GTA San Andreas Definitive Edition: Building CJ’s Bank with Early Money
In the world of Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas certainly made some waves in its day. With the release of the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Remastered, players have been given the opportunity to revisit the classic game with enhanced graphics and gameplay mechanics. In this guide, we’ll be exploring how to build CJ’s bank with early money in the Definitive Edition of GTA San Andreas.
For those who are new to the series, GTA San Andreas follows the story of Carl “CJ” Johnson as he returns to Los Santos to investigate the murder of his mother. Via a series of missions and side quests, CJ must navigate the criminal underworld of San Andreas and ultimately take control of his gang’s territory.
Unlocking Passive Income
The easiest way to make a passive income in the game is to follow the storyline for a few minutes, and it will unlock itself. However, the trick is to know which missions to do to unlock it earlier, allowing more time to build CJ’s bank before it gets taken away.
Once you’ve completed a few missions, you’ll end up kicking around with Sweet. The objective is to go through all of Sweet’s missions, so that will take you all the way through until you meet Caesar. After that, stop with that storyline and jump over to Big Smoke to do one mission with him where you pick up OG Loc. Then, complete two OG Loc missions – one at the beach and the other where you raid Mad Dog’s house.
After that, you’ll get a call from one of Tenpenny’s sidekicks which will introduce the crash storyline. Complete one Crash mission, and Sweet will then open back up again. Complete one more of Sweet’s missions, and that unlocks the gang territory wars. Each territory you successfully control earns passive income for CJ. Therefore, the trick is to take over every territory on the map. However, this might take a while, so it’s important to focus on this before continuing with anything else.
Patience is Key
Once you’ve done all of the territories and unlocked the gang territory wars, it’s essential to stop doing Sweet’s missions. You can pick up with Smoke, Ryder, Luke, Caesar, but do not do any of Sweet’s missions until you’ve cleared the entire map. Even then, go hunting for flowers or gang tags to eke out your time, or camp at Grove Street and go AFK for a while.
The reason for this is that two Sweet missions later, after the end of the Green Sabre mission, you’ll lose all the income from your gang territories until you complete the main questline. Therefore, by waiting, you can accumulate a significant amount of cash before this happens.
Early Money Tips
One other quick early money tip is to look out for the dealers throughout the game, as they often carry around two grand. Take them out, and you’ll get an extra two thousand dollars, possibly a weapon, and you’ll be cleaning up the streets of Los Santos at the same time.
In conclusion, building CJ’s bank with early money in GTA San Andreas Definitive Edition takes a bit of patience and time. However, by following the right missions and focusing on territory wars, you can accumulate a significant amount of cash throughout the game. So if you’re looking for a way to set CJ up for the rest of your playthrough, follow these tips, stay safe, and enjoy the ride.