Originally released in 2013, GTA 5 is a video game that has accompanied several generations of consoles. Taking Sony’s as an example, the title at launch was released on PlayStation 3, and then landed over the years on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This makes us understand the quality of Rockstar’s production, able to guarantee incredible longevity.
On the other hand, GTA 5 has found a godsend in GTA Online, a mode that has now become almost a game in its own right and which has contributed decisively to keeping the title on the crest of the wave. In any case, if you are here it is because you still have some doubts about the game: more precisely, you are wondering how to change character in GTA.
I understand it: on the other hand, in some contexts, the Rockstar title leaves a little too much room for the player’s freedom of action and you can “get lost” a little. Don’t worry: below you can find quick directions that will lead you to your goal. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!
- Preliminary information
- How to change characters in GTA 5
- How to change characters in GTA 5 Story
- How to change characters in GTA 5 Online
Before going into the details of the procedure on how to change character in GTA, I think you might be interested in learning more about this possibility.
You must know, in fact, that the Story mode of GTA 5 And GTA Online they don’t handle the character change system in the same way. Going more specifically, in the first case it is only possible to impersonate some predefined characters as theadventure he continues: I am obviously referring to the well-known ones Franklin Clinton, Michael De Santa And Trevor Philips.
As for, however, the online mode of the game, even before starting the initial tutorial you are asked to create a character using the appropriate editor made available by the title of Rockstar. This means on GTA Online you choose the appearance of the character that you control.
In this context, you understand well that the mechanics of switching between characters vary depending on whether you choose to play GTA Online or to Story mode of GTA 5. In the latter case you can in fact choose between Franklin, Michael and Trevor, taking a look at what each of them is doing during his life or by carrying out an “exchange” in the battle phase while they are all in the same place.
The one proposed by the Story mode of GTA 5 is certainly an interesting mechanic, in that there is not a single protagonist and the plot is based on vicissitudes of the three characters involved. Among other things, the possibility of making this change during the adventure is interesting from different points of view, including that of the gameplay.
Turning, instead, to GTA Online, generally users are used to create a character and continue with that essentially forever. In fact, there are many who “spend” a lot of time in the editor for the first time, in order to be sure of their choice. In any case, in the game it is possible to modify the clothing, so there is a certain degree of customization in terms of aesthetics. Furthermore, through a well-defined procedure you can change the look: but this is expensive.
For the rest, you need to know that you can also do it a total character change in GTA Online, but it is necessary from the begining. Indeed, game progress is linked to your character and therefore it is not possible to create another one and play from where you left off (of course, it is possible to continue the game with the original character, but the progress will always be linked to each specific character).
In any case, it is possible to make a change of character both in the Story mode of GTA 5 and in GTA Online. Among other things, it is a not too complex procedure in both cases, so I’m sure you will find some useful information by continuing to read the tutorial.
How to change characters in GTA 5
Now that you are aware of the differences between GTA 5 and GTA Online Story Mode, I’d say it’s time to take action, actually explaining to you how to change character in GTA 5. Below are all the indications of the case.
How to change characters in GTA 5 Story
There Story mode of GTA 5 it relies heavily on the possibility of change character, as it is possible to switch between the lives of Franklin, Michael and Trevor or choose who to use, for example, during a fight.
If you are wondering how to change characters in GTA 5 for PC, you just need it keep pressed the button Alt on the keyboard to display a circular menu at the bottom right of the screen.
Through the latter it is possible to select, using the mouse or le directional arrows on the keyboard, the character to be impersonated between Franklin, Michael And Trevor. To make the switch, you must release the Alt key. Of course, the characters you can actually select depend on the moment of the adventure in which you are. This means, for example, that if you haven’t unlocked Trevor yet, he won’t appear.
As regards, however, the procedure on how to change character in GTA 5 for PS4 or how to change characters in GTA 5 for Xbox, it is enough for you keep pressed the button Below (arrow) of the controller and use theright analog to select who you want to use. After that, you just have to release the Down key And that’s it.
Great, now you are aware of the quick procedure for changing characters in GTA 5 Story Mode. This is nothing complicated, as you can see.
How to change characters in GTA 5 Online
How do you say? Are you playing GTA Online and would you like to change character? No problem, I’ll tell you how to do it right away!
Before moving on, I remind you that, as mentioned in the preliminary chapter, if you are going to create a new character without spending in-game currency, you will have to start from scratch in GTA Online. Indeed, in this case you can’t pick up where you left off (You can still do this with the original character, but not with the new one). Put simply, the creation of a secondary character it may be useful to you only if you have no problem starting GTA Online again.
In any case, if you are convinced to proceed, once you enter the game, go to the settings, move to the tab ONLINE and press on the item Change character. This will take you to a screen where you can create a new character to start with from the tutorial.
Unfortunately, there is no possibility of changing theaspect of an existing character (you can only change the name). However, you can do this in another way, but you $ 100,000 will be needed: just open the Interaction menu (for example, by holding down the key View on Xbox), select the option Style and press on the item Change appearance, in order to spend the money required and change your character.
In any case, in addition to the $ 100,000 required (you may be interested in my guide on how to earn money on GTA Online), it is necessary have reached at least rank 6 to unlock this option. So you might want to check out my tutorial on how to rank up fast in GTA Online.
Great, now you know everything there is to know about the possibility of change character on GTA. Since you are a fan of this series, I would recommend that you take a look at the page on my site dedicated to Rockstar titles, where you can find many other guides that could be for you.