Grand Theft Auto 5 Mega Guide: Cheat Codes, Special Abilities, Map Locations And More

A complete guide for GTA 5.

Posted By | On 16th, Sep. 2013 Under Article, Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Check out this complete guide for GTA 5. With the help of this strategy guide, you will be able to enter cheats, unlock trophies, achievements, fast money, secret locations, vehicle, weapon customization and locate new areas like interest points, cloth shops, guns, ammunition, big foot, stunt jump, under the bridge, nuclear waste, spaceship parts, vehicles, parachuting and more via the massive map.

Grand Theft Auto V features one of the biggest video game maps that you will ever come across and as such things might get a bit confusing for some players. But worry not as we have prepared an in-depth guide for you that will make you well versed with the game and enjoy the full potential of  Grand Theft Auto 5. You will be able to find lookout areas, mountain peaks, cinemas, fastest and the most expensive car, treasure, police station, hospitals and more.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Cheat Codes:

Like previous games, GTA 5 features an extensive cheat set which can be used to do some crazy things like changing the weather, run very fast and make the vehicles slide around. You can find the complete list of GTA 5 cheats below.

Below is the Xbox 360 version of cheats along with videos, for the PS3 version scroll down a bit.


Spawn Buzzard B B LB B B B LB LT RB Y B Y

Spawn BMX bike Left, Left, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, B, Y, RB, RT

Spawn PCJ-600 motorcycle RB, Right, Left, Right, RT, Left, Right, X, Right, LT, LB, LB

Spawn Comet RB B RT Right LB LT A A X RB

Spawn Sanchez B A LB B B LB B RB RT LT LB LB

Spawn Trashmaster B RB B RB Left Left RB LB B Right

Spawn Limo RT Right LT Left Left RB LB B Right

Spawn Stunt Plane B Right LB LT Left RB LB LB Left Left A Y

Spawn Caddy B LB Left RB LT A RB LB B A
Spawn Rapid GT RT LB B Right LB RB Right Left B RT

Spawn Duster Right Left RB RB RB Left Y Y A B LB LB

Spawn PCJ RB, Right, Left, Right, RT, Left, Right, X, Right, LT, LB, LB


Give weapons Y RT Left LB A Right Y Down X LB LB LB

Max health and armor B LB Y RT A X B Right X LB LB LB

Give Parachute Left Right LB LT RB RT RT Left Left Right LB


Moon Gravity Quickly press Left, Left, LB, RB, LB, Right, Left, LB, Left.

Raise Wanted Level RB RB B RT Left Right Left Right Left Right
Lower Wanted Level RB RB B RT Right Left Right Left Right Left

Explosive Melee Attacks Right Left A Y RB B B B LT

Drunk Mode Y Right Right Left Right X B Left

Fast Run Y Left Right Right LT LB X

Slow Mo Aim X LT RB Y Left X LT Right A <– enter up to 4 times to increase the effect, fifth time disables

Flaming Bullets LB, RB, X, RB, Left, RT, RB, Left, X, Right, LB, LB

Ability Recharge A A X RB LB A Right Left A

Bang Bang Right X A Left RB RT Left Right Right LB LB LB

Super jump LT, LT, X, B, B, LT, X, X, Left, Right, A

Skyfall LB LT RB RT Left Right Left Right LB LT RB RT Left Right Left Right

Fast Swim Left Left LB Right Right RT Left LT Right

Invincibility Right A Right Left Right RB Right Left A Y


Change Weather RT A LB LB LT LT LT X

Slidey Cars Y RB RB Left RB LB RT LB

Slow Mo Y Left Right Right X RT RB <– enter up to 4 times to increase the effect, fifth time disables

Grand Theft Auto 5 Cheats Translated for the PlayStation 3 version:

Below you will the same cheats translated for the PS3 version of Grand Theft Auto 5.

ps3 gta 5 cheats

Additionally you can map the following Xbox 360 buttons to the PS3’s using the guide below:



X => Square

A => X

LB => L1

LT => L2

RB => R1

RT => R2

Via: Reddit.

GTA 5 Map Locations – Points of Interest:

gta 5 full map

As mentioned before, GTA V features a massive map and as such Rockstar have implemented a lot of points of interest that many players will love to checkout. A Reddit user recently created an interactive map of the game which highlights several locations. You can check the full map over here. Furthermore we have taken screen-grabs from that site that may help you to find things more faster. Please note that this is not the full list and we recommend checking the map link above.







Ammunition and Guns shops


Automotive Shop





Will be added later. Stay tuned.



Shooting Range









Will be added later. Stay tuned.


Police Station


Car Wash

Property For Sale

Lookout Points

Mountain Peaks

Will be added later. Stay tuned.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Special Abilities for Michael, Trevor and Franklin:

Each of the three characters in the game have special abilities which we have detailed below.


Michael’s special ability is slow motion. The player cannot use it in vehicles.


Franklin’s special ability is slow motion in car. This is ideal during chase sequences or when there is a lot of traffic.


Trevor’s special ability when activated will enable him to deal more damage.

Weapon and Car customization:

Grand Theft Auto 5 features an extensive customization options for vehicles and weapons. The video guide below will make you aware of the same.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Secret Locations For SMG, Dune Buggy, 1,000,000 Car Location Veyron Bugatti, BF Injection Off-Road (VW BEETLE BUGGY):

Grand Theft Auto 5: Earning Fast Money

There are various ways you can earn money in GTA 5 but obviously you want to earn them fast. There are few ways to do this:

A Random Event:

A random event will occur where a young man will lose his bike. Chase the bike down and later on the guy will say he has been awarded $100,000 in shares to his company.

Looting a bank car:

While roaming around keep  an eye for blue dots to appear. These are nothing but armored cars. Opening the doors will give you a cool $5000.


The quickest way to make $12000. Check out the video below.

Invest in stocks:

This is perhaps the best way to make fast money. We have a video tutorial for you. Check it out below.

If you play as Franklin, you will come across Lester’s assassination missions. Before you take on these 5 missions it is best to invest in the following stocks:

Assassination 1 (The Hotel): Betta Pharmaceuticals found in BAWSAQ stocks
Assassination 2 (The Multi Target): Debonaire found in LCN stocks
Assassination 3 (The Vice): iFruit found in BAWSAQ stocks
Assassination 4: Vapid found in BAWSAQ stocks
Assassination 5 (Construction): GoldCoast found in LCN stocks

Invest in properties:

Buying a property will make sure you will earn a constant revenue stream.

A money glitch that will earn you $25,000 every 20 seconds

There is a hidden briefcase in the ocean, the location can be found by referring the video guide below.It is preferred that you use Trevor for this. Get briefcase you switch the character and switch back ASAP to trevor. The briefcase will respawn and you get $25,000 again. This can be done unlimited times. Nice, right?

GTA 5 – All Knife Flights Locations:

There are 15 Knife flights in GTA 5. You can find them with the help of the video guide below.

GTA 5 – All Letter Scrap Locations:

There are 50 Letter Scrap in GTA 5. You can find them with the help of the video guide below.

GTA 5 – All Nuclear Waste Locations:

There are 30 Nuclear Wastes in GTA 5. You can find them with the help of the video guide below.

GTA 5 – All Spaceship Part Locations:

There are 50 Spaceship Parts in GTA 5. You can find them with the help of the video guide below.

GTA 5 – All Monster Stunt Jump Locations:

There are 50 Monster Stunts in GTA 5. You can find them with the help of the video guide below.

GTA 5 – All Under The Bridge Locations:

There are 50 Under The Bridge Locations in GTA 5. You can find them with the help of the video guide below.

GTA 5 – All Stranger and Freaks Locations:

There are 20 Stranger and Freaks missions in GTA 5. You can find them with the help of the video guide below.

GTA 5 – Where to find Big foot

You need 100% completion of the game for this to work and simply follow the video guide below to find him.

GTA 5 – Alien UFO Locations

So far there are four sightings of an Alien Alien UFO. You can find them at:

UFO #1: Paleto Bay Crash

UFO #2: Fort Zancudo AFB

UFO #3: Mount Chiliad Hologram

UFO #4: Sandy Shores FIB

How to unlock more hair cuts:

This is very simple. You need to make sure that you link your Rockstar Social Club account with your PSN  or Xbox Live account. Once you sign up you will also unlock the following freebies:

  • Assault SMG
  • Annis Elegy
  • RH8 Sports Car

GTA 5 Random Events Guide:

There are a total of 57 Random Events.  Check out the video below which shows you all the random events in the game.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Achievements and Trophies:

Grand Theft Auto 5 consists of 11 secret achievements/trophies and a great mix of miscellaneous achievements/trophies. All of them have been outlined below.

Solid Gold, Baby! (50 points):
Earn 70 Gold Medals on Missions and Strangers and Freaks.

Career Criminal (100 points):
Attain 100% Game Completion.

San Andreas Sightseer (30 points):
Explore all of Los Santos and Blaine County.

All’s Fare in Love and War (10 points):
Purchase Downtown Cab Co. and complete a private fare.

TP Industries Arms Race (10 points):
Purchase McKenzie Field Hangar and win the arms race.

Multi-Disciplined (30 points):
Attain a gold medal in all applicable hobbies and pastimes.

From Beyond the Stars (15 points):
Collect and return all spaceship parts. [refer Spaceship Parts Locations guide above]

A Mystery, Solved (15 points):
Solve the mystery of Leonora Johnson.

Waste Management (15 points):
Purchase the old dock and collect all nuclear waste. [refer Nuclear Waste Locations guide above]

Red Mist (20 points):
Complete all Rampages.

Show Off (30 points):
Complete all Stunt Jumps. [refer Stunt Jump Locations guide above]

Kifflom! (30 points):
Complete your path to enlightenment… or not.

Three Man Army (20 points):
Survive 3 minutes on at least a 3 star Wanted Level with all three characters together off mission.

Out of Your Depth (5 points):
You’re gonna need a bigger boat…

Altruist Acolyte (5 points):
Deliver an unsuspecting victim to the Altruist Cult.

A Lot of Cheddar (20 points):
Spend a total of $200 million across all three characters.

Trading Pure Alpha (10 points):
Make a profit over your total investments in the stock market.

Pimp My Sidearm (10 points):
Fully mod a weapon.

Wanted: Alive Or Alive (10 points):
Deliver a bail bond target alive.

Los Santos Customs (10 points):
Fully mod a vehicle.

Close Shave (20 points):
Complete all Under the Bridge and Knife Flight challenges. [refer Knife Flight and Under the Bridge Locations guide above]

Off the Plane (5 points):
GTA Online: Complete the Introduction.

Three-Bit Gangster (10 points):
GTA Online: Reach Rank 25.

Making Moves (30 points):
GTA Online: Reach Rank 50.

Above the Law (80 points):
GTA Online: Reach Rank 100.

Numero Uno (20 points):
GTA Online: Obtain first place in all competitive game types.

The Midnight Club (20 points):
GTA Online: Use custom vehicles to win 5 races.

Unnatural Selection (20 points):
GTA Online: Complete all 10 waves of a Survival.

Backseat Driver (10 points):
GTA Online: Direct a driver to 1st place as co-driver in Rally Mode.

Run Like The Wind (20 points):
GTA Online: Survive for a day with a Bounty on your head.

Clean Sweep (10 points):
GTA Online: Finish a Gang Attack without dying and kill at least 10 enemies.

Decorated (50 points):
GTA Online: Earn 30 Platinum Awards.

Stick Up Kid (10 points):
GTA Online: Hold up all 20 Stores.

Enjoy Your Stay (20 points):
GTA Online: Participate in everything Los Santos has to offer.

Crew Cut (5 points):
GTA Online: Complete a Job as a member of a Crew.

Full Refund (10 points):
GTA Online: Kill the thief that mugged you.

Dialing Digits (5 points):
GTA Online: Call for gang backup for the first time.

American Dream (10 points):
GTA Online: Own an Apartment, Garage and an Insured Vehicle.

Secret Achievements:

Welcome To Los Santos (10 points):
You repo’d a car and raced it through the heart of a sun-soaked metropolis.

A Friendship Resurrected (10 points):
With friends like this who needs enemies?

A Fair Day’s Pay (10 points):
It’s time for a little getaway.

The Moment of Truth (10 points):
You have uncovered the truth about Brad.

To Live or Die in Los Santos (40 points):
Completed the final mission.

Diamond Hard (20 points):
You cleaned out Vangelico to pay back Martin Madrazo.

Subversive (20 points):
You stole an experimental super weapon from Merryweather… and gave it back.

Blitzed (20 points):
You performed a classic blitz play.

Small Town, Big Job (20 points):
You made a big impression at the Paleto Bay Chicken Festival.

The Government Gimps (20 points):
You recovered sensitive information from a highly defended federal building.

The Big One (20 points):
This ain’t no dream no more.

Latest update includes guide to random events in GTA 5.   [Updated on October 18th, 2013]

Note: This guide will be updated with more information soon. Bookmark this page and check back later for more tips and tricks.

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