Sticky bombs in GTA 5, also known as C4, can stick on surfaces like walls, cars, or even people. You can make them quite a useful weapon by either planting them or throwing them.

After that, you can detonate it as the game progresses. In this article, you will come to know how to detonate sticky bombs in GTA 5 and how these bombs work.

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Read this guide to learn how to use sticky bombs in GTA 5.

How to detonate sticky bombs in GTA 5

The very first thing you need to do is plant the bomb in the location you want. Besides, you should remember these notices to maximize the effectiveness.

Tips to detonate sticky bombs in GTA 5

  • Don’t be too close to the explosion site if you don’t want to die/take damage.
  • Either, don’t be too far as the remote won’t be able to detonate the bomb.
  • The bomb should be ready in the inventory.
  • You should have the sticky bombs ready in the inventory.

Blowing off sticky bombs in Grand Theft Auto 5 is a bit hard to get accustomed to, especially for newbies. But once you figure out every needed perimeter, this bomb can be formidable.

The way to set the bombs off depends on which platform you are playing the game on. Besides, the first and foremost step for all is to have the sticky bomb equipped in your inventory.

How to detonate sticky bombs in GTA 5 on PS4

  • Walk to your target and press R2 to plant the bomb.
  • Run for the cover at a safe distance.
  • Press left on D-Pad to detonate the sticky bomb.
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Each platform requires a different last move to detonate a sticky bomb.

How to detonate sticky bombs in GTA 5 on Xbox

The configuration of how to detonate the C4 in GTA 5 Xbox One is quite the same as PS.

  • Put them on the target.
  • Press left on the D-Pad.

Those who want to learn how to detonate sticky bombs in GTA 5 while driving can also adopt this method.

How to detonate sticky bombs in GTA 5 on PC

  • Place the sticky bomb or throw it to the target.
  • Press G on the keyboard to detonate the weapon.

Unless you have changed the configuration, “G” is the default button to detonate GTA 5 sticky bombs on PC.

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It may not be easy to instantly learn how to detonate the C4 in GTA 5, but you will get used to it.

Figuring out the splash damage’s proximity will take you some error and trial. But you will get comfortable with them after some attempts and they will become useful especially while you play the campaign.

How do you detonate sticky bombs in GTA 5 while driving?

Except for Karuma, when you are in a car, you can press X to pull up the weapon wheel and choose “Sticky bombs”. That’s all it takes to blow off these bombs while you are driving.

You can also individually detonate bombs by shooting them.

Besides, you can out 20 sticky bombs maximum in the Story mode and 5 in Online mode. Placing the 21st or 6th sticky bomb will overwrite the first bomb that got placed.

Where to find sticky bombs in GTA 5

You can get sticky bombs by several methods.

1. In-game characters

Sticky Bombs are given to different characters in different missions.

While Michael gets 5 sticky bombs in the “Derailed” mission, Franklin also receives 5 during the “Blitz Play” mission. Each of them can be retained if you do not expend them all in the missions you are assigned with.

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Players can get sticky bombs as part of missions.

2. Ammu-Nation store

These C4 explosives can be purchased from the Ammu-Nation store for the cost of $600 each. You need to reach Rank 19 and complete the Derailed mission to unlock this weapon.

3. Locations in the GTA world

They also spawn in 3 different locations:

  • Banning, underwater underneath the bridge
  • The second floor of the incomplete building in Vespucci Canals, between Vespucci Boulevard and Prosperity Street
  • The crash site of the Merryweather plane after the mission “Minor Turbulence”, north of Stab City.

How sticky bombs work in GTA 5

In fact, sticky bombs are the fancier way to make not-too spontaneous explosions. They come in special handy when it comes to shaking off purchasers on the street. Moreover, it is great in case you want to lay a fatal trap for other online players and NPCs.

First introduced in the GTA IV expansion: The Ballad of Gay Tony, the adhesive explosives appeared again in GTA Online and GTA 5.

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Sticky bombs in GTA 5 emit red light when they are about to explode.

When thrown, sticky bombs will emit a steady beep while yellow light flashes. When they are activated, the beep increases in speed and pitch. They detonate after less than a second as the light turns red. Once set, sticky bombs cannot be picked back up.

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