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For the Title Update, see GTA Online: The Doomsday Heist; For the Heist grand finale, see The Doomsday Scenario

The Doomsday Heist is a three-part[1] Heist sequence introduced to Grand Theft Auto Online in the Doomsday Heist Update.


"There are three ways to acquire Heist Prep Equipment. By completing Freemode Preps, stealing it from rival Heist Crews or by purchasing the equipment directly."
— On-Screen instruction

Unlike previous heists, preparation jobs are completed seamlessly in open Freeroam lobbies and players now have the option to take shortcuts in the preparation. Crews that have taken possession of preparation assets are advertised to the public lobby and can be subject to hostile attack from other crews needing the same equipment or just wanting to interfere in the player's work. Whilst many preparation jobs are able to be completed alone, teamwork is still recommended to combat hostile PvP action.

Preparation and setup jobs may be completed in any order within each Act.

Act 1: The Data Breaches

"Help Avon Hertz in tracking down multiple data breaches to protect the government from being attacked."
— Overview

Dead Courier

Main article: Setup: Dead Courier

Preparation: Paramedic Equipment

"Steal an ambulance containing paramedic equipment."
— Brief

Prep Complete - Ambulance delivered.

Setup: Dead Courier

"Team 1 collects a dead agent's cache of data from the morgue. Team 2 recovers the agent's stolen helicopter."
— Brief
Team 1
  • Get into the Ambulance.
  • Go to LS County Coroners.
  • Enter LS County Coroners.
  • Search the bodies.
  • Go to the Coroner's office.
  • Download the data from the laptop.
  • Exit LS County Coroners.
  • Regroup in the Savage
Team 2
  • Go to the scouting point.
  • Wait for the helicopter to get closer.
  • Follow the helicopter.
  • Steal the intel.
  • Steal the Savage.
  • Go to LS County Coroners.
  • Wait for the paramedic team.
  • Wait for your team to get into the Savage
  • Deliver the Savage to the drop off.
  • Lose the Cops

Setup Passed.

Signal Intercepts

Preparation: Deluxos

"Fight your way through a security team to access the garage where the Deluxos are stored."
— Brief
  • Go to Dunstable Lane.
  • Take out the guards to find the key.
  • Collect the key.
  • Steal the Deluxos (x4)
  • Exit the garage
  • Respray the Deluxos at LS Customs
  • Deliver the Deluxos to the Facility

Prep Complete - Deluxos delivered.

Setup: Signal Intercepts

"Use the Deluxos to get close to multiple target vehicles and hack them to recover the data packages."
— Brief
  • Go to a Deluxo.
  • Wait for SecuroServ to locate the vehicles.
  • Hack a target. (Armored Truck x4)
  • Complete the hack on the target.
  • Destroy the target.
  • Hack a target. (Predator x4)
  • Destroy the target.
  • Wait for SecuroServe.
  • Go to Los Santos International Airport.
  • Wait for SecuroServe to locate the final target.
  • Hack the target. (Cargo Plane)
  • Complete the hack on the target.
    • Stay within range to complete the hack.
  • Destroy the target.
  • Deliver the Deluxo to the drop-off.

Setup Passed.


Trade price for the Deluxo.

Server Farm

Main article: Setup: Server Farm

Preparation: Akula

"Infiltrate the control tower at Fort Zancudo to download the location of the Akula helicopter."
— Brief
  • Go to Fort Zancudo.
  • Enter the control tower.
  • Get to the top floor.
  • Access the console to download the data.
    • Wait until the flight data is downloaded.
  • Steal the Akula.
  • Lose the Cops.
  • Deliver the Akula to the Facility.

Prep Complete - Akula delivered.

Setup: Server Farm

"Land on the roof of the N.O.O.S.E. Government Facility and infiltrate the server farm undetected to recover a data cache."
— Brief
  • Get into the Akula.
  • Land on the Government Facility Roof.
  • Use the ladder to get down.
  • Go to the rear entrance.
  • Take out the head of security.
  • Search the head of security for the access codes.
  • Go to the server farm entrance.
  • Hack the servers. (x4)
  • Go to the exit.
  • Get to the roof.
  • Get into the Akula.
  • Lose the Cops
  • Go to Sandy Shores.

Setup Passed.


Trade price for the Akula.

Heist: The Data Breaches

Main article: The Data Breaches
"Rush to an IAA base under the Satellite Relay Station in the desert. Foreign players are attacking and trying to hack government servers - they need to be stopped."
— Brief
The Plan
  • Go to the IAA Base and enter inside
  • Fight your way through the hostiles
  • Stop the IAA servers from being hacked
  • Regroup with friendly Agents
  • Go to the IAA Base.
  • Take out the enemies.
  • Go through the IAA Base.
  • Take out the enemies.
  • Go to the War Room.
  • Enter a gun camera.

Heist Passed.


$650,000 (Normal)

Elite Challenges

Complete in 5:30 minutes 78 kills No deaths


Act 2: The Bogdan Problem

"Work with the IAA to eliminate enemy agents operating throughout San Andreas and prevent a war."
— Overview


Main article: Setup: Avenger

Preparation: Keycards

"Steal a riot van that contains keycards to the hangars at Los Santos International Airport"
— Brief

Prep Complete - Riot delivered.

Setup: Avenger

"Enter the hangar at Los Santos International Airport and steal the Avenger aircraft from Merryweather."
— Brief
  • Go to Los Santos International Airport.
  • Go to the Hangar.
  • Get into the Avenger.
  • Survive the ambush.
  • Climb the stairs.
  • Turn on the backup generators.
    • Wait for power to be restored.
  • Get into the Avenger.
  • Exit the Hangar.
  • Deliver the Avenger to the drop off.

Setup Passed

Rescue ULP

Main article: Setup: Rescue ULP

Preparation: ULP Intel

"Take out Agent ULP's kidnappers and recover information on where he's being held."
— Brief
  • Take out the dealers.
  • Enter the apartment.
  • Take out the dealers.
  • Steal the duffel bag.
  • Exit the apartment.
  • Deliver the duffel bag to the Facility.

Prep Complete - Duffel bag delivered.

Setup: Rescue ULP

"Team 1 assaults the foundry to rescue Agent ULP. Team 2 provides cover from a vantage point."
— Brief

Setup Passed


Trade price for the Avenger.

Salvage Hard Drives

Preparation: Riot Control Van

"Start a riot and wait for private security to respond with a Riot Control Van."
— Brief

Prep Complete - RCV delivered.

Setup: Salvage Hard Drives

"Use the water cannons on the RCV to prevent the Russian agents from destroying stolen hard drives."
— Brief
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Go to Stoner Cement Works.
  • Extinguish the fires. (x2)
  • Protect your team as they salvage the hard drives. (x2)
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Go to La Mesa.
  • Extinguish the fires. (x3)
  • Protect your team as they salvage the hard drives. (x3)
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Go to Cypress Flats.
  • Extinguish the fires. (x4)
  • Protect your team as they salvage the hard drives. (x4)
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Go to Elysian Island.
  • Extinguish the fires. (x5)
  • Protect your team as they salvage the hard drives. (x5)
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Deliver the RCV to the drop off.

Setup Passed


Trade price for the RCV.

Submarine Recon

Preparation: Strombergs

"Find and steal trucks that are carrying some wrecked Strombergs."
— Brief
  • Find the trucks carrying the Strombergs. (x4)
  • Deliver the Strombergs to the Facility.

Prep Complete - Strombergs delivered.

Preparation: Torpedo ECU

"Assault a barge off the coast and steal the torpedo electronic control units from arms dealers."
— Brief
  • Go to Paleto Forest.
  • Steal the torpedo ECUs. (x2)
  • Deliver the torpedo ECU's to the Facility.

Prep Complete - Torpedo ECU delivered.

Setup: Submarine Recon

"Use the Strombergs to destroy a convoy before heading underwater to scan the submarine."
— Brief
  • Get in a Stromberg.
  • Go to North Chumash.
  • Destroy the convoy.
  • Go to Paleto Cove.
  • Destroy the sea mines.
  • Scan the submarine. (x3)
  • Stay close to the submarine while scanning. (x3)
  • Leave the submarine.
  • Deliver the Stromberg to the drop off.

Setup Passed


Trade price for the Stromberg.

Heist: The Bogdan Problem

Main article: The Bogdan Problem
"Launch an operation on a foreign submarine lurking off the coast. One team boards through an airlock and diables the sub, while the other holds off enemy agents in an aircraft above."
— Brief

Elite Challenges

Complete in under 15 minutes 5% vehicle damage or less (Avenger) No deaths


Act 3 The Doomsday Scenario

— Overview

Rescue Agent 14

Preparation: Marked Cash

Preparation: Recon

Setup: Rescue Agent 14

— Brief

Escort ULP

Main article: Setup: Escort ULP

Preparation: Chernobog

Setup: Escort ULP

— Brief


Trade price for the Chernobog.


Main article: Setup: Barrage

Preparation: Flight Plan

Setup: Barrage

— Brief


Trade price for the Barrage.


Main article: Setup: Khanjali

Preparation: Test Site Intel

Setup: Khanjali

— Brief


Trade price for the TM-02 Khanjali.

Air Defenses

Main article: Setup: Air Defenses

Preparation: Onboard Computer

— Brief

Setup: Air Defenses

— Brief


Trade price for the Volatol.

Heist: The Doomsday Scenario

Main article: The Doomsday Scenario
"A Missile Launch Base has fallen into the wrong hands. Storm the base, clear it out, stop the warhead from launching, and save the day."
— Brief

Elite Challenges


Trade price for the Thruster.



  1. Information taken from this GTAForums thread.


A new soundtrack was mixed for the Doomsday Heist. The soundtrack was created by Oh No and features stems reused and remixed from the original Heists Update to reflect the heists in operation. Three different variations appear, each of which have 2 separate alternative versions which play exclusively during setup work.