In many ways, the GTA Online experience is completely different than the GTA V story mode. While players wreak havoc on the city of Los Santos in both modes, GTA Online offers far more creativity and freedom. This freedom applies to almost every facet of the GTA experience, including finding new and inventive ways to get rid of the cops.
Cops will always be a thorn in players’ side when playing any GTA title. They aim to keep players on track using a plethora of different tactics. Over the years, players have discovered various methods of clearing their wanted level to keep the cops at bay.
The police can be particularly annoying in GTA Online. Whether players are attempting a heist or trying to get from point A to point B, cops are unwelcome in most situations. However, the ways to lose the police work differently in the GTA V online experience. Here are the best methods we found on how to lose the cops in GTA Online.
Perhaps the most proven way to lose the cops in GTA Online is to call old pal Lester. Any player who has tried their hand at GTA Online will know who Lester is. He essentially coordinates jobs for the Los Santos players and can be extremely helpful in a variety of situations.
To use this method, players simply need to raise their phones when they are being followed by the police. Go to contacts, scroll down until Lester’s name appears and call him. Select the “Remove Level I Wanted” option and it will make the stars in the top right corner of the screen disappear.
For this method to work fully, players must not commit any crimes before or after calling Lester. For example, if players are driving a stolen car and call Lester to have their wanted level removed, they are actively committing a crime and have a one-star wanted level even after calling him. Also, players want to make sure they aren’t standing right next to the police; Try to get as much separation as possible before calling Lester.
This method doesn’t work for most story missions or heists, so keep that in mind.
In GTA V’s story mode, one of the most effective ways to get rid of the cops is to head into the sea and dive beneath the surface. The same method can be used in GTA Online.
The main aspect to keep in mind when trying this method is to go completely below the surface. Just getting in the water and swimming around will still allow the cops to keep an eye on the player. Of course, this also means that the players have to pay very close attention to their oxygen levels. Players must try their best to just catch their breath when they are not in the police’s cone of vision on the map.
To get around this, players can equip a scuba suit. This is only available in GTA Online and provides players with infinite oxygen underwater. Using this clothing item requires some advance planning, as players will need to have the wet suit on before entering the water. Players can purchase a wetsuit from clothing stores and Ammu-Nation. It is recommended to save the suit as a custom outfit to equip it quickly.
This method works for story missions and heists, but sometimes players aren’t close to the ocean, so this isn’t always feasible when players have the cops on them.
bribery of the police
The most expensive way to lose the cops in GTA Online is to bribe them. Players must be a registered CEO or VIP for this method to work. Players can become both via the SecuroServ option in the interaction menu. To become a CEO, they must acquire a board office, which requires at least $1,000,000. Becoming a VIP is much easier, you only need $500,000 in the bank and no office.
Once players are a CEO or VIP, they can pull up the interactive menu and see a whole list of new options available to them. One of these is called “Bribe Authorities” which removes the player’s wanted level immediately. However, this is never a cheap option, which is why it’s the most expensive method on this list.
Even for a small two-star wanted level, the price of bribing a police officer can be around $15,000. So when players have money in a hole in their pocket, this is perhaps the easiest way to lose the bulls. Unfortunately, it’s not available during story missions or raids.
If players want a cheaper bribe option, they can call Lester and check the “Cops Turn Blind Eye” box. This costs around $5,000 and makes every level you’re looking for disappear.
This is perhaps the most effective way to lose the cops in GTA Online. It’s simplicity itself and a trick as old as time. All players have to do is find the underground tunnel used in the first major heist in GTA V’s story mode. For reference, here is a screenshot of the GTA Online map showing where to enter the tunnel.
Once at the entrance to the tunnel, players can drive inside and look for the hole in the wall that takes them under the road. This is right next to the sidewalk of the tunnel.
Players can drive into the hole and keep going down until they reach the middle of the underground tunnel. From here you just have to wait for the level you are looking for to disappear. This works in story missions and raids and only requires players to know how to get to the tunnel. While a specific story mission or heist may be a bit far from this location, it’s in the middle of the map so it’s never too far away.
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