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Solid Gold, Baby! achievement in GTA 5

Solid Gold, Baby!

Earn 70 Gold Medals on Missions and Strangers and Freaks.

Solid Gold, Baby!+0.2
09 January 2021 - 2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the Solid Gold, Baby! achievement

  • You So ShadyYou So Shady171,464
    21 Sep 2013 21 Sep 2013 30 Sep 2013
    177 16 106
    Obviously, as the description states, you need to get 70 gold medals in (different) Missions and Strangers and Freaks.
    However, some people are reporting that it unlocks when they have 69 gold medals, and some are reporting that it unlocks on 71. So if you have not unlocked it by 70 gold medals, just get one more and it should unlock.

    The total of 70 Gold Medals can be a combination of both the main storyline missions and Strangers and Freaks missions.
    For example: you can have 40 Gold Medals in the main storyline missions and 30 in the Strangers and Freaks missions.
    As long as you have a total of 70 Gold Medals, that's what is required.

    The objectives DO stack, so you can achieve the gold medal through means of multiple runs (accuracy/headshots one run, speed run next time for time)

    However, Rampage missions do NOT stack, which means that you have to get all objectives in a single run in order to achieve gold. - Thanks to @SteInMaN8vSp360 for confirming this.

    As for the specific missions and tasks, it is useful to see what the medal requires before starting the mission.
    For objectives that require accuracy, headshots and time, aim to first get the accuracy and headshots by only killing enemies with a headshot. Hit these well and you should get good accuracy too.
    After this, go for a speed run, skip all cutscenes and just aim on finishing it as fast as possible, forgetting about headshots and accuracy.
    For story lines that have multiple choices (the heists), look at which option would give more missions.

    Objectives for each mission and Strangers and Freaks mission are listed below:
    [WARNING: There are some MAJOR spoilers that are contained in here, to avoid this, please open the Spoiler feature to show the list of all the missions, then use ctrl+f to find the mission you are on, and only look at that specific mission.]

    Main Story Line Quests:
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Strangers and Freaks Missons:
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Easy Gold Medals (Total of 34) - Thanks to FailAtXBOX for this:
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Need tips or hints for a specific objective/mission?
    Feel free to post a comment below. I or someone else will be quick to offer help.

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    CrocobrogaGot my 70th gold medal, no achievement. Got my 71st, no achievement. Both were rampages. Read about having to replay a story mission before it would pop, so replayed Boiler Suits (which I already had gold in), got the gold requirements (seriously easy so no hassle to replay) and it popped. So if the same thing happens to you try replaying a story mission.
    Posted by Crocobroga on 06 Apr 15 at 15:00
    HanshiroThank you Crocobroga for your comment! I had the exact same thing happen to me. Did some rampages again for gold and it didn't unlock. Did the boiler suits story mission again and it unlocked.
    Posted by Hanshiro on 08 Feb 17 at 17:00
    Darkness727420Thank you. I had no issues with when it popped nor any issues getting golds, they weren't to hard at all. But F me with those loading screens
    Posted by Darkness727420 on 14 Mar 20 at 15:59
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  • HiddenPrecisionHiddenPrecision926,899
    04 Jan 2014 23 Sep 2013 09 Oct 2013
    71 13 27
    I am making a video guide for every Mission/Stranger and Freaks missions. In the video's I will show me getting all requirements for Gold in 1 go. I will try to make the video's as short as possible.

    Instead of posting every single video here on TA, I will post a link to the playlist. There's one for the Main Story Mission's and Stranger/Freaks missions.

    Main Story Missions

    Stranger and Freaks Missions

    For each video under the description show's the requirements needed for Gold. It also show's how hard that mission is.

    There are 74 Main Missions and 46 Strangers and Freaks Missions. (The last Stranger mission pop's up after you get 100% in the game)

    So that's a Total of 120 Gold medals. You only need 70.

    You get 6 Gold Medals throughout the story just for completing the mission. (NO SKIPPING PARTS OF THE MISSION)

    Obviously this will take some time to make 120 video's so please give me some time. After I am done with the video's I will list the Top 70 Missions that were the easiest to get a gold medal on.

    After you have completed a mission for the first time you can replay it anytime. Simply hit START and go to GAME. You can replay any mission you have completed there.

    Missions/Strangers and Freaks are marked on your map.

    - Green is for Franklin
    - Orange is for Trevor
    - Blue is for Michael
    - Strangers and Freaks are marked with a question mark
    - Rampages are marked with a Skull


    - For all Rampage missions I suggest you buy the body armor that cost $2000. This will really help.

    - You can have auto aim turned on for all missions and still get gold.

    - You CANNOT SKIP parts of a mission and still get gold. (Skip becomes and option after failing that part of the mission a few times)

    - Weapons you buy carry with you to missions so it may be a good idea to stock up on some ammo and body armor before tough missions.

    - If a mission requires you to complete something in let's say 32 seconds, you have to complete it UNDER 32 SECONDS.

    - If the mission has the requirement "Unmarked", you cannot take more than 50% damage.

    - The achievement Unlocks when you get 70 Gold Medals. The reason many people are unlocking it at 69 is because the mission "Getaway Vehicle" does not show up on the replay mission screen. That mission gives you Gold for just completing it. The mission is right before you do "The Multi Target Assassination" mission.

    Also for all missions you don't have to do all requirements in 1 go.

    For example, lets say you need to deliver the car with minimal damage and also on that mission you have to complete it in a certain time. You can forget the minimal damage requirement and just focus on the time. Then next time you replay the mission you can take your time and drive slowly to get the minimal damage requirement.

    If you see any mistakes or see anything I need to add then please comment below.
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    TonySkiHey, could you post this for the Xbox One version as well? all we have is the dumb one by the other guy up so far.
    Posted by TonySki on 26 Nov 14 at 21:52
    HiddenPrecisionCan't post it for Xbox One cause I haven't started that version. If you want I can edit this guide a little bit and then when I'm finished, you can copy paste the guide to the Xbox One version.
    Posted by HiddenPrecision on 26 Nov 14 at 23:14
    Darkness727420So Im assuming you stopped making the videos...
    Posted by Darkness727420 on 10 Mar 20 at 14:31
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