Grand Theft Auto V

The Meltdown

By
Claire Farnworth

Quick Mission Guide

Follow these steps to complete the mission successfully without worrying about medal requirements. If you need help with the Gold Medal, check here.

  1. Once you’ve completed The Sex Tape, head to the green circle in La Mesa to begin this mission.
  2. Pursue Poppy - After Beverly has given you some info, closely follow Poppy whilst she’s being chased, then snap a picture of her after the crash to complete the mission.

Gold Medal Requirements:

  1. Thick of It - Stay close to Poppy throughout the chase.
  2. DUI Diva - Snap Poppy after she’s been cuffed.

Thick of It

A fast motorbike is a good idea for this mission. It will allow you to weave in and out of traffic and keep a close distance to Poppy. There are a number of obstacles to avoid on this route as Poppy is causing accidents left and right so stay behind the police car that is chasing her.

As always, you have Franklin’s special at your disposal so use it when you need a quick change of direction and to avoid those flying people and cars. There is a particularly nasty turn where you turn back on yourself where you may need to use the ability. Eventually Poppy will crash, allowing you to get your camera out.

(1 of 2) Follow Poppy and the Police car from a distance

Follow Poppy and the Police car from a distance (left), then take a picture of her being arrested. (right)

DUI Diva

Watch while the officer walks over to a staggering Poppy. They will chat for a while and then the officer will place cuffs around Poppy’s wrists. Wait for him to lead her towards the cars before you snap the photo as the game will not register until then. Just make sure you have the picture before he puts her in the car!

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Rockstar Games
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Steam, XB 360, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 September 2013
  • Last Updated
    9 September 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth, Shane Williams

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