How to switch characters in GTA 5

Swap between the three main characters with ease.

Grand Theft Auto V

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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 — 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.

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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.