Grand Theft Auto 5 allows players to alternate between the three main characters in the single-player campaign at almost any given time, which offers a unique gameplay style. This switch mechanic is really efficient and straightforward to use \u2014 here's how to make the switch between characters in GTA 5. First things first, while you're in the middle of your GTA 5 game, locate the D-Pad on your controller of use, and hold down the Down button. Doing this will bring up an in-game overlay in the bottom right of the screen, displaying all of the playable characters in a wheel-dial. With the Down button still being pressed on the D-Pad, select your newly desired character simultaneously by additionally using the right analog stick, thus toggling the character wheel. Image via GTA Wiki Making your new selection will prompt a brief loading screen and dart towards your new pick in real-time. If you're playing GTA 5 on a PC, pressing the Left Alt key will pop up the character wheel, so all you need to do then is toggle with your mouse.