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Posted 11 May 2015 - 11:26 AM Edited by Ezekeil2Ofive17, 18 December 2016 - 04:18 AM.

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Welcome to the Ez guide to heists and the criminal mastermind challenge. Here you will find easy methods for every setup and heist, explained using custom mapsscreenshots, some gifs and a few videos. Text will be kept as brief as possible and specific strategies aimed at the criminal mastermind challenge can be found at the end of each setup, under the heading mastermind tip.
 
This guide will be helpful to everyone from the street thug looking to graduate from two bit stick up jobs to the professional thief looking for the next score
 
While there are no wrong ways to do a heist, as long as you survive and complete the objective, there are definitely easier ways, and this guide will show them to you in a clear, simple, manner. Scroll down to the setup or heist you want to do and click the spoiler box to open it
 
To start there are some tips for heists in general, then each heist in order followed by some thank yous, a brief "disclaimer" and some links to other useful gtaf threads
 
Please feel free to post any questions, comments or tips of your own and enjoy
 
This guide can be found by putting " ez heists " into google
 
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10/16 Update

 

After taking over a year away from gta, I've comeback to find that all these methods still work and can be improved upon. I've been through every heist and added new things to the guide, including lots of new gifs, some new methods, such as the definitive kuruma method for the pacific standard job and refined what was already here, I may have even caught all the typos!

 

Most of the new stuff will be in boxes like this but some of the descriptions have also been tweaked to reflect slight changes, there will be a more detailed change log in the comments

 

Last time I checked this guide had about 2000 views and now it stands at just over 7000! Meaning that even if just 10% followed the guide and got the criminal mastermind reward it would have made $7 Billion gta$ which is a hell of a lot of shark cards!

 

As always, please feel free to post any questions or comments here and enjoy!

 

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Tips For All Heisters
 
Spoiler
 
Before Beginning Your First Heist
 
Spoiler
 
The Criminal Mastermind Challenge
 
Want $10,000,000? Keep reading
 
Doing each heist , in order, with the same team, without dying will get you ten million dollars. It sounds a lot harder than it is, use these methods and its easy
 
Spoiler
 
THE FLEECA JOB
 
Not going to go into a lot of detail on this one because, frankly, if you are having trouble you aren't ready for heists.
That being said:
 
Spoiler
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 11:47 AM Edited by Ezekeil2Ofive17, 29 October 2016 - 08:53 PM.

 
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THE PRISON BREAK
 
Lets face it, you belong in prison, so put on some Johnny Cash and start making a shiv, because you're going to the clink, but follow the plan and you won't be there long!
 
Hs Plane
 
This one is very simple but can be a little challenging
 
Spoiler
 
Hs Bus
 
Another simple one that's easily prolonged or failed without team work
 
Spoiler
 
Hs Station
 
The team splits up for this one, cargo ship can be trickier so higher level players are better suited
 
Cop Team
 
Spoiler
 
Cargo Ship Team

 

Spoiler
 
Hs Wet Work
 
Again this splits the team in two
 
City Hall Team
 
Spoiler
 
Mansion Team
 
Spoiler
 
HEIST : THE PRISON BREAK
 
This is a very tricky heist, there's no silver bullet, it requires teamwork. Instructions are split into two parts, rescue and extraction, then divided into roles
 
Set your highest level player as the guard and second highest as the prisoner, they will be doing a lot of fighting. Set your best chopper pilot as demo and your lowest level player as pilot
 
RESCUE
 
Spoiler
 
EXTRACTION
 
Spoiler
 
PLAN B
 
Spoiler
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:20 PM Edited by Ezekeil2Ofive17, 05 November 2016 - 08:42 PM.

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THE HUMANE LABS RAID
 
Compared to the prison break, this is a day at the beach, a long day, with cold beer. The Labs require very little actual team work and there are plenty of tricks to keep you a step ahead
 
Hs Key Codes
 
An easy, but fun, one to start
 
Spoiler
 
Hs Insurgents
 
Slow is smooth and smooth is fast
 
Spoiler
 
Hs E.M.P.
 
You are entering a zone of danger
 
Spoiler
 
Hs Valkeryie
 
Merryweather don't surf
 
Spoiler
 
Hs Deliver EMP
 
A solo sneaking mission
 
Spoiler
 
HEIST : THE HUMANE LABS RAID
 
This is a very easy heist and pays well. The pilot and gunner can make or break this heist they have two sets of instructions 
 
Spoiler

 

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:23 PM Edited by Ezekeil2Ofive17, 29 October 2016 - 09:50 PM.

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SERIES A FUNDING
 
An old friend drops by with an offer you can't, and probably shouldn't, refuse
 
Series A is an easy heist with some great setups, with a little team work and a few tricks, it can be done quickly 
 
Hs Coke
 
This setup can be very easy or very hard, so go slow, stick together and use shotguns
 
Spoiler
 
Hs Trash Trucks
 
As close to an honest job as you're ever going to get

Spoiler
 
Hs Bikers
 
Born to be mild
 
Spoiler
 
Hs Weed
 
Dave's not here man
 
Spoiler

 

Hs Meth
 
It's quicker than using smurfs
 
Spoiler
 
HEIST : SERIES A FUNDING
 
This is by far the easiest heist
 
Spoiler
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:27 PM Edited by Ezekeil2Ofive17, 31 January 2017 - 12:04 AM.

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THE PACIFIC STANDARD JOB
 
This is it the big one, with good communication, and a solid plan, its pretty straight forward
 
Hs Vans
 
This is the easiest setup its a one man job, two at the most
 
Spoiler
 
Hs Signal
 
Do me a favour, don't go chasing waterfalls, alright

 

Spoiler
 
Hs Hack
 
Another easy setup, made hard by those that rush

 

Spoiler
 
Hs Convoy
 
This is a tough setup........... for those without patience. For those with it's very easy!
 
Spoiler
 
Hs Bikes
 
One last quick and easy setup before the big one
 
Spoiler
 
HEIST : THE PACIFIC STANDARD JOB
 
This is it, the big one so gear up and move out. The more you communicate the better you will do 
 
Spoiler
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:31 PM Edited by Ezekeil2Ofive17, 23 October 2016 - 04:26 PM.

Disclaimer

 

Spoiler

 

Other Helpful Threads

 

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Thank You

 

I would like to thank all those that helped with this thread. From those who took the time to play through to those who have helped develop the strategies used

 

Thank you! 

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:39 PM

Call P.V. during HEISTS...

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:54 PM

Guess you don't need any more posts but here I am just in case.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 01:00 PM

With the eye of a tiger..


Guess you don't need any more posts but here I am just in case.


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:02 PM

fist draught up

 

need footage of labs final, wet work and bus if any xb1 players are interested let me know


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 08:09 PM

Bump
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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:15 PM

Finished the first major update, replaced and added new screenshots ad title pics and gifs detailing new methods, including changing the way I do coke the way I do the first series a setup for the better

 

Cleaned up the text and simplified it where possible. Added more tips too

 

I could really do with some feedback,

 

Does the guide load well for you?

 

How does it look on phones and tablets?

 

Is it clear and easy to understand?

 

Has it shown you anything you didn't know? If so what?


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 07:01 AM

Finished the first major update, replaced and added new screenshots ad title pics and gifs detailing new methods, including changing the way I do coke the way I do the first series a setup for the better

 

Cleaned up the text and simplified it where possible. Added more tips too

 

I could really do with some feedback,

 

Does the guide load well for you?

 

How does it look on phones and tablets?

 

Is it clear and easy to understand?

 

Has it shown you anything you didn't know? If so what?

Great overall. Just improve some grammar/spelling @ times and you're good.

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:31 PM

This is such a great guide. 

 

The amount of time and effort you've put into this is outstanding.

 

I'll definitely be using this whenever I actually attempt the challenge!

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:25 PM Edited by Ezekeil2Ofive17, 11 June 2015 - 09:29 PM.

This is such a great guide. 

 

The amount of time and effort you've put into this is outstanding.

 

I'll definitely be using this whenever I actually attempt the challenge!

 

I'm glad you like it

 

It really didn't take that long thanks in no small part to xboxdvr.com helping me get the pics and videos quickly, everything apart from the video editing and the title pics was done during heists

 

Let me know how you get on!

 

 

Someone posted a vid about the convoy setup which has disappeared for some reason, so repost it if you want but there is no easier method for convoy than the one in the guide already 

 

Updated with new title pics, fixed semi broken vids, added new sections to reflect better methods and added a few new pics

 

More to come

 

Any feedback is more than welcome 


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 04:44 AM

Just found this now and holy crap what an awesome guide. Very helpful, anyone doing heists needs to read this post and watch the videos. Just awesome.
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Posted 19 June 2015 - 09:43 AM Edited by size_m, 19 June 2015 - 09:46 AM.

 

Outside The Bank 
 
Have the money stay in the bank while the other three clear the way, open the doors and come out fighting. Grenade launchers are fantastic for this so have at least one equipped if available.
Take out the cops in front of the bank and the two near the alley. When, and only when, its clear have the money move up and as a team move into the alley

a couple of times we had an issue where it fails because somebody (likely the money guy) stays too long in the bank (even when the road is not yet totally cleared from cops).

i'm not sure if this is an occasional bug because sometimes it was also triggered when the money guy has already left the bank.

maybe nobody of the team is allowed to run back into the bank for cover after a certain time.


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:11 AM

When we first tried this Trash Truck screwed us over - I came up with an extremely cautious, border-line cowardly way of doing, but it's pretty much fool proof. The timer doesn't start until you reach the first pick up, so you can deposit an Armoured Karuma at each location.

 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 04:46 AM

great guide  bro really helped me and my crew all know what to do for each job instead of trying to explain it over the games voicechat, this was great help!


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:21 PM Edited by Ezekeil2Ofive17, 15 October 2016 - 05:31 PM.

10/16 Update

 

Added new gifs for weed convoy and outfits 

Added the super boring kuruma method

Fixed 436 typos

Refined hack method

Added plan b to signal

Added plan b to weed

Added new method to trash trucks

Changed a few pics

Fixed spacing 


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 11:23 PM

10/16 Update

 

Added gif to hack showing sniper

Added gif for every trash pick up 

Added gif showing slip road entrance to Series A warehouse

Added gif showing money man hitting chopper from bank

Replaced bike run video with full take version 


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 03:34 AM Edited by Ezekeil2Ofive17, 13 December 2016 - 12:23 AM.

12/16 update

 

just a minor one but worth noting

 

Added the scarf trick to tips, sprint while wearing heavy vests!

Added gif showing easy black van exit route during hack

Added gif showing shortcut through camp during kuruma escape

Added tip for "failing" pac standard without dying 

 

Will be hosting cm runs, open to all, no experience, no mic, no problem


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:10 AM

Just saw this

 

http://www.kotaku.co...o-controversial

 

So the kuruma method is now dead, long live the bikes

 

Can't personally confirm as away

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Just saw this
 
http://www.kotaku.co...o-controversial
 
So the kuruma method is now dead, long live the bikes
 
Can't personally confirm as away


I can afirm it, you cannot go inside your apartment and garage when doing the Pac Stan heist finale.

In fact, I heard it is also not available in all other heists finales, setups and even contact missions.

However, I cannot verify it for last gen consoles as I have upgraded three months ago.

Just saw this
 
http://www.kotaku.co...o-controversial
 
So the kuruma method is now dead, long live the bikes
 
Can't personally confirm as away


I can afirm it, you cannot go inside your apartment and garage when doing the Pac Stan heist finale.

In fact, I heard it is also not available in all other heists finales, setups and even contact missions.

However, I cannot verify it for last gen consoles as I have upgraded three months ago.




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