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Merryweather Heist

Learn how to get gold in the offshore variant of the Merryweather Heist in GTA 5 with Old Grumpy Gamer. Tips include gentle adjustments with the cargobob and trying the flying lessons with Michael. Watch for more GTA 5 gold medal guides!
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How to get Gold in GTA 5 The Merryweather Heist (Offshore) Walkthrough

Grand Theft Auto 5: Getting Gold in the Offshore Variant of The Merryweather Heist

In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at how to get gold in the offshore variant of the second Grand Theft Auto heist, The Merryweather Heist. This mission is a great opportunity to practice flying with the Cargobob, but it can take some time to master.

To start off, we highly recommend completing Michael’s flying lessons before beginning the mission. Most of the gold medal objectives for this mission are time-based. You will need to find the container in less than two minutes, eliminate all Meriwether pursuers, take out the pursuers in four minutes or less, and complete the entire mission in 14 minutes and 30 seconds.

Step 1: Starting the Mission

To begin the mission, head to Floyd’s apartment and skip the cutscene. Then, jump into Trevor’s truck and follow the GPS to the airfield.

Step 2: Using the Cargobob

After arriving at the airfield, wait for the submarine to arrive, then jump into the Cargobob and deploy the grappling hook. Carefully position yourself over the top of the submarine to collect the cargo container. Be sure to ascend enough to avoid hitting the mountains and losing the Cargobob.

Step 3: Swapping to Trevor

Once you have collected the cargo container, switch to Trevor and use the Trackify app on your phone to locate the device. Follow the red dot on the app to the device’s location. Collect the device and ascend to the surface. Once you have surfaced, you will automatically switch back to Michael.

Step 4: Taking out Meriwether Pursuers

On your way back to the airfield, Meriwether pursuers will try to attack you. Switch to Michael and use the Cargobob to take out the boats and chopper. Be careful not to damage the Cargobob during this section of the mission.

Bonus Tips for Using the Cargobob

To keep the Cargobob in check, we recommend completing Michael’s flying lessons before starting the mission. This will make the Cargobob much easier to handle and more stable. When picking up the sub, be gentle in your adjustments to avoid flailing and slowing yourself down. If you’re not confident with the Cargobob, play Simeon’s repo mission “Do You Even Lift?” a few times in GTA Online.

Completing the offshore variant of The Merryweather Heist can be a lot of fun, but it may take a few tries to get gold. Once you’ve mastered using the Cargobob, however, you’ll be able to complete the mission with ease.

hi in this video we’re going through how to get gold in the offshore variant of
the second gta 5 heist the merryweather
heist where we’ll get some great flying
practice unless he gets upset hi and welcome back my name’s Dan and i’m
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gta 5 as we look at the offshore variant of
the second grand theft auto heist the merryweather heist and don’t forget
to hang about until the end so you can catch our bonus tips for
keeping the cargo bob in check before we dive in if you’re new to the
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getting gold in this mission is a lot of fun but might take a few goes if you’re
not super flash with the cargobob yet i also highly recommend the flying
lessons with michael prior to starting most of our gold medal objectives are
time based this time around we need to find the container in less
than two minutes eliminate all meriwether pursuers and we need to take
out the pursuers in four minutes or less and complete the whole mission in 14
minutes and 30 seconds right no time for faffing about let’s
get straight on into it
alright so we start off at floyd’s apartment and we’ll just skip that
cutscene and jump straight on into trevor’s truck
and away we go
now very much is a case of just following the gps all the way to the
airfield here
that was a a crook old drive so the sun’s just about gone down which means
that we get to go in under the cover of darkness so just pull into the marker
there michael will jump out we can see the submarine rocking up
jump into the cargo bob and then fire up the machine
so once we’re airborne we just need to deploy the grappling hook
and then gingerly pop ourselves over the top
of the submarine
and near enough is good enough with this one it will just kind of hook itself up
when it gets there there we go
okay and then we just need to head out to the marker next
so make sure you ascend a fair bit we need to get over the top of the mountain
without the cargo bob getting clobbered
and i will absolutely never never get sick of those water effects
or that sunset in los santos okay remember to ascend to get over the
mountains we need to make sure that we don’t
clip the cargo bob or lose it as trevor would be very upset
all right so we can see the test site is coming into view there
and we need to drop trevor not too far away from it
so once you’re over the yellow marker or close to the the pontoons there
you can release the sub and we’ll automatically switch to trevor
there’ll be a bit of chatting and then we can just pop the
trackify up using your mobile phone and once that’s booted we just
follow the red dot
all right now switched off the headlights here because i think they
tend to end up blinding me and i’ve had a lot of trouble seeing where i was
going anyway so i’ve gone with headlights off i’ll might
switch them back on afterwards when we get closer to the marker
make sure you don’t hit the bottom of the sea floor there
there it is get as close to the markers as possible just throw the lights back
on love the shark that is just a nice touch
grab the device and that’s just driven over it to collect it
and then we just want to ascend so hold the ascension button and
drive upwards as well
all right so just bubbling up
so i’m ascending using the ascending button and driving up as well
so that it uh it brings us up a bit quicker we are on a time limit remember
just heading to the surface now and once we’ve surfaced we’ll be prompted to
switch to michael
there we go great so we just need to line the cargo bob up and
this is probably the most critical part of the mission because it’s very easy to
drop the chopper into the ocean so very very gingerly and slowly descend
down and then collect the cargo collective
sub there we have it so straight up again
gain some altitude and head for the yellow marker
don’t forget to gain some altitude before we hit those mountains as well
otherwise it will end very poorly
okay so they have sent some boats after us so now we’re just onto the rail
shooter section there as we’ve swapped to michael just need to
take out the boats fairly straightforward and the chopper
as well so take out the shooter and then the
pilot there we are
one more boat there i think by the look of it oh we do have a few extra enemies
so again line them up and just shoot
get that boat probably a bit more of a threat than the chopper to be honest
there we go so that’s the shooter gone that’s another shooter gone and that’s
the chopper exploded one more to go
and that’s all of them taken care of oh i think there’s a few at the back as
well all right great just drop these guys
that’s him gone
and one more to the side there we are
and that’s all of them taken care of so we can now switch back
to michael and we’re off okay so i think that’s all the
resistance we’re gonna see so while we’re heading back to the airstrip
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okay so we’re nearly at the airfield just back across the lake again
and again love the water effects there it’s just
stunning to see we can see the yellow marker there
and as we approach we’ll end up just gingerly popping
the cargo bob down oh sorry the the submarine then
all right so we’re just making our final approach now marker should
show up fairly soon
yep we can see it there all right so just plonk the
cargo bob down doesn’t have to be that gently
to be honest so you can just dump it and then drop the the chopper straight down
right into the cut scene we’ll just skip that for the moment
and that’s the highest priced done all gold as well which is absolutely
fantastic so thanks for watching to the end here
are my top tips for keeping the cargo bob in check
do the flying lessons with michael first it makes the cargo bob
much easier to handle and much more stable
be gentle in your adjustments when picking up the sub flailing wildly will
end up slowing you down and could cost you gold and if you’re
not confident with the cargobob jump into gta online and play simeon’s repo
mission do you even lift a few times so what are
your thoughts do you have any tips for other viewers or could this have been
done differently leave your comment down below
and check out the video on the left for the freighter variant of this mission
or the one on the right for some more old grumpy gamer goodness
stay safe wash your hands and we’ll see you in the next video

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