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This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
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"Assassinate all targets before the time runs out."
―Description

Headhunter is a VIP job featured in Grand Theft Auto Online added as part of the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony.

Description

When activated by a VIP, four targets will be marked on the map around Los Santos for them and their organization to kill. Once started, they are marked for all players in the session. The player can earn a maximum of $30,000 depending on how many targets they kill and depending on time spent.

Targets will either be stationary or moving in an armored vehicle. They will be heavily protected with bodyguards, who are equipped with heavy fire-power weaponry and armor. The VIP wears a suit and equips less armor, as well as a handgun. Mobile targets can be the driver or the passenger, and can be found in Armored Baller LE LWBs, Armored Cognoscenti 55s or Armored Cognoscentis. All cars cannot be sticked on with Sticky Bombs and are exceptionally more armored than their standard armored version, two explosions will set the car on fire while it can take up to five to actually destroy them.

All other players and organizations in the lobby are alerted once headhunter has started and are tasked with protecting the targets marked on the map with blue figures while the enemy organization members are marked with crosshairs. Defenders can work with the target's bodyguards and/or police to defend them (also, they cannot be harmed with friendly fire like explosions). Players will earn cash and RP if they can successfully protect at least one surviving target from the enemy organization once time has run out.

Tips

  • Killing targets in armed air vehicles is one of the best methods, especially for mobile units. Using a vehicle such as a Savage or Buzzard Attack Chopper makes navigation easier, as well as controlling the vehicle and following any mobile targets. Using the lock-on rockets is advised, since the targets can be locked on to.
  • It is advised to take down mobile units by constantly firing missiles and remaining behind the target, stability is key, so that the vehicle is completely destroyed before the bodyguards/VIPs exit the vehicle. Since the vehicles are armored, targets often survive multiple missiles, even when the vehicle is flung into the air, the targets can still escape and flee. Bodyguards will begin to shoot the player while the VIP flees. Approaching the VIP results in him also shooting the player. Taking down the car before they manage to exit it makes killing all members at once easier, and avoids them being able to shoot back.
  • Targets on ground level are best taken out on foot or in a land vehicle, as the target is often surrounded by obstacles or walls, where an air vehicle would struggle to pass to kill them. Up to 5 bodyguards will spawn around the site of the VIP, and again will be heavily armed and armored.

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