GTA Online public sessions are a mixed bag — you never know what kind of players will be in the lobby with you. Sometimes it’s fun and you meet some cool people to play with, but it doesn’t usually go this way. In public sessions you’ll more than likely find yourself being griefed by every other player in the lobby.

Doing any kind of supply run or CEO activities is near impossible in a full session, and since many activities require you to be in a public session, you can’t always just go into a private one. That’s why it’s handy to know how to make a solo public session in GTA Online.

In this article, we’re covering one of the methods to spawn yourself into a solo public lobby in GTA Online (for PC).

A quick note on the legality of this method: As of now, I have found no evidence of using this method being a bannable offense. But, as always, use with care. Since this method is effectively simulating a bad internet connection, there’s no reason to think Rockstar would care or even figure out if you were doing it.

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Step 1: Open Task Manager

This method utilizes Task Manager to temporarily disconnect GTA Online from the internet, thus leaving you in a solo session. The first step to do this is to open your Task Manager. To do this, right click on your taskbar at the bottom of the screen and select “Task Manager.” It should like this:

Image: via HGG / Brett Moss

From here, you’ll want to click “more details” if you see this screen.

Image: via HGG / Brett Moss

It should look something like this after expanding, or as soon as you click “Task Manager.”

Step 2: Open Resource Monitor

Once you’re on the screen in the second image, you’ll want to click over to the performance tab. After doing that, you should see an option at the bottom on the screen that says “Open Resource Monitor.” If your screen looks something like this, then you’re in the right place:

Step 3: Temporarily Suspend GTA5.exe

Locate the process called “GTA5.exe” and right click it. One of the options that comes up should say “Suspend Process.” This is the one you want to click. Do not click “End Process,” as that will close GTA V (meaning you’ll have to spend another twenty minutes waiting for it to re-open).

Once you click “Suspend Process”, wait around ten seconds, then right click it again and select “Resume Process.” Once you’ve done this, tab back into GTA V and check your players list to see if it worked. You will probably see a long list of messages on the bottom left of your screen saying that players have left.

Image: Rockstar Games via HGG / Brett Moss

Step 4: Have Fun!

Now you can run cargo and do CEO business without worrying about some guy with an Opressor or hackers. As of now (May 2022), this method is working on PC and I haven’t heard anything about bans as a result from doing this. So have a good time, run supplies, and try not to get into any trouble!

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