12 Nov 2021 4:33 PM +00:00 UTC

GTA Trilogy San Andreas: How to Gain Muscle

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition is out right now and there's so much to look forward to about this re-re-re-release of the first three GTA games of the modern era. These games aren't just your standard re-release, though, they each come with a slew of mechanical and graphical improvements. If you're jumping into San Andreas and you want to gain some muscle before you tackle the gang war with the Ballas, we have everything you need to know right here.

SAN ANDREAS - How to gain muscle?

Unlike Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas offers players an incredible amount of control over the well-being of CJ, the playable character. You can lose and gain weight, change CJ's hairstyle and it ushered in a new level of customisation in terms of clothes.

However, you can also lose and gain muscle in San Andreas. This affects your melee damage output and the amount of fall damage you take in-game. It also works to improve your Sex Appeal meter in-game, to an extent.

GTA San Andreas Gain Muscle
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DUMBBELLS - Look for the Dumbbell Icon on the mini map

All you need to do to gain muscle in San Andreas is to exercise. This includes running, cycling, or hitting the gym. Having a high percentage of Muscle is important to maintaining a healthy Sex Appeal in San Andreas (not necessarily like real life) - however, if you gain too much muscle your Sex Appeal will start to decrease (again, not necessarily like real life).

If you don't want to put in the work, though, you can actually input one of the old cheat codes and get Max Muscle without the effort.

  • Max Muscle - Triangle, Up, Up, Left, Right, Square, Circle, Left

Cheat codes will disable Trophy progress, but you can just input the above sequence at any point while playing to activate it.