How to increase strength stat easily in GTA Online

Nicholas Barth
Franlin punching someone in GTA V

In GTA Online, having a high Strength stat is important if you want to win fistfights easily, climb ladders, or take reduced damage. So here’s how you can increase the Strength stat easily in GTA Online.

Your GTA Online character might be struggling to take down opponents in 1v1 melee fights or feel tired too early when participating in sports or climbing ladders.

To avoid such scenarios without taking the help of Passive mode, you can increase your strength stat and there are a few unique ways to do so. So here are all the methods to help you increase your Strength stat in GTA Online quickly.

Quickest way to get your strength up in GTA Online

The best way to increase your GTA Online strength stat involves partnering up with a friend. Get them to grab a vehicle, park it beside you, and simply start punching the car. This will count as you deal damage to an opponent, while neither of you takes damage.

  1. Join a GTA Online session with a friend.
  2. Let your friend get into a car, and start punching it.
  3. Continue repeatedly punching the vehicle for around 10 minutes until your strength stat has increased.

How to increase your strength stat solo in GTA Online

Another well-known method to get your strength up in GTA Online is to simply get into fights. Here’s what you need to do:

  • From your mobile phone, call Lester and bribe the cops by selecting the “Cops turn a blind eye” option.
  • This should keep the heat off you for 3 minutes.
  • Head over to Vespucci Beach and start throwing punches at the people you see there.

For every 20 punches that you land on someone, your strength stat will receive a 1% boost.

GTA Online Vespucci Beach location
Vespucci Beach is usually crowded during the day so you can level up your Strength stat here easily.

If you don’t want to run the risk of a trip to the Los Santos hospitals, you can head to Grapeseed Farms and punch cows for the same reward.

Alternatively, you can always head to the Tennis Court or the Golf Course and play sports to get your Strength stat up in GTA Online.

Players who increase this stat will see a boost in their character’s physical power and resilience, which in turn will provide a substantial increase to your melee damage, ladder climbing speed, agility when playing sports, and a reduction in the damage your character takes.

As you can see above, there are plenty of benefits if you get your strength up in GTA Online, so focus on this the next time you are online in Los Santos and increase the Strenght stat to make your character better than ever before.

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