GTA fans have discovered that the mobile port of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is packed with undocumented cheat codes that don’t exist in the original PS2 version of the game.
As reported by Kotaku, a group of GTA fans including YouTuber Vadim M have uncovered the hidden cheats that seem to have been invented to help the development team test and debug the mobile port of GTA: San Andreas.
These include a cheat that unlocks difficult-to-obtain weapons on the fly, perhaps so the developers could test gear outside of specific missions. Another code allows you to skip missions and events by inputting “scriptbypass,” presumably so developers could quickly get to the area they needed to test. Another makes your vehicle totally invincible to any damage – including from tanks.
The developers also broke the original game’s cheat system during their work on the mobile version, meaning some of the cheats can only be activated by plugging a keyboard into a mobile device and inputting the codes.
War Drum Studios ported GTA: San Andreas to mobiles back in 2013. The secret cheats uncovered by Vadim M were found in the HD Release of the game, which was also released on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS3.
For more Grand Theft Auto cheats, we’ve compiled a list of every one we could find in GTA 5.
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