What are Grand Theft Auto Online Heists\r\nGrand Theft Auto Online is the multiplayer attachment to Grand Theft Auto 5. This mode features heists, 4 player cooperative missions with high payouts, difficult challenges, and unique mission types.\r\n\r\nHeists are split into a series of setup missions with one big finale. The setup missions require the gathering of gear, vehicles or people needed for a big finale. The last mission can consist of robbing banks, breaking into prison or even hauling a gas truck full of drugs.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhile you can join heists at level 1, earning big money resides in hosting heists. To host a Grand Theft Auto Online Heist you need to achieve level 12, have a high-end apartment, and the cash to front for each heist. Below is a\u00a0table listing the heists cost and payout depending on difficulty.\r\n\r\n\r\nTips for Beginners\r\nHere are some quick tips for Grand Theft Auto Heists.\r\n\r\n \tBe comfortable driving a car, helicopter and jet. All three are necessary for at least one of the missions.\r\n \tArmor is very important. Buy armor at Ammu-nation to keep that blue bar below your mini-map full.\r\n \tKeep extra armor in your inventory. Equip it when you run out to instantly refill your armor bar.\r\n \tStock up on snacks. Like armor, they stay in your inventory and can be used to refill health.\r\n \tUse a mask to lose wanted levels. Removing or switching masks removes 1 full wanted star.\r\n \tConsider buying and fully upgrading a Kuruma. This armored sports car is incredibly useful in most missions.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tWhen you unlock the pre-mission setup, prepare two outfits. One for heavy combat, with heavy armor and\u00a0weapons, and use regular clothes with a mask for the other.\r\n \tIf you have a mic, use it! Communication is very important for a\u00a0successful mission.\r\n \tExplosives are a high risk, high reward. They can kill a lot of enemies but also your teammates!\r\n \tRemember to use the cash boost you get for finishing your first heist, $100,000, and when you have them all finished, $500,000.\r\n \tAfter each mission, you earn Job Points or JP. This is just a ranking system for missions within the heist.\r\n \tAs a host you decide how much your teammates earn in each mission. The more you pay out the more likely you are to retain coop player for the next mission.\r\n\r\nStarting GTA Online Heists\r\n\r\n\r\nOnce you reach level 12 you receive a phone call from Lester, the mastermind of the single player campaign heists. After the call, there will be an L-shaped waypoint on your map. Visit the waypoint to start your Grand Theft Auto Online Heist career with the Fleeca Job!\r\nThe Fleeca Job\r\nThis heist is simple and acts as a tutorial for following heists. It requires 2 people, so invite a friend or leave the lobby open for your second member. The Fleeca Job contains three missions:\u00a0Scope Out, Kuruma, and the Finale\u00a0that we walk through below!\r\nScope Out\r\nThis mission is very easy. Start the mission, watch the cutscene then join Lester on a drive over to the Fleeca bank. Whoever isn't driving will have\u00a0to hack the bank's systems. It's a simple mini-game that you can see here:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/e-Zp229V4F8?t=6m19s\r\n\r\nLester then directs you to his warehouse, you will meet Page, his assistant, and grab a truck. Head back to your apartment to complete the mission. Watch the quick cut-scene for the next step in the heist.\r\nKuruma\r\n\r\n\r\nThis mission has you stealing the Kuruma, an armored car we advised for future jobs.\r\n\r\nThis mission\u00a0starts with your first look at the mission preparation screen. You can change details such as payout, difficulty and job roles for members. From there you go into your loadout menu where you personalize your clothes and vehicles. Take your time to set up your loadout\u00a0now, so you can save time in later missions. For now, bring heavy combat armor.\r\n\r\nWhen the mission starts follow Lester's' directions. Then wipe out the gang and steal the car. The Kuruma will be the black armored car marked on your map. Drive back with your passenger fighting off any vehicular attackers until you make it back to the warehouse. Turn in the Kuruma to end the mission.\r\nFinale\r\nThe preparations are finished, it's time to rob the Fleeca bank.\u00a0Start the mission and a short cutscene with Lester will play. Then go over all the details on the whiteboard to be sure you know what to do. You don't need heavy armor but be sure to bring a mask.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDrive to Lester's warehouse, grab the armored car and follow the minimap to the Fleeca bank. During the drive, the other hiester will have to finish 3 hacks and then open vault door. With the vault open, put on your mask and get inside the bank.\r\n\r\nEach of you has a very specific checklist to accomplish in the bank. The driver will shoot all the cameras then keep his gun aimed at the teller. There is a yellow bar in the bottom right of the screen that tells how intimidated the teller is. If it drops too low he will push the alarm button, ending the heist. Shoot around him to keep the bar high.\r\n\r\nThe other hiester will rush to the opened vault and begin drilling. This is another mini-game, follow the commands found\u00a0in the top left of the screen to being drilling. You can push the drill bit hard but it could overheat. If is does, relax the drill so it can cool down then continue drilling out the lock.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nKeep in touch with your driller so you can have the car ready to go when he finishes. Drive aggressively as the cops will try to run you off the road right away. Follow the mini-map to find your getaway helicopter. Drive underneath his giant magnet to be picked up and taken away from the cops. You've finished your first GTA Online heist! Enjoy the cutscene and your hard won cash.\r\n\r\nVisit our guide on the next heist.\r\nRelated Grand Theft Auto Online Articles\r\nEarn Money and Build Rep: If you need to reach that level 12 requirement \u00a0as well as make enough money for equipment needs check out this article.\r\n\r\nFinance and Felony: Need to expand your criminal empire? Look into working with contraband with this Grand Theft Auto Online update!\r\n\r\nSecrets: Want to see a 1980's teen icon face off against Sasquatch?\u00a0We made an article detailing the path to this epic fight!\r\n\r\nCheats: In case you need some extra help in the single player campaign we collected some of the best cheats to solve any problem!