GTA 5 Online
Heists will be releasing on 10 March, 2015 for GTA 5 Online.Rockstar Newswire


Rockstar has officially released full patch notes with details explaining the various features of its Title Update 1.21 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of GTA 5 Online.

The details, made available on its Support Page takes us through the nitty-gritty of Heists update for GTA 5 Online. Starting from the Heists Overview, it explains what triggers the Heists, its Setup Missions, the Awards players will garner, how to replay a Heist, the different Adversary Modes and all the new features that are part of the update.

Further, the massive post lists the entire range of fixes that have been added to GTA 5 Online – from error messages asking players to re-complete tutorial when joining friends to being stuck in the camera mode after completion of Parachuting Job to fixing of the issue where players could be killed in Passive mode using the hose on the Fire Truck.

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Rockstar has released one of most awaited features for GTA 5 Online -- Heists Update. The update has started appearing on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and many proud fans can be seen declaring it on Twitter.

The Heists will be available on all the four consoles -- PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Rockstar had announced that the GTA Online version would get Heists feature during the release of online mode. However, over time the feature had to be delayed several times with the company telling us that it had been polishing it all the time so that when released, it won't face issues.

Fans and players of GTA 5 Online had to listen to all sorts of rumours and false alarms due to the delay in the game's release. As for GTA 5 PC version, the feature will be available at the time of its release in April 2015.

Heists Update will be bringing a four member co-operative gameplay that allows players to work in teams of two and plan robberies across Los Santos. There must be one Heists Leader (not less than 12 rank) who will co-ordinate the operation. He has to front some money before they get into a Heist mission, and also designate jobs for other players.

The patch update weighs 4.8GB on Xbox One and the Xbox 360 version weighs 1.2GB. The weight on the PlayStation consoles is not yet known.

Achievements and Trophies

Below are the achievements and trophies for GTA 5 that have been revealed via XboxAchievements. What we do not yet know is the colour of the Trophies.

GTA Online will get about 9 new achievements and trophies with 250 points in total. The achievements are as follows:


Shot Caller

  • Score: 10
  • Trophy: Bronze
  • Description: Invest your hard earned cash to set up a Heist.

Four Way

  • Score: 10
  • Trophy: Bronze
  • Description: As Heist Leader set the Finale cut as 25% across all players.

Live a Little

  • Score: 50
  • Trophy: Silver
  • Description: Spend a total of $8,000,000 purchasing vehicles included as part of The Heists Update.

Can't Touch This

  • Score: 30
  • Trophy: Silver
  • Description: Complete a Heist Finale without taking any damage.


  • Score: 50
  • Trophy: Gold
  • Description: Earn 25 platinum medals across Heist Setups and Finales.

Be Prepared

  • Score: 10
  • Trophy: Bronze
  • Description: Complete a Heist Setup mission.

In the Name of Science

  • Score: 30
  • Trophy: Silver
  • Description: Complete The Humane Labs Raid and Series A Funding as Heist Leader or Crew.

Dead Presidents

  • Score: 30
  • Trophy: Silver
  • Description: Complete The Fleeca Job and The Pacific Standard Job as Heist Leader or Crew.

Parole Day

  • Score: 30
  • Trophy: Silver
  • Description: Complete The Prison Break as Heist Leader or Crew.

3 Checklist for Playing GTA 5 Online Heists

With the arrival of Heists update, GTA 5 Online players now have to make sure they are ready for some robbery missions in Los Santos. Players can do a quick check while preparing for the update using the below Checklist courtesy, iDigitalTimes.

Heist Leader

  • Heist Leader must be level 12 or higher
  • Heist Leader must own a high-end apartment with a planning board
  • Heist Leader must have enough money to front the cost of the heist him/herself
  • A Heist Leader is given an important job with the ability to decide what heists to chose and the assignment of jobs to crew members, as well as deciding on the what the final cut will the team members take after the heists.
  • The progress of Heists is saved with Heists Leader, so it is crucial to have a trusted player as the leader of the team.


For a crew to plan and organise a heist, there is a requirement of high-end apartment and the matter has to be looked into by the Heist Leader.

Below is a list of high-end apartments, courtesy GTA Wiki:

  • Del Perro Heights, Apartment 7 - $200,000 (Del Perro)
  • Del Perro Heights, Apartment 20 - $205,000 (Del Perro)
  • 3 Alta Street, Apartment. 10 - $217,000 (Downtown Los Santos)
  • 3 Alta Street, Apartment 57 - $223,000 (Downtown Los Santos)
  • 4 Integrity Way, Apartment 30 - $235,000 (Downtown Los Santos)
  • Richards Majestic, Apartment 4 - $241,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • 4 Integrity Way, Apartment 35 - $247,000 (Downtown Los Santos)
  • Richards Majestic, Apartment 51 - $253,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Tinsel Towers, Apartment 45 - $270,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Tinsel Towers, Apartment 29 - $286,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Weazel Plaza, Apartment 26 - $304,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Weazel Plaza, Apartment 70 - $319,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Weazel Plaza, Apartment 101 - $335,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Eclipse Towers, Apartment 9 - $373,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Eclipse Towers, Apartment 5 - $382,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Eclipse Towers, Apartment 40 - $391,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Eclipse Towers, Apartment 31 - $400,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Del Perro Heights, Apartment 4 - $468,000 (Del Perro)
  • 4 Integrity Way, Apartment 28 - $476,000 (Downtown Los Santos)
  • Richards Majestic, Apartment 2 - $484,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Tinsel Towers, Apartment 42 - $492,000 (Rockford Hills)
  • Eclipse Towers, Apartment 3 - $500,000 (Rockford Hills)

Players - The Do's and Dont's

A player does not have the freedom to carry out activities randomly, they have to harness their skills to do particular tasks that they are given. So if a player wants to take in a pilot's job in the game, they have boost their flying stats and the same with sniper who has to boost his shooting stats.

Though it is up to the Heists Leader to decide whom to give what, at least you have a strong stat to argue what position you want.

No player is given any speciality weapon or items that will help in the heists, and they have to stock it up when required. However, there will be new gears and weapons that players will be able to unlock in the update. But it is advisable to have some weapons before players target heist locations. "...for the most part you'll be using your own custom vehicles and firearms to get by," said Rockstar Newswire.

  • All the players are required to wear headsets when playing Heists as it improves communication.
  • Communication is the key that will help team members coordinate efficiently with the Heist Leader

Below things could be useful:

  • Silencers
  • RPGs
  • Four-door vehicles with added armor

Rockstar has also announced Elite Challenges in each heist mission, this will fetch players with additional rewards. Elite Challenges are challenges that are difficult but pack good money rewards on completion. It has also added that one-time challenges that will fetch some good dough. Here are the one-time challenges:

  • First Time – Completing each Heist Finale for the first time, will net you a bonus cash reward
  • All In Order Challenge – Complete all Heists in order, including Setups, to receive a $1,000,000 cash bonus
  • Loyalty Challenge – Complete all Heists, including Setups, with the same team of players to receive an additional $1,000,000 bonus
  • Criminal Mastermind Challenge – Complete all Heists, in order, with the same group of players, without losing any lives, to receive a massive $10,000,000 bonus

Players can increase their monetary well-being by doing all the five heists, with the same crew and none should die during the heists, while completing all the Elite Challenges.

Fans are Facing some Issues

Some fans are facing some small issues after the Heists update to GTA 5 Online. They have taken to Twitter to air their disbelief:

Below are some funny posts on Twitter:

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