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How to pick up snowballs in GTA Online

The winter update for GTA Online brings lots of snow, so let’s get you picking up snowballs and throwing them at unsuspecting people.

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GTA Online’s winter content is a special time of year, and one of the perks is being able to pick up and throw snowballs. If you’re struggling, our guide will show you what you need to do.

No one embraces the Christmas feeling as much as Rockstar and the devs always go hard during the most wonderful time of year. 2022 is up there as the team have served fans the Los Santos Drug Wars DLC, whipped up a cool Snowman outfit, and brought Die Hard to GTA Online.

GTA Online’s newest winter update has delivered a bunch of thoughtful presents, but more than anything, it’s also welcomed back snow to the fold. It turns out that ice-cold precipitation makes for a great throwing object when rolled into a ball.

If you want to put the guns away for a few days and bask in the feel-good holiday spirit, then let’s show you how to put your throwing arm to good use and make some snowballs to launch.

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How to pick up snow in GTA 5 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

The art of picking up snow and making a snowball is easy as you just need to be unarmed and press the right action button to do so.

Obviously, the button will vary depending on which platform you’re enjoying GTA Online on, and we’ll provide complete instructions for every platform.

Here’s how you can pick up snow in Rockstar’s GTA Online:

  1. Load into an online GTA server.
  2. Make sure you’ve holstered any weapon you might be holding so that you are unarmed.
  3. Once you’ve done that, stand on a nice patch of snow.
  4. Now, press left on the d-pad on PlayStation, right on the d-pad on Xbox, or G on PC, to pick up a nice handful of snow.
  5. Next, select Snowballs from your weapon wheel.
  6. Finally, aim as you would with a normal weapon, and then press the fire button to yeet a snowball.

Snow doesn’t last forever, and that’s usually the case with Rockstar’s GTA Online as the devs will eventually remove the winter-themed items from the game to make way for new weekly update content.

So make the most of it while you can!


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