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MAIN MISSION #72 - The Big One

Grand Theft Auto 5 Walkthrough and Guide by AbsoluteSteve & BKStunt
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MAIN MISSION #72 - The Big One

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MAIN MISSION #72 - The Big One
PREREQUISITES: MM #69, #70, #71
1. Headshots: Kill 20 enemies with a headshot.
2. Signal Man: Perform less than 10 traffic light changes.
3. Accuracy: Finish with a shooting accuracy of at least 60%

Needless to say, purchase heavy armor and good guns before attempting this.

Head over to Trevor's place to start this mission, the biggest heist ever pulled. Drive the van to the indicated waypoint in the tunnel and drop the stinger with the right button, then move away slightly from it. Aim at the guards as the exit their vehicles, but don't shoot them.

After entering the vehicle, drive to the Union Depository and get the gold from the safe. Drive away afterwards until the scene shifts to Franklin. He's in charge of getting the team safe around town by manipulating the traffic lights. Keep the lights green for Michael & co. while you keep the lights red for Merryweather. There's one exception; when your team reaches the lower left corner of the screen, turn the lights green for the nearby (moving away) Merryweather so they won't see Michael's team. In turn, stop your own team if required at this point.

A scene will play after which a massive shootout takes place. Stay behind cover and switch characters if the game tells you to. It helps quite a bit to take out any incoming jeeps with the grenade launcher; the explosion will take out multiple enemies at once. Other than that, use your assault rifle and try to get at least 20 headshots while keeping your accuracy high as well.

When you've cleared out the area, get inside the cars. You'll have a 5-star Wanted Level, so step on it and follow your teammates. When you reach the tunnel, drive into the right truck; the time frame for this is fairly short so you'll have two attempts at most. Do this successfully and you'll have escaped the cops. All you have to do now is drive back to Michael's home.

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3 comments, latest first.
May 1st 2015 Guest
how long after you complete the big score mission do you get the 26 millon dollars?
ID #550423
Oct 23rd 2013 Guest
I'm not trying to be an ass but it didn't seem that extensive or difficult to do the last "BIG" mission when stealing the trucks... Getting the gold is mostly cinematics and a simple walkthrough (all you have to do is NOT kill anyone). The stoplights is just a minigame and fairly simple to use the lights to stop bad guys and greens to route your team to the waypoint. The shootout is totally awesome but again using the cover and special abilities allows you to mow down all of the Merryweather. Then the car chase but all you are doing is following the other cars.. the cops around naturally fall off or spin out and then your home free after driving into the truck. Okay.. it was pretty awesome. Maybe one or two more parts would have made it a bit better / longer.
ID #315931
Sep 22nd 2013 Guest
Not being a smart ass or anything but this is called 'The Big Score' and not 'The Big One' as the title on here states :-)
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