There are multiple ways to dodge in Grand Theft Auto V, but you can master them all with this handy guide! Just remember, you’re out on the streets of Los Santos and Blaine County — never lose your awareness of where everything else is, or someone might find you easier to kill than anticipated! Here are your two main options for dodging enemy attacks: you can either get out of sight as quickly as possible, or catch the bullets as they come at you. You can do one or the other, or even both if you have the means! Read on to find out how!
How to dodge a punch GTA5 (PlayStation4)
Dodging a punch is simple. If you are fighting someone and they throw a punch at you, there are three ways that you can dodge it.
First, if you see them pull their arm back, quickly step out of the way so they can’t hit you. Second, if they start swinging their arm back and forth (in an arc), try to get behind them or move away from the area that they are swinging at. Third, before they throw the punch, use your own punches or kicks to keep them from throwing the punch at all. You could also grab one of their arms with both hands and hold on tight as they are trying to throw the punch. That will give you time to counterattack with either a combo attack or another kind of strike.
First, if you see them pull their arm back, quickly step out of the way so they can’t hit you. Second, if they start swinging their arm back and forth (in an arc), try to get behind them or move away from the area that they are swinging at. Third, before they throw the punch, use your own punches or kicks to keep them from throwing the punch at all. You could also grab one of their arms with both hands and hold on tight as they are trying to throw the punch.
Why Dodging is Important
Dodging is crucial for survival. You don’t want to be stuck in the middle of a shootout or get into a knife fight and not be able to maneuver out of the way. Dodging also helps you avoid being hit by cars, which can deal some hefty damage if they make contact with you. It’s important to keep an eye on your stamina while dodging as well, as it quickly depletes when you are constantly dodging left and right.
- Pressing L2 will cause your character to roll left
- Pressing R2 will cause your character to roll right
- Tapping X near an enemy causes your character to do a front kick
- Tapping Square near an enemy causes your character to do a roundhouse kick
- A quick tap of Triangle will cause your character to vault over low obstacles
- Hold down Triangle near low obstacles to vault over them
When to Dodge
The best time to dodge is when you’re taking cover from gunfire. When an enemy is shooting at you, and you can’t seem to find any cover, it’s best to sidestep left or right while crouching. This will allow you a chance to take out your gun and shoot back at the person who was firing shots at you. Keep in mind that sometimes enemies will be too far away for this tactic to work, so make sure not to rely on this strategy all of the time. One important thing to note about dodging is that the camera goes crazy when you do it, which makes it difficult to see what’s going on. If you have no other choice but to dodge because someone is shooting at you and there are no objects nearby for you to use as cover, try pressing button instead of Left Trigger/Right Trigger.
How to Practice Dodging
To practice dodging, you will need a friend to shoot you with their gun while standing still. Have your friend stand at a short distance and aim for your feet. The first time they shoot, make sure they are shooting low enough that the bullet doesn’t go over your head. They should shoot five bullets in a row, each time aiming for your feet.
Afterwards, have them move back by three steps and repeat the process until you can dodge all of the bullets. If you’re using this technique for dodging gunfire from enemies like cops or other players online, try to stand on an incline so that there is less surface area for them to hit; this will increase your chances of dodging successfully as well as increasing the intensity of the exercise! You can also do a similar technique without moving backward to dodge gunshots if it is easier for you to use cover; just be mindful of where the cover will be when you walk around it, since things change pretty quickly in gta 5 ps4
Don’t: Be tempted to hold down the left thumbstick to move out of harm’s way; this only works sometimes because even if you get into position fast enough, sometimes the enemy is able to predict where you’re going and shoot you anyways.
Dodging is a great way to get away from an enemy if you are cornered. There are two types of dodges: the first type is when you hold down the Square button and then use the left analog stick, which will make you do a quick hop backwards. The second type is when you hold down the Circle button and then use the left analog stick, which will make you do a quick hop sideways. Dodging also refills your special bar so it’s important to know how to do it effectively! If you want to be able to move during your dodging sequence, press up on the right analog stick while dodging. If you want to keep your camera straight ahead during the sequence, press right or left on the right analog stick while dodging. When going through buildings or narrow areas while dodging, just tilt one of the analog sticks up or down. Doing this makes it look like Spider-Man is crawling along buildings or across tight ledges (an action known as free running).