How to use emotes in GTA Online

Published: 29/May/2020 9:56

by Connor Bennett


There are plenty of ways for GTA Online players to gloat against their enemies – with the most popular coming in the form of preset emotes. Here’s how you can pull them off. 

Even though GTA V is nearly a decade old, a whole host of new players have been descending on GTA Online and Los Santos thanks to the popular title recently being given away for free on the Epic Games Store.

As a result, these new players have been learning the ropes – figuring out everything from how to make money fast to what are the best weapons to use. Once you’ve built up a decent arsenal of weapons and want to start mocking more experienced GTA Online fans, you’ll need to know how to emote.

Rockstar Games
You can use emotes pretty much anyway in GTA Online.

How to emote in GTA Online

Just like tea-bagging in Call of Duty or dancing in Fortnite, emoting in GTA Online is a hilarious way to celebrate a kill. Though, if you’re not using a mic, it can be a way to communicate with fellow players – especially if you want to call a truce.

These preset emotes are actually pretty easy to pull off and you can actually set yourself up with a favorite. Just follow the step-by-step guide below to get started.

  1. Open GTA Online’s interaction menu – hold back button on console/M on PC
  2. Head down to ‘Style’ and press A/X on console or Enter on PC
  3. Go to ‘Action’ and flick through the options until you find an emote you like
  4. Back out of the interaction menu to store this as your favorite emote
  5. Hold the two thumbsticks in on console/Caps Lock on PC to start emoting

Choosing an emote from the style menu will allow you to pull off an animation while walking around Los Santos – be it randomly or during a mission.

However, you can also use other emotes in different situations. When starting a race, you’ll be able to choose a victory emote that your character will use if you manage to finish in pole position.

Rockstar Games
GTA Online action menu is where you’ll find the different emotes.

You can also be pretty disrespectful as a passenger in a number of vehicles if you choose to be unarmed. Simply hold the control that would allow you to shoot and you’ll start flipping people off.

Emoting can be pretty hilarious, especially if you time them well, but be careful of players who don’t take too kindly to them. You could find yourself on the end of some MKII Oppressor chases.


GTA Online trick destroys Oppressor MK2 griefers with propeller planes

Published: 19/Jan/2021 15:01

by Daniel Megarry


A GTA Online player experienced an incredible bout of luck when they discovered they could take down an Oppressor MK2 with just a propeller plane.

The Pegassi Oppressor MK2 has become a hugely popular hoverbike ever since it was introduced as part of the After Hours update in 2018. Its ability to fly paired with homing missiles makes it a formidable vehicle.

Unfortunately, the overpowered nature of the MK2 makes it perfect for GTA Online griefers who want to cause havoc by provoking other players, especially those who are trying to complete missions.

But one cargo griefer got something they weren’t expecting when their target, who was completing a drop-off mission in a propeller plane, managed to avoid their onslaught and take them out with a simple maneuver.

GTA Online MK2 Oppressor
Rockstar Games
The MK2 Oppressor has become a popular choice for griefers in GTA Online.

Perfect GTA 5 Oppressor MK2 counter

A video shared by Reddit user medoansary on the GTA Online subreddit shows the hilarious moment in question.

While attempting to ‘Deliver the Meth to the drop-off’ in a propeller plane, they heard the infamous ‘lock-on’ noise which indicates that another player is targeting them with the Oppressor MK2’s homing missiles.

Given that the player was flying over the sea, they had to quickly find a way to survive the attack. As a last-ditch resort, they circled around and flew directly into the Oppressor MK2, instantly killing their opponent and sending the vehicle crashing into the water below.

Speaking of the surprise takedown, medoansary explained: “Honestly, I gave up hope as soon as I heard the lock-on beep and then I tried this. I didn’t think it would work but man was I laughing my ass off when it did.”

Honestly, I gave up hope as soon as I heard the lock-on beep and then I tried this lol. I didn’t think it would work but man was I laughing my ass off when it did from gtaonline

The clip had fellow GTA Online fans celebrating the “satisfying” success story, with many of them poking fun at the griefer for getting a taste of their own medicine, and enjoying the fact that they’d likely now have to pay insurance on their drowned Oppressor MK2.

“That guy definitely just deleted the game and posted an essay on the GTA forums about how broken and OP propellor planes are,” joked one Reddit user. Another added: “There’s a special place in hell for cargo griefers.”

This isn’t the first time GTA Online players have found solid vehicles to take down MK2 Oppressors. It was recently discovered that the MOC Cab can tank 70 homing missiles, making it the perfect MK2 counter.