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How to cancel a mission in GTA Online

GTA Online is known for the missions it offers. If you ever wish to step back, here’s a guide on how to cancel a mission in GTA Online.

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GTA Online is the franchise’s ever-evolving online universe with a wide range of exciting missions. Here’s how you can cancel a mission in GTA Online with ease.

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that missions are one of the best things about GTA Online. You get a few initially, and ranking up allows you to get bigger missions with better rewards. Even though fans are desperately waiting for GTA 6, GTA Online ensured that the community received fresh content constantly.

Having said that, not every day is perfect for missions and there might be times when players want nothing more than just roaming around the streets with their friends. For situations like these, check out this guide on how to cancel a mission in GTA Online.

Different ways to cancel a mission in GTA Online

You can cancel a mission in GTA Online by closing the game, entering a new session, or through the QuitJob option on your in-game phone. All these methods will help you do the same thing, but the procedure differs slightly.

Let’s take a look at every method to cancel a mission in GTA Online.

Use QuitJob feature to cancel a mission in GTA Online

Follow these steps to cancel a mission in GTA Online with the QuitJob feature:

  1. Open your in-game phone.
  2. Select the middle option called Job List. This should display the mission you’re currently a part of.
  3. PlayStation players can cancel the mission by pressing Square, Xbox players by pressing X, and PC players by pressing the mouse button.
Phone in GTA Online

Leave GTA Online to cancel a mission

Follow these steps to cancel a mission in GTA Online by leaving the game:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select the second section from the left called Online.
  3. At the end of the list, find Leave GTA Online and click on it.

Doing so should close GTA Online and the ongoing mission will be canceled. However, some players might not like the burden of logging in with their details all over again.

GTA Online menu to exit the game

Find a new session to cancel a mission in GTA Online

Follow these steps to find a new session and cancel your ongoing mission in GTA Online:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select the second section from the left called Online.
  3. At the bottom of the list, find the Find New Session option and click on it.
GTA Online menu to find a new session

All the aforementioned methods have the same purpose, and you can choose the one that suits you best. To be fair, using the QuitJob feature is the most efficient and easiest way.


For more GTA content, check out how to dance, how to get a fire truck, and the Easter Egg that might have teased GTA 6.

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