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How to Turn Off Passive Mode in GTA 5 on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

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Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) is a vast open-world adventure packed with thrilling action. Out of the multiple gameplay modes, the Passive Mode often intrigues players as they can temporarily become invincible and roam across the game world without fear of being attacked by NPCs or other players. While it is useful for peaceful exploration, you can disable it to experience the game’s true action. In this article, we will show you how to turn off passive mode in GTA 5.

how to turn off passive mode in GTA 5

How to Disable Passive Mode in GTA 5

Passive mode prevents players from engaging in combats. However, what’s an action game without some intense battles and mayhem missions? It’s time you unlock the full potential of the game and experience the adrenaline-pumping GTA 5. 

How Long Does Passive Mode Last on GTA V

The Passive Mode in GTA V lasts until the player gets out of a car, fires at another participant, or is killed by an active user in a vehicle. Its specific duration may vary depending on the player’s actions and game mechanics.

  • When you kill another player, the mode becomes unusable for the next two minutes.
  • Players get a 30-second countdown before they can exit the Passive Mode. 
  • A cooldown window of five minutes gets activated once you manually deactivate the Passive Mode, only after which you can re-enter it.

Option 1: On PC

Using a keyboard, let’s turn off the passive mode in GTA V on a PC. Follow the below-mentioned steps:

1. Launch GTA V on the PC and press the M key to open up the interaction menu.

2. Press the down arrow key to move to the Disable Passive Mode option and hit Enter.

Option 2: On Xbox

If you play GTA 5 on Xbox, follow these steps to disable passive mode:

1. Launch GTA V and press the View Button to open the Interaction menu.

2. Using the stick on the controller, go to the ONLINE tab.

3. Head to Options on the left and select Disable Passive Mode on the right.

Head to Options on the left and select Disable Passive Mode on the right. (1)

Option 3: On PlayStation

Follow these steps to disable passive mode on a PlayStation:

1. Launch GTA V and open the interaction menu by pressing the touchpad button.

2. Go to the Disable Passive Mode option and press the X button on the PS controller.

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How to Turn On Passive Mode on GTA 5

Let’s say you again want to enable the passive mode on GTA 5, you can absolutely do that. 

Note: You can only enable the Passive mode after 5 minutes of disabling it.

Option 1: On PC

The following are the steps to turn on passive mode in GTA 5 on PC.

1. Launch GTA V and press the M key on the keyboard to open up the interaction menu.

2. Using the down key, go to the Enable Passive Mode option and press the Enter key.

Option 2: On Xbox

Follow the steps below for enabling passive mode in GTA 5 on Xbox:

1. Launch GTA V on the Xbox.

2. Press the View button on the controller to open the interaction menu.

3. Go to the ONLINE tab followed by Options.

4. Use the stick to go to Enable Passive Mode on the right and press the A button.

Enable Passive Mode in GTA V on Xbox

Option 3: On PlayStation

Follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Launch GTA V and press the touchpad button on the PS controller to open the interaction menu.

2. Go to the Enable Passive Mode using the stick and press the X button.

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We hope that this article helped you turn on Passive mode in GTA 5. If you have any queries or suggestions for us, let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to TechCult for more game-related solutions.

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