In GTA 5 Online, you’ll want your criminal character to be as strong as possible. Nobody can overtake the criminal underworld without a bit of muscle behind them, and the stronger you are, the more success you’ll have. It’s not an easy process, though, and will require a lot of grinding to get to the highest ranks. Worry not, as we’re here to break down how to increase your strength in GTA 5 Online.
How to Increase Strength in GTA 5 Online
Boosting your strength in GTA 5 Online is all about physical combat. The best way to do it is by grinding out fistfights and melee attacks in general, to get those biceps pumping. Every 20 punches you throw in GTA Online will increase your strength stat by 1%. Naturally, maxing out your strength will be a very lengthy process.
Unlike previous GTA titles like San Andreas, there isn’t a gym in which you can increase your strength. In that game you could lift weights, run on treadmills, and partake in boxing matches. That isn’t in GTA 5 Online, so it’s a bit more manual. You basically need to go around throwing your fists at whomever.
Therefore, you’ll want to find some easy ways to get your character punching. You can head down to the Vespucci Beach pier, and pick a fight with the bodybuilders working out. They’ll always fight back, so it’s an easy way to farm out punches. Equally, you can just punch random passers-by, or vehicles and storefronts. Inviting a friend to a server, then punching their car while they sit inside is a popular shortcut. These aren’t quite as fun, as you won’t get to try out the range of combat skills, but they’ll still do the trick.
Sadly, there’s no quick and easy way to increase your strength to 100%. Without any gym mechanics, it’ll all boil down to plenty of hours dedicated to fighting. Since you’ll need to punch around 2,000 times to max out your stats, it’ll take a good while.
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Luke Hinton is a freelance culture journalist living in Cardiff, Wales. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism, Media and Communications, and currently balances his freelancing work with postgraduate studies. He specialises in film, TV and entertainment writing.