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[[File:Parachute-TBoGT.png|thumb|200px|A parachute in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].]]
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{{Infobox weapon
[[File:Parachute-GTASA.jpg|thumb|200px|A parachute pickup in [[GTA San Andreas]].]]
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|name = Parachute
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|image = ParachutePickup-TBoGT.png
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|games = ''[[GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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|slot = Misc
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|weight = Light
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|sold in = [[Armando Torres]]' [[Cavalcade|SUV]] <small>(TBOGT)</small><br>[[Drug Wars]] reward <small>(TBOGT)</small> [[Ammu-Nation]] (GTA V)<small>
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|price = [[Money|$]]100 <small>(TBoGT) </small>|caption = The Parachute pickup in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBoGT]]|Unlocked After = [[Learning to Fly]]<small> (SA)</small><br>[[High Dive]]<small> (TBoGT)</small><br>[[Minor Turbulence]]<small> (V)</small><br>[[Rank#GTA Online Rank 11|Rank 11]]<small> (O)</small>}}
   
The '''Parachute''' is designed for only one purpose in the two GTA games it appears in: to safely return the player to ground level after falling from a significant height. The parachute debuted in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], and then later returned in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] and is to be featured in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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The '''Parachute''' is designed for only one purpose in the three GTA games it appears in: to safely return the player to ground level after falling from a significant height. The parachute debuted in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], and then later returned in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] and in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
 
== Falling prior to GTA San Andreas ==
 
In GTA games prior to GTA San Andreas, death by falling occurs less frequently, resulting in the lack of need for parachutes. While considerable damage may occur as a result of falling in [[Grand Theft Auto 1]] and [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], the top-down environment resulted in restricted height of buildings, lowering the possibility of such fatalities; with a full health, the player may fall roughly four times from a moderately high ramp before dying.
 
 
By [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], the player is allowed to access rooftops of multistory buildings and skyscrapers, but the player's resilience to damage by falling in both games is increased to a level where it is possible to unrealistically survive jumps off from a substantial height (i.e. a moderately tall skyscrapers), although death may still be achieved by jumping off the rooftops of the tallest skyscrapers via extraordinary means (such as a third party teleporter or jetpack). A lack of aircraft and ability to [[Bail Out|eject from moving vehicle]] or technical limitations in early GTA games are also factors for the late adoption of the parachute.
 
   
 
== GTA San Andreas ==
 
== GTA San Andreas ==
[[Image:Parachute-GTASA-deployed.jpg|thumb|180px|right|The parachute in GTA: San Andreas when deployed. The player is able to control their rate of descent and turn with the parachute open, as they do when in freefall.]]
 
[[Image:Parachute-GTASA-icon.png|frame|left|The parachute HUD icon in GTA San Andreas.]]
 
 
 
GTA San Andreas introduced a more realistic range of damage incurred to the player when falling, where the severity of damage is amplified; jumps from moderate heights will deduct substantial amounts of the player's health, while jumps from extreme heights may result in certain death (unless the player's Health is full with the statistic at 100%, where falling from even the highest place will only result in approximately 95% of health loss) . With such modifications, the parachute was introduced as a life-saving option, available after exiting any flying vehicles from great heights, or in various high elevations throughout the [[State of San Andreas]], including building rooftops.
 
GTA San Andreas introduced a more realistic range of damage incurred to the player when falling, where the severity of damage is amplified; jumps from moderate heights will deduct substantial amounts of the player's health, while jumps from extreme heights may result in certain death (unless the player's Health is full with the statistic at 100%, where falling from even the highest place will only result in approximately 95% of health loss) . With such modifications, the parachute was introduced as a life-saving option, available after exiting any flying vehicles from great heights, or in various high elevations throughout the [[State of San Andreas]], including building rooftops.
   
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After landing, the parachute is automatically removed from inventory and Carl needs to obtain one again from a spawn point before making another jump. However, once Carl obtains his pilots licence (by completing the [[Learning to Fly]] strand) he is automatically equipped with one whenever be bails out of an airplane that he is flying (an exception being the [[Andromeda]] in the [[Stowaway]] mission).
 
After landing, the parachute is automatically removed from inventory and Carl needs to obtain one again from a spawn point before making another jump. However, once Carl obtains his pilots licence (by completing the [[Learning to Fly]] strand) he is automatically equipped with one whenever be bails out of an airplane that he is flying (an exception being the [[Andromeda]] in the [[Stowaway]] mission).
   
While introduced in GTA San Andreas, [[Grand Theft Auto|GTA]] games released prior to [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] have not resumed the adoption of the parachute although GTA San Andreas' fall damage configuration remains roughly the same.
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While introduced in GTA San Andreas, [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] prior to [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] had not resumed the adoption of the parachute although GTA San Andreas' fall damage configuration remains roughly the same.
   
==Locations==
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=== Falling prior to GTA San Andreas ===
;'''''[[GTA San Andreas]] '''''
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In GTA games prior to GTA San Andreas, death by falling occurs less frequently, resulting in the lack of need for parachutes. While considerable damage may occur as a result of falling in [[Grand Theft Auto 1]] and [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], the top-down environment resulted in restricted height of buildings, lowering the possibility of such fatalities; with a full health, the player may fall roughly four times from a moderately high ramp before dying.
;[[Los Santos]]
 
*Atop the [[Los Santos Tower|tallest building]] in [[Downtown Los Santos|Downtown]]
 
   
;[[San Fierro]]
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In most 3D Universe games including [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], the player is allowed to access rooftops of multistory buildings and skyscrapers, but the player's resilience to damage by falling in both games is increased to a level where it is possible to unrealistically survive jumps off from a substantial height (i.e. a moderately tall skyscrapers), although death may still be achieved by jumping off the rooftops of the tallest skyscrapers via extraordinary means (such as a third party teleporter or jetpack). A lack of aircraft and ability to [[Bail Out|eject from moving vehicle]] or technical limitations in early GTA games are also factors for the late adoption of the parachute.
*Atop the [[Big Pointy Building]] in the [[Financial]] district
 
*Atop the western tower on the San Fierro side of [[Garver Bridge]]
 
   
;[[Las Venturas]]
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<gallery>
*Atop [[The Emerald Isle]] Casino
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Parachute-GTASA.jpg|The Parachute in [[GTA San Andreas]].
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Parachute-GTASA-deployed.jpg|The deployed parachute in [[GTA San Andreas]].
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</gallery>
   
;[[Whetstone]]
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== The Ballad of Gay Tony ==
*Atop [[Mount Chiliad]], near the vista point, on the slope between the [[Camper]] and [[Journey]] near a stone hill.
 
   
;[[Tierra Robada]]
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{{Quote|Fully steerable. Get the drop on enemies from above, or make a quick stealth escape from buildings to the street below.|Description from the TBoGT website}}
*Atop the Tierra Robada-side tower of the [[Gant Bridge]]
 
   
;[[Bone County]]
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Parachutes are reintroduced in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] with a vastly improved design, flapping realistically with the wind when deployed. Parachutes are first used in the mission [[High Dive]] and then adopted for a number of missions in the game, and serves as an integral component for the game's interpretation of [[Base Jumps|base jumps]], which are available in single player mode as well as the multiplayer "Free Mode" (using the parachute in [[Team Deathmatch]] could allow for an entire team to paradrop into a combat zone). Base jumping in the game involves the player jumping off a number of skyscrapers in [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] onto moving trucks. After completing all of the jumps in single player, the parachute will appear in the player's safehouse.
*Atop [[Arco del Oeste]], inside one of the wooden structures
 
*Atop the radio tower/control tower near [[The Big Ear]]
 
   
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The Parachute can also be spawned via cheat code, by dialing the number: 359-555-7272 (The Parachute can be found in the players inventory). The parachute in the game also featured [[Parachute Glitch|a glitch]] which could be exploited to allow the player to ascend instead of descend, remaining in the air for an indefinite amount of time. This has been patched.
   
'''''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'''''
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<gallery position="center" spacing="small" captionsize="small" bordercolor="#8e8e8e" orientation="square">
*At the top of the spire on [http://gta.wikia.com/Rotterdam_Tower Rotterdam Tower], right before the second ladder leading to the top of the aerial.
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Parachute-TBOGT-deployed.jpg|A deployed Parachute in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
**On top of the [http://gta.wikia.com/Statue_of_Happiness Statue of Happiness]'s coffee cup.
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</gallery>
*On the docks next to the helipad in [http://gta.wikia.com/Westminster Westminster] which spawns a [http://gta.wikia.com/Buzzard Buzzard] after the storyline completion. A [http://gta.wikia.com/Base_Jumping Base Jump] is here also there too.
 
   
*On top of the building with the glass overhangs on the roof located on Rand Ave and Mahesh Ave. The parachute is on the northeast corner of the roof.
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==GTA V==
*On top of the building located at Emerald St and Borlock Rd in [http://gta.wikia.com/Fishmarket_South Fishmarket South]. This building has a helipad on top.
 
*In [http://gta.wikia.com/Luis_Fernando_Lopez Luis Fernando Lopez]'s [http://gta.wikia.com/Luis%27_Apartment apartment] after the completion of 15 [http://gta.wikia.com/Base_Jumps Base Jumps].
 
*Atop [http://gta.wikia.com/Liberty_State_Pavillion_Towers Liberty State Pavillion Towers] in [http://gta.wikia.com/Meadows_Park Meadows Park.]
 
*On the south end of the eastern legs of the [http://gta.wikia.com/Broker_Bridge Broker Bridge].
 
*Underneath the helipad above the [http://gta.wikia.com/Booth_Tunnel Booth Tunnel] on the [http://gta.wikia.com/Alderney Alderney] side.
 
*Can be brought from [[Armando Torres]] for $100.
 
   
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The Parachute reappears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. It first appeared in a screenshot released on August 22nd 2012, showing a person using a parachute near a mountain.
   
'''''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'''''
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The player is now able to shoot single handed weapons after the parachute has been deployed, this has never been a feature in the GTA series, however the player was able to shoot from the [[Jetpack]] in GTA San Andreas.
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The player is also able to deploy the parachute while on the bike that is falling in the air. However, the bike cannot be carried with the parachute as the player will jump from the bike.{{Clear}}
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The player can buy different colored chutes as well as smoke trails. To access the smoke trail, press and hold [[File:XBox A.png|25px|A]] if on Xbox 360, and [[File:PS3 Cross.png|25px|X]] if on PS3.
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Generally, when landing with the parachute in GTA V, it is necessary to pull back on the movement stick to land safely with no damage. Landing while pushing forward on the movement stick will cause the character to faceplant, and oftentimes die.
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==Customization (GTA V)==
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===Chutes===
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* Blue Chute - equipped by default
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* Red Chute - $500
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* Seaside Striped Chute - $1000
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* Hornet Chute - $1250
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* Patriot Chute - $1500
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* Windowmaker Chute - $1750
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* Rainbow Chute - $2000
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* Black Chute - $2500
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===Smoke Trails===
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* No Smoke Trail - by default
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* Red Smoke Trail - $200
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* Orange Smoke Trail - $400
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* Yellow Smoke Trail - $600
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* Blue Smoke Trail - $800
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* Black Smoke Trail - $1000
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<gallery position="center">
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Parachuting-GTAV.jpg|Another scene of parachuting in [[GTA V]].
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Franklin_Parachuting Gameplay.GTAV.jpg|[[Franklin]] parachuting with a multi-colored parachute seen in the [[GTA V]] gameplay video.
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EscapingByParachute-GTAV.jpg|[[Franklin]] parachuting off a bridge in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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Parachute-Shooting-GTAV.jpg|Shooting enemies from the parachute in GTA Online.
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Skydive-GTAV.jpg|Skydiving over Blaine County.
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Parachute-GTAV.jpg|Skydiving over the wilderness. The parachutes are now changed.
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</gallery>
   
 
==[[Glitches]]==
 
==[[Glitches]]==
   
* Since the parachute is controlled by the script, there could be times when the parachute won't do what it is supposed to do. These glitches are rare but can happen.
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* Since the parachute is controlled by script, there could be times when the parachute won't do what it is supposed to do. These glitches are rare but can happen.
 
** When deploying the parachute, CJ can become stuck in freefall mode. So once he hits the ground, he gets wasted instead of landing safely.
 
** When deploying the parachute, CJ can become stuck in freefall mode. So once he hits the ground, he gets wasted instead of landing safely.
 
** Hitting the water without deploying your parachute can make CJ stuck in skydiving animation in the water. However this can be fixed by spawning a hovercraft and entering it.
 
** Hitting the water without deploying your parachute can make CJ stuck in skydiving animation in the water. However this can be fixed by spawning a hovercraft and entering it.
** After the parachute is deployed, CJ might still be falling at great speed, getting him wasted in the end.
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** When CJ lands to the ground, the animation depicting CJ falling at great height will occur, and the parachute will 'sink' into the ground where he is standing.
** When CJ landed to the ground, the animation depicting CJ falling at great height will occur, and the parachute will 'sink' into the ground where he is standing.
 
 
* In the original PS2 version while doing the [[Chiliad Challenge]], CJ can jump off the mountain and deploy his parachute. The game will put CJ back on his bike but with the parachute stuck on him.
 
* In the original PS2 version while doing the [[Chiliad Challenge]], CJ can jump off the mountain and deploy his parachute. The game will put CJ back on his bike but with the parachute stuck on him.
 
* The parachute model in the PC version is unable to display correct animations while the player is controlling it. For example, CJ, when no buttons are pressed, holds onto the parachute. In the PS2 and XBOX versions, the bit which you hold on goes down once you slow your rate of descent. But in the PC version, the bit where you hold on doesn't move.
 
* The parachute model in the PC version is unable to display correct animations while the player is controlling it. For example, CJ, when no buttons are pressed, holds onto the parachute. In the PS2 and XBOX versions, the bit which you hold on goes down once you slow your rate of descent. But in the PC version, the bit where you hold on doesn't move.
 
* In San Andreas, it is possible to become stuck in the skydiving animation by flying into the water after hitting a fence with a motorbike. The player can spawn a hovercraft and press the 'enter' button to resume normal gameplay.
 
* In San Andreas, it is possible to become stuck in the skydiving animation by flying into the water after hitting a fence with a motorbike. The player can spawn a hovercraft and press the 'enter' button to resume normal gameplay.
 
* Another glitch is that whenever you are free falling and you open your parachute, CJ will look like he deployed it, but will still fall at great speed and die upon hitting the ground. After he respawns at a medical center, CJ will die again.
 
* Another glitch is that whenever you are free falling and you open your parachute, CJ will look like he deployed it, but will still fall at great speed and die upon hitting the ground. After he respawns at a medical center, CJ will die again.
* In the PS2 version, if you press and hold the R3 button to look back while CJ lands on the ground with the parachute deployed, his head may appear stuck and deformed, with his head tilted back and twitching. This can be fixed by entering a vehicle.
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* In the PS2 version, if you press and hold the R3 button to look back while CJ lands on the ground with the parachute deployed, his head may appear bent backwards at an impossible angle. This can be fixed by entering a vehicle.
 
* In GTA San Andreas collision-proof vehicles are immune to melee attacks. However, you can destroy collision-proof vehicle with fists when CJ has parachute on his back.
 
* In GTA San Andreas collision-proof vehicles are immune to melee attacks. However, you can destroy collision-proof vehicle with fists when CJ has parachute on his back.
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* In GTA V, sometimes when purchasing a parachute at [[Ammu-Nation]], the in-game camera will appear under the celing, and the owner of the store will walk away and not come back, making the [[Protagonist]] not playable (even though you cannot see him). You can fix this glitch by reloading the game or replaying a mission.
   
== The Ballad of Gay Tony ==
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==Locations==
[[Image:Parachute-TBOGT-deployed.jpg|thumb|180px|right|A deployed parachute in a pre-release screenshot of The Ballad of Gay Tony.]]
 
   
Parachutes are reintroduced in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] with a vastly improved design, flapping realistically with the wind when deployed. Parachutes are first used in the mission [[High Dive]] and then adopted for a number of missions in the game, and serves as an integral component for the game's interpretation of [[Base Jumps|base jumps]], which are available in single player mode as well as the multiplayer "Free Mode" (using the parachute in [[Team Deathmatch]] could allow for an entire team to paradrop into a combat zone). Base jumping in the game involves the player jumping off a number of skyscrapers in [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] onto moving trucks. After completing all of the jumps in single player, the parachute will appear in the player's safehouse.
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[[File:Parachute-LocationsMap-GTASA.jpg|thumb|Parachute's locations map]]
   
The Parachute can also be spawned via cheat code, by dialing the number: 359-555-7272 (The Parachute can be found in the players inventory). The parachute in the game also featured [[Parachute Glitch|a glitch]] which could be exploited to allow the player to ascend instead of descend, remaining in the air for an indefinite amount of time. This has been patched.
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===GTA San Andreas===
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====[[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]====
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*Atop the [[Los Santos Tower|tallest building]] in [[Downtown Los Santos (3D Universe)|Downtown]]
   
<gallery position="center" spacing="small" captionsize="small" bordercolor="#8e8e8e">
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====[[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]]====
ParachutePickup-TBoGT.png|A parachute (pickup).
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*Atop the [[Big Pointy Building]] in the [[Financial]] district
</gallery>
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*Atop the western tower on the[[ San Fierro]] side of [[Garver Bridge]]
   
==Grand Theft Auto V==
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====[[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]]====
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*Atop [[The Emerald Isle]] Casino
   
The Parachute is set to reappear in the upcoming ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. It first appeared in a screenshot released on August 22nd 2012, showing a person using a parachute near a mountain. {{Clear}}
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====[[Whetstone]]====
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*On top of [[Mount Chiliad (3D Universe)|Mount Chiliad]], near the vista point, on the slope between the [[Camper]] and [[Journey]] near a stone hill.
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====[[Tierra Robada]]====
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*Atop the Tierra Robada-side tower of the [[Gant Bridge]]
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====[[Bone County]]====
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*Atop [[Arco del Oeste]], inside one of the wooden structures
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*Atop the radio tower/control tower near [[The Big Ear]]
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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* At the top of the spire on [[Rotterdam Tower]], right before the second ladder leading to the top of the aerial.
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* On top of the [[Statue of Happiness]]'s coffee cup.
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* On the docks next to the helipad in [[Westminster]] which spawns a [[Buzzard]] after the storyline completion. A [[Base Jumps|Base Jump]] is here also there too.
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* On top of the building with the glass overhangs on the roof located on [[Rand Avenue]] and [[Mahesh Ave]]. The parachute is on the northeast corner of the roof.
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* On top of the building located at [[Emerald Street]] and [[Borlock Road]] in [[Fishmarket South]]. This building has a helipad on top.
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* In [[Luis Fernando Lopez]]'s [[Luis' Apartment]] after the completion of 15 [[Base Jumps]].
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* Atop [[Liberty State Pavillion Towers]] in [[Meadows Park]].
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* On the south end of the eastern legs of the [[Broker Bridge]].
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* Underneath the helipad above the [[Booth Tunnel]] on the [[Alderney City]] side.
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* Can be brought from [[Armando Torres]] for [[Money|$]]100.
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===GTA V===
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*[[Mount Chiliad (HD Universe)|Mount Chiliad]] [[Aerial Tramway|Cable Car]] - Upper boarding platform; parachute is resting against the rail between the the two docking slips. Also the location of a [[Leonora Johnson]] clue.
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*[[Pillbox Hill]] - Top of crane, eastern tip.
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*Sold at [[Ammunation]] for $100
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*Can be spawned with the cheat code button combination
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**<span style="line-height:21px;text-align:center;">[[File:Xbox Left.png|25px|D-Pad Left]], [[File:Xbox Right.png|25px|D-Pad Right]], LB, [[File:Xbox RTrigger.png|25px|Right Trigger]], RB, [[File:Xbox RTrigger.png|25px|Right Trigger]], [[File:Xbox RTrigger.png|25px|Right Trigger]], [[File:Xbox Left.png|25px|D-Pad Left]], [[File:Xbox Left.png|25px|D-Pad Left]], [[File:Xbox Right.png|25px|D-Pad Right]], LB</span> ([[Xbox 360]])  
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**<span style="line-height:21px;text-align:center;">[[File:PS3 Right.png|25px|D-Pad Right]], [[File:PS3 Right.png|25px|D-Pad Right]], [[File:PS3 L1.png|25px|L1]], [[File:PS3 L2.png|25px|L2]], [[File:PS3 R1.png|25px|R1]], [[File:PS3 R2.png|25px|R2]], [[File:PS3 R2.png|25px|R2]], [[File:PS3 Left.png|25px|D-Pad Left]], [[File:PS3 Left.png|25px|D-Pad Left]], [[File:PS3 Right.png|25px|D-Pad Right]], [[File:PS3 L1.png|25px|L1]]</span> ([[PlayStation 3]])
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==Missions that involve the parachute==
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===GTA San Andreas===
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* [[Learning to Fly]]
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* [[Stowaway]] <small>(after-mission)</small>
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* [[Dam and Blast]]
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* [[Breaking the Bank at Caligula's]]
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* [[A Home in the Hills]]
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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* [[High Dive]]
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* [[...Blog This!]]
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* [[Caught with your Pants Down]]
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* [http://gta.wikia.com/This_Ain%27t_Checkers This Ain't Checkers]
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* [http://gta.wikia.com/Dropping_In... Dropping In...]
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* [[Departure Time]]
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* [[Base Jumps]] <small>(side-mission)</small>
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===GTA V===
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* [[Minor Turbulence]]
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* [[The Bureau Raid]] <small>(if the roof entry approach is chosen)</small>
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==Gallery==
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===HUD===
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<gallery position="center">
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Parachute-GTASA-icon.png|The HUD icon for the Parachute in GTA San Andreas.
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Weapons parachuteTBOGT.png|The HUD icon for the Parachute in The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto V.
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</gallery>
   
[[File:Parachuting-GTAV.jpg|thumb|250px|The parachute in GTA V.]]
 
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
[[Image:Blue para.jpg|thumb|150px|The blue variant of the parachute in GTA San Andreas, as seen during the video demonstration of the "Parachute Onto Target" trial at the [[Flying School]].]]
 
[[Image:Blue para.jpg|thumb|150px|The blue variant of the parachute in GTA San Andreas, as seen during the video demonstration of the "Parachute Onto Target" trial at the [[Flying School]].]]
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* In [[GTA SA]], you may receive a parachute after exiting an airborne plane and entering freefall mode.
 
* In [[GTA SA]], you may receive a parachute after exiting an airborne plane and entering freefall mode.
 
** If the parachute is already launched a bit near until to the ground, you will die due to the fall speed.
 
** If the parachute is already launched a bit near until to the ground, you will die due to the fall speed.
** In [[the Ballad of Gay Tony]], there is a [[Parachute Glitch|glitch]] which allows the player to fly up instead of down.
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* In the screenshot above of [[Franklin Clinton]] parachuting off a mountain in GTA V, the design of the parachute has the same design as the parachute in TBoGT. However, it is never seen in the actual game, as it was removed before the game was released.
** In the Ballad of Gay Tony, the parachute design and look might make a return to GTA V has seen in the first screen shot of one of the protagonist parachuting off a mountain.
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* Like the [[Jetpack]], the parachute is technically a weapon despite functioning as a vehicle.
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* In GTA V, parachuting out of a helicopter high in the air and hitting it in any place will blow it up and kill the player in the process.
==Missions that involve jumping with parachute==
 
===GTA San Andreas===
 
*[[Learning to Fly]]
 
*[[Stowaway]] <small>(after-mission)</small>
 
*[[Dam and Blast]]
 
*[[Breaking the Bank at Caligula's]]
 
*[[A Home in the Hills]]
 
 
===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
 
*[[Departure Time]] <small>(after-mission)</small>
 
*[[Base Jumps]] <small>(side-mission)</small>
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Parachute Glitch]]
 
* [[Parachute Glitch]]
   
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==Navigation==
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{{Navboxes
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|title= Navigation
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|list1=|list1=
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{{weapons|state=collapsed}}
 
{{gtasa weapons}}
 
{{gtasa weapons}}
 
{{Gtatbogt_weapons}}
 
{{Gtatbogt_weapons}}
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{{gtav weapons}}
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}}
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{{Navboxes
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|title= Navigation
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|list1=|list1=
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{{vehicles|state=collapsed}}
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{{gtasa vehicles}}
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{{gtaiv vehicles}}
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{{gtav vehicles}}
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}}
   
 
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[[de:Fallschirm]]
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[[pl:Spadochron]]
 
[[pl:Spadochron]]
 
[[pt:Paraquedas]]
 
[[pt:Paraquedas]]
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Latest revision as of 18:59, March 4, 2014

WEAPON
Parachute
ParachutePickup-TBoGT

The Parachute pickup in TBoGT

Appearance(s): GTA San Andreas
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Weapon type: Misc
Weight: Light
Available from: Armando Torres' SUV (TBOGT)
Drug Wars reward (TBOGT) Ammu-Nation (GTA V)
Price: $100 (TBoGT)
Unlocked After: Learning to Fly (SA)
High Dive (TBoGT)
Minor Turbulence (V)
Rank 11 (O)

The Parachute is designed for only one purpose in the three GTA games it appears in: to safely return the player to ground level after falling from a significant height. The parachute debuted in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and then later returned in The Ballad of Gay Tony and in Grand Theft Auto V.

GTA San Andreas Edit

GTA San Andreas introduced a more realistic range of damage incurred to the player when falling, where the severity of damage is amplified; jumps from moderate heights will deduct substantial amounts of the player's health, while jumps from extreme heights may result in certain death (unless the player's Health is full with the statistic at 100%, where falling from even the highest place will only result in approximately 95% of health loss) . With such modifications, the parachute was introduced as a life-saving option, available after exiting any flying vehicles from great heights, or in various high elevations throughout the State of San Andreas, including building rooftops.

Utilizing the parachute is done by pressing the "fire" key, as with weapons. However, there are a few seconds of delay after leaping from an elevation before deployment is possible. Once the parachute is deployed, the player may control their descent by rotating left and right, and by pushing forward or pulling back on the main control to speed up and slow their rate of descent. Pulling back on the parachute also allows the player to land running, instead of falling prone, as occurs when not pulling back. Parachutes also introduce the concept of "freefalling" as the player is capable of entering a controlled diving position after jumping from a high altitude whenever he is wearing a parachute, rather than flailing whenever they fall from a height without one.

After landing, the parachute is automatically removed from inventory and Carl needs to obtain one again from a spawn point before making another jump. However, once Carl obtains his pilots licence (by completing the Learning to Fly strand) he is automatically equipped with one whenever be bails out of an airplane that he is flying (an exception being the Andromeda in the Stowaway mission).

While introduced in GTA San Andreas, GTA IV prior to The Ballad of Gay Tony had not resumed the adoption of the parachute although GTA San Andreas' fall damage configuration remains roughly the same.

Falling prior to GTA San Andreas Edit

In GTA games prior to GTA San Andreas, death by falling occurs less frequently, resulting in the lack of need for parachutes. While considerable damage may occur as a result of falling in Grand Theft Auto 1 and Grand Theft Auto 2, the top-down environment resulted in restricted height of buildings, lowering the possibility of such fatalities; with a full health, the player may fall roughly four times from a moderately high ramp before dying.

In most 3D Universe games including Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the player is allowed to access rooftops of multistory buildings and skyscrapers, but the player's resilience to damage by falling in both games is increased to a level where it is possible to unrealistically survive jumps off from a substantial height (i.e. a moderately tall skyscrapers), although death may still be achieved by jumping off the rooftops of the tallest skyscrapers via extraordinary means (such as a third party teleporter or jetpack). A lack of aircraft and ability to eject from moving vehicle or technical limitations in early GTA games are also factors for the late adoption of the parachute.

The Ballad of Gay Tony Edit

"Fully steerable. Get the drop on enemies from above, or make a quick stealth escape from buildings to the street below."
―Description from the TBoGT website

Parachutes are reintroduced in The Ballad of Gay Tony with a vastly improved design, flapping realistically with the wind when deployed. Parachutes are first used in the mission High Dive and then adopted for a number of missions in the game, and serves as an integral component for the game's interpretation of base jumps, which are available in single player mode as well as the multiplayer "Free Mode" (using the parachute in Team Deathmatch could allow for an entire team to paradrop into a combat zone). Base jumping in the game involves the player jumping off a number of skyscrapers in Liberty City onto moving trucks. After completing all of the jumps in single player, the parachute will appear in the player's safehouse.

The Parachute can also be spawned via cheat code, by dialing the number: 359-555-7272 (The Parachute can be found in the players inventory). The parachute in the game also featured a glitch which could be exploited to allow the player to ascend instead of descend, remaining in the air for an indefinite amount of time. This has been patched.

GTA VEdit

The Parachute reappears in Grand Theft Auto V. It first appeared in a screenshot released on August 22nd 2012, showing a person using a parachute near a mountain.

The player is now able to shoot single handed weapons after the parachute has been deployed, this has never been a feature in the GTA series, however the player was able to shoot from the Jetpack in GTA San Andreas.

The player is also able to deploy the parachute while on the bike that is falling in the air. However, the bike cannot be carried with the parachute as the player will jump from the bike.

The player can buy different colored chutes as well as smoke trails. To access the smoke trail, press and hold XBox A if on Xbox 360, and PS3 Cross if on PS3.

Generally, when landing with the parachute in GTA V, it is necessary to pull back on the movement stick to land safely with no damage. Landing while pushing forward on the movement stick will cause the character to faceplant, and oftentimes die.

Customization (GTA V)Edit

ChutesEdit

  • Blue Chute - equipped by default
  • Red Chute - $500
  • Seaside Striped Chute - $1000
  • Hornet Chute - $1250
  • Patriot Chute - $1500
  • Windowmaker Chute - $1750
  • Rainbow Chute - $2000
  • Black Chute - $2500

Smoke TrailsEdit

  • No Smoke Trail - by default
  • Red Smoke Trail - $200
  • Orange Smoke Trail - $400
  • Yellow Smoke Trail - $600
  • Blue Smoke Trail - $800
  • Black Smoke Trail - $1000

GlitchesEdit

  • Since the parachute is controlled by script, there could be times when the parachute won't do what it is supposed to do. These glitches are rare but can happen.
    • When deploying the parachute, CJ can become stuck in freefall mode. So once he hits the ground, he gets wasted instead of landing safely.
    • Hitting the water without deploying your parachute can make CJ stuck in skydiving animation in the water. However this can be fixed by spawning a hovercraft and entering it.
    • When CJ lands to the ground, the animation depicting CJ falling at great height will occur, and the parachute will 'sink' into the ground where he is standing.
  • In the original PS2 version while doing the Chiliad Challenge, CJ can jump off the mountain and deploy his parachute. The game will put CJ back on his bike but with the parachute stuck on him.
  • The parachute model in the PC version is unable to display correct animations while the player is controlling it. For example, CJ, when no buttons are pressed, holds onto the parachute. In the PS2 and XBOX versions, the bit which you hold on goes down once you slow your rate of descent. But in the PC version, the bit where you hold on doesn't move.
  • In San Andreas, it is possible to become stuck in the skydiving animation by flying into the water after hitting a fence with a motorbike. The player can spawn a hovercraft and press the 'enter' button to resume normal gameplay.
  • Another glitch is that whenever you are free falling and you open your parachute, CJ will look like he deployed it, but will still fall at great speed and die upon hitting the ground. After he respawns at a medical center, CJ will die again.
  • In the PS2 version, if you press and hold the R3 button to look back while CJ lands on the ground with the parachute deployed, his head may appear bent backwards at an impossible angle. This can be fixed by entering a vehicle.
  • In GTA San Andreas collision-proof vehicles are immune to melee attacks. However, you can destroy collision-proof vehicle with fists when CJ has parachute on his back.
  • In GTA V, sometimes when purchasing a parachute at Ammu-Nation, the in-game camera will appear under the celing, and the owner of the store will walk away and not come back, making the Protagonist not playable (even though you cannot see him). You can fix this glitch by reloading the game or replaying a mission.

LocationsEdit

Parachute-LocationsMap-GTASA
Parachute's locations map

GTA San AndreasEdit

Los SantosEdit

San FierroEdit

Las VenturasEdit

WhetstoneEdit

Tierra RobadaEdit

Bone CountyEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

GTA VEdit

Missions that involve the parachuteEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

GTA VEdit

GalleryEdit

HUDEdit

TriviaEdit

Blue para
The blue variant of the parachute in GTA San Andreas, as seen during the video demonstration of the "Parachute Onto Target" trial at the Flying School.
ZSAdded by ZS
  • A second blue rectangular parachute backpack design exists in GTA San Andreas, although the player has no direct access to it; the parachute itself is otherwise similar. The backpack can be seen in at least two occasions in the game, one during the Flying School's video demonstration of the "Parachute Onto Target" trial, and another during "A Home in the Hills" where the backpacks are carried by the Triads to base jump into Madd Dogg's Crib.
  • The back of GTA San Andreas' yellow-and-red parachute features a Rockstar North logo, while a ProLaps logo is present on the Ballad of Gay Tony rendition.
  • In TBoGT, if the parachute is activated when jumping off of a low structure (approximately three stories), the parachute will open and save the player from being wasted from the fall but the parachute will remain for the player to use for another time.
  • In TBoGT, it is possible to use 2 parachutes at once. This can be done by putting on your existing one then grabbing another. If you land properly, you can then wear the second one you previously picked up after putting on your first. This is useful if you end up landing on a building with no safe way off.
  • In GTA SA, landing off with a parachute will enable CJ to 'swim' on the ground for more than a second.
  • In GTA SA, you may receive a parachute after exiting an airborne plane and entering freefall mode.
    • If the parachute is already launched a bit near until to the ground, you will die due to the fall speed.
  • In the screenshot above of Franklin Clinton parachuting off a mountain in GTA V, the design of the parachute has the same design as the parachute in TBoGT. However, it is never seen in the actual game, as it was removed before the game was released.
  • Like the Jetpack, the parachute is technically a weapon despite functioning as a vehicle.
  • In GTA V, parachuting out of a helicopter high in the air and hitting it in any place will blow it up and kill the player in the process.

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