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Grand Theft Auto V
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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 / 14:44 GMT

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Trophy/Achievement Guide

Story Milestones

Trophy/Achievement Requirement
Welcome to Los Santos Complete "Franklin and Lamar"
A Friendship Resurrected Complete "Fame or Shame"
A Fair Day's Pay Complete "Caida Libre"
The Moment of Truth Complete "Bury the Hatchet"
To Live or Die in Los Santos Complete "Something Sensible", "The Time's Come" or "The Third Way"
Diamond Hard Complete "The Jewelry Store Heist"
Subversive Complete "The Merryweather Heist"
Blitzed Complete "Blitz Play Heist"
Small Town, Big Job Complete "Paleto Score Heist"
The Government Gimps Complete "The Bureau Raid"
The Big One! Complete "The Big One Heist"

Gameplay Milestones

Los Santos Legend

Earn all other trophies in GTA V. Playstation only.

2797

Solid Gold, Baby!

There are a total of 116 missions in the game which you can earn a Gold Medal in and work towards this trophy. These comprise the 71 main story missions and the 45 (out of 58) Strangers & Freaks missions which offer a Gold Medal. Medals earned in Hobbies & Pastimes such as races and weapon challenges do not count for this trophy.

A Gold Medal is earned when all objectives in a mission are achieved. Luckily you do not have to earn them all in one run; you can replay a mission at your leisure and the objectives will stack with each repeat play of that mission (the 5 Rampages are the only exception to this, as all requirements must be achieved in one run). Individual requirements, however, are not stackable so if you get 8/10 headshots in your first playthrough you will still need to get 10 in your second. To replay a mission or check your current medal progress, pause the game and go to the "Game" tab with and select "Replay Story Mission" or "Replay Strangers & Freaks". Unfortunately you have to manually count how many Gold Medals you have earned by scrolling down the mission lists.

Certain missions have requirements such as "Time Completed", "Accuracy" and "Minimal Damage to Health & Armour". These challenges will automatically be void if you die and instead the checklist will say "Checkpoint", if this happens you must restart the entire mission again. Cutscenes also add to the timer on missions so be sure to skip them.

Check the walkthrough sections for details how to attain each gold medal.

1497

Career Criminal

This trophy is not as daunting as it appears as you don’t have to do absolutely everything in the game for 100% Completion. In order to satisfy the game’s criteria for 100% Completion and unlock this trophy/achievement, you must complete all of the following:

Story Missions (50%)

All 69 Story Missions, including all 5 of Lester’s Assassination Contracts.

Strangers and Freaks (10%)

Only 20 of the 58 Strangers and Freaks Missions are required for 100%. However, they have to be the following 20 specific missions available to Franklin rather than any 20:

Tonya

  • Pulling Favors
  • Pulling Another Favor
  • Pulling Favors Again (This rarely shows up unless you call Tonya to activate it).
  • Still Pulling Favors
  • Pulling One Last Favor
**Hao**
  • Shift Work
**Beverley**
  • Paparazzo
  • Paparazzo - The Sex Tape
  • Paparazzo - The Partnership ("Paparazzo - The Highness" and "Paparazzo - The Meltdown" combined)
  • Paparazzo - Reality Check
**Barry**
  • Grass Roots - Franklin ("Grass Roots - The Pickup" and "Grass Roots - The Drag" combined)
  • Grass Roots - The Smoke-In
**Fanatic**
  • Exercising Demons - Franklin
**Dom**
  • Risk Assessment
  • Liquidity Risk
  • Targeted Risk
  • Uncalculated Risk (You must first complete all other Dom missions and all 13 parachute jumps for this to be available).
**Omega**
  • Far Out
  • The Final Frontier (Requires all 50 Spaceship Parts to be delivered to Omega).
**Dreyfuss**
  • A Starlet In Vinewood (Requires all 50 Letter Scraps to be collected).
**Hobbies and Pastimes** (10%)
  • Get a private lap dance at the Strip Club.
  • Shooting Range: At least a bronze medal in all 3 challenges in each of the Hand Guns, Submachine Guns, Assault Rifles, Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy categories (total 18 medals).
  • 5 Street Races (at least a Bronze medal in each).
  • 6 Off-Road Races (at least a Bronze medal in each).
  • 4 Sea Races (at least a Bronze medal in each).
  • Win at Tennis.
  • Play 9 holes of Golf and finish on Even or Under Par.
  • Win at Darts.
  • 3 Triathlon Races (at least a Bronze medal in each).
  • Flight School (at least a Bronze medal in all 12 lessons).
  • Parachuting (all 13 Base and Heli Jumps).
**Random Events** (15%)

Complete any 14 Random Events when travelling around San Andreas.

Miscellaneous (15%)

  • Collect all 50 Spaceship Parts (From Beyond The Stars ).
  • Collect all 50 Letter Scraps (A Mystery, Solved ).
  • Complete 25/50 Under The Bridges.
  • Complete 25/50 Stunt Jumps.
  • Complete 8/15 Knife Flights.
  • Purchase any 5 properties.
  • Purchase any vehicle from a website.
  • Walk and play "fetch" with Chop.
  • Complete a Booty Call.
  • Use a prostitute.
  • Hold up a store.
  • Visit the cinema.
  • 4 Friend Activities (go to the Cinema, play Darts, go to the Strip Club and visit a Bar).
See the relevant sections for details how to complete each bit.
1496

San Andreas Sightseer

The description for this trophy is slightly misleading as revealing the ocean is also required, however, focus first on revealing all of the land area. You will notice that at the start of the game, despite the whole map being available to explore, the vast majority of it is clouded over with its features indistinguishable. The best way to reveal the map this is to get a helicopter or a plane (the fighter jet which you can steal from Fort Zancudo is preferable since it’s the fastest) and fly along the coast to define the land boundaries, then start in one corner and work your way north (or south, depending on your starting point) before turning round and going back the other way in a parallel line. Do not worry as much about the ocean as you will reveal the majority of it whilst searching for Nuclear Waste for Waste Management .

If after all this you are still without the trophy, set your waypoint on areas of the ocean still undefined and either fly or use a boat to uncover these areas. Note : The map "ends" where the water turns deep blue so if you carry on past this point, you are not uncovering any more of the map.

Luckily you do not have to reveal every last pixel as the trophy/achievement unlocks once around 95% of the map is revealed.

1498

Alls Fare in Love and War

This property can only be bought with Franklin and it costs $200,000. You have to beat the story mission "Nervous Ron" to unlock properties for purchase. After this mission the Downtown Cab Co. can be found in East Vinewood in the North-East of Los Santos.

Once the company is purchased wait until the manager, Raul, gives you a call about a private fare. Completing a normal fare in a company taxi won’t count. Accept the task and go to the green "P" on your map. Complete the fare and the trophy/achievement will unlock.

1499

TP Industries Arms Race

Missable : This trophy can be missed if you have not unlocked it by the time you get to the final mission. Make sure you choose "Option C" when offered the choice, after which this trophy is no longer missable.

These missions can only be done as Trevor. You have to beat the story mission "Nervous Ron" to unlock properties for purchase. The McKenzie Field Hangar costs $150,000 and can be found in the Grapeseed area, north of the Grand Senora Desert.

After purchasing it you need to complete 10 weapons-trafficking missions for Oscar. Five of the missions are done with the Cuban 800 plane located in the hangar and the other five are done with the BF Dune Buggy parked just outside it.

Plane missions involve either airdropping crates on a fixed location or bombing certain areas, both of which are done by flying over them and releasing the crates. For both types of missions you will have to land your plane back at the hangar, therefore it is advisable to have Trevor’s Flying skill maxed and have completed the basic tutorials at the Flight School to get to grips with handling planes.

The Dune Buggy missions are simple and just involve you driving to a nearby location to pick up a package (which you can do just by driving over it) and driving back to the airfield, occasionally having to either kill or escape from some chasing vehicles along the way.

1500

Multi-Disciplined

There are 6 applicable hobbies and pastimes in which you must earn a gold medal. Luckily you only need one gold medal per type of activity, which are as follows:

  • Flight School (any of the 12 lessons).
  • Off-Road Race (win any of the 6 races).
  • Sea Race (win any of the 4 races).
  • Shooting Range (1 gold medal out of all 18 challenges).
  • Street Race (Complete the "Shift Work" Strangers & Freaks mission for Hao).
  • Triathlon (win any of the 3 events).
1501

From Beyond the Stars

Collect all 50 spaceship parts. See the "Spaceship Parts" section in the guide for more information.

1502

A Mystery, Solved

Collect all 50 letter scraps. See the "Letter Scraps" section in the guide for more information.

1503

Waste Management

Collect all Nuclear Waste. See the section in the guide for more information.

1504

Red Mist

You must complete all rampages. Make sure to complete them before the Final Mission or choose the third option to avoid missing this achievement.

1505

Show Off

Complete all Stunt Jumps. See the relevant section for more information.

1506

Kifflom

Complete the Epsilon mission string. See the walkthrough for more information.

1507

Three Man Army

Before you can do this you must complete the story mission "Friends Reunited" to be able to have all 3 characters hang out together. After that you can call the other two characters via the "Contacts" icon in the in-game mobile phone. Make sure you call both other characters immediately before picking them up, because if you pick one up first before you call the other then you will get a "busy" tone on your phone.

Pick your friends up with any four door car by going to their location on the map and beeping the horn, then head to the Los Santos International Airport at the southern end of the map. Once you enter the airfield you will immediately get a 3-star wanted level. Keep driving from one end of the airport to the other and make sure that you don’t lose the cops. It would also be highly advantageous to upgrade your car with the bulletproof tires and armour from any Los Santos Customs shop to make this a little easier. After 3 minutes of driving round the airport this trophy/achievement will unlock.

1508

Out of Your Depth

For this trophy/achievement you will need to be eaten by a shark. Sharks spawn randomly in deep water, go out into the ocean with a boat or jet-ski and watch your mini-map until the area around you turns completely dark blue. Keep navigating the boat or swim around. After a while you should see a red dot on your radar representing a shark, jump into the water and wait until it kills you. This may take some time as the shark doesn’t spot you right away so keep swimming around until it eventually kills you and you earn the trophy/achievement. On rare occasions the shark will actually attack the boat/jet-ski you are on and kill you that way.

1509

Altruist Acolyte

Missable : This trophy/achievement can be missed if you have not unlocked it by the time you get to the final mission. Make sure you choose "Option C" when offered the choice. Furthermore there are only a select few Random Events which provide you with an opportunity to deliver a victim so even if "Option C" is selected, this can still be easily missed.

Only Trevor can deliver people to the Altruist Cult as the Cult’s location won’t trigger with another character. A Random Event occurs when you are driving or walking around and your mini-map flashes white and a blue (representing an ally) or red (representing an enemy) blip appears on your map. For this trophy/achievement you are looking for any of the following, these are confirmed to work for this trophy as long as you are playing as Trevor:

  • Domestic
  • Hitch Lift (x4)
  • Drunk Driver (x2)
The Random Events have fixed locations, the easiest one to attempt this trophy is the "Hitch Lift" mission found on the southern foot of Mount Chiliad.

If you cannot find the hitchhiker, simply drive in another direction for a short while and return. The event will spawn sooner or later if you keep doing this.

Once you pick up the hitchhiker he will ask you to drop him off somewhere. Instead of going to the target destination you must drive to the Altruist Cult marked by the A icon on your map; this will be on the West side of Mount Chiliad and will only show up once the hitchhiker is in the car. Set your waypoint to this location and follow the purple route up to the camp. Wait for the gates to open and a scene will play, after which you will earn some money and this trophy/achievement.

1510

A Lot of Cheddar

By far the best way of making money in the game is to take advantage of company stocks with Lester’s assassination missions. Before you undertake each assassination mission, swap between all three characters and purchase as many stocks as you can from the following companies:

Hotel Assassination - Betta Pharmaceuticals (BAWSAQ stocks)

Multi-Target Assassination - Debonaire (LCN stocks)

Vice Assassination - Fruit (BAWSAQ stocks)

Bus Assassination - Vapid (BAWSAQ stocks)*

Construction Assassination - GoldCoast (LCN stocks)

*This mission is slightly different as you should buy the stocks just after the mission when prices plummet, they will rise again soon after.

After waiting a few in-game days, sell all of the stocks of these companies which each character and you will make a huge profit. This is because the assassination missions have you take out certain competitors of the above-mentioned companies, which will greatly boost up their market value.

This method will also help to unlock the " Trading Pure Alpha " achievement too.

1511
1512

Pimp My Sidearm

You will only need $3,381 which you should have by this point. Simply go to any Ammu-Nation store, select "Pistol" and buy the following to unlock this trophy/achievement:

Extended Clip - $387

Flashlight - $472

Suppressor - $1822

Army Tint - $100

LSPD Tint - $600

1513

Wanted: Alive or Alive

Bail bond missions are only available to Trevor. After doing the story mission "Mr. Philips", travel to the ? icon North-East of Sandy Shores.

Once there, you will meet Maude and unlock the bail bond side missions. Go back to your safehouse and sleep. When you wake up you should receive an email with details about your first target named Ralph Ostrowsk. To find him you need to head east to the "Davis Quartz" quarry.

After you locate the target use the quick save feature as insurance against accidentally killing him. Now quickly shoot the tires of his car and when he tries to run away just chase and shoot him with the stun gun (which can be purchased from any Ammu-Nation store for $90 or received automatically during the first "Civil Border Patrol Strangers & Freaks mission) or if you don’t have one, punch him. You can even try running him over with your car but only touch him lightly otherwise he will die. He should surrender after this, he will then enter your car automatically and you need to drive back to Maude. After you hand the bail bond target over to Maude the trophy/achievement will unlock.

There are a total of four bail bond missions and they aren’t replayable so you only have a few more chances if you fail at this first attempt. They are:

Bail Bond Target #2 : Larry Tupper - In front of the giant barn in the Grand Senora Desert.

Bail Bond Target #3 : Glenn Scoville - Parachuting off the summit of Mount Chiliad.

Bail Bond Target #4 : Curtis Weaver - In the homeless camp by the foot of Mount Chiliad.

1514

Los Santos Customs

This is the cheapest way to unlock this achievement. Visit "Southern San Andreas Super Autos" and buy the Weeny Issi (any colour will do) for $18,000 and retrieve it from your garage. This is also the same car that Michael’s daughter Tracey drives, so you can get one for free from the driveway at his house in Vinewood as it spawns fairly frequently.

Now enter any "Los Santos Customs" shop and buy the following upgrades:

  1. Armor – Armor Upgrade 20%

  2. Brakes – Street Brakes

  3. Brakes – Sport Brakes

  4. Bumpers – Custom Front Splitter

  5. Bumpers – Custom Rear Bumper

  6. Engine – EMS Upgrade, Level 1

  7. Exhaust – Dual Exit Exhaust

  8. Hood – Vented Hood

  9. Horn – Truck Horn

  10. Lights – Xenon Lights

  11. Plate – Blue on White 2

  12. Respray – Primary Color – Chrome

  13. Repsray – Secondary Color – Chrome

  14. Skirts – Custom Skirts

  15. Suspension – Lowered Suspension

  16. Transmission – Street Transmission

  17. Turbo – Turbo Tuning

  18. Wheels – Wheel Type – SUV – Benefactor

  19. Wheels – Wheel Color – Black

  20. Wheels – Wheel Accessories – Custom Tires

  21. Wheels – Wheel Accessories – Bulletproof Tires

  22. Wheels – Wheel Accessories – Black Tire Smoke

  23. Windows – Light Smoke

Once you have bought all of the above, leave the shop to unlock the trophy/achievement. You must leave the shop otherwise the it won’t unlock.

1515

Close Shave

Complete all Knife Flights and Under the Bridge challenges. See the walkthrough sections for details.

1516

Online Milestones

Trophy/Achievement Requirement
Off the Plane Complete the Introduction
Three-Bit Gangster Reach Rank 25
Making Moves Reach Rank 50
Above the Law Reach Rank 100
Numero Uno Obtain first place in all competitive game types.
The Midnight Club Use custom vehicles to win 5 races.
Unnatural Selection Complete all 10 waves of a Survival.
Backseat Driver Direct a driver to 1st place as co-driver in Rally Mode.
Run Like the Wind Survive with a Bounty on your head.
Clean Sweep Finish a Gang Attack without dying and kill at least 10 enemies.
Decorated Earn 30 Platinum Awards
Stick Up Kid Hold up all 20 Stores.
Crew Cut Complete a Job as a member of a Crew.
Full Refund Kill the thief that mugged you.
Dialling Digits Call for gang backup for the first time.
American Dream Own an Apartment, Garage and an Insured Vehicle.

Enjoy Your Stay

Despite what the trophy description says, you don’t have to participate in every activity for this trophy as only the following is required:

  • Buy a private dance at the Strip Club - You don't need to actually have the dance, just buy one for $40 then walk out.
  • Buy clothes - Completed as part of the tutorial.
  • Get a haircut.
  • Get a tattoo (On the torso, to be certain).
  • Have an Arm Wrestle - Minimum 1 round.
  • Hold up a store.
  • Play Darts - Minimum 1 leg (the first to score 301).
  • Play Golf - Minimum 1 hole.
  • Play Tennis - Minimum 1 set.
  • Play the Shooting Range - Play one challenge.
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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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