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2022 Laptop Solo Public Lobby

Learn how to glitch into a solo public lobby in GTA 5 online using a gaming laptop or portable PC. Avoid cargo griefers and interruptions during supply runs, VIP work, and sell missions. This method is not foolproof but can be effective when done correctly.
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GTA 5: How to Glitch into a Solo Public Lobby on PC

Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5) is a massive game that keeps its players gaming for hours. GTA 5 Online, which features constant updates by Rockstar, makes sure that there is no shortage of new content for players. One thing that can hinder gameplay, however, are cargo griefers who can destroy cargo and cause trouble in public lobbies. So, here we are, explaining how to glitch into a solo public lobby if you own a gaming laptop, a gaming notebook, or a portable PC.

Why would you want to do this?

A solo public lobby is the perfect solution if you want to complete certain aspects of the game, such as supply runs for your MC businesses or Bunker, VIP work, and sell missions, without encountering other players or cargo griefers. It also lessens the chances of your cargo getting destroyed in transit.

How to glitch into a solo public lobby

If you own a gaming laptop or a gaming notebook, and it has a flight mode ability, then this method will work for you. However, this method is not foolproof and may not work every time. It works best when you use it within the first minute of joining the server. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

  1. Test your notebook’s keyboard for two symbols: the flight mode icon and the function (FN) key. This is the combination we need to activate flight mode.
  2. If you can’t find these two symbols on your notebook’s keyboard, check its back panel for its model number and its hotkey combination for flight mode. If you can’t find this information, try looking it up online.
  3. Load up your GTA 5 Online game.
  4. Join a public lobby.
  5. Once you’re in the lobby, hit the flight mode button on your notebook’s keyboard. Wait five seconds and hit the same button again. The visuals on your game might freeze up for a few moments, but you don’t need to worry about it.
  6. After about 30 seconds, you should receive a notification that you’re in a solo public lobby, and if you check the player list, you’ll see that you’re the only player in the lobby.
  7. You can now complete your supply runs and sell missions without encountering other players or cargo griefers.
  8. Keep in mind that other players can still join your lobby, so if it becomes too crowded, repeat the above steps to get into another solo public lobby.

What are the advantages of solo public sessions in GTA 5?

A solo public lobby allows players to play certain aspects of the game alone without encountering other players or cargo griefers, lessening the chances of their cargo getting destroyed in transit.

What are the disadvantages of solo public sessions in GTA 5?

The time spent in flight mode may vary, and it may take some practice to get it right. The timing has to be just right; too long, and you can be booted out of the game, too short, and you will still be connected to the lobby with other players. If you’re doing import-export vehicle work from your vehicle warehouse, NPCs may spawn in to attack you, risking your vehicle’s destruction. If you’re doing sell missions, you won’t receive the full lobby bonus that you would in a packed free-mode session.


That’s it. This is how players can get a solo public lobby in GTA 5. Remember, you can keep doing this as many times as you want, as other players may still be able to join your lobby. Keep an eye on the player list and do this again whenever you feel the need to. Stay safe and enjoy playing GTA 5 Online in your own solo public lobby!

hi in this video we’re going through how to glitch into a solo public lobby if you
have a gaming laptop gaming notebook or an otherwise portable pc in gta 5 online
hi and welcome back my name’s Dan and i’m an old grumpy gamer grand theft auto is a truly
massive game between gta 5 and the constant updates and rockstar for gta online there’s
no shortage of new content and interesting things to do join me then as we look at how
to glitch into a solo public lobby if you have a gaming laptop a gaming notebook or a portable pc
in gta 5 online before we dive in if you’re new to the channel we do how-to guides news
and giveaways so consider subscribing ring the bell to stay up to date so why would you want to
do this well in short cargo griefers as you’d know a lot of stuff needs to be done in a public lobby
especially the earlier businesses and challenges things like supply runs for your mc businesses
or bunker as well as most sell missions and most vip work and if you’re doing larger cell missions
solo the chances of running into trouble or having cargo destroyed in transit become
much much larger so as i mentioned at the start of the video this applies if you have a gaming
laptop a notebook or an otherwise portable pc that has a flight mode ability oh and from here
on out i’ll just call them a notebook for brevity now i’ll be honest with you this isn’t the most
reliable method ever i find it works around about 60 of the time and it can be a bit temperamental i
also find that it really tends to work best when you’ve just joined a server so within
the first minute or so after you’ve joined the server much after that and you’re more likely to
be booted than actually get into a solo lobby so first things first before you load up gta online
we’ll need to do a little bit of prep and testing on your notebooks keyboard look for these two
symbols now it has to be on your notebook’s actual keyboard you most likely won’t find them on an
external keyboard so once you’ve found them pause this video when i say and give them a try hold the
fn key down and then tap the airplane icon if that works you’ll see a prompt on your screen
that says flight mode is on and your wi-fi will drop killing your internet connection
wait 10 seconds and do it again flight mode will be set off after about 20 seconds or
so you’ll be back on the internet okay let’s give this a go pause the video and try it out
did that work if it did awesome you can skip ahead to the timestamp shown on screen if not
you may need to look up a separate key mapping so flip your notebook over and
take a look at the back panel somewhere on there will be a model number just note that down
next head to duckduckgo or google and type the make of your notebook followed by the model number
followed by flight mode hotkey with any luck you’ll find the manual or a forum entry with
the hotkey listed note that down and try it again and i’ll hang about while you give it another go
hopefully that’s worked this time around if not keep hunting the internet until you find the right
one right so assuming you’re good to go jump into gta online as you can see here this is a pretty
busy lobby there’s at least one oppressor in here and a couple of low levels who are more likely to
attack cargo because they don’t know any better yet right so when you’re ready hit the flight
mode button do a quick five count and then hit the flight mode button again the visuals on your game
might lock up for a few moments but that’s not unexpected now once everything’s connected back
up you can go about your business and after about 30 seconds or so this will happen you’ll also get
a notification that you’re in a lobby all on your loans and if we check the player list yep we can
see i’m the only one here and that leaves us free to do supply runs and sell missions more or less
uninterrupted so let’s recap hit the flight mode button do a quick five count and then hit the
flight mode again once your game starts responding you’ll see everyone leave the lobby and you’re
in there on your own so a couple of quick gotchas here before we wrap up firstly the time you spend
in flight mode might vary from machine to machine it will take a little bit of practice to get this
right too long you’ll be booted from the game too short and you won’t lag out meaning everyone
will still be connected second thing is if you are doing import export vehicle work from your vehicle
warehouse npcs will spawn in to attack you so your experience won’t be entirely agree for free next
if you’re doing sell missions you won’t receive the full lobby bonus that means while earnings
are practically guaranteed you might not bring in as much as you would if you were in a packed free
mode session and finally this method does not preclude others from joining your lobby after
you’ve booted everyone it might take some time but new players will be able to join you again
so remember to keep an eye on the players list and if you find that your server is getting a
little bit crowded you can just do it again do it again and that’s it thanks for watching check
out the video up the top for another handy guide or the one down the bottom for some
more old grumpy game of goodness stay safe wash your hands and we’ll see you in the next video

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