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Grand Theft Auto Online: Solo Missions Volume 1

Updated on February 1, 2016
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GTA 5 and Online helped get me through a hard part of my life. When you spend THAT much time with a game you can't help but write about it.

Please Check Out The Reference Guide

The Reference Guide (link to the right>>>) has a collection of information that will make the following walkthroughs easier for you to complete. Decided to make it it's own Hub to make this one more user friendly on the browser.

Note that some Missions will get removed or added back from Update to Update. For some Missions that I managed to play, before this happened, I decided to leave the Walkthroughs intact. I make sure to mention this before the listed Mission and in the Table of Contents.

To better navigate this and other entries in the Series please refer to the Table of Contents on the right (or "above" if you're viewing this one a mobile platform) to help navigate the Hub more easily. To go back to the top, or to a previous mission without scrolling, just press back on your selected browser.

Please note that Missions are not the same on old gen and new gen/PC systems. Video walkthroughs were recorded using an Xbox One but are the same on all new gen systems. Most of the written walkthroughs were written using the Xbox 360 of the game. Moments when there is a significant difference in these two strategies are listed in Italics. This also goes for differences brought on by Updates.

In case a bunch of Missions go missing in future, like before Patch 1.29, you'll know something major will be changed/fixed.

A Boat in the Bay Removed

Hey if you're a first time reader this is probably a bad way to start off this Hub, but at the moment (as of Patch 1.21/1.07) A Boat in the Bay has been removed from the Mission list. Why I'm not sure, but it could be to fix a glitch or to even overhaul the structure of the mission. That happens from time to time. If I have to I will re-write and record the walkthrough in accordance with whatever changes happen.

The vantage point from up on the hill.
The vantage point from up on the hill.
The current that leads to the Alamo Sea is to the left of the water fall.
The current that leads to the Alamo Sea is to the left of the water fall.

Video Walkthrough

A Boat in the Bay

Given by: Ron

Rank Unlocked: 40

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $18,360

Weapon(s) recommended: sniper rifle, assault rifle, Grenades, Minigun

Personal Vehicle recommended: Any

Best Place To Launch Mission: Beeker’s Garage in Paleto Bay

Steal the boat

Drive to the beach at the northern tip of San Andreas. Park your vehicle up near the trash can and bench at the end of the path. Take cover behind it and snipe the enemies near the crate and Granger below. Alternatively, you can toss a Grenade down there. More gunmen will run up the beach once you start shooting, kill them too. Once the gunmen stop running up the beach go to the other end of the parkbench (left end) and shoot the enemies up the beach. Some will take cover behind the Granger. Shoot them in the feet then again when they’re down if you can’t score a headshot on them through the windows. Once enemies stop respawning, head down to the beach toward the Granger near the boat. Equip your assault rifle and kill the enemies around the corner to the right of the cliff. Take cover behind a Granger or one of the rocks on the beach. Grenades are useful for killing the ones that crowd around the parked Grangers. Once they are all dead eat some Snacks and put on a new set of Armor before getting into the boat.

Deliver the boat to the jetty

Get in the boat and drive forward along the coast. Be careful to avoid rocks and reefs. A helicopter will be coming after you but won’t show up until you get to the bridge, on the left, at Ranton Canyon. Stop the boat completely before pressing Y/Triangle or else you will dive out into the water. Equip your Minigun and spray the helicopter, aiming for the cockpit. You may also get attacked by men in boats, this seems to be either random or glitched. Either way use your Minigun on them too. Take the boat up Cassidy Creek and go easy around the bends to avoid beaching. Gunmen in SUVs will shoot and chase you from the dirt roads at either end of the creek. Ignore them, including the ones that park on the bridge before the waterfall. When you get to the waterfall go up the current on the left side (see picture) to reach the Alamo Sea. Once you get there you’re home free. Slow down before you reach the yellow marker. It's one thing to deliver the boat but you don't want to wreck it at the end.

(At Rank 40 you have everything you need but a Minigun. A light machine gun is great for taking down a helicopter but you don’t unlock your first one until Rank 50. If you have the Valentine’s Day Massacre DLC you can buy the Gusenberg Street Sweeper at any Rank. This is a good enough anti-aircraft weapon but has more spread and not as great a range as other light machine guns.)

This fence at the South-West entrance can be knocked down with a vehicle easily.. (NOTE: This fence does not break as easily in the next gen version).
This fence at the South-West entrance can be knocked down with a vehicle easily.. (NOTE: This fence does not break as easily in the next gen version).

Video Walkthrough

A Titan of A Job

Given by: Lester

Rank unlocked: 24

Possible pay (after patch 1.29) $13,610 (after patch 1.30): $11,660

Weapon(s) recommended: sniper rifle, assault rifle

Personal Vehicle recommended: Any

Best Place To Launch Mission: Near the Airport

Steal The Titan

Drive to the Airport. You can enter the runway any number of ways; the ramp at the east entrance, the weak fence at the west end from the road (along the beach) leading from Los Santos Customs, or the weak piece of fence on the right side of the west entrance (see picture). Once inside the airport drive toward the designated hanger and stop a good distance away. Get out of your car, take cover, and pull out your sniper rifle. DO NOT use explosives because you run the risk of blowing up the Titan and failing the mission. Pick off as many of the Merryweather guards as you can, some of them will advance on your position with pistols. Take out closer enemies first then the rest that take cover inside the hanger. Once you have cleared enough of them out get back in your car and drive into the hanger, stick to the left side. Equip an assault rifle and fight any guards inside the hanger, beware of the mercenaries on the catwalks above and the ones that spawn in the back of the hanger behind the semi truck. If you get shot up make sure to take cover and use some Snacks. Move the semi truck and trailer out of the way and enter the Titan.

Deliver the Titan to Sandy Shores Airfield

Once in the Titan gently taxi out of the hanger and fly off heading north. You can ignore the Merryweather troops that respond in vehicles, they’re no threat to you once you gain altitude. Press in on the Left Stick to retract the landing gear, this will help you fly faster. When you approach the Sandy Shores Airfield drop the landing gear and make an approach from the far end of the runway. Reduce altitude and speed as you come in for the landing and you should touchdown perfectly near the yellow marker.

(If you are Rank 24 you can pull off this mission. By this point you have a Sniper Rifle and have access to the Special Carbine with the Business Update DLC or Bullpup Rifle from the High Life DLC. The Sniper Rifle is the most basic but it will get the job done with this walkthrough.)

For some reason the fence at the right side entrance (see screenshot) cannot be knocked down in the next gen version. Consider using the Stunt Jump at the left entrance. Also appears to have a lot more enemy spawns.

Video Walkthrough

All in the Game

Given by: Simeon

Rank Unlocked: 10

Possible Pay (after patch 1.28) $6,980 (after patch 1.30): $4,650

Weapon(s) recommended: SMG/Combat PDW

Personal Vehicle recommended: Any

Best Place To Launch Mission: Grove Street near Franklin’s Personal Garage in Single Player

Repo The Baller

Drive to the location of the Baller and shoot all of the gang members in the immediate area.* There are two* by the Baller and one guarding the parking lot. Once you shoot these two, others in the immediate area will attack you. Shoot them and don’t forget to pick up any money they drop. Get into the Baller.

Deliver the Baller to the dealership

Once you get in the Baller gang members will respond to the area in Ballers of their own. There’s about six of them with two gang members each. They’re easy to ditch if you want to just drive off, but holding your ground and fighting them could get you extra cash and allow you to take your time. Either way take the Baller to the dealership and park it in the marker.

(If you are Rank 10 at this point the Micro SMG, with Extended Magazine, is more than enough to handle the Ballas gang members. If you wait one more Rank you can use the SMG as described in the walkthrough though. Keep in good cover behind your Personal Vehicle and you’ll be fine.)

*As of Patch1.29 there doesn't seem to be any nearby gang members that become aggro once you attack the guys guarding the Baller. There are also three Ballas instea dof two guarding it.

American Exports Removed

Like other missions American Exports has been removed from the mission list for unknown reasons.

You can use this landmass to enter the base easily, aim for between these two bushes to clear the fence.
You can use this landmass to enter the base easily, aim for between these two bushes to clear the fence.

Video Walkthrough

American Exports

Given by: Lester

Rank Unlocked: 65

Possible Pay after patch 1.16): $19,710

Weapon(s) recommended: assault rifle, Grenades, Minigun/light machine gun/RPG

Personal Vehicle recommended: Something fast or a plane depending on where you spawn

Best Place To Launch Mission: The Ammunation near the Fort Zancudo Military Base

Acquire a Cargobob

Head to Fort Zancudo. If you are in a plane entering the fort isn’t a hard feat. Just jump out and parachute down to the parking lot at the east end of the fort (near the gate). If you’re in a car drive across the bridge and make a right at the end onto the dirt road. Make an immediate left and then look left at the ridge (see picture). There is a “land ramp” you can drive over that will get you into the fort. Make sure you have enough speed to clear the fences, so that your vehicle lands inside the fort, and you can drive up the road and into the parking lot on the left. In this lot, at the south end, are two Cargobob helicopters. Jump in one and fly off.

(Note: If you were one of the lucky few to get a Cargobob from Warstock.com before it was patched it won’t count as a “acquired Cargobob”. However if at any time you wreck the one taken from the base you can call Pegasus and order yours. If you don’t have a personal Cargobob the mission provides two at the base although stealing the second will require you to go through the whole process of losing the police again.)

Lose The Cops

Entering the fort’s parking lot gave you a four-star wanted level. Fly as high up as you can, while also heading south toward the Airport. The higher you are in the air the less you need to worry about cop cars on the ground spotting you. Just try to avoid the police helicopter cones of vision or your wanted level will be reset, and losing the cops will take longer. Also once they lose sight of you, do the mask trick to lose one of your Wanted Stars. This will make it slightly easier. Since this is a Lester mission you can't call him to help.

Go to the Compound

Once you have lost the police fly south to the Los Santos International Airport. Land the Cargobob just outside of the Compound and equip an assault rifle.

Collect The Container

Shoot the guards in the courtyard around the Container, one of them has an RPG Launcher and will try to shoot you down if you were to just fly in and pick up the Container. It’s best to engage them now on the ground and clear out all enemies in the area. If you have to, use a Grenade or Sticky Bomb on the fence to make a short cut into the yard. Just be careful of your explosives around the Container. Once all enemies are dead, get back in your Cargobob, and collect the Container.

Deliver The Container to Lester’s Warehouse

Fly away from the Compound and gently place the Container somewhere on the runway, then land your Cargobob. Equip a light machine gun, Minigun, or RPG and take out the helicopter that responds after you picked up the Container. Now re-enter the Cargobob, pick up the Container, and fly to Lester’s Warehouse. The Container will cause the Cargobob to sway a bit once you stop for a landing. You can easily get control of the aircraft but make sure to do it at a high enough altitude away from the warehouses to avoid damaging the Container. Slowly descend over the yellow corona. You won’t have to press Right on the D-pad to drop the Container into it, the game does it for you.

(At Rank 65 you should already have an MG (PKM) with a Scope and Extended Magazine. With this weapon you can shoot down the helicopter that comes after you once you collect the Container.)

(Note: This mission can be a pain in the ass, not a big one, but still a pain. Don't feel bad about bringing a friend along to help you on this one. If one of you gets in the Buzzard Attack Chopper they can run interference while the other flies away in the Cargobob. Later that Buzzard pilot can take out the enemy helicopter that responds after collecting the Container.)

The next-gen version has more foliage making the "land ramp" in the first screenshot harder to spot (as evidenced by the Video Walkthrough, then again it would probably help to drive something faster than a Bravado Bison...)

This is the bridge on the North end of the factory yard. Take up position here.
This is the bridge on the North end of the factory yard. Take up position here.
Enemies will bottle neck up the path on this hill.
Enemies will bottle neck up the path on this hill.

Video Walkthrough

Artificial Scarcity

Added with the High Life DLC

Given by: Martin

Rank Unlocked: 19

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $9,570 (back to normal after patch 1.30)

Weapon(s) recommended: Sticky Bombs, RPG or Grenade Launcher, assault rifle

Personal Vehicle recommended: Any

Best Place To Launch Mission: The Los Santos Customs in La Mesa

Go to the Maibatsu Factory

From wherever you spawn drive to the Maibatsu Factory and equip your Sticky Bombs.

Destroy the Trucks

Once you reach the Maibatsu Factory you’ll see that two Trucks have already left the grounds and are in transit. Throw a Sticky Bomb onto these two BUT DO NO NOT DETONATE THEM. Make a left onto Vespucci Blvd (the street with the Ammunation), then make a left at the intersection at the top of the hill, then a left onto the bridge at the next intersection (see picture). Exit your car and pull out your RPG or Grenade Launcher (remember to arch your shots with the Grenade Launcher). Most of the Trucks you can blow up from up here, also one of them will try to drive off during your initial attack so make sure to not let that one escape. Now you can press Right on the D-pad and detonate your earlier two Sticky Bombs. Equip an assault rifle and gun down any enemies you see. Keep an eye on the hill to the left (see picture) because enemies will funnel up this hill and you can gun them down easily. Some will even get up onto the bridge and others will go up the hill on the other end and flank you. Once the main force of gunmen are taken care of re-equip your RPG or Grenade Launcher and run to that hill in the second screenshot. From here you can take out the final Truck. (Note: You can end this mission as soon as possible by ignoring the gunmen and blowing up the final Truck. However you might not make as much money, since it’s based on time, and you might get shot to pieces trying.)

(At Rank 19 you have access to Sticky Bombs to take out those first two Trucks, but having a Grenade Launcher makes the strategy possible. I recommend waiting until Rank 60 to have that weapon unlocked. You could take this mission on at Rank 24, when you unlock the Assault Rifle (or sooner after the Business and High Life Updates) but would require you go into the factory yard. You can still Sticky Bomb the first two Trucks like in the walkthrough. Make sure to block the front entrance with a vehicle to hold off the one Truck from escaping. From good cover take out every goon you can before entering the yard to destroy the remaining Trucks.)

ATV Steal Removed

Yet another mission removed from the list for unknown reasons. More up-to-date information will be posted once Rockstar brings it back.

The racers will come down that lighter dirt path.
The racers will come down that lighter dirt path.

Video Walkthrough

ATV Steal

Given by: Simeon

Rank Unlocked: 25

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $17,550

Weapon(s) recommended: AP Pistol, assault rifle, Sawn off Shotgun

Personal Vehicle recommended: Something large like a pick-up truck or SUV, then a Motorcycle

Best Place To Launch Mission: The Sawmill at Mount Chilliad

Go to the race location

Get in your personal vehicle and drive to the race location once there straighten up your car on the dirt road that leads up the mountain.

Steal the ATVs

The racers will appear over the hill on the dirt road that leads up Mount Chilliad. Speed forward as fast as you can and try to ram the racers off of their ATVs. You should be able to get three of them while one will get past. For the racers that get dismounted, either shoot them from behind the wheel with an AP Pistol or get out and shoot them with an assault rifle. You need to do this quickly or they will get back on their ATVs and speed off. If that happens you will have to chase them down and this mission will become much longer than it already is. If any do get away, leave the now unoccupied ATVs alone and chase after the moving ones immediately. You might want to use one of the free ATVs since (if you followed my advice) you brought a large slow vehicle to ram the racers off their's. If you have to put up a chase get away from your Personal Vehicle and call the Mechanic. Have him bring you a Motorcycle then give chase. Use a Sawn off Shotgun to kill fleeing racers while on a Motorcycle.

Deliver the ATVs to Paleto Cove

Once all of the racers are dead and the ATVs stop moving deliver them to Paleto Cove. There are two Sanchez’s parked at the Cove that you can use to drive back to stationary ATVs or hold the Back/Select button and Request Personal Vehicle. Either way go collect the other three ATVs and the mission will be complete.

(As long as you have a Micro SMG, and you should at this point, then you’re good. You should definitely have a Sandking XL though, it’s helpful for knocking the racers off their ATVs for the kill.)

(This Mission was designed for more than one player in mind. You don't need to bring a whole crew with you, but if you like, bring a friend along to help with the ATV collecting. This is not a hard Mission to perform Solo but it can be tedious.)

Video Walkthrough

Ballas To The Wall

Given by: Lamar

Rank Unlocked: 5

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $3,810 (after patch 1.30): $4,580

Weapon(s) recommended: None

Personal Vehicle recommended: Any

Best Place To Launch Mission: Vagos territory, the parking lot where you can find gang cars

Repo the Schafter

Drive to the Schafter and get in ignoring the nearby gang member.

Deliver the Schafter to the Dealership

Don’t bother engaging the neighborhood of pissed off gang members, just drive toward the Dealership. A Baller will chase after you, if you want you can get out and fight them, but you don’t have to. You are driving a Schafter, it’s a pretty good car and you can out run them. Drive to the Dealership and park it in the marker.

(All you really need is quick reactions while driving. This is pretty much doable at any Rank Solo.)

This is the hanger you want to taxi toward once placing the Sticky Bomb on the first Lazer.
This is the hanger you want to taxi toward once placing the Sticky Bomb on the first Lazer.
This is the ladder at the South end of the hanger. Climb up this to reach the roof.
This is the ladder at the South end of the hanger. Climb up this to reach the roof.
This is the alcove of the Cargobob's hanger where you should hold up to take on soldiers.
This is the alcove of the Cargobob's hanger where you should hold up to take on soldiers.

Updated Video Walkthrough

Base Invaders

Given by: Ron

Rank Unlocked: 27

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $19,620 (after patch 1.30) $17,660

Weapon(s) recommended: Sticky Bombs, RPG, Heavy Sniper, shotgun, light machine gun

Personal Vehicle recommended: Any

Best Place To Launch Mission: Sandy Shores Airfield

Get in Ron’s Plane

Get inside the Velum and fly toward Fort Zancudo. If Ron’s Plane gets destroyed the Mission will instantly fail.

Destroy the Lazers

Land Ron’s Plane on the main runway and and taxi it over to the red dot at the far end of the base. Get out and throw a Sticky Bomb on it. Then get back in Ron’s Plane and taxi back down the runway toward the large hanger at the other end of the base (see first picture). Climb the long ladder (second picture) on the right all the way to the top. Equip your RPG and shoot the two Lazers parked in the distance. Then set off the Sticky Bomb you set earlier on the first Lazer.

Steal the Cargobob

Equip your Heavy Sniper and shoot the soldiers in the distance that should be running toward your position by now. Soldiers will constantly spawn in twos, but there is a larger group with these two that you should thin out before moving from the hanger roof. Any soldiers that get past you will climb up the ladder that you did. Equip a shotgun and shoot them as they get to the top. When this initial group of soldiers (sans the two that respawn) are dealt with go to the ladder at the opposite end of the hanger and climb down. Run along the hangers and warehouses on the right as you advance toward the hanger with the Cargobob. Take cover in the alcove on the side of this hanger (see third picture) and take out the soldiers with a light machine gun. Keep in mind that a few soldiers will spawn constantly, so just concentrate on taking out the others in the area to create some breathing room. Also remember to use Snacks to heal and throw on new Armor. Reload and go to the hanger, strafe to the left using, the hanger door as cover, and kill the soldiers on the upper floor catwalk. When the area is clear run to the Cargobob and get in.

Deliver the Cargobob to Sandy Shores Airfield

Gently fly the Cargobob out of the hanger, don’t worry about getting shot at by the couple of soldiers that are still alive. Once out of the hanger make your way to Sandy Shores Airfield and land on the Helipad to complete the mission.

(The above walkthrough is not possible without an RPG, it has a long range which works from up on the roof of the hanger. You don’t unlock the RPG until Rank 100. You could do a drive-by Sticky Bomb strategy but should be at least Rank 55 in order to have an MG with an Extended Magazine for the soldiers.)

Video Walkthrough

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SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDCZ36-032G-AFFP

This is good to have if you want the optimal graphics experience for GTA V on Xbox 360.

 

Blow Up

Given by: Simeon

Rank Unlocked: 12

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $13,100 (after patch 1.30): $9,360

Weapon(s) recommended: Any but a Grenade is helpful

Personal Vehicle recommended: Something fast

Best Place To Launch Mission: The Convenience Store near Grove Street

Go to the rival dealership

Drive to the rival dealership and park your Personal Vehicle away from the cars near the ladder.

Destroy the cars

Get in the Minivan and park it close to the other cars in the horseshoe shaped parking lot set-up. Then do the same with the Patriot and pickup truck. Once all of the cars are bundled together either toss a Grenade into the mix or shoot the engine of one of the vehicles until it catches fire. Whichever you choose jump into your car while you wait for the explosion.

Lose the Cops

Drive toward one of the train tracks in the area and follow it toward a tunnel. Cops won’t follow you into the train tunnels. Alternatively you could call Lester and select Remove Wanted Level. You can also hide in one of the alleys in the area. It’s up to you.

Go to the dealership

Once you have lost your two-star wanted level drive to Simeon’s dealership and park in the yellow marker.

(If you wait until Rank 15 you could just use a Grenade.)

This alley is narrow enough to protect you from the vision of police helicopters and cruisers will pass you by if you don't draw attention.
This alley is narrow enough to protect you from the vision of police helicopters and cruisers will pass you by if you don't draw attention.

Video Walkthrough

Blow Up II

Given by: Simeon

Rank Unlocked: 20

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $9,600 (after patch 1.30): $7,200

Weapon(s) recommended: Any but a Grenade is helpful

Personal Vehicle recommended: Any

Best Place To Launch Mission: Convenience Store in Downtown Vinewood

Go to the parking lot

Drive to the parking lot and park your Personal Vehicle away from the other cars. You’ll get a text message from Simeon asking to spare the Banshee.

Destroy the cars

Like with Blow Up park all of the cars together tightly, except for the Banshee which you should park at the entrance of the parking lot facing the street. Once the other cars are bunched together either throw a Grenade or shoot one of the engines until one of them catches fire.

Get in the Banshee

As you wait for the ensuing explosion jump in the Banshee and drive out of the parking lot.

Lose the Cops

You will get a three-star Wanted Level. Drive into the "T" alley down the street from the parking lot. The one behind the Pacific Standard Bank (see picture). The police helicopters can’t see down and the cop cars (if they didn’t see you enter) will drive past you. Alternatively you could call Lester and select Remove Wanted Level.

Deliver the Banshee to the dealership

Drive the Banshee to the dealership and park it in the yellow marker.

(By the time you unlock this mission you have Grenades. If you wait one Rank longer Lester will give you the “Remove Wanted Level” ability.)

This is the point on the map where you should start the mission. It will put you right where you need to be.
This is the point on the map where you should start the mission. It will put you right where you need to be.
This is the crane that overlooks the area. Climb to the top of this before you start your attack.
This is the crane that overlooks the area. Climb to the top of this before you start your attack.

Video Walkthrough

Blow Up III

Given by: Simeon

Rank Unlocked: 31

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $9,930 (after patch 1.30): $7,450

Weapon(s) recommended: Grenades or Grenade Launcher and assault rifle

Personal Vehicle recommended: Anything you prefer but I would say something fast

Best Place To Launch Mission: Simeon’s Warehouse down at the Docks

Destroy the vehicles

Climb to the top of the crane (see picture) and equip Grenades (either thrown or with the Launcher). Destroy the vehicles parked down below. It will probably take three or four of them. If you did not blow up all of the gunmen from here, in the barrage, shoot them with an assault rifle.

Go to the dealership

Climb down off of the crane and either blow up, or shoot the occupants of, the two SUVs that respond to the scene. Once those enemies are taken care of collect any cash that was dropped and then drive to the dealership. Stop in the yellow marker.

(Using the Grenade Launcher’s more fun but you could use standard Grenades at this point. The Special Carbine or Bullpup Rifle is good enough to take out enemies at your current Rank.)

The prison bus will drive through this tunnel. Be ready with your Sniper Rifle, it will be in the left (your right) lane.
The prison bus will drive through this tunnel. Be ready with your Sniper Rifle, it will be in the left (your right) lane.

Video Walkthrough

Bust Out

Given by: Lester

Rank Unlocked: 55

Possible Pay (after patch 1.28): $14,910 (after patch 1.30): $12,780

Weapon(s) recommended: Sniper Rifle, AP Pistol or Micro SMG

Personal Vehicle recommended: Something fast

Best Place To Launch Mission: On the highway near Grapeseed

Rescue Gustavo

Drive up the wrong end of the highway and face your car in the opposite direction (I guess the correct direction considering I just told you to drive up the wrong side of the highway). Get out of your car and aim toward the left highway tunnel exit (see picture). Equip your Sniper Rifle and aim for the driver seat of the Prison Bus. If you were able to kill the driver with a headshot everything should be going fine. If not chase after the Prison Bus and shoot the driver from behind the wheel. Once the Bus comes to a stop Gustavo will get in your vehicle.

Lose the Cops

You will have a three-star Wanted Level. Since this is a Lester mission you can’t call him to have it removed. Put on a mask, when you are out of their sight, and go o to the train tracks near the highway (the grey line on the mini map). Follow the tracks heading south. If you’re in a fast car going this route should help you avoid the police and police helicopters if you did not knock your Wanted Level down to two-stars by doing the mask trick. Also when you see a police car’s cone of vision coming stop behind certain points along the train tracks, like a large bolder, and the cops will drive right past you. Keep this up, while driving south, until the Wanted Level goes away.

Escort Gustavo to Lester’s Warehouse

Once you lose the Wanted Level it’s just a matter of driving to Lester’s Warehouse. If you took my advice and made your way south while Losing The Cops it shouldn’t be as long of a drive.

(You have pretty much everything you need, at Rank 55, to do this mission Solo.)

Video Walkthrough

Caught Napping

Given by: Lamar

Rank Unlocked: 20

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $9,600 (the same after patch 1.30)

Weapon(s) recommended: pistol (any kind, just not the AP Pistol), assault rifle

Personal Vehicle recommended: Something fast

Best Place To Launch Mission: Ammunation in Rockford Hills/Morningwood

Rescue Leroy

Drive toward the light blue circle on the mini map. Leroy is being driven around in a black van. Pull in front of the van and shoot the driver in the head. Do not use a Micro Uzi or AP Pistol unless you can control your bursts, otherwise you could kill Leroy by accident.

Take Leroy to his store

Once the driver and the passenger gang member are dead. Take cover behind your Personal Vehicle. Ten Ballers, with two gang members each, will appear on the scene. Once they are all dead get in your car, with Leroy, and drive to his store to complete the mission.

(You could do this mission at Rank 10, you have everything you need at Rank 20.)

Video Walkthrough

Chasers

Given by: Simeon

Rank Unlocked: 5

Possible Pay (after patch 1.30): $9,150

Weapon(s) recommended: Micro Uzi or AP Pistol

Personal Vehicle recommended: Something big but fast

Best Place To Launch Mission: Franklin’s House in Vinewood Hills

Retrieve the Coquette

The Coquette will be driving around Vinewood Hills. The best strategy to stop it is to block the street, long ways across both lanes, and spray the driver with the AP Pistol. Once he’s dead jump in the Coquette. Keep in mind he might get past you and you will have to give chase.

Lose the Cops

You will get a two-star Wanted Level. It is very easy to Lose the Cops up in Vinewood Hills. Exit the vehicle and hide in someone’s backyard. Alternatively you can call Lester and spend $400.

Deliver the Coquette to the dealership

Once you’ve lost the police just drive to the yellow marker. Don’t worry about damaging the car or trying to repair it.

(You have a Micro Uzi at this point, you just need a fast car and quick wits for evading the police.)

Video Walkthrough

Chasers II

Given by: Simeon

Rank Unlocked: 16

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $4,740 (after patch 1.30): $2,370

Weapon(s) recommended: Micro Uzi or AP Pistol

Personal Vehicle recommended: Something fast

Best Place To Launch Mission: Simeon’s dealership

Retrieve the Tornado

Drive to the location of the Tornado. It’s driving around Vagos territory. Block both lanes with your car and spray the driver with a Micro Uzi or AP Pistol. Once he is dead get in the Tornado.

Deliver the Tornado to the dealership

Gang members will come after you once you steal the Tornado. You could either stop and fight them or you could just drive to the dealership, it’s not far from here. It’s up to you what you want to do. Either way stop in the yellow marker at Simeon’s back parking lot.

(Like Chasers you have a Micro Uzi at this point, you just need a fast car.)

Video Walkthrough

Check Out Time

Given by: Martin

Rank Unlocked: 35

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $10,050 (after patch 1.30): $7,540

Weapon(s) recommended: Micro Uzi or AP Pistol

Personal Vehicle recommended: Something fast

Best Place To Launch Mission: Ammunation in Little Seoul/Ginger St. (you'll start down the road near the Tattoo Parlor in Vespucci Beach)

Take out the witness

You would think that maybe there would be some freedom to this mission; for example taking out the witness from afar with a Sniper Rifle but the witness gets spooked immediately and drives off. So the best thing to do is block them with your car and kill them from behind the wheel with a Micro Uzi or AP Pistol.

Photograph the witness

Once the witness is dead get out of your vehicle (or you can do it from behind the wheel if you can get a good angle) and take their picture by pressing up on the D-pad and selecting the Snapmatic app.

Lose the Cops

After taking the picture you will get a two-star Wanted Level. Get back in your car and drive into a nearby alley (without the cops seeing that of course). Then wait and avoid the blue cones of vision.

Go to Madrazo’s house

Once the police are gone drive to Martin’s house and stop in the yellow marker.

(You have everything you need at Rank 35 to do the above.)

Chemical Extraction Removed

Chemical Extraction has been stealth removed from the Missions list for unknown reasons. Rumor has it that it's going to be converted into a Heist, How and why that would be true who knows. If Rockstar ends up changing it like Rooftop Rumble and Coveted I will redo the walkthroughs.

Set your SUV up like this before hacking the terminal.
Set your SUV up like this before hacking the terminal.
Set your SUV up like this before leaving the Humane Laboratory main gate.
Set your SUV up like this before leaving the Humane Laboratory main gate.

Video Walkthrough

Chemical Extraction

Given by: Lester

Rank Unlocked: 65

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $19,710

Weapon(s) recommended: AP Pistol, light machine gun or assault rifle, sniper rifle, RPG or Minigun, Grenade Launcher

Personal Vehicle recommended: An SUV, for better cover.

Best Place To Launch Mission: The Convenience Store along the highway between Sandy Shores and the Humane Society

Go to the Humane Laboratory

Drive to the Humane Laboratory, when you’re following the yellow line (no matter where you started) keep in mind that you can shortcut across the railroad tracks and drive up the hill toward the Humane Laboratory road. Once you get to the man gate either shoot or run into the mercenary guarding it. While still behind the wheel shoot the next merc as you follow the road right.

Hack the Terminal

Park your SUV long ways and take cover behind it. Shoot every mercenary you can from here. Watch out for the mercs on the high ground, on the top of the building, and the catwalk. You could snipe them from here before approaching the garage or rush their position. Once they are done for approach the Terminal between the garage doors and press right on the D-pad. Press B/Circle to exit the hack screen and take cover behind your SUV (see picture). Take out the mercenaries that attack. Once they are dead go back to the panel and press right on the D-pad. The hacking mini-game is the same as it is in Single Player. If you’re not familiar with it just read the tutorials that appear at the upper left corner of the screen.

Steal the van

Get in the van and drive it a few feet out of the garage. One of two things could happen. You will either be attacked by a helicopter and a bunch of angry mercenaries in Patriots, or it will just be a helicopter and you’ll have to deal with the Patriots later. Dispatch the helicopter with a Minigun or RPG, you could also spray your Minigun on the Patriots full of mercs if they appear at this point.

Deliver the van to Lester’s safehouse

Drive the van around to the main gate. If Patriots full of mercenaries didn’t attack you when you first got in the van they will show up once you drive out of the gate. Do not use the van as cover, if it gets destroyed the mission is over. Take cover behind the gate, the cars in the nearby parking lot, or your SUV (see picture) if you want to leg it back to the garage and grab it. Grenades are handy here. Once all of the mercs are dead drive the van to Lester’s safehouse.

(Having the Minigun or RPG would be helpful but an MG with Scope and Extended Magazine can deal with the helicopter. Just aim for the pilot. The Grenade Launcher that you unlocked five Ranks ago is good for dealing with the mercenaries in Patriots.)

The location of the meth lab in case you lose track of the helicopter.
The location of the meth lab in case you lose track of the helicopter.
A weak part of the fence you can drive through to escape from the meth lab faster.
A weak part of the fence you can drive through to escape from the meth lab faster.

Video Walkthrough

Chopper Tail

Given by: Trevor

Rank Unlocked: 70

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $17,760 (after patch 1.30): $15,540

Weapon(s) recommended: assault rifle and Grenade Launcher

Personal Vehicle recommended: Off-Road vehicle helps get to the top of the hill)

Best Place To Launch Mission: Barber Shop in Sandy Shores

Go to the vantage point

This objective sounds easier than it is since the vantage point is on top of a large dune like mountain. The GPS also takes you on a tour of the area rather than highlights the paved path that leads up to the top. Just drive cross county to the yellow marker on the mini-map.

Get in a Dune Buggy

There are three Dune Buggies to choose from, they are all the same and is a good for going cross country… which you’ll be doing a minute.

Follow the helicopter

The helicopter will show up behind you after a few seconds and is not marked on the mini-map. You will have to keep it in your sights, if you lose sight of it don’t worry, it’s heading west. Just keep heading west until you get to the meth lab (see picture for location). If you can outrun it, you can go ahead of the helicopter.

Go to the meth lab

Once the helicopter arrives at it’s destination and lands you will get this objective. Drive up the hill on the right side of the meth lab and around to the back to avoid the police who have the entire driveway guarded. Also don’t blow up the helicopter if you decide to rain Grenades down on the line of police cars and SUVs. It will fail the mission even though you don’t need it anymore. Also don’t hit the Granger parked next to the meth lab.

Protect the meth lab

Pull out your assault rifle and shoot the police below, starting with the two chopper pilots, and make your way down to the house. Take cover behind the Granger, parked under the house’s awning, and kill any cops that survived the grenade bombardment.

Retrieve the equipment

Get the Granger with the equipment crate(s) in the back. There is a weak point in the fence (see picture) that you can drive through to avoid the wreckages in the driveway, and get out of the area faster.

Deliver the equipment to Trevor’s trailer

Either stay and fight the two Grangers full of N.O.O.S.E. that respond to the scene or ignore them and floor it to Trevor’s trailer. I obviously recommend doing the former at least for the first two that show up. There are others along the way to Trevor’s but you can easily outrun them once you pick up speed. When you get to Trevor’s trailer park in his garage. (Note: As of patch 1.21/1.07 only one Granger of N.O.O.S.E. seem to chase after you.)

(At Rank 70 you have everything you need to do as described above.)

The new foliage and fire spread systems make blowing up that cop car near the helicopter a big no no. The fire will spread to the target Granger, set the engine ablaze, and then fail the mission in an explosion. Every vehicle on the other side of the meth lab feel free to nuke. Also the new foliage system blocks your view of the driveway, from up on the hill, so make your grenade assault from near the front porch.

Video Walkthrough

Cleaning the Cat House

Given by: Martin

Rank Unlocked: 45

Possible Pay (after patch 1.28): $12,420 (still the same after patch 1.30)

Weapon(s) recommended: SMG, Tear Gas, Sawn off Shotgun

Personal Vehicle recommended: Something fast

Best Place To Launch Mission: Ammunation in Sandy Shores

Rescue Anna

Pull your car up in the parking lot of the abandoned motel and take cover behind it. Kill the Lost over by their bikes and the guys on the upper balcony. More will come from around the corner from your spot. Toss Tear Gas up onto the balcony if you can’t directly hit some of them. Once they stop coming equip your Sawn off Shotgun and head up the nearest stairway. Make your way along the balcony taking cover and shooting enemies. Use Snacks if you need them and go to Anna.

Take Anna back to Madrazo’s House

Once Anna is following you can either take cover and shoot every Lost gang member that appears on the scene, or lead Anna to your Personal Vehicle and escape the area. If you choose to do the latter just kill the ones that appear on the scene with motorcycles while taking out any you missed while you were making your way to Anna’s room. Once you have fought your way back to your Personal Vehicle wait for Anna to get in and drive to Madrazo’s House. If you decided to flee the area you will be chased by Lost members on motorcycles. Getting chased by enemy vehicles is not something I abide by so it’s better to hold your ground, but motorcycles can be easily knocked off the road in a four wheel vehicle. Either way take Anna to Martin’s house to end the mission.

(At Rank 45 you have everything you need to do as described above.)

The location of where you can start this mission on the map. The star icon only appears when you are within the area.
The location of where you can start this mission on the map. The star icon only appears when you are within the area.
Park your Personal Vehicle here to set up a sniper position on this ridge.
Park your Personal Vehicle here to set up a sniper position on this ridge.

Video Walkthrough

Coasting

Given by: Listed Misc (Martin related)

Rank Unlocked: 25

Possible Pay (after patch 1.16): $17,550 (after patch 1.30): $13,650

Weapon(s) recommended: sniper rifle, assault rifle, and Grenades

Personal Vehicle recommended: Any

Best Place To Launch Mission: Does not seem to matter.

Steal the truck

Drive up the hill to the right of the dirt road, toward the ridge, and park your car by the edge (see second picture). Pull out your Sniper Rifle, take cover behind your Personal Vehicle, and snipe the enemies below around the truck. DO NOT use explosives, not yet, or you can risk blowing it up. Once you can’t hit any more from this position drive down to the truck. Park your car at an angle, take cover behind it, and kill every enemy with your assault rifle. If you want to use a Grenade on the guys hiding behind the Grangers you can, the explosion shouldn’t destroy the truck from this distance. More enemies on the beach to the left from the truck will spawn.

Deliver the truck to Madrazzo’s lock up

Get out of the truck and take cover behind your Personal Vehicle and kill the Grangers of goons that show up. Once they are dead get in the truck and drive it to Madrazo’s lockup.

(At Rank 25 you have everything you need to do the above walkthrough.)

The Grangers won't attack until you get up onto asphalt. There will be a lone Granger along the way with two gunmen waiting at the top of the dirt road.

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    Jaz Durham 2 years ago

    Very helpful and very well put together.