GTA 5 Online: Hostile Takeover Fort Zancudo – How To Get Rich
GTA 5 and GTA Online are always full of new content and interesting things to do. Hostile Takeover is a free mode mission that can be completed solo, for a payout of around $50,000. It can be done in a standard online free mode session or invite-only lobby, but not in a crew session.
You will need a heavy automatic weapon, full snacks, and armor. This guide will go over three different approaches you can take, each with varying degrees of success.
Register as a VIP
Before starting the mission, you will need to register as a VIP or CEO. Head to the Interaction Menu, select SecuroServ, and register as a VIP or CEO. Once registered, go back to the Interaction Menu and select SecuroServ VIP/CEO Work, Hostile Takeover. Set the location to Fort Zancudo and start the mission.
Approach #1: Motorcycle
The first approach uses a motorcycle, specifically the Batty 801, which costs $15,000 from Southern San Andreas Super Autos. Square up on the northern side of Fort Zancudo, then absolutely send it, aiming for the left bank of the tunnel. Once inside, head down the runway.
Approach #2: Armored Car
The second approach is with an armored car, specifically the Duke of Death, which is free from Warstock Cache & Carry for older players. Alternatively, you can purchase the Benefactor Schafter V12 for $325,000 from Legendary, or the Armored Kuruma for $698,000 from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for more protection. Align yourself on the northern side of the compound, then drive down the highway and up the right-hand bank. Once inside, head to the target hangar.
Approach #3: Halo Jump
The third approach involves a Maverick helicopter, which can be found near the marina in the southern part of the Los Santos map. Fly to the southern side of Fort Zancudo and hover above the river to the south. Spot the open hangar on the other side of the compound, then ascend to a high enough altitude and tilt the chopper right before bailing out. Once on the ground, shoot your way into the hangar.
Dealing with Resistance and Making the Getaway
Regardless of your approach, once inside the hangar, you will need to deal with resistance. Grab cover where possible and keep an eye on the minimap to avoid being flanked. Once you have an opportunity, make a break for the tank, which will provide protection from most attacks. After that, drive around the plane and not through it, avoiding unnecessary damage. Head to the end of the taxiway, then follow the yellow GPS line, blowing up as much stuff as possible. Once you reach the drop-off point, you will automatically receive a payout of $50,000 or so. The remaining warrant stars will also be cleared, and you will enter a cooldown period before starting again.
Overall, Hostile Takeover Fort Zancudo is a fun way to earn some cash in GTA Online. Be sure to register as a VIP or CEO and bring heavy firepower along with full snacks and armor. Try out the different approaches and discover which one works best for you. Stay safe, wash your hands, and happy grinding!