The Big Score (Subtle Approach)

Mission Information

Mission Number 77
Mission Type Branching ChoiceHeist
Mission Giver Lester Crest

Michael and Trevor con their way into the Union Depository and walk out with the gold reserves. Franklin organises the getaway.

Protagonist (Playable) Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips
Location Vanilla Unicorn; Strawberry; Michael's House
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 a headshot.
  • Signal Man: Perform less than 10 traffic light changes.
  • 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.
  • Get to the tunnel entrance before 8:00am.
  • Deploy the stinger.
  • Move away from the stinger and wait for the vans to arrive.
  • Go to the Union Depository.
  • Follow the manager.
  • Enter the Securicar.
  • Follow Trevor.
  • Keep the roads clear for the vans.
  • Defend the crew from Merryweather.
  • Follow the rest of the crew.
  • Go to Michael's house.


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


PS3 / Xbox 360: Gold Medal Video Walkthrough

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