GTA: Definitive Edition Switch cheats guide

Break the rules and become ungovernable, with our GTA: Definitive Edition Switch cheats

A character from Grand Theft Auto tries to outrun the police on a motorcycle

Yes folks, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (take a breath) is finally out on Nintendo Switch! Bringing three classic PS2 games over to the hybrid system with some visual upgrades and QOL improvements throughout. Of course, you can play through the iconic story modes, featuring voice acting from people like Ray Liotta and Samuel L Jackson… or you could wack on a load of cheats and go hog wild.

Few things are as satisfying as spawning a helicopter, flying to the nearest skyscraper rooftop, and just lobbing Molotovs to your heart’s content. It’s how I played GTA as a kid, and it’s how I hope the kids play it now, honestly. So, if you want to bend the rules and truly experience GTA as a sinful sandbox, you’re gonna need some GTA: Definitive Edition Switch cheats.

So if you’re looking for a guaranteed good time in Vice City, San Andreas, and the other one from GTA 3, enjoy our list of all the cheats we could find for each entry. These have all been tested by us personally so should work, and we’ve omitted any that we couldn’t find versions that did work. If you know of anything we’ve missed, be sure to drop us an email.

Here is our guide to every GTA: Definitive Edition Switch cheat.

A character with a large head stands in front of a club with a rocket launcher

GTA 3 Switch cheats

GTA 3 Switch cheat Code
All weapons ZR, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
Infinite money ($250,000) ZR, ZR, L, L, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
 Full health  ZR, ZR, L, R, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
Full armour   ZR, ZR, L, ZL, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
Big head mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B
 Raise wanted level ZR, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left
Lower wanted level ZR, ZR, L, ZR, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
Slow motion gameplay X, Up, Right, Down, Y, R, ZR
Fast motion gameplay  X, Up, Right, Down, Y, L, ZL
Improve vehicle driving handling  R, L, ZR, L, Left, R, R, X
Spawn Rhino tank A, A, A, A, A, A, R, ZL, L, X, A, X
Increased gore Y, L, A, Down, L, R, X, Right, L, B
 Destroy all cars  ZL, ZR, L, R, ZL, ZR, X, Y, A, X, ZL, L
Flying vehicles Right, ZR, A, R, ZL, Down, L, R
 Change outfits Right, Down, Left, Up, L, ZL, Up, Left, Down, Right
 Riot Down, Up, Left, Up, B, R, ZR, ZL, L
Pedestrians fight each other Down, Up, Left, Up, B, ZL, L, Up, Down
Pedestrians fight each other with weapons ZR, R, X, B, ZL, L, Up, Down
Pedestrians hate you Down, Up, Left, Up, B, R, ZR, L, ZL
Clear weather L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, X
Foggy weather L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, B
Cloudy weather L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, Y
Rainy weather  L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, A

A male character in a hawaiin shirt stands in front of a burning tank holding a chainsaw

GTA Vice City Switch cheats

GTA Vice City cheat Code
Big head mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B
Change outfit Right, Right, Left, Up, L, ZL, Left, Up, Down, Right
Instant death Right, ZL, Down, R, Left, Left, R, L, ZL, L
Play as Candy Suxxx A, ZR, Down, R, Left, Right, R, L, B, ZL
Play as Dick Down, L, Down, ZL, Left, B, R, L, B, B
Play as Hilary King R, A, ZR, L, Right, R, L, B, ZR
Play as Jezz Torrent R, ZL, ZR, L, Right, ZR, Left, B, Y, L
Play as Ken Rosenberg Right, L, Up, ZL, L, Right, R, L, B, R
Play as Lance Vance A, ZL, Left, B, R, L, B, L
Play as Mercedes ZR, L, Up, L, Right, R, Right, Up, A, X
Play as Phil Cassidy Right, R, Up, ZR, L, Right, R, L, Right, A
Play as Red Leather Right, Right, Left, Up, L, ZL, Left, Up, Down, Right
Play as Ricardo Diaz L, ZL, R, ZR, Down, L, ZR, ZL
Play as Sonny Forelli A, L, A, ZL, Left, B, R, L, B, B
Faster gameplay A, A, L, Y, L, Y, Y, Y, L, X, A, X
Slower gameplay X, Up, Right, Down, Y, ZR, R
Full armour R, ZR, L, B, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
Full health R, ZR, L, A, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
Angry pedestrians Down, Up, Up, Up, B, ZR, R, ZL, ZL
Armed pedestrians ZR, R, B, X, B, X, Up, Down
Rioting pedestrians Down, Left, Up, Left, B, ZR, R, ZL, L
Aggressive traffic ZR, A, R, ZL, Left, R, L, ZR, ZL
Black cars A, ZL, Up, R, Left, B, R, L, Left, A
Flaming traffic ZR, ZL, R, L, ZL, ZR, Y, X, A, X, ZL, L
Flying cars Right, ZR, A, R, ZL, Down, L, R
Improved handling X, R, R, Left, R, L, ZR, L
Pink cars A, L, Down, ZL, Left, B, R, L, Right, A
Spawn bloodring banger Up, Right, Right, L, Right, Up, Y, ZL
Spawn bloodring racer Down, R, A, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, Left, Left
Spawn caddy A, L, Up, R, ZL B, R, L, A, B
Spawn hotring racer (1) R, A, ZR, Right, L, ZL, B, B, Y, R
Spawn hotring racer (2) ZR, L, A, Right, L, R, Right, Up, A, ZR
Spawn love fist limo ZR, Up, ZL, Left, Left, R, L, A, Right
Spawn rhino A, A, L, A, A, A, L, ZL, R, X, A, X
Spawn romero Down, ZR, Down, R, ZL, Left, R, L, Left, Right
Spawn sabre turbo Right, ZL, Down, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, A, Left
Spawn trashmaster A, R, A, R, Left, Left, R, L, A, Right
Lower wanted level R, R, A, ZR, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
Raise wanted level R, R, A, ZR, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
Weapon set #1 R, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
Weapon set #2 R, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Left
Weapon set #3 R, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Down
Clear weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, Down
Cloudy weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, Y
Foggy weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, B
Rainy weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, A
Sunny weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, X

A male character in underpants stand sin front of a helicopter with Molotov cocktails

GTA San Andreas Switch cheats

GTA San Andreas cheat Code
Weapon set #1 R, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
Weapon set #2 R, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Left
Weapon set #3 R, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Down
Increase wanted level R, R, A, ZR, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
Decrease wanted level R, R, A, ZR, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
Hitman-level weapons Down, Y, B, Left, R, ZR, Left, Down, Down, L, L, L
Infinite lung capacity Down, Left, L, Down, Down, ZR, Down, ZL, Down
Instant death Right, ZL, Down, R, Left, Left, R, L, ZL, L
Maximum fat X, Up, Up, Left, Right, Y, A, Down
Maximum muscle X, Up, Up, Left, Right, Y, A, Left
Maximum respect L, R, X, Down, ZR, B, L, Up, ZL, ZL, L, L
Minimum fat and muscle X, Up, Up, Left, Right, Y, A, Right
Super jump Up, Up, X, X, Up, Up, Left, Right, Y, ZR, ZR
Super punch Up, Left, B, X, R, A, A, A, ZL
Big head mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B
Maximum sex appeal A, X, X, Up, A, R, ZL, Up, X, L, L, L
Slow down gameplay X, Up, Right, Down, Y, ZR, R
Speed up gameplay X, Up, Right, Down, ZL, L, Y
Get $250,000, full health, and full armour R, ZR, L, B, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
All traffic is black A, ZL, Up, R, Left, B, R, L, Left, A
All traffic is junk ZL, Right, L, Up, B, L, ZL, ZR, R, L, L, L
All traffic is pink A, L, Down, ZL, Left, B, R, L, Right, A
All traffic is sports cars Up, L, R, Up, Right, Up, B, ZL, B, L
Angry pedestrians Down, Up, Up, Up, B, ZR, R, ZL, ZL
Armed pedestrians ZR, R, B, X, B, X, Up, Down
Carnival pedestrians X, X, L, Y, Y, A, Y, Down, A
Elvis pedestrians L, A, X, L, L, Y, ZL, Up, Down, Left
No pedestrians B, Down, Up, ZR, Down, X, L, X, Left
Recruit anyone with 9mm pistols Down, Y, Up, ZR, ZR, Up, Right, Right, Up
Recruit anyone with rocket launchers ZR, ZR, ZR, B, ZL, L, R, ZL, Down, B
Rioting pedestrians Down, Left, Up, Left, B, ZR, R, ZL, L
Aggressive drivers ZR, A, R, ZL, Left, R, L, ZR, ZL
All cars have nitrous Left, X, R, L, Up, Y, X, Down, A, ZL, L, L
Drive on water Right, ZR, A, R, ZL, Y, R, ZR
Flying boats ZR, A, Up, L, Right, R, Right, Up, Y, X
Flying cars Y, Down, ZL, Up, L, A, Up, B, Left
Improved handling X, R, R, Left, R, L, ZR, L
Increase car speed Right, R, Up, ZL, ZL, Left, R, L, R, R
Spawn bloodring banger Down, R, A, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, Left, Left
Spawn caddy A, L, Up, R, ZL, B, R, L, A, B
Spawn dozer ZR, L, L, Right, Right, Up, Up, B, L, Left
Spawn hotring racer 1 R, A, ZR, Right, L, ZL, B, B, Y, R
Spawn hotring racer 2 ZR, L, A, Right, L, R, Right, Up, A, ZR
Spawn hunter A, B, L, A, A, L, A, R, ZR, ZL, L, L
Spawn hydra X, X, Y, A, B, L, L, Down, Up
Spawn monster Right, Up, R, R, R, Down, X, X, B, A, L, L
Spawn quad Left, Left, Down, Down, Up, Up, Y, A, X, R, ZR
Spawn rancher Up, Right, Right, L, Right, Up, Y, ZL
Spawn rhino A, A, L, A, A, A, L, ZL, R, X, A, X
Spawn stretch ZR, Up, ZL, Left, Left, R, L, A, Right
Spawn stuntplane A, Up, L, ZL, Down, R, L, L, Left, Left, B, X
Spawn tanker R, Up, Left, Right, ZR, Up, Right, Y, Right, ZL, L, L
Spawn trashmaster A, R, A, R, Left, Left, R, L, A, Right
Spawn vortex X, X, Y, A, B, L, ZL, Down, Down
Lock wanted level A, Right, A, Right, Left, Y, X, Up
Lower wanted level R, R, A, ZR, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
Six -star wanted level A, Right, A, Right, Left, Y, B, Down
Infinite ammo L, R, Y, R, Left, ZR, R, Left, Y, Down, L, L
Jetpack Left, Right, L, ZL, R, ZR, Up, Down, Left, Right
Parachute Left, Right, L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, Up, Down, Right, L
Always 9 p.m. Left, Left, ZL, R, Right, Y, Y, L, ZL, B
Cloudy weather ZL, Down, Down, Left, Y, Left, ZR, Y, B, R, L, L
Foggy weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, B
Morning sky ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, Y
Night sky ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, X
Sandstorm Up, Down, L, L, ZL, ZL, L, ZL, R, ZR
Stormy weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, A
Sunny weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, Y
Very sunny weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, Down

There you have it, every working GTA: Definitive Edition Switch cheat that we could find. If we’ve missed anything, or a code isn’t right, please drop us a line and we’ll do our best to update it ASAP. If you need even more manic mayhem on your Nintendo Switch, why not get your thrills elsewhere with our best Switch roguelikes guide.

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