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 cheats and cheat codes explained

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.

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The in-game cell phone in action.

How to enter cheats in GTA 5

  • PS4 and PS3 - Follow the below button prompts on controller, or press Up to bring up the cell phone and call the respective number.
  • Xbox One and Xbox 360 - Follow the below button prompts on controller, or press Up to bring up the cell phone and call the respective number.
  • PC - Follow the below button prompts on controller, or press the Up key to bring up the cell phone and call the respective number, or press the key to the left of 1 on your keyboard (¬ in the UK or ~ on a US keyboard) to use console commands. Remember to use all capital letters and hit enter when done.

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.

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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!

GTA 5 cheats: PS4 and PS3 cheat codes and cell phone numbers list

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.

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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:

Cheat NameEffectController Cheat CodeCell Phone Cheat Code
Drunkenness Increases your drunkeness, making you clumsy. Triangle, Right, Right, Left, Right, Square, O, Left 1-999-547867
Fast Swimming Increases your swimming speed. Left, Left, L1, Right, Right, R2, Left, L2, Right 1-999-46844557
Fast Sprinting Increases sprint speed. Triangle, Left, Right, Right, L2, L1, Square 1-999-228-2463
Max Health and Armour Gives you full body armour and health. O, L1, Triangle, R2, X ,Square, O, Right, Square, L1, L1, L1 1-999-887-853
Super Jump Gives you a much higher jump. L2, L2, Square, O, O, L2, Square, Square, Left, Right, X 1-999-467-8648
Invincibility Blocks all damage. Right, X, Right, Left, Right, R1, Right, Left, X, Triangle 1-999-724-6545537
Recharge Special Ability Gives you a full bar of energy for your character's ability. X, X, Square, R1, L1, X, Right, Left, X 1-999-769-3787
Slow-Motion Aiming Aiming down sights will activatie slow-motion mode. Square, L2, R1, Triangle, Left, Square, L2, Right, X 1-999-332-3393
Give Parachute Adds a usable Parachute to your character. Left ,Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, Left, Left, Right, L1 1-999-759-3483
Skyfall Drops you out of the air from high in the sky. L1, L2, R1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right 1-999-759-3255
Raise Wanted Level Increases your Wanted level by one star. R1, R1, O, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right 1-999-384-48483
Lower Wanted Level Decreases your Wanted level by one star. R1, R1, O, R2, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left 1-999-529-93787
Give Weapons and Ammo Gives you a Sawn Off Shotgun, Sniper Rifle, Assault Rifle, SMG, Pistol, Grenades, RPG and Knife Triangle, R2, Left, L1, X ,Right, Triangle, Down, Square, L1, L1, L1 1-999-866-587
Explosive Melee Attacks Punches make things explode. Right, Left, X, Triangle, R1, O, O, O, L2 1-999-468-42637
Explosive Rounds Shooting things makes them explode. Right, Square, X, Left, R1, R2, Left, Right, Right, L1, L1, L1 1-999-444-439
Flame Rounds Shooting things sets them on fire. L1, R1, Square, R1, Left, R2, R1, Left, Square, Right, L1, L1 1-999-4623-634279
Change Weather Cycles through one of the nine weather patterns. R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, Square 1-999-625-348-7246
Change Gravity Activates "moon gravity" in the world. Left, Left, L1, R1, L1, Right, Left, L1, Left 1-999-356-2837
Reduce Friction Causes cars to slide around everywhere. Triangle, R1, R1, Left, R1, L1, R2, L1 1-999-766-9329
Slow Motion Slows down everything in the world, up to five times before returning to normal. riangle, Left, Right, Right, Square, R2, R1 1-999-756-966
Caddy Vehicle Spawns a golf caddy. O, L1, Left, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, O, X 1-999-4653-461
Comet Vehicle Spawns a 'Comet' car. R1, O, R2, Right, L1, L2, X, X, Square, R1 1-999-266-38
Rapid GT Vehicle Spawns a 'Rapid GT' car. R2, L1, O, Right, L1, R1, Right, Left, O, R2 1-999-727-4348
Stretch Limo Vehicle Spawns a Stretch Limo. R2, Right, L2, Left, Left, R1, L1, O, Right 1-999-846-39663
Garbage Truck Vehicle Spawns a Garbage Truck. Circle, R1, Circle, R1, Left, Left, R1, L1, Circle, Right 1-999-872-7433
BMX Bike Spawns a BMX. Left, Left, Right, Right, Left, Right, Square, O, Triangle, R1, R2 1-999-226-348
Maibatsu Sanches Spawns a Maibatsu Sanchez. Left, Left, Right, Right, Left, Right, Square, O, Triangle, R1, R2 1-999-633-7623
Shitzu PCJ 600 Spawns a Shitzu PCJ 600. R1, Right, Left, Right, R2, Left, Right, Square, Right, L2, L1, L1 1-999-762-538
Buzzard Helicopter Spawns a Buzzard Helicopter. O, O, L1, O, O, O, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, O, Triangle 1-999-289-9633
Duster Plane Spawns a Duster Plane. Right, Left, R1, R1, R1, Left, Triangle, Triangle, X, O, L1, L1 1-999-359-77729
Stunt Plane Spawns a Stunt Plane. O, Right, L1, L2, Left, R1, L1, L1, Left, Left, X, Triangle 1-999-227-678-676
Duke O'Death Car Spawns a Duke O'Death car, but only after completing the "Duel" random event. Dial 1-999-332-84227 1-999-332-84227
Kraken Sub Spawns a Kraken submarine, but only after completing the "Wildlife Photography Challenge". Dial 1-999-282-2537 1-999-282-2537
Dodo Airplane Spans a Dodo Airplane, but only after completing the "Sea Plane" random event. Dial 1-999-398-4628 1-999-398-4628

GTA 5 cheats: Xbox One and Xbox 360 cheat codes and cell phone numbers list

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.

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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:

Cheat NameEffectController Cheat CodeCell Phone Cheat Code
Drunkenness Increases your drunkeness, making you clumsy. Y, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, B, Left 1-999-547867
Fast Swimming Increases your swimming speed. Left, Left, LB, Right, Right, RT, Left, LT, Right 1-999-46844557
Fast Sprinting Increases sprint speed. Y, Left, Right, Right, LT, LB, X 1-999-228-2463
Max Health and Armour Gives you full body armour and health. B, LB, Y, RT, A, X, B, Right, X, L|B, LB, LB 1-999-887-853
Super Jump Gives you a much higher jump. Left, Left, Y, Y, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, RB, RT 1-999-467-8648
Invincibility Blocks all damage. Right, A, Right, Left, Right, RB, Right, Left, A, Y 1-999-724-6545537
Recharge Special Ability Gives you a full bar of energy for your character's ability. A, A, X, RB, LB, A, Right, Left, A 1-999-769-3787
Slow-Motion Aiming Aiming down sights will activatie slow-motion mode. X, LT, RB, Y, Left, X, LT, Right, A 1-999-332-3393
Give Parachute Adds a usable Parachute to your character. Left, Right, LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, Left, Left, Right, LB 1-999-759-3483
Skyfall Drops you out of the air from high in the sky. LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right 1-999-759-3255
Raise Wanted Level Increases your Wanted level by one star. RB, RB, B, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right 1-999-384-48483
Lower Wanted Level Decreases your Wanted level by one star. RB, RB, B, RT, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left 1-999-529-93787
Give Weapons and Ammo Gives you a Sawn Off Shotgun, Sniper Rifle, Assault Rifle, SMG, Pistol, Grenades, RPG and Knife Y, RT, Left, LB, A, Right, Y, Down, X, LB, LB, LB 1-999-866-587
Explosive Melee Attacks Punches make things explode. Right, Left, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LT 1-999-468-42637
Explosive Rounds Shooting things makes them explode. Right, X, A, Left, RB, RT, Left, Right, Right, LB, LB, LB 1-999-444-439
Flame Rounds Shooting things sets them on fire. LB, RB, X, RB, Left, RT, RB, Left, X, Right, LB, LB 1-999-4623-634279
Change Weather Cycles through one of the nine weather patterns. RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X 1-999-625-348-7246
Change Gravity Activates "moon gravity" in the world. Left, Left, LB, RB, LB, Right, Left, LB, Left 1-999-356-2837
Reduce Friction Causes cars to slide around everywhere. Y, RB, RB, Left, RB, LB, RT, LB 1-999-766-9329
Slow Motion Slows down everything in the world, up to five times before returning to normal. Y, Left, Right, Right, X, RT, RB 1-999-756-966
Caddy Vehicle Spawns a golf caddy. B, LB, Left, RB, LT, A, RB, LB, B, A 1-999-4653-461
Comet Vehicle Spawns a 'Comet' car. RB, B, RT, Right, LB, LT, A, A, X, RB 1-999-266-38
Rapid GT Vehicle Spawns a 'Rapid GT' car. RT, LB, B, Right, LB, RB, Right, Left, B, RT 1-999-727-4348
Stretch Limo Vehicle Spawns a Stretch Limo. RT, Right, LT, Left, Left, RB, LB, B, Right 1-999-846-39663
Garbage Truck Vehicle Spawns a Garbage Truck. B, RB, B, RB, Left, Left, RB, LB, B, Right 1-999-872-7433
BMX Bike Spawns a BMX. Left, Left, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, B,Y, RB, RT 1-999-226-348
Maibatsu Sanches Spawns a Maibatsu Sanchez. B, A, LB, B, B, LB, B, RB, RT, LT, LB, LB 1-999-633-7623
Shitzu PCJ 600 Spawns a Shitzu PCJ 600. RB, Right, Left, Right, RT, Left, Right, X, Right, LT, LB, LB 1-999-762-538
Buzzard Helicopter Spawns a Buzzard Helicopter. B, B, LB, B,B,B,LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y 1-999-289-9633
Duster Plane Spawns a Duster Plane. Right, Left, RB, RB, RB, Left, Y, Y, A, B, LB, LB 1-999-359-77729
Stunt Plane Spawns a Stunt Plane. B, Right, LB, LT, Left, RB, LB, LB, Left, Left, A, Y 1-999-227-678-676
Duke O'Death Car Spawns a Duke O'Death car, but only after completing the "Duel" random event. Dial 1-999-332-84227 1-999-332-84227
Kraken Sub Spawns a Kraken submarine, but only after completing the "Wildlife Photography Challenge". Dial 1-999-282-2537 1-999-282-2537
Dodo Airplane Spans a Dodo Airplane, but only after completing the "Sea Plane" random event. Dial 1-999-398-4628 1-999-398-4628

GTA 5 cheats: PC console commands and cell phone cheat codes list

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.

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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:

Cheat NameCell Phone Cheat CodeConsole CommandController Cheat Code
Change Phone Model and cause random explosion 1-999-367-3767 None None
Drunkenness 1-999-547867 LIQUOR Y, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, B, Left
Fast Swimming 1-999-46844557 GOTGILLS Left, Left, LB, Right, Right, RT, Left, LT, Right
Fast Sprinting 1-999-228-2463 CATCHME Y, Left, Right, Right, LT, LB, X
Max Health and Armour 1-999-887-853 TURTLE B, LB, Y, RT, A, X, B, Right, X, L|B, LB, LB
Super Jump 1-999-467-8648 HOPTOIT Left, Left, Y, Y, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, RB, RT
Invincibility 1-999-724-6545537 PAINKILLER Right, A, Right, Left, Right, RB, Right, Left, A, Y
Recharge Special Ability 1-999-769-3787 POWERUP A, A, X, RB, LB, A, Right, Left, A
Slow-Motion Aiming 1-999-332-3393 DEADEYE X, LT, RB, Y, Left, X, LT, Right, A
Give Parachute 1-999-759-3483 SKYDIVE Left, Right, LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, Left, Left, Right, LB
Skyfall 1-999-759-3255 SKYFALL LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right
Raise Wanted Level 1-999-384-48483 FUGITIVE RB, RB, B, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
Lower Wanted Level 1-999-529-93787 LAWYERUP RB, RB, B, RT, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left
Give Weapons and Ammo 1-999-866-587 TOOLUP Y, RT, Left, LB, A, Right, Y, Down, X, LB, LB, LB
Explosive Melee Attacks 1-999-468-42637 HOTHANDS Right, Left, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LT
Explosive Rounds 1-999-444-439 HIGHEX Right, X, A, Left, RB, RT, Left, Right, Right, LB, LB, LB
Flame Rounds 1-999-4623-634279 INCENDIARY LB, RB, X, RB, Left, RT, RB, Left, X, Right, LB, LB
Change Weather 1-999-625-348-7246 MAKEITRAIN RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X
Change Gravity 1-999-356-2837 FLOATER Left, Left, LB, RB, LB, Right, Left, LB, Left
Reduce Friction 1-999-766-9329 SNOWDAY Y, RB, RB, Left, RB, LB, RT, LB
Slow Motion 1-999-756-966 SLOWMO Y, Left, Right, Right, X, RT, RB
Caddy Vehicle 1-999-4653-461 HOLEIN1 B, LB, Left, RB, LT, A, RB, LB, B, A
Comet Vehicle 1-999-266-38 COMET RB, B, RT, Right, LB, LT, A, A, X, RB
Rapid GT Vehicle 1-999-727-4348 RAPIDGT RT, LB, B, Right, LB, RB, Right, Left, B, RT
Stretch Limo Vehicle 1-999-846-39663 VINEWOOD RT, Right, LT, Left, Left, RB, LB, B, Right
Garbage Truck Vehicle 1-999-872-7433 TRASHED B, RB, B, RB, Left, Left, RB, LB, B, Right
BMX Bike 1-999-226-348 BANDIT Left, Left, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, B,Y, RB, RT
Maibatsu Sanches 1-999-633-7623 OFFROAD B, A, LB, B, B, LB, B, RB, RT, LT, LB, LB
Shitzu PCJ 600 1-999-762-538 ROCKET RB, Right, Left, Right, RT, Left, Right, X, Right, LT, LB, LB
Buzzard Helicopter 1-999-289-9633 BUZZOFF B, B, LB, B,B,B,LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y
Duster Plane 1-999-359-77729 FLYSPRAY Right, Left, RB, RB, RB, Left, Y, Y, A, B, LB, LB
Stunt Plane 1-999-227-678-676 BARNSTORM B, Right, LB, LT, Left, RB, LB, LB, Left, Left, A, Y
Duke O'Death Car 1-999-332-84227 DEATHCAR N/A
Kraken Sub 1-999-282-2537 BUBBLES N/A
Dodo Airplane 1-999-398-4628 EXTINCT N/A

GTA 5 Helicopter cheat codes

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.

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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:

PlatformCodePhone NumberConsole Command
PS4 / PS3 O, O, L1, O, O, O, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, O, Triangle 1-999-289-9633 N/A
Xbox One / Xbox 360 B, B, LB, B,B,B,LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y 1-999-289-9633 N/A
PC B, B, LB, B,B,B,LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y 1-999-289-9633 BUZZOFF

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