Passive mode is a great feature in GTA Online as it protects players from most types of attacks. However, players cannot be part of an MC or CEO while trying to enter passive mode, and they also cannot have killed an actual player within the last two minutes. If any of these issues occur, simply hover over the “Enable Passive Mode” option, and it will tell you what is wrong and how to solve it.
To enable passive mode on controllers, hold the small button to the left of the home button on your controller. For PC, press and hold “I,” or navigate to the keybinds in your settings if it’s not working. Once the menu is open, scroll to the bottom and click on “Passive Mode.” Do not double-tap the button, as this will enable and immediately disable passive mode, and you cannot enable it again for a short amount of time.
You will know you have entered passive mode when you cannot access your weapon wheel, and a notification will appear in the top left corner of the screen. However, if you enter a weaponized vehicle, passive mode will be disabled immediately, and you will have a cooldown of about five minutes before you can enter it again.
If you want to leave passive mode, simply make your way back to the interaction menu, scroll to the bottom, and click “Disable Passive Mode.” A 30-second countdown will begin, and at the end of it, you will no longer be in passive mode.
In summary, passive mode is a helpful tool in GTA Online to protect yourself from other players. However, it’s important to note the restrictions on entering passive mode and how to enable and disable it properly.