GTA Online Mega Guide and Weekly Simple Question Thread
By - BryonyBot
What Should I Buy?
Idk what to Buy . So give me some suggestions and why you think it’s good and I will buy it !
Should I buy a amoured vehicle or nightclub. My only buisness is crates and high end apartment and im driving a felon right now
Idk what to buy in the game . So give me suggestions to buy things
Can you grab secondary loot for Cayo Perico with disguise?
Obviously for Solo, its faster to enter through drainage tunnel. But when I play with my 4 man crew, we need to deal with all the gaurds and helicopter and while this may be easy for veterans, there is always a change you get caught and redo the whole thing again.
So what if I drop somewhere else, get the disguise and just take all the secondary loot and then do the main heist. Would this be any easier.
I also read that if you quick-restart after grabbing the secondary loot and entering the compound, you lose it all. Is that true? Plus if this is not the case, what would be the best approach/entry points and route for this run.
you dont lose all the secondary loot if you quick restart after entering the compound. you just lose roughly $100K from the total already taken. source: i have repeatedly had to quick restart in the compound after obtaining a full loot bag, both solo and with one other player
Yes, it is possible to do it this way, with guard uniforms and a vehicle. If you get a grappling hook, then you can use any vehicle to drive around and then climb over the main compound wall, which I think is easier than going through the main gate with the truck. I've never experienced anything like losing the secondary loot after restarting.
is it possible to sell or exchange a luxury apartment for different one? and do any luxury apartments come with helipads and a roof entrance?
Apartments cannot be sold, but you can trade one towards the price of a new one. There are no apartments with helipads or roof entrances.
thanks for the answer. When you buy a new apartment, is there a "trade" button or option somewhere? i dont remember seeing one when i bought my second apartment.
You can own a total of eight apartments or garages from Dynasty 8. When you select a new one to purchase, you will get a prompt/screen that lists all of your current Dynasty 8 properties. If, for example, you currently own three apartments, those will be listed, plus an "empty" slot at the bottom. If you select one of your existing apartments, then it will be traded in and replaced with the new one. If you select "empty" instead, then you keep your three existing apartments and add the new one as your fourth property.
very cool! thanks for that write-up. gonna try it
I have been on gta online for about a year now and about 4 months ago i bought myself a Oppressor MK II, I originally used it only for travelling across the map and making jobs easier but i got griefed a lot by jets and was considering to buy one but some of my friends told me i should get the Deluxo instead since i already have a mobile operations centre. I have around 5.9 mil to spend atm but i am almost done with a cayo perico heist so which one should i buy? (P.S i havent bought the hanger yet)
If I buy the kosatka now can I buy the helicopter later? Because it's discounted now but I only can buy the sub.
yes, you can buy the Sparrow later by revisiting the Warstock website. but the sale on the Sparrow will likely end soon
And does it reset at midnight? 00.00
i dont know when the new weekly promos go live, sorry. Thurs AM there will likely be a new promo but I don't know the hour
What is the best time trial vehicle?
A minimal setup of 2 vehicles will work for most time trials:
* A high-speed vehicle for long and relatively-straight road tracks- I normally use the Deveste. Vehicles like the Krieger and Vagner also work just as well.
* For anything else, either the Shotaro or Hakuchou Drag.
If you aren't sure about which one to pick, the walkthrough videos of the current week can really help not just for the vehicle type (car/bike), but also for finding a better route.
It's also good to own a Bati- which is quite an inevitable pick for Calafia Way and Down Chiliad- but it can be really annoying to deal with in traffic in the other trials.
Is it worth buying the sub this week at 25% off? Or is it expected to get cheaper soon?
Man if you plan to do Cayo, it would be worth buying even for 5 mil or more... And it was discounted only once before, 25% too, def not worth waiting for a tiny chance of better discount in a couple of months maybe.
Mmm ok, thanks! Might do some moc missions tonight then to get there
If you'll need to get the cash quickly you could also join someone else's Cayo or casino - you can always find someone in the discord here, or r/HeistTeams.
But yeah if you don't need that much MOC missions can be good this week, or the weapon challenges (navy revolver, double action revolver, stone hatchet) if you haven't done them yet, that's a good way to get some starter money without heists or businesses.
Should I buy Kurama or Nightclub first
That really depends on what other money-making opportunities you already have, like businesses. A Nightclub is virtually useless at earning money unless you already own multiple other businesses to link to it. The Armored Kuruma is only useful for missions against enemy NPCs (PvE).
what do i need before i get a nightclub? seen a lot of people say mc businesses but ive never seen mc businesses anywhere and my main money thing rn is vehicle i/e, ive heard nightclub can give you a lot of passive income so i wanna invest in one, is it worth it and do i need to buy any mc businesses first? where do i even find those?
There are several MC Business guides linked up above, as well as After Hours (Nightclub) guides.
A Nightclub will not really be profitable without already owning multiple other businesses first (Bunker, Special Cargo Warehouse or Hangar, Cocaine, Meth, Counterfeit Cash). A better money-making method is to purchase the Kosatka submarine for the Cayo Perico heist.
What should I buy v-65 molotok or p-45 nokota
[Data Breach](https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Data_Breach) and [Work Dispute](https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Work_Dispute) are the closest things to in-game explanations for the Oppressor.
I don't think there is any in-game explanation for the Oppressor Mk II, other than maybe a brief throwaway line by Paige about the workshop after purchasing the Terrorbyte.
Only someone at Rockstar would know why they were added to the game.
Can you add thermal scope to weapons other than the sniper?
Nope. You could use the thermal helmet with another weapon/non-thermal Heavy MK2, tho the result is not exactly the same, and turning it on can sometimes be glitchy.
Whats the coolest looking property on dynasty 8? I want something different
Dunno what you find cool but houses in Paleto are kinda nice. I also like 3655 Wild Oats Drive, nice house with a pool. And 140 Zancudo Ave, bonus is you got Trevor as a neighbor.
how do i get the uncle sam outfit? i’ve seen it on this sub but cant find it in clothing stores. (also will the patriotic liveries still be around after this cycle?)
Interact with the clothing store npc, then scroll down to Independence day outfits. For liveries, I'm not sure, they probably won't be, so put em on any cars that you want them on
Can I store the Kraken (the one on docktease) in my Kosatka?
No, it's a Pegasus vehicle and cannot be stored anywhere.
What is the fastest underwater vehicle?
Is there anything I should buy on PS3 before the servers shut down? Got back into it after hearing about the shutdown in December
Probably not. Unless you stopped playing *really* early on, you wouldn't find anything "new" worth getting, as the DLC updates from the last few years aren't available on PS3.
If you still wanna get the most out of the PS3 before online play ends, then maybe off-roading or just cruising around with a nice car would be a fun experience. If you're really considering playing GTAO quite a lot, then you might want to consider getting the current version of the game, as you won't have much time to enjoy the online play on PS3.
Oh, I do play it on current gen. I just wanted to revisit PS3 (and 360 once I get Live) and play it before it goes down
Ohh, I see. Then I guess not in terms of content, but maybe if you have some friends/crew members who also have the PS3 version, a cool thing to do might be hosting a few PS3 meetups and playing some of the modes/missions that were popular back in the day, which should be really unique experience without today's gear.
Hey guys, this may be a silly question but to unlock the insurgent pickup discoujt do you need to complete the Humane Labs Raid as a team leader or as a participant?
To unlock the trade price, you just have to take part in the finale, you don't have to host.
Are we not getting an update for the weekly recommendations this week?
Is there a garage somewhere, that would fit thematically for a Shotaro collection?
is traffic also american themed too? the cars that i have noticed spawning while i was playing were the Gauntlet, Dominator, Stanier, radius, buccaneer, Seminole, regina, banshee, and about 1/20 cars is some foreign sports car, like a Comet, Feltzer, or rapid gt. just wondering if its random coincidence?
Probably just a coincidence but ynever know
Is the musket out for the 2021 update?
When’s this tuners dlc coming out or going to b confirmed at least
[Details on New Updates to GTA Online and Red Dead Online](https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/3981k373a7a9ok/details-on-new-updates-to-g-t-a-online-and-red-dead-online)
Is there any way of moving vehicles from garage to garage without physically moving them yourself? All help appreciated
The fastest way is to call it to you right outside where you want to store it and driving in the only time it'll auto transfer is if it needs to swap a car out to where the new one came from for space
Which game modes are the most fun?
We usually play deadline and sumo, but are looking for something else to play.
Hunting pack remix 1. a guy in an MTL Dune, a topheavy car, has to make it from point a to point b wirhout being slow for too long. they are defended by Vigilantes who can only use rocket boost. the Dune is being attacked by scramjets, who can use their boost and jump boost to try to stop the dune. vigilantes and Scramjets have infinite lives
[CEO Special Vehicle missions](https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Special_Vehicle_Work) are really fun, especially the ones where you drive trucks with wedges in the front
I love stunt races but other people here will say regular street races are more fun. You can make a regular race a "GTA race" to add weapons and pickups like Mario Kart
I am really enjoying the Adversary Mode called Stockpile which has a bonus payout this week. It reminds me of an old game mode from Diddy Kong Racing when I was a kid
Some regular old contact missions i replay still: Meth'd Up, Cleaning the Cathouse, Rooftop Rumble, most of the Simeonomics missions
Is anyone else experiencing missing store clerks in their lobbies?
Did anyone else not get the $500k bonus from import/export week?
Yup yup. Got it when I logged in June 29
how should i go about spending my money? from doing cayo perico i've gotten \~7 million.
Why did you make all that money if you don't know what you want to buy?
i was thinking of buying a plane and a hanger but changed my mind. so i asked here.
Sparrow if you don’t have it yet. If so then I would say get the nightclub+terrabyte+oppressor mk2
Bunker and nightclub if you want to make even more money while doing cayo perico.
This is such a broad question. Do you want more things that make money? Do want fun stuff? Pvp stuff? Pve stuff? Planes?
fun stuff and money making items preferably
I heard getting a Buzzard is great for special cargo missions but how does that work when the special cargo is a vehicle you have to drive back? I thought it was something you can pick up on foot.
The Buzzard can be good for special cargo because its a quick air vehicle to use to pick up individual crates. If you get a vehicle (which is almost always better than 3 individual crates) you just have to drive it back to your warehouse.
The best vehicle for CEO crates, IMO, is the mk2. You can fly it in and out of your terrorbyte, the missiles are far better than the Buzzard, and its super easy to land. Still, the Buzzard is a classic that you can't go wrong with and since its on sale right now (I think) I would recommend it.
So for one create your fly to the location. Pick it up. Hop back in the chopper, but for more than one crate you have to drive the vehicle back? I’m confused. I buy three crates and whenever I get there I have to get IN a separate vehicle to drive back.
If you source 3 crates (which is most efficient) you'll either get a mission where you haul 3 separate crates back to your warehouse and can only take 1 at a time in whatever vehicle you want, or you'll get a vehicle mission where you pick up a vehicle that has all 3 crates in it so you just need to drive that back.
I’ve sourced 10 crates so far and literally all have been vehicles to drive back. Even when I sourced one. So what’s the point of the Buzzard? It can’t be that random.
Roughly half of the source missions are 3 crate pickups and the other half are vehicles. It sounds like you've been getting pretty lucky with your missions.
Also, you still need a quick vehicle to get to the vehicle on these missions, and something to get between your warhouses and your terrorbyte, so the Buzzard, and especially the mk2 are good for this.
I don’t have a Terrorbyte. It’s just annoying when the vehicle with three crates that I have to pick up is slow as fuck and ppl with Oppressors keep trying to hunt you. I just assumed all the missions meant you could use any vehicle.
It's completely random, you might get 3 crates to transport individually, or you might get a vehicle and can transport all three at once!
Looking for a new open-world game to explore with my buddy - we were pretty into Red Dead Online for a while and have both played all the GTA games single-player. We both prefer to avoid griefers or PVP in general.
How much of the game's content is it possible to do in an invite-only session? I don't care about maximizing income so much as just having fun dicking around with my best friend.
i just got a group of friends to start playing with me and we also try to stick to PvE. It's working. We stick to heists and contact missions mostly and it works well
You can do pretty much everything in an invite only except for businesses - and that's not even the most profitable stuff in the game, heists pay more, and heists can be done in an invite only. And passive businesses still produce cargo in an invite only, you just have to be in public to sell it.
And if you wanna do something that has to be done in public, you can also create a solo public session, method depends on your platform.
if you don't care about making business money (there's still money to be made in invite only), you'll love it.
It can be a lot of fun. You'll find it frustrating making money for things you want in invite only. But, i work with a guy who made a few million mostly from racing and solo missions. So much nonsense roll playing to do. I love following traffic signals for little bits. The casino is fun. People have arcades full of games you can play if you go to a public lobby. There is a night club to dance in. I've had fun without pulling my gun out many nights.
Where is the guide for cayo perico?
There's a million. What do you wanna see?
Try GTAMEN on YouTube
You can find plenty on the interwebs
One day I hope we'll be able to own two hangars, so I can have one in Fort Zancudo and one in LSIA. the first for war planes and the second for passenger planes.
But since we can at least store planes both on the floor and in storage, I figure I might as well start my war plane collection instead of waiting.
And I've noticed people talking in some threads about certain planes apparently being modelled after real life war planes. So would someone mind giving me a list of what they are, for my collection?
I can't give you a list, but the wiki goes over what each plane is modeled after if you wanna pop over there.
True, but I was hoping some of the plane enthusiasts, I see always discussing real life planes in the game, could give me a list, because I know absolutely nothing about them and what they've been used for. xD
How much will you get for 1 moc mission? Might finally buy that piece of shit after 4 years of having a bunker
Not much at all unless it’s x2 and even then it’s not much for a high level player. They’re good for unlocking trade prices on the special vehicles. Also a few of them are legitimately fun to play.
The aa trailer one is the best IMO
I haven't played this game in about a year and want to do the newest heist, what do I need to buy to do it?
The submarine, its on warstock
and it's actually on sale! the kosatka.
I've been trying to find a Dubsta2 to complete a collection. Any tips on how to spawn one?
I got mine by owning a casino penthouse and requesting ms baker to spawn a dubsta2 so I could spawn a storeable one. There is also grabbing one during a bunker resupply mission or getting it with another player in the same MC and setting them to road captain. I also have one stored if you want to spawn your own if we’re on the same platform :).
I've tried the ms baker technique but where do the storable ones spawn?
I’ve heard calling ms baker for a dubsta2, and driving it around the LSCs often helped, but I myself have yet to get a dubsta2 with this method
Besra, go-kart, or ultralight? Or all three
go kart is the only one i use often, but all 3 if you can afford it
The Go-kart for sure, since it comes in a Classic and a Modern version. And the Ultralight too, since it's tons of fun gliding through the beautiful scenery. Don't own the Besra though, so I can't speak for that.
As someone who has the go-kart and ultralight, they are both basically novelty items with no practical use. Ultralight is fun to goof around in. Besra is fun as well, but I’ve only used it a few times in story mode.
I use the ultralight to troll mk2 griefers. With the carbon blades you can hover above them off the radar and blast them with the minigun.
I'd say all 3, they are really fun and pretty damn cheap- especially now.
The Ultralight has a surprisingly good maneuverability, the Besra can be used for fast passive mode flight, and driving upside down in the sewers with a go-kart is one of the best forms of dumb-but-fun activities in this game.
So im assuming the hangar renovations won't be on sale for a while? I was saving my money so I could renovate the hangar just for it to not be on sale this week
You can never tell when it will be discounted, can be next week, can be half a year... But don't really expect that some renovations for a property will be discounted right after that property was discounted, I think that doesn't happen too often lol, it's really random. Sometimes both the business and its renovations are discounted in the same week, but that wasn't the case now.
Can u steal cayo heist prep equipment ? because i tried to steal a cutting torch once and it said "cant steal from other players"
I believe like crates you can only cause the player to fail the mission.
I/E is probably the only source mission type where you can steal what the mission player is stealing.
Might be wrong but pretty confident that is the case.
No, you never saw the notification telling you to steal prep equipment? For any heist, not just Cayo, and Pavel even sends you a message telling you to steal it.
As for cargo, I/E and air freight are the only two that can be stolen. Crates can't be yeah, you can only destroy them for ammo, money, RP.
Ah I get it, but it's a very specific situation where you must have the same prep available in your current open heists, right?
(i.e. you can't 'bank' a prep because you stole it)
Yeah I also think you need to have the prep active. But you're probably able to steal it even if you don't have it, then something like OP said will happen tho I guess... I think in that case you also shouldn't get any notification, but not sure.
I tried it once with one guy actually, he had weapon prep finished, I started a weapon prep (different loadout), and he was able to steal it and deliver it, but it didn't change anything in his heist, plus it seemed that it somehow duplicated the weapons and we were both able to get them... Was weird lol. I would like to test this stuff more some time, cause I still don't know how exactly it works, especially with casino preps where you have multiple parts of equipment etc.
All pieces of equipment including the weapons, the plasma cutter, the finger print cloner, and the cutting torch should be steal-able. The vehicles prep appears to be iffy since I helped a guy do his prep by driving the Longfin to the bridge on the railroad, but it didn’t give me a location to drop the vehicle. It is possible that this was the case because my heist was not set up at the time, and I was in a waiting period to begin my next heist.
The only prep that should not have anything you can steal is the safe codes because once a person dies from the police, the set up is marked complete. I am assume it would be the same case if another player kills the player.
Not that I would really test it, but you should be able to steal it. When did it say you can't steal it, like when you tried to pick it up, or when you were delivering it to your sub? Maybe you didn't have a heist active, or you already completed the cutting torch prep...?
Also, I found that there's a message saying sth like "can't steal from rivals during a mission". So if you by any chance were doing a mission yourself and you stole someone's prep during it, that might be it.
I saw the message from pavel and i killed the guy and saw the cutting torh beside his dead body and when i tried to pick it up it said something like "cant steal this from players" but i dont know if i remember correctly as this was multiple days ago.
Don't know then, if you weren't on a mission, it could really be that you didn't have this particular prep active at the time, so it couldn't let you complete it by stealing from someone.
Which bunker should I buy now that they are discounted? I've only been playing for a few days and only have the free one. I recently bought a kosatka and a sparrow and I can do cayo perico consistently, money isn't that much of a problem, which bunker location is most end game ready?
I agree with the others with chumash and farmhouse, but you may also want to consider zancudo if you want to put your facility and hanger right next to it though highway access it a little problematic, though the bottom line is you never want anything in paleto, unless you want to glitch boggy
Chumash or Farmhouse preferably. Route 68 is also another good one for convenience, because it’s the most central and close to the Clubhouse, Facility and MCs that are around there.
Farmhouse. I used to have Chumash and that is good but the Marshall Offroader missions are much easier from Farmhouse.
Chumash >>> Farmhouse >>> Every other bunker
Chumash Bunker trust me
I agree with this. I think it's the best for most sales.
Route 68 is good too but a bit out of the way in my opinion.
68 is good if you have your facility nearby, allows you to hesit warp to resupply your bunker.
Im in the same boat. Ill be buying farmhouse after i sell my paleto inventory.
If I trade in a bunker, do I lose my Mobile operations center and completed research?
No, but you do lose out on upgrades you bought (i.e. those that directly affect your research speed for exsample) since you're only getting a percentage of them back.
No, just your stock and unused supplies. Might reset current research.
Soooo does anyone know if we are actually ever getting info about that summer update or was that another false dream from R*?
Summer updates are normally released in August
Don’t expect an official tease/trailer for another few weeks, at least. Last summer’s update’s trailer dropped at the end of July and was released the second week of August.
Previous “Summer” updates have had the same timeline
Here's a playlist for the MOC missions if anyone's interested:
Is the Kosatka needed to get the rest of the DJ Missions? I really wanna get access the turntables at The Music Locker (yes i actually go there)
EDIT: so uhh apparently i already have access to the DJ Booth? Is that it? Like... You can't even use the turntables or like ask the DJ to play bass boosted El Sonidito?
I believe that for some of the DJ missions you need a penthouse. Whether you have access to the booth depends on which DJ is in session and whether you've done that set of missions.
Yeah, I think that's it. [There are some awards, too.](https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Awards#The_Cayo_Perico_Heist)