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Game: Grand Theft Auto V
For: Trevor Philips
Location: Trevor's Trailer, Sandy Shores
Target: O'Neil brothers
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
O'Neils get away
Chop dies
Frogger destroyed
Reward: None
Protagonist(s): Trevor Philips
Michael De Santa
Franklin Clinton
Chop (optional)
Unlocks: The Paleto Score
Unlocked by: Paleto Score Setup
For the police boat, see Predator.

Predator is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V for protagonists Trevor PhilipsMichael De Santa and Franklin Clinton.


The mission can begin with or without a cutscene--if the player transfers to Franklin at a point when the mission is available but not yet officially started, the mission may simply begin without the player seeing a cutscene between Michael and Trevor at Trevor's trailer. Regardless, once the mission commences, the player takes control of Franklin and Chop in a Baller as they pursue the remaining O'Neil brothers who are in a Dubsta. Franklin calls Trevor and informs him that he is following the O'Neil brothers along the Great Ocean Highway near North Chumash. Trevor informs Franklin that he and Michael are coming to Franklin's position.

The O'Neil brothers soon drive into Raton Canyon, with Franklin still in pursuit. A doe steps into the O'Neil's path and they swerve to miss it, causing their car to crash. Franklin, with Chop in tow, exits his Baller and goes to the crash site, only to discover that the O'Neils have disappeared into the woods.

At this point, the player is shifted to Trevor. Trevor and Michael arrive at Sandy Shores Airfield and board Trevor's Frogger. They fly to Franklin's location. Once there, the player is shifted to Michael, who uses a sniper rifle with thermal scope to kill the O'Neils, a task complicated by the fact that the area is swarming with deer whose thermal signatures are similar to that of the O'Neils. Michael eventually kills two of the brothers (Walton and Wynn) but then the remaining one (Elwood O'Neil) starts shooting rockets at the helicopter, forcing Michael to abort.

The player is shifted back to Franklin, who is still on the ground with Chop. Trevor tells Franklin to find Elwood. The player is then prompted to shift to Chop, who tracks him down. Franklin follows Chop and finally kills Elwood. Alternatively, the player can shift to Michael and kill Elwood from the chopper, since Elwood will get out of his cover and try to escape when Franklin reaches his position. The player is shifted back to Trevor who lands the Frogger so that Franklin and Chop can board. The group flies back to Sand Shores Airfield.

Mission Objectives

  • Go to Franklin's location. - (Only if you started the mission as Michael or Trevor)
  • Follow the O'Neil brothers. - (Franklin)
  • Go to the O'Neil's car. - (Franklin)
  • Go to Sandy Shores Airfield. - (Trevor)
  • Go to Raton Canyon. - (Trevor)
  • Kill the O'Neil brothers before they get away. - (Michael)
  • Follow Chop and kill Elwood O'Neil. - (Franklin)
  • Pick Franklin and Chop on the Raton Canyon. - (Trevor)
  • Go back to Sandy Shores Airfild. - (Trevor)

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Accuracy - Finish with a shoot accuracy of at least 70%.
  • Time - Complete within 9:00.
  • Headshots - Kill three enemies with a headshot.
  • Thin the Herd - Don't kill any animals.



  • Hayden Dubose - "Are you guys on vacation? Haven't seen anyone at the house for a while? Just being a good neighbor!"

Bleeter Posts

  • @MaudeEccles  - "Anybody know which of the O'Neils got killed this time? Was it Elwood? Or Doyle? Or did Doyle get killed at the farm? Got outstanding bonds on half them brothers but can't tell em apart for the life or me!"
  • @zachdealba - "Out walking the dog at Raton Canyon and I see some crazy guy shooting a rocket launcher at a helicopter!!! I moved out to Blaine County for some peace and quiet but it's a goddamn war zone!"


  • Elwood O'Neil - Killed by either Franklin or Michael for seeking retribution against Trevor Philips.
  • Walton O'Neil - Killed by Michael for seeking retribution against Trevor Philips.
  • Wynn O'Neil - Killed by Michael for seeking retribution against Trevor Philips.


  • The O'Neils' Dubsta is bulletproof, to prevent the player from killing them before they reach the canyon.
  • When the O'Neils discovered Trevor returning to Sandy Shores during the chase scene is a subtle reference that Trevor and Michael escaped to Blaine County as they will be hunted down by the Madrazo Cartel should they attempt to return to Los Santos.
  • Bigfoot is briefly seen when hunting for the O'Neil brothers, he disappears if you zoom too close to him. The last O'Neil brother also says his famous quote: "I'm the last of my kind".
  • When abord the Frogger, Michael shockingly comments that this was the same Frogger used during the raid in the IAA Headquarters.
  • This is the only mission for the player to have the ability to switch between all four playable characters: Trevor, Michael, Franklin and Chop (temporary). 
  • Shooting any deer will result in responses from Michael, although shooting them prevents the player from getting a gold medal
  • If Michael misses his target(s), Trevor will make comments of the former's "poor" aiming.
  • The name of the mission is a homage to the 1987 film Predator, where a technologically advanced form of extraterrestrial life stalks and hunts the main protagonists in a forest assisted with thermal vision, the same fashion that Michael stalks and hunts the remaining O'Neil brothers with the thermal scope sniper.
  • Since the bottom slot is used for the GTA Online ProtagonistChop will take Trevor's slot as he is piloting the chopper.
  • This is one of three missions where you can use the thermal scope, the others being The Merryweather Heist (Freighter method) and Derailed.
  • To reach the time limit gold medal, is highly suggested to start the mission by switching to Franklin instead of starting the mission with Trevor or Michael.



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