Blow Your Cover

Blow Your Cover
Elizabeta Torres introducing Niko Bellic to Playboy X.
Elizabeta Torres introducing Niko Bellic to Playboy X.

Elizabeta Torres introducing Niko Bellic to Playboy X.
For Elizabeta Torres
Location South Bohan, Bohan
Reward $2000 and access to Algonquin
Unlocks Deconstruction for Beginners and The Puerto Rican Connection, plus Integrity 2.0 radio station
Unlocked by Luck of the Irish

Blow Your Cover is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV. This is the second mission given to you by Elizabeta Torres. This is also the first time Niko Bellic meets Playboy X and Johnny Klebitz.

This mission is parallel to The Lost and the Damned's mission Buyer's Market, from Johnny Klebitz's point of view.

After the Mission

Roman will call Niko and tell him that the insurance money on the old cab depot has been paid to him and that he has put the money into another taxi depot, meaning Niko can use Roman's cab service again (though Niko needs to wait a few minutes for Roman to send him a text message indicating this before he can use it again). Your driver is still Mohammad. Roman has also upgraded his taxis from the black Esperanto taxi to black Cavalcades, but the taxi missions are still unavailable for the rest of the game.

During this mission the terrorist threat separating both sides of the Humboldt River is lifted. Thus, Niko is now able to travel to Algonquin via the Broker Bridge, Algonquin Bridge, East Borough Bridge or the Northwood Heights Bridge. The complete subway/train system is now accessible too. In addition, a new radio station is unlocked, Integrity 2.0; no overt announcement of this is made, the station simply appears as a selection.

The terrorist threat separating Algonquin and Alderney remains in place for the time being.

See also


  • In Elizabeta's party, some characters in GTA IV have cameos, like Pathos and Carmen Ortiz.
  • It is possible to kill Johnny during the mission, before the meeting. You will fail the mission if you do this.
  • The SMG is introduced in this mission.
  • Playboy X can be pushed to death anywhere but be through the roof and stairs.
  • The man next to Charlie with an AK-47, assumes the appearance of a generic Triad pedestrian model.
  • This mission is played from Johnny's point of view in The Lost and Damned mission Buyer's Market with the same events happening (but with Johnny escaping from the way down to the front door rather than on the roof with Playboy and Niko).
  • It is revealed in TLAD from Johnny's point of view that Niko used a AK-47 in this mission, As if you listen to Niko and Playboy shouting at police you will also here Niko shooting an AK.
  • While fighting on the rooftops, Playboy will mention more FIB coming at them, when in fact they are NOOSE.
  • The apartment building's front door will be locked after this mission, but you can still get through using the back door or go in using the building Niko and Playboy X used to escape the NOOSE.
  • When you enter the building, be sure to pick up the Semi-Auto Shotgun behind the stairs in the first floor.
  • After killing the final NOOSE member, before going down the other building to make your escape, if you happen to fall of the side of the building while Playboy X is still on the roof, by getting a car he will spawn in it with you. If he does not spawn, then the player will have to wait for him to go all the way back down through the stairs of the building.
  • In order to retain Playboy's unique Patriot, it needs to be parked by the safehouse and another vehicle obtained and driven to the final location, otherwise it will be lost (though it returns in later missions).