Welcome to a New episode of GTA Online Series Videos Tips & Tricks.
Again this is Gary7 MT and we’re just gonna say this now – today’s guide is going to be a little different.
Instead we’ll guide you through the dozens of activities and businesses in the game
so you can focus on those that are not only the most profitable but that can also be completed
without the help of friends or crew members.
You should see this Post as a guideline on what to do and what to avoid.
Now if you’re looking for more detailed explanations of how businesses work, missions play out.
As always, a huge shoutout goes to all the people on the GTAForums and GTA Online subreddit
for their time and passion in creating guides that have helped people pick out the best ways to
become the Kingpins of GTA Online.
The pay to win experience in GTA Online is available to everyone thanks to the Premium Online Edition
and the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack. Because of these jumpstarts into the world of GTA Online,
players get the advantages of already owning property, businesses, vehicles and more.
Obviously, thanks to the Shark Cards, you can even directly buy whatever you want by using real-life money.
But this post isn’t about that.
We… we don’t do that here
Owning stuff without the proper knowledge on how to use it or trying to access high-rank activities
when your rank is low, you will only waste your precious time and money.
Surely repeating the Heists would make you a millionaire in no time, but the game offers you
a plethora of different activities to play, even if you don’t have a crew or trusted friends to play with.
The key to success is reasonable: set some simple goals for your experience.
Gain knowledge by actually playing the game
and you’ll soon find yourself able to beat every challenge the game has to offer.
We advise keeping pockets tight by buying only what is necessary.
You don’t need to own or buy everything to have fun.
Remember – despite the hundreds of things already available in the game, plus those that will be added
with future updates, you can still do most activities without having custom vehicles or weapons.
Also, and most importantly, before starting your adventure, remember to register a Social Club account
and link it to your game. This gives you access to specific sets of offers in the game
and will help you with your first steps. Also link your Social Club to your Twitch Prime account,
if you have one, and enable the 2-step verification to allow access to new weekly Rockstar offers.
First things first: do not skip the tutorial, ’cause at the end of it you’ll have a pistol in hand, a personal vehicle,
hard cash and almost be at rank 5 – which should be your first objective.
Rank 5 is both a blessing and a curse for a new player because from this rank on,
you’re able to buy some serious shit…
which you shouldn’t just yet.
But – it’s also the gateway Rockstar Games sets for players to start getting calls and messages
from game characters tied to businesses and activities. So be ready, because your phone is gonna get hot.
Hey, LJT here!
The entire tutorial takes place inside a closed lobby. The only enemies are the AI
and other players who have started the tutorial with you.
Meaning they should really be more team mates than adversaries at this point. But once that’s completed,
an entire world of opportunities opens to you and is split into two hemispheres: PvP and PvE.
With PvP, Player versus Player, we consider all those activities that pits you against another player,
which are also called competitive modes.
We’re talking about deathmatches,
races, parachuting, adversary modes and so on.
All these activities can be really rewarding, especially when Rockstar applies a double
or triple reward during the week’s events. But to be competitive you need more than just skill –
and we’re not talking about a host setting the lobby without custom vehicles and weapons.
For example, your health bar at rank 5 is so low that your character can almost die with a punch.
So, unless you’ve played the game for years and you’re starting over, or you think you’re a bona fide
GTA Bad Ass, stay away from the PvP activities until you’re rich enough to spend $50Gs on ammunition
and bulletproof vests or a couple million for a bike.
Before moving on the PvE, there are some activities in GTA Online doable solo and in a Private Only sessions
that can really boost your RPs and money.
We’re talking about the Navy Revolver…
the Stone Hatchet…
the Treasure Hunt…
the Signal Jammers…
the Playing Cards
and the Action Figures challenges and collectibles that will grant the player a total reward of $1,075,000 and
more than 275,000 RPs – which translates to a progression from 0 to rank 38 more or less.
All these activities have been added to either promote Red Dead Redemption 2
or the next GTA Online update and more of these kinds of events can be added in the future.
An example is the Peyotes in GTA Online, already added and removed twice by Rockstar Games.
Consuming peyote won’t help your bank account, but will surely help your rank because each peyote rewards
the player 5,000 RPs – and you can consume hundreds of these in a week.
In all these challenges difficulty is almost non-existent.
All you need is a helicopter and a good video to follow.
Now while the first is on you, for the second – we got you covered.
If you’re up for raising the difficulty bar, there are also the weekly Time Trials that can all be completed using
a Bati 801 with all the performance upgrades.
You can get the bike for $15Gs
and upgrades cost another $45.000. Completing a Time Trial will fetch the player a little more than $100.000
and 5000 RP each.
Sure, It’s only a once a week challenge,
but at the end of the year you can amass a whopping $5.2 million and another 260,000 RPs!
Not bad for a measly $60Gs investment.
Sure, it’s gonna take a year to obtain, but it’s a 5-minute challenge a week, which still today is one of the most
rewarding activities in the game. And for those asking; sure, there are also the RC Trials and Premium Races
but to have access to those, you actually need to spend millions and we’re trying to make money, not losing it.
Another $232,500 and almost 14,000 RPs can be obtained by completing the San Andreas Flight School
with all gold medals – which different from all previous challenges, require time and ability in flying
helicopters and planes in GTA Online.
Try to complete the school anyway,
even if you’re not interested in getting the gold medals, because there is still money and RPs to earn
and the experience you acquire will help you in your future criminal endeavors.
Simply by committing to these activities in the first week – considering you complete one challenge a day
– you can actually close the week above rank 40 and with almost $1.5 million already in your pocket!
The PvE, Player versus Environment, of which we spoke before, are the contact missions.
You’ll be against NPCs making from $5 grand to $15Gs every five minutes –
and the higher the rank, the higher the payout, more or less. That’s because after tons of players grinded
the mission “Rooftop Rumble” during the first year, Rockstar Games changed the mission payout system
a couple of times, finally deciding to institute,
a time-based reward.
While in the past you got a fixed reward for simply completing the mission, payouts are now given
according to the time spent in the mission, with the entire reward given only if you play for 15 minutes
or more before ending the mission.
Waiting for the full payout is a waste of time on the real, so try to stay in the 4 to 6 minute range
which equals 50% of the reward.
Start by completing Simeon’s missions first,
then move on Gerald’s and so on.
You can no longer make playlists, but you can fire one mission after the another from the selection menu
after completing the previous job. Always hit the auto-invite and wait 30 seconds to 1 minute for people to join.
Sometimes you’ll find players that like you are willing to rank up and make some money,
which is great because they’ll be able to help you during the mission,
lowering your costs and making the missions pay a little more. That’s thanks to a multiplier added by Rockstar
that gives a 10% cash bonus for every additional player in the lobby.
Always set the mission difficulty to Hard to access an additional 50% cash and RP reward bonus.
Completing contact missions are a pimpish way to gain knowledge, experience and money.
In an hour you can amass from $80,000 to $100K and 15,000 to 20,000 RPs.
Thanks to these jobs you’ll also be able to learn the map layout and discover all the shortcuts and places
you can lose a wanted level or disappear from a griefer. You’ll also gain experience in understanding
when to attack enemies directly and when instead it’s time to use the cover to help you
with harder missions and Heists.
Sure, there are activities that are more rewarding in the game, but flying from point A to B to C won’t prepare you
for competing with other players who’ve put in time, nor with the game itself.
We’re obviously talking about the VIP or CEO missions. To fire up a VIP organization you need to have
at least $50,000 bucks, money that won’t be taken from you, but that you just need to have, which isn’t hard at all.
With the organization, you can start playing the VIP/CEO missions.
Some of these take 5 to 10 minutes to finish and pay from ten to twenty-five grand each and
the good news is that four of them can be started in a solo lobby with nobody but you.
Also, you can start them from the interaction menu, without having to wait for loading times –
on the downside there is a cooldown between activities.
Another downside of VIP organizations is that you can be a VIP for a maximum of 4 hours straight
but once done, you gotta wait 12 hours before being able to re-open your organization
– this cooldown can be completely bypassed if instead of becoming a VIP you buy an office and become a CEO –
something that you can already do if you have the Premium Online Edition
or the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack.
The four missions that can be played alone are Asset Recovery,
– with the first one being the worst of the lot because it pays less and requires a lot of time to complete.
Various players and redditors even found a way to play these missions one after another
optimizing time and income in something called “the Wave method”.
According to this method the player starts off playing and completes Headhunter,
waits for the Hostile Takeover cooldown to expire and starts and completes Hostile Takeover,
then does the same with Headhunter followed by Sightseer.
From this point on you should be able to run Sightseer, Headhunter and Hostile Takeover, in succession,
without any cooldown. Once the sequence ends, restart Headhunter and repeat.
It’s a little hard to understand the first time, but once you got the rhythm, it’s child’s play.
By following this sequence, the player should be able to earn $200Ks per hour, more or less,
which is double or more of what you can do by only playing the Contact missions.
Obviously that amount of money is doable when you have access to a good toy called
Buzzard Attack Helicopter, a vehicle costing $1,750,000.
You can surely find the Buzzard around the map, or you can always drop $25Gs to lease one –
meaning you can use it till it blows up. Without a Buzzard you’ll be way slower, less protected
and thus probably be able to make only half.
This is a perfect example of how grinding the same activities over and over again just to make money
isn’t really rewarding. You should diversify your approach by doing a bit of all this.
Use your four hours of VIP time to gain the maximum from VIP missions by stealing helicopters
around the world to move as fast as possible around the map. Once that’s done – or whenever you get bored,
diversify your approach and play some contact missions.
In the meantime, if by playing all of that, your rank is already 60 or above, you can even start accepting invites
from people to play heist preps or double rewards activities. You might make less money this way,
but you’ll be able to gain a lot more experience which is what you need
if you really wanna make money in the game later.
Everything we’ve said can be done alone – no friends, no crew, no people to rely on and most importantly,
all this is doable in solo sessions, far away from the battleground of a GTA Online public session.
That said, making $200,000 per hour can still be considered chump change when we look at the possibilities
given by the businesses in the game.
Like we said before, we have an entire playlist of videos focused on explaining how these businesses work –
from cargo crates, to vehicle warehouses, bunkers, biker businesses, freight cargo, nightclubs and more.
We won’t go through all of that again, but what we can do is give you an idea
on how you can get the most out of all that by focusing only on the most profitable businesses,
which are the vehicle warehouse, the biker’s businesses and the bunker from Gunrunning.
By combining these three businesses with the CEO missions, you can make a little more than $800,000
in two hours, but to be able to pull that off, you’ll need to spend a shit-ton of money and take some risks.
First of all, from this point on, everything has to be done in public sessions.
The game is full of griefers and people that truly enjoy ruining other people’s experience.
There are various instruments that you can use to mislead such players, but the safest way to play in public
is to do it in a solo public session – and there are various ways to end up in one of those.
Just look online to find a working method to do that on your platform.
With that said, here’s what you need: a CEO Office,
a Vehicle Warehouse,
a Clubhouse with a Coke factory
and a Bunker, all with a couple upgrades to raise your income and lower expenses.
We’re looking at a good $8,000,000 investment – which is a huge ask – from a player point of view.
Making that kind of money is definitely hard, but not impossible. First of all, if this is your goal,
stop thinking as an individual and find a crew with people on your same platform
and with the same entrepreneurial criminal spirit.
Scour GTAForums and Reddit to find these people on PSN and Xbox groups, Discord servers and so on.
There are hundreds of people in GTA Online every day doing the exact same thing as you,
all in controlled lobbies where griefers are easily kicked out by the group.
Considering you’re OK with that, and that you got the money already to buy stuff after playing all the missions,
abusing all the double and triple rewards activities and such, do the following:
Buy supplies for your bunker and your coke factory,
then source a high-end vehicle and sell it immediately,
after that, fire up a Headhunter CEO mission.
For the next two hours continue sourcing and selling high-end vehicles followed by Headhunter play.
Two hours is the exact amount of time that both your Bunker and your Coke factory
need to consume an entire bar of supplies. With that done, sell the guns and coke and start all over again.
Despite spending money for buying the supplies, you’ll still be able to make a ton of money thanks to activities
played between the buying of supplies and the selling of product.
Up until now we’ve talked about the ways of making money in game.
But once you start making money, when and what stuff you buy is the real key to success.
First of all, clothes: you don’t need ‘em – in game I mean.
Your character won’t catch a cold or will earn more or less money accordingly to what clothes it’s wearing.
Buying fancy useless stuff is for rich characters
and you aren’t there yet.
Weapons: You can do almost everything with just four:
a silencer for your pistol,
a Micro SMG with an extended clip,
a Special Carbine with drum mag and grip;
and any form of explosives – grenades, sticky bombs, rocket launchers, etc.
Don’t forget that by completing the challenges you’ll also get a couple revolvers
and the most powerful melee weapon in the whole damn game, the Stone Hatchet.
The total for all that – including 25 grenades – is almost $78,000, and you should make this arsenal for yourself
as soon as you can. The only cost not included is ammunition for weapons, but that depends on your
ability as a shooter. Only amateurs waste bullets by spraying all over the place.
Shoot more like John Wick than Tony Montana.
Vehicle-wise there are two you need to own: the
Buzzard Attack Helicopter and Kuruma Armored.
The first one costs $1,750,000. The car instead is just under $700,000 – price that can be dropped to $525,000
by completing the Fleeca Job,
the first of the original Heists.
The Buzzard is necessary because it’s small, fast
and once you got one,
you can spawn it almost anywhere near your character by using the option in the interaction menu.
The Kuruma Armored instead is a fucking tank on wheels that goes almost anywhere and gives you
the upper hand in every PvE combat you’ll face,
from single lousy enemies to the most powerful and weaponized characters the game has ever produced.
It’s a huge amount of money, but it’s the best investment you can make in the game, hands down.
Property wise you can go for a simple small garage that will cost you $25,000 – or wait a bit, collect some money
and buy a high-end apartment that will give you
access to not only a 10-car garage,
but also to the original Heists. A lot of people claim playing Heists is impossible if you
don’t have friends or a pro-team,
but that’s simply not true.
There are entire subreddits and posts on GTA Online and Forums with people interested in finding others to play with.
Even on our Discord server we have channels focused on that with people looking and offering their help daily.
All you need is to find the right people
once you’re rank 80 or above
– because otherwise low health might be a problem when trying to beat the Heists.
And speaking of Heists, let’s take a look at that too.
We already said which businesses are necessary to make serious money, but also consider buying
an Arcade to unlock the new Casino Heist.
As explained in our video focused on that,
the Casino Heists are extremely focused on Solo players with almost everything doable alone
and in a private lobby away from griefers and suckers.
Also, you’ll need only one guy to complete the heist
and in less than an hour, you can find yourself with a easy $500,000 to $800,000 dollars more in your pocket
– which is better than all the other money making methods we’ve discussed before.
So, there are various ways for Solo players to make some serious money, starting from all the collectibles
in Freemode, to VIP missions, businesses and complex ways of interweaving all these activities together –
to get the most out of them. Surely to make more money, you need to spend money
and that means you’ll have to play for hours before having enough to invest in a business,
a property or a new car.
Don’t rely on grinding the same activity over and over again, but diversify your experience,
try everything the game has to offer, one step at a time, without jumping directly to the most profitable activities
because even if you’re skilled, you’re character is not, and all it takes to end your ass is a single, John Wick shot.
Take it slow, play it safe, keep your money in your pocket and you’ll soon have your personal empire
giving you more than a million GTA Online dollars every effing day.
Well that’s nuff said for this Tips and Tricks Post.