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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:27 PM Edited by Foreverpast, 3 weeks ago.

Have nothing to do on a crappy day other than stay indoors, no friends online to play too?

Well here's a decent way to earn cash in-game with little effort, & enjoy doing other things around the house for most of the time.

Please note I've only done this on the Xbox One, Xbox One S, & Xbox One X.

PS4 owners if you try it, let me know if it works for you, I know your dashboard setup is different.

Confirmed to work on PC version, thanks to Khephera.

This is a rather old method, however I haven't seen a solid guide about it.

 

 

What You Need:

CEO Status (& Necessary Required Purchases To Have It)

Armored Boxville Purchased (& Necessary Purchases To Buy It)

 

Recommended: Maze Bank West CEO office.

 

 

Steps:

 

#1: Start an Invite Only Session.

#2: Register as a CEO

#3: Start Fortified & proceed to the AB (Armored Boxville).

#4: Enter the AB & then leave it.

#5: You've got 9-9.5 minutes to do whatever you want away from the game.

#6: As soon as you win/earn the cash, change your outfit to make the game save.

#7: Immediately exit the entire game via dashboard, then start back up the game.

#8: Repeat process.

 

 

My technique:

 

Having Maze Bank West as a CEO office, it takes about 15 seconds from either personal vehicle or helicopter to get to the AB's location from my office (as it spawns at Pacific Bluffs for me). After I enter the AB & exit it, I then travel shortly over to the other side of the cemetery or land on a nearby building, to prevent the spawning AI from attacking me. Then usually either spend the 9ish minutes exercising &/or listening to music. Upon the job's completion, saving is key/making sure that I change my outfit so I can see the orange save circle icon. Then & only then quiting the entire game via dashboard, as this skips the 30 minute cool-down on the job's timer in exchange for starting a new session, CEO registration, entirely new load in for the game. Given I have an Xbox One X (Scorpio!) now, it only takes about 1-2 minutes to load back into an invite only session, from the game restarting/loading up to single-player, until being back in my CEO office. To note however I have used this technique originally back on my X1 & X1S & still found it worth it.

 

 

Note:

 

- You earn $35,000 per run, $30,000 if you opt not to enter the AB at all. It's up to you, the $5,000 stacks up over time. 

- You earn around 3,000 RP. That's not alot compared to some other methods, but it's quite a bit for you doing basically nothing.

- You do NOT need to wait for the AB to explode before quiting the game, despite technically the job is still active until it does.

- Sometimes a random quick save will occur immediately upon you winning the money, this is not the save to rely on.

- Yes I know it takes alot of money to actually be able to start using this technique, but it's here for those interested.

- Alternatively you can just incorporate Fortified with Heandhunter & Sightseer jobs as a more active day of play.

- This isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's a very easy "grind", that requires little effort & allows you to go do other things for most of the time.

^ I consider this a "No randoms, no effort, no problem!" type of approach.

- Other members have suggested using "Last Location" setting for your spawn into online, making it a shorter trip back to the AB on the next run.

- Again this description may seem long & too much effort, however the whole process is actually pretty dang simple & quick.

 

 

*Pro Tip*

If you have a Bunker/Gunrunning Business, incorporate it's passive stock manufacturing with this.

The Fortified runs will more than compensate for the resupplies of your Bunker.

 

 

 

*Misc. Tips*

 

- You can enter your Bunker immediately after starting Fortified, opening your interaction menu causes the yellow "enter" circle to your Bunker to vanish. Open your interaction menu & hover over the Fortified job, as you position your character in the spot where the Bunker enter zone normally is. Start Fortified & close your interaction menu, causing the Bunker enter zone to appear for a split second. That brief moment of it appearing before re-vanishing (due to starting a job) will allow your character to enter your Bunker during the job. This can be done with an CEO actually, but more impractical for the others. The timer for the job will not show while in a property, but is active.

 

- You can use the tip above to enter your MOC, however you can enter your Avenger freely without using that trick/even after the job has officially started.

In both vehicles you can work at your MK 2 Weapons Workbench during, & in addition you can access your wardrobe in the Avenger.

 

 

- If you want to spice things up/be active, take the AB to a police station &/or call for police, law enforcement AI will "Ally" with you for as long as the job timer is active, even if you open fire on them. However they will engage both hostile foot units AND helicopters that spawn. It's one of the rare opportunities in this game where you can team up with police in-game without repercussions of them targeting you. The hostile AI will keep spawning in random vehicle/helicopter waves until the timer is done, so be ready for most police stations to run out of officers over time, however there's one or two I've chilled at that held off the entire time. Plus as mentioned, you can call emergency services for backup whenever you run low on police support. The Vespucci police station seems to have some well armed officers with shotguns at times, or at LSIA where they possess assault rifles. *

 

- If you own a Hangar in Fort Zancudo, you can drive the AB into the base & basically spectate the battles between military personnel & the hostile npcs. However keep in mind that you will still receive a wanted level if you engage in any aggressive behavior. So unlike working alongside LSPD at police departments, in Fort Zancudo all you will be able to do safely is watch the fighting. The military base has a separate wanted level scripting that LSPD & thus why if you don't own a hangar in the location, you will still receive an automatic 4 star wanted level during the job as soon as you enter the area. Owning a property in the base though allows you to position the AB in the compound without any wanted level, & enjoy watching tanks protect it. This is a similar technique to the old method of traveling to Fort Zancudo during classic Contact Missions to lose npc pursuers, such as High Priority Case where a gang controlled Maverick chases players. However in those specific Contact Missions where wanted levels cannot be attained, you can freely work with the military to combat your attackers. TIP: Stay out of the military's way while using them as protection during Fortified.

 

 

 

Warning!

*Noted Issues*

 

- Sometimes you'll only receive a $5,000 reward upon job completion instead of the normal amount, if in a parachute purchasing menu/Ammunation.

 

- Sometimes you'll only receive a $5,000 reward upon job completion instead of the normal amount, if using a MK 2 Weapons Workbench.

 

- Sometimes it's possible to receive no $ reward if you are accessing your personal phone's internet at the time of the job timer ending.

 

- Having an Akula out can cause a Wanted Level Bug to occur, where you'll actually be able to attain a wanted level despite the mission normally negates such.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:01 AM Edited by Spectre "2K", 13 November 2017 - 02:44 AM.

wow, i do fortified a lot but i didn't know it was spammable like that. I'm gonna have to try it sometime. Thanks OP!

 

EDIT: been doing it for a few hours now, I find it works better if you set your spawn to last location (especially near the cemetery as you spawn within walking distance of the boxville)

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:45 AM

yeah thats basically how I play gta noways. 

- spawn in yacht ( its next to quarry - to far away for anyone to bother + no easy way to access the beach) 
- start Piracy Prevention (30k) I have time for checking whats new in the update / shopping / buying ammo / hunting for bounties / doing whatever I want 
- resupply bunker (sandy shores)
- Start Fortified
- quit game after I finish 

If I'm afk - I just lag everyone off after starting PP

if i'm in the mood for pvp shenanigans - I like to hide Armored Boxville somewhere inside Fort Zancudo. Everyone who fires a gun inside the base will be hunted by the military (extra protection).

So usually I'm just leaving the van inside and getting a plane for myself. 


either way - I'm getting at least 65k just for f*cking around in freeroam or for going afk for 20m

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for the tip ...I always start the game off by selling a modded sandking then running fortified in an invite only session . I will certainly try thus out . Also I found if I am on the in game phone on the Internet as the mission ends I've gotten nothing for payout. It has happened with fortified and PP .
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:38 PM

Thanks for the tip ...I always start the game off by selling a modded sandking then running fortified in an invite only session . I will certainly try thus out . Also I found if I am on the in game phone on the Internet as the mission ends I've gotten nothing for payout. It has happened with fortified and PP .

 

Huh, another bug I guess with the job ending, just like the $5,000 earnings if you are in an ammunition store buy menu.


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:15 PM

- Alternatively you can just incorporate Fortified with Heandhunter & Sightseer jobs as a more active day of play.


Great post, this is exactly what I do. I can make around a mill a day with this strategy. Combine with sell missions of weapons and coke and I/E work.

I did learn a thing or two from this post, I had no idea I was sacrificing 5k everytime I didn't get in the AB (I used the extra couple minutes to mess around in game or afk), and of course the glitches.

I'm always looking for more ways to make Fortified more interesting when I play it. LSIA should be interesting, with the assault rifles lol :p I thought about taking it to a subway entrance where the cop spawns with an assault rifle but I think LSIA would be better.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:55 PM

 

EDIT: been doing it for a few hours now, I find it works better if you set your spawn to last location (especially near the cemetery as you spawn within walking distance of the boxville)

 

I honestly never even thought about that, excellent idea as it completely bypasses having to exit the CEO office & possible shower time.

 

 

I'm always looking for more ways to make Fortified more interesting when I play it. LSIA should be interesting, with the assault rifles lol :p I thought about taking it to a subway entrance where the cop spawns with an assault rifle but I think LSIA would be better.

 

 

It's actually impressive how aggressive those police are near LSIA, they will even run across the road to the multi-level parking lot building just to get better shots at hostile helicopters.

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:52 AM Edited by Foreverpast, 23 December 2017 - 11:53 AM.

Something I just learned during this job, if you call for police assistance:

 

- Walk up to the cruiser & simply throw the driver out.

- Hop in & start driving, don't stop, the passenger officer won't bail.

- When the job is over, you'll get a 1-2 star wanted level immediatly, but still the passenger officer won't do anything.

- You can lose the wanted level despite having the cop still riding with you.

- If you finally come to a stop after losing the wanted level, the passive cop will still exit the car, & suddenly turn hostile.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 01:10 PM Edited by Khephera, 23 December 2017 - 03:08 PM.

Ui ui ui, thank you, OP! Trying this one and report back later if this is working on PC as well. (:

Edit: Yes, it's working on PC.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:48 PM Edited by Foreverpast, 08 January 2018 - 09:54 PM.

Ui ui ui, thank you, OP! Trying this one and report back later if this is working on PC as well. (:

Edit: Yes, it's working on PC.

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Awesome, thanks for clearing that up!

I figure Velocity works identically, except that job actually involves constant player engagement.

Just a more active $35,000 job with the same cool-down settings.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:40 AM

if fortified is started in packed lobby, under construction tunnel is best place to hide. 99% you are safe there.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:34 AM

Speaking of hiding. The Yacht is the best place for a Boxville in a packed lobby.

With enabled AA-defence.

 

 

 

Not even a Hunter can take the prize :p

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:12 AM Edited by Foreverpast, 29 January 2018 - 11:13 AM.

There's an odd situation right now where you can obtain wanted stars during random play-throughs of this job.

I'll rework parts of the guide once it's been determined officially as either a bug or an actual random change of game-play mechanics.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:01 PM Edited by Piro, 29 January 2018 - 02:08 PM.

Speaking of hiding. The Yacht is the best place for a Boxville in a packed lobby.
With enabled AA-defence.



Not even a Hunter can take the prize :p


I alway though that blocking the spawnpoint will simply place it on the nearest road.
I would never think it would spawns right next to you if you do that. This could be very useful, thanks.

One question - If plane explodes with Boxville inside, what will happen? It just falls down to the ground?



As for me - sometimes I like to take Boxville on a train ride.
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and I usually cover it with:
- Akula
- Deluxo/Oppressor/R2K (cause it's easy to place them on a train)
- AA guns (you can use cargobob)


EDIT:
I also tried to place it on Avenger but its to heavy i guess...
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

There's an odd situation right now where you can obtain wanted stars during random play-throughs of this job.
I'll rework parts of the guide once it's been determined officially as either a bug or an actual random change of game-play mechanics.


if killing of attacking NPC is avoided there is no wanted level.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:57 PM

One question - If plane explodes with Boxville inside, what will happen? It just falls down to the ground?

 

No, it will explode as well. But Bombushka is pretty safe in terms of collision. That rarely happens


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 04:48 AM Edited by Foreverpast, 31 January 2018 - 04:48 AM.

 

There's an odd situation right now where you can obtain wanted stars during random play-throughs of this job.
I'll rework parts of the guide once it's been determined officially as either a bug or an actual random change of game-play mechanics.


if killing of attacking NPC is avoided there is no wanted level.

 

 

True, but attaining the wanted level is totally random/inconsistent. You can mow down npcs next to a police station in some runs of the job & the cops won't even look at you, other times...boom instant stars attained when you accidentally take out a single npc with just one shot.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:07 PM Edited by DentureDynamite, 06 February 2018 - 07:16 PM.

^^ Same thing with newly-stolen cars and police stations. Wanted levels can be very erratic.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:46 PM

Word.  

 

I have ALL of the Import/Export weaponized/special vehicles--and let me tell you, the money stacks up even faster when you don't waste the time rebooting and instead run five minutes worth of Most Wanted and/or Point to Point in between jobs (you obviously need associates for that), until you get the timers lined up (using Headhunter and Sightseer) to the point where you're instantly starting the next one as soon as the first one ends.

 

On Fortified i always park the rig under something just in case the AI choppers want to hit it with rockets.

 

The ramp buggy job pays like $40k if you get all the packages but you need a couple guys on your team preferably with Oppressors to get it done.

 

My new favorite is Plowed.       SO EASY.    Start it near Tinsel Towers and usually all three spots are in the city proper.

 

Love doing all this in full lobbies, too.     You win some and you lose some, but most of the time griefers give up after you grief them back with Most Wanted a couple times.   8)


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:46 PM Edited by Foreverpast, 10 February 2018 - 06:55 PM.

For those that afk, but don't like leaving their character out in the open in a "solo'd" public session (due to the chance of a player joining), I added the tip on how to re-enter your property upon starting the job. This will allow you to basically stay in your Bunker the entire time after starting it. Essentially letting you go back to your afk security cameras if that's your thing/where you buy new supplies every couple of hours & doing a few runs of Fortified to help counter those costs. The tip is not exclusive to the Bunker.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 05:59 PM

Today I learned that if I start Fortified and rly quickly call CEO vehicle

then both of them will spawn right next to me

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:50 PM

^ Same with personal aircrafts (you can spawn them on 12 seconds or so). However, I never managed to do the timing. Pretty inconsistent.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:56 PM

Today I learned that if I start Fortified and rly quickly call CEO vehicle

then both of them will spawn right next to me

 

Wait I'm confused, you mean no matter where you are, you can somehow glitch the Fortified Boxville to spawn by you?


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 04:42 AM Edited by flexcreator, 27 February 2018 - 04:43 AM.

^ he is talking about this

 

Basically, if you are good with the timing you can spawn almost  any vehicle nearby. It can be VIP work vehicles, Personal Aircrafts, MOC or Avenger.

The idea is to spawn CEO vehicle right at the moment when another vehicle is going to be spawned.

 

Personally, i'm always bad with timing, so I just stick with blocking the Fortified spawn points with Avenger

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:25 AM Edited by Foreverpast, 14 March 2018 - 01:25 AM.

Been experimenting with the spawning hostile npcs in cars:

 

If you keep within range for them to chase you & then proceed to leave the area/keeping them in pursuit, they will magically turn into regular civilians.

You can tell when the red circle indicator vanishes & they stop shooting you, as well the 4 armed men turn into 1 standard driver.

As well any damage (shot out windshield, etc) remains when the npc car transitions, & you actually still cannot access the vehicle even when it changes from enemy to neutral.

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What happens of you Start fortified near fort zancudo? Will the Army Defend You?

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by Piro, 3 weeks ago.

What happens of you Start fortified near fort zancudo? Will the Army Defend You?

If you have hangar in fort zancudo then yes - army will protect you. Until you pull out a gun ofc.

Thats why I hide it somewhere inside and then hop in to my personal aircraft.

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What happens of you Start fortified near fort zancudo? Will the Army Defend You?

If you have hangar in fort zancudo then yes - army will protect you. Until you pull out a gun ofc.

Thats why I hide it somewhere inside and then hop in to my personal aircraft.

 

 

Yep, the military acts in separate from the LSPD.

The flag to prevent wanted levels doesn't activate in FZ during the job.

However as Piro stated: if you possess low level clearance, just park the Boxville.in FZ & the military will utilize infantry & tanks to protect it.


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Posted 3 weeks ago

But is the near $3 million investment in the end worth it?


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Posted 3 weeks ago

But is the near $3 million investment in the end worth it?

 

True passive income that doesn't restrict you from freeroaming with no extra actions required? 35k for doing what you want in game?

Avoiding cops, insurance and Bad Sport for blowing Personal Vehicles during 10 minutes?

(Not confirmed for Fortified) Restricting the enemy players from going into the passive mode after killing you? 

 

I would say yes, it's worth it.

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