GTA 5 cheats and their respective GTA 5 cheat codes are a staple of any plathrough at this point, being the easiest way to get straight to the fun.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know about those cheat codes and how to use them, so whether you’re after a ridiculous police chase with the helicopter cheat in particular, or just a list of the various cell phone cheats, and GTA 5 console commands for PC players.
Even if you’re just out for a full list of all GTA V cheats on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, you’re in the right place.
If you have something specific in mind (yes, we know you really want a helicopter), then use these links to skip ahead to the various sections on this page:
GTA 5 brought with it a few new ways to input cheats, on top of the good old fashioned controller button-mashing codes. On consoles, you can input those controller codes or, alternatively, whip out the in-game cell phone to dial in a number that activates the cheat instead.
On PC, you can do either of those things and also use console commands – the commands are actually the words spelled out by the phone numbers, which is a nice touch (giving you things like 1-999-LAWYERUP). Here’s a quick rundown of how to enter cheats on each platform.
How to enter cheats in GTA 5
There’s a decent range of cheats available for GTA 5 players, but it’s worth noting that some classics are missing – there’s no way to spawn yourself a tank for instance, plus no actual, official money cheat (despite what a lot of people will tell you); there’s only one cheat for weapons, unlike the two weapon-focused GTA 4 cheats for instance, and there’s only a short list of vehicles you can get your hands on.
Otherwise, there a couple of final things to bear in mind: first, you won’t be able unlock achievements or trophies, or get anything other than a Bronze rating on missions, in a session where cheats have been activated. Second, all of these cheats are purely offline only – cheats are disabled in GTA Online, due to the pretty obvious disrupted effect they’d otherwise have!
As we mentioned above, to enter cheats on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of GTA 5, you just need to input the following sequences on your controller.
You can also use the cell phone numbers – listed in the tables below alongside the cheat codes – to enter the same cheats if you prefer. To do so, simply bring up your phone and dial the number listed next to the cheat you’re after.
PS3 and PS4 GTA Cheats and Cheat Codes:
Xbox 360 and Xbox One cheats work in the same way as they do on PlayStation platforms: you can enter them at any point in offline mode by using the controller inputs listed below, or by dialling the cell phone numbers listed next to them.
The only thing to note is that the buttons don’t always line up exactly with their counterparts on PlayStation – so just because you have, say, the Invincibility cheat burned into your muscle memory on one platform, that doesn’t mean it’s the exact same buttons on the other. Double check the list below when in doubt!
GTA 5 Cheats and Cheat Codes on Xbox One and Xbox 360:
As we mentioned above, cheats on PC work a little differently to their counterparts on consoles. You can still use a controller to input them – we’ve used Xbox button names below, as that’s the most popular choice of PC gamepad – but otherwise the main ways of inputting them are via the in-game cell phone (again, bring it up in-game and dial the below numbers to use the cheats), or alternatively you can use console commands.
To bring up console commands in GTA, press the “~” key on US keyboards, or the “” key on UK keyboards (whichever one is in the top left of your keyboard, under the Esc key and to the left of the 1). Then simply type the corresponding command, as it appears (so, in capital letters) in the table below, and hit enter to activate the cheat.
GTA 5 Cheats and Cheat Codes on PC:
As it’s one of the most popular cheats we see requested, here’s a nice, quick, dedicated section for Helicopter cheats on every platform you can play GTA 5.
Note that there’s only one helicopter you can spawn on-demand with a cheat in GTA 5, the Buzzard Attack Chopper, which is a very versatile little helicopter equipped with four seats, mounted weapons and some generally good mobility, too – so out of all your options it’s not a bad one to be stuck calling in!
Buzzard Helicopter cheat codes for GTA 5 on PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC: