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MISSION
Photo Shoot
GTAIV 2010-10-31 16-34-02-86
Game: Grand Theft Auto IV
For: Playboy X
Location: Xenotime St in Northwood, Algonquin
Target: Marlon Bridges
Conditions of mission failure: Player death Player arrested Go to near to the gang member Kill gang member before you take an picture
Reward: $6,750
Unlocks: The Holland Play, Wrong is Right, Hostile Negotiation, & Ransom
Unlocked by: Deconstruction for Beginners
"Some motherfucker’s been calling me a phony, calling me a snitch, calling me all kinds of bullshit."
Playboy X.
"Big deal."
Niko Bellic.
"Yeah, big deal. Damn right! Until I discovered, that same motherfucker? Well...he’s got some real loose lips."
Playboy X.

Photo Shoot is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV given to protagonist Niko Bellic by North Holland Hustler leader Playboy X from his penthouse on Xenotime St in Northwood, Algonquin, Liberty City. It is unlocked by the mission Deconstruction for Beginners.

Mission

Playboy suspects that Marlon Bridges had been ratting on Playboy. He wants Niko to go to the basketball courts on Exeter Avenue between X and W to kill the snitch. Niko doesn't know how he looks like and Playboy tries to explain his appearance. After a while of explaining and Niko still not understanding it, Playboy gives Niko his own upgraded cell phone to take a picture so he can tell Niko which one to kill. Niko heads to the basketball court, takes the picture (and is requested for a proper one if he doesn't take a good enough one), and sends it to Playboy. Playboy calls back and tells Niko which one to kill. Niko successfully kills Marlon.

If you aim a gun at any of the gang members, the game forces you to kill all of them, and you will fail the mission if one of them gets away because of how it may have been Marlon.


Walkthrough

  • Park on the opposite side of the road facing Marlon Bridges.
  • Take a photo of him and send it to Playboy X.
  • After Playboy X identifies him, pull out your Sniper Rifle.
  • Quickly aim at Marlon's head and shoot him.

Enemies

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to the basketball courts on Exeter Avenue
  • Take a picture of the gang members and send it to Playboy. Don't get too close
  • Take down Marlon

Video Walkthrough

GTA 4 - Mission 43 - Photo Shoot (1080p)04:16

GTA 4 - Mission 43 - Photo Shoot (1080p)

Rewards

The rewards for completing this mission is $6,750 and an upgraded cell phone with camera function. The missions The Holland Play and Wrong is Right are unlocked.

Casualties

Trivia

  • Strangely, the phone Niko receives from Playboy is a different, blockier phone (equal to the standard Whiz wireless phone used by the usual pedestrians and by Roman), but Niko's phone doesn't change (he still uses the same Badger phone throughout the game, albeit with the Whiz phone's features).
  • This mission needs to be completed to unlock "Ransom" as that mission requires use of the camera.
  • Despite being ordered to kill just Marlon, if you shoot him his friends will attack you and you will have to kill them too, so the mission would be simpler if Niko just killed them all from the beginning. Probably that is just an excuse to give the player the new phone.
  • A rather interesting way of doing this mission is to head to the Pay 'N' Spray around the corner of the basketball court, and to climb the ladder behind it. Keep climbing ladders until you reach the firehouse's roof. From here, there is a perfect opportunity to snipe Marlon and his friends without them having a chance to fire back.
  • This mission literally refers to it's name, photo shoot. As your goal is to take the photo of the gang, send it to Playboy, and then shoot Marlon.

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