The Cayo Perico Heist: Preparations are a series of Freemode Missions in GTA Online, given by Miguel Madrazo and Pavel and associated to the Kosatka Submarine property.

This job has been added to the game as part of the update on December 15, 2020, and is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

This is a Solo or Co-Op mode that can be played by 1 to 4 Players.

Prepare to infiltrate the remote island compound of the world’s most notorious drug dealer in Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest, most daring, and action-packed addition yet: The Cayo Perico Heist. It’s up to you to find a way to breach Cayo Perico, one of the most secure private islands in the entire world, evade or neutralize the heavily armed security forces stationed there, and escape with valuable evidence along with as much art, gold and drug money as you can carry. Choose your tools. Choose your approach. Choose your crew – or even go it entirely alone. Just make it back to Los Santos in one piece.

The Cayo Perico Heist is a complex operation - before being able to pull off the heist, the player must complete a series of preparation and setup missions.

Heist Prep: Gather Intel

The mission focuses on scoping out the Cayo Perico island by locating the primary target, several optional loot items, and important points of interest. 

This mission is initiated from the planning screen aboard the Kosatka. After the first playthrough, it becomes an optional repeatable mission.

As the mission is repeatable, while the heist strand is active, players can return to Cayo Perico to scope out any additional targets that they missed.

Heist Prep: Approach Vehicle

At least one of the following missions must be completed before being able to start the Heist Finale.

Vehicle: Kosatka

Why look elsewhere, kapitan, when we are standing in the answer! We obtain sonar jamming equipment, this submarine can swim through Mr. Rubio's hot tub and he would not feel a thing! Or if you prefer, I leave you just off the coast. Up to you.
Vehicle: Kosatka GTA Online

Vehicle: Alkonost

Ah, the high-altitude option. You fly in above the radar, parachute in undetected. Such drops need specialist pilot, but I happen to know such a man.
Vehicle: Alkonost GTA Online

Vehicle: Velum

El Rubio uses light aircraft to transport his many "goods and services" to the mainland. You disguise yourself, they let you land no problem. They will frisk you for weapons though.You want to fool them, you must pay someone to stash weapons on the island, and collect after you arrive.
Vehicle: Velum GTA Online

Vehicle: Stealth

A helicopter, yes. But not just any helicopter. Stealth technology. Invisible to radar. We choose the right drop zone, you have enough time to rappel down before anyone sees you. We will need specialist pilot, but I know just the man.

Vehicle: Patrol Boat

It's not subtle, but it works. The gunboat is fast, and fitted with high caliber, high rate of fire machine guns. Make D-Day landings look like strongly worded letter, yes?

Vehicle: Longfin

An island like this, lots of boats coming and going. All full of unmarked cargo. Very easy to obtain such a vessel.
Vehicle: Longfin GTA Online

Heist Prep: Equipment

Three of these missions must be completed before being able to start the Heist Finale.

Equipment: Safe Code

Code to open main safe in Mr. Rubio's vault. You want what he is hiding, this is the only way.
Equipment: Safe Code GTA Online

Equipment: Plasma Cutter

Opening bulletproof display case without destroying what's inside... not so easy. Plasma cutter should do the trick.
Equipment: Plasma Cutter GTA Online

Equipment: Fingerprint Cloner

You want to get down to the vault, you will need to get through fingerprint scanner we saw. Only one way to do it: the severed hand of Mr. Rubio.Okay, there is second way: hacking tool. We'll call severed hand "Plan B".
Equipment: Fingerprint Cloner GTA Online

Equipment: Cutting Torch

You have found drainage tunnel. You want to go this way, you will need to cut through the gate. You will need specialist cutting torch to operate underwater. Make short work of any small locks you find too.
Equipment: Cutting Torch GTA Online

Equipment: Demolition Charges

If you want to knock-knock on Mr. Rubio's compound, and you do not care who hears you, demolition charges are the way. Useful for opening many other things... like Russian military ration packs. Also, storage lockers.
Equipment: Demolition Charges GTA Online

Heist Prep: Unmarked Weapons

The player must select only one weapon loadout from a list of five possible combinations, and can later be supplemented with suppressors for $5,000.

  • Aggressor: Assault Shotgun, Machine Pistol, Machete, Grenades
  • Conspirator: Military Rifle, Pistol .50, Knuckle Dusters, Sticky Bombs
  • Crack Shot: Sniper Rifle, AP Pistol, Knife, Molotov Cocktails
  • Saboteur: SMG MK II, SNS Pistol MK II, Knife, Pipe Bomb
  • Marksman: Assault Rifle M II, Pistol MK II, Machete, Pipe Bomb

To obtain the weapons, there are two possible scenarios for the Unmarked Weapons Prep Mission:

Weapons: Office Assault

America is not only the land of the free and the gun owner, it is land of paperwork, receipt, registration, serial number… and for this operation all unacceptable. We must be clean. And the closest thing to clean in Los Santos? Stealing from your rivals. I have found a gang who are bringing unregistered shipment... they are from Los Santos, so of course they are operating out of upmarket skyscraper office. I have sent you location.

Weapons: Tail Helicopter

You know one of the great benefits of private sector military? Always fresh supply of cutting-edge, unregistered firearms. Group called Merryweather are running a training exercise with new weapons somewhere... I do not know where. We start at their base, see if there is someone we can follow.

Heist Prep: Disruption

These missions are completely optional, but will make the Heist Finale easier.

Disruption: Weapons

Mr. Rubio is expecting shipment of weapons for his private army. We could ensure that his delivery is unsuccessful...Every stash of weapons we destroy will mean one more guard using piece of shit rifle instead of heavy munitions.
Disruption: Weapons GTA Online

Disruption: Armor

You know [what] makes life difficult on operation such as this? Guards with body armor... it is like killing every man twice. We interrupt the shipment, we worry about one less thing.
Disruption: Armor GTA Online

Disruption: Air Support

If the guards are alerted, Mr. Rubio will call air support. Big headache for you. We have opportunity to disrupt their fleet. Think of it like taking painkiller in advance.
Disruption: Air Support GTA Online

The Cayo Perico Heist: Preparations: Job Info

The Cayo Perico Heist: Preparations: Release Info

  • Game Edition Game Edition: GTA OnlineGTA Online
  • DLC / Title Update
  • Release Date December 15, 2020
  • Platforms PCPlayStation 5Xbox Series X|SPlayStation 4Xbox One

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