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Red dots represent Gang Attacks. Click for full resolution. Missing attacks added by DLCs

Gang Attacks are a type of side mission in Grand Theft Auto Online. They are found and played within Freemode. Gang Attacks are unlocked at rank 18 via an introductory phone call from Martin Madrazo, in which he requests that the player wipe out his enemies in their hideouts, and encourages the player to keep whatever loot is found.

In total, there are 60 Gang Attacks located throughout San Andreas. There are many types of enemies fought in Gang Attacks; these range from the Ballas gangsters to the Merryweather Security mercenaries. Defeating the same gang in 5 Gang Attacks during one session may result in the gang's leader sending the player a threatening text message, and placing a bounty on them.

Description

On the Radar, there will be a large red circle encompassing a certain location at certain times of the day. Each Gang Attack zone is only active between one of:

  • 04:00 and 12:00
  • 12:00 and 20:00
  • 20:00 and 04:00

If the player walks into the middle of the red circle, enemies will come towards the player and if the player pulls out a firearm and starts shooting, the Gang Attack will be triggered. This can be noticed easily as the icons on the Radar will disappear, indicating a Gang Attack will occur.  Some attack zones have a more sensitive trigger event and simply walking into the edge of the zone will be sufficient to start the attack. Sandy Shores Airfield and McKenzie Field Hangar events are prime examples of this.

The player must defeat several enemies, usually 15, in order to complete the Gang Attack. There can be as few as 10 and as many as 30 enemies. A counter will appear in the lower right corner of the HUD to show how many enemies there are.

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Weapon crate in Gang Attack.

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Merryweather weapon crate variant.

During a Gang Attack, there will be several supply crates located around the area. These crates contain weapons and ammo, snacks that restore health, and ususally $500 money per crate. The number of crates will usually be relative to the number of enemies in the attack. This is useful for players if they need supplies quickly during the battle. Some crates contain weapons that unlock at high level, particularly the Combat MG and Carbine Rifle and the player will be able to collect and keep these for the duration of the current Free Mode session only. Shooting at a crate can also trigger the attack if no enemies are immediately visible at the start.

Enemy strength and weapon loadout will depend on the rank of the player that initiated the Gang Attack, so a player over rank 120 will result in enemies spawning with heavy weapons including the Minigun.

Players involved in a Gang Attack will still appear on other players' Free Mode radar, however their icons will turn completely white (regardless of their current Mental State status) and they will not be able to be killed by other players until the Gang Attack event is concluded.  

The player is free to leave the Gang Attack zone during the event and will receive an on-screen warning that they are leaving the area. There is no penalty for leaving, however the RP will be forfeited.

Upon completion of the Gang Attack, the player will gain 500 RP. If there are other players in the Gang Attack, the RP will be increased. The RP can be increased if the player obtains more headshots or point blank kills during the battle. When a Gang Attack is over, money and weapons from the crates will be left behind for a short period to allow collection, collecting all of which should equal between $1,000 and $2,500 plus whatever petty cash the enemies have dropped.

Gang Attack events can be replayed as often as wanted, however upon completion of each attack zone, the area will be marked with a green tick icon so the player can keep track of which ones they have already completed. Freshly completed zones will not re-activate with a red circle until the next start time is due (minimum 18 hours in game time).

Enemies

Locations

List of Gang Attacks in GTA Online as at 1.16 DLC
# Location/Description View Time Active NPC enemies*
1 1001 North Rockford Drive , Richman
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 01
12:00 - 20:00

The Professionals

2 Altruist Camp, Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 02
12:00 - 20:00 Altruist Cult
3 The Boat House, Sandy Shores
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 03
12:00 - 20:00

The Lost MC

4

Braddock Farm, Braddock Pass

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 04
04:00 - 12:00

The Lost MC

5

Cape Catfish, San Chianski Mountain Range

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 05
20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals
6 Central Milling Company , Cypress Flats
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 06
12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
7 Chamberlain Hills, South Los Santos
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 07
04:00 - 12:00

The Families

8 "Cherry Pie" Farm, Great Chaparral
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 08
04:00 - 12:00 The Lost MC
9

Chumash Beachfront

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 09
04:00 - 12:00 Los Santos Vagos
10 The Daisy LeeTerminal
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 10
12:00 - 20:00 Merryweather
11

Davis Quartz Quarry

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 11
20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals
12 Del Perro Pier (Underneath)
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 12
20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
13

Derelict Motel, Sandy Shores

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 13
20:00 - 04:00

The Lost MC

14

Dignity Village, Procopio Beach

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 14
20:00 - 04:00

Los Santos Triads

15

East Vinewood Park

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 15
12:00 - 20:00 The Lost MC
16 East Vinewood Railyard warehouse
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 16
12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
17 El Gordo Lighthouse
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 17
12:00 - 20:00 Los Santos Vagos
18

Farm opposite Yellow Jack Inn , Grand Senora Desert

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 18
20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
19 Foreclosed farm on Baytree Canyon RoadGrand Senora Desert
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 19
12:00 - 20:00 The Lost MC
20 Foreclosed North Alamo Pier, Calafia Road, Alamo Sea
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 20
04:00 - 12:00 The Lost MC
21

Fort Zancudo Construction Site

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 21
04:00 - 12:00 The Professionals
22 Grand Banks Steel Foundry, Cypress Flats
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 22
04:00 - 12:00 Los Santos Vagos
23

Grapeseed RL Hunter & Sons

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 23
04:00 - 12:00 The Lost MC
24 Harmony 24/7
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 24
20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
25 Homeless Camp, under Olympic Freeway, Strawberry
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 25
20:00 - 04:00

Ballas

26 Island - southeast of NOOSE HQ, Pacific Ocean
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 26
12:00 - 20:00

Rednecks

27

La Fuente Blanca, Vinewood Hills

Removed?

Madrazo Cartel ?

28 La Puerta Apartments construction Site, Little Seoul
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 28
04:00 - 12:00 The Professionals
29 Lago Zancudo beach
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 29
20:00 - 04:00 Merryweather
30

Los Santos International Airport warehouse

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 30
20:00 - 04:00 Merryweather
31 Los Santos Naval Port, Elysian Island
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 31
20:00 - 04:00 Merryweather
32 Mansion construction, Dunstable Lane, Rockford Hills
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 32
12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
33

McKenzie Field Hangar, Grapeseed

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 33
12:00 - 20:00 The Lost MC
34

Mile High Club construction site, Pillbox Hill

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 34
12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
35 Millars Boat Shop, Galilee, Alamo Sea
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 35
20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
36

Mirror Park Railyard

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 36
20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
37 Mount Chiliad - dirt road tunnel
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 37
20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
38 Pacific Allied Shipyard, Elysian Island
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 38
12:00 - 20:00 Merryweather
39 Palmer-Taylor Power Station
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 39
20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals
40 Palomino Highlands, Beach south-east of NOOSE Headquarters
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 40
12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
41 Pillbox Hill subway construction (Underground)
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 41
20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals
42 Processing plant, El Burro Heights
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 42
20:00 - 04:00 Los Santos Vagos
43 Railyards , Cypress Flats
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 43
04:00 - 12:00 Los Santos Vagos
44 Rancho Projects, Davis
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 44
20:00 - 04:00 Los Santos Vagos *

Los Santos Triads *

45

Refinery, Murrieta Oil Field

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 45
04:00 - 12:00 Los Santos Vagos
46

Rogers Scrapyard, La Puerta

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 46
12:00 - 20:00 Merryweather
47

Sandy Shores Airfield

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 47
12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
48

Stab City, Alamo Sea

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 48
12:00 - 20:00 The Lost MC
49 STD Contractors building site, Alta
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 49
04:00 - 12:00 The Professionals
50 Stoner Cement Works, Senora Road, Grand Senora Desert
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 50
04:00 - 12:00

? unidentified

51 Storage for Lease warehouse, La Mesa
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 51
12:00 - 20:00 Merryweather
52

Terminal Railyards

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 52
04:00 - 12:00 Merryweather
53 Thomson Scrapyard

Grand Senora Desert

GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 53
04:00 - 12:00 The Lost MC
54 Tractor Parts warehouse, La Mesa
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 54
20:00 - 04:00 Merryweather
55 Trailer Park, RON Alternates Wind Farm
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 55
12:00 - 20:00 The Lost MC
56 Trailer Park, Smoke Tree Road, Sandy Shores
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 56
12:00 - 20:00

Rednecks

57 Utopia Gardens construction site, Mirror Park
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 57
20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals
58 Vespucci Canals
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 58
12:00 - 20:00

Marabunta Grande

59 Vespucci Beach Alleyway
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 59
20:00 - 04:00

Marabunta Grande

60 Walker Logistics Warehouses, Port of Los SantosElysian Island
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 60
04:00 - 12:00 Merryweather
Story Mode businness attacks
i Hookies n/a The Lost MC
ii

Pitchers

n/a
iii

Tequi-la-la

n/a
iv

The Hen House

n/a
  •  *Some attcks may have randomly generated NPC enemies.  
  • The number of enemies and crates are randomly generated. 

Trivia

  • The supply crates that spawn during Gang Attacks look identical to the crates found in Crate Drops.
  • Several things can happen when defeating certain gangs 5 times in one session.
    • If you defeat The Lost MC in five Gang Attacks in one session, they will place a bounty on your head. A man called Al Carter will send a threatening message prior to placing the hit: "We're gonna take you down asshole!"
    • If you defeat The Professionals in five Gang Attacks within one session, they will put a bounty on your head. A man, presumably their leader, who goes by, "The Boss," will send a threatening message prior to placing the hit: "You won't even see them coming."
    • If you defeat the Los Santos Vagos within five Gang Attacks in one session, it will result in a price on your head. A man, named Edgar Carlos, presumably a shot-caller in the gang, will send a threatening text message prior to placing the hit: "What the fuck do you think you're playing at, Puto! You'll pay for this."
    • Defeating the Marabunta Grande in five Gang Attacks within one session will result in a bounty being placed on your head. A threatening text message from an unknown person will appear: "You're in trouble now. Bitch!"
  • The Varrios Los Aztecas and Kkangpae are the only gangs that don't take part in Gang Attacks.
  • The Vagos gang attack in the alleyway between Vespucci Beach and La Puerta may be a reference to the mission Repossession, which the shooting takes place in that exact area.

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