How To Drift In GTA 5

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GTA 5 might be more synonymous with gunplay, making money, and random acts of violence, but the game does have a ton of focus on vehicular action.

The game gives players a ton of vehicles to play with and they all have different ways to make money, whether it be heading to heists or simply participating in races.

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How To Drift In GTA 5

You can participate in a bunch of GTA 5 races but you’ll need to master drifting, while also having a quality car.

Drifting is a pretty vital skill when participating in GTA 5’s races, as they can help players get an advantage over the AI, as they allow for sharper turns and gather a good amount of speed.

This technique will be very familiar to those that have played racing games like Mario Kart 8 and Crash Team Racing - Nitro-Fueled, where drifting is very important. 

In order to get that good drift in GTA 5, make sure you’ve accelerated for a good amount of time, just so players feel the speed.

When making a turn, release the accelerate button for a bit without immediately pressing the brakes, as that will kill the momentum you’ve built up.

Press the correct direction as you turn into the corner, then press the handbrake to get that good drift feeling.

While the car is sliding, make sure to press the opposite button of the turn you’re doing, like right if you’re making a left turn. Finally, make sure to straighten your car out after to get that boost in speed.

GTA 5, which comes with GTA Online, is now available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.