Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition – All Cheats and How to Activate Them

CJ needs all the help he can get in GTA: San Andreas that applies to the remaster as well. Check out cheats that help even the odds.

Posted By | On 30th, Nov. 2021

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After going through all of the cheats that can be activated in Grand Theft Auto 3 – The Definitive Edition and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition, it’s finally time to look at Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition. As the biggest game in the 3D Universe series, there’s quite a lot to go through.

Like with the other titles, it’s recommended to make a back-up save since activating cheats will disable Achievement/Trophy unlocks (and could affect progression in other ways). Only cheats that work in the Definitive Edition are included. Cheats also don’t require pulling up a different menu – the commands can be inputted at any time during gameplay.

Without further ado, here are all of the cheats:

  • Breathe Underwater – Press Down, Left, L1, Down, Down, R2, Down, L2, and Down to breath underwater.
  • Six Star Wanted Level – Active by pressing Circle, Right, Circle, Right, Left, Square, X, and Down. Immediately grants a six star Wanted level so bunker down and prepare for the worst.
  • Speed Up Gameplay – Increase the speed of gameplay by pressing Triangle, Up, Right, Down, L2, L1, and Square.
  • Slow Down Gameplay – Slow down the gameplay speed by pressing Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, R2, and R1.
  • Speed Up Time – Press Circle, Circle, L1, Square, L1, Square, Square, Square, L1, Triangle, Circle, and Triangle to cause time to pass faster.
  • Money, Health and Armor – Grants full health and armor along with $250,000 instantly. Activate by pressing R1, R2, L1 , X, Left , Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, and Up.
  • Big Head Mode – Increases the size of all characters’ heads while their bodies remain the same size. Press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, and X.
  • Lower Wanted Level – Reduce Wanted level by pressing R1, R1, Circle, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, and Down.
  • Increase Wanted Level – Raise Wanted level by pressing R1, R1, Circle, R2, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, and Left.
  • Infinite Ammo – Press L1, R1, Square, R1, Left, R2, R1, Left, Square, Down, L1, and L1 to receive infinite ammo for all weapons
  • Max Muscle – Press Triangle, Up, Up, Left, Right, Square, Circle, and Left to gain all of the muscles immediately.
  • Weapon Selection 1 – Obtain a selection of weapons that include Rifle, 9mm Pistol, Shotgun, Micro SMG, Rocket Launcher, AK-47, Molotov Cocktail, Spray Paint, Brass Knuckles, and Baseball Bat. Use R1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, and Up.
  • Max Fat – Press Triangle, Up, Up, Left, Right, Square, Circle, and Down to have the maximum amount of fat possible.
  • Super Jump – Allows for really high jumps. Activate by pressing Up, Up, Triangle, Triangle, Up, Up, Left, Right, Square, R2, and R2.
  • Super Punch – Press Up, Left, X, Triangle, R1, Square, Square, Square, and L2 to cause all punches to deal an obscene amount of damage.
  • Jetpack – Instantly unlock and equip the jetpack by pressing L1, L2, R1, R2, Up, Down, Left, Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, Up, Down, Left, and Right.
  • Parachute – Instantly unlock the parachute. Press Left, Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, Up, Down, Right, and L1.
  • Max Respect – Instantly gain the highest level of Respect with L1, R1, Triangle, Down, R2, X, L1, Up, L2, L2, L1, and L1.
  • Minimum Fat and Muscle – Both fat and muscle are super-low, making CJ very skinny. Activated by pressing Triangle, Up, Up, Left, Right, Square, Circle, and Right.
  • Hitman – Increase all weapon levels to Hitman by pressing Down, Square, X, Left, R1, R2, Left, Down, Down, L1, L1, and L1.
  • Lock Wanted Level – Wanted level will remain the same regardless of your actions. Activate by pressing Circle, Right, Circle, Right, Left, Square, Triangle, and Up.
  • Spawn Hotring Racer – Spawn a Hotring Racer by pressing R1, Circle, R2, Right, L1, L2, X, X, Square, and R1.
  • Weapon Selection 2 – Immediately obtain the Flamethrower, Knife, Grenades, TEC 9, Sniper Rifle, Fire Extinguisher, M4 Carbine, Desert Eagle, and Sawn-Off Shotgun. Press R1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, and Left.
  • Aggressive Drivers – Drivers become super aggressive. Press R2, Circle, R1, L2, Left, R1, L1, R2, and L2 to activate.
    NO2 Cars – All cars have NO2 for boosting. Activated by pressing Left, Triangle, R1, L1, Up, Square, Triangle, Down, Circle, L2, L1, and L1.
  • Spawn Romero – Press Down, R2, Down, R1, L2, Left, R1, L1, Left, and Right to spawn a Romero.
  • Spawn Rhino – Spawn a Rhino tank with Circle, Circle, L1, Circle, Circle, Circle, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, Circle, and Triangle.
  • Cloudy Weather – Sets the weather to always be cloudy with L2, Down, Down, Left, Square, Left, R2, Square, X, R1, L1, and L1.
  • Foggy Weather – Sets the weather to be always foggy with R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, and X.
  • Spawn Stretch – Press R2, Up, L2, Left, Left, R1, L1, Circle, and Right to spawn a Stretch limo.
  • Spawn Stunt Plane – Press Circle, Up, L1, L2, Down, R1, L1, L1, Left, Left, X, and Triangle to spawn a Stunt Plane.
  • Hovercraft Cars – Drive on water with cars with Right, R2, Circle, R1, L2, Square, R1, and R2.
  • Flying Boats – Allows boats to fly. Press R2, Circle, Up, L1, Right, R1, Right, Up, Square, and Triangle.
  • Increase Car Speed – Press Right, R1, Up, L2, L2, Left, R1, L1, R1, and R1 to increase the max speed of all vehicles.
  • Spawn Bloodring Banger – Spawns a Bloodring Banger. Press Down, R1, Circle, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, Left, and Left.
  • Weapon Selection 3 – Receive weapons like the Satchel Bomb, M4 Carbine, Chainsaw, Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher, SPAS 12 shotgun, Silenced 9mm Pistol, Sniper Rifle and MP5 immediately by pressing R1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, and Down.
  • Spawn Hunter – Spawn a Hunter by pressing Circle, X, L1, Circle, Circle, L1, Circle, R1 R2, L2, L1, and L1.
  • All Sports Cars – All cars are changed into sports cars. Activate by pressing Up, L1, R1, Up, Right, Up, X, L2, X, and L1.
  • Spawn Quadbike – Press Left, Left, Down, Down, Up, Up, Square, Circle, Triangle, R1, and R2 to spawn a Quadbike
  • Spawn Rancher – Spawn a Rancher by pressing Up, Right, Right, L1, Right, Up, X, and L2.
  • Only Gangs – All regular pedestrians and police are removed, and only gangs are present. Press L2, Up, R1, R1, Left, R1, R1, R2, Right, and Down to activate.
  • Pedestrian Riot – All pedestrians begin attacking each other and you. Activated by pressing Down, Left, Up, Left, X, R2, R1, L2, and L1.
  • 9mm Pistol Recruits – Allows for recruiting anyone and giving them 9mm pistols as weapons. Press Down, Square, Up, R2, R2, Up, Right, Right, and Up.
  • Spawn Tanker – Spawns a Tanker. Activate by pressing R1, Up, Left, Right, R2, Up, Right, Square, Right, L2, L1, and L1.
  • Spawn Trashmaster – Spawn a Trashmaster. Activate by Circle, R1, Circle, R1, Left, Left, R1, L1, Circle, and Right.
  • Spawn Vortex – Spawn a Vortex hovercraft. Press Triangle, Triangle, Square, Circle, X, L1, L2, Down, and Down to activate.
  • Taxi Jump and NO2 – All taxis gain the ability to use NO2 and jump. Activate it by pressing Up, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, X, Square, R2, and Right.
  • All-Black Cars – Change the color of all cars to black with Circle, L2, Up, R1, Left, X, R1, L1, Left, and Circle.
  • Junk Traffic – All cars are turned into junk. Press L2, Right, L1, Up, X, L1, L2, R2, R1, L1, L1, and L1 to activate.
  • Spawn Hotring Racer (Alt) – Spawn an alternative version of the Hotring Racer by pressing R2, L1, Circle, Right, L1, R1, Right, Up, Circle, and R2.
  • All-Pink Cars – Change the color of all cars to pink with Circle, L1, Down, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, Right, and Circle.
  • Spawn Caddy – Immediately spawns a Caddy. Press Circle, L1, Up, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, Circle, and X.
  • Sunny Climate – Changes the weather to be sunny. Activate with R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, and Square.
  • Sunnier Climate – Changes the weather to be very sunny. Press R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, and Down to activate.
  • Spawn Dozer – Press R2, L1, L1, Right, Right, Up, Up, X, L1, and Left to spawn a Dozer.
  • Armed Pedestrians – All pedestrians now carry firearms. Press R2, R1, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, Up, and Down to activate.
  • Carnival – Press Triangle, Triangle, L1, Square, Square, Circle, Square, Down, and Circle to convert all pedestrians into clowns or fast food employees.
  • Elvis – Press L1, Circle, Triangle, L1, L1, Square, L2, Up, Down, and Left to change all pedestrians into Elvis wannabes.
  • No Pedestrians – Remove all pedestrians by pressing X, Down, Up, R2, Down, Triangle, L1, Triangle, and Left.
  • Always 9 PM – Sets the time permanently to 9 PM with Left, Left, L2, R1, Right, Square, Square, L1, L2, and X.
  • Always Midnight – Sets the time permanently to midnight with R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, and Triangle.
  • Spawn Hydra – Press Triangle, Triangle, Square, Circle, X, L1, L1, Down, and Up to spawn a Hydra.
  • Spawn Monster Truck – Press Right, Up, R1, R1, R1, Down, Triangle, Triangle, X, Circle, L1, and L1 to spawn a Monster Truck.
  • Sandstorm – Creates a sandstorm with Up, Down, L1, L1, L2, L2, L1, L2, R1, and R2.
  • Stormy Weather – Changes the weather to stormy. Activate with R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, and Circle.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is currently available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch – check out our review here for more details. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition is also available separately on Xbox Game Pass.


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