Does GTA V have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?

Does GTA V have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?

GTA V, the open-world action-adventure title created by Rockstar Studios, is undoubtedly one of the most popular videogames ever made. It also won the 2013 Game of the Year award, so naturally, every gamer must give it a try, even if they have never played any of the previous GTA games.

The game has stunning visuals, flawless gameplay, and a captivating storyline, but unfortunately, it does not allow the players to adjust the game’s difficulty settings.

GTA V does not have an easy mode or any traditional difficulty settings. Initially, casual gamers may find the difficulty of a few missions frustrating.

Luckily, GTA V does not have complicated questlines and hard-to-master gameplay mechanics, so players can quickly adapt to it and easily cruise through the entire storyline. Though, If you still feel the game is too hard, then go ahead and activate the cheats!

1. How to make GTA V easier?

Does GTA V have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?

GTA V story mode can be made fun and easier by activating the cheats in the game. To activate the cheats:

  1. Take out your phone in the game. To do so, press up on the d-pad on the consoles or the backspace/T key on the keyboard.
  2. Go to the Contacts list (middle icon). 
  3. Open up the Dial-pad. To do so, press on the Xbox, Square on the PS, or the Spacebar on PC.
  4. Enter the desired number/cheat code.
  5. Press the same button you used to open the dial-pad to call the number and activate the cheat.

Note: The first four numbers for every cheat are 1-9-9-9.

2. All the Cell Phone Cheat Codes in GTA V

Does GTA V have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?
GTA V | Source: Rockstar Games

Here are all the cell phone cheat codes in GTA V:

1.Get Drunk 1-999-547867
2.Swim Fast 1-999-46844557
3.Sprint Fast 1-999-228-2463
4.Max Health and Armour 1-999-887-853
5.High Jump 1-999-467-8648
6.Invincibility 1-999-724-6545537
7.Recharge Special Ability 1-999-769-3787
8.Slow Motion Aim 1-999-332-3393
9.Parachute 1-999-759-3483
10.Fall from Sky 1-999-759-3255
11.Increase Wanted Level 1-999-384-48483
12.Decrease Wanted Level 1-999-529-93787
13.Get Weapons and Ammo 1-999-866-587
14.Ammo that Explodes 1-999-444-439
15.Ammo that Catches Fire 1-999-4623-634279
16.Change Weather 1-999-625-348-7246
17.Change Gravity 1-999-356-2837
18.Reduce Friction 1-999-766-9329
19.Spawn Caddy Vehicle 1-999-4653-461
20.Spawn Comet Vehicle 1-999-266-38
21.Spawn Rapid GT Car 1-999-727-4348
22.Spawn Garbage Truck 1-999-872-7433
23.Spawn BMX Bike 1-999-226-348
24.Spawn Buzzard Helicopter 1-999-289-9633

3. Is GTA V a hard game?

GTA V is the easiest game in the entire GTA series because of its enhanced shooting and cover mechanics. Moreover, it even allows the players to skip parts of the mission. 

All of the previous GTA titles have janky aiming and shooting mechanics, making it difficult to survive in a gunfight, but that’s not the case with GTA V. Also, the open-world aspect of the game allows players to have fun with the surroundings by driving around or visiting places without actually doing any missions.

However, if you want to follow the storyline and do missions, but they are too difficult for you, then the game even allows you to skip them!

4. How to skip the missions in GTA V?

Does GTA V have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?
GTA V | Source: Rockstar Games

Die 3 times while playing a mission to skip it in GTA 5. Skipping the mission will not completely end the mission but will move you to the next checkpoint.

Once you die three times in the game, the death menu will flash a screen asking whether you want to skip the mission. Just choose ‘yes’ and move on to the next checkpoint. 

Note that you don’t need to die while attempting the objectives of the mission in order to skip it. Just kill your character by throwing him off a cliff, into the lake, or in an explosion.

5. What is the hardest mission in GTA V?

“The Big Score” is the hardest mission in GTA V because it requires a lot of skilled shooting and driving. It is also the final mission in the game.

The mission involves the biggest heist ever pulled off by the protagonists. Once the players get the gold, they earn a 5-star wanted level. After that, the entire Merryweather and LSPD crew starts chasing them down, making it really hard to escape.

6. How many missions are there in GTA V?

Does GTA V have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?
GTA V | Source: Fandom

There are 79 main storyline missions available in GTA V, but due to the branching nature of a few of them, only 69 missions are playable in a single run.

The main storyline missions aside, there are also 4 optional “Lester’s Assassinations” missions that must be completed to achieve 100% completion of the game.

7. How long it takes to beat GTA V?

It takes 81 hours to complete 100% of GTA V, according to the website HowLongToBeat.

However, if you are only interested in the game’s story, it will take you around 32 hours to complete the entire main storyline. Additionally, finishing every side quest in the game will cost you extra 17 hours. 

8. About Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V or GTA V is developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. Initially released on 1 October 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and on 18 November 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and in the next year on 14 April 2015 for Microsoft Windows. A late 2021 release is scheduled for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.