- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
- Offline trophies: 32 (26, 4, 2) - 1 extra on PS4
- Online trophies: 18 (14, 2, 1, 1)
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 150+ hours; 50-60 hours for single player, 100+ for Online.
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 6: TP Industries Arms Race, Red Mist, Kifflom!, Three Man Army, Altruist Acolyte & Wanted: Alive or Alive
- Glitched trophies: 2: Kifflom! [Fixed with patch 1.01], Enjoy your Stay
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings available.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: Yes, all cheats will disable trophies.
Welcome to Grand Theft Auto V! Rockstar North's latest masterpiece returns to the fictional state of San Andreas and gives the player their biggest open world yet, with the choice to explore it via a riveting single-player campaign featuring three unique and instantly switchable protagonists or a free-roam online multiplayer experience that can be shared with as many as 16 friends. This game really needs little introduction, you know exactly what it is and we know exactly why you're here so on to the trophies!
The trophies are divided fairly equally between completing the story, finding all the collectibles, partaking in various miscellaneous activities and exploring the online component. In particular heavy time investment will be needed for the three trophies: 100% Completion for Career Criminal, 70 Gold Medals for Solid Gold, Baby! and attaining Rank 100 online for Above the Law. Many of the miscellaneous trophies will come naturally whilst progressing towards these, but we urge you to bear in mind the 6 missable trophies.
Note on missable trophies:
There are 6 missable trophies in the game. All of these trophies are missable post-game depending on a choice you make as Franklin during the final mission. Make sure when you are given a choice of three options that you choose "Option C", otherwise these trophies will be unavailable to you without starting a new game or unless you made a separate save file beforehand. 4 of these trophies (TP Industries Arms Race, Red Mist, Kifflom! and Three Man Army) become unmissable if "Option C" is selected so they can be earned at any point, however, special attention should be paid to Altruist Acolyte and Wanted: Alive or Alive as there are only a limited number of opportunities to earn these two trophies. When playing as Trevor, you will encounter select few Random Events that task you with driving an NPC to a given location. Instead of doing this, drop at least one off at the Altruist Cult in the mountains. Similarly there are only four Bail Bond missions in which you can capture a target alive so if all these opportunities are squandered, you will have to start a new game or revert to a previous save file to earn them. Please refer to the respective trophies in the guide below for more information.
Furthermore all cheat codes will disable trophies, however, they won't disable the autosave feature. If you want to have some fun with the cheats, then make sure you create a new save file first so that you can revert back to it and continue with your legitimate progress. Cheats list HERE.
Note on glitched trophies:
As a general note, many trophies on both PS3 and PS4 have issues unlocking, whether that being dirctly or by extension (such as side-missons not appearing and thus making 100% completion unobtainable). There is no known cause for this, or even a fix except hoping to luck out and resolve it by swapping characters, sleeping for a few days or finishing more missions and hoping to trigger it. Therefore, it is recommended to create new save files and back up your data at regular intervals, perhaps every five story missions or so.
The Kifflom! trophy is causing issues with some players. The trophy is not glitched in the sense that if you complete the mission it won't unlock, but rather that the mission will not progress in-game so you cannot complete it. To combat this we recommend making a new hard save before you are tasked with stealing the 5 cars, if the mission does not progress after that like it should then you can try again. Please see the trophy description for more details [Fixed with patch 1.01].
Enjoy Your Stay has an issue where it won't unlock for some players. Try going back to the tattoo parlour and getting a tattoo on the torso area.
Finally, skipping story missions is not advised, particularly those with a story-related trophy attached to it. The trophy will not unlock if you do this, so you will have to replay the mission anyway at a later time. Furthermore, some people have reported issues with the trophies not unlocking even after replaying the particular mission various times, so it is highly advised to not skip any missions at all.
Note on PS4 Version - Autopping trophies and extra trophy:
If you previously unlocked trophies in GTA Online with a character on the PS3 or XBOX 360 and then purchased the PS4 version, importing that character will automatically unlock some of those trophies on the PS4 version. For details on how to import your character, check this link.
The requirements must have all been originally done on that character, the trophy will not Autopop by having the progress done across multiple characters or by simply having the trophy from the PS3 or 360 version unlocked on your PSN account. In theory all trophies are supposed to Autopop as soon as you transfer your character, but occasionally they will differ player-by-player and may require a trigger to unlock. These are listed in the guide.
The trophies which can be Autopopped (in XMB order) are:
Pimp My Sidearm
Los Santos Customs
Off The Plane
Above The Law
The Midnight Club
Run Like The Wind
Stick Up Kid
Enjoy Your Stay
There is also an extra trophy on PS4, which is A New Perspective, requiring you to play the game in FPS mode for 15 hours. You can either work on this from the start or idle it later. Please see the trophy guide for more details.
We would like to especially thank Supremacy for all of the invaluable Autopop information contained within this guide, and for the A New Perspective write-up. All information is used with his permission.
Step 1 - Complete the story, bearing in mind the missable trophies
For the first step you are free to do whatever you like in the game and just have fun, but ultimately you should complete all 69 main story missions. Once you have completed 68 missions (which can be checked by pressing , pressing twice to get to the "Stats" tab then selecting "100% Checklist") you should either make sure that you have earned all the missable trophies or be aware that at the beginning of the next and final mission you must choose "Option C" as Franklin. If you choose another option, the missable trophies will be unattainable unless you have a prior save to fall back on or start a new game.
If you find yourself stuck on any of the story missions, please refer to Wozamil's excellent videos here: Complete GTA V Walkthrough Playlist.
Step 2 - Find all collectibles and complete various miscellaneous activities for 100% Completion
This is the most time-consuming step in single-player. For 100% Completion and the Career Criminal trophy you are required to firstly finish all 20 of Franklin's Strangers & Freaks side-missions, which in turn requires you to find 50 Spaceship Parts and 50 Letter Scraps. For the other collectible-related trophies you must complete the 50 Stunt Jumps, 50 Under The Bridge Challenges, 15 Knife Flights and find all 30 pieces of Nuclear Waste.
Finally, you will have to win medals in various Hobbies & Pastimes as well as take part in certain other activities to earn 100% Completion. To help you with this, we have created a 100% Completion Guide & Checklist which provides both locations and descriptions for all collectibles and information for how to complete all other miscellaneous activities. Furthermore, you should make use of the 100% Completion Checklist Spreadsheet which goes hand-in-hand with our guide and can be used to track your progress. Finally, as the in-game stats page is lacking in detailed information, it is advised that you link your PSN ID to the Rockstar Social Club as its "Checklist" tab provides more detailed information on the missions and activities you have already completed.
Step 3 - Clean up of miscellaneous trophies and replaying missions for 70 Gold Medals
You will likely have a few trophies left in the single-player, so now is the time to focus on them. Most are pretty simple but significant time and effort will need to be spent on the convoluted Kifflom! side-mission and Solid Gold, Baby!, which requires you to earn 70 Gold Medals from a combination of the 69 main story missions and 45 Strangers & Freaks missions. During this endeavour you should make use of dcollins22's Gold Medal Requirements Guide.
Step 4 - All GTA Online trophies
Now it is time to step into the world of GTA Online to mop up the remaining trophies. Luckily, almost all of them can be earned with little effort by boosting either in a Solo Session or with friends in an Invite-Only Session. Furthermore, with the exception of the Rank-related trophies, all other trophies can be earned by Rank 20.
The two most time-consuming endeavours are earning 30 Platinum Medals for Decorated and accumulating almost 1.6 million RP for Rank 100 and Above the Law. The former can be boosted quite easily, but the latter will be a long and arduous process. If you need to, please make use of the Trophy Boosting Thread to find a partner for the Online trophies.
After this step you should have all GTA V trophies and your , congratulations!
[PST would like to thank Darth_Krid for this Roadmap]
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 (Skill and partner dependent)
- Offline trophies: 0
- Online trophies: 9 (7, 2)
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 20+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1+
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: PS3: 0, PS4 potentially all of them could be glitched, as some people are reporting trophies not unlocking right away, specifically Live a Little and the Heist completion trophies.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, but cash and RP earned will change based on difficulty.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
- Do trophies auto-pop on PS4? No, but if using Character Transfer they will all pop instantly. Thanks SUM1SLY for confirming!
Hey everyone, welcome to the long awaited Heists for GTA Online!! After being promised at launch and never showing up, then being delayed hundreds of times for over a year, they are finally here! The Heists are a lot of fun, especially if you’re playing with friends, and they are a great way to get back into playing GTA Online again!
You can access the Heists once you reach level 12, but you can also join anybody’s heists at any level regardless of if you’ve unlocked them or not, simply by being invited through the in-game phone. In order to start a heist, once you reach level 12 you will see an “L” icon on the map at Lester’s house on the East side of Los Santos. Simply visit him and you will unlock the first heist.
There are 5 heists, each getting more and more difficult as you progress. They consist of a few setup missions, usually involving you collecting vehicles, items, weapons, etc. for each heist, and the main heist mission itself.
The first heist will require 2 players, and the rest will require 4 players. You can play with random players or with friends, but it will be much more fun and less exhausting to play with a dedicated group of people, so please check the boosting threads here:
PS3 Co-op/Boosting Thread
PS4 Co-op/Boosting Thread
As for the trophies, they are not too difficult; most will come naturally while playing the heists. The rest will require grinding money and getting platinum medals.
You can play every mission with different people. It will not affect the trophies earned, but you will need to at least complete up to the end of the second heist, The Prison Break, as Heist Leader in order to get a few trophies. The rest of the trophies can be obtained either by playing as Heist Leader, or just a heist member.
1. Play through every heist finale, either as Heist Leader or a Heist member.
If you are the Heist Leader, combine steps 1 and 2 together. The Heist leader will have to play through every mission in each heist, but as a crew member you are able to join other random players who are on the finale mission and just complete those missions. If you have a dedicated group, just have one player stay as the Heist Leader, and join them until you complete every heist. Also try to get as many platinum medals as you can, by going for objectives and kills/headshots.
At a minimum you will get the following:
In the Name of Science
2. As Heist Leader, complete a 4 player heist and split the profits equally.
Play any 4 player heist (I recommend The Prison Break as it’s the shortest in terms of setup missions), and on the main heist itself, when selecting tasks, adjust the payout to be 25% for each member.
3. Play missions for platinum medals and complete a finale without getting hurt.
Simply join random missions, or grind in the first Heist, The Fleeca Job until you get 25 platinum medals. See Can’t Touch This for the best missions to do without taking damage.
Can’t Touch This
4. Clean-up and spend $8,000,000 on vehicles.
Grind money for buying the vehicles, and get any trophies you did not get earlier.
Live a Little
Good luck on your way to getting 100%!
[PST Would Like To Thank Jerry Appleby for this Roadmap]
Rockstar Editor DLC:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (Personal opinion)
- Offline trophies: 9 (5, 3)
- Online trophies: 1 (1)
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 2hrs, depending on if you have completed the GTA V Story mode or not.
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: None so far
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
- Do trophies stack?: Yes
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: Yes
Welcome to the Grand Theft Auto V: Rockstar Editor! After a few months of the editor being on PC, it has finally made its way to the PS4 and with new Trophies! Rockstar's Editor allows you to capture an create dramatic films using in-game footage and Casting animals and story characters in your films will add to the chaos.
Step 1: Unlock ALL Story/Special/Animal Actors.
If you have not played through GTA V Story Mode, Now is the time. You will need to visit Certain characters within GTA V's Story once to gain access to them in the Director mode | All Story, An some Strangers an Freaks. You will also need to interact with the 12 "Special Characters" in the Story once.
First Time Director
Humans of Los Santos
Step 2: Online Character/ Exporting Videos
Go to GTA Online and if you do not have a Character created, create one. Also start recording clips (a minimum of 10) and the shorter the length, the quicker they will export. You do not need to edit or do anything to the clip, just select it then export it.
Step 3: Cleanup
In-case you still don't have everything, use this step to get anything you don't have.
[PST Would Like To Thank zb420 for this Roadmap]
Grand Theft Auto Online: The Doomsday Heist DLC
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 6/10
- Offline trophies: 0
- Online trophies: 8 (3, 5)
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 45+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 3 (4 recommended)
- Number of missable trophies: 1- Elitist
- Glitched trophies: 1 - Masterminds
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, Masterminds must be completed on Hard Difficulty
- Do trophies stack?: N/A
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
- Additional peripherals required?: N/A
Heists have returned to GTA Online, with a new set of trophies to boot.
The Doomsday Heist is split into 3 Acts: Act I, II, and III. Each Act can be thought of as a Heist in its own right, containing their own Preparation (Prep) and Setup Missions, as well as a Finale. The story for the 3 Acts is of course connected, though.
New to Heists in this DLC are Heist Prep Missions, which you are required to complete in order to access Heist Setup Missions. The Prep Missions involve obtaining a Vehicle which is needed for a Setup Mission, with Setup Missions generally having one associated Prep Mission (though some have two). These Prep Missions must be completed in a Public Session, though you can pay to source the Vehicle obtained in the Prep Mission instead; this will save both time and the mayhem of navigating Public Sessions. It will, however, be costly - skipping a single Prep Mission will require at least $94,000 if you choose to skip it by paying. Skipping Prep Missions does not impact trophy progress in any way unless you are attempting the Criminal Mastermind Challenges for the Masterminds trophy.
After all Prep and Setup Missions for an Act are complete, you will be able to tackle the Finale of that Act and earn a Payout. The Heist can be completed as a team of 2, 3 or 4. This is a good feature which should save a lot of trouble if you are struggling to form a competent team of 3 or 4.
Another addition to the game in this DLC is challenge-based trophies. You will need to complete both the 3 Elite Challenges for Elitist and the 3 Criminal Mastermind Challenges for Masterminds. This will require familiarity with each Act, and a good team.
You may find the following threads of use for recruiting/joining a team:
Crew Recruitment Thread
For those who are fans of GTA Online, co-op, and challenges, the Doomsday Heist will be a welcomed addition to the game.
Below are some general Tips & Strategies applicable to all Heists which you should make the most of.
You can store Body Armour in your Inventory which can be used at any time (a capacity of 10 sets of Armour is available once you reach rank 135) - these will allow you to replenish your Armour whenever it is damaged or lost: it is imperative you make the most of this feature if you want to avoid being killing by the AI.
You can access your Inventory through the Interaction Menu by holding down and scrolling down to the Inventory, open the Inventory with and then open the Body Armour Menu with - here you can select a type of Armour to apply by using . It is recommended that you use Heavy Armour as this can sustain the most damage.
It is very useful to keep your Inventory open during combat situations and apply new sets of Armour when needed, you won't be able to run/sprint but you can keep jumping forwards by pressing ; this allows you to progress at a reasonable pace while having instant access to your Inventory.
You should develop a habit of stacking up on Armour in-between missions - you can do this at any AmmuNation Weapons shop, which can be found throughout San Andreas and are indicated by pistol icons on the map.
Similarly to Armour, you can store Snacks in your Inventory, which allow you to replenish your health. If you begin to run out of health, having an Inventory full of Snacks could very well save you - so get into the habit of stocking full Inventories of snacks in-between missions.
Snacks are accessed from the Inventory, just like Body Armour - just hold down and scroll down to the Inventory, then open the Inventory with and open the Snacks Menu, again with , here you will be shown the Snacks available in your Inventory which you can use to replenish your health by selecting them and pressing .
You can purchase snacks from any Convenience Store, which can be found throughout San Andreas and are indicated by store icons on the map. Alternatively, you can refill your Snacks Inventory at yours or a friend’s Facility Reception Desk. The Reception Desk can be found on the way to the Heist Planning Board.
When you try to use a Snack while either not in a vehicle or in cover, i.e. when standing out in the open, a short animation of your character eating the Snack will play; this is not ideal in combat situations as you won't be able to do anything except watch the animation play out, which can lead to you taking damage and dying. There are two ways to skip this animation to avoid such a scenario:
- Take cover where you can by pressing while near an object (there is always plenty of spots to take cover when in combat: you can use walls, crates, miscellaneous objects, cars etc.), then open your Inventory and use your Snacks. This will replenish your health while skipping the animation, thereby allowing you to retain control of your character.
- Aim while you access your Snacks. Aim your weapon (any weapon other than melee weapons) by holding down , then open your Inventory to and use your Snacks. Aiming while using your Snacks will also skip the animation, allowing you to replenish your health and retain control of your character.
Health-Regeneration via SecuroServ Organisations
Another way to regenerate health is to have you and your team in the same SecuroServ Organisation, there are two types of SecuroServ Organisations: CEO Organisations and VIP Organisations.
Registering as both a CEO or VIP is done through the SecuroServ Menu: hold down to bring up your Interaction Menu, then scroll down to the SecuroServ Menu, in this Menu you will be able to Register as a CEO or VIP, provided you meet their individual requirements below:
- You will be able to Register as a CEO if you own an Office. Offices can be purchased from the in-game Maze Auto Bank Foreclosures website, with the cheapest Office costing $1,000,000. Simply access the SecuroServ Menu and select "Register as CEO".
- You will be able to register as a VIP if you have $50,000 in your bank account. Simply access the SecuroServ Menu and select "Register as VIP".
If you do not own an Office, you should register as a VIP instead, since this is much cheaper. There is no difference for the purpose of these Heists in being a CEO or a VIP: both will allow you to benefit from health-regeneration.
You or someone in your team should register as a CEO or VIP and then hire the rest of the team as either Associates (for CEOs) or Bodyguards (for VIPs) through the SecuroServ Menu. Both registering and hiring are done through the SecuroServ Menu, you will only be able to hire Associates/Bodyguards once you have Registered as a CEO/VIP. The hiring feature allows those in the Organisation to have automatic health-regeneration when in close proximity to the CEO/VIP - a useful feature in combat situations, though the CEO/VIP themselves will only be able to regenerate half of their health bar.
The Armoured Kuruma
It is extremely useful to own an Armoured Kuruma.
To unlock the Armoured Kuruma, you must complete the Fleeca Job (the first available Heist in the original Heists Update). The Fleeca Job requires only 2 players to complete, and can easily be completed within 30 minutes. You must own an Apartment with a 10-car garage to start the Heist: apartments can be purchased from the in-game Dynasty 8 website. After completing the Fleeca Job, the Armoured Kuruma will be unlocked and can be purchased for $525,000 from the in-game Southern San Andreas Super Autos website (use the Travel & Transport Section of the in-game internet browser).
This car is very well-armoured and will allow you to drive into outdoor-combat situations and take on enemies from the safety of the car - thereby avoiding exposing yourself to gunfire. You can also duck when in the Kuruma (or any car) by holding , this too will allow you to avoid enemy gunfire.
Note, however, that the Armoured Kuruma will eventually blow up after sustaining enough damage, this is a definite possibility if using the Kuruma to take on Juggernauts in Act III, Setup 1. If you feel your Kuruma has sustained a substantial amount of damage, you can drive away from the combat situation to safety, blow it up, call Mors Mutual Insurance to reclaim it, then call your Mechanic to deliver it to you. This allows you to retrieve a fresh Armoured Kuruma and continue taking your enemies on from the comfort of its armoured confines.
Effectively utilising cover is also a great way to safely getting through the heists; in combat situations try to use good cover to avoid taking damage unnecessarily.
The Combat MG (unlocked at rank 80; with the standard MG unlocked at rank 50) should be your weapon of choice for most combat situations, as you will benefit from its large magazines and good range. You should also aim for headshots at all times: the enemies in these Heists are able to survive considerable amounts of gunfire but headshots will kill them instantly, allowing you to shift your focus to other enemies and deal with combat situations swiftly. When in-vehicle, the best weapon to use is the AP Pistol (unlocked at rank 33). Purchase extended clips for both of these weapons from an AmmuNation weapons shop so that you don't have to reload as often.
For the Juggernauts in Act III, the best weapon to use is the minigun (unlocked at rank 120), though the Combat MG and RPG (unlocked at rank 100) also work well.
A very useful setting to check is your aiming settings. You can change this from GTA V Story Mode via the Targeting Mode option in the Controls settings, which are under the Settings Tab in the Pause Menu. Change this to Assisted Aim Full - this will allow you to auto-lock onto enemies from vehicles, and allow you to automatically switch between enemies by moving to the left or right.
Step 1: Complete the Doomsday Heist, as well as all 3 Elite Challenges
In this stage, get to grips with the new Heist by playing through each Act and tackling each Act's Elite Challenge. The Elite Challenges are challenges related to the Finales for each Act, which are time-constrained, require you to avoid dying, and have other Act-specific requirements.
If you have the money, skip the Prep Missions by paying for them to save time (it costs $94,000 or more to skip a Prep Mission - you can do this from the Heist Planning Board in your Facility). Skipping Prep Missions will not affect your trophy progress in any way unless you are attempting the Criminal Mastermind Challenges for the Masterminds trophy, but this trophy will be tackled in the next stage.
You could skip this step and instead start with step 2, but this step is recommended to familiarise yourself with the Heist.
Step 2: Complete the Criminal Mastermind Challenges
Next, you will attempt the 3 Criminal Mastermind Challenges: this challenge requires you to complete the Heist in order, with the same team, without dying, and on hard difficulty. This may sound highly demanding, however, there is an exploit which can be used to make the Challenge a lot easier.
You may have to deal with your progress being reset despite following its many requirements as the progress-tracker for the challenge is unfortunately bugged at the moment, though methods for avoiding such glitches are recommended below (see Masterminds for further detail).
You will need to complete the challenge 3 times: once as a team of 2, once as a team of 3, and once as a team of 4 (in any order you choose).
Step 3: Miscellaneous Trophies
Finally, unlock the 2 remaining trophies if you have not done so already. You will need to purchase a Facility and start the Heists as a Heist Leader for Getting Started, and you will need to purchase the Orbital Cannon Upgrade for your Facility and kill a player with it for Orbital Obliteration.
Finally, thanks to ProfBambam55 for his feedback and insights which have been incorporated into this guide.
[PST Would Like To Thank Jiwan01 for this Roadmap]