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GTA 5 Heists Online Updates, Release Date: Tips, Mission Walkthroughs, and How To Assemble Your Team

( [email protected] ) Mar 18, 2015 02:04 AM EDT
Grand Theft Auto V Online now has the new Heists feature that players have been anticipating for literally years, but now that it's here, many are looking for more information on how the new content works.
Grand Theft Auto 5 players are enjoying the new Heists DLC content. Photo: Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto V Online now has the new Heists feature that players have been anticipating for literally years, but now that it's here, many are looking for more information on how the new content works.

GTA V Online Heists was released on March 10, and with it came five new four-player heist missions, plus new outfits, vehicles, achievements, trophies, and much more.

"Plan, Prepare, Execute - Online Heists span numerous missions featuring new gameplay, vehicles, weapons, and scenarios to test a team's full set of skills: from computer hacking to stealth infiltration, precision driving to aerial dogfighting, sniping, skydiving and much more," Rockstar Games' Newswire announced during last week's launch of the content.

"4-Player Teams, 4 Ways to Play - Choose your roles and strategize to complete each stage of a Heist, with tight communication and coordination the key to success. Some missions will require the team to work as a single unit, while others will break the team into separate roles to complete key objectives. Replay each Heist to experience a different perspective on the action, and complete Elite Challenges for extra cash.

"Additional New Adversary Modes - Brings new kinds of competition to GTA Online while new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities bring chaos to the streets of Los Santos and Blaine County."

One big discovery from players is that running heist missions daily can really earn your character a lot of money in game, but the key is to play every single day. This is something that Rockstar hinted at previously, but just how much you can make has only recently been revealed.

"If you complete a full week's worth of objectives you'll earn an extra $100,000 in cash and 15,000 RP on top of the score you've made from each daily objective," says VG247. "Continue that for a whole 28 days and you'll net $500,000 and 50,000 RP."

VG247 has also assembled an impressive set of guides to get you through each heist mission, including The Fleeca Job, The Prison Break, The Humane Labs Raid, Series A Funding, and The Pacific Standard.

Kotaku also has two important pieces of advice when it comes to surviving these heist missions. Aside from stocking up on every bit of snacks and body armor your character can hold, you can cut down on the time it takes to consume a snack by doing so while in cover or in a vehicle. The snack-eating animation doesn't play during these two situations, so you can instantly get your health back up.

Plus, if you stock up on body armor, you can easily swap out to a new set if your blue bar starts going down from damage. The new access to your inventory helps this out tremendously.

And if you are still looking for three other players to join up with and blow through this Heists content, you can head over to the Rockstar Social Club and start assembling your team. The developer has already started showcasing some amazing in-game screenshots that have been taken in the Heists missions, so maybe you can get your own team's shots up there, too.