How to Honk in GTA 5 Online

Use honking to your advantage in GTA 5 Online with this guide on how to blare your horn on PC and console.

GTA 5 is a game that's all about freedom. You can do whatever you want, and go wherever you want. The gameplay is incredibly fluid, and the world is massive. There are so many things to do, and so many people to interact with. One of the best ways to let people know how you feel in GTA 5 Online is the ability to honk your car horn. Depending on the situation, it tells them (or traffic) to get out of the way, or it acts as a sign of respect or that you're not a threat.

Honk in GTA 5 Online for PC

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First of all, let's discuss how to honk in GTA 5 Online for PC. Honking in the game is possible by pressing the left Shift key on the PC by default. However, for some players, this may not be the default key. In this case, they can use the F or G keys. Take note that it depends if the interaction key, the one that you use to get in and out of cars, is assigned to E or F.

You also have the option to change the key for honking in the game's settings. To do this, go to the "Settings" menu and select "Controls." Then, choose "Horn" from the list of options and then select the key you want to use for honking. Confirm your changes by clicking on the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen.

Honk in GTA 5 Online for Xbox and PlayStation

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On Xbox and PlayStation, honking is done by pushing down the left analog stick. Some cars have incessant horns, which means that they will keep blowing the horn if the left analog key is held down. Others, though, just emit short honking sounds. Moreover, you can customize your car horns at Los Santos Customs. Similar to other games in the series, patrol car sirens, ambulances, and Airtug propel vehicles out of the way automatically.

How to Use Honking in GTA 5 online

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Now that you know how to honk in GTA 5 Online, you can start using this useful feature to your advantage. For instance, you can use it to warn other drivers of potential danger ahead, or just to let them know that you're there. You can also use it as a way to get the attention of NPCs in the game, which can be helpful if you need to flag someone down or steal their car.

Here are a few tips to honk like a pro:

  • Honk at the right time: Honking at the wrong time can be dangerous, so make sure to honk only when necessary.
  • Know honk-speak: Use horn sounds that are appropriate for the situation. For example, if you want to let someone know you're about to pass them, a short, polite honk is more appropriate than a loud, aggressive one.
  • Use it to communicate: If you're playing in a team, use horn sounds to communicate with your fellow players. This can help you coordinate better and be more successful in missions.

Honking in GTA 5 Online is both fun and useful. Whether you're trying to get someone's attention, communicate with your team, or just have some fun with the horns, being able to honk is a great way to express yourself in the game. Just remember to honk responsibly and at the right time. For more, head over to our GTA 5 Online tips page.

Featured image via Rockstar Games.

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Published Jan. 10th 2023

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