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The Big Score Mission In GTA 5



The Big Score is a storyline mission and heist in GTA V. This is a heist carried out by all three protagonists at the Union Depository, which is the biggest heist of their lives.


The Big Score mission in GTA V can be carried out in two ways - a subtle approach and an obvious approach.


Subtle Approach



In the subtle approach, the team waits for two Stockades to enter the tunnel and drops a Spike Strip or Stinger to stop them. The occupants are taken hostage, and they are forced to ride in the vans to support them. The team then goes to the Union Depository building's underground garage, and they park the Securicars in reverse.



They push the carts containing the gold to the Securicars and escape from Merryweather troops with the help of Franklin, who controls the traffic lights of the district using a laptop. After parking the Securicars, they transfer the packs of gold to four modified Gauntlets, and they face a massive shootout with Merryweather mercenaries.



They protect the crew while they transfer the gold to the Gauntlets and drive the Gauntlets onto two trailers after a short chase, to escape the police.



Obvious Approach



In the obvious approach, the team drives the Oracle to the Union Depository with the gunman assigned. Franklin is outside the underground vault in an HVY Cutter, and Michael and the other gunman distract the cops at the front door. The team uses drills to create a huge opening on the bank vault and takes the gold.



The team escapes from the police and Merryweather troops using the getaway vehicle, and they head towards the airfield. They fight their way through the airport and take a cargobob helicopter, and they fly out of the city with the gold.


Regardless of the approach, the three enter a massive argument that supposedly leaves them on bitter terms despite the victory. The mission ends with Michael, Trevor and Lester flying away to the gold's new location, while Franklin and the gunman drive away in the new getaway vehicle.



The Big Score Information


Name of Mission

The Big Score

Protagonist(s)

Michael De Santa

Franklin Clinton

Trevor Philips

Location

  • Subtle

    • Vanilla Unicorn (Start)

    • Strawberry

    • Michael's House (End)


  • Obvious

    • Vanilla Unicorn (Start)

    • Arcadius Business Center

    • McKenzie Field Hangar (End)

Target

Union Depository

Time of the Day

In-game time


Mission Objectives


Subtle


  • Get into the car. (Michael)

  • Get to the tunnel entrance before 8:00am. (Michael)

  • Deploy the stinger. (Michael)

  • Move away from the stinger and wait for the vans to arrive. (Michael)

  • Go to the Union Depository. (Michael)

  • Follow the manager. (Michael)

  • Enter the Securicar. (Michael)

  • Follow Trevor. (Michael)

  • Keep the roads clear for the vans. (Franklin)

  • Defend the crew from Merryweather.

  • Follow the rest of the crew. (Franklin)

  • Go to Michael's house. (Franklin)


Obvious


  • Get into the car. (Michael)

  • Go to the bank. (Michael)

  • Drill through the wall into the bank vault. (Franklin)

  • Park the cutter out of the way by the wall. (Franklin)

  • Place explosive charges on the vault doors. (Franklin)

  • Stand back and detonate the charges. (Franklin)

  • Defend the first gunman from the NOOSE team. (Franklin)

  • Defend against the NOOSE team. (Franklin)

  • Fly out of the city. (Trevor)

  • Escape with the second gunman. (Michael)

  • Get into the car.

  • Lose the cops.

  • Follow the getaway driver. (Trevor)

  • Drop the gold on the train car. (Trevor)

  • Land at the airfield. (Trevor)


Gold Medal Objectives


Subtle


  • Kill 20 enemies with a headshot

  • Perform less than 10 traffic light changes

  • Finish with a shooting accuracy of at least 60%


Obvious


  • Kill 20 enemies with a headshot

  • Complete within 16:00

  • Drop the gold onto the train within 30 seconds

  • Finish with a shooting accuracy of at least 60%

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Deaths and Destruction


  • Multiple police officers, Merryweather men and NOOSE agents are killed by Michael, Franklin, Trevor and the crew.


Rewards


  • The Big One! Achievement

  • Advanced Rifle available at Ammu-Nation


After Mission


The end of this mission is the beginning of the end of the game. After this mission if Franklin visits his safehouse, it triggers the final mission where he has to choose between three options.


It comes down to killing Michael, killing Trevor or the trio taking out all their enemies together. The third option is the canonical ending to the game, however the player can choose either of the three.


Trivia


  • Michael and Trevor will both receive Gruppe Sechs uniforms after this mission, even though the uniforms are only required if the player uses the Subtle approach.

  • The trio manage to steal exactly 672 gold bricks, since when Casey is paid off (Subtle), $300,000 is deducted from the take, indicating that each brick is worth $300,000. 201,600,000 divided by 300,000 is 672.

  • If Trevor triggers the mission, he and Michael do not fight as much in the cutscenes.

  • In the Obvious approach, the player can drive into the construction tunnel to evade the cops, even though it was the epicenter of the heist just a few minutes before. There is no trace of the drilled hole, even though the roof opening stays uncovered until the end of the mission.


FAQs about The Big Score Mission


Q. Which is the best approach for The Big Score in GTA 5?

A. The bigger amount can be achieved in the Obvious Approach of the heist whereas the subtle approach is the safer approach.


Q. What is The Big Score in GTA V?

A. The Big Score is the final heist of GTA V. It includes all three protagonists who target the Union Depository for this heist.


Q. How to achieve a gold medal in The Big Score in GTA V?

A. Complete the following gold medal objectives to achieve a gold medal for The Big Score.

Subtle Approach


  • Kill 20 enemies with a headshot

  • Perform less than 10 traffic light changes

  • Finish with a shooting accuracy of at least 60%


Obvious Approach


  • Kill 20 enemies with a headshot

  • Complete within 16:00

  • Drop the gold onto the train within 30 seconds

  • Finish with a shooting accuracy of at least 60%


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