Since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online in 2008, the online iteration of Rockstar’s popular video game franchise, millions of people have been creating fake accounts and spending their time playing pretend. While the experience is fun and the competition is exciting, it’s not all that different from just playing the game on your console. The real money to be made comes from selling equipment, parts, and vehicles you’ve stolen from others on the open market. You can even make money by doing odd jobs for the people you meet in-game, such as driving them around or watching their homes while they’re sleeping.
The goal of this post is to teach you the ropes of Grand Theft Auto Online so you can become a full-fledged, profit-making criminal mastermind. We’ll cover everything from how to create a character to how to trade and what to watch out for. Let’s get started.
The Basics Of Grand Theft Auto Online
To get into the swing of things, let’s start with the basics. First, you’ll need a fake Facebook account. You can use our special link to create one, or if you already have an account, you can use our cheat sheet to get the job done quickly and easily. Next, you’ll need a Steam account, as well as an Xbox Live account, if you play on an Xbox. If you play on a PC, you’ll need an account on Razer Game Store as well. Once you’ve got all your accounts set up, you’re ready to play.
When you log into your Steam client, you’ll see a giant blue button at the top ready to invite you to join Grand Theft Auto Online. Once you join, you’ll see a white menu bar across the top of the screen. At the bottom of this bar, you’ll see a few buttons that correspond with the most common functions in the game.
Navigating The Open World
Once you log into your game, you’re presented with a map of Los Santos, the open world in which you’ll almost certainly be spending the vast majority of your time. You’ll see that the map is pretty big, which is good, because it means you won’t get bored of exploring when you play. However, it also means that there’s a lot to explore. Since this is an open world game, you’re free to roam wherever you please and interact with (and hopefully, rob) anyone you encounter.
The Basics Of Stealing
If you come across an in-game cash machine, you can simply click the button and scoop up all the cash inside. These machines are often found at bars, clubs, and restaurants, so you’ll have to make sure you’re not doing anything else when you’re at one of these places. Keep in mind, however, that some places have cameras, and you don’t want to get caught stealing. In these situations, you’ll have to find a way to make the cash disappear without being detected by the guards or the cops. This is where your common sense and your intuition come in handy. You’ll need to find the best way to accomplish the heist while staying undetected.
Crafting, Upgrading, And Repairing Vehicles
One of the things that makes Grand Theft Auto Online stand out from other similar games is the sheer number of vehicles you can access and play with. The game opens up with practically every single car imaginable, complete with modding tools that allow you to change the look of your ride in almost every way possible. At the same time, the game also provides an incredible variety of motorcycles, boats, and airplanes, just to name a few. This is something that can’t be explained simply by the fact that Rockstar had a lot of free time on their hands after making Grand Theft Auto V so incredible.
The Basics Of Combat
If you’ve ever played a Rockstar game before then you’ll know what to expect when it comes to combat. In Grand Theft Auto Online, much like in other games in the series, you have a couple of options when it comes to fighting. For the most part, you’ll be standing back and letting your wits and your weapons do the talking. If you do happen to land a blow on an opponent, you’ll see a small icon of a man in a suit with a briefcase in the top right corner of your screen. This is your insurance badge, and it will trigger a quick-time event where you have to press a button to continue fighting. While this might not seem like a lot, it can certainly add up if you’re doing this frequently. The other option is to use your fists and try to batter your opponent. If you master this technique, you’ll see an icon in the top right corner that looks like an open hand with a fist inside. This is your honor guard mode, and it can also be extremely useful when you’re in a tight spot. It might not seem like much, but it’s another way of participating in the game aside from just driving and looting.
The Basics Of Looting
When looting, or the act of taking what you want from other players or businesses, you’ll be using your mouse to click on items that are visible on the screen. These items can then be dragged to your inventory, where you can use them at any time. You can also click on crates, safes, or other similar containers to make them disappear so you can steal their contents. You’ll be coming across a lot of these containers during your time in Grand Theft Auto Online, which is why you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the various mouse clicks needed to make them disappear without any trouble. In addition to disappearing containers, you’ll often come across items that can be sold for in-game cash. If you’ve never sold anything before in your life, but you’ve noticed that some people are making large amounts of money playing, then this is how you can get started.
Making A Profit
One of the most interesting aspects of Grand Theft Auto Online is how you can make a profit even when you’re playing a game that’s meant to be purely fun. Sure, the game is free to download and play, but you’ll need to put in the time and effort to learn how to play and how to survive the often-hostile environment of Los Santos, and that time and effort translates into real money. The more you play, the more you’ll make. This is why playing this game isn’t simply a hobby, it’s a way of life.
If you want to make the most money in Grand Theft Auto Online, you should take every opportunity to swipe cars and trucks, either for a quick cash injection or to sell for profit. You can also get involved with heists, where you’ll team up with other players to steal expensive cars and other valuable items. Doing these things will help you earn enough money to purchase better equipment, create higher-level characters, and explore more of Los Santos. You’ll also need to find the best way to eliminate your competition, both inside and outside of the game, so you can increase your profit margin. In addition to the money-making opportunities, you’ll also need to consider the costs of playing. In-game purchases range from weapon purchases to upgrades and vehicles, and the costs quickly add up if you’re investing in higher-end equipment. However, it’s still relatively affordable to play on what I’d consider to be a standard machine.
How to Make The Most Money Playing Grand Theft Auto Online
Now that you’re familiar with the basics of Grand Theft Auto Online, let’s talk about how to make the most money playing. There are several ways to monetize your gameplay, but the simplest and most effective method is to simply sell vehicles and equipment you’ve stolen. The reason this works so well is that most people playing this game are very interested in cars and other vehicles, and they’re also very interested in making quick cash in the process of playing. This means that there’s a large audience of potential buyers who can be reached through a simple advertisement on an online marketplace. Just remember that there are some tips and tricks you need to keep in mind if you want to make the most out of these advertisements. Here’s what you need to know.
Sell Your Vehicles And Make Money
Selling vehicles and equipment you’ve stolen is pretty straightforward. Just log into your Steam client, navigate to the Grand Theft Auto Online marketplace, and you’ll see many different cars and other vehicles from which you can choose. Once you’ve made a selection, you can click the button to reveal the details of the item and to initiate the transaction. Remember, you don’t need to be at a computer to do this. You can also find similar items for sale on the mobile versions of the marketplace.