GTA Online players share their best NPC roleplay stories

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While some GTA Online players are already looking forward to GTA 6, others are still trying to enjoy everything that Los Santos has to offer by getting up to wacky hijinks and spending all of their hard-earned cash.

After all, if you don’t enjoy trying to predict what the next game’s map will look like, lack any hot takes regarding what it should include and have given up agonising over what'll happen to your current fortune when GTA 6 eventually arrives, why not just try to appreciate the final stretch of GTA Online?

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In the case of some GTA players, it seems that a lot of this enjoyment is coming from a spot of hardcore roleplaying, with criminal masterminds taking some time off to have a go at a few days in the life of an NPC.

Do you enjoy pretending to be an NPC in GTA Online?

The tales that result from these sojourns into normality are the topic of a thread on the GTA Online subreddit, which began with a post from user Nelle830, who shared an image of their character making a very accurate impression of a dockworker and asked: “Do you ever go roleplaying as random NPC to lay off a bit?”

It seems that a lot of their fellow players do also enjoy doing just that in order to take a bit of a break from the illegal grind, with user orionid_nebula saying: “I roleplay (as a) bus driver. My route is Airport (to) Legion Square (to the) Chinese Theatre (to) Maze Bank (and the back to the) Airport.” and MuMbLe145 adding: “I get in a Cluckin Bell truck and drive as if I'm doing deliveries and stop at petrol stations sometimes. If any of the boys are on they turn it into a chicken convoy.”

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On the other hand, user EireBlonde disclosed that they get someone else to do their roleplaying for them, saying: “I go into invite-only sessions and let my daughter pretend to be a lifeguard, jeep and all.”, prompting syizm to respond: “Good parenting. She'll remember things like this fondly.”

Sadly, it seems not all GTA roleplaying goes as swimmingly as this, with user Lunar_soldier074 recalling: “I tried putting on a valet outfit and being said valet. It... did not end well.”

If you’re up for a spot of GTA roleplaying yourself and don’t fancy being splattered against the doors of a casino, the FiveM mod for PC, as recommended by user Lakeside9000 in the thread, is used by many GTA roleplayers to set up custom roleplaying servers.

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Regardless of whether you’re now trying to dream up which Los Santos occupation you’d like to roleplay next, make sure to follow us for more GTA Online and GTA 6 updates as new vehicles and more arrive.