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GTA V: Heists Guide (Single Player Mode)

GTA V’s story mode’s Heists can be fun and quite daunting at the same time. The heists have a  lot of aspects to them ranging from choosing the right option at the start of the heists and then implementing it in the proper manner while choosing the perfect ending at the same time for the maximum output. All of this can be a little tricky. So we’re going to solve that issue today with our best suggestions and tricks for all of the heists of GTA V’s story mode.

GTA 5 Single Player Heists:

  1. The Jewel Store Job
  2. The Merryweather Heist
  3. The Paleto Score
  4. The Bureau Raid
  5. The Big Score

In Grand Theft Auto 5, it is almost certainly possible to earn diverging amounts of money depending on the methods and routes used to implement each and every heist. In order to maximize the amount of money you get, we’re going to mention each and every trick to get you through the heists with ease. Below are some of the best ways of executing your heists:

Heist 1: The Jewel Store Job

On the very first heist, The Jewel Store Job, go ahead and choose the second option (Option B: Smart).

Choose Rickie Lukens as your hacker because other ones might give you more time, but Ricke is going to give you the perfect amount of time for this specific heist.

Coming at the side of your gunman, you have to unlock Packie McRearya anyhow and to do that you’ll have to complete his optional encounter. It is a stochastic event in which Packie robs a store and needs your help getting away. After helping him, he’ll be available to choose in heists.  He is very similar to Gustavo Mota, but hiring him will be around 2% cheaper. If you want to take Richards as your gunman instead, he will crash during the getaway. You can grab his money by driving over his bag after the crash, which will give you a boost of money but you will lose Norm.

Choose Karim Denz as your driver for this heist. The chase progression will be more difficult, but Denz will take less of your money.

If you select Option A instead, choose Eddie Toh as your driver. He gets 6% more than Denz, but Eddie will let you get $4,946,153 (the greatest possible amount), which will leave you with $293,539 for Franklin and $1,076,304 for Michael, a notable increase over the amount you will get if you take Karim Denz along for Option A.

Score: Your total profit should be a hue under $5 million with around $1.2 million going to Michael and just under $300K going to Franklin.

Heist 2: The Merryweather Heist

The second heist isn’t about the money. The Merryweather Heist gets you a vehicle as a reward for another heist, so do not hesitate in this one and chose whichever crew you want. Just enjoy through the heist as the end is going to be the same no matter what happens.

Score: $0

However, in the Merryweather Heist Finding the score in the deep sea can be a little pesky, so we’ve attached a video of the whole heist below for your ease:

Heist 3: The Paleto Score

The Paleto Score is the third heist in the story mode of GTA V. You waste money every time you or one of your crew members are shot in the back. You begin with a peak attainable score of $8,016,020.

If you chose Packie McReary for the Jewel Store Heist (First heist), select him as your gunman, because his stats will be greater because of the previous heist. If not, then take Chef. Both men cost 2% less than Gustavo Mota, even if he may be somewhat better.

Furthermore, if you choose either Daryl Johns or Norm Richards for the heist, you’ll be obliged to leave that character behind. Although you can pick up his share for a higher take. If are going to do this then we recommend using Daryl Johns (and leaving him behind) because Norm Richards can be good to use for the final heist.

Score: Your total profit should be just over $8 million with about $440K going to each of Michael, Trevor, and Franklin.

Heist 4: The Bureau Raid

The Bureau Raid is the fourth and the second last heist, in this one go ahead and choose Option B (The Roof Entry) without a second thought.

Select Rickie Lukens as your hacker because using a better hacker will have no effect at all. Then select Norm Richards as your gunman.

On the other hand, for your driver, you must unlock Taliana Martinez by completing her optional encounter/mission. It is an arbitrary encounter where you are going to find Taliana beside the freeway in the northeast area. Save her life by driving her to the Sandy Shores in time. You require her as your driver because she is one of the best and her asking price for the heist is 9% lower than Eddie  Toh’s. Surprisingly, in this heist, she’ll wait for you in an ambulance, so you completely avoid the police in this manner. Unfortunately, if you haven’t unlocked Taliana then take Karim Denz as your driver. If you used him properly in the first heist, he will also have an ambulance. Otherwise, you will have to escape the police in a van.

If you chose Option A, you aren’t going to get significantly less money than in Option B, but Norm Richards will die if you selected him, we can’t lose him because he is worthy to have for the last heist. Take Packie McReary or Gustavo Mota instead.

Score: Michael will get zero while Franklin receiving around $240K.

Heist 5: The Big Score

This is the last and the final heist, choose Option B. It is plausible to get $41,664,000 per person this way.

Choose Taliana Martinez as your first drive. She will fly the chopper (Helicopter) successfully without any hassles and she’d only take 5% of the money. Also select Karim Denz as your second driver, so that he drives the train. The gunmen in this heist are not necessary, so take the cheapest gunmen you can.

In case if you chose option A, the greatest amount you can get is $34,892,000 per person. Once again, select Talian Martinez and Karim Denz as your primary drivers. Select either Packie McReary or Chef as your first gunman. Take Norm Richards or Daryl Johns as your secondary gunman. Either way will save you a handsome amount of money in this heist. In terms of hacking select Rickie Lukens.

Score: Each of Trevor, Michael and Franklin will get over $41 million!

Good Luck!

These were the best and proven methods to squeeze as much cash as we could from these heists. If you feel like you’ve done better, let us know in the comments below!

Hassam Nasir


Hassam has been pursuing the world of technology since his childhood. Extremely passionate about CS:GO and eSports games, a very enthusiastic person when it comes to PC Hardware. He is the king of the gaming realm and that's what makes him stand out from the crowd.
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