GTA 5 Glitch Lets You Impress Friends By Walking on Water

It's my illusion!

If you've ever found yourself frustrated with Grand Theft Auto V's stubborn insistence on allowing you to only walk on solid land, you're in luck: a newly discovered glitch allows you to effectively walk on water.

As demonstrated in the video above from YouTube user BIG Spaz (via Kotaku), the glitch is a seemingly simple one. It allows you to simply walk above the water, but do things properly and you'll effectively be walking right on the water. (Alternatively, you can play Saints Row IV and earn the ability to do so--and at super speed, no less.)

You can also choose to end up much higher above the water, eventually ending up above buildings--undoubtedly presenting problems for GTA Online players. As such, it seems likely that Rockstar will work to patch this exploit, so if you want to try this for yourself, you should do so soon. In the meantime, consider this rebellious act payback for any deaths in early GTA games that resulted from ending up in the water, which was fatal until Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Glitches are nothing new for Grand Theft Auto V--the most interesting of which, in my mind, was the one allowing you to access the North Yankton area from the beginning of the single-player. It was a much more involved process than this water-walking glitch, but allowed you to visit the town as a floating city in the sky--until Rockstar patched it out, that is. No fun.

Grand Theft Auto V is currently available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions coming this fall. Don't count on this glitch being available in those versions.

Do you enjoy finding out about glitches like these, or does the potential for exploitation worry you too much? Let us know in the comments.

Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX
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26 comments
Hurvl
Hurvl

"allowed you to visit the town as a floating city in the sky--until Rockstar patched it out, that is. No fun." That's why offline singleplayer games are great, you can simply ignore any patches if you don't think you need them, but they often fix more than just one amusing glitch, so it can be hard to avoid downloading them anyway.


"Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions coming this fall" That's a glitch right there, in your freakin' BRAIN!!! What about the PC version, lol?

watchdogsrules
watchdogsrules

does anyone know about gta III's "ghost town" glitch? or how the creators' last name shows up on the map if you go far enough in GTA III.

kittybangbang
kittybangbang

Poor console gamers having to rely on glitch to achieve something that PC gamers could have in GTA V via mod.

psuedospike
psuedospike

Yay!  I did this for a couple hours today, ran to the top of the highest mountain and proceeded to grief the griefers by esploding their attack choppers / tanks while they flame messaged me cause they couldn't find me!


OH THE JOY

dannydopamine8
dannydopamine8

man i can't wait till this game gets released on pc

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

We can do this, yet we can't have a simple option to turn off the screen flashing kill indicator and stupid little x that pops up over every person you fatally shoot or an option to turn off the cinematic score....and we also can't beat up /kill npc in strip clubs or clothing stores, or have cops use non lethal force instead of shooting at us for staring at them...what happened to this once amazing series?

Stebsis
Stebsis

And soon Rockstar will patch this because of course we can't be having weird fun glitches in our games anymore

arrowhead927
arrowhead927

U can also walk underwater, it randomly did it to me twice so any pool/river/sea i went into i just sunk
Rockstar u so awesome at fixing glitches...

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@dannydopamine8  And that's why its beneficial to have more than one game platform. So you don't have to wait.  Red Dead Redemption is still not out on PC.

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

@Stebsis skyrim has all the good ones. You know... the ones that break some of the biggest quests in the game ...

arrowhead927
arrowhead927

@Stebsis Apparently the barrier glitch is evil, but the gta4 swing glitch is fine
Rockstar logic... Lets fix the fun glitches and keep the actual exploits like hiding under a bridge

JDFS
JDFS

@spartanx169x @dannydopamine8 Not really, I would never play an action game with a gamepad for many reasons (which you probably know)... if one day I can plug in my keyboard/mouse on a console, then I might consider having more than one gaming platform.

tony56723
tony56723

That might very well be the case, but do you know what kind of house Chuck Norris lives in?