GTA Online guide: best missions for RP and cash

By Matt Martin, Friday, 12 December 2014 09:28 GMT

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Want to earn maximum RP and cash while having fun in GTA Online? Here’s a growing walkthrough and guide to the best Missions in GTA 5.

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Best GTA Online Missions for RP and cash

This is a living document that we’ll update over the coming weeks and months with more Missions. Bookmark this page and come back for more shortly…

The basics

Before we get started let’s go over some of the basics. Always play Missions in co-op with other team members. Headsets will make it a lot easier than playing with silent strangers, and you’ll bag more RP and cash rewards for playing with others. Most of these jobs require at least two people anyway.

You get more RP for playing with Friends, and even more if you’re playing with other Crew members. Some Missions can be done solo at a push, but you won’t get the most out of them in terms of rewards, Rank and fun.

All of the following have been played with Crew members who are also Friends and we’ve cranked the difficulty up to Hard for max payout. There’s no exact science to the amount of RP and cash you receive for completing a Mission so the RP and $ we’ve noted below will vary (and we’ve rounded them down to the nearest $10). The amount of cash and RP awarded also depends on the time spent completing the job – the longer you spend on a job the higher the reward.

Remember that the first time you complete a mission you’ll get double the RP for it. But only the first time.

We’re also going to assume you’re taking these on with standard, decent weapons. You should always start a mission wearing armour and packing plenty of ammo and a few explosives.

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A Boat in the Bay

Unlocks at: Rank 50
RP reward: 2,900
Cash payout: $15,700
Players: 1-4

A Boat in the Bay sends you to the very top of the map to grab a boat full of coke for Trevor, which you then need to take to a jetty in the Alamo Sea.

The first set of enemies are on the beach. As you approach use the high ground near the picnic area to pick them off using sniper rifles. Once those are down, head onto the beach and you’ll come across a bunch of enemies near some rocks. If you have explosives or grenade launchers, target their vehicle for multiple kills.

Now advance forward and use the rocks and burnt out wreckage as cover to take out the bigger group at the very top of the beach. Again, hit their vehicles to take down more than one at a time or use scoped rifles to pop them from afar. There’s a lot of enemies here using crates for cover so take your time. Be careful not the blow up the boat on the shoreline.

Once the area is secure, you need one person to pilot the speed boat and at least one more to sit in the other seat and shoot. If you have a Buzzard attack chopper this part becomes a whole lot easier, as the pilot can escort the boat to the jetty.

Out on the sea you’ll be attacked by one speed boat and one helicopter. The boat isn’t a massive problem, but the helicopter has a sniper in it. Anyone on the boat should target the sniper (don’t worry about taking out the chopper, just the guy with the gun) and the armed guy in the boat.

Following the yellow marker you’ll see you have to pilot the boat up the river into the Alamo Sea, which means going headlong up three sets of rapids. At the same time you’ll be attacked by enemies on the sides of the canyon and the overhead bridges. This is where someone with a Buzzard makes the Mission a whole lot easier.

Without a chopper, have the pilot of the boat focus purely on getting up the rapids and keeping the boat in the water – it can be easy to bounce it out onto the rocks where it will get stuck or worse, explode. You’ll probably lose any players who are standing in the boat as they get tossed overboard but don’t go back for them. Remember you only need one person to finish the mission to reap the rewards. Once you get to the Alamo Sea it’s all done – pilot it to the jetty and you’re golden.

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Sinking Feeling

Unlocks at: Rank 55
RP reward: 2,200
Cash payout: $21,000
Players: 1-4

You need to snatch two SUVs filled with explosives and drop them off at Lester’s warehouse but this job isn’t as easy as it first appears.

The majority of this job is underground so forget using anything other than cars and bikes. It’s also in a confined space so you’ll need to use cover and ease off on the explosives – you don’t want to blow up your targets.

Head through the tunnel (it’s quite a way) until you get to the corrugated iron ramp, then leave your vehicles. Down the corridor take out a couple of guards, then advance a little more for a shootout in a Metro station. There are enemies around the escalator and building equipment so use good short-range weapons like the Combat Shotgun. Be careful of the Metro train that comes through often. Over the other side of the tracks you’ll see the two SUVs.

Once you’ve dealt with everyone here get in the SUVs, where you’ll drive them down two tight circular tunnels. Before reaching the end of the second tunnel get out and creep close to another construction area. This is the only spot in which someone should break out the grenade launcher and blow up the two vehicles up ahead, and the enemies surrounding them. There’s not a lot of space here so don’t drive into the area in the SUVs. If you use explosives, wait for the flames to die out before taking the SUVs through and out the tunnel onto the freeway.

It’s now a short drive to Lester’s but you will be attacked by another 3 or 4 vehicles. You can either try and outrun them or stop as soon as you see their red circles appear on the minimap, take cover, and shoot it out with them. Drop the SUVs at the warehouse to complete the mission.

Next: Fuelling the Flames, Cleaning the Cat House and A Titan of a Job.

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