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"Petty crimes, hustling and stealing cars can only get you so far in Los Santos. To score big, Michael, Franklin, and Trevor will work together to pull off grand heists - big, multi-part missions that require careful preparation, recruiting, and precise (and often explosive) execution. Cash is king in GTA V, and while there will be plenty of ways to acquire and spend it, heists are the way to earn the big bucks."
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Heists are elaborate story missions in first introduced in Grand Theft Auto Vice City, in The Job. (although The Getaway in Grand Theft Auto III already presented a major heist) There are many of these missions spread across the series, each requiring careful preparation and execution. If the player successfully completes these jobs, they can earn millions of dollars. In GTA V, the ability to replay these missions also exists.

Overview

Heists, in the conventional term, have appeared in several Grand Theft Auto games as straightforward missions, but take on a bigger dimension in Grand Theft Auto V. In Grand Theft Auto V, the major heists typically begin with a meeting of the three protagonists: Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton, and Trevor Philips. The player is presented with options on how to approach the proposed mission. For example, they could choose to enter a building stealthily from the roof, or burst through the front door. The complex missions require the help of specialists. These are drivers, gunmen, or hackers. The player has cheap and expensive options, however the drawback to hiring an expert is they demand a bigger cut of the take, but picking a crew member taking smaller cuts means they might not be as good until they are used. Once the player has some clear objectives and hires the specialists they require, they must perform a series of sub-missions. These include: stealing vehicles which carry equipment being used for the job (like weaponry, knockout gas, intercepting vehicles or emergency vehicles for disguising the player), finding a place to stash the Getaway Vehicle, and buying some suits and masks to wear during the heist. An achievement/trophy will be unlocked for each heist when completed.

Heists in 3D Universe

GTA III

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

Heists in HD Universe

GTA IV

GTA Chinatown Wars

GTA V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Main article: Heists Update

In Grand Theft Auto Online, heists were released on March 10th, 2015 in the Heists Update.

Heists are complex missions similar to the Heists from Story Mode involving a crew, a target and splitting a reward. A heist will require between 2 and 4 players at rank 12 or above, with one as designated Heist Leader. The Leader must also own a high-end apartment so they'd have a room to set up the planning board. Once the player has reached the required level and purchased an appropriate apartment, Story Mode planner Lester Crest will contact the player by text and follow up phone call introducing the heist concept. The player meets with Lester at his Garment factory. This will launch the tutorial heist The Fleeca Job which only requires two players.

After completing the first heist, Lester will introduce a new character who will contact the player directly when a new heist is available, and the leader can invite players into the crew, assign positions, pick outfits and allocate each player’s cut. On the other hand, the heist leader will need to personally front the set-up costs in order to successfully pull off the heist. Unlike the leader, other crew members get a cash payout for each prep mission, wheras the leader won’t receive their cash until the finale is complete.

Some missions have all players working as one unit, some require players to take on specific tasks like hacking or crowd control, while others require players to split into smaller teams to complete separate high value objectives. There are five heists, each with their own setup missions.

Bonus Rewards

Along with each heist reward, the player can get additional cash depending on how he completed the heist. The possible bonus rewards are:

  • Complete each heist finale for the first time, bonus of $100,000.
  • Complete all heist setups and finales in order, bonus of $1,000,000 (All in Order Challenge).
  • Complete all heist setups and finales with the same team, bonus of $1,000,000 (Loyalty Challenge).
  • Complete all heist setups and finales, in order, with the same team and without losing any lives, bonus of $10,000,000 (Criminal Mastermind Challenge).
GTA Online Heists - Criminal Mastermind Guide and Tips & Tricks33:19

GTA Online Heists - Criminal Mastermind Guide and Tips & Tricks

Elite Challenges

Each online heist finale has also a set of objectives called Elite Challenges, that require the players to either complete the heist finale in a limited amound of time or perform certain tasks during the mission. Completing all Elite Challenges in one single heist, reward the player with an additional $100,000 in that heist. Completing all Elite Challenges in all five heists reward the player with exclusive t-shirts (reference to the GTA Vice City 100% t-shirt). This challenges are:

  • The Fleeca Job
    • Complete in under 5:20
    • Nobody gets wasted
    • Vehicle damage under 6%
  • The Prison Break
    • Rashkovsky damaging 1% or less
    • Extraction in under 4:40
    • Nobody gets wasted
  • The Humane Labs Raid
    • Complete in under 11:00 minutes
    • Vehicle damage under 2%
    • Nobody gets wasted
  • Series A Funding
    • Complete in under 6:30 minutes
    • Kill 75 enemies
    • Nobody gets wasted
  • The Pacific Standard Job
    • Complete in under 10:15 Minutes
    • NOOSE not called
    • Nobody gets wasted

Crew members

Drivers

Gunmen

Hackers

Losable crew members

Depending on your heist specialists experience, they can sometimes end up dying or left behind. In which case, their cut will increase by 50% e.g. Losing a crew member with a cut of 7% will increase to 10.5%.

Drivers

Eddie Toh

  • ​Big Score (Obvious) If Trevor doesn't keep the helicopter steady so Lester can destroy the helicopters shooting and knocking into Eddie, he ends up losing altitude and crashes his helicopter.

Karim Denz

  • Big Score (Subtle) If his driving experience is low and if he is chosen to ride the fourth Gauntlet, he crashes his car, and gets pulled out and arrested by the police.
  • (Obvious) If his driving experience is low and if he is chosen to ride in the helicopter carrying the gold, he crashes it into a windmill and it explodes, killing him.

Taliana Martinez

  • Big Score (Obvious) If Trevor doesn't keep the helicopter steady so Lester can destroy the helicopters shooting and knocking into Taliana, she ends up losing altitude and crashes her helicopter.

Gunmen

Daryl Johns

  • Paleto Score Gets hit by a police car then pinned to a wall causing him to suffocate and die.
  • Bureau Raid (Covert) Gets caught in the blast when the door opens.

Hugh Welsh

  • Bureau Raid (Covert) Gets caught in the blast when the door opens.

Norm Richards

  • Jewel Store Job Falls off his bike no matter which way you take to steal the jewelry, if not dead, possibly got arrested.
  • Paleto Score Gets hit by a police car then pinned to a wall causing him to suffocate and die.
  • Bureau Raid (Covert) Gets caught in the blast when the door opens and dies in the blast.

Video

GTA 5 Heists - Best Crews and Highest Payouts14:00

GTA 5 Heists - Best Crews and Highest Payouts

Soundtracks

Main article: Heists/Soundtracks

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