"GTA 4" Jet Pack Cheats
By Crispin Trubiano
Updated September 22, 2017
The "Grand Theft Auto" series of games is unique in that each game provides a simulation world with free roaming and sandbox elements to allow players to engage in activities they could not or would not do in real life. Although GTA has come under criticism for its harsh realism and its allowance of violence, crime, and obscene behaviors, the GTA world is intended for fun, and often includes completely unrealistic elements, such as the ability to obtain a jetpack. In the fourth installment of the series, there are several ways to obtain the jetpack. These include finding its hidden location in game, using controller based cheat codes, and modifying the game files to include a customized jetpack.
Finding the Jet Pack
It is possible to find a jet pack in each "Grand Theft Auto" game in a hidden location. To do so, first obtain a helicopter in the game (this can be done with cheat codes as well, or simply obtained in-game). Fly above the high rise buildings and find the tallest building in Liberty City. It is the one that is designed to look like the Empire State Building. Landing the helicopter here is difficult or impossible, so it is necessary to fly overhead and jump out to land on the top of the building. Enter the door on the roof to obtain the jet pack.
Xbox Button Code
The rumored button code is said to work with the Xbox 360 versions of the game which have not been patched or updated, although this has not been confirmed. To use the controller code, simply load the game and when Niko is outside press the following: Left, Right, Left Trigger, Left Bumper, Right Trigger, Right Bumper, Up, Down, Left, Right. Niko should appear with a jet pack.
Phone Number Cheat
In "Grand Theft Auto 4," most of the cheat codes are accessible by using Niko's phone. Pressing up on the "D" pad reveals Niko's cell phone; pressing up again allows access to the keyboard. Once a cheat has been entered, it is saved in Niko's phone under the "Cheats" heading. To access the jetpack using this cheat, enter the number "325-500-0100" into Niko's phone and press the call button. Niko will appear wearing the jetpack.
There are a number of mods available which make the jetpack accessible to players at any time. Modding is most popular on the PC platform, but with the right software and cables it is possible to modify game saves on the Xbox or PlayStation as well. There are modifications already available in the GTA online community that modify one type of helicopter to have the dimensions and appearance of the jetpack while still functioning as a copter would; other modifications create altered gravity settings or allow players to access the jetpack included in the game's files.
Crispin Trubiano has been working as a freelance writer since 2010. His articles appear on various websites, where he specializes in areas such as technology, health, television, film, literature and music. Trubiano currently studies sociology at Roger Williams University.