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Grand Theft Auto V
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Claire Farnworth
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth
First Published: 16-09-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 20:28 GMT
Version: 1.4 (????) 26-04-2019 / 10:50 GMT

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Act 1 Gold Medals

Friend Request

This mission is not hard as much as it is annoying. It requires a little practice and precision in order to complete the Pop-ups challenge.

Mission Time

- Complete within 08:30

If you are replaying this mission, it can be tricky to do it within the time. The best way is to either steal the car up the street or head to the road… Sometimes you can get lucky and a fast car will be there. If not, sprint to the road and steal the first decent car you see.

Drive as fast as possible to Suburban, avoiding crashing into anything. Upon arrival at Suburban, just choose the first shirt and the first shorts when selecting clothes. Get back in your car and race to the Life Invader offices, once again avoiding crashes.

If you clear the pop-ups quickly, you should still be able to make the time. Once you have planted the device and exited the offices, again steal the fastest car you can see and hurry back to Michael’s house. Sprint into his lounge and watch the press conference. As soon as he pulls the “Dock” device out, call Norton to end the mission.

The route you should take for the pop-ups is to close the middle one first, then work your way to the right.

Pop-ups Clear

- Clear all pop-ups within 32 seconds

A handy trick to help you complete this challenge is to activate Michael’s special ability right before the cutscene with Rickie. This does not slow down the time to close the pop-ups but will still slow down the timer enabling you to close them down easily and even a little slowly.

The route you should take is to close the middle one first, then work your way to the right. If another pop-up appears in the middle, close that one before working your way to the left. As soon as they are all clear, activate the Antivirus. Press Exterminate once the scanning has finished.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Rockstar Games
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 September 2013
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth

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