Diamond Hard achievement in GTA 5

Diamond Hard

Complete the Jewel Store Job.

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How to unlock the Diamond Hard achievement

  • AngelTiddlesAngelTiddles270,036
    19 Nov 2014 21 Nov 2014 22 Nov 2014
    77 0 7
    This achievement is story based, you can't miss it. It comes after the first heist when you rob the jewellery store prior to meeting Lester, after scoping the place out, and getting hold of equipment, you do the heist.

    The heist can go differently depending on which way you choose to do it, quietly and quickly, or all guns blazing. Once it's done and you've escaped back to Lester's, the achievement will pop.

    NOTE: There's a strange phenomenon happening just lately with the Achievement system on the Xbox One. Achievements aren't popping visibly or audibly, but they do. Your console has to be connected to Live, so if they don't pop, check your Internet connection, and the Xbox Live status page at http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live-status

    They DO pop correctly, as I obtained them on the 360 version.

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    will i am notSo I don't know if this will work for others but it does for me. I had my console set to instant on. Games which I continued from a sleep state I always had trouble with achievements. When I start up the console I now quit the game so it loads up fresh and not from a sleep state. Since doing it, no problems.
    Posted by will i am not on 25 Nov 14 at 17:05
    AngelTiddlesThanks Will i am not! I don't use Kinect, so always turn the console fully off, and always quit a game once I've exited it if finished. It does it in my case too, so not just exclusive to Kinect instant on.
    Posted by AngelTiddles on 25 Nov 14 at 18:46
    Reqqu8 years later, in next-gen versions, achievements still do not pop visibly or audibly. After all, it was game itself all the time.
    Posted by Reqqu on 30 Apr at 17:17
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  • BlastTheRockBlastTheRock88,764
    23 Feb 2020 06 Nov 2021 06 Nov 2021
    1 1 0
    This achievement requires you to complete "The Jewel Store Job".

    The Jewel Store Job can be done in any way the "Smart" approach or the "Loud" approach. I will cover them both.

    This mission can only be started as Michael. When you start it, a cutscene begins.

    Smart Approach
    If you chose the "Smart" approach, then after the cutscene, you will need to get in the car with Franklin and ride him to the jewelry store where he will climb the building and throw some gas grenades in the ventilation system. This knocks everyone in the store out. You switch to Michael and you have to steal as many diamonds as you can from the shop before the time runs out and the alarm rings. When time runs out, you want to escape the jewelry shop and ride on the motorcycle and follow your crew. Make sure you take your time when you are following them as if you fall off your motorcycle, you are most likely going to fail the mission. Once you make it out onto the LA River, you will be switched to Michael in which you are meant to ram into the cops trailing the motorcycles, if you don't do it in enough time, then you will fail the mission. When you are in the clear, you have to drive the motorcycle into the truck as Franklin. Once you do, you switch to Michael to drive the truck towards the lockup to finally get a cutscene to finish the mission.

    NOTE: IF YOU DIDN'T UNLOCK THIS ACHIEVEMENT WHEN YOU COMPLETED THE MISSION THEN REPLAY THE MISSION VIA THE "GAME" TAB.

    Here is the video guide.


    Credits for the video to GTA Series Videos ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuWcjpKbIDAbZfHoru1toFg )

    Loud Approach
    If you chose the "Loud" approach, then after the cutscene, you will want to get in the van with the crew and drive to the jewelry store. You switch to Michael and you have to steal as many diamonds as you can from the shop before the time runs out and the alarm rings. When time runs out, you want to escape the jewelry shop and ride on the motorcycle and follow your crew. Make sure you take your time when you are following them as if you fall off your motorcycle, you are most likely going to fail the mission. Once you make it out onto the LA River, you will be switched to Michael in which you are meant to ram into the cops trailing the motorcycles, if you don't do it in enough time, then you will fail the mission. When you are in the clear, you have to drive the motorcycle into the truck as Franklin. Once you do, you switch to Michael to drive the truck towards the lockup to finally get a cutscene to finish the mission.

    NOTE: IF YOU DIDN'T UNLOCK THIS ACHIEVEMENT WHEN YOU COMPLETED THE MISSION THEN REPLAY THE MISSION VIA THE "GAME" TAB.

    Here is the video guide.


    Credits to the video to GTA Series Videos ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuWcjpKbIDAbZfHoru1toFg )
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