The Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) universe is renowned for its detailed and expansive gameplay, offering players a wide array of weapons and tactics to utilize in their criminal exploits. Among these tools of destruction, the Sticky Bomb stands out for its unique properties and versatile applications. Whether you’re looking to create chaos, complete a mission, or outwit your adversaries, understanding the Sticky Bomb’s usage can significantly enhance your gameplay. This comprehensive guide will take you through everything you need to know about acquiring, deploying, and detonating Sticky Bombs in GTA 5.
Acquiring Sticky Bombs
Sticky Bombs become available for purchase after completing the mission “Friends Reunited” in the GTA 5 story mode. In the online mode, players unlock them at Rank 19. You can buy Sticky Bombs from Ammu-Nation stores scattered around the map for $400 each. They are found under the ‘Thrown Weapons’ category.
Understanding Sticky Bombs
Sticky Bombs, as their name suggests, are throwable explosives that stick to any surface they touch. They’re unique in that they don’t detonate on impact or after a set time; instead, they’re manually detonated by the player, allowing for precision and strategic usage. A player can place up to 20 Sticky Bombs at a time in the online mode and up to 25 in the story mode.
Deploying Sticky Bombs
Deploying a Sticky Bomb is straightforward. First, select the Sticky Bomb from your weapon wheel. Next, aim at the desired target or location and press the throw button (RT/R2 on Xbox/PlayStation, or left click on PC). The Sticky Bomb will adhere to almost any surface, including vehicles and buildings. This ability to stick to surfaces allows for creative and strategic placement, such as setting traps for pursuing enemies or creating distractions.
Detonating Sticky Bombs
Once a Sticky Bomb is deployed, it’s up to the player to decide when to detonate it. To do this, you press the detonation button (left on the D-pad for Xbox/PlayStation, or G on the PC). This will detonate all deployed Sticky Bombs in the order they were thrown, resulting in a series of powerful explosions. This control over the timing of detonation is what sets Sticky Bombs apart from other explosive devices in GTA 5.
Strategic Uses of Sticky Bombs
Sticky Bombs offer a range of strategic uses:
Vehicle Takedowns: Sticky Bombs are excellent tools for taking down vehicles. Stick one to a passing car or place one on the road for an approaching vehicle, and detonate it at the right moment for a devastating takedown.
Ambushes: You can place Sticky Bombs in strategic locations to set up deadly ambushes for enemies. For example, you could stick them to a door that you know an enemy will come through, and detonate them when they arrive.
Distractions: Sticky Bombs can also be used to create distractions. A well-placed and timed explosion can divert enemy attention, allowing you to slip by unnoticed or launch a surprise attack.
Demolitions: Certain missions require you to destroy structures or vehicles. Sticky Bombs, with their potent blast and precision detonation, can make short work of these objectives.
Mastering Sticky Bombs
Mastering the use of Sticky Bombs involves practicing your aim, timing, and strategic placement. It’s also crucial to remember that Sticky Bombs make a lot of noise and attract a lot of attention. Using them without a plan can