GTA Online: What is Shunt Boost and how to use it?

The Shunt Boost can be obtained from the Arena War Workshop (Image via Rockstar Games)
The Shunt Boost can be obtained from the Arena War Workshop (Image via Rockstar Games)

GTA Online is an evolving online experience and has two updates planned for this year, with the latter update looking to add an entirely new location.

The game has seen a lot of changes over the years, and players returning to the game after a long time might take a while to adjust to all the new elements. The Arena War update was one of the most significant updates to GTA Online and added a ton of community-favorite elements to the game.

The update saw the Maze Bank Arena turning into a modern-day Colosseum with high-powered gasoline guzzling Arena War vehicles. These vehicles were built with the singular purpose of annihilating their opponents, and can be heavily modified in the Arena War Workshop.

Players can kit out their vehicles with Machine Guns and other forms of weaponry in GTA Online, and one of the most popular modifications to Arena War Vehicles is the Shunt Boost.

GTA Online: What is the Shunt Boost and how to use it?


The Shunt Boost effectively turns the vehicle into a wrecking ball that is almost guaranteed to smash whoever dares drive alongside the player. It is one of the most powerful modifications to one's vehicle, and has wreaked havoc in GTA Online's Freemode.

The Shunt Boost can be purchased from the Arena War Workshop and can only be applied to Arena War vehicles. It is used to take out opponents in either direction of your vehicle.

Here's what players need to press to do a shunt boost in Grand Theft Auto Online, depending on their platform:

  • PC: Hold X + Press LMB/RMB
  • PlayStation: Hold X + Press L1/R1
  • Xbox: Hold A + Press LB/RB

The boost can also be used to maneuver around a corner and add more mobility to the vehicle. The amount of boost in the car is indicated by the yellow bar alongside Health and Armor. This bar indicates the Special Ability in the Story Mode, and is used to indicate the level of boost. It refills automatically over time and doesn't take long to reach full capacity.

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Edited by Utkarsh Rampal
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