GTA Online's Cayo Perico Heist is arguably the best heist ever released in the game, due to the fact that it can be played solo. However, beating the heist consistently can be pretty tricky. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 10 tips to do GTA Online Cayo Perico heist solo.

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GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist Solo

1. You don't need to scope out everything in the first run

While unlocking everything for future runs seems nice, players are more likely to use the same method over and over again. Therefore, it is unnecessary to scope out everything in the first run.

The Madrazo Files
The Madrazo Files

Amongst the cope out targets, only The Madrazo Files is vital. It is best to just stick with the bare minimum. For example, guard uniforms and grappling hooks are unnecessary, therefore, players can skip them to save time.

2. There is no need to hire a support crew

A support crew costs a decent chunk of money and to farm the Cayo Perico heist efficiently, it is best to just skip them. Some of them, like the Sniper, can even ruin the mission by getting the player detected.

Additionally, players need to disable air defenses to get access to support crews, which can take a lot of time.

3. Use the quick restart option

There are several checkpoints in The Cayo Perico Heist. Because of that, a player doesn't need to worry about losing all of their lives by using the quick restart option.

Practice makes perfect and eventually, players would remember all optimal routes without a guide.

4. Ignore the keycards if you are solo

While players can solo the mission, some parts of it still encourage playing as a group. The keycards are one of those. Players can find one in El Rubio's office and another from a random guard drop.

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Relying on RNG is not a good idea.

There are no points trying for these cards if you are going alone. While it is possible to no-clip through the doors, most methods for that have been patched out by Rockstar.

5. Swim south of the island to get out

While this isn't stated explicitly, players can just swim away from the island after stealing from El Rubio. This can be done as soon as players gets out of the compound. However, if they came in with the Kosatka, it is possible to scuba dive away from the island instead.

This is a useful method of escaping if the player messed up their run and just wants it to be done.

6. Do the prep mission by yourself

Doing the prep for Cayo Perico in GTA Online can be fairly annoying, as some of the missions have you go all over the map. This can attract the attention of griefers, which wastes a lot of your precious time.

Therefore, it is more efficient to do the prep missions in an Invite Only session. Afterward, just do the heist like normal.

7. Go to El Rubio's office

While there are two main ways to get to the underground area (El Rubio's office vs Getting a key from a random guard), the office route is much better. Not only does it not involve RNG, but El Rubio's office also has a decent amount of cash lying around.

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El Rubio's office

The safe inside El Rubio's office is something you should clear every run. It contains the Perico Pistol and some cash (a little less than $100,000). It is possible to open this safe in every subsequent playthrough to always get this cash bonus, and it doesn't affect your loot.

8. Use the Drainage Tunnel infiltration point

There are many ways to infiltrate El Rubio's compound. However, the easiest one for new players to do is the Drainage Tunnel. By picking this method, players can get inside without getting detected by a single guard.

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Drainage Tunnel infiltration point

As this method is not available by default, players need to discover it at least once during the Gather Intel phase. Just go south of El Rubio's compound and dive underwater to find the Drainage Tunnel. Pavel will remark about it and give players a prep mission afterward.

9. Stealth is recommended if you are doing GTA Online Cayo Perico heist solo

It is recommended to take a stealthy approach if you are a new player and have only recently unlocked The Cayo Perico Heist. The guards won't be much of a problem after players learn their routes - it is possible to complete one run in 10 minutes.

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Stealth is the best way to do this mission.

If you get caught, just use the quick restart feature to start over from the last part.

10. Approach with the Kosatka

The Kosatka is available as an approach vehicle during the prep missions. It is the best and fastest method as long as players can afford to do so. Using a Toreador in tandem with the Kosatka makes things even easier. Alternatively, players can use the Longfin, which is just slightly worse.

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