Heists are GTA Online's biggest missions that reward participants with a huge amount of money. They are fairly challenging to do efficiently and require knowledge, skill, and teamwork. While you can do some heists solo, mosts require you to get at least one more player.

In this article, we would show you how to do heists in GTA 5 online and showcase all the heists in the game.

1 - Requirements to start a heist in GTA Online

Heists would be unlocked after you reach rank 12 and buy a high-end apartment. After that, you should be able to join GTA Online's 4-player coop heists. Lester would call you for the first heist, and after that, Agent 14 would contact you every time a new one is available.

Robbing the bank
The best way to make money in GTA Online

The waiting time between the heists is fifteen minutes. There are three levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium, and Hard, with Hard being the most rewarding. The Heist Leader has to pay the setup cost but also get to decide how the total payout would be divided.

Heist preparation
Preparing for a heist

A heist consists of various setup missions and the heist itself. It is recommended that you get a full team to get them done as efficiently as possible. Try to find a team of regulars to play the game with, as banding up with strangers can cause problems. Read about the heists before doing them - it is vital to know the tactics to avoid mistakes and failures.

2 - Basic Heists in GTA Online

There are five basic heists in GTA Online: The Fleeca Job, The Prison Break, Humane Labs Raid, Series A Funding, and The Pacific Standard Job.

Heist Number of players Setup cost Potential take (easy) Potential take (normal) Potential take (hard)
The Fleeca Job 2 $11,500 $57,500 $115,000 $143,750
The Prison Break 4 $40,000 $200,000 $400,000 $500,000
The Humane Labs Raid 4 $54,000 $270,000 $540,000 $675,000
Series A Funding 4 $40,400 $202,000 $404,000 $505,000
The Pacific Standard Job 4 $100,000 $500,000 $1,000,000 $1,250,000

The Fleeca Job

The Fleeca Job is GTA Online's tutorial heist. In this heist, Lester would assist you in robbing the Fleeca Bank on the Great Ocean Highway. This is the shortest heist in the game with only two Setups and one finale... and can be completed with only 2 players. The Armored Kuruma is unlocked upon completion.

The Fleeca Job
Robbing the Fleeca bank

Elite Challenges: Finish in less than 5:20, no one dies, less than 6% damage on the car.

The Prison Break

Agent 14 wants the crew to assault the Bolingbroke Penitentiary to break out an ex-military researcher named Maxim Rashkovsky. This heist has 4 setups and one finale - it needs to be completed with a total of 4 players. Principe Lectro and Lampadati Casco are unlocked upon completion.

The players have to steal a plane, a prison bus, and a police car for the heist setup.

The Prison Break
Breaking a convict out of prison

Elite Challenges: Rashkovsky takes no damage, no one dies, reach extraction in 4:40 or less.

Humane Labs Raid

The objective of this heist is to raid the Humane Labs and Research facility to get the nerve agents and other chemical weapons researched there. You need 4 players to complete it. The five heist setups would have you steal the lab codes, an EMP device, two reinforced Insurgents, and a Valkyrie helicopter.

This heist would unlock the following items upon completion: Mammoth Hydra, Night Vision mask, Rebreather mask, Buckingham Valkyrie, Nagasaki Dinghy, HVY Insurgent, armored HVY Insurgent.

Humane Labs Raid
Steal chemical weapons from the lab

Elite Challenges: Finish in less than 11 minutes, undamaged vehicle, no one dies.

Series A Funding

In this heist, Trevor would order you to steal some drugs from various locations so that he could proceed with his drug trade. This heist consists of 5 setups and one finale and can be completed with 4 players. Trevor will join the operation personally at some point. Karin Technical is unlocked upon completion.

Series A Funding
Join Trevor in getting the drugs

Elite Challenges: finish in less than 6:30, kill 75 enemies, and no one dies.

The Pacific Standard Job

This is the fifth and final heist in the original version of GTA Online. Lester would lead 4 players on an assault on the main branch of The Pacific Standard Bank in Downtown Vinewood. The heist consists of 5 setups and one finale. Principe Lectro, Savage, and Gang Burrito Van are unlocked upon completion.

The Pacific Standard Job
Rob the Pacific Bank

Elite Challenges: No one dies, Noose isn’t called, finish in 10:15 minutes or less

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3 - The Doomsday Heist

The doomsday heists will be unlocked after the player becomes the president of a motorcycle club or the CEO/VIP of an organization and buys a facility. Lester will contact the player to begin the first act of the heist.

The Doomsday Heist
Stop the end of the world in The Doomsday Heist

The Doomsday Heists introduces Prep Jobs, a type of prerequisite mission to unlock setup missions. These jobs take place in Freemode sessions.

Heist Number of players Setup cost Potential take (normal) Potential take (hard)
The Data Breaches 2-4 $65,000 $650,000 $812,500
The Bogdan Problem 2-4 $95,000 $950,000 $1,187,500
The Doomsday Scenario 2-4 $120,000 $1,200,000 $1,500,000

Elite Challenges for The Doomsday Heist:

  • Nobody gets wasted, complete the heist in under 5:30/15:00/30:00 minutes respectively.
  • 78 kills (The Data Breaches), Vehicle damage 5% or less (The Bogdan Problem), 0 hacks failed and 150 headshots (The Doomsday Scenario).

4 - The Diamond Casino Heist

Similar to the Doomsday heist, this heist can only be played after the player becomes the president of a motorcycle club or the CEO/VIP of an organization. Afterward, buy an Arcade to start the Casino Heist. This heist can be completed with a minimum of 2 players.

The Diamond Casino Heist
Rob the biggest casino in the city

Unlike other heists, there are three possible approaches that you can select before doing Heist Prep missions: Silent & Sneaky, Aggressive, and The Big Con

Heist Number of players Setup cost Potential take (normal) Potential take (hard)
The Diamond Casino Heist (Cash) 2-4 $25,000 $2,115,000 $2,326,500
The Diamond Casino Heist (Artwork) 2-4 $25,000 $2,350,000 $2,585,000
The Diamond Casino Heist (Gold) 2-4 $25,000 $2,585,000 $2,843,500
The Diamond Casino Heist (Diamonds) 2-4 $25,000 $3,290,000 $3,619,000

Elite Challenges for The Diamond Casino Heist:

  • Complete in under 15:00 minutes and nobody gets killed.
  • 0 hacks failed, don't get detected (Silent & Sneaky)
  • Don't get detected (The Big Con)
  • 80 headshots (Aggressive)

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5 - The Cayo Perico Heist

The newest heist in the game. You need to be a CEO/VIP/MC President and purchase a submarine to begin the Cayo Perico Heist. The players would sneak around the island hacking the security system to discover the location of the data while stealing finding various side loot.

The Cayo Perico Heist
Rob a private island

Primary Targets

Heist Number of players Setup cost Potential take (normal) Potential take (hard)
Special Alcohol 1-4 $25,000 $900,000 $990,000
Ruby Necklace 1-4 $25,000 $1,000,000 $1,100,000
Bearer Bonds 1-4 $25,000 $1,100,000 $1,210,000
Madrazo Files 1-4 N/A $1,100,000 N/A
Pink Diamond 1-4 $25,000 $1,300,000 $1,430,000
Panther Statue 1-4 $25,000 $1,900,000 $2,090,000

Secondary Targets

Target Take (any difficulty) Maximum numbers of secondary targets (to fill the loot bag)
Artwork $176,200-$199,700/Painting 2 ($352,4‬00-$399,400 total)
Cocaine $220,500-$225,000/Cocaine brick stash 2 ($441,000-$450,000 total)
Weed $145,980-$149,265/Weed brick stash 2.66 ($389,300-$398,050 total)
Cash $78,480-$89,420/Cash stack stash 4 ($313,920-$357,680 total)
Gold $328,584-$333,192/Gold bar stash 1.5 ($492,876-$499,788 total)

Above are how to do heists in GTA 5 Online. Hope those tips are useful for you. If you are interested in more of our articles related to GTA Online, please check these related posts on Gurugamer.com!