Last modified on 22 May 2014, at 15:15

Heists

Petty crimes, hustling and stealing cars can only get you so far in Los Santos. To score big, Michael, Franklin and Trevor will work together to pull off grand heists - big, multi-part missions that require careful preparation, recruiting, and precise (and often explosive) execution. Cash is king in GTAV, and while there will be plenty of ways to acquire and spend it - heists are the way to earn the big bucks.

GTA V Website

A Heist is a form of robbery involving intense planning and are usually performed against institutions such as banks and museums. Heists have appeared from Grand Theft Auto 1 but only began featuring more prominently from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City with Grand Theft Auto V featuring six heists. Grand Theft Auto Online is also scheduled to involve heist missions. The planning of heists, with the players decisions having an impact on the heists outcome, is first introduced in GTA V with the player choosing accomplices from three categories: drivers, hackers and gunmen. The player must also perform other missions to obtain the necessary equipment.

2D Universe

GTA 1
GTA 2

3D Universe

GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories

HD Universe

GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V
GTA Online
  • Heists will be added to GTA Online during 2014 in a downloadable content update.

Crew members in GTA V

Name Role Cut Additional information
Karl Abolaji Gunman 8% Karl Abolaji is only available after The Paleto Score
Chef Gunman 12% Chef is only available after Trevor Philips Industries.
Karim Denz Driver 8%
Christian Feltz Hacker 10%
Paige Harris Hacker 15%
Daryl Johns Gunman 6% Daryl Johns is only available after Blitz Play.
Rickie Lukens Hacker 4% Rickie Lukens is only available after Friend Request.
Taliana Martinez Driver 5% Taliana Martinez is only available after her random encounter.
Patrick McReary Gunman 12% Patrick McReary is only available after completing his random encounter.
Gustavo Mota Gunman 14%
Norm Richards Gunman 7%
Eddie Toh Driver 14%
Hugh Welsh Gunman 7% Hugh Welsh is only available after The Paleto Score.

Losable crew members

Depending on the heist specialists' experience, they can sometimes end up dying or get left behind.

Karl Abolaji
  • The Bureau Raid (Subtle): Gets caught in the blast when the door opens and dies in the blast.
Karim Denz
  • The Big Score
Subtle: If his driving experience is low and if he is chosen to drive the fourth Gauntlet, he crashes his car, and gets pulled out and arrested by the police.
Obvious: If his driving experience is low and if he is chosen to fly the second helicopter carrying the gold, he crashes it into a windmill and it explodes, killing him. If his driving experience is sufficiently high, and Trevor fails to his helicopter steady for Lester, Trevor could knock into Karim's helicopter, causing Karim to lose altitude and crash.
Daryl Johns
  • The Paleto Score: Gets hit by a police car then pinned to a wall causing him to suffocate and die.
  • The Bureau Raid (Subtle): Gets caught in the blast when the door opens.
Taliana Martinez
  • The Big Score (Obvious): If Trevor doesn't keep his helicopter steady so Lester can destroy the Merryweather Buzzards and flies into Taliana, she ends up losing altitude and crashes her helicopter.
Norm Richards
  • The Jewel Store Job: Falls off his bike regardless of entry method, if not dead, possibly got arrested.
  • The Paleto Score: Gets hit by a police car then pinned to a wall causing him to suffocate and die.
  • The Bureau Raid (Subtle): Gets caught in the blast when the door opens and dies in the blast.
Eddie Toh
  • The ​Big Score (Obvious): If Trevor doesn't keep his helicopter steady so Lester can destroy the Merryweather Buzzards and flies into Eddie, he ends up losing altitude and crashes his helicopter.
Hugh Welsh
  • Bureau Raid (Subtle): Gets caught in the blast when the door opens.