The Big Score (Obvious Approach)

While Michael causes a distraction at the Union Depository, Franklin and Trevor empty the vault of the gold reserves.

Mission Information

Mission Number 80
Mission Type Branching ChoiceHeist
Mission Giver Lester CrestLester Crest
Protagonist (Playable) Michael De SantaMichael De SantaFranklin ClintonFranklin ClintonTrevor PhilipsTrevor Philips
Location Vanilla Unicorn; Arcadius Business Center; McKenzie Field Hangar
State / Area Los Santos

Gold Medal Objectives (100%)

The following are the Mission Objectives required to obtain the Gold Medal:.

  • Headshots: Kill 20 enemies with headshots.
  • Time: Complete within 16:00.
  • Cha-Ching: Drop the gold on the train within 30 seconds.
  • Accuracy: Finish with a shooting accuracy of at least 60%.

Note: You can complete each Gold Medal requirement in multiple playthroughs of the mission. You don't need to obtain them all in one single playthrough..

Mission Objectives

  • Get into the car.
  • Go to the bank.
  • Drill through the wall into the bank vault.
  • Park the cutter out of the way by the wall.
  • Place explosive charges on the vault doors.
  • Stand back and detonate the charges.
  • Defend the first gunman from the NOOSE team.
  • Defend against the NOOSE team.
  • Fly out of the city.
  • Escape with the second gunman.
  • Get into the car.
  • Lose the cops.
  • Follow the getaway driver.
  • Drop the gold on the train car.
  • Land at the airfield


Heist Maximum Revenue

It is important to make the right choices for this heist as it gives the biggest payout of any mission. .

The Obvious approach will get the highest revenue as in the Subtle approach the player will have to pay a $300,000 bribe, a minimum of $30,000 to upgrade the Bravados and requires a bigger and more expensive crew.

The best options are Taliana Martinez (5%) and Karim Denz (8%) as drivers. If Karim is inexperienced, he would need to drive the train or he'll crash the helicopter and lose half the score. Hire the cheapest gunmen, Daryl Johns (6%) and either Norm Richards or Hugh Welsh (7%). Use whoever is the most experienced as Gunman 2.

  • Gross take: $201,600,000
  • Lester's cut (12%): $24,192,000
  • Crew cut (26%): $52,416,000
  • Michael's cut: $41,664,000
  • Franklin's cut: $41,664,000
  • Trevor's cut: $41,664,000


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