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What is the best approach for grinding the Cayo Perico Heist?


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I just bought a Kosatka. What is the best approach to take for grinding the Cayo Perico Heist for money? It'll likely be a mix of solo heisting and heisting with a friend, so idk if that factors into it.

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the Longfin approach is basically the best way, remember that you will have the ability to travel around the island with it easily and quickly.

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I prefer Velum (since it's the easiest and quickest prep and looting the hangar always is a safe bet), guard disguise and grabling hook, but every player has his own preference. I usually beat the elite challenge in about 12 minutes, others do that much quicker. What works alone might be risky in a team (diving trough the drainage tunnel without rebreather, works alone with good lung capacity but is risky with two or more players).

 

PS: make sure to scope out the drainage tunnel even if you don't use this entry, you will get a much easier and quicker prep and you won't no longer need bolt cutters. Also make sure to scope out the main dock, southern dropzone isn't that bad either.

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I can help. This is what you do ( if you're new enough to the heist that some of this doesn't make sense right now, don't worry - it will soon enough). 

 

Scope Out (right after you leave the party): On you first scope out, photograph the drainage tunnel. It's located at the southern tip of the island right below Rubio's compound. Grab a boat from one of the docks, snap it from the water. You'll have to hit the North Dock anyway to snap some bolt cutters (the game will send you there once you've done the Comms Tower), so snap the dock as an exit point while you're there (you'll have to bag at least one exit point to complete the mission, may as well be this one. You won't be using it, of course), then jump in the boat & bag the Drainage Tunnel.

 

That's it. F*ck everything else. Just a huge time sink. Do only bolt cutters, North Dock exit & Drainage Tunnel entry.

 

For subsequent Scope Outs, bag a bike from the airfield, bush ride across the island to the east coast, jump the hillock next to the sniper tower (while the sniper is not looking, obviously), hit the comms tower and scope the vault & all interiors to see what the secondary loot is. 

 

Set Ups: You'll only need 5 - Kosatka (sonar jammer), Cutting Torch, Fingerprint Cloner, Plasma Cutter/Safe Codes (depending on what your primary target is) and your weapon loadout of choice (I recommend the one with the new Military Rifle - it's perfect for this heist. I think it's called the Conspirator loadout but someone please check me on that). Remember to pay the $5K for Supressors. Also, the Sparrow is your very best friend for these - along with liberal use of the fast travel option in the sub.

 

That's all you need for setups. I know you're wondering why I haven't mentioned any of the disruption set ups - it's because they only matter if you get caught, and you won't be getting caught, right?

 

Special note for heisting with a buddy - do your setups separately; having help for the setups saves almost no time at all, but if you each do your own, you have 2 heists ready to go in the same amount of time as you'd have taken to set up 1. This actually works no matter how many people are on board - you make less money the more people you bring, but doing 2/3/4 heists in a row more than makes up for it. I've found 2 is best tho.

 

The Heist: Kosatka delivery, Drainage Tunnel for both Entry and Infiltration. Exit doesn't matter, you won't be using it, so pick whatever is there. Weapons, make sure you've got the supressors. Recon - pay $25K for the Recon Drone. Do cuts then off you go. If you're bringing randoms, stop reading now and come back when you feel like actually succeeding.

 

Upon arrival, start sweeping east - take out each dude with a single headshot. Do not get spotted or leave a body where someone will see it.  If you're solo, all you're after is the gate keys. If you've got a buddy, you'll need both keycards as well. One keycard is located in the upstairs office in the main building, the other is dropped randomly from a guard. 

 

Once you've got those, go bag the secondary targets if you're with a buddy - Gold is best, and 2 of you can grab 3 full stacks. Then head down to the basement gates (there are two, east & west, right in the middle of the compound under the main building). You can get into the vault from the office upstairs, but the hack is longer. 

 

Pro tip for the hack - don't even bother trying to match up the patterns with the horsesh*t 1980's graphics R* inflicted on us. Just put the top of the fingerprint in the slot then hit right on your d-pad for however many slots below the first one you are (eg if you've got the top of the fingerprint in slot 3, you hit the d-pad twice). First print you only need the top 4 slots, for the second it's the top 5. This will make more sense when you're looking at it, and after a few times you'll be thru that hack in seconds.

 

Once you're in the vault, grab any remaining secondaries if needed, grab the main target & head for the main gate (north wall right near the east basement gate). There will be a few new guards, but at most you'll only have to deal with one or two of them.

 

After the gate cutscene, you'll be looking at a dirt road heading north. Follow it to the guy standing next to a motorcycle and relieve him of his life and his bike (one-seater, unfortunately, so if you're with a buddy someone has to go on foot). Then head northwest till you get to the shore (if you hit a chain link fence, follow it west to the water). Carefully make your way down the cliff, get in the water & swim as directly away from the island as you can. Once you get far enough away, the hiest completes.

 

Once you get it all down pat, you'll be completing the elite challenge every time.

 

Oh, and don't forget to buy your next hiest within 48 mins of completing the last one to set it to hard & get a bit more payout.

 

Any other method is done for fun, not for grinding. R* wants this hiest to take as long as possible, so literally every aspect of it is designed to be tedious and time-consuming. The method set out here is about the fastest way you can do it.

 

One last thing - about cancelling and rebuying if you get a sh*tty take: Only do that if you get Tequila and only one stack of gold (or none at all). The reason for this is that by rebuying you often lose the Hard mode, and the loss of bonus money is not made up for by anything except the best targets (Pink Diamond or Bearer Bonds plus 3 stacks of gold). There is also a super valuable Panther Statue, but I've never seen it come up, so I'm assuming it's a deliberate release thing like the Diamonds in the Casino hiest.

 

That's it - you now have everything you need to turn over around 2 million in about 60-90 minutes. Not quite Bogdan money, but pretty close and 100% legit. Good luuuuuck!

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This only works with a team of two, if you are alone you should fill your bags before you enter the compound and so the Kosatka approach is out, the Kosatka prep can also be quite time-consuming (fast travel to test site, drive it underwater to enemy sub, fight your way through enemy sub which easily gets you killed). Especially if you are alone you can use the Longfin just as well, if rebreather isn't bugged for you (it is for me) it would also work with a team.

 

 

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23 hours ago, Aquamaniac said:

I prefer Velum (since it's the easiest and quickest prep and looting the hangar always is a safe bet), guard disguise and grabling hook, but every player has his own preference. I usually beat the elite challenge in about 12 minutes, others do that much quicker. What works alone might be risky in a team (diving trough the drainage tunnel without rebreather, works alone with good lung capacity but is risky with two or more players).

 

PS: make sure to scope out the drainage tunnel even if you don't use this entry, you will get a much easier and quicker prep and you won't no longer need bolt cutters. Also make sure to scope out the main dock, southern dropzone isn't that bad either.

Velum approach is probably the worst approach as it's the furthest from where you really want to be. Doing the elite in 12 minutes when you can do it in about 6 or 7 from elsewhere (solo) seems like a massive waste of time.

 

If you press left on the d-pad, regardless of outfit, you will equip the rebreather, meaning you can always get in through the drainage tunnel. 

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3 minutes ago, BeatsDown said:

Velum approach is probably the worst approach as it's the furthest from where you really want to be. Doing the elite in 12 minutes when you can do it in about 6 or 7 from elsewhere (solo) seems like a massive waste of time.

 

If you press left on the d-pad, regardless of outfit, you will equip the rebreather, meaning you can always get in through the drainage tunnel. 

 

I can't do it in 6 minutes anyways also consider the time you need for the preps. If I'm alone I survive drainage tunnel without rebreather, as I said it is bugged for me.

 

Velum: drive/fly to airfield, blow 4 guys away, fly to LSIA

Longfin: drive/fly to Police HQ, then get truck, drive truck to Police HQ, tow Longfin, drive Longfin to port, loose cops on the way

 

At the end the time difference over the entire heist is minimal and my approach is friendly for beginners. If I do not start at the airfield and loot the hangar I have to go to the main dock after the compound to fill my bag. 

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1 hour ago, Aquamaniac said:

 

I can't do it in 6 minutes anyways also consider the time you need for the preps. If I'm alone I survive drainage tunnel without rebreather, as I said it is bugged for me.

 

Velum: drive/fly to airfield, blow 4 guys away, fly to LSIA

Longfin: drive/fly to Police HQ, then get truck, drive truck to Police HQ, tow Longfin, drive Longfin to port, loose cops on the way

 

At the end the time difference over the entire heist is minimal and my approach is friendly for beginners. If I do not start at the airfield and loot the hangar I have to go to the main dock after the compound to fill my bag. 

I've done all the preps solo in under 18 minutes...

 

The Longfin prep can be done in 4:30 because non-noob players call in their Phantom Wedge.

 

If you think the time difference is minimal then you really need to work on getting the preps done better.

 

I made a guide that may help.

 

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Last time I did the Velum prep, it was slightly less than 6 minutes, so one minute more you need for the Longfin prep, I won't tell you how long I needed for that since that would be embarrassing in comparison, but sometimes it wents smoother depending on where the trailer is parked.

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I wouldn't get so hung up on speed-run strats if you're just coming into this.   First of all get you a guide and scope out every entry and exit point on the island so you have options.   If you're like me you will get bored doing the same thing again and again, and CP has a good bit of variety.

 

My friends and I just showed up with whatever looked cool, tried to stealth until that went south and then shot our way out (just barely) our first time.  I got to check out all the prep missions going that way and it gave us a good incentive to try to find stealth strats in future.   For all we know perhaps you and your friend will really enjoy just shooting the place up, worth giving it a whirl at least once. 

 

From there as others have said, if you find the underwater entrance you can always grab the cutting torch for a quick way in the compound and to bypass needing bolt cutters.   Probably worthwhile even if you prefer another entry point.  Learn where the possible spawn points of guard uniforms are that are along your scope-out route and also treasure spawns.   There's almost always enough loot in the compound for 2 people to get in and out fast with 2 bags full and really even without full bags, optimum loot, or speed-strats you're still making a butload of gtabux.

 

Take your time, have fun, get a feel for where things are, guard/camera behaviour and locations and don't take yourself too serious if you make stupid mistakes as you learn your way around.  As you learn the lay of the land and gain experience the elite speeds will happen naturally and if you mix it up with approaches you can start to plan around best routes for fun or good loot or just something different.   FFS, this is meant to be a game, if you want to just work for GTAbux just get some OT at your regular job and buy cash cards, otherwise just try a bit of everything, figure out what's most fun for you and your friends, and do that. 

 

There are achievements for things like taking a full 4 man team and using every entry vehicle and similar.   They pay pretty decent GTAbux and RP and you may like to do those just for the sake of being a completionist and trying new things.

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On 4/2/2021 at 12:54 AM, God-eater said:

You'll have to hit the North Dock anyway to snap some bolt cutters

bolt cutters, grappling hooks and guard uniforms spawn randomly they are not in the same place every time

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42 minutes ago, cybapete said:

bolt cutters, grappling hooks and guard uniforms spawn randomly they are not in the same place every time

 

Well there's only like 9 places the uniforms can spawn, and I'm pretty sure there's always one in each 'location' (airfield, 2 x docks, central zone).

 

Scope the island, find 2 packs of cocaine, then build your heist around where they are. In > Uniform > Coke > Compound > Swim away is going to be your default. If there's a painting in the office then grab that instead of struggling for 2 cokes. Bend like the reed or snap like the tree. 🥋

 

Coke pays best solo, and you'll get to learn the island and spawns. 

 

Longfin or Kosatka generally, but be flexible ie 2 coke and a uniform at airfield? Maybe velum is OK. Maybe you longfin to airfield then to drainage tunnel. 

 

My general point is that the best way to grind this, is to vary what you do based on the facts on the ground. 

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Should I buy a vehicle warehouse and a Phantom Wedge just for the Longfin prep? Or should I continue using the MOC?

I don't have a vehicle warehouse, because I got the Kosatka first and have no interest in Import/Export, crate warehouses or whatever on my new character, and I know the Phantom Wedge comes without bulletproof tyres.

(yes, I did get a MOC, because I do have bunker for mk2 weapons)

I currently use the MOC all the way, and when I get to the docks, I find a random truck on the street to use for delivery at the marker.

 

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On 4/4/2021 at 12:09 PM, Gridl0k said:

 

Well there's only like 9 places the uniforms can spawn, and I'm pretty sure there's always one in each 'location' (airfield, 2 x docks, central zone).

 

Scope the island, find 2 packs of cocaine, then build your heist around where they are. In > Uniform > Coke > Compound > Swim away is going to be your default. If there's a painting in the office then grab that instead of struggling for 2 cokes. Bend like the reed or snap like the tree. 🥋

 

Coke pays best solo, and you'll get to learn the island and spawns. 

 

Longfin or Kosatka generally, but be flexible ie 2 coke and a uniform at airfield? Maybe velum is OK. Maybe you longfin to airfield then to drainage tunnel. 

 

My general point is that the best way to grind this, is to vary what you do based on the facts on the ground. 

 

This is exactly my strategy - every time!

So for me it's either a Velum or Longfin approach. Very rarely Coke won't spawn at either the airfield or docks (replaced with Dr Pepper 🤮) so I'll usually take the time to mix it up slightly and maybe do a Halo jump - just to keep things slightly interesting.

I was very, very lucky once to have 2 paintings spawn in El Rubio's office. Got in and out in just over 5 mins!

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2 hours ago, AirWolf359 said:

Should I buy a vehicle warehouse and a Phantom Wedge just for the Longfin prep? Or should I continue using the MOC?

I don't have a vehicle warehouse, because I got the Kosatka first and have no interest in Import/Export, crate warehouses or whatever on my new character, and I know the Phantom Wedge comes without bulletproof tyres.

(yes, I did get a MOC, because I do have bunker for mk2 weapons)

I currently use the MOC all the way, and when I get to the docks, I find a random truck on the street to use for delivery at the marker.

 

 

Thats the point, after a dozen Perico Heists you might spend 2 to 5 millions to save a few minutes but not when you are a relatively new player and the Kosatka is quite affordable even for new players. Using the Kosatka approach might be an alternative though if you learn to fight your way through the enemy sub quickly and can steal a boat on the island or are able to continue to loot the island after the main target.

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Both the engine and control room can be reached fairly fast with only a few enemies on the way, the torpedo room is another story.

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13 hours ago, AirWolf359 said:

Should I buy a vehicle warehouse and a Phantom Wedge just for the Longfin prep? Or should I continue using the MOC?

I don't have a vehicle warehouse, because I got the Kosatka first and have no interest in Import/Export, crate warehouses or whatever on my new character, and I know the Phantom Wedge comes without bulletproof tyres.

(yes, I did get a MOC, because I do have bunker for mk2 weapons)

I currently use the MOC all the way, and when I get to the docks, I find a random truck on the street to use for delivery at the marker.

 

i'm not sure you need a vehicle warehouse to get a phantom wedge

use the moc if you prefer that i like using the wedge just so i can toss cop cars around like ball bearings in a blender

 

the truck on the street is one of 3-4 around the map provided for the mission just in case someone has no truck themselves

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3 hours ago, cybapete said:

i'm not sure you need a vehicle warehouse to get a phantom wedge

use the moc if you prefer that i like using the wedge just so i can toss cop cars around like ball bearings in a blender

 

the truck on the street is one of 3-4 around the map provided for the mission just in case someone has no truck themselves

 

I'm pretty sure you need to have a vehicle warehouse. That's the only place it can be stored.

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3 hours ago, cybapete said:

i'm not sure you need a vehicle warehouse to get a phantom wedge

use the moc if you prefer that i like using the wedge just so i can toss cop cars around like ball bearings in a blender

 

the truck on the street is one of 3-4 around the map provided for the mission just in case someone has no truck themselves

 

The point was to spawn your own truck at the police headquarters to save time as my argument was that the Velum prep is quicker (about 6 minutes), using the Phantom Wedge provided even takes longer since its further away and guarded. I might actually buy the Phantom Wedge since it's pretty cool and will unlock a mission I think.

 

I'm curious how it worked out for the the OP, if he found his own style.

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5 hours ago, cybapete said:

i'm not sure you need a vehicle warehouse to get a phantom wedge

use the moc if you prefer that i like using the wedge just so i can toss cop cars around like ball bearings in a blender

 

the truck on the street is one of 3-4 around the map provided for the mission just in case someone has no truck themselves

Yes you do, that's why I asked. Otherwise I'd buy the Phantom Wedge as soon as it went on discount. I have no intention to use the vehicle warehouse for import/export, so I would also have to buy the Phantom Wedge at full price instead of trade price.

This is also why I am partial to using the Kosatka over the Longfin. I remember the Merryweather submarine layout from repeated Bogdan finales, so I guess I'll just keep doing that.

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2 hours ago, Aquamaniac said:

 

The point was to spawn your own truck at the police headquarters to save time as my argument was that the Velum prep is quicker (about 6 minutes), using the Phantom Wedge provided even takes longer since its further away and guarded. I might actually buy the Phantom Wedge since it's pretty cool and will unlock a mission I think.

 

I'm curious how it worked out for the the OP, if he found his own style.

The Velum prep is NOT quicker. Longfin is done in about 4:30, so around 90 seconds faster than the Velum. It also means doing the finale much quicker as you don't have to travel across the ENTIRE ISLAND to get where you need to be. Add all of these times up and the time save is huge, especially over multiple playthroughs, you'll be saving yourself hours. I've done the finale in 3:45 using the Longfin approach. You'll get nowhere near this in the Velum.

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22 minutes ago, BeatsDown said:

The Velum prep is NOT quicker. Longfin is done in about 4:30, so around 90 seconds faster than the Velum. It also means doing the finale much quicker as you don't have to travel across the ENTIRE ISLAND to get where you need to be. Add all of these times up and the time save is huge, especially over multiple playthroughs, you'll be saving yourself hours. I've done the finale in 3:45 using the Longfin approach. You'll get nowhere near this in the Velum.

 

You may do it in 4:30, not me, I have to travel the entire island anyway for extra loot. It's not that I don't use the Lonfin, I just prefer the Velum depending on guard disguise and grappling hook locations, so it's about 2/3 Velum and 1/3 Longfin, sometimes Heli approach or Halo jump. 

 

PS: I watched your video and was able to do the Longfin jump at least when I tried it from the start, but for the me the Longfin jump is pointless, I have to kill some guards, enter by the side doors which is a much worse entry than by the drainage tunnel if you want to keep stealth. I tried to get a grappling hook first and then do the Longfin jump but this didn't work out so far since I didn't hit the rock properly.

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15 hours ago, Super Grunt 281 said:

Both the engine and control room can be reached fairly fast with only a few enemies on the way, the torpedo room is another story.

 

I go left and forward to the Bridge, throwing stickies in the 2 blind rooms on the way. If it's not there go back to the entrance and down the ladderin the rebreather room, minimises the fighting.

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51 minutes ago, Aquamaniac said:

 

You may do it in 4:30, not me, I have to travel the entire island anyway for extra loot. It's not that I don't use the Lonfin, I just prefer the Velum depending on guard disguise and grappling hook locations, so it's about 2/3 Velum and 1/3 Longfin, sometimes Heli approach or Halo jump. 

 

PS: I watched your video and was able to do the Longfin jump at least when I tried it from the start, but for the me the Longfin jump is pointless, I have to kill some guards, enter by the side doors which is a much worse entry than by the drainage tunnel if you want to keep stealth. I tried to get a grappling hook first and then do the Longfin jump but this didn't work out so far since I didn't hit the rock properly.

Extra loot that you can get at the main docks???

 

the longfin jump isn't pointless, as you may only need to kill one or two guards (depending on RNG) to get into the compound. It's about 40 seconds faster than the drainage tunnel. Only people that aren't very good need to worry about breaking stealth this way. Getting the grappling hook has never been a good idea as the entry codes are so easy to come by. The time you're currently wasting must be massive. But hey, you carry on doing it your way while everyone else makes their money quicker and easier 👍

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7 minutes ago, BeatsDown said:

Extra loot that you can get at the main docks???

 

the longfin jump isn't pointless, as you may only need to kill one or two guards (depending on RNG) to get into the compound. It's about 40 seconds faster than the drainage tunnel. Only people that aren't very good need to worry about breaking stealth this way. Getting the grappling hook has never been a good idea as the entry codes are so easy to come by. The time you're currently wasting must be massive. But hey, you carry on doing it your way while everyone else makes their money quicker and easier 👍

 

The airfield is easiest to loot thus the Velum approach, then I head to the compound with a bike.

 

You're too obsessed with speed, it's a game after all and should be fun, making 1,5 mio on average within 12 minutes for the final is certainly no bad cut for an average gamer like me. What would you spend the money on anyways?

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When I do Cayo, I only scope the main dock loot. I take the submarine and drainage entrance. Silent and sneaky directly to the office taking out 2 or 3 guys on the way. 

 

Rob the safe, and hit the vault, then silent and sneak back out main gate. Wipe out the four guys silently, then use the motorbike to race down close to main dock without alerting anyone, quickly fill the bags and silently take out a few more idiots, Jump on the boat bang gone.  

 

Get good at it / do it enough times and you'll have the elite challenge effortlessly every time and a pay around 1.4 to 1.8 mil solo. 

 

Don't take friends because they often cock it up and you have to pay them for doing so. 👍

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16 minutes ago, Aquamaniac said:

 

The airfield is easiest to loot thus the Velum approach, then I head to the compound with a bike.

 

You're too obsessed with speed, it's a game after all and should be fun, making 1,5 mio on average within 12 minutes for the final is certainly no bad cut for an average gamer like me. What would you spend the money on anyways?

I've made nearly $1.7bn. It's not about money for me, but I understand for how most people it is, so I was speaking generally. The point is you can do the elite challenge in half the time by using the Longfin. whether it's money or speed you're after, Longfin is better than Velum in every way. As the saying goes, time is money, so the less time you spend making the same money the better. How is the airfield easiest to loot? They are the same, just one is much slower.

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21 hours ago, AirWolf359 said:

Should I buy a vehicle warehouse and a Phantom Wedge just for the Longfin prep? Or should I continue using the MOC?

I don't have a vehicle warehouse, because I got the Kosatka first and have no interest in Import/Export, crate warehouses or whatever on my new character, and I know the Phantom Wedge comes without bulletproof tyres.

(yes, I did get a MOC, because I do have bunker for mk2 weapons)

I currently use the MOC all the way, and when I get to the docks, I find a random truck on the street to use for delivery at the marker.

 

For getting the boat I'd just use the MOC, it's quick and does the job and without that stupid long plow it's easy to get the boat from the police station near Lester's warehouse.

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Best approach is 2-player, assuming you both know what you're doing, as you can just go straight to the compound and not worry about secondaries being miles away, as you can easily grab whatever is in the compound, which is usually gold and pays out the highest. You only need 3 piles of gold to fill 2 bags. 85% / 15% cut will leave the host with about 1.8m on average. Even if you do this as a 50% / 50% each time, you're still raking it in with minimal fuss. If you're half decent you can complete the finale with elite in around 6 mins.

1 minute ago, Nuke Cola 1 said:

For getting the boat I'd just use the MOC, it's quick and does the job and without that stupid long plow it's easy to get the boat from the police station near Lester's warehouse.

It's not quicker as the spawn location for the MOC is further away, whereas the Phantom Wedge spawns right next to you. You have to travel further from where you want to be to get the MOC which then means travelling back to where the Longfin is. The Phantom Wedge is also better at clearing away any traffic in your way.

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2 minutes ago, BeatsDown said:

I've made nearly $1.7bn. It's not about money for me, but I understand for how most people it is, so I was speaking generally. The point is you can do the elite challenge in half the time by using the Longfin. whether it's money or speed you're after, Longfin is better than Velum in every way. As the saying goes, time is money, so the less time you spend making the same money the better. How is the airfield easiest to loot? They are the same, just one is much slower.

Anything is better than the velum and having to travel across the entire island waving goodbye to an elite challenge.

 

Just now, BeatsDown said:

Best approach is 2-player, assuming you both know what you're doing, as you can just go straight to the compound and not worry about secondaries being miles away, as you can easily grab whatever is in the compound, which is usually gold and pays out the highest. You only need 3 piles of gold to fill 2 bags. 85% / 15% cut will leave the host with about 1.8m on average. Even if you do this as a 50% / 50% each time, you're still raking it in with minimal fuss. If you're half decent you can complete the finale with elite in around 6 mins.

Sub in, swim underwater out. It's quick and easy for sure, though I mostly run solo myself. Saves waiting for a friend to come online, saves the hassle of taking a random that is terrible at the game. 

Just now, BeatsDown said:

Best approach is 2-player, assuming you both know what you're doing, as you can just go straight to the compound and not worry about secondaries being miles away, as you can easily grab whatever is in the compound, which is usually gold and pays out the highest. You only need 3 piles of gold to fill 2 bags. 85% / 15% cut will leave the host with about 1.8m on average. Even if you do this as a 50% / 50% each time, you're still raking it in with minimal fuss. If you're half decent you can complete the finale with elite in around 6 mins.

It's not quicker as the spawn location for the MOC is further away, whereas the Phantom Wedge spawns right next to you. You have to travel further from where you want to be to get the MOC which then means travelling back to where the Longfin is. The Phantom Wedge is also better at clearing away any traffic in your way.

Depends on if you call it in and drive it to the boat or fly there and spawn it on location. Either way going to save a minute or two on a setup is rather pointless. It's the heist itself where the time counts 

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