Clever GTA Online trick lets you survive massive falls

Trevor flying a jet in GTA 5

Falling to your death is a frequent risk in GTA Online, but there is a particularly genius tactic that you can use to survive falls from extremely high altitudes in the online multiplayer title.

GTA Online has a plethora of fun activities for you to try out, such as buying fast cars, buying fast bikespulling off Heists, and even inducing hallucinations to go on crazy trips.

You’re also in danger of getting killed in different ways, and falling from great heights is a possibility when you take to the skies in a flying vehicle. However, there is a tactic that can help you survive this.

How to survive massive falls in GTA Online

Parachuting in GTA Online

Reddit user ‘aboodfromdiscord’ highlighted this clever GTA Online trick which is meant to help you stay alive after falling into the ocean from high altitudes. In order to make this work, you’ll need to get a parachute.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Purchase a parachute from Ammu-Nation
  2. Use any flying vehicle to reach a high altitude
  3. Exit the vehicle and deploy your parachute
  4. Aim for a body of water then press triangle to lose the parachute

You will then ragdoll as you hit the water and this will let you survive the fall. This is especially useful when in a dogfight near the ocean and you need to eject from your vehicle in mid-air.

Many of the commenters pointed out how useful this trick is during aerial battles. “A lot of good pilots can ram you while you’re in your parachute and kill you so this is a good way to prevent that,” wrote one user.

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However, you could still be in danger from other threats after landing in the water, such as enemies firing at you. So, you’ll need to think quickly when you’re in a combat situation, but this tactic is still helpful for quick escapes.

For more GTA news and guides, check out the full list of cheat codes for GTA IIIVice City, and San Andreas.

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