This GTA Online guide is your one-stop-shop for every bit of information you could possibly need, covering all of the key areas and updates released since it originally launched all the way back in 2013. No matter whether you're just starting out – perhaps after picking up the enhanced new-gen version or the standalone online experience – and are wondering where to start, are looking for a deeper dive into a specific criminal enterprise, or are searching for one of the many types of collectibles hidden around the world, we've got you covered. Take the stress out of your multiplayer activities with the expert advice found in our GTA Online guide on a wide range of subjects.
Regular updates, modes, and challenges continue to arrive in Los Santos and Blaine Country, with the enhanced version for PS5 and Xbox Series X being the most recent addition – adding a Career Builder to kickstart your empire and a whole new stream of vehicle customizations. Prior to that there was The Contract, LS Car Meet, Cayo Perico island, the Galaxy Superyacht, and years of previous expansions. You can choose whether to build your criminal schemes on running nightclubs, dealing arms, printing counterfeit currency, or any other illicit enterprise. With so much still going on, GTA Online guides are essential to help you keep up to speed with everything.
No matter whether you're a curious beginner or a seasoned veteran, we've got plenty of tips and guides to help you choose the fastest car, equip the best weapons, and earn a boatload of cash. So log on, tool up, and we'll begin...
GTA Online guides
Patch notes and what's new
The online world is constantly evolving, with new features and modes still being added all the time. Check out the latest GTA Online patch notes and you'll always know what the most recent updates are.
How to play
The world of GTA Online is huge, and if you're not familiar with it then the prospect of heading in unprepared can be pretty daunting. Fear not though, as we have a complete set of GTA Online tips for all players to help you on your way.
Beginners Guide - how to get started
If you've never set foot in multiplayer Los Santos before, then you might be wondering how to get started and what is important in the early days of your criminal empire. Follow our GTA Online beginners guide and we'll show you how to get started, and don't miss these 10 things to do in GTA Online as well.
How to make money fast
Money quite literally makes the world go around in GTA Online, and if you want to do most of the cool stuff then you're going to need to invest some serious virtual dollars to access it. If you don't want to spend real money, then follow our guide on how to make money fast in GTA Online.
How to earn reputation and level up fast
As you work your way up to Rank 100 and beyond, various weapons, customisation items and more will unlock. This can be a long process, so check out how to level up fast in GTA Online so you can speed things up.
What are the best paying missions
There are plenty of different missions you can undertake in San Andreas, with varying degrees of reward for your troubles. If you're after a fast buck then get stuck into the GTA Online best paying missions.
What are the new cars
There are lots of GTA Online new cars being added as part of major in-game events, which means there are a lot of new vehicles to keep track of. We've got all the details of the new purchases available, via Legendary Motorsports, Southern San Andreas Super Autos, and Warstock Cache and Carry.
What are the fastest cars
If you want to take the chequered flag in some high stakes GTA Online races, then you need to be driving the fastest car you can get your hands on. But what are the GTA Online fastest cars, you ask? We've tested every supercar to give you an exact answer, using science.
What are the fastest bikes
If you prefer two wheels to four, then you'll want to make sure you're riding one of the GTA Online fastest bikes. There are plenty of different options out there, and it may surprise you to know that one of the best all-round motorcycles is also one of the cheapest! Check out our guide with expert testing for all the details to make an informed decision.
Where are the peyote plants
If you want to turn yourself into an animal and go for an online rampage, then you'll need to consume one of the GTA Online peyote plants. There are over 70 different locations where you can find these hallucinatory cacti, and we've got all of them in our guide.
How to catch the serial killer and unlock the Navy Revolver
You'd better stay on your toes, as there's a GTA Online serial killer on the loose – he's left a number of clues around the island, and doesn't take too kindly to you tracking them down. Find and defeat the Los Santos Slasher to unlock the Navy Revolver and add it to your arsenal.
What are the best races
Thanks to the Rockstar Creator, there are a huge number of user created races available to take on. We've sorted the wheat from the chaff to recommend the GTA Online best races.
How to make money from Gunrunning
Gunrunning can be a great way to earn money and upgrades, but it's also tricky to get in to and requires careful investment to turn a profit. Follow our GTA Online Gunrunning guide to get the most out of it.
What are the best weapons
Visit any Ammu-Nation store in-game and you'll find a massive selection of guns, explosives, and melee weapons to choose from. We've selected loadouts of the GTA Online best weapons for different situations, so you always have the right tools for the job.
How to buy a house
If you want somewhere to stay in comfort and rest your weary head, you'll need to know how to buy a house in GTA Online. Whether you're looking for an out of town shack, a hilly stilt house, or a fancy tower apartment, we'll show you how to build your property empire.
How to buy cars
Having access to decent vehicles is essential to getting around the expansive world of San Andreas, so we'll show you how to buy cars in GTA Online and let you build up an impressive collection of rides in your garage. You may also like to know about the biggest garage in GTA Online, if you're planning to invest in a fleet of vehicles.
How to open the nightclub safe
If you've been running a nightclub as part of the After Hours update, then you should be accruing cash in your GTA Online nightclub safe. However, it can be tricky to actually find and collect your earnings as it's well hidden in a wall, so follow our guide to locate it.
What are the best Shark Card deals
If you want to shortcut to those virtual dollars then you can buy a GTA Online Shark Card to top up your bank account - we've investigated which one gives you the best value, and what you can buy with it.
How do you get Prime Gaming benefits
If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, then there are GTA Online Prime Gaming benefits you can claim for free. We've got all the details on setting up and linking your accounts, to make sure you don't miss out on any of the offers available through this rewards program.
How to get the Double-Action Revolver
To track down the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online, as well as unlocking it for Red Dead Redemption 2, you'll need to receive an in-game email that kicks off a treasure hunt across San Andreas. If you're having trouble with any of the stages, then here's how to get the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online.
How to get the Stone Hatchet
The Stone Hatchet is another weapon you can unlock in GTA Online, and also have available in Red Dead Redemption 2. To get started, you'll need to receive texts from Maude sending you off on a series of bounty hunters before the location is revealed, to help out we have a complete guide for how to get the Stone Hatchet in GTA Online.
How to get the Kifflom t-shirt
You may have seen other GTA Online players sporting a cool Kifflom t-shirt from the Epsilon Program, and wondered where they got it from as you can't purchase it in the game. The method for receiving it is somewhat convoluted, and involves drinking lots of expensive whisky in nightclubs and passing out - for full details, here's how to get the Kifflom t-shirt in GTA Online.
How to fix the "Your profile does not have permission to access GTA Online" error
If you're unable to get into a game, then you may have received the Your profile does not have permission to access GTA Online error message. There are a number of reasons why you may see this error, and we've got information on the most common ways to fix it and start playing again.
When is the Independence Day event
Around the 4th of July every year, Rockstar runs a GTA Online Independence Day event to celebrate this great American holiday. You can expect copious amounts of fireworks, patriotic outfits, and much more when the next event rolls around.
Where are the Shipwrecks
GTA Online Shipwrecks wash ashore at a new location every day, and if you find them you'll recover cash plus scraps that can eventually be assembled into the Frontier outfit.
Where are the Treasure Chests on Cayo Perico
If you've taken on the GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist and spent time exploring the remote island location, you may have heard there are some GTA Online Treasure Chests to collect while you're there. These change position every day, but we've got all of their locations and details on how to track them down.
Where are the playing cards
As part of the casino update, there were 54 GTA Online playing cards hidden around the entire game map. Finding them all unlocks a stack of chips and several rewards in GTA Online, plus the Collector's Bag reward in Red Dead Online, and we've got all of their locations.
Where are the action figures
If you thought there were a lot of playing cards to find, wait until you start searching for the 100 GTA Online action figures scattered across San Andreas! If you find them all you'll earn a stack of cash plus some money can't buy rewards, and we've got the locations for every one.
Where are the signal jammers
With the launch of the Diamond Casino Heist, another set of 'collectibles' has been added in the form of 50 GTA Online signal jammers which you need to shoot, blow up, or otherwise destroy to tick off your list. Take out all of them for the usual cash bonuses plus the opportunity to add the hacker Avi Schwartzman for your Diamond Casino Heist support crew.
Where are the Solomon movie props
Following a big break in and theft from the Richards Majestic Movie Studio, Mr Richards himself wants you to go out and retrieve his GTA Online Solomon movie props that have been lost around San Andreas. Bring them all back to the lot, and you'll unlock the Space Interloper costume to add to your wardrobe.
Where are the antennas
In order to get the Still Slipping Los Santos radio station back on the air, you need to cruise round Mirror Park to hear the request for help then repair ten broken GTA Online antennas around the island. Fixing them will allow the station to broadcast, and add some branded merch to your wardrobe.
Where are the media sticks
Arriving with the Los Santos Tuners update, there are several GTA Online media sticks hidden in key locations for the various criminal enterprises available. Each one you track down adds a CircoLoco Records EP to your media player, and once you complete the set you'll also unlock an exclusive Seth Troxler mix of the whole playlist.
GTA Online Casino guides
How to get casino chips
If you want to play any of the games on offer at The Diamond, then you're going to need GTA Online casino chips to do it. We've got details on where to get chips from, and what the best games are to play with them.
How to purchase a casino Penthouse
If you want to live in a swanky pad, then they don't come much fancier than a GTA Online casino Penthouse. You'll also need one to take part in the casino missions, so we'll show you how to purchase and customise your dream home.
How to access the secret Casino Missions
As well as the regular set of casino missions and work you can receive from Ms Baker, there are a couple of secret GTA Online Casino Missions hidden away, and we've got the details of what you need to do to access them. Spoiler alert – it involves drinking, a lot.
What is the Lucky Wheel glitch
Every day you get one free spin of the Lucky Wheel in the casino, for a chance to win from a selection of prizes. By using the GTA Online Lucky Wheel glitch, you can get unlimited respins until you receive the reward you want, and we'll show you how to do it.
GTA Online The Contract guides
Where is Record A Studios
If you're working through the GTA Online The Contract update, then you may be looking for GTA Online Record A Studios after hearing it referenced by Dr Dre. We've got the location for it, along with details of how to unlock access to the building.
The GTA Online Short Trips let you play out co-operative missions with Franklin and Lamar instead of your regular online character, and we explain how to reach them.
GTA Online Payphone Hits can provide a decent stream of income from eliminating targets, but first you need to know how to unlock them from Franklin.
GTA Online Enhanced guides
How to transfer characters
If you're moving over to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version of the game, you'll need to know how to transfer GTA Online – and we've got all of the details. However, you may want to find out can you play GTA Online on PS5 with PS4 players and check the crossplay situation before you commit.
If you're a new player, or just fancy a fresh start, then the GTA Online Career Builder will let you pick a business then provide a cash injection to get you up and running.
Hao's Special Works
If you're looking for special vehicle upgrades on PS5 or Xbox Series X, then GTA Online Hao's Special Works is the place to go for some unprecedented customization options on your fanciest rides.
Perhaps after all that you're looking for a different challenge? If so, then there are plenty of other games like GTA you can check out.