Be better at GTA Online: top five mistakes players make online
We recently returned to the mean streets of Los Santos on GTA Online, and we were surprised by what we found. Players are still making the exact same mistakes that there were making last year when the expansion went live. In an effort to get you a little prepared for Grand Theft Auto’s jump to Xbox One, we’ve assembled the top five mistakes players make online – and a few tips on how to avoid making a fool of yourself.
Los Santos is a dangerous place. There’s no need to make it any harder on yourself.
Rockstar has implemented steps to stop asshole gangsters from trashing your rides and hunting you like an animal through downtown Los Santos, but there’s no safety from your own stupidity.
If you see a player approaching you at speed on the mini-map, or just staking you out, have a gun equipped just in case. The best way to survive in GTA Online is to assume that everyone hates you and wants your stuff. Trusting strangers, like in the real world, can lead to a whole mess of trouble.
We’ve all got a little need for speed, but that tends to be a sure-fire way to draw unwanted attention. Driving like a lunatic can not only quickly get you killed, but trashing your ride incurs an $800 insurance fee to get a replacement.
It’s a lot of cash to spend in a tough economy. In lieu of the option to wear a seatbelt, just drive a little safer, or learn to shoot while driving. It’s a dangerous world out there; don’t make it unnecessarily harder for yourself.
Going to the bathroom
You’re never safe in GTA: Online, especially if you put the controller down and walk away from the game. At that point, you’re begging to be killed and robbed. Really, you’re left with two options: wet yourself and try to explain to your parent or partner why there’s a wet patch on the couch or, alternatively, enable Passive Mode for $100.
Passive Mode prevents any physical damage, but only while on foot. Activate this, stay away from vehicles and dangerous things, and go do your business. But for the love of god, remember to take your headset off.
Flashing your cash
Of course you want to look like a badass. You’ve got who knows how many gangsters checking out your style and judging you on looks alone every second you spend in GTA Online, but be wary of blowing your money on new threads right away.
Focus on buying an apartment and new weapons first, expensive clothes or outrageous cars should come after you’re in a position to defend yourself from aggressors.
Not banking your money
There’s nothing more satisfying than walking around with your wallet flush after a successful robbery or string of jobs, but there’s nothing satisfying about getting held up at gunpoint and being robbed.
Money is success in GTA: Online, so be sure to bank it. ATMs can be dangerous, instead you should look for the Maze Bank app on your in-game smartphone under the Money and Services t