- Estimated difficulty: 5/10
- Offline achievements: 32/49 (665)
- Online achievements: 17/49 (335)
- Approximate time: 150 + Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable achievements: 6 (Please check the "WARNING" in the Roadmap below - TP Industries Arms Race, Red Mist, Kifflom!, Three Man Army, Altruist Acolyte, & Wanted: Alive or Alive.)
- Glitched achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements:Yes, cheats will disable achievements for that session
Ladies and gentlemen, Grand Theft Auto V is here and it is certainly the most phenomenal game that the year has to offer. Set in the state of San Andreas, GTA V follows the story of three very different men as they pursue the criminal underworld in pursuit of man’s greatest goal: lots and lots of money. The game is presented in an open world format, which can be freely roamed at your own pace. Unlike previous titles, the entirety of San Andreas (Los Santos and Blaine County) is open from the start, so you can choose to explore the world before taking on the Single Player missions, side activities, and everything else San Andreas has to offer. Achievement wise, your time will be split pretty evenly between the Single Player portion of the game, and the Multiplayer portion of the game: GTA Online. Please take note however, that GTA Online does not launch until October 1st. Overall, you’ll need to dedicate 150+ hours towards GTA V in order to see the game complete. I know for a fact that each and every hour you invest into this game will be worth it. Be prepared for one of the most entertaining gaming experiences you will have, and remember, have fun!
Like any open-world Single Player title there is no suggested or recommend order in how you should go about your playthrough. Keep in mind however, that you will need to complete the main storyline, earn a Gold Medal in a few hobbies and pastimes, uncover the entire map, and obtain a total of 70 Gold Medals between the story missions and side missions. Since there is so much to do in the world, you might get a little overwhelmed at time; so play at a comfortable pace and make sure to spread out your play time between all three characters and all the different missions and activities. Take note that during the story missions, you will be given the option to skip the entirety of a mission if you die more than five times. Do NOT skip at this point or else the story-related achievement(s) tied to that mission will not unlock.
Grand Theft Auto Online offers an open world experience to be shared with other gamers. It extracts numerous elements from the Single Player, most notably the countless activities and missions to participate in while blending Online components such as matchmaking and shared free roam. There are several ways to launch the Online. When booting the game up, you can click on the loading screen to join an Online lobby immediately. If you prefer to host your own lobby, allow the Single Player to load. From here, pause your game and scroll over to the "Online" tab. Click "Play GTA Online" and you can now choose to host a Closed Crew Session, Closed Friends Session, Solo Session, or Public Session.
While working your way towards Rank 100 or earning at least 30 Platinum Awards, you will want to make sure to rob all 20 stores around San Andreas, participate in all ten activities, and obtain first place in all fifteen competitive game modes the Online has to offer. There are a few achievements that are tied directly to these game modes, such as winning a Rally Race as a Co-Driver, clearing all ten waves in Survival Mode and completing a Gang Attack without dying. Furthermore, some achievements are Rank specific which include surviving a bounty for a full day, buying real estate, calling in gang backup, and killing a thief who mugged you. Overall, there are no missable Online achievements, so sit back, have fun and "enjoy your stay" on GTA Online.
There are several achievements that are not directly tied to the story and side missions. Tasks such as surviving three minutes on a 3-Star chase, fully modifying both a weapon and vehicle, and making profit in the stock market are just the premise of these miscellaneous achievements. There are also four achievements that can only be obtained while playing as a Trevor, and one achievement that only Michael can work on. Be sure to get these done early on in your playthrough. You will also need to take into consideration that there are 245 collectibles in this game in the form of space ship parts (50), letter scraps (50), toxic waste (30), stunt jumps (50) and aerial challenges (65).
WARNING (POTENTIAL SPOILER): Towards the end of the game, Devin will arrive at Franklin's house and inform him on his next job. CHOOSE OPTION "C" or else you can miss the following achievements if you haven't already obtained them: TP Industries Arms Race, Red Mist, Kifflom!, Three Man Army, Altruist Acolyte, & Wanted: Alive or Alive.
If you have missed any Single Player or Online achievements during your time on Grand Theft Auto V, hop back into either portion of the game for a clean up of whatever it is you still need to work on. Chances are you will need to hunt down some more collectibles, work on your Gold Medals for Single Player, grind out Platinum Awards for GTA Online, or even continue your journey towards that epic Rank 100. At any rate, make sure you snag the remainder of these achievements before putting this game back on the shelf!
This game is bound to leave any gamer fully satisfied. From the moment the game is booted up, everything Grand Theft Auto V has to offer is near perfection. With one of the most beautifully crafted open-worlds and cast of characters and missions, GTA V is a fantastic game that should not be overlooked by anyone. The achievements may take a very long time to complete, but it is more grinding than it is difficult. Let us appreciate the gem that Rockstar has given us before the next generation of consoles in November. GTA V is definitely one of – if not THE – most entertaining video game of this current generation.
All of the story and side missions (Strangers and Freaks) in GTA V have specific requirements that will net you a Gold Medal if you complete them all. These requirements range from completing a mission under a certain amount of time, getting a specific number of headshots, completing the mission with average accuracy, etc.
Fear not, for the requirements do not all have to be completed in one run of the mission and there a total of about 117 missions to work with. Once you complete a mission, you can replay them by pausing your game and going to the “Game” tab in the paused menu. Here, you pick and choose which missions you would like to replay as well as see which requirements you have left to work on.
Be sure to visit THIS THREAD for a breakdown of every Gold Medal requirement for all the missions in the game. Additionally, you can view THIS THREAD for what some community members believe to be the easiest missions to Gold Medal.
The entire island of San Andreas is open from the start; however, the world will be hidden on your map by dark clouds of fog until you have explored that area. Once you have explored a certain section of the map, the fog will clear up and you can see the map as normal.
Even though most of the map will be uncovered through natural story progression, the best way to uncover the map quickly would be to use a plane or helicopter. Unlike cars, aircraft will uncover the world much faster as opposed to maneuvering through every street, mountain pass or body of water. Once you have cleared up about 98% of the island and the surrounding waters, the achievement will unlock.
You will eventually come to a point in the main storyline where you can begin to purchase property around the city of Los Santos. Owning a piece of property not only allows you to use their services for free, but you will also net a substantial weekly income as well.
For this achievement, you will want to purchase the Downtown Cab Company which is located on Tangerine Street in East Vinewood. This will set you back $200,000 and can only be bought as Franklin. Now, wait until the manager, Raul, calls you. When he does, he will have a private fare ready for you. Accept this job offer and the letter "P" will appear on the world map. Pick up the customer at the "P" icon and drive them to their destination. When you get there, they might need help with a small mission or they will simply get out of the car and pay you right away. Once you are paid, the achievement will unlock.
While playing as Trevor, you will need to complete the two story missions "Mr. Philips" and "Nervous Ron" before you can buy properties around San Andreas. Upon completing the latter mission, the game will inform you about property buying.
You can actually purchase the McKenzie Field Hanger for $150,000 as soon as you finish the "Nervous Ron" mission, as you will have just enough cash and the mission ends right outside the hanger.
Once purchased, you can begin undertaking trafficking missions for Oscar, who you meet after making the purchase. Arms Trafficking missions are performed in the Cuban 800 airplane parked in the hanger and in the BF Dune Buggy parked outside the hanger. Enter either vehicle in order to receive instructions from Oscar. After completing a mission, you will either need to travel some distance and return in order for the next mission to be available, or quick save and reload your saved file. All in all, there are five of each trafficking missions (air and ground) and the achievement will unlock once all ten are completed.
In GTA V, there are over 60 hobbies and pastimes available around San Andreas. Some of these include Taxi Missions, Races, Parachuting, Triathlons, Sports and more.
For this achievement, you only have to worry about obtaining ONE Gold Medal in the following activities:
Franklin's very first Strangers & Freaks Mission, "Shift Work," will count as a Street Race for this achievement even if you did not get a Gold Medal on it. For the Triathlons, Sea Races and Off-Road Races, you only need to get 1st place to obtain a Gold Medal. For the Flight School and Shooting Range, you only have to worry about getting a Gold Medal in one of the many challenges available. This achievement can be done with any character, so don't worry about keeping track of who does what!
A huge thanks to Callum x360a for confirmation on this achievement.
While playing as Franklin, you will eventually encounter a mission called, “Far Out One”, which will be designated on your map by a green question mark icon. This mission will direct you to a man named Omega in east Sandy Shore. He will recount a ridiculous tale about an alien ship that crashed in San Andreas and it is up to you to recover all 50 space ship parts for him.
Although this is a Franklin-only mission, you can still recover the ship parts while playing as Michael and Trevor. Each collectible will have a bright gold aura and emit a small humming sound when you are near them. Keep in mind that some parts can only be reached with a helicopter, but you can easily get one from the Los Santos Hospital helipad. If you don't know where that is, jump to 10:39 in the video below and you will see its location. Once you have collected all 50 parts, return them to Omega and the achievement, plus a very unique vehicle, will be yours.
Refer to A Mystery, Solved for a great tip on how to collect the space ship parts quicker, using the taxis in the game, if you do not always have a helicopter.
There are 50 hidden Letter Scraps scattered all over San Andreas and they can be picked up with any character at any time during the game. These letters are small, glowing pieces of paper that were left behind by a serial killer in San Andreas. Like the space ship parts, some of these scraps can only be reached with a helicopter.
After finding all 50 scraps, proceed to the newly discovered green question mark icon in Rockford Hills while playing as Franklin. There, you will meet Leonora Johnson's killer, Peter Dreyfuss. After a short cutscene, it is up to you in deciding Dreyfuss's fate. Regardless of what you do to the man, the achievement will unlock after your decision is made.
It is recommended to work on both set of collectibles after you have purchased the Downtown Cab Company as Franklin. Once you own the company, taxi rides will be free. If you are following the videos, you can just set a waypoint to the next collectible and fast travel to your destination through the taxi cab. Make sure to whistle when you get out of the cab so it stays there while you grab the collectible. Credit goes to WalterWhite for this brilliant idea.
Before you can begin collecting the 30 Nuclear Waste collectibles, you will need to buy the Sonar Collections Dock - located in Blaine County - for $250,000. This property can be purchased by any of the three characters and will only be available after completing the "The Merryweather Heist" story mission.
In order to pick up the nuclear waste, which is scattered around the ocean floor, you need to use the yellow submarine that always spawns at the docks of this property. Buying the docks will also give you a new app called "Trackify," which will automatically turn on when entering the submarine as it provides a sonar radar that points to the nearest collectible. The order of collectibles in the video below matches with the order of the Trackify app. The app will not mark any of the waste on your in-game world map and sometimes, a piece of waste is extremely far away on a different part of the coast; so be sure to follow the video to a tee. The submarine is also VERY slow, so if you're trying to collect all the nuclear waste in one run, it will take around two hours.
Fortunately, collecting all the nuclear waste will help uncover the ocean on your map if it is not already cleared up. In addition to this, you will earn $23,000 per piece of nuclear waste you find if you collect them with the character who purchased the Docks, and an additional $250,000 bonus after finding the last piece of waste.
Rampages are a form of Strangers and Freaks missions that are only available when playing as Trevor. Like all Strangers and Freaks missions, the first Rampage will appear as an orange question mark on your map. After that, their icon is an Orange Skull but they will not appear on the map until the mission "Friends Reunited" is completed. The goal of these missions is to defeat the required number of enemies in the time allotted. You do not incur a Wanted Level during the challenges which is the fun part.
Overall, there are five different Rampages to complete. The first Rampage will be available after completing the “Trevor Philips Industries” story mission. Below, you can check out where each Rampage is located.
Rampage 1 – Sandy Shores on Marina Drive
Rampage 2 – Corner of Macdonald Street and Jamestown Street in Rancho, Los Santos
Rampage 3 – In an alley on Forum Drive in Chamberlin Hills, Los Santos
Rampage 4 – Fort Zancudo Approach in Great Chaperral
Rampage 5 – Mirror Park, Los Santos
Upon completing all five Rampages, the achievement will unlock.
Within the world of San Andreas, you will come across a total of 50 stunt jumps that you will need to complete for this achievement. Having the right vehicle for each jump is extremely significant. Usually, a fast sports car or motorbike is key for nailing the jumps at top speed; however, certain jumps are more restrictive with their “landing zone” so you may need a slower vehicle. With this said, knowing where to land each Stunt Jump is half the battle. You can land the jump as much as you’d like, but if you do not land in the desired location, it will not count.
The Stunt Jumps are scattered throughout the city Los Santos and valleys of Blaine County. Keep in mind that Franklin is the character of choice for these Stunt Jumps, as his special ability can help make a last second adjustment in mid air or as you are going to launch off the ramp of a jump.
Tip: It is recommended to use your in-game cellphone to quick save before every Stunt Jump. Using this method is great for ensuring that you will never lose any progress if you die or destroy your vehicle. If you fail a jump, just reload your saved file and you will be sitting in your vehicle right in front of the Stunt Jump you just saved your progress at. This is great for saving time instead of having to find a new vehicle or line up the jump again.
This achievement can only be obtained while playing as Michael and involves a very long process of tedious missions and monetary donations. To begin, pull up your in-game cellphone and access the internet. Type in "Epsilon" in the search bar, click on the first website that comes up, and complete the Epsilon Program Identity Evaluation on the homepage. As soon as you quit out of the internet, there will be a new Strangers and Freaks mission on your map in Raton Canyon. Approach the red truck there and watch the cutscene that ensues. Following this cutscene, Michael will receive an email informing him to donate $500 to the Epsilon website in order to unlock the next mission.
After making the donation and a few in-game days have passed, head to the next Epsilon icon on your map near the corner of Clinton Avenue and Alta Street in Downtown Vinewood. Complete this mission and you will need to donate another $5,000 through their website. During the next mission, you be required to deliver five vehicles to the Epsilon Garage in Vinewood Hills. You will be sent a photo of each vehicle to your cellphone in order to help track them down. If you have a lot of spare cash, access the internet on your cellphone and open the "Travel and Transport" menu. Go to the Southern San Andreas Super Autos website and buy the following vehicles:
Enus Super Diamond - $250,000
Pegassi Vacca - $240,000
Benefactor Surano - $99,000
These purchased cars will be sent directly to Michael's garage. If you do not have the cash for these three vehicles, all five can be found throughout the city of Los Santos (if you need further guidance, the video below shows these vehicle locations starting at 2:31):
The Pegassi Vacca can be found parked on Wild Oats Drive in front of a house in Vinewood Hills
The Benefactor Surano is sitting in a parking lot in the cul-de-sac of the Lake Vinewood Estates
The Declasse Tornado can be found in a parking lot at the "Domestic - Japanese - European" Garage in Hawick (2 blocks East of Ammu-Nation gun shop 2/9 on map legend)
The Enus Super Diamond is parked behind Leopold's on Dorset Drive in Rockford Hills (2 blocks South of Ponsonbys clothing store 1/3 on the map legend)
The Double-T Motorcycle is parked in one of the spaces next to the Lifeinvader offices on Boulevard Del Perro.
After delivering all five vehicles to the Epsilon Garage, you will need to complete another short mission. After this, you will need to make TWO $5,000 donations to the website for the next mission to appear, which tasks you with buying the Epsilon Robes from their website for $25,000. You must now wear the robes for 10 straight days, so return to Michael's house and simply sleep for 10 days straight in order to speed this up. Once this task has been completed, you will receive a text from Jimmy Boston asking you to go Fort Zancudo; complete the next mission there. Following this, proceed to the next Epsilon icon when it appears on your map and make sure you are still wearing the Robes. Talk to the crew there and they will inform you that you need to wander 5 miles in the desert. Distance covered is tracked onscreen above your radar after every 0.1 mile.
Tip: Wrapping a rubber band around the controller's thumbsticks will continuously move Michael in a circle so that you do not have to sit there during the mission. Just be careful not to wonder outside the desert of the tracker will reset.
After completing this dreadful task, make sure you have $50,000 on hand and head over to the Epsilon Center in West Vinewood when the mission appears. Complete this final mission in any way you'd like (to obtain the Gold Medal for this mission; drive to the drop off point, kill the helicopter crew, security guards and back up security, and then drive off with the money) and the achievement is finally yours!
The earliest you can attempt this achievement is after the "Friends Reunited" story mission, as this is when all three characters will be available to use within the game. Open up your cellphone, go to "Contacts" and call either one of your partners requesting to hangout. Sometimes your partners may not always be available to hangout because they are sleeping, have an immediate story mission that needs to be completed, or you just did a mission with them. Just keep making calls during your time off-mission until they both are available to hangout.
Once you've requested to hangout with either one, a new stickman icon will appear on your map. This is the location of the person you have just called. Head there, pick them up and then call the other character. Make sure you have a four-door car when picking them up!
Now in order to obtain a 3 Star Wanted level, you will need to either kill a police officer or trespass an airport. Both of these methods will get you 3 Stars right away, however it is recommended to trespass the airport as you can simply drive laps around the immediate area until three minutes have passed. It is also highly recommended to use a car in which you have bought bulletproof tires. Once three minutes have elapsed during the chase, the achievement will unlock. For further explanation on how the Wanted Levels work, CLICK HERE.
At any time during your playthrough, make your way to the beach in Western Los Santos and hop into a jet ski near the pier. Drive out into the ocean until the water is dark blue, as this is where you can generally find sharks if you wait long enough (you will know if a shark is nearby when there is a red dot on your mini-map). Once a shark appears, hop off your jet ski and dive underwater. The shark will ignore you at first, but once it gets close it will finally eat you and the achievement will unlock.
During your playthrough, you will sometimes notice your mini-map quickly flash white followed by a flashing red/blue blip. This notifies you that there is a Random Event at that blip. These events range from catching a thief; to gang shootouts and giving a stranger a lift back home. For this achievement, you will need to be playing as Trevor and wait until you encounter a hitchhiker or drunk pedestrian who needs a ride home.
After the story mission, "Friends Reunited," you will arrive in Los Santos and already be playing as Trevor. Around the block from Floyd's safehouse, you will encounter a drunk couple who needs a ride home. You should use this time to get the achievement.
When you pick up the stranger, you will receive a popup notification on your the top left corner of your screen informing you that Trevor can bring them to the Altruist Camp in Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness (Northern Blaine County). A white “A” icon will appear on your map immediately. If you set a waypoint to the Altruist Camp, you can follow the new purple route instead of the yellow route that directs you to their house. Once you arrive at the Camp, Trevor escorts them to the front gate where the cannibals take them off your hands. At this point, you will unlock the achievement.
This achievement is extremely straight forward; keep purchasing weapons, vehicle mods, properties, and stocks in order to gain progress towards the $200 million mark. Purchasing properties will be extremely costly; however, the advantage to owning multiple properties at once is that your weekly income will net you a substantial amount of cash which can then be used to buy other things. As for stocks, you will want to invest your money in profitable companies, then sell your share(s) a few days later if they have made profit. In fact, if you are looking for a great way to make some cash off the five Assassination missions while playing as Franklin, refer to THIS THREAD.
Quickest Method: After you have collected your share of money from the "Big Score" mission, you should have around $20+ million per each character. Pick any character and invest ALL your money in any stock market. Now IMMEDIATELY SELL ALL your stocks right away to get all your money back. If you do this ten times, the achievement will unlock in a short amount of time because investing money in the stock market counts as spending money for the achievement. Credit goes to DavoK87 and x S 7 R I K E Z for this method! Credit to Maka for the video.
At any time during your playthrough, open your cell phone and access the Internet. From here, select the “Money & Services” tab and choose any of the stock markets listed. Now select “Markets” and buy any stock that is rising; you can tell which market is gaining profit by the green arrow next to their name. You can buy any amount of stock you’d like, but one is enough for this achievement.
You will now need wait at least 12 in-game hours and before returning to the stocks page. When enough time has passed, click on “My Portfolio” under the "Money & Services" tab, sell your purchased stock for a profit and the achievement will unlock.
This achievement can be easily done after completing the fourth story mission when you gain control of Michael outside the car dealership. At this point in the story, he will have around $7,500.
Make you way to the nearest Ammu-Nation gun store and select the “Standard Handgun” Pistol. Purchase all five upgrades and the achievement will unlock. This will only set you back approximately $3,381 in total:
Extended Clip - $387
Flashlight – $472
Suppressor - $1,822
Army Tint - $100
LSPD Tint – $600
Alternatively, if you have a Rockstar Social Club account and your gamertag is linked to it, you will be given a free weapon (Assault SMG) when you start the game. All of the mods for this weapon are also free, so head to an Ammu-Nation store and equip both the SMG and all the attachments in order to unlock the achievement. The SMG can be found on the right side of the wall when browsing through the weapon selection.
Bail Bond missions are only available for Trevor. After finishing his first mission, "Mr. Philips," make your way to the orange question mark icon on the map in Grapeseed. This will lead you to Maude, who will regularly send you emails of Bail Bond targets with their last know location.
The first Bail Bond mission you receive will task you with capturing Ralph Ostrowski, who will be located in the middle of the Davis Quartz Quarry. This area is located just South-East of Trevor’s safehouse. Once you arrive at the quarry, head on through the entrance and continue straight on. A set of train tracks should be on your left and you'll then come to a fork in the road; go right. Make another right at the next fork in the road and proceed up the hill.
You will now be positioned at the top of the quarry where the road will spiral down into the center. This is where the Bail Bond target is located. Make your way down there and Ralph will jump into his vehicle and begin drive away. Shoot out his tires to immobilize his vehicle and pull him out of the car. Now get back into your own vehicle with him and return to Maude for your achievement.
If you have missed your chance in obtaining this achievement on the first Bail Bond target, do not worry, there are a few more targets Maude sends you throughout the game. If you need help locating a Bail Bond target, be sure to check out THIS THREAD for a good map of each target's location.
After the story mission, "Father/Son," you can begin customizing your vehicles at the Los Santos Customs shops. These shops will be marked as a spray paint can on your map. Since each car varies from mods and price tags, there is no set vehicle to use for this achievement. Just make sure you purchase one of every upgrade from each section in the customize menu when inside the shop. Depending on your vehicle and which mod suits your taste, you will need to save upwards to at least $40,000 to fully mod your car.
Take note that the achievement only unlocks once you exit Los Santos Customs. Many people are also overlooking the fact that you need to buy one of each Wheel Accessory: Custom Tires, Bulletproof Tires & Smoke Tires; and the Chrome finish in addition to any other regular respray (Classic, Matte, Metallic).
There are two types of Aerial Challenges in GTA V; Under the Bridges and Knife Flights. Under the Bridge challenges task you with simply flying under 50 bridges across the world, while Knife Flights require you to “knife” your plane through two buildings. There are 15 Knife Flights located around San Andreas.
If you have tested the Flight School challenges in the Los Santos International Airport, you will already be familiar with what a knife is and how to perform one. If not, a knife is when you roll the plane on its side using the left thumbstick so the wings are vertical with the horizon. To maintain altitude while in this position, hold the opposite rudder ( or ). For example, if you rolled left and are trying to maintain a left knife, hold . It is recommended to perform the Knife Flight challenges in a slow plane such as the stunt plane or a biplane like a crop duster. You can steal a crop duster around Trevor’s McKenzie Field airstrip as they often land there.
Unlike the Knife Flights, Under the Bridge challenges can be completed in any aircraft. You will find out, however, that some aircraft types are much easier than others, depending on the bridge you’re trying to fly under. The Buzzard Helicopter is strongly recommended for these challenges. Also, Trevor is the logical character when going for this achievement because he starts off with the highest piloting skill.
You can find helicopters in Vespucci, and planes at any airport or McKenzie Field (Trevor’s airstrip). You can also purchase planes and helicopters online (elitastravel.com), as well as military helicopters on warstock-cache-and-carry.com. Remember, if either your helicopter, jet, or plane gets significantly damaged, use the quick save and immediately reload the game. Your aircraft will automatically be repaired when you are loaded back into the game. Also be sure to use of quick save before attempting the harder Under the Bridge and Knife Flight Stunts.
When you launch GTA V Online for the first time, you will be required to create your own character using the heritage, attributes and appearance modifications. After you finish customizing your character, click "Save and Continue" in order to begin your Online experience. There will be a short cutscene as Lamar drives you through the city of Los Santos and fills you in on the activities and people you will encounter around San Andreas. After he drops you off at the Tutorial Race, the achievement will unlock.
Every mission, activity and challenge you complete in GTA Online will net you Reputation Points (RP) which are essentially experience points that increase your overall Rank. In order to reach Rank 100, you will need to gain exactly 1,584,350 RP. It is recommended to complete as many Jobs and activities available whenever you are playing online in order to net a good amount of RP during your session. Also, do take note that playing with crew members and full lobbies will net your more RP at the end of an activity.
One of the best, fool-proof methods in ranking up quickly would be to a boosting partner and complete the "Criminal Records" Race. In order to load that up quickly, follow these steps: Pause > Online > Jobs > Host Job > Races > Criminal Records.
Now, just set the "Vehicle Type" to Super and "Laps" to TWO. On average, each lap will take about 35 seconds and you will gain around 500-2000RP at the end of the race, depending on when place you finish in. In addition to this, you will also net an additional 700-6000RP+ (dependent on your Rank) for various bonuses upon completing the very first lap of this race. The reason this race works so well when ranking up is because the race track is literally a full circle, so there is no worry for tight turns, collisions or traffic.
Overall, this achievement will require some dedicated hours of playtime, but with all the thrilling activities and unique missions around San Andreas, the road to Rank 100 shouldn't be too terrible. Of course, do take advantage of the Criminal Records method, as it will lessen the time it takes to reach Rank 100.
For further tips on how to effectively utilize this method, be sure to visit THIS THREAD. Thanks to Callum x360a, this thread compiles great information in grinding out RP at different Ranks in regards to the Criminal Records Race on GTA Online.
There are several game types that you will encounter during your time on GTA Online. Some are available from the start of the game, while others are only unlocked when you have reached a certain Rank. Do not worry about obtaining each of these wins in a public match against other players, however. You can work on all of these in a Closed Friends Session so long as you have the required amount of players for each game type. Most game types only require two players, while others will require four. Below, you can find a list of all the game types you must win in order to get this achievement.
Rally Race (FOUR players required)
10 Waves of Survival (FOUR players recommended)
Gang Attack (Can be done Solo)
Golf (Can be set to 1 Hole)
Tennis (Can be set to 1 Set)
Any challenge at the Shooting Range
If for whatever reason you lose track of your progress for this achievement, you can check where you have already gained victories by following these steps: PAUSE > STATS > AWARDS > VICTORIES.
After completing the first few Jobs during your Online experience, Simeon will call you and tell you to bring a vehicle to the nearest Los Santos Customs shop in order to insure it. Steal any vehicle you'd like - although a fast sports car or muscle car is suggested - and head to the shop. There, you can insure the vehicle and add a select few mods which will all be free thanks to Simeon.
Upon exiting the shop, you will now be informed about the various Jobs and Races available around San Andreas. Open up the world map and scroll down the map legend until you get to Land Races. Set a waypoint on the nearest one and head over there. When you arrive you will notice a small blue circle at the Race start. Get out of your vehicle and walk inside the circle to start the race.
In the Race Settings Menu, change the "Laps" to ONE, "Vehicle Type" to whichever model your insured vehicle is (Sports, Muscle, Motorbike, SUV) and make sure "Custom Vehicles" is ON. Now invite a friend to the race and when selecting your vehicle, make sure it's your new custom ride you just customized at the shop. Once the race begins, communicate with your partner so they allow you to win the race. Once it is over, you can vote to replay the same race. Obtain four more victories and the achievement is yours.
You must be at least a Rank 15 to unlock the Survival missions. These missions are essentially a "horde" mode where you will need to fend off against ten waves of enemies. After each wave, you are given a short amount of time to restock on ammo, health, and body armor that is scattered throughout the map. Each wave also becomes progressively harder; enemies will have stronger weapons, attack in larger numbers, spawn in SUV's, or even helicopters.
Once you have reached the required rank mentioned above, Ron will give you a call and fill you in on these missions. After the phone call, open up your world map and find the closest Survival Job which is marked by a shield and cross emblem. At first, there are only three Survival maps you can play on. These are Boneyard, Sandy Survival and Industrial Plant. Railyard Survival will unlock once you have reached Rank 20, and Processed at Rank 25.
Out of the three starting maps, Boneyard would be the best choice. In the middle of this map ,there are two large hangers that have a small fenced off area in between. The fenced area provides excellent cover as enemies will not be able to shoot through the fence, even though you are. If you choose this method, make sure to have at least two other players with you; one will need to cover the doorway into the fenced area, and the other two should cover either side of the hanger by shooting the enemies through the fence.
Make sure to follow these four simple tips and you should be able to clear all 10 waves with less trouble:
Make sure you are playing with in full 4 player lobby
Always use cover!
Stock up on ammo, health, and body armor between each wave
Communication is KEY - make sure all your teammates have mics
Once you have successfully completed all ten waves on any map, the achievement will unlock! Take note that completing all ten waves is also a necessary requirement for the Numero Uno achievement. You will also unlock a Platinum Award upon completing all ten waves.
Rally Mode Races can be launched through the regular Land Races that are found around Los Santos. When you enter the blue circle of the Race start, a Settings Menu will immediately drop down. Change the "Race Type" to Rally Mode and now invite your partner(s). Take note that the Rally Mode Race can only begin if there is an even amount of players in the lobby.
In the "Settings Menu", assign your partner to the "Preferred Driver" and select which role you would like to be, whether it is Driver or Co-Driver. The Driver - obviously - will maneuver the vehicle throughout the race but will not be able to see the checkpoints. It is up to the Co-Driver to direct the Driver throughout the course as only they are able to see the checkpoints.
Communication is KEY while going for this achievement. If your Co-Driver is not giving you precise directions, the Driver will have no idea where to go. Once your Driver has crossed the finished line in first place, whoever is taking the role of the Co-Driver will unlock the achievement.
Before you can attempt this achievement, you must be a Rank 10. Now Lester will give you a call, so head over to his house for a short cutscene where he informs you about Bounties. Load up a Private Lobby with a friend who is also a Rank 10 and have each player call Lester. There will be an option to "Place a Bounty" on a player in the lobby for a minimum of $2,000. Place a bounty on each other and simply wait for 24 in-game hours (45 minutes real-time) to pass.
Be sure NOT to kill each other, or it will void the achievement; however, if an NPC kills you, it does not void the time. Furthermore, if you decide to perform any activity within the world, the timer will pause; so make sure both of you just stand still until time has elapsed.
Take note that you can get kicked for inactivity if you are standing idled for too long! To avoid getting kicked out of the lobby and ruining your progress towards the achievement, it is recommended to either cruise around the city in a car or hang out in your apartment - if you have one - until the achievement unlocks.
Alternatively, you can try to get this achievement solo if you do not have anyone to place a bounty on you. Often times, when you hijack enough vehicles during your online session, the NPC you hijacked will text you with a threatening message informing you that they are going to get back at you. Shortly after, Lester will call you and let you know that the NPC has placed a bounty on you. If this happens, follow the method above in order to pass 24 in-game hours.
Gang Attacks will only unlock once you have reached Rank 18. After hitting this Rank, you will receive a phone call from Martin informing you of local gangs hanging around San Andreas. Your goal is to terminate these gangs from their hideouts.
Gang Attacks are indicated by large, yet faint, red circles on your mini-map. Take note that these red circles DO NOT appear on the world, so keep your eyes peeled when cruising around Los Santos and Blaine County. Once you enter the circle, the Gang Attack will begin as AI gang members will start attacking you. You will need to eliminate the entire group of gang members - ranging anywhere from 15 to 30 enemies - until the area is clear. Simply survive the entire assault without dying and get at least ten kills.
While this can be done on your own, it would be beneficial to work on this with at least one other player. This way, your partner can take all the damage and clear out the rest of the gang hideout once you have obtained your ten kills. The achievement will unlock once the Gang Attack is complete. If you need help locating the Gang Attacks, please visit THIS LINK.
There are a total of 85 Awards available Grand Theft Auto Online. These Awards are essentially a set of small challenges that range from getting a certain number of kills with a weapon to changing your outfit a number of times and winning a few rounds of the different sports and around San Andreas.
While most Awards have different tiers of medals - Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum - there are exactly 22 challenges that will net you a Platinum Award upon immediate completion. Once you have earned at least 30 Platinums, you will unlock the achievement. Remember, you can always check your progress for these Awards by following these steps: PAUSE > STATS > AWARDS.
Please utilize THIS THREAD for a checklist of all 85 Online Awards! This link also points out the 22 Platinum-only Awards and will provide great tips on how to get the easiest Awards during your Online play.
Shortly after finishing your first official job for Lamar, he will give you a call and fill you in on your next Job in which you will have to hold up a store for some cash. After the phone call, pull up your cellphone and click "Jobs List." Activate the sole Job available and follow the waypoint to the nearby gas station. Once you are there, head inside and hold up the store by pointing your gun at the cashier. As he is filling up a bag with money, you can shoot at him to make him move faster. After he hands over the bag, exit the store and lose your Wanted Level.
Now open up your world map and scroll down the map legend with the D-pad until you get to the store icon. Here, you can filter through each of the 20 stores around San Andreas and set waypoints to their location. Take note that you can rob multiple stores in one go.
For the quickest method in obtaining this achievement, try to hit as many stores possible before the police manage to kill you. Also, instead of waiting for the cashier to fill the bag with money, punch him or kill him right away and press when behind the register to empty it yourself.
You may notice the store you just robbed disappears from your world map, but don't worry; it still counts so long as you collected the money inside. It disappears because the shop "closes down" after being robbed. If for whatever reason you lose track of your progress while working on this, you can tell which store has been successfully robbed by the indication of a small green check mark next to their icon on the world map.
The world of San Andreas has a plethora of activities to indulge yourself in during your time Online. Such activities may range from races to parachuting, all the way to playing sports and grooming your character at the local barbershop. Below, you will find a checklist outlining the activities required or this achievement. As with the Platinum Awards, you can check your progress towards these activities by following these steps: PAUSE > STATS > UNLOCKS > PROGRESS.
You will notice there are far more activities listed in the Progress Menu than there are in the checklist below; however, the only activities that count towards the achievement are listed here. Furthermore, next to each activity, there will be a "No" or "Yes" indicating whether or not you have completed or participated in that specific activity. You will want to make sure all your activities say "YES" next to them. If you quit out of any of these, the activity will be marked "YES", but it will not count towards the achievement. Please be aware that Arm Wrestling, Darts, Golf, Tennis and the Strip Club activities will only be available past Rank 7.
Get a haircut
Get a tattoo
Play shooting range (complete one challenge here)
Have an arm wrestle
Hold up a store
Buy a private dance at the Strip Club
A huge thanks to ClaytThaGreat for this information.
Before you can attempt this, make sure you are part of any Crew on Rockstar's Social Club website. You can join a Crew through the pause menu of the game, or CLICK HERE to request an invite to a specific Crew of your choosing. Once you're all set, you will want to complete any available Job around Los Santos - whether it is a race or an actual mission - with another member of the same Crew. Upon successfully completing the Job, the achievement will unlock.
To get this achievement, you will need to be playing with someone who has already reached Rank 50. Once a player reaches this Rank, they will have the ability to hire a Mugger for $1,000 through their in-game cellphone by calling Lamar. Take note that the player you are calling the hit on must have at least $5,000 on hand to get this done.
Set up a Closed-Friends Lobby and meet up in an enclosed section of the city with very few cars. The top floor of a parking garage or the desert of Sandy Shores works perfectly for this. After the Rank 50 player calls the hit on you, an enemy NPC will come and knock you down, stealing all your money. There will be a short delay before you are able to stand up, so pan the camera around to see where the Mugger runs off to. Once you get up, chase him down and kill him to obtain the achievement.
You must be at least a Rank 20 in order to receive Helicopter backup. Upon reaching this rank, Merryweather will contact you and inform you that they can provide backup in the form of air-support units to your location. Once you have received this information, open your in-game cellphone and select "Merryweather" in your Contacts. Once the call goes through, you will see a tab with their services pop up on the screen. If you have enough money, select "Helicopter Backup", which costs $5,000, and the achievement will unlock immediately.
During your time on GTA Online, you will need complete various jobs and activities in order to save enough money to buy an apartment, garage and an insured vehicle. Near the beginning of your Online experience, Simeon will tell you to grab a vehicle and bring it to the nearest Los Santos Customs shop. Here, you can respray and insure the vehicle for free, because he is covering the cost.
As for the apartment and garage, you must be at least a Rank 5 before you can purchase property. Once you are of rank and have enough money, pull up your in-game cellphone and check the real estate advert, "Dynasty 8" on home page of the Internet. Find an apartment with an attached garage that is both affordable and suits your needs, then purchase it through the website. The achievement will unlock immediately after purchasing the apartment and garage if you still own your insured vehicle.
Many people have reported that if you try to buy an apartment or garage through the real estate signs on the actual property, the achievement will not unlock. So make sure you do it through the Internet. A big thanks to Just Blaze for confirmation on this!