GTA 5 Online Heists Beginner’s Guide

By   /   Mar 10, 2015

GTA 5 Online Heists DLC has started rolling out and to prepare players for what lies ahead, here are some useful tips for setting up Heists and earning impressive bonuses.

For more help on GTA 5 Online Heists, read our Fleeca Job Heist Guide.

Choosing a Leader Wisely
It’s important to choose a leader wisely. A leader needs to be at least rank-12 and own a high-end apartment with a planning board and all.

A leader not only decides the final cut for the crew members, have full control of assigning different roles, but also handles setup costs.

In addition to this, the task of saving the Heist progress lies with the leader alone. Therefore, it’s extremely crucial to choose someone you can rely on.

You simply cannot undermine the importance of speaking and coordinating with your crew members. Communicating with your crew members can ensure success and a lack of it can result in failure.

Since the Heists are all about synchronization and teamplay, always try to speak up even if your crew members are not.

Assigning Roles
One of the most important things to keep in mind is to assign roles based on strengths/weaknesses.

For instance, someone with high driving skills should always be your getaway driver – similar for someone with higher scores in flying schools. Those who are good at hacking should assume the role of infiltrators.

Finally, while playing as a leader, if you see some potential in any of your particular skill, spend some time using that skill to further improve it.

Gearing Up
Even with a good leader and crew members, there are huge chances of things going wayward.

In addition to everything mentioned above, always keep your arsenal up-to-date. Furthermore, don’t hesitate to keep some spare weapons whenever you can.

Some other important things include placing heavy armor on your getaway car, gearing up with Molotovs, hand grenades, and rocket launchers.

Always try to keep a silenced weapon coupled with non-silenced weapon to counter different situations effectively.

The idea is to keep your crew equipped with a variety of offensive and defensive measures to tackle any kind of situation with relative ease.

Earn Over $10 Million with Heists
Each Heists in GTA 5 Online Heists contains unique Elite Challenge which allows players to acquire an impressive cash bonus upon completion – these can be completed multiple times.

In addition to these Elite Challenges, there are Special Heist Completion bonuses which can be earned only once by a player. Here’s a quick overview of these bonuses:

  • First Time – Completing each Heist Finale for the first time, will net you a bonus cash reward
  • All In Order Challenge – Complete all Heists in order, including Setups, to receive a $1,000,000 cash bonus
  • Loyalty Challenge – Complete all Heists, including Setups, with the same team of players to receive an additional $1,000,000 bonus
  • Criminal Mastermind Challenge – Complete all Heists, in order, with the same group of players, without losing any lives, to receive a massive $10,000,000 bonus

You can keep a track of your rewards by heading over to Pause Menu > Stats > Awards.

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