GTA 5 Mission - The Merryweather Heist (Freighter)

The Merryweather Heist (Freighter) is a main story mission in Grand Theft Auto V given by Trevor Philips, involving protagonist Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton, Trevor Philips.

It's the 31° mission in chronological order of the GTA V story mode.

This mission is the Heist Finale for one of the possible approaches that can be chosen for this heist.

Trevor gets Michael and Franklin on board to steal a prototype Merryweather Security are testing at sea.

Gold Medal Objectives (100%)

The following are the Mission Objectives required to obtain the Gold Medal in the mission "The Merryweather Heist (Freighter)":

  • Headshots: Kill 12 enemies with a headshot.
  • Accuracy: Finish with an accuracy of at least 80%.
  • Ninja: Kill 12 enemies using stealth attacks.
  • Container Hunter: Find the container within 1 minute.
    • Drive the sub directly to the wreckage, using the red flashing light on the device.
  • No Alarms: Get to the ship interior without being detected.
    • Plant the sticky bombs rather than throwing them.
    • Use the ladder after planting on the first pillar.

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.

The Merryweather Heist (Freighter) - Mission Details:

Trevor, Michael and Franklin all meet at Floyd's apartment. Trevor tells the pair of his plan. Franklin will be on the bridge as the lookout, Michael will board the freighter to plant the charges and Trevor will pilot the mini-sub to collect their loot. 

Trevor and Franklin get into Trevor's truck and drive to the vantage point. Trevor drops Franklin off on Miriam Turner Overpass and Franklin gets into position. Once in position, time-lapses to nightfall. Michael arrives on the scene in a boat. he dives into the water and makes his way onto the freighter. 

Franklin deals with any guards that patrolling before Michael navigates his way around the freighter. Michael then plants four sticky bombs at various places on the freighter. As he's planting the fourth one, the alarm is triggered, sending a swarm of Merryweather guards. Franklin deals with the guards and an attack chopper while Michael plants the final bomb.

Michael jumps off the freighter, into the sea and Franklin detonates the bombs. Play switches to Michael, who searches the wreckage for the device they are after. Once found, Trevor, who is driving the mini-sub to the freighter, comes to pick the device up. 

The three regroup with Floyd at Pier 400, who picks the mini-sub up with a crane and brings it to shore. Lester arrives on the scene, warning the group that what they've stolen is actually a super weapon. He persuades Trevor to have the weapon put back otherwise the group will be on every list going. Trevor reluctantly agrees with Lester and Floyd taking the weapon away on a truck.

The Merryweather Heist (Freighter): Mission Objectives

  • Get in a vehicle.
  • Drive to the bridge.
  • Go to the vantage point.
  • Protect Michael as he plants the bombs.
  • Plant the first bomb at the bow pillar.
  • Plant the second bomb at the first mast.
  • Plant the third bomb at the second mast.
  • Go to the ship's stern entrance.
  • Detonate the bombs.
  • Locate the device amongst the wreckage.
  • Go to the device.
  • Return the device to the safe area.

The Merryweather Heist (Freighter): Mission Info

Mission Number 31
Mission Type Branching ChoiceHeist
Mission Giver
Protagonist (Playable) Michael De SantaMichael De SantaFranklin ClintonFranklin ClintonTrevor PhilipsTrevor Philips
Location Floyd's Apartment; SS Bulker; Pier 400
State / Area Los Santos
Heist Setups
Notes This is a branching mission that is played when choosing The Merryweather Heist (Freighter)
Rewards Subversive Achievement
Featuring DinghyDinghySubmersibleSubmersibleBuzzard Attack ChopperBuzzard Attack ChopperFlatbedFlatbedAssault RifleAssault RifleSniper RifleSniper RifleCombat PistolCombat PistolSticky BombSticky BombFloyd's ApartmentFloyd's ApartmentLester CrestLester CrestFloyd HebertFloyd Hebert

The Merryweather Heist (Freighter): Videos

PS3 / Xbox 360: Gold Medal Video Walkthrough

PS4 / Xbox One (First Person): Gold Medal Video Walkthrough

The Merryweather Heist (Freighter): Screenshots

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