The long-awaited Heists for Grand Theft Auto V are almost upon us, and Rockstar Games has given us a few last-minute insights into how they will work. Among other things, four-player teams will be led by a designated leader, players will have different roles within the team, and Elite challenges will yield even larger rewards if pulled off successfully.
In a four-person Heist, one player will have to be designated as the group leader. This player must have reached at least rank 12 in the game, own an apartment with a planning board, and have enough cash to settle the preparation costs. The leader will have the power to designate the roles of the other players in the group, such as setting lookouts, bodyguards, pilots, and other roles. One important thing to note about the leader role is that the Heist progress is only saved with that person.
Each of the five Heists also contains an Elite challenge. These challenges are more difficult to complete, but will yield a substantial cash bonus if pulled off successfully. There are also one-time Special Heist Completion bonuses that can net you extra money once you complete them. They are as follows:
- First Time: Complete each Heist Finale for the first time for a bonus cash reward.
- All In Order Challenge: Complete all Heists in order, including Setups, to gain a $1,000,000 cash bonus.
- Loyalty Challenge: Complete all Heists, including Setups, with the same team of players to receive an additional $1,000,000 bonus.
- Criminal Mastermind Challenge: Complete all Heists, in order, with the same group of players, without losing any lives, to receive a massive $10,000,000 bonus.
Rockstar suggests that players working in groups communicate with each other using headsets, as well as making the appropriate preparations by investing in well-armored vehicles, RPGs, and suppressed weapons. Several new minor missions, new vehicles, weapons, and more are also included in the update.
The Heists update for GTA V will be out on March 10th, 2015.