When you press ` (backtick) key in GTA5, you can enter cheat codes like BUZZOFF.

Now I was wondering is this official feature? I find it a bit strange because on GTA5 official site and in their Manual, it isn't mentioned anywhere.

So is it official feature or some kind of hack which you enable by installing another Cheat software?


These are known as console commands and are pretty universal in video games. These allow developers to troubleshoot their game without necessarily quitting the game and going into their source code.

In GTA5 specifically these console commands have actually been made pretty limited. They only allow the player to spawn items and change minor gameplay attributes. During development it would have allowed the user to teleport anywhere, load anything, or change other important features of gameplay.

Before release the usage of the console must have been restricted to spawning a limited number of items, and disabled entirely in GTA: Online.

While these are cheats, it is not implemented by a third party hacker.

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    Okay. Is there any official website by this game developer where I can find these cheats? – Vikas May 15 at 16:27
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    First result for “GTA5 Console Commands” rockpapershotgun.com/gta-5-cheats-all-console-commands – PausePause May 15 at 16:59
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    Correct. It may also invalidate achievements for that save profile – PausePause May 15 at 17:41
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    If only Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A were a "console command". – iBug May 16 at 0:04
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    @iBug IIRC the Konami code was originally used to trigger the devs' debug mode, so it's something similar. – nick012000 May 16 at 8:28

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