GTA 5: Best Mods For The Online Mode

Highlights Modders have brought amazing new experiences to GTA: Online , from character changes to creating new maps. There are various programs and websites that allow players to download and install mods for GTA Online . Some popular mods include Home Invasion, Bank Robberies, LSPD First Responders, No Water + Tsunami + Atlantis, Iron Man Armor, Funny Vehicles, Simple Zombies, Vice City Expansion, Go To Prison, Carmageddon, Open All Interiors, and Mobile Radio.

Thanks to modders, players can experience GTA: Online in amazing new ways. Some players stick to the low-end graphical enhancements, while others take the game to new levels that not even Rockstar Games would be willing to do. Players have thought of everything, from character changes to creating entirely new maps for others to enjoy.

With so many mods out there, it can be hard to decide which ones to start with. So, here is a list of some of the best GTA Online mods for players to try out. Just don’t go too crazy when flying around as Iron Man.

Updated September 9, 2023, By Callum Murray: Fans of GTA Online have been creating new mods for the game for years and are largely responsible for the continuing success of the online game. There are new mods being added all the time, which means fans eagerly anticipating the release of GTA 6 have something different to do whilst they patiently wait. Despite the success of these mods, Rockstar Games don’t seem to be on board with these additions to the game. It would be a good idea in future if they could work together. When GTA 6 is released, and inevitably, the online mode of the game follows, Rockstar and the talented modders should join forces to create new and interesting official mods to the game.

14 How To Mod GTA Online Humpback whale on top of a car in GTA online

There are many ways to mod GTA Online, but players generally stick to a few programs. One of the first steps before beginning the adventure of modding is to copy the GTA 5 program. Having a second copy of the game will allow players to have a modded version and a clean version of the game. After that, it is as simple as downloading one of the many programs for modding the game. Some of the best are:

ScripthookV OpenIV ScriptHookVDotNet Rage Plugin Hook

After getting the programs ready, it is time to start downloading mods. While there are also many programs to install mods, there are more websites that allow players to download mods. The main one that players tend to use is After downloading the mods, players will need to use the various programs to install them. Then, they will be able to play GTA with mods.

13 Home Invasion Man burgling a house in gta home invasion mod

It’s easy to rob stores in GTA 5 and GTA: Online, but there isn’t a function to be able to rob someone’s house, which is surprising.

The Home Invasion Mod allows the player to enter certain houses and burgle the place. They can either do this by going in with guns firing or do it the stealthy way. To add to the drama, some house occupants will fight back. There are 7 different types of houses the player can burgle, so get the guns locked and loaded and get robbing.

12 Bank Robberies Bank Robbery in progress GTA online

Creator FelixTheBlackCat has created a mod that allows players to rob various banks around the GTA Online map. Each bank has a set amount of money players can rob, which can range from twenty thousand all the way up to twenty million. Each robbery also awards the player’s criminal activity with an appropriate wanted level while attempting to run the cash back to their safe house to secure it.

This mod also makes it possible to break into ATMs and steal some additional dough, which can vary from five hundred to eleven thousand dollars. No more need for the never-ending cash grind.

11 LSPD First Responders LSPD first responder mod cops walk into office in GTA online

Okay, maybe playing as a criminal can get a little boring after a while. That’s why there is a nifty mod that allows players to assume the role of a member of the LSPD first responders. Get all the thrills of GTA but in a way that won’t result in being chased by the cops.

Pull people over, get into shootouts, make drug busts, and more with this mod. It even allows for some interaction with NPCs. This can be a great way to troll people as well if they are already wanted.

10 No Water + Tsunami + Atlantis tsunami mod. Man watches as los santos turns into sea

Imagine an alternate universe where Los Santos is underwater. It sounds like a peculiar idea, but with this specialist Tsunami mod, it’s something the player can now do.

It unleashes a wave of seawater upon the city in a Tsunami of epic proportions. It’s a stunning mod where only the tallest of Los Santos’ skyscrapers are above the water. If players are interested in natural disasters, this is one that can be experienced in one of the best online games out there.

9 Iron Man Armor Iron man Mod in GTA online blasting NPCs with lasers

This Iron Man Armor mod was created by Brazilian modder Julio Nib and allows gamers to wear the Iron Man suit and fly around Los Santos like the hero (or villain) they are. This armor comes equipped with many weapons like a laser beam, machine gun, and pulse cannon that can be used to tear apart enemies on top of being able to get around the city with extreme speed.

Unlock the full strength of the Iron Man suit and use it to flip cars and propel into traffic. Now, we just need the Hulk to complete the illusion.

8 Funny Vehicles Real back to the future delorian in GTA online

This funny vehicles mod is great for adding some extra vehicles to traverse the world. Created by user Israelsr, this mod allows players to ride in style around the city of Los Santos in vehicles like the Star Wars speeder bike or The Flintstones’ foot-powered car.

If flying is more the player’s style, they can choose from an actual DeLoreon, Tie Fighter, or even an X-Wing. This mod is sure to offer hours of fun for fans. He should really think about adding the Millennium Falcon to increase the assortment of Star Wars vehicles.

7 Simple Zombies Siimple zombies mod

Rockstar Games hasn’t produced a game about zombies since the popular spin-off, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, in 2010. It would be great to see a GTA spin-off project with zombies, but for the time being, fans will have to settle for the zombie mod on GTA: Online.

The Simple Zombies mod transforms GTA 5 into a zombie apocalypse where Los Santos is infected by the undead creatures roaming the streets of the iconic city. Players are tasked with surviving this onslaught of creatures by managing their health and providing food for themselves. They must also build shelters and stay warm. It’s great fun to play, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Rockstar Games developed it into a proper game in the future, as fans seem to love it.

6 Vice City Expansion Showing off the vice city expansion mod in GTA online

This Vice City expansion mod is one that has been a favorite of many fans and a DLC that many people would love for Rockstar to add to GTA: Online. This mod was created by Lunchxbles and brings the vibrant 80s-inspired world of Vice City, Florida, to the world of Los Santos.

It even includes randomized scenarios to further enhance the experience. Now, if only Rockstar would add this as an actual DLC to the online mode, but at least there are modders out there who know what the fans want.

5 Go To Prison Walking into prison in GTA online

Marhex has created a mod that allows players to go to prison instead of just having the cops kill on sight. Get the full experience of going to prison without all the waiting around in court. The player can also even bail themselves out as long as the cash is available.

With this mod, players have the ability to escape if they don’t have the money or don’t want to pay bail. Players can also start a riot if they are in one of those violent moods and want to kick in a few teeth.

4 Carmageddon Cars exploding in tunnel in GTA online

Fans are tired of traffic always getting in the way. How about those annoying cops running players off the road? Well, user Kanersps has a fix for that. The Carmageddon mod makes it so that cars explode as players pass by, leaving a trail of destruction.

Players can say goodbye to those annoying cops since they won’t even get the chance to touch them before being engulfed in flames; that will teach the cops not to mess with them ever again.

3 Open All Interiors Interior of office building in GTA online

One of the worst things about GTA is when the player walks down the street and views all the amazing buildings but can never go in them. Luckily, NewTheft has created a mod that opens up most of the buildings across Los Santos for the player’s viewing pleasure.

They even incorporate working elevators in a few buildings there’s access to all the floors. This mod even adds each opened location on the map with a marker along with marking which ones are able to be robbed.

2 Mobile Radio GTA online radio wheel

It can be a little boring walking around the streets of Los Santos without some tunes. The atmosphere may be nice, but it lacks the realism of having music flooding the streets like areas of California. This mod created by XMOD adds in a portable radio, so players can listen to all their favorite radio channels on the go.

There is something relaxing about listening to some rock or rap music while strolling around blasting away foes. It amplifies the experience players get from the game in a way that they wouldn’t expect.

1 Just Cause Grappling Hook Grappling a helicopter with the grappling hook gun mod in GTA online

Sometimes, causing mayhem gets a little old. After all, GTA Online only has so many weapons. Why stick with the normal rocket launcher or minigun when there is a mod that allows players to use a grappling hook gun?

This mod lets a player use a grappling hook gun to swing across buildings, scale walls with ease, and even hijack police helicopters. That’s right, with this mod, a player can grapple only with a police helicopter and pull the cop out while they take the wheel.

Grand Theft Auto Online is available on PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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