GTA 5 Strangers & Freaks - Shift Work

Shift Work is a Strangers & Freaks side mission in Grand Theft Auto V given by Hao, involving protagonist Franklin Clinton.

The mission becomes available after completing the Complications story mission.

Being a Franklin mission, this Strangers & Freaks mission is required for 100% completion of the game.

Shift Work - Mission Details:

Hao challenges Franklin to a street race.

(Note: This mission can only be triggered in the evening)

Franklin meets Hao at the alley near the freeway. Hao invites Franklin to join him and four others in a racing competition. Franklin meets the other drivers at the race meeting point in Chamberlain Hills. 

The race is a total of two laps, starting and ending at Forum Drive. Prize money is $450 for a win. 

Completing this mission will trigger additional races around Los Santos. Those include:

  • City Circuit. A one-lap race starting and finishing on Clinton Avenue in Downtown Vinewood. The entry fee is $500 with a prize fund of $2250 for winning the race.
  • Airport. A two-lap race starting and finishing at the terminal of Los Santos International Airport. The entry fee is $1000 with a prize fund of $4000 for winning the race.
  • Freeway. A two-lap race starting and finishing on the freeway. The entry fee is $1250 with a prize fund of $5625 for winning the race.
  • Vespucci Canals. The two-lap race starts and finishes on Invention Court in Vespucci Beach. The entry fee is $1500 with a prize fund of $6750 for winning the race. Note: This race can only be completed on a motorcycle. 

Gold Medal Objectives (100%)

The following are the Mission Objectives required to obtain the Gold Medal in the mission "Shift Work":

  • Fastest Lap: Complete a lap within 01:20
  • Underdog: Finish the race within 02:50
  • Clean Race: Finish the race with less than 5 collisions
    • Use Franklin's ability as much as possible to complete the tasks.

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.

Shift Work: Mission Objectives

  • Get a car.
  • Go to the race.
  • Win the race.

After completing the mission, more Street Races will be unlocked by a text message from Hao, and Franklin must continue to win the races in order to proceed to the next one.

There are a total of five races in the series and are only accessible between 20:00 and 05:00 hours.

Shift Work: Mission Info

Mission Type Strangers and Freaks
Mission Giver
Protagonist (Playable) Franklin ClintonFranklin Clinton
Location Power Street, under the Olympic Freeway
State / Area Los Santos
Available After Mission (Story Mode)
Required for 100% Yes
Notes Required for 100% completion of the game
Rewards Street Races; $200 (If won)
Unlocked Items LSPD Auto ImpoundLSPD Auto Impound
Featuring RuinerRuinerPenumbraPenumbra

Shift Work: Videos

PS3 / Xbox 360: Gold Medal Video Walkthrough

PC: Gold Medal Video Walkthrough

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