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Where to find GTA Online Peyote Plants and become an animal

GTA Online Peyote Plants
(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

If you're searching for GTA Online peyote plants, then unfortunately we have some bad news for you. Although they haven't been removed from the game entirely, they can only be found during specific events and as a result are not a permanent feature around Los Santos and Blaine County. They are currently making week-long appearances around twice a year, with the last sightings reported during the Halloween 2021 event. This is a shame, as when these small cacti actually sprout up in the online world you can take a bite and embark on a psychedelic trip, which is a real wild ride.

If you've already has a cactus snack at one of the GTA 5 peyote plant locations during the single-player campaign then you'll know what to expect, but if you're a newcomer then here's what you need to know – the GTA Online peyote plants are chock-full of hallucinogens, and consuming them when available in GTA Online will transform you into a wild animal!

Interestingly, not only can you use that animal's abilities to run amok and hound the innocent NPCs you encounter, but all the other players in your session can also see you in your animal form and interact accordingly. When we turned into a deer, our reign of terror was only ended when we were knocked down by a fellow player's car before they finished us off with a drive-by. Read on, and we'll show you where to find all of the GTA Online peyote plants locations, as long as they've been activated for an event.

GTA Online Peyote Plants locations

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There are a total of 76 GTA Online peyote plants locations when they're available, spread across San Andreas and the surrounding ocean, which we've marked on the above map – you can click on it to view a larger version. Approach any of the areas shown on the map, and you'll feel your pad start to vibrate while you hear the sound of the animal that the peyote plant will turn you in to.

GTA Online Peyote Plants

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Follow the vibrations getting stronger until you discover the GTA Online peyote plant, which looks like a small green puck with some white flowers on top. When you're close enough, press right on the d-pad to begin your transformation into animal form. Each creature has its own controls, so pay attention to the tip that appears in the top left corner so you know how to use your capabilities. The hallucination will continue until your animal is killed, or you press right on the d-pad to quit. If you've had a notification that they're live in the game then get out there, chomp down those peyote plants, and start causing some mayhem!

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Iain Wilson
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Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 475 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.