GTA 5 Mission Sidetracked Gold Walkthrough
In this video, we will be going through the Grand Theft Auto mission, Sidetracked, which is a prep mission for the Big Score’s obvious approach. If you are a gamer of Grand Theft Auto, this would be an interesting video for you. In the continuing series, old grumpy gamer, we will be looking at how to get gold in every damn mission in GTA 5.
GTA 5 is a truly massive game with constant updates from Rockstar for GTA Online. There is no shortage of new content and interesting things to do. Before we dive into the GTA 5 Sidetracked mission, note that getting gold in this one is pretty straightforward if you go with the Skylift helicopter, but the time limit can be a bit challenging.
In this video, we will need to divert the train undetected and complete the mission in less than 4 minutes and 30 seconds. We highly recommend that you purchase a suppressor for Michael’s pistol and spend some time practicing in a Skylift or a Cargo Bob.
Let’s pick it up from a restart where we’re dropped in at the rail yard. There’s a quick call from Trevor. Select Michael’s pistol, and take care of the two guards using your silenced pistol. Next, head up to the signal box and switch the tracks to divert the train. Wait for the train to arrive patiently.
Once the train arrives, zoom into the air and grab the locomotive using the electromagnet. It takes some practice, so don’t worry if you have a crack at this a few times. Gain some altitude and make sure you’re over the telegraph poles. Then head straight on over to Trevor’s airfield. When you arrive at the truck, locate the controls on the top left to drop the locomotive onto the back of the trailer.
Head back to the rail yard, collect the container tray by lowering yourself from the Skylift, and then attach it to the truck. Watch for mobile towers as you get closer. Orientation doesn’t matter too much. You just need to be parallel to the truck. When you manage to hook the container tray up to the truck, it’s gold.
Even with a pretty reasonable run, we only managed to get gold by nine seconds, making it a close one. 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 next storyline mission, or the one on the right for some more old grumpy gamer goodness.
This GTA 5 Sidetracked video walkthrough explains how to complete the mission undetected in less than 4 minutes and 30 seconds. The Skylift helicopter is the best option for this mission. The electromagnet can be a bit tricky in picking up the locomotive, so it would be best to practice first. Following the yellow dots, head back to Trevor’s airfield and line up the controls to drop the locomotive. Lastly, collect the container tray and attach it to the truck, and it’s gold. Be sure to leave a comment below if you have any questions, and check out the other missions walkthrough on this page.