Ghost Organization/ Off the Radar: When tryhards do this, it is essentially an easy way to get kills if their opponent doesn’t counter it with an off the radar ability. Even if one goes off the radar in an attempt to escape they may not be safe as tryhards can utilize thermal vision helmets to seek out and destroy unusual movement.
Armor/B.S.T.: This combination of spawnable items can turn tryhards into tanks. Not only will they be able to take a beating, but weapons such as the Heavy Sniper Rifle and Heavy Revolver will be one shot kills for them.
RPG Spam: An exploit with the weapon wheel allows tryhards to instantly reload weapons without going through the animation. This allows them to launch rockets rapidly while in first person. They typically use the Homing Launcher,as the missile travels faster than the standard RPG.
Passive Mode Abuse: The scummiest tactic one can utilize. Passive popping while in weaponized vehicles allows for cheap kills that can not be avenged by the victim. Those who do use this exploit are only out to annoy and troll other players. Passive players who are on the ground can be killed with a vehicle if you bail from it before it makes contact with them.
"Lzzzzzz": Essentially a meme at this point…and is notoriously sent after getting 1-0'd. They’ll send you this message via iFruit as a way to troll or get you to pursue combat with them.
Oppressor MK II: Considered the most unbalanced vehicle added to GTA Online to date, this is the number one go to vehicle for a tryhard. Not only can missiles and counter measurements be equipped onto it, but the Oppressor MK II can also be instantaneously summoned via the MC President menu (last I checked, motorcycles had wheels). It outclasses almost all other weaponized vehicles, planes, and helicopters. Anyone in a standard vehicle is a sitting duck, and it is also viable against players on the ground,
P-996/Hydra: Jets have been destroying lobbies since online launched. While the Oppressor MK2 has put pilots on the endangered species list, tryhards can still occasionally be found making quick work of targets on the ground with their explosive cannons. Bad sport lobbies have some of the most skilled jet pilots in the game as a result of how effectively these jets destroy personal vehciles.
Terrorbyte Drones: Admittedly the drones are slow, and you are a sitting duck in your Terrorbyte, but they are stealthy and can reach targets sniping from roofs. If you’re dealing with someone killing themselves with sticky bombs, you can use the drone’s tazer to detonate them and secure a kill.
RC Bandito: It may seem like a toy, but this thing can pack an explosive punch if upgraded. While it makes a somewhat loud noise that eliminates the element of surprise the drone offers, it’s much faster and more durable. It can also remove you entirely from the radar, offering a fun counter to someone who is abusing ghost organization.
Vespucci Beach: The beach is the equivalent of Final Destination in Super Smash Bros, this is where many people go to settle beef in a 1v1. Opponents snipe eachother from opposite ends of the beach, often times having sticky bombs armed planted at their feet, just in case they take a hit
Fort Zancudo Beach ("Base"): "Base players" specialize in combat in this area. There is no holding back as rockets and explosive ammo get flung in every direction. Part of the meta is simply memorizing spawn locations in this area so you know where to fire a few premeptive explosives after killing your opponent. I can't say for sure, but my guess is that this area became a popular spot for combat given that this is where one typically spawns after dying in Fort Zancudo while attempting to steal a jet.
RNG Maps: "RNG" (Run n' Gun) is a custom made type of death match in which individual players or teams square off in a maze like structure. RNG etiquette is to stick with assualt rifles, not use bullet proof helmets, and stay on your feet.
Ring Fights: Real men don't need guns, they fight fight with their fists! I have noticed a lot of tryhards in this community made deathmatch, usually teamed up against randoms who accept job invites. Tryhards have mastered the ability to pull off behind the back stealth kills (referred to as "chopping") in the midst of a fight. They also will use a tech to lock you into a running punch that deals massive damage and is hard to break free from. Beware, there exists an exploit that allows players to gain all their weapons in a deathmatch, regardless of the default allotment. Some will request an ammo drop and continuously particpants, while others will be more discrete about it and only equip knuckle dusters.