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GTA4 Glitches

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Below are guides to many of the glitches in GTA IV. For other tricks (not actually glitches) see the Tricks Guide. If there is one you want to see, post it in the forum topic here.

Airplane vs. Car Glitch

How to do it:
Get to the airport runways with a car. Drive under one of the airplanes taxiing around the runways. Park perpendicular to the rear set of landing gear (one of them) and wait. The car should glitch under the map and freefall until spawning back on the tarmac.

Uses:
Just for fun.

Notes:
  • May take a few tries. Car may pop out the side. That usually happens with larger vehicles.

Airport Terminal Glitch

Location:
Go to the airport in Dukes and make your way to the main terminal building. Go to the East side of the terminal where there are two long arms extending out towards the runways. Get into the "armpit" of one of them.
Click here for mapped points.

How to do it:
Once in position, start running and jumping up into the armpit. Eventually, your character will do an animation similar to hopping a fence and you will be inside the terminal building.

Uses:
You are free to walk around inside the terminal and can now shoot out at everyone else, but they cannot shoot at you. If you walk out of the walls, you can't get back in.

Notes:
  • It may take many tries to get in. I usually have better luck at the Northern one. It is a certain spot that you need to hit.
  • Watch out for hidden walls near the outer edge of the building. Almost as if they expanded the building's size a little.
  • The scenery and other objects may not load correctly when inside the building. Move around until what you need to see is visible.
  • Watch your back! While you are having fun at one end, someone may be getting in there to get you!

Bowling Alley - Food Counter Glitch

Location:
Go to a bowling alley and go to the food counter. Go to the end where the counter has an angled section.

How to do it:
Jump into the right-hand corner of the angle section with the stool there. Should glitch around the counter and finally into the wall.

Uses:
You can shoot out at enemies without them being able to shoot back.

Notes:
  • May take a few tries.
  • Good possibility of falling into the "blue hell" and spawning above ground again.

Broker Wall Glitch

Location:
Go to the mapped location. There is a warehouse-type building a block South of Jacob's billiards location. There is a small wall with barbed wire along it. Get up between the wall and building. Go where the dirt and wall are level with each other.
Click here for mapped point.

How to do it:
Once in position, simply walk off the wall. You should glitch inside the building.

Uses:
You are free to walk around inside the building and can now shoot out at everyone else, but they cannot shoot at you. If you walk out of the walls, you can't get back in.

Notes:
  • It may take a few tries to get in. This is an easier glitch to do.
  • Watch out for the many obstacles on the outside of the building (like pipes) which can block your shots.
  • The scenery and other objects may not load correctly when inside the building. Move around until what you need to see is visible.
  • Watch yourself! Someone else can get in as easy as you did.

Container Glitch - Skydiver (Multiplayer)

Location:
Go to the mapped location. Find the green container and hang on the South end and move to the left (left door closed).
Click here for mapped point.

How to do it:
Once on, have a friend drive into the right side (right door open). Car should glitch and send you flying really high into the air.

Uses:
Just for fun but you can also get away from enemies assuming you survive the fall. You can get to the South end of Algonquin if done right.

Notes:
  • Takes a few tries to do it.
  • Container itself may start to glitch (see next glitch).
  • The fall will take a lot, if not all your health

Container Glitch - Getting under the map

Location:
Sometimes the containers can mess up and go crazy. The green one used above is good because it is surrounded on the sides and top.

How to do it:
Getting the container to go crazy has been done a few ways. Sometimes by ramming it, sometimes with an explosion, one way had 2 bikes driven inside it and shot at.
When the container is going crazy, walk into it. If done right, you will get pushed under the ground. There is a good chance you will get tossed aside along with vehicles too.

Uses:
Just for fun but you can also get away from enemies assuming you survive the fall. You can get to the South end of Algonquin if done right.

Notes:
  • Takes some experimenting to get the container to glitch.
  • It will take out anything around it, if given the chance to strike.

Flaming Rims Glitch (Multiplayer)

How to do it:
All you need is a car and some explosives. Also need to have friendly fire off. Have a friend blow up the ground a little to get some flames scattered about. Drive your vehicle over the flames and they will get little flames on the tires. Drive away and enjoy.

Uses:
Just for fun.

Notes:
  • Simple.
  • Keep the car away from the explosions.

Hospital Glitch

How to do it:
Get a vehicle inside a hospital and make two rights to find the end of a hallway with a window-type feature. Park the car against the end and jump on top. Now jump into the window area and continue to jump from there. Should glitch into the wall.

Uses:
Just for fun.

Notes:
  • May take a few tries.
  • It seems that enemies can still get you while inside the walls. Although you will still be hidden from view.
  • If you walk out of the walls you can't get back in.

Invisible Glitch

How to do it:
First of all you need to have Packie's special ability. Now, call him up and ask for a car bomb. Go pick it up and find a taxi. Block the road and attach the bomb to the back. Now wave it down to get in and pick somewhere for it to go. Now pull out your phone and call Packie to detonate it (suicide).
When you come out of the hospital, you need to get a sniper. Look through the scope for a second and when you stop aiming you should be invisible.

Uses:
Just for fun but also useful for capturing screenshots without Niko in the way.

Notes:
  • Single player only.
  • Need to have Packie's special ability.
  • Easier glitch to do.
  • You are free to do anything and you will stay invisible.
  • After dying or getting arrested you won't be. Just look through a sniper scope again.

Ledge Glitches

Location:
There are many locations to do this glitch. All you need is a ledge or something to hang onto next to a wall. You need to get right in the corner next to the wall. I've mapped out a few places below.
Click here for mapped points.

How to do it:
Once hanging next to the wall, move into the wall and your character will glitch inside.
USING VEHICLES: You can use a bus or another large vehicle to act as a ledge. Pull up to a corner straight towards it so that the corner of the wall takes up half the vehicle's width. Now do the same thing to glitch inside the wall.

Uses:
You are free to walk around inside the building and can now shoot out at everyone else, but they cannot shoot at you. If you walk out of the walls, you can't get back in.

Notes:
  • It may take a few tries to get in. If you can't seem to get in after a few moves, jump off and try again.
  • The scenery and other objects may not load correctly when inside a building. Move around until what you need to see is visible.
  • Some of the underwater/map glitches work with this type of maneuvering. See below.

Low-Rider Glitch

How to do it:
Works best with cars. Just need a pistol. Aim at the bottom corner of the wheel well and shoot. The vehicle should lower and act like you shot out the tire- but don't actually shoot out the tire.

Uses:
Just for fun.

Notes:
  • Takes a lot of practice to do it.

Swing Glitches

Location:
Find a swing set.
For Cars: You need a vehicle (small ones like cars work the best) and simply put the bumper up against the center pole of the swing set. Try to stay straight.
For People: Hang on the crossbar in the middle of the A frames.
Click here for a mapped point of the favorite Broker location.

How to do it:
Once in position, wait. You will probably see one of the swings start to wobble and move.
Cars: Eventually the vehicle will get launched away. Hopefully up and away but it may just crash into the trees or other objects around you.
People: Your character will begin hanging with one hand after a small tremor. Then your character will be flung into the air. With full health you should survive the fall.

Uses:
Mainly for fun, but you can get launched away from cops or an enemy too.

Notes:
  • If it doesn't seem to be working, ram the swing set a little to damage it and try again.
  • When hanging, your character may fall off from small glitches. Get back on and try again for a big one.
  • When doing a car in single player, be aware Niko may get launched through the windshield of vehicles parked nose-in. Still makes for a laugh when he goes flying in a different direction.
  • You and your vehicle will take a good amount of damage from this each time.
  • Have fun seeing how far you can get.

Tugboat Glitch - Lower Deck (Multiplayer)

How to do it:
Have a friend drive the tugboat and get to the front. Simply stop and let your character get glitched into the ship. Once inside, you need to keep up with the boat.
You can go towards the front while inside and climb up into the lower deck of the boat (no more walking needed). Since the tug takes a lot of hits, it makes a great mobile fort.

Uses:
Just for fun but can also be useful to launch a mini (and slow) naval assault.

Notes:
  • Very simple to do.
  • Great way to stay behind cover while attacking from the sea.

Tugboat Glitch - Submarine

Location:
Drive the tugboat to where the barges in the river angle together with a jump ramp as shown on the map. A tug is found south of here by the bridge.
Click here for a mapped point.

How to do it:
Drive up along the left side of the ramp, trying to get over, and the tugboat will glitch around and then upside-down.
It is also possible for the boat to glitch under the water providing a more realistic submarine look.

Uses:
Just for fun.

Notes:
  • Takes time. May need to reposition to get it right.

Under the Map/Under the Water Glitches

Location:
There are many places to get under the map and/or water. The following map shows many places with short descriptions on each.
Click here for mapped points.

How to do it:
Some use the ledge method as explained earlier. Others rely on just moving into walls until you glitch through. The descriptions provide some insight on how to do it.

Uses:
Just for fun and you can hide from enemies

Notes:
  • Most take some time and multiple tries.
  • For some like the one near the booth tunnel, you can drive a bike into the water and it will wait for you under the water (just hop on). Keep it close to the wall though as the seafloor slopes and your vehicles stop at a certain depth.
  • You can fly a helicopter under the map using the Rotterdam Tower (Empire State Building) Missing Wall trick found in the GTA IV Trick Guide.

Under Stairs on Docks Glitch

Location:
Find a dock with a solid (concrete walls and such) set of stairs leading down to it. Park a Squalo speed boat under the dock and right under the set of stairs.

How to do it:
Get out of the Squalo. You will probably appear on top of the stairs. Get back in the water to the boat and climb up on top. Should end up under the stairs and inside the wall.

Uses:
Just for fun and you can hide from enemies.

Notes:
  • Relatively easy to do.
  • Finding a place to do this is difficult as there are many metal staircases around, or places where the stairs are not over the dock.
Comments
online Massacreactivity 1680 Days Ago
Good stuff. Never tried the swing glitch, think I'll do that later...
online DuffManactivity 1678 Days Ago
Swing glitch is best in multiplayer. In singleplayer, more often than not you'll be flung out of the windscreen when the car gets fired into the air.
online mickashell666activity 1675 Days Ago
Swing glitch only works in firefly projects
online GTA5activity 1314 Days Ago
you missed a glitch
online TreeFittyactivity 1314 Days Ago
and that glitch would be......................?
online GTA5activity 1314 Days Ago
a glitch that lets go under the map its really easy
online TreeFittyactivity 1314 Days Ago
well don't leave me in suspense. how do you do it.
online TreeFittyactivity 1314 Days Ago
If you meant the Empire State Building one, it is mentioned here but I put that in the Tricks Guide. Added a link at the top of the page.

If not that, then do share.
online GTA5activity 1313 Days Ago
Its in the west river but its harder to explain then to show you but i'll do my best........ The glitch is in the west river by the docks look along the cement wall there should be a crack in the wall swim into the crack & you'll sink down to see simply aim a gun mostly a sniper rife & your underwater also don't go over the cement wall because the booth tunnel you can die from that so th only way up is death if you want to I can show you
online GTA5activity 1313 Days Ago
Sorry for the typo it happens a lot
online TreeFittyactivity 1313 Days Ago
If it's on the Algonquin side, north of the helicopter pad, it's posted. http://www.igrandtheftauto.com/map/20/ you can add to that map where it is.
online GTA5activity 1313 Days Ago
Yes it is & the map won't let me put blips on it
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