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Lamar Down

Learn how to get gold in the GTA V mission "Lamar Down" with this helpful guide. Follow shortcuts and take out enemies with each character for success.
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Grand Theft Auto 5: Lamar Down Mission Walkthrough

In this Grand Theft Auto 5 walkthrough, we’ll be looking at the Lamar Down mission where we help Lamar on yet another deal gone sideways. If you’re a fan of the game, you know how elaborate and difficult the missions can be but with our comprehensive walkthrough, getting gold in this one will be a breeze.

Before starting the mission, make sure Michael, Trevor and Franklin have full body armour, full health and plenty of ammunition. The objectives of the mission include killing enemies with each character, hitting at least 18 headshots, finishing with an accuracy of 80% or better, and completing the mission in less than 13 minutes and 30 seconds.

Shortcut One: Follow the GPS to Start and Veer to the Right

Start by skipping the cutscene with Tanisha and jump straight into the Buffalo. Follow the GPS for a while and then veer off to the right after spotting something quicker on the way. Keep an eye on the mini-map to help with enemy position and visibility in general. Use Franklin’s ability here and there to keep the car tidy and to keep pace with the tight timeline of the mission. When you see a rock on the right, veer off to the right and head down the valley.

Shortcut Two: Follow the Train Tracks

Drop into the bottom of the valley, go onto the trail which may look familiar if you’ve played the game before, go through the tunnel and back onto the highway. Hammer it down the highway and follow the GPS left after the bridge, then sneak up over here and onto the train tracks. Follow the train tracks most of the way to the meat. Using this second shortcut gives you some breathing room to make sure that you make it back in time.

Killing the Ballers

When Trevor and Lamar meet up with the Ballers, find a spot at the top and take out all of the Ballers using whatever means necessary. Be sure not to take Lamar out in the process. Use Michael’s Overwatch to swap between characters and help take out enemies. Be sure to take cover to avoid being shot too much as your health and ammo are limited.

Swapping Between Characters

When one of the characters is getting shot too much, swap over to the next character and let them handle the situation. Use your mini-map to spot enemy positions in addition to keeping an eye on what’s around you. Keep an eye on the reticle when it turns red, and you know you have an enemy in sight. Swap to Franklin again and take out a couple of last stragglers. Make sure to get as many headshots as possible, which will make it easier to get the headshot count later on.

Collect Lamar and Shoot Your Way Out

Once all the Ballers are taken care of, find a working car and head back the way you came. Follow the GPS all the way back to Lamar’s place in Franklin’s old neighbourhood. Once you get there, park your car, and the exchange will take place between Lamar and Franklin. Lamar is not very appreciative of his $50 gift and thinks that Franklin is doing much better than him. However, congratulations, you’ve gotten gold in the Lamar Down mission with 18 out of 18 headshots, a 75% accuracy rate, 15 shots with each of the guys and a mission time of 12 minutes and 40 seconds, giving you 50 seconds to spare.

hi in this video we’re going through how to get gold in the gta 5 mission
lamar down we will help lamar on yet another deal going sideways
hi and welcome back my name is 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 for gta online there’s no shortage of new
content and interesting things to do join me then in our continuing series get engulfed in every
damn mission in gta 5 as we look at the grand theft auto mission lamar down before we dive in
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ring the bell to start today getting gold in this one is fairly challenging especially with so many
moving parts to keep track of before you jump into this mission i highly recommend you ensure michael
trevor and franklin all have full body armor full health and plenty of ammunition to get going in
this one we’ll need to kill enemies with each character hit at least 18 headshots finish with
an accuracy of 80 or better and complete the mission in less than 13 minutes and 30 seconds
so let’s pick it up as we’re about to jump in the car having skipped the cutscene
with tanisha so we’ll jump straight in the buffalo you can see there we have
the gps marker ready to go so we’re going to follow that for a little bit
actually just spotted something a bit quicker than what we have so we’ll grab that
there we go we’ll follow the gps for a little bit we’re going to veer off in the not too
distant future though but we’ll just start by skipping through the hills hanging left up here
there’s a few quick cars on offer today but i think we’ll stick with the coil and not forgetting
to use franklin’s ability here and there to try and keep us on track and really keep the base up
we are on a very very strict timeline this time around so
it’s important that we keep the car tidy and don’t do anything silly
when we see this rock here we’re going to veer off to the right and head down the valley a little bit
we’ll drop into the bottom of the valley and then onto a trail
where you may remember this from cate libre
through the tunnel
and then back onto the highway
all right so that’s our first shortcut done next thing we’re going to do
is absolutely hammer it down the highway going as fast as the car will let us go
left after the bridge and then we’re just going to sneak up over here and on to the train tracks
and we’ll follow the train tracks most of the way to the meat so with this second shortcut
it really gives us a bit of breathing room to make sure that we get to get back in time
and there we are the sawmill is just on the left there so we can just go and find our spot
it doesn’t have to be graceful we just need to get there all right so swapped out to trevor
and because we’ve jumped into there we don’t have to worry about just checking
our position we can just go straight into it so just going to find a spot at the top
and now the fun part we get to take out all of the ballers
using whatever means necessary as long as we don’t take la maria in the process so
big fan of explosives big fan of explosives and using the rifle as well
now don’t forget michael’s got overwatch as well so we can swap out to him anytime we like it’s
important not to get shot too much we’ve only got so much health and so much ammo even in this point
in the game we’re still fairly vulnerable so take cover as often as you can and if one of the guys
is getting a little bit worse aware leave them to their own just swap over to the next character
and we’ll just take this guy out with something a little bit bigger
there we go that’s him sorted and up to overwatch now that was no good so back over to franklin
and remember to keep a good eye on what’s going around up as well as left and right so keep a
really good eye on that mini map that’ll help you with enemy position and if you’re having
trouble with visibility just keep an eye on the reticle when that turns red you know you’ve got
your shot so back to overwatch and let’s see if michael can spot anyone there’s the boys
now you can see them running up so that’s a really good indicator as
to where you might find new enemies and remember that headshot count we need to
worry about as well so try and get as many as you can with michael using his ability
and that way it’ll be a bit easier to get that headshot count later on
let’s wait from the poppy’s head up there we go
so they’re still shooting at someone so that means that there is someone there there we go
they’re advancing great
so swap out the franklin again take out a couple of the last stragglers
and again keeping it on that mini map to give you clues to where people might be
so i suspect that last one is going to be lamar
that seems sort of great so now we can
go and collect lemar and we just need to shoot our way back out again
all right back to overwatch and let’s see who we can take out there’s one
it’s great when they don’t realize you’re there
we want to just keep looking around until we notice the boys
running forward so once they’ve advanced that shows you that we’ve got everyone
that’s it excellent so push forward
and back to overwatch again so back to michael
to see if there’s anyone else that we need to worry about there we go
fantastic all right so that’s everyone covered
head down to a car all right we still got a few left these guys won’t be too much hassle
all right they’ve discovered michael so we’ll swap out
it’s one two oh missed two and hopefully
three there we go so that’s michael all covered as well
so we should be able to swap back to uh trevor or franklin there we go a few more remaining
get a couple of those head shots and we’ve just dropped into trevor’s ability here as well so
that he sustains less damage but does a whole lot more it makes his rifle shots a lot more effective
and there’s one more on the miniback there push forward see if we can’t sort them out there he is
and that’s it sorted great so swap to franklin and just jump in something that’s still working
we want to head back more or less the same way we came so we’ll just take a quick shortcut here
maybe that wasn’t as short cutty as we thought
there we go find the tracks again try not to overshoot them and put it in a ditch
but that’s all right let’s see are we stuck nope we’re good fantastic wait for the train
we all know how forgiving those things are all right back on the tracks
so just a quick check of the map to see where we go in relation to the train
so we need to get off just after the bridge there
once we’re over the little river there we can just sneak off to the side
here we go back onto the highway
and that has saved us a whole mess of time which will make it a lot easier to get there in the
fairly tight time restriction
yeah i don’t think there’s any way we can shortcut this we just need to stay to the
highway now so we’ll just follow the gps all the way back to franklin’s place or lamar’s place
and as we come up on franklin’s old neighborhood we should just see turn off here somewhere there
we go duck into his ability and again we are trying to keep that speed up so we just want to go
absolutely flat out pull up around here somewhere and then there should be an exchange between the
two once everyone’s out of the car there we go so we’ll skip this as quickly as we can
and that’s gold so i got the 18 from 18 headshots got through with a 75 accuracy so not too bad 15
shots with each of the guys so that’s plenty and mission time at 12 minutes and 40 seconds
gave us 50 seconds to spare so those shortcuts really helped us out you’ll notice as well up
the top right that franklin only gave lubar 50 bucks that’s more or less all he had on him and
lamar didn’t seem terribly grateful but i suspect he thinks franklin’s doing a lot
better than he is at this point in the game so what are your thoughts standing 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 next storyline 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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