Meltdown (GTA V)

Game GTA V
For Solomon Richards
Objective Attend the premiere of Meltdown
Defend Amanda and Tracey from attacking Merryweather mercenaries
Location Oriental Theater
De Santa mansion
Fail Any member of the De Santa family dies
Unlocks Planning the Big Score
Unlocked by Legal Trouble
Reuniting the Family

Meltdown is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V, given by Solomon Richards to Michael De Santa.


Michael receives a text message from Jimmy stating that he needs to go to Ponsonbys to buy a tuxedo for the premiere of Meltdown at the Oriental Theater. After Michael buys a tuxedo, Jimmy shows up in a Stretch to take them to the premiere. During the limo ride, Jimmy stands up out of the sunroof, boasting about his dad's accomplishments, to which Michael shows disapproval. Before arriving at the theater, Devin Weston calls Michael, furious at him for killing his legal counsel Molly Schultz and going against his wishes by finishing the movie.

Upon arriving, Michael asks where Amanda and Tracey are, and Jimmy states that they are going to be "fashionably late". Lazlow Jones is seen on the red carpet, interviewing the film's stars for Weazel News while shamelessly promoting himself at the same time. Solomon greets Michael, celebrating the success of the premiere. Lazlow tries to ask Solomon about a film role, and Solomon jokingly states that Lazlow would be perfect for The Closet. After interviewing Milton McIlroy, Lazlow spots Michael and Jimmy and quickly darts into the theater to avoid them. Weston shows up to Michael's surprise, begrudgingly congratulating him for his efforts and saying that he showed up while Amanda was "stuck at home".

Realizing that Weston sent Merryweather mercenaries to kill Amanda and Tracey as revenge, Michael and Jimmy leave the Oriental Theater and race back to the De Santa mansion. Upon arriving, Michael tells Jimmy to hide while he goes inside. After rescuing Amanda and Tracey, Michael tells them to stay locked up in Tracey's room while he neutralizes Weston's henchmen. When Michael goes to check on Amanda and Tracey, a surviving mercenary ambushes and knocks out Michael, threatening him, Amanda, and Tracey at gunpoint. Jimmy turns out the lights and knocks the mercenary out with his bong. Jimmy attempts to teabag the downed mercenary but ends up teabagging Michael instead. Michael tells Amanda that she and the children need to move out again for their safety.

Some time after the ordeal, Michael calls Lester Crest from the Del Perro Pier, furious about Weston's attack on his family. Lester asks about the Union Depository heist, and Michael states that they need to do the job soon before any more heat is put on them. Lester tells Michael to meet him, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips at the Vanilla Unicorn in order to set their plans in motion. In a later phone call, Amanda asks Micheal if he found the person responsible for the mercenary attack, and Michael states that he's working on it and tries to reassure Amanda about her and the children's safety. Tracey also calls Michael to check on him.

Secondary objectives

Objective Description
Time Complete the mission within 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
Pedal to the Medal Reach the top speed of any car.
Tier One Operator Kill at least 12 mercenaries with a headshot.
Headshot Rescue Rescue Amanda and Tracey by killing their captors with a headshot.

Video walkthrough

Xbox 360 Version - GTASeriesVideos