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Shift Work

Learn how to get gold in every damn mission in GTA 5, including Shift Work. Clock a lap time of under 1:20, finish in under 2:50, with fewer than 5 collisions, and win the race using Franklin’s ability to boost vehicle speed.
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GTA 5 Shift Work Mission Walkthrough: How to Get Gold

In this Grand Theft Auto 5 walkthrough, we look at the Shift Work mission for Hao. GTA V is a massive game, but we’re determined to get gold in every damn mission. This particular mission challenges players to clock a lap time of less than 1 minute and 20 seconds, finish the whole race in 2 minutes and 50 seconds or less, do all of that with fewer than five collisions, and, of course, win the race. It’s a straightforward mission with a few key tricks to master.

Preparing for Shift Work

This mission is available overnight, between 8 pm and 5 am in-game time. Sometime earlier in the game, you’ll receive a message from Hao inviting you to one of these races. Before you start, make sure you’ve maxed out Franklin’s special ability: you can do this by passing close to other vehicles while driving quickly. With that in mind, follow the yellow GPS marker to find the race start.

The Race Itself

When you start the race, make sure you use Franklin’s ability on just about every corner you take. Doing so increases your vehicle speed and boosts momentum. Use the ability whenever you lose traction or feel a bit floaty. To activate it on controllers, click both thumbsticks vertically down, and on a keyboard, use the caps lock key. It’ll take some practice, but as soon as you’ve got it right, it becomes super handy.

During the race, you can recharge your special ability by driving past traffic, so don’t be afraid to use it as frequently as you need to. With practice, you can blast through the course, leaving your competitors eating dust.

How to Get Gold in Shift Work

Here’s what you need to do to get gold in Shift Work:

  • Clock a lap time of less than 1 minute and 20 seconds
  • Finish the whole race in 2 minutes and 50 seconds or less
  • Accomplish everything with fewer than five collisions
  • Win the race

Players have a full minute to spare in completing the race, so you have ample time to get things done. With the right strategy and mastery of Franklin’s special ability, this mission can be a breeze.

Final Thoughts

The Shift Work mission in GTA 5 is one of the early missions with relatively simple requirements. A bit of practice and skill using Franklin’s special ability allows players to get gold effortlessly. In conclusion, if you’re looking for gold in this mission, make sure you use Franklin’s ability frequently and avoid collisions. If you do that, you’ll be blazing through the course and laughing all the way to the bank.

with the tuners update settling down it’s time to
visit howe in gta 5 story mode as we look at the mission shift work
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 getting gold in every
damn mission in gta 5 as we look at the grand theft auto mission shift work 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’s pretty straightforward once you’ve got
the hang of it but it can be a little challenging on a keyboard and mouse to get gold in this one
we’ll need to clock a lap time of less than one minute and 20 seconds finish the whole race
in two minutes and 50 seconds do that with fewer than five collisions and of course win the race
so at some point early game you’ll receive a message from howe inviting you to a race
these races are available overnight between 8 pm and 5 a.m now on the way to the race it’s
important that you max out franklin’s ability you can do this by passing very close to other
vehicles while driving quickly so let’s pick it up after the cutscene now we’re
on a replay here which means that there’s always a ruiner off to your left but i’d
like to show this can be done with just about anything so let’s go fetch a vehicle
and once you have a car and have lost any heat follow the yellow gps marker to the meat
so swing around to the right make sure you don’t accidentally hit anyone otherwise it’ll cancel it
drive into the yellow marker there and then we’re ready to race so hopefully we’ll get a good start
yep nice now the trick here is to use franklin’s ability on just about every corner that you’re
going around in pace and what that will do is allow you to essentially boost the vehicle speed
there we go by getting around the corner without losing any real momentum and that is the key to
all of these races you can see i am absolutely belting around these things and i’ve already left
these guys in the dust and even with a mistake there’s still tons and tons of distance on them
so just go around here normally because i was going a bit slow around there but you
can see here as we pick up the pace go around the corner and sometimes you can get unstuck there
go around the corners and use franklin’s ability and that’ll speed you right up the
same goes if you become a little bit unstuck or if you lose traction just a quick tap on
franklin’s ability and off you go now if you’re looking for the ability buttons
that is clicking vertically down on both of your thumbsticks on playstation and
xbox or using the caps lock key on your keyboard and that will allow you to switch
on switch off takes a little bit of practice to get it right but once you’ve got it it becomes
incredibly handy especially in driving with with franklin or real combat situations with michael
you can see here we are absolutely logging and this is now pretty much a doddle so even
though we’re in a family minivan essentially with absolutely no mods racing against proper
street races in reasonably high-end cars we are utterly annihilating them and again simple mistake
but still we’ve got so much lead that it’s not a problem so we’ll pick up the pace again and
we’re not going fast enough around these corners to warrant it but as soon as you become unstuck
as soon as you feel that loss of traction or the car gets a bit floaty slug on that ability and
around you go this that corner is always a bit of a trick all right so we’ll swing around here
we’re not far from the end now so as long as we don’t drive into anything we’re pretty good
whip around here one more set of corners after this and you can see we can recharge on the fly by
driving past traffic as well so as we go through there we’ll straighten it up and then let it loose
and job’s done
badly like franklin didn’t fare well after the finish line but that doesn’t matter that’s all
good now i absolutely wrecked franklin at the end of this race so we never actually got to see
what happened but if we look at this still immediately before we go through
the finish line you can see we are in position one of six we have a lap time of 48 seconds
and a total race time of one minute and 47 it’ll probably be 48 by the time we finish
so the gold criteria for this one was a single lap time of a minute 20 so we stormed that in with a
whopping 30 seconds to spare the race time needed to be less than 2 minutes and 50 seconds so again
probably where are we a full minute to spare on that with fewer than five collisions and
because we had a clean race we were all good and of course we are in first position so that
would be gold had i not utterly destroyed franklin at the end of it 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 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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