Weapons And Extra Ammo
Give Weapons And Extra Ammo provides you with access to all the game’s available weapons, along with their corresponding ammo. This can be also used to replenish only ammo, should you run out of bullets for your favorite gun.
Phone: 1-999-866-587 [1-999-TOOLUP]
Gamepad: Y, RT, LEFT, LB, A, RIGHT, Y, DOWN, X, LB, LB, LB
The Drunk Mode cheat offers the basest hilarity you can find in a video game. Enabling it makes your character drunk and the world around them blurry.
Phone: 1-999-547-861 [1-999-LIQUOR]
Gamepad: Y, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, B, LEFT
This cheat increases your maximum sprinting speed, even when you’ve already maxed out your sprinting ability. Not only is it fun, but it’s a great way to escape danger.
Phone: 1-999-2288-463 [1-999-CATCHME]
Gamepad: Y, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LT, LB, X
Crossing bodies of water is the most tedious game activity of all, but this cheat increases your maximum swimming speed. Even if you’ve maxed out your swimming ability, this will provide a boost.
Phone: 1-999-4684-4557 [1-999-GOTGILLS]
Gamepad: LEFT, LEFT, LB, RIGHT, RIGHT, RT, LEFT, LT, RIGHT (Gamepad)
2. World Cheats
Have you just unlocked a new parachute and want to test it? This cheat will let you spontaneously jump out of the sky.
Phone: 1-999-759-3255 [1-999-SKYFALL]
Gamepad: LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
The Super Jump cheat gives a splash of Mario mechanics to GTA V. Just hold the jump button, and this cheat allows you to leap much higher than normal.
Phone: 1-999-467-8648 [1-999-HOPTOIT]
Gamepad: LEFT, LEFT, Y, Y, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, RB, RT
Moon Gravity reduces the overall gravity strength in the game. All in all, it’s a completely useless cheat – but it makes for some clumsy player animations that are fun to experiment with.
Phone: 1-999-356-2837 [1-999-FLOATER]
Gamepad: LEFT, LEFT, LB, RB, LB, RIGHT, LEFT, LB, LEFT
Explosive Melee Attacks
The Explosive Melee Attacks cheat adds damage to your attacks by – as you may have guessed – adding an explosion to your melee strikes. However, it’s worth noting that it may inflict damage on you as well. Fancy and fantastic, but dangerous, to be sure.
Phone: 1-999-4684-2637 [1-999-HOTHANDS]
Gamepad: RIGHT, LEFT, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LT
Who says fanfare is only for close range? Explosive Bullets adds a blast to your ammo attacks, which increases damage.
Phone: 1-999-444-439 [1-999-HIGHEX]
Gamepad: RIGHT, X, A, LEFT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LB, LB, LB
The Flaming Bullets cheat is similar to the Explosive Bullets cheat, but instead of exploding, your bullets set your target on fire. This one is also compatible with PS code entry methods.
PS: L1, R1, SQUARE, R1, LEFT, R2, R1, LEFT, SQUARE, RIGHT, L1, L1
Gamepad: LB, RB, X, RB, LEFT, RT, RB, LEFT, X, RIGHT, LB, LB
Phone: 1-999-462-363-4279 [1-999-INCENDIARY]
Slow Motion Aim
Slow Motion Aim brings time to a crawl when you’re in aiming mode. There are three levels of this cheat, and you can cycle through the levels by inputting the cheat again and again.
Phone: 1-999-3323-393 [1-999-DEADEYE]
Gamepad: X, LT, RB, Y, LEFT, X, LT, RIGHT, A
Unlike the above, which only slows down time when aiming, the Slow Motion cheat lengthens time for all actions and affects the entire in-game world. It also has three levels, which can be cycled through by inputting the cheat again and again.
Phone: 1-999-756-966 [1-999-SLOWMO]
Gamepad: Y, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, X, RT, RB
The Change Weather cheat allows you to manually cycle through the game’s different weather settings. The most noticeable are rainy or sunny.
Phone: 1-999-625-348-7246 [1-999-MAKEITRAIN]
Gamepad: RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X
Slidey Cars reduces the traction of cars. Feel like doing cool drifts around the town? Then this is the cheat for you. If you’re not particularly good at drifting, then it’ll at least be funny.
Phone: 1-999-7669-329 [1-999-SNOWDAY]
Gamepad: Y, RB, RB, LEFT, RB, LB, RT, LB
Access Director Mode
Access Director Mode is one of the coolest cheats in GTA V. This enables you to play as any character in the game, even as an NPC. However, you need a keyboard to enter this cheat.
Phone: 1-999-5782-5368 [1-999-JRTALENT]
The Black Cellphones cheat is one of the most useless available in the entire game. It just causes a random explosion and changes the appearance of your in-game mobile phone. Be aware that the random explosion can hurt or even kill you. Also, it can be entered only via the mobile phone.
Phone: 1-999-367-3767 [1-999-EMPEROR or 1-999-EMP-DROP]
3. Spawn Cheats
Spawn Cheats can be used to spawn a range of vehicles – from helicopters to fast cars to even submarines.
A choice number of the vehicles cannot be spawned everywhere. For example, you cannot spawn a car on a rooftop.
You will also need to unlock some vehicles in the game before spawning them via cheats, such as the submarine.
Spawn Buzzard Attack Helicopter
Phone: 1-999-2899-633 [1-999-BUZZOFF]
Gamepad: B, B, LB, B, B, B, LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y
Spawn Stunt Plane
Phone: 1-999-227-678-676 [1-999-BARNSTORM]
Gamepad: B, RIGHT, LB, LT, LEFT, RB, LB, LB, LEFT, LEFT, A, Y
Spawn Duster Crop Plane
Phone: 1-999-3597-7729 [1-999-FLYSPRAY]
Gamepad: RIGHT, LEFT, RB, RB, RB, LEFT, Y, Y, A, B, LB, LB (Gamepad)
Spawn Comet Sports Car
Phone: 1-999-266-38 [1-999-COMET]
Gamepad: RB, B, RT, RIGHT, LB, LT, A, A, X, RB
Spawn Rapid GT Sports Car
Phone: 1-999-727-4348 [1-999-RAPIDGT]
Gamepad: RT, RT, LB, B, RIGHT, LB, RB, RIGHT, LEFT, B, RT
Phone: 1-999-8463-9663 [1-999-VINEWOOD]
Gamepad: RT, RIGHT, LT, LEFT, LEFT, RB, LB, B, RIGHT
Phone: 1-999-8727-433 [1-999-TRASHED]
Gamepad: B, RB, B, RB, LEFT, LEFT, RB, LB, B, RIGHT
Spawn Caddy Golf Cart
Phone: 1-999-4653-461 [1-999-HOLEIN1]
Gamepad: B, LB, LEFT, RB, LT, A, RB, LB, B, A
Spawn Sanchez Dirt Bike
Phone: 1-999-633-7623 [1-999-OFFROAD]
Gamepad: B, A, LB, B, B, LB, B, RB, RT, LT, LB, LB
Spawn KeyboardJ Motorbike
Phone: 1-999-762-538 [1-999-ROCKET]
Gamepad: RB, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, RIGHT, LT, LB, LB
Spawn BMX Bike
Phone: 1-999-226-348 [1-999-BANDIT]
Gamepad: LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, B, Y, RB, RT
Spawn Dodo Seaplane (must have unlocked vehicle first)
Phone: 1-999-398-4628 [1-999-EXTINCT]
Spawn Kraken Sub (must have unlocked vehicle first)
Phone: 1-999-282-2537 [1-999-BUBBLES]
Spawn Duke O’Death (must have unlocked vehicle first)
Phone: 1-999-3328-4227 [1-999-DEATHCAR]
GTA 5 Money Cheat
Most people only seek out a Money Cheat Code to get unlimited cash, which can then be used to buy stuff such as weapons and cars around the city. After all, why use individual cheats to unlock items when you can use good old dough? These money hacks and money glitches do, sadly, provide an almost vanilla experience, since they offer minimal artificial interference – except for, of course, the huge amount of money burning a hole in your pocket.
If these cheats are your favorite, I have bad news.
While all the previous Grand Theft Auto games by Rockstar came with a money cheat, there is NO MONEY CHEAT OR MONEY HACK OR MONEY GLITCH in GTA 5 – online as well as offline.
However, there are a few ways to circumvent this and earn money in GTA V – the online and offline edition.
In the offline edition, you can just redo all the heists. Each time you do it, you’ll be credited with a heavy sum. Alternatively, you can also invest in the stock market and buy shares.
In the online edition, with the ever-expanding array of DLC, there are many ways to earn money quickly. The easiest method to buy Shark Cards, using real-world money. If you want to instead earn the money in GTA Online, your best bet is to buy the nightclub and warehouse, which were introduced in the After Hours DLC. These allow you to generate a passive income without doing anything.
In 2016, Import/Export was introduced, where you can smuggle cars and earn big bucks. All you need is to pick up a ‘thing,’ drop the ‘thing’ in a warehouse, and, later, sell the ‘thing.’ The ‘thing’ is an illegal package or stolen car, which could land you in trouble. However, if pulled off smoothly, it can give you big bucks.
So as you can see, despite the lack of money cheats, hacks, and glitches, there are still various other methods for earning tons of cash in GTA V.