Each character in GTA 5, whether it is one of the protagonists or the online character features different stats that define their skills. A player starting out does not have good stats, but these stats can be increased or improved by playing the game and performing actions related to these stats. In GTA Online, improving these stats can even offer an edge over other players. This article covers the stats in GTA 5 and all you need to know about them.
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GTA 5 player stats explained:
Stamina- This stat defines how long a player or character can Run, Jog, Swim or Cycle before getting tired. It can be increased by performing any of these actions repeatedly over a period of time. Specifically, it increases by 1% every 18 yards ran, swam or cycled.
Shooting- This stat improves the accuracy of the player and improves the reload times. It can be increased by practising at the shooting range in Ammu-Nation. This stat also increases as the player uses his weapons to kill enemies and even more if they are all headshots.
Stealth: This stat increases the speed of the player when in stealth mode while also making lesser noise. Can be improved by performing stealth takedowns.
Strength: Improves overall durability of the player while also buffing the melee damage. Can be improved by playing sports like Tennis.
Driving: Improves overall land vehicle control. Improved by performing different maneuvers or wheelies with land vehicles.
Flying: Improves overall air vehicle control. Improved by continued flying or attending the Flight School.
Special: Increases the special ability duration and decreases the special ability recharge time for the protagonists. Increased by continuous use of the special ability.
Lung Capacity: This stat defines how long a player can stay underwater before losing his breath. Can be improved by extended underwater swimming.
In GTA Online, these stats can also be increased up to a certain extent by simply ranking up. Stats like Health and Stamina can even be maxed out this way but other stats such as flying or driving must be maxed out as mentioned.