Checkpoint Charlie

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Mission
Checkpoint Charlie
Tommy Vercetti about to go through one of the race checkpoints

Tommy Vercetti about to go through one of the race checkpoints
Game GTA Vice City
For Boatyard
Target Collect packages in a boat
Location Viceport, Vice City
Fail Death of Tommy Vercetti
Arrest of Tommy Vercetti
Destruction of the boat
Running out of time
Failure to beat previous time
Reward $5,000
Unlocks Boatyard (as an asset)
Unlocked by Purchasing the Boatyard

Checkpoint Charlie is an asset mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It is available after the purchase of the Boatyard in Viceport, Vice City.

Mission

The mission can be activated by entering either the Squalo or the Jetmax located by the jetties. The Jetmax is arguably the better choice due to its higher acceleration and top speed, though this might work against the player by overshooting the ramps or going too fast to turn tight enough. The objective of the mission is to collect packages strewn across the waters. The countdown timer starts right away after the cutscene at two and a half minutes.

Reward

The reward for completing the mission is $5,000 and the completion of the Boatyard asset, which will generate in daily profits. Each subsequent completion of the mission will result in a different reward, time, and weather condition until the mission is completed for the sixth time. Exact values are listed below:

  • 1st time: 2:30, $5,000
  • 2nd time: 2:25, $6,000
  • 3rd time: 2:20, $7,000
  • 4th time: 2:15, $8,000
  • 5th time: 2:10, $9,000
  • 6th and all subsequent times: 2:00, $15,000

Video walkthrough

PC Version - GTASeriesVideos



Trivia

  • The mission name is a obvious reference to a crossing point on the Berlin Wall. Ronald Reagan, who was easter-egged in Vice City, visited Checkpoint Charlie in 1982.
  • In internal files this mission is labeled as "COKERUN". This, along with the package model suggest, that the player collect packages with drugs.
  • With every level, the weather is changing. The first two levels feature sunny weather, the third a cloudy one and the fourth a foggy weather - this is the only time during the game the player can experience this kind of weather without any modifications and makes the weather "mission exclusive" just like a snowy one featured in Car Salesman in GTA Liberty City Stories. The fifth level changes the weather to rainy. Since the 6th level the weather is not being changed.