GTA 5: Getting Gold in The Merryweather Heist – Freight Variant
In this Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 video guide, we will be covering how to get gold in The Merryweather Heist – Freight Variant, the second heist in the game. Our objective is to kill 12 enemies with headshots, finish with an accuracy of 80 percent or more, kill 12 enemies with stealth attacks, get inside the ship without being detected, and find the container within 60 seconds.
As we can expect from this game, there are no shortages of new content and interesting things to do. Join us in our series to get through every mission in GTA 5 and collect gold in each one. We also have some bonus tips for getting through this mission on your first go, so stick around until the end of the video.
GTA 5 Walkthrough
To get gold in this mission, we highly recommend that you grab some body armor for Michael and max yourself out. It’s going to be challenging, but it’s worth it in the end. Ensure that you make as many headshots as possible and maintain the accuracy to meet the objectives.
Start the game by heading down the stairs of Trevor’s apartment and jump into the buffalo that was picked up at the port before. Wait for Franklin as he joins the team, and then drop him off at the vantage point near the port. Switch to Franklin and determine the location of the Merryweather shipping truck, and then proceed to follow the truck. Spot Michael, who is close to boarding the freighter, while Franklin takes out some guards. Once Michael is in, he should place the sticky bomb to begin the next action.
As you’re playing as Michael, keep an eye on the GPS to identify where the enemies are looking. It is essential to ensure that you have no line of sight when you drop someone. Once you’re certain that the coast is clear, pop the enemy.
Be patient and look for the right moment before taking out the enemies. Maintaining your accuracy and making headshots is essential to get through the mission successfully.
Once you’re ready, swap back to Franklin and wait for the enemy’s approach. Get them while they’re advancing, and then head for the chopper to take down the pilot. Take your time when you can and shoot your shots carefully to avoid hitting your own team.
Once the ship is listed, return to Michael and look for the marker, and quickly head for the sub. Stay in the trench and avoid the debris that may slow you down. Do not be distracted by the lights, but instead find the package from the ping.
When you’ve found the package, swap to Trevor and take the sub back to the safe space. Pass through the circle and try to keep a lookout for any other markers that may be useful. Opting to play this mission at night will make it more visible, making it easier to see the objectives underwater.
The Merryweather Heist Freight Variant and Gold Tips
To recap, here are the tips that you need to get through the first go in this mission and collect gold:
- Take out as many enemies as you can with headshots to meet the objectives.
- Be aware of the enemies’ field of vision to avoid detection.
- Use your sniper rifle as the enemy’s automatics aren’t as good.
- Maintain accuracy by shooting your shots with care.
This mission may be challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun. Getting gold in The Merryweather Heist Freight Variant in GTA 5 is a fantastic achievement, and it’s worth the time and effort. Watch our video guide to see how you can get gold in this mission.