Prolific YouTuber MrBossFTW (aka Ross) walks us through the platform independent guide for police-car customisation and hidden-vehicle upgrades, in his latest gameplay video for GTA Online. According to the recently unearthed game files in GTA 5, it is possible to customise police aka cop cars in GTA 5 without using a third-party mod.
As Ross explains, it is not possible to customise or store police vehicles in GTA Online. However, you can only store the police cars without actually modifying them in any manner in the story mode version of the game.
With the Cops v Crooks DLC being high on the most-wanted DLC lists in the GTA community, it is imperative to know what customisation options are available for the DLC if ever it does roll out in the near future.
You can try a whole lot of these cop-themed customisation options on highly-customisable vehicles like the Buffalo and the Dominator. For the purpose of this guide, let us consider the customisation options for the Dominator.
Here is how you apply the police car customisations and unlock hidden upgrades:
- Just find a Dominator and drive it to the Los Santos Customs (LSC) shop.
- Basically, just go ahead and install all the customisation upgrades on the car at the LSC.
- Once you are done with the customisation, just go ahead and locate a cop car. You might pick some fight with pedestrians to attract some cop attention or just dial 911, and then steal the car after killing the police.
- Alternatively, go to the Downtown police station in Los Santos to acquire a police car. The undercover, the cruiser and the FIB cars will differ in their available customisation options. So, you need to choose your option carefully.
- Once you have acquired a cop car, just drive it to a location where you can destroy it in water without fully submerging it. For instance, you can go to the beach or the helicopter bay area to accomplish this purpose.
- Just pull up at the location on the map as shown in the video and slowly drive the car into the water.
- Keep driving the car in, until you no longer hear the engine sound or the front wheels get stuck in the water.
- Once the car becomes immovable, just switch to another character in single-player mode from Michael to Trevor or Franklin and vice-versa.
- After the character switch, just run around for about 20 to 30 seconds.
- Now switch back to the original character in the game and you should find yourself driving a fully-customised police car, which confirms that the glitch has worked successfully.
- You will clearly notice the changes or differences when compared to a normal police car such as the customised bumper, spoilers, tail lamps and more.
The ability to customise cop cars fuels further speculation that we could see some of these features added to future cop-themed DLCs such as the Tuners and Outlaws concept or the Cops and Crooks DLC.
As Ross clarifies, the police car customisation feature is definitely part of the cut content from the game as the gameplay elements pertaining to these customisations already exist in the hidden game files.