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How to roll in GTA5

Knowing how to roll in GTA5 is very important for those who want to stay alive. Dodging can help players avoid bullets, speeding vehicles, and numerous other hazards that can kill Michael, Trevor, and Franklin with his yee-yee-ass haircut. This is also a good tactic to use in Grand Theft Auto Online as real human players can require more deft defensive strategies. Here’s how to perform a roll in Grand Theft Auto 5.

How to perform a roll in GTA5

How to roll in GTA5

To perform an evasive roll in Grand Theft Auto 5, players have to simply aim using the L2 button (or L1 on PS3) on PlayStation or Left Trigger on Xbox. Once aiming, players just have to press the Square button on the PlayStation systems and the X button on Xbox consoles. The character will roll in the direction the analog stick is being pushed in so be sure to press it in the desired direction when pressing the Square or X button.

On PC, just use the aim button and then press the jump key, which might be different for everyone. So holding forward while aiming and pressing the correct button will make them roll forward. This can only be done in four directions so do not expect to roll diagonally if the stick is pressed up and to the left or down and to the right.

Rolling has its uses in the campaign but it is especially handy in the online modes. It can shake the enemy player’s aim and generally make players harder to hit. This feature was introduced in Grand Theft Auto 4 and then improved in Rockstar’s next games like Red Dead Redemption, its 2018 sequel Red Dead Redemption 2, and, of course, Grand Theft Auto 5. For example, Grand Theft Auto 4 did not allow the player to roll forwards or backwards, just sideways.