If you need some time to explore without unnecessary and invasive interruptions, turn on Passive Mode.
When enabled, and on foot, other players can’t shoot you and you can’t shoot them. It’s wildly unrealistic.
Find Passive Mode in the Interaction Menu.
- Passive Mode only works while on foot; when you are in a vehicle you can still be shot.
- Once you have set Passive Mode it will remain enabled whenever you enter Freemode for the duration of your GTA Online session.
- You can disable Passive Mode, but there will be a delay before you can re-enable it.