Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the biggest single-player open-world games ever made, featuring a huge city and a vast array of missions. The game is fairly easy overall, however, there are definitely some hard missions that would take you more than a few deaths to complete.


In this article, we would answer the question 'What Is The Hardest Mission In GTA 5?' by listing out the 10 most challenging missions in the game.

10 - Friend Request

Friend Request is the first mission in Grand Theft Auto V given to protagonist Michael De Santa by Lester Crest. Your task is to bomb the office of Lifeinvader in disguise. While this might sound pretty straightforward, Michael would be forced to do a mini-game during the mission, which in turn has you close pop-ups on a computer. To get the Gold Medal, you need to clear all of them in 32 seconds - activation of Michael's time-slowing ability is pretty much required.


Don't bother trying to start up the anti-virus software until all pop-ups have been closed as it won't work.

9 - Scouting the Port

Scouting the Port is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V that Trevor Philips performs independently as part of the setup for the Merryweather Heist. In this mission, Trevor would scout the Port of Los Santos while disguising himself as a dock worker.


While no task in the mission involves hard combat, the part in which you have to control a crane would make you wish for a fight instead. Moving giant containers around without damage anything or harm anyone is just too hard to accomplish in just one try.

8 - Minisub

Minisub is a heist setup in Grand Theft Auto V, given to protagonist Trevor Philips. This mission is in the same chain as Scouting the Port - serving as part of the Merryweather Heist. In this mission, you would steal a minisub and drive it around as practice. Driving the minisub really feels like maneuvering a large, unwieldy vehicle... and that's what makes this mission difficult.


You need to be able to use the sub effectively for an approach in the heist.

7 - Bury the Hatchet

Bury the Hatchet is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V that protagonists Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips both perform independently of each other. The hardest part of the mission this time is actually the combat - Michael would lose all his weapon in the course of the mission, save for a paltry pistol.


You would have to deal with the waves of armed mobs using only it and Michael's ability.

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6 - Minor Turbulence

Minor Turbulence is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V that protagonist Trevor Philips performs independently. In this mission, Trevor would fly a Duster plane to Fort Zancudo while avoiding the radar. After crash landing, he has to steal a plane and fly away while under the pursuit of enemies.


Overall, this mission suffers the same problem as other "flying" missions in the series - the controls are really clunky and might take time to get used to.

5 - Flight School

The Flight School is an activity in Grand Theft Auto V. Mechanically it is the same as Minor Turbulence... but 10 times worse. In this mission chain, the players would have to perform all kinds of maneuvers with different types of planes while under a time limit and various other conditions.


The clunky plane control makes the Flight School much more annoying than it should be. However, you should be able to use most planes after this.

4 - Coyote Cross Country Triathlon

The Triathlons are made up of Swimming, Cycling, and Running. The Coyote Cross Country Triathlon is located on the south beach of the Alamo Sea at Marina Drive in Sandy Shores. This triathlon will last approximately 30 minutes and is unlocked after the completion of The Alamo Sea Triathlon. 100% player stamina is advised before entering this triathlon.


Overall, it is a 30 minutes race that spans almost the entire map, with you cycling, swimming and running all over the place. Having to do the whole thing all over again after a single mistake at the end is something you don't want to experience.

3 - Did Somebody Say Yoga?

This is is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V for protagonists Michael De Santa. The problem with 'Did Somebody Say Yoga?' is probably the reaction-based minigame. You would have to do it 3 times and you need to complete all of them flawlessly to get the gold medal. Having to retry the lengthy sequence is not fun at all.


2 - Derailed

Derailed is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V which protagonist Trevor Philips performs with the assistance of fellow protagonist Michael De Santa. You would need to switch constantly between the two to complete this mission.


The most frustrating part about this is probably Trevor's jump - you have to land a bike on top of a moving train by jumping off an elevation. You will probably need to retry a couple of times. Afterward, you also have to take on enemies while riding on boats and helicopters.

1 - The Big Score (Obvious option)

It is obvious that the final heist in the game would be hard... and between the two approaches, the loud and violent "Obvious" is definitely more challenging. You would have to fight through security, cops on level-5 alert, and choppers to get away with your loot.

GTA hardest mission is a robbery of 200 million dollars worth of gold

While the combat itself is really fun - you need to complete the whole thing in 16 minutes to get the gold medal, which is not nearly as fun.

This is the end of our guide for the hardest mission in GTA 5. Interested in more of our articles related to the GTA series? Please check out this post for a Step-By-Step Walkthrough of GTA 5 The Jewel Store Job Heist.