How to Unbug Hao’s Airport Race (Hao Street Races)

We’re going through what to do if Hao’s Street Race, Airport, is bugged out; and unavailable in story mode.

WANT TO WIN THE AIRPORT RACE? You need to watch this:

Grand Theft Auto and GTA Online are fantastic games; but not without their bugs – and every now and then, you’ll find a mission glitch

Fortunately, with the Hao Street Race, Airport, it’s a fairly easy fix. All you need to do is:

  • Head to the pause menu
  • Scroll across to game
  • Strangers and Freaks
  • …and then Shift Work

Once you’ve done that, you’ll be dropped into the Shift Work race. You’ll need to complete the race again; and if you haven’t already, you can take the opportunity to grab the Gold Achievement.

After that, you’ll be returned to your regular game. Just leave that idle; and after 15 to 30 minutes of real time, the notification from Hao will come through.

I know it takes a while; but this is by far the most reliable method I’ve found to un-bug this mission.

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About the Airport Street Race

There is a $1000 entrance fee. The race consists of two laps. It begins at the Los Santos International Airport terminal and continues across much of southern Los Santos. The prize for first place is $4500.

About the Hao’s Street Races

During the Strangers and Freaks task Airport Race, Hao introduces the player to the first race. A text message from Hao will open a new race when the objective is completed, and Franklin must continue to win the races in order to advance to the next one.

The series consists of five races that are only available between the hours of 20:00 and 05:00. To obtain 100% completion, a medal in each of the Hao Street Races counts as 5 of the mandatory 42 Hobbies and Pastimes.

About the Hao

Hao is a Los Santos citizen that participates in races all over the city. He appears to be affiliated with The Families and knows both Lamar Davis and Franklin Clinton.

Hao makes a brief cameo in Grand Theft Auto Online, providing a vehicle for the player to race against Lamar. He also works at the Los Santos Customs business near the Los Santos International Airport as a mechanic.

Hao challenges Franklin and his pals to a street racing in Grand Theft Auto V. After the race, the player can participate in four additional street races across the city. Franklin also has a cameo in the task Father/Son, when he drives Amanda De Santa’s vehicle to Los Santos Customs. Hao is repairing Amanda’s vehicle here.

Hao first appears in the GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners update’s LS Car Meet introductory cinematic. When the player arrives and stops him, he is bragging about his “silver medal” discussion with Franklin, in which Mimi claims Hao really finished third. The first in-depth overview to the Car Meet is given by Hao. When he unlocks the Pursuit Series races at Car Meet Reputation level 5, he also sends the player a note.

He’ll frequently be spotted at auto shows gazing at the vehicles, with his upgraded orange Penumbra parked in one of the spaces.