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An American Welcome

Learn how to get gold in the Grand Theft Auto mission "American Welcome" with this guide. Stop assailants quickly, use the stun gun, and get those gold rewards.
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How to Get Gold in the GTA 5 Mission “An American Welcome”

If you’re a fan of Grand Theft Auto, then you know that getting gold in every mission is a true accomplishment. In this walkthrough, we’ll be taking on the “An American Welcome” mission and showing you how to get that coveted gold ranking.

This mission is part of the GTA V Border Patrol missions and involves Joe and Josef, two self-proclaimed lawmen, who are trying to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the border. The mission is divided into two parts, and both parts require some precision and good timing.

Part One: Stopping the First Assailant in 30 Seconds

First, you need to stop the first assailant within 30 seconds. You’ll be given control of a car, and you need to head off quickly, cutting the corner slightly, and then stick to the right-hand side. Ignore the person on the left. Drive off of the edge and then start spamming the stun gun button as soon as you regain control of your car. You need to take out the first assailant with your stun gun or else you won’t get gold. If you miss, it’s best to blow yourself up and try again. Wait for Joe and Josef to jump back in and then drive to the next location.

Part Two: Stop the Second Group in 55 Seconds and Use the Stun Gun on All of the Assailants

The next stage takes place at a set of concrete works. Once you reach the marked location, you’ll see a couple of bikes passing by. Chase them down and run them over, using the car’s momentum to knock them out. Don’t try to stun them as it will take too long. Once you’ve taken down the first assailant, move onto the second one, who will be driving a Sanchez bike. You can use the stun gun to take him out quickly, but timing is essential. Wait for him to recover from the stun before trying again.

If you don’t park near enough to the assailants, you may need to jump out of the car and stun them manually. Once both assailants are secure, wait for Joe and Josef to get back in the car before heading to the next location.

After the second part is complete, you’ll need to find a truck or car to take back to the border. Once you find a vehicle, drive away from the location and wait for Joe and Josef to leave. When the boys drive away, the mission will be complete. If you get gold, it means that you’ve managed to stop all assailants within the time limit and used the stun gun on all of the assailants.


That’s all there is to it! It may take a couple of tries to get the timing right, but with a bit of practice, you should be able to get gold in no time. If you have any tips or tricks that you’d like to share with other players, be sure to leave them in the comments below. For more Grand Theft Auto V walkthroughs and tips, be sure to check out our other articles and videos.

hi in this video we’re going through how to get
gold in the gta 5 minute men mission at american welcome
hi and welcome back my name’s Dan and i’m an old grumpy gamer grand theft auto is a truly
massive game between gta 5 and the constant updates from rockstar gta online there’s no
shortage of new content and interesting things to do join me then in our continuing series
get in gold in every damn mission in gta 5 as we look at the grand theft auto mission
and american welcome before we dive in if you’re new to the channel we do how-to guides
news and giveaways so consider subscribing and ring the bell to stay up to date getting gold
in this one can be a bit challenging it may take a few goes to get right so don’t be hard on yourself
if you don’t get it in the first couple of tries to get gold in this one we’ll need to
stop the first assailant in 30 seconds stop the second group in 55 seconds and use the stun gun on
all of the assailants great so we’ve got control of the vehicle and now we want to just head off
cut this corner a little bit and we want to stick to the right hand side don’t worry about him
and then off the edge there and we really want to try and take control of the car
and as soon as you can get back up just start spamming that there we go spamming that stun gun
button to try and take this filler out now if you miss this mark or you miss this fella you will not
get gold so typically if that happens i just blow myself up and try and start again but if this is
your first go at the mission take your time it’s a bit of fun to listen to anyway joe and joseph
have definitely secured the fella and just wait for him to stumble back to the vehicle here we go
and wait for joe and joseph to jump back in and then as soon as that happens we’ll get a
new marker there we go there it is great so now we’re off to a set of concrete works now there is
some really interesting dialogue here to show just how delusional these two clowns are in thinking
that they are genuine lawmen who are doing in any form any kind of good so it is a bit of a laugh
so there we can see the concrete works up on the left hand side you can see the marker on the left
now it’s really really easy to overshoot so don’t go too fast here just pull in and we’ll see a
couple of bikes whiz past there and we just want to whip around to the right and chase them down
sorry buddy hope he’s okay now the trick here is just to run these guys over don’t try and stun
them just clobber them you won’t be able to kill them in a hurry so just quickly get this filler
here that’s him done and just chase after the second one nearly lost it there we go all right
now if you time this right you can just zap him without even having to get out of the car there
we go so he is definitely stunned to wait for him to recover from joe and joseph and we’re good to
go again got him once more just for good measure so once he’s secured we’ll go back for his buddy
he ain’t looking real happy to be honest there we go he’s in right and then quick
j turn and you can see the little red marker on the map there so we’ll just head over to
him and we want to pull up on the sort of just to the right of him so we can zap him as well
quick aim and yep that’s him done great so that’s going to be gold if you do park too far away from
these guys that’s okay as well you can just jump out of the car and zap it manually but
i find it a bit easier just to hang about in the car and just pull up in the right spot
right that’s everyone stowed and now joe just tells us to get out of the
car so there’s normally a car or a truck or something parked around here so just quickly
drive over to something close there we go there’s the 500 and we’re left in the desert and there
is one of the guys sanchez’s anyway so that’s kind of handy wait for the boys to drive away
and that’s gold so 16 seconds for the first one 14 seconds for the second lot that seems
really quick i’m not sure about the timing on that one and the shock at all which means we
zapped everyone so very very happy with that 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 final minuteman 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

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