How to Get Gold in the Subtle Approach to the GTA 5 Heist: The Big Score
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a massive game, and between GTA 5 and constant updates from Rockstar for GTA Online, there is no shortage of new content and interesting things to do. In this video, we will be discussing how to get gold in the subtle approach to the Grand Theft Auto heist, the big score.
GTA Big Score: Subtle Approach
Getting gold in the subtle approach to the big score can be fairly challenging, especially considering the number of moving parts. Before starting, it is recommended that each of our protagonists has all health and armor, grenades, RPG ammunition, and heavy machine gun ammunition. If the shooting isn’t at full capacity, spending some time at the range wouldn’t hurt either. To achieve gold, we’ll need to kill 20 enemies with headshots, complete the hacking mini-game within 10 changes, and maintain an accuracy of 60.
The Van Snapshot
Start outside the Vanilla Unicorn and jump in the four-wheel drive. That car is based on the real-life Mercedes G-Wagon. Then head straight to the marker, following the GPS on the left. We will be prompted in the top left to deploy the stingers in a few moments, after which we will pile out of the truck. Control the crowd by simply pointing the gun at their heads.
Union Depository Underground Car Park
After getting the tires changed, we need to hang tight while we restrain a couple more guys. Select one to help us out, then we will pile into the van and head towards the Union Depository underground car park. Following the GPS again, we will arrive at the destination. The great thing about this particular approach is that there’s no time limit, so we can properly enjoy the cutscenes and the exposition that comes along with it.
Fighting Off the Cops
Controlling Michael again, we need to follow the blue marker; which is Trevor, the manager. We will then wait for the boys to push the carts out, then follow them back to the elevator. After heading back up with the gold, we’ll be controlling Trevor again, and then we’ll swap to Franklin for the hacking mini-game.
The Big Score Heist
The hacking game requires changing the lights to allow Michael and co through, but keep Merryweather away from them. The pattern is unlikely to make it easy for us, so we need to ensure that Merryweather guys stay away. After a dialogue exchange, Merryweather is on their way, and now the fun begins.
We’re automatically dropped into Trevor, and we need to make sure that we use his ability as much as we can. It is quite a satisfying little pop when we successfully hit the enemies. Keep an eye on the minimap to identify where the enemies are, and use the reticle to figure out whether we can shoot them or not. Switch between characters depending on the scenario and use the best tactics and weapons for the given situation.
The Getaway Car
After taking out all the enemies, we are then in Franklin’s car, and we need to drive away while keeping away from the cops. The police aren’t happy with us, and the gauntlets we’re driving are a little harder to control than other vehicles. It is important to use Franklin’s special ability when stuck, and instead of driving fast, it is better to go slower around the corners. After driving through building sites and tunnels, we will arrive safely close to Michael’s place with the gold.
Celebrating the Score
After completing this core mission, there is no time limit and Michael, Lester, and Trevor all get together to celebrate their score. In the end, it is a very productive day for them, and they have had some fun, too.
The Golden Achievement
We finished the mission with a 20 out of 20 headshot score, signal man got 7, and we did it with ten signals, high accuracy, and a good amount of money. Gold is the greatest achievement in these missions, and this video tells you how to do it.
What do you think? Do you have any tips for other viewers, or could we have done this differently? Comment down below and let us know. For more GTA 5 walkthroughs and GTA Big Score content, check out the video on the left for the next storyline mission or the one on the right for some more old grumpy game of goodness. Stay safe, wash your hands, and we’ll see you in the next video!