GTA 5: How to a Quit Mission?

A comprehensive guide on quitting mission in GTA 5

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How to quit mission in GTA 5

GTA 5 is an excellent and adventurous game that allows you to experience different challenging missions. However, you may sometimes want to quit the task for several reasons. These include planning to join a mission with friends to stop playing with people who are wasting your time instead of focusing on the target.

Regardless, quitting a mission is a privilege; every player must know how to do it. If you don’t know how to quit a mission in GTA 5, don’t worry. This article will discuss all the steps that help you quit a GTA 5 mission and join a new one. So, let’s dig further!

Key Takeaways

  • Quitting a mission in GTA 5 is a hassle as there is no straightforward option.
  • However, there are numerous ways to quit a mission in GTA 5.
  • You can try by leaving GTA Online completely, searching for another session, or using the best method by using your in-game mobile phone to quit the mission or job.

Different Methods To Quit Mission In GTA 5

Not every player wants to continue with a specific mission, especially if the other players are nothing but trolls. Besides, if you are tired of playing GTA 5 in passive mode and want a quick adventurous session but don’t know how to leave passive mode, our guide about how to get out of passive mode in GTA 5 is here to help you. You will find a step-by-step guide on what’s passive mode and how to quit it in the article. 

We understand how irritating it is to play a slow and trolling game, and that’s why we have summarized the best methods to help you quit a mission effortlessly. 

Leave GTA Online 

If you are looking for a quick yet effective method to leave GTA 5 missions, then going GTA online is the best. Don’t know how to do it? Follow the below-given steps. 

  • Search for the menu tab on your playing screen 
  • Click on it and then go to the “online” tab
  • Press this button, and you will be directed to a page where you can find the “leave GTA Online” option at the bottom. You will be taken out of the game quickly by selecting this button.

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    Click on “Leave” to quit.

If you follow these steps correctly, you can quit the mission. However, one downside of this method is that the player may need to wait for a long time before logging back in compared to the other two methods discussed further. 

Find Another Session

A player often quits a specific session because he has got an invite from friends or found something more adventurous. If that’s the case, you must quit the current mission before joining the new one. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Open the menu tab
  • Go to the online tab 
  • Select the “change session* or “find new session” tab

This method is similar to the above one, but instead of selecting leave the GTA online, you click on the “find new session” option. Players often use this method to quit a mission because it doesn’t keep them waiting long to log back in and start the game. However, we have still not disclosed the most used method yet, so continue reading to find more.

Select The Quit Job Option

One of the easiest and quickest ways to cancel or quit a mission in GTA 5 is by selecting the Quit Job Option. It’s also called leaving a mission by Phone. Don’t know what it is? When a player is tired or furious and wants to leave a specific mission, they can bring up their phone and then go to the “job list” option. Once you reach the job list, you can see your current mission. 

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An image showing a display of “Quit Job.”

Now, the next step varies with the device you are playing, GTA 5. If you are playing the game on PS4, press the square button, and you will see “are you sure?” popping up on your screen. Click on yes, and you will leave the mission within seconds.

However, if you are playing on Xbox one, you should press X, and the procedure is identical. For PC users, the middle mouse button works to cancel a mission. 

Besides quitting a mission, the GTA phone or call log allows the players to keep up with their in-game friends and communicate with support whenever needed. 

Quit GTA 5 Story Missions

Unlike GTA 5 Online, you cannot select a specific job/mission and hit the “quit the job” option. The player will either have to fail the mission intentionally. Players will be fulfilling the conditions required to fail a mission ( Each mission has a different set of rules to fail ). Or, he can try out an authentic but a bit tedious method.

Simply perform a Save Game choice. It will prove to be quite beneficial in saving the game before a mission starts. Following this, the player can load the game and start when they are at the moment before starting the mission.

An effective way to do this is by performing a Quick Save. Access your phone in GTA 5 and hit the cloud icon which will be named “Quick Save.”

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Quick Save in GTA 5 Offline

Usually, the game uses an auto-save feature, which generally will not result in something of quite a use regarding the situation of quitting the mission. It is because the game will load to the point where you have started the mission. Other than that, Sleeping is the other method of saving the game, which will not help you in this situation.

Getting Wasted

Among various methods to abandon a mission, one in specific is the most basic to come to mind getting Wasted. Simply have your health depleted, and you will be at the point where the game will ask you to quit the mission. Following this, you can go to the interaction menu and select the “Kill Yourself” option. Or run into an explosion to die immediately.

Get Wasted to quit mission
Select the Option to Kill Yourself

Sometimes, this option comes in handy when other methods become redundant. Now the question to come to mind is, “Why get Wasted should be considered an option?

Explicitly, if you are exploring the Abandoned mine in GTA 5, there will come a moment when you will have to ram the door to be inside the mine. Once you are inside, the door will respawn when you proceed further into the mine. At this point, you are not going through any mission that you can quit, and the door will not open again without smashing it. As a result, it is preferable to die there and make your way out if you can’t figure out a way to leave such locked areas.

How To Cancel A Heist In GTA 5?

GTA 5 is all about fun and exciting heists to earn money; however, if you are in theft, you must also know how to cancel it for several reasons. These can be due to changes in setups or entries. Here’s how you can easily cancel a heist in GTA 5:

  • Ensure the heist is in progress
  • Pick the in-game smartphone and open it
  • Go to the contacts or call logs
  • If the heist is Cayo Perico heist, call the contact name Pavel. For any other heists, call Lester.
  • After that, select the cancel heist option, and your heist will be canceled.


Now that you know how to quit a mission in GTA 5, you don’t have to stick to a boring game. All the methods discussed above are suitable for this purpose; however, you should choose the one that best suits your timing. We hope this article provides detailed insight into how to quit a mission in GTA 5 and much more. Have a happy gaming day!

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