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|For other uses of the term, see FIB (disambiguation)|
The Federal Investigation Bureau Headquarters is a skyscraper in Grand Theft Auto V located on Power Street and San Andreas Avenue in Pillbox Hill, Downtown Los Santos. The building is located next to the International Affairs Agency headquarters, and is the headquarters of the Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB). The tower is likely modeled after the One California Plaza, although the FIB Headquarters is taller and its height is more similar to the Two California Plaza, a 54-story, 751 ft (229 m) skyscraper in Bunker Hill, Los Angeles.
The FIB and IAA building are both government run agencies and are similar in design both interior and exterior of each skyscraper. The FIB building has 53 floors (not including the roof) with each floor responsible for the bureau's day to day operations in the state of San Andreas. Due to the high security and classified information in this building, a lot of areas are restricted and locked which requires a security card and proper clearance authorization before proceeding into the restricted areas. Floor maintenance and services however are granted more general access and are provided by third party contractors which are constantly changing, possibly due to security reasons. The building is also designed with a fire alarm and emergency lighting system that in the event of an emergency, lighting can be provided as well as alarms can be heard throughout the building in order to get civilians and staff to evacuate the building. There is also an elevator that is meant to be used by the fire department in the event of an emergency. The floor directory that is known is:
- Floor B - Basement level and Maintenance
- Floor 1/L - Street level Main Entrance and Lobby
- Floors 1-10 - Fingerprint Archive and Forensic Psychiatry
- Floors 11-20 - Anti-Terrorism Unit, Witness Protection, and Micro Film
- Floors 31-40 - Restaurant/Store, Armoury, Lie Detectors, and Psychology
- Floors 41-46,48 - Case Investigations
- Floor 47 - Legal Affairs
- Floor 49 - Communications
- Floor 50 - Case Investigations
- Floor 51 - Administration and Commissioner's Office
- Floor 52 - Unknown Executive Offices
- Floor 53 - Computer Servers and Roof Access
Events in GTA V
- For the actual mission walkthrough, see The Bureau Raid.
Most of the building is seen in the mission, The Bureau Raid where Michael and Franklin make their way inside the FIB Building to get files or a containment drive for Steve Haines, which is located on the top floor of the building. There are two approaches to this mission, the covert stealthy way which the team poses as members of the Los Santos Fire Department, or the more bash and direct way through the rooftop.
However The Bureau Raid does have an effect on the exterior of the building, as a massive hole is in the side of it, and the area is later boarded up but is left damaged on the inside.
Events in GTA Online
- The building is known to have at least 54 floors, 53 of which are above ground level. However, the elevator panel incorrectly displays 59 floors above ground, while being unable to travel past the 52nd floor and yet able to reach B1. Likewise, the floor directory only mentions 51 floors.
- It is possible to go back inside out of mission. There is a wall on the rooftop that can be walked through. In some cases you might fall through and land in the building in the 51th floor (as seen here). This glitch gives you full access to all the floors seen in The Bureau Raid, except the Comms Floor and Top Floor (Comms: that is explored if the Fire way was chosen, Top Floor: explored in the roof entry). To access the Comms floor, you need chance to land on the "roof" of the 51th floor and head northwest. You will fall through the "floor" and land inside the Comms floor. The FIB glitch is easy to do in Creator mode, as seen here .
- In the Comms Floor, it is possible to find TVs showing a FIB wallpaper. If the player moves these, it will show that the wallpaper is actually not part of the TV itself, but a flying prop that acts as the TV's screen.
- If moved, the TV screen will show "Join the Children of Kraff", another reference to the Epsilon Program.
- This is because the TVs model already exists in the game and was reused, but a floating FIB wallpaper was added so the TVs could match with the building.
- The skyline windows can be broken at any time using bullets, though there will be an invisible wall to prevent the player from going inside again.
- Despite the explosions effects facing the Maze Bank Tower in covert approach, after the mission, the tower's eastern and northern faces are the ones under construction while the southern and western faces unscathed despite the explosions taking place there as seen in the cutscene.
- If the player goes back inside the building to the broken windows (where Michael and Franklin rappel down), the player can see that from the inside the windows are broken while from the outside they are unscathed (and can be walked through). This may cause a glitch if The Bureau Raid heist is replayed using the Roof Entry approach: in the cutscene where Michael and Franklin rappel down, it will show the outside unscathed, and then the crew is seen walking through the windows.
- Out of The Bureau Raid, the lobby and the basement never appear. If the player glitches through the building, trying to go down the elevator shaft (used in The Bureau Raid, fire crew option), they will land over an underground parking, or sometimes fall in the underworld and reappear on a nearby street.