GTA 5: How To Glitch Fight?

After playing game for countless hours, here is my verdict on glitch fighting in GTA 5.

How to Glitch Fight in GTA 5
Guide: How to Glitch Fight in GTA 5

Glitch Fight is a harmless way to overcome various combat situations and a funny way to annoy your opponents. I will talk about it in detail here.

Key Takeaways

  • It is a harmless glitch that lets players to launch a spree of punches on their opponents without stopping the punch animation.
  • Glitch fight is effective in the Freemode of the game, especially in the Parkour mode, where hand-to-hand combat is normal.
  • Continuously sprinting towards the enemies while also launching punches will activate this glitch in GTA 5.
  • It is ineffective during heists and PvP fights and only works in smooth surfaces.

Author’s Trust

With hundreds of hours invested in GTA 5, Ahmed knows the ins and outs of the game. Navigating through the nooks and crannies of Los Santos has become a personal adventure for him as he has practically lived and breathed every moment in the game. Being a seasoned player and avid fan, here is what he knows about the topic. 

– Ahmed Raza

Glitch Fight In GTA 5

This is the most abused glitch in GTA V’s fights. Players specifically utilize this glitch in the Freemode of GTA 5.

A glitch fight, otherwise known as Sprint punches, happens when players flood the opponents with non-stop punches without letting the punch animation finish. Consequently, the opponent feels helpless and dominated.

How to Glitch Fight in GTA 5
How to Glitch Fight
  • I usually use this glitch in the self-created Parkour mode in Freemode of the game.
  • Most opponents will try to run away when you spam them with non-stop punches using this glitch fight.
  • However, they mostly fail because they are already under attack and cannot escape. Eventually, they give up, or I end up knocking them out.
  • It is an easy trick to do and comes in handy in many hand-to-hand combats in GTA 5.
  • However, this trick does not always work. Opponents can use certain tricks to avoid the knockdown.

Hand-to-hand Combat

  • Hand-to-hand combat is pretty standard, especially in Freemode. Players can go around punching and picking fights with other players.
  • Moreover, it is an essential skill that every player should master to survive close combats during heists. The most prominent missions are heist missions. They bring in a lot of monetary rewards to the players. However, players must pick specific crews for every heist in GTA 5.
hand to hand combat in GTA 5
Hand-to-hand combat in GTA 5

How To Master Hand-To-Hand Combat

It is easy to master hand-to-hand combat in GTA 5. It is all about dodging the opponent’s attacks and attacking them when they are off-guard. Before we get back to discussing how to glitch fight, here is a step-by-step guide to mastering hand-to-hand-combat:

  • The crux of hand-to-hand combat is surviving the opponent’s attacks by dodging them and attacking them when you find a chance.
  • Try to stay in the fight as long as possible by making sure to dodge the attacks from opponents.
  • Remember that a few perfectly landed punches can knock down the opponents. Therefore, always manage to land perfect punches whenever you get a chance.
  • You can also use certain melee weapons in your fights. Knife, hammers, and axes of various kinds, along with other types of melees, are available in the game.
  • You can get more melee weapons through in-game purchases. Most melee weapons often kill opponents with one hit. However, some weapons may have to be employed more than once to eliminate opponents.
  • I suggest you practice with NPCs in the city to master hand-to-hand combat.
Glitch Fight in GTA 5
Hand-to-hand combat: Picking up fights with strangers

How To Glitch Fight

The method to perform this glitch is the same on all platforms. However, the control buttons on the consoles are different.

Here is how you can do this glitch on all three platforms:

Glitch Fight On PC

Follow the method which is explained below to do this glitch in GTA 5:

  • Stand in front of your target. Then, sprint towards the target by pressing the SHIFT button on your keyboard. Make sure to dodge their attacks.
    Dodging punches in GTA 5
    Make sure to dodge the opponent’s attacks.
  • Start pressing the LEFT CLICK button to start hitting the opponent while also sprinting towards them. It will activate the Glitch Fight.
  • Keep pressing these buttons together until the enemy is defeated.

Glitch Fight On A PlayStation

Follow this step-by-step guide to do this glitch in GTA 5:

  • Choose a target and start Sprinting towards him by pressing the button on your console.
  • Press the CIRCLE/R2 button on your console to start striking the opponent while continuously sprinting toward him.
  • Make sure you are dodging the attacks from your opponents.
  • It will activate the glitch. Repeat the earlier steps until your opponent is knocked dead on the ground.
    Punching opponents using Glitch fight in GTA 5
    Start punching your opponent whenever you get a chance

Glitch Fight On Xbox

Follow my guide below to do this glitch on an Xbox:

  • Start by sprinting toward the target. You can sprint by pressing the button on your Xbox console.
  • Press the B/RT button on your Xbox console to start striking the opponent while continuously sprinting toward him.
  • The glitch is activated. Keep pressing these buttons to prolong the glitch until you have not won the one-on-one combat.
    Defeating 2 enemies at a time in GTA 5
    You can defeat multiple enemies at a time using glitch fight


  • Helpful in one-on-one fights.
  • Doesn’t give opponents a chance to retaliate.
  • Fun way to annoy opponents.


  • Not helpful in PvP fights.
  • Works only in the parkour mode and the Ring Fights.
  • Only limited to fist fights.
  • Does not work on rough terrains like mountains.


opponent using melee weapon against glitch fight in GTA 5
You will have no choice but to retreat if the opponent uses any weapon.

My Verdict

I love exploiting these minor glitches as they make the gameplay more interesting and fun in a harmless way. Even though this glitch in particular is of no specific use, it is still funny to use it to annoy opponents. I believe the ultimate goal should be to enjoy the game in every way possible and have a unique and better experience inside the game. If you want to read more about these glictches, don’t forget to read:

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