Regardless of  the fact that it was released over seven years ago, GTA 5 has maintained its popularity to this day. that it was released more than seven years ago, GTA 5 has maintained its popularity to this day. Rockstar is partly to blame for this, as GTA Online has evolved into a massive community that is likely to remain popular until GTA 6 is published (no official release date as of yet). People are still having fun with their GTA 5 single-player campaigns.

The three-character storyline is one innovative mechanic that distinguishes the fifth instalment from previous GTA titles. You play as Michael, a middle-aged mobster experiencing a mid-life crisis, Franklin, a street gang-associated man looking to advance in life, and Trevor, who… well, you’ll have to play the game to find out.

The majority of GTA 5 allows you to switch between these three personalities, and in some situations, even during missions. Let’s take a closer look at GTA 5 character switching between platforms.

How to Change Characters in  GTA 5

To begin with, yes, you can switch between the three characters while in free-roam mode. It’s as easy as pressing a button and selecting one of the remaining two characters (more on that later). When you switch to a different character, the camera follows them to their current location.

These switches have been made more interesting and immersive as well. Switching to Trevor, for example, may cut in on the moment he appears to be attempting to flush a dead body down the toilet. He might also be chasing a woman and apologize for indecent exposure, or he could even throw a man into the water from the boardwalk. Other characters have interesting switches, but none as interesting as Trevor.

The switching mechanic will be introduced to you during the first mission. You won’t be able to use the function until you’ve connected with the other two characters (after the Prologue, you play with Franklin for a few missions). After a while, you’ll be able to flip between the three characters at nearly any point in the game.

Some missions may prevent you from switching or limit the switch to two characters. Even if you’re free-roaming, you won’t be able to select another character at times. This is determined by the plot.

How to Change Between Characters in Grand Theft Auto 5 on the PC

Personal Computer gamers had to wait a long time after the game was released on consoles (as is customary with Rockstar), but they got the same game as console players. Character switching was, of course, just as important on PC as it was on consoles. Here’s how to change between GTA 5 characters on your computer.

  1. Hold down the “Alt” key after you’ve finished the game.
  2. Using the arrow keys or the mouse, select the character you want to switch to.
  3. Release the β€˜β€™Alt’’ key

Switching between GTA 5 characters is as easy as that.

How to Change Characters in GTA 5 on PlayStation 4

The same principle that we explained for the PC version of the game also applies to consoles, including the PlayStation 4. The only distinction is that the keys are different.

  1. Hold down the D-Down Pad’s Button.
  2. Choose the character you want to switch to with the Right Analog Stick.
  3. To switch, release the Down Button.

How to Change Characters in GTA 5 on the PS3

Despite the fact that the PS3 seems like a long time ago (the PS5 has been available for months now), GTA 5 was published during the PS3’s reign as the next-generation system. The PlayStation 4 was released a few months after GTA 5. As a result, the game is without a doubt playable on PlayStation 3 systems. Here’s how to change characters on the older console.

  1. Hold the Down Button on the D-Pad
  2. Choose the character you want to switch to with the Right Analog stick.
  3. To make the switch, depress the Down Button.

How to Switching Characters in GTA 5 on Xbox

The principle and key sequence are the same whether you play the game on Xbox 360 or Xbox One. Here’s how to change characters in GTA 5 on either console.

  1. Hold down the D-Down Pad’s Button for a few seconds.
  2. Using the Right Analog stick, select the desired character.
  3. To select the highlighted character, press and hold the Down Button.

How to Grand Theft Auto 5 Change Characters Online

GTA Online allows each player to create and use two different characters at their leisure. The player can, of course, switch between the two. Character switches in the game’s Online mode, on the other hand, aren’t as simple as they are in the single-player version. In GTA 5 Online, here’s how to switch between your two characters.

  1. Activate the pause menu when playing one of the two characters.
  2. Choose the “Online” tab.
  3. Go to “Swap Character.”
  4. Confirm that you wish to terminate the session.
  5. Select the character you wish to swap to by using the directional keys.
  6. Confirm

In Grand Theft Auto V, how can you change your character slots?

When you hold “Alt” (PC) or the Down Button on the D-Pad (consoles), a little character menu appears in the lower-right corner of the screen. Michael (blue) is on the left, while Franklin is on the right (green)  and Trevor (orange) is on the left. You may wish to swap these character slots, but GTA 5 does not allow you to do so. The three characters are always confined to their respective roles.

Similarly, on the GTA 5 Online character selection screen, the characters are locked into their positions and cannot be moved.

Frequently Asked Question

1. In GTA 5, how do you change modes?

Depending on your style of play, you may prefer different targeting modes in GTA 5. Fortunately, the option to switch between targeting modes is available.

However, in the Online mode, some players have reported that the Targeting Mode option is greyed out. Although GTA 5 and GTA Online are considered separate games, the settings from the single-player mode are carried over to the online version.

So, select a single-player character (Michael, Franklin, or Trever), go to the menu, navigate to the Settings tab, select “Controls,” and select your preferred Targeting Mode. The changes will also affect the multiplayer game mode.

2. In GTA 5, how do you switch from first to third person?

You can switch between first-person and third-person views in GTA 5 regardless of which platform you’re playing on. To make the switch on the PS4, press the touchpad. On Xbox One, the “Select” button performs the same function. The “V” key on a PC switches between first- and third-person perspectives.

While some players prefer first-person to third-person mode, they may find driving in first-person difficult. Fortunately, you can play the game in first-person mode while walking and third-person mode while driving (or vice-versa). To do so, navigate to the “Settings” menu, select “Display,” and enable the “Allow Independent Camera Modes” option.

In addition, if you go into the Controls menu, you can make the first-third-person switch happen as you walk into the cover.  This can also assist you in playing more effectively.

3. Why can’t I change my GTA 5 character?

There are two possible explanations for why you may be unable to switch between GTA 5 characters. The first possibility is that you’re on a mission that doesn’t allow you to switch characters. Another reason could be that you’re too close to completing a mission. If you go too close to a mission point, the menu that normally shows the character screen will show the radio station screen instead. Drive away from the mission point for about 10 seconds and try again.

If neither of the two reasons apply, contact Rockstar tech support for assistance in resolving this issue.

4. How do I return to Franklin in GTA 5?

You may not be able to play as Franklin at certain points in the game’s story mode. Even in free-roam mode, you won’t be able to switch to Franklin or Michael. Just keep playing the story missions to advance the game, and the switch option will reappear. We do recommend that you immerse yourself in the Trevor missions; they are fantastic.

Switching Characters in GTA 5

For the majority of GTA 5, you can switch between the three available characters regardless of platform. Simply hold down the character menu button (Alt on PC, Down Button on D-pad on consoles) and select the character you want to switch to.

We hope this guide is helped you learn how to swap between characters in GTA 5 and solve any problems you may have had. If you have any additional comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.


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