To enable cheat mode, activate your PDA and press L2, R2(x2), L2, R2, L2(x2), R2(x3), L2. Press back. Activate the following cheats by entering the corresponding sequences of buttons. You must have the Oct. 23, 2008 online update for these to work:
CHEAT FUNCTION - CHEAT CODE
All Airstrikes* - RIGHT, LEFT DOWN, UP, RIGHT, LEFT, DOWN, UP
All Costumes* - UP, RIGHT, DOWN, LEFT, UP
All SUPplies* - LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, UP, UP, LEFT, UP
All Vehicles* - UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT
Fill Fuel* - UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN
Infinite Ammo* - UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, LEFT
Invincibility** - UP, DOWN, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, RIGHT
Nuclear Bunker Busters(25)* - UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
Unlock Grapping Hook** - UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
*Activates only for the player that executes it.
**Activates for both players during co-op. Activates for a client who joins a hosts game that has it unlocked.
Unlock the following bonuses by performing the corresponding tasks:
BONUS - HOW TO UNLOCK
Ambassador gunship - Complete level 3 of the helicopter flying mission.
Diplomat heavy tank - Destroy the targeted buildings for the allied nations.
MOAB bomb - Complete all HVT missions for the allied nations.
Nuclear Bunker Buster - Complete the final contract mission, "Get Solano Part 2" to unlock it for purchase from Eva for $1 million.
Carpet Bomb - Check Commander Leviathan's job list before the final Allies or China mission. Complete the job to unlock the Carpet Bomb for purchace.
Complete a three level weapon challenge at the PMC Villa with Fiona to unlock the following costumes for the corresponding characters. Hint: The pistol weapon challenge is the easiest challenge:
To unlock the Monster truck for purchase, go to Eva the mechanic and she will have you test drive it. After test driving it you will be able to purchase it from her.
In order to get 100% completion, complete the Outpost missions before starting the final mission in Story mode. The Outpost missions cannot be played after completing the final mission, and are required for 100% completion.
Easy cash glitch:
An easy way to get cash in level 3 is to keep repeating the Winching challenge while wagering the highest amount possible. Stack the three crates in a pile with one on top of the other with toolbox on top. Wait a couple seconds and you will receive the money.
Nuclear Bunker Busters:
Eva will sell Nuclear Bunker Busters after you kill Salano.
In to the green zone easy complete:
To easily complete "In to the Green Zone", buy a Helicopter at the store and fly it to the VIP.
Attach C4 to your car. Drive toward your target at max speed, then jump out and detonate when the car is close to the target.
Scope cheat for regular weapons:
While in Scope mode with the .50 cal rifle change weapons. You will remain in Scope mode with the gun you change to.
To swim underwater, crash a helicopter into the water. Exit and grapple on to it. You will sink to the bottom and will be able to swim for a short period of time.
To repair a vehicle, leave it outside a building and then enter the building.
Stealing Faction's fuel:
To steal fuel tanks without being caught, fly a chopper used by the Faction that you are stealing from to where their fuel tanks are and winch one. The Faction will not attack you if you use one their choppers. Take the fuel to a neutral spot, and call Ewan to have it picked up.
Winning challenges easily:
Bet the maximum money for the level 1 and 2 challenges then save and reload the game until you win. Bet the minimum money for the level 3 challenge.
Easy transport and smuggling missions:
Note: This trick only works after getting a helicopter pilot and the winch ability. When on a transport or smuggling contract that relies on you not tipping the vehicle and losing the objects inside, summon a helicopter before entering the mission assigned vehicle, as close to the vehicle as possible. Then, enter the mission vehicle. Once the timer starts, get back out and take off in your helicopter. Use the winch to grab the mission vehicle and get as much altitude as possible. If you fly relatively level, you will not lose anything. However, even if you bank slightly to get around obstacles, losses will be minimal as long as you do not actually bank the copter in a hard turn. The vehicle will get tossed about, making the copter harder to fly; but if you travel directly to the drop-off point from the start, it will keep its cargo. This helps you avoid nearly all ground forces. All you have to worry about are the anti-air guns and other helicopters. If worst comes to worst, just drop the vehicle after coming down to about 20 feet or less. You will have already have saved enough time to hijack another helicopter.
-When Carmona's men are attacking the PMC, after you destroy the tanks, set a charge of C4 on the gates closer to the mansion and blow it. It should drop straight down and block the road leading out of the compound. Enter the mansion and trigger the intermission sequence. When you leave the building, the road leading out of the compound is still blocked. Take out Carmona's bodyguards and his jeep should be stuck on the rubble of the archway. Kill him and snap the picture for easy verification of Carmona.
-When completing the mission on the oil rig in the water behind the PMC, kill Blanco and take his weapon--the hunting pistol. The hunting pistol is an excellent weapon, often killing enemies in one shot. With the hunting pistol in your possession, proceed through the "Finding Solano" mission/ After the encounter with Carmona inside the villa, he runs in a straight line directly away from you, giving you a clear shot at his back. If you miss on the first shot, he has a good bit of a jog until he reaches his jeep, giving you enough time to gun him down.
Easy money hints:
-After completing the first UP mission and receiving Ewan, speak with him about the Winch challenge. After completing level 3 on this challenge, bet the maximum amount of money. Even though you have already done this, the height will not raise. Continue betting the maximum amount and after about four times , you should have about $7.0 million. You can continue from here in order to get the maximum wager amount to $5.0 million when you have about $14.0 million in funds. Repeat as desired.
-Note: To save time, if you are trying to use the above method to increase your money, use stackable items from outside of your stronghold. For example, try the gas canisters across the road. Items used from outside of your stronghold stay in the exact location you put them until you quit your game, offering you a prepared stack height the next time around. Also, regarding the bet amount, once you go over $10 million, you only receive $1 million at first and slowly increases.
-Once you have acquired your helicopter pilot, he will supply a bet, wagering that you cannot stack enough things to get the toolbox above the displayed height. This wager is easy and the money goes up by about $2,000 each time you play.
-Find a Cash Bundle out in the field while making sure you are in an area with plenty of open room. If not, call in a helicopter and take the money to a safe area. Tag it and call it in. When Ewen picks it up and you are credited for the find, shoot the money crate. You can do this any way you want (for example, use a nearby armed combat chopper, wait for Ewen to get there, then shoot the crate after getting the credit). Money should rain down on the ground around you. Run around and collect it all for an added bonus of roughly $50,000. The bits that scatter across the ground are worth about $5,000 each.
Capture outposts quickly:
When playing in Co-op mode with a friend, look in the same direction at the same time and throw the signal smoke to call in for reinforcements to capture an outpost. If timed correctly, both of the thrown signal smokes will start to smoke and two helicopters will appear.
Unlock the P.L.A.V. faction and get a gunship with rockets, such as a Castro V Attack chopper or an Anaconda from the pirates (carries about 80 rockets). Fly to the city of Merida and shoot the billboards to earn $5,000. If you shoot enough of them, you start to unlock more shop items from the P.L.A.V. and a couple things from the U.P. mercenaries in their city. Only one rocket is required to destroy a billboard. It only takes 1 rocket from a gunship to destroy the billboards.
Pick-up multiple items at once:
Go to all the items you want to pick-up that are in range and choose them all. Once all items are selected, throw your resource pick-up smoke. The helicopter should pick-up one item, but all other items will disappear letting you know you have them.
Easy money glitch:
Start the Winching challenge on level 1, 2, or 3 and bet as much as desired. Get in the helicopter, pick up the toolbox, and hold X to fly directly up while remaining inside the drop zone. Release the toolbox when reaching at least 100 meters altitude then immediately press the Left Analog-stick in any direction while holding X until the altitude meter of the toolbox no longer decreases. The toolbox and you will stop in mid-air, allowing you to easily earn money.
Sniper challenge hint:
Use R1 and not the scope for it. Take
out the drums next to the cars first then go the two statues for some
100% Completion hint:
When going for 100% in all tasks, be sure to complete all outpost missions before initiating the final story mission (Battle for Caracas / A.N. or China). Once the game is cleared, you cannot initiate outpost missions anymore (which unlocks a faction's shop items).
Armageddon It - You destroyed 25 buildings
Dirty Deeds - You achieved maximum universal petroleum mood
Eat the Heat - You performed a burnout
Forever Free - You achieved maximum P.L.A.V. mood
Gone Shootin' - You completed one of fiona's challenges
Hail and Kill - You destroyed 50 objects using melee
Heavy Metal Thunder - You successfully completed 10 action hijacks
Hello, Hooray - You acquired the PMC
Highway to Hell - You completed 3 races
Holy Smoke - You destroyed 50 objects with a grenade
Island of Domination - You achieved maximum pirate mood
Little Savage - You destroyed 50 objects with an RPG Launcher
Longing For Fire - You achieved maximum chinese mood
Oil and Gasoline - You recruited eva
Partners in Crime - You've experienced co-op
Ride the Dragon - You hijacked the tank in the villa
School's Out - You completed the tutorial
Shoot to Thrill - You got 25 headshots
Stand Up and Shout - You achieved maximum mood with the allies
Tattooed Millionaire - Be connected to ea servers and earn $1 million
The Analog Kid - You recruited misha
The Rage - You completed "rescue carmona"
Wheels of Steel - You came in first during a co-op race
Wild One - You recruited ewan
...And Justice For All - You verified all high value targets
Be Quick or Be Dead - You sniped 50 enemy vehicle drivers
Damage, Inc. - You used 20 airstrikes in co-op
Digital Man - You unlocked all shop items
No Compromise, No Regrets - You battled for caracas
No More Mr. Nice Guy - You pissed off everyone in venezuela
Nothin' But a Good Time - You destroyed 200 objects from the gunner seat in co-op
Pipeline - You captured all outposts for a single faction
Runnin' with the Devil - You verified blanco
We'll Burn the Sky - You unlocked all landing zones
You Better Run - You verified carmona
Aces High - Capture all high value targets
Aces High - You captured all high value targets
Balls to the Wall - You mastered the winching challenge
Billion Dollar Babies - Be connected to ea servers and earn $1 billion
The Hero and the Madman - You completed mercenaries 2
World in Flames - Earn all Bronze, Silver, and Gold trophies.