GTA 5 Mission 2: Franklin and Lamar Walkthrough
In this Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 walkthrough, we will guide you through the second mission, Franklin and Lamar, where you will learn about Franklin’s focus ability, how to keep the car damage-free and where you might even get to see an alien or two.
Join Old Grumpy Gamer, Dan, in our new video series, Getting Gold in Every Damn Mission in GTA 5, as we discuss how to get the Gold Medal in this mission. Don’t forget to hang about until the end to catch our bonus Franklin driving trips.
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How to Get Gold in GTA 5 Mission 2: Franklin and Lamar
For this mission, we’ll need to use Franklin’s focus ability for at least seven seconds, beat Lamar in the impromptu race and get the car to Simeon without any significant damage.
As the mission starts, Franklin and Lamar are at the back gate of a house. Walk up the alleyway or sneak to the cars on the right and pick one. It doesn’t matter which one you choose.
Head out onto the highway and turn left, being mindful of traffic, then hang a right at the exit, being careful to miss the truck. About halfway up the hill, Franklin’s ability will be unlocked, and you can use it to ease around the corner, then release the accelerator before coming out of focus so the car remains under control. Follow Lamar around the top of the road and through a studio gate, being watchful for actors and avoiding damage to the car.
Next, hang a left at the gap between the buildings, then take another left and follow the road around past a set of doubles. Stick to the correct side of the road while the bar acts like a tool, cross over to avoid traffic, and head down to the right, watching out for a bus. Pull into the car park on the left and stick to the right to avoid a van.
The most important part of the mission is as you make your way out of the car park and under the Daily Globe building. Use the left lane, go over the crest, and as soon as you land, activate Franklin’s focus ability. Pull past Lamar and swing around to the left to win the race.
After the race, the police will be on your tail, so plant your foot and veer to the left of the oncoming car. Go out the right-hand gate and turn left. Use your focus ability to pull into a car park down the ramp and hit the brakes hard. Hide in the loading bay and change the car’s look a little. Once the warrant has gone, head out of the car park, being careful at the top of the ramp, as sometimes the cops will camp there. Follow the GPS marker on your map back to Simeon and watch the cutscene. Finally, meet your new ride, the Bravado Buffalo Super Sport, drive back to your place, say hello to Aunt Denise, and the mission is over.
Franklin and Lamar Bonus Driving Tips
Here are some of our top tips for driving with Franklin in GTA 5:
- Easing off the accelerator immediately before coming out of focus helps maintain the car’s control.
- Tapping the brakes immediately before a sharp crest will prevent air time.
- Franklin can stop on a dime when braking with his focus ability active.
Do you have any other tips? Leave your comment below.
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