Switch between all three characters in GTA 5
You will get the chance to switch characters early in GTA 5. If you don’t remember, you were required to switch from Michael to Trevor when the security guard pinned Michael down during the bank robbery in the intro mission in North Yankton.
However, it is easy to forget how to switch characters after the first mission, as you won’t use the feature again after completing the first few missions with Franklin.
This quick guide will show you how to switch characters in GTA 5.
How to Switch Characters in GTA 5
You can switch between Franklin, Michael, and Trevor very easily. Controls will differ from PC, Playstation, and Xbox, so look for your device below and follow the steps to switch characters in GTA 5.
- Press and hold the ALT key.
- Drag your mouse toward the character you want to switch to.
- Release the ALT key.
- Press and hold the Down button on the D-Pad.
- Use the Right Analog-stick to highlight the character you want to switch to.
- Release the Down button on the D-Pad.
- Press and hold the Down Button on the D-Pad.
- Use the Right Analog-stick to highlight your preferred character.
- Release the Down Button after you’ve made your selection.
How to Switch Characters in GTA Online
Switching characters in GTA Online is not as simple as in Story Mode. You can make multiple GTA Online characters but cannot switch between them on the fly.
Nevertheless, follow the steps below to switch to a different GTA Online character.
- Click on the Online Tab in the Pause Menu.
2. Select Choose Character.
3. Choose Confirm to quit the current session.
4. Pick the GTA Online character you want to switch to.
You will naturally switch between Franklin, Michael, and Trevor in GTA 5 as you play through each protagonist’s storylines. In heist missions such as The Big Score, you will cycle multiple times to complete the mission between the three protagonists, so learning how to switch characters is very important.
You can also switch between all your GTA Online characters, but that requires a different method, as you cannot switch between your GTA Online characters on the fly. Refer to the guide above to learn how to switch GTA 5 and GTA Online characters.