Solid Gold, Baby! achievement in GTA 5

Solid Gold, Baby!

Earn 70 Gold Medals on Missions and Strangers and Freaks.

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How to unlock the Solid Gold, Baby! achievement

  • Game Master 136Game Master 136685,820
    13 Apr 2020 23 Nov 2014 29 May 2018
    203 58 20
    This achievement will take a bit of time but isn't too difficult with patience. The objectives to gold medals do stack so you don't have to worry if you're taking too long at a mission since you're making sure you're getting a good accuracy. Make sure to use each characters abilities whenever you can to help with objectives that suit their ability.

    It's best to work on this after you complete the campaign and all of the Strangers and Freaks missions. After completing as many as you can, look through your missions and see which ones are close to being completed and focus on those first. Strangers and Freaks missions as well as the setup missions for heist are usually quick and easy golds to achieve.

    When working on time related objectives, skip any cutscenes and only focus on completing the mission. Don't worry about accuracy as it isn't advisable to work on them at the same time. If you die and restart at a checkpoint, it will void your time objective. If that happens it's best to work on a different objective during the mission so you can at least salvage it a bit.

    Accuracy related objectives will be easier if you turn on auto aim so you can keep missing shots to a minimum as well as assist in getting headshots if you need them.

    Mission specific objectives tend to be easy so take note of what is required before you replay a mission so you can get these ones while playing them.

    Missions with the Unmarked objective should be avoided since there are plenty of missions that won't require having to worry about being shot. You'll usually spend more time trying to get this completed on a single mission rather than if you did two missions without it.

    List of missions:

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    Scenic Route 16The game flat out cheats you out of gold medals for no reason. Makes you replay them over and over because of variable NPCs or just because it said so.
    Posted by Scenic Route 16 on 06 Jan 21 at 07:12
    BIue CamBro the load times are on a whole other level
    Posted by BIue Cam on 27 Jan at 00:12
    XandlerJust got this one the other day but I needed 71 instead of 70. The game crashed on me at the end of a mission I gold medaled (it reverted the status since it was a replay), however it did not count the gold after I re-did it, hence why I needed 71. Has anyone else ran across this or am I just super unlucky?
    Posted by Xandler on 25 Feb at 14:46
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  • zico291zico291304,856
    18 Feb 2015 21 Feb 2015 21 Feb 2015
    94 8 9
    After doing the achievement once for Xbox 360 I wanted to do this achievement really quickly to get it out of the way. I thought I would just make a quick guide of the missions I found the easiest and quickest to do. I have left some notes for some of the missions.

    There is very minor spoilers:

    For ALL timed missions make sure you skip all cutscenes.

    Story Missions:

    Daddy's Little Girl
    The Good Husband
    Bugstars Equipment (Note: To do this stealthy go around the BACK of the warehouse and drive the van out the back)
    BZ Gas grenades
    Hotel Assassination
    Tow Truck
    Boiler Suits
    Trash Truck
    Eye in the sky (Note: To deliver the z-type without damage make sure you kill chad silently)
    Paleto Score Setup
    Military Hardware
    Hang Ten
    The Ballad Of Rocco
    Clearing out the Bureau
    Architects plans (Note: To do this within the time limit either go up behind the guy and melee him from behind or get in his car and run him down then exit the construction site)
    Reuniting the Family
    Doting Dad
    Fire Truck
    The Wrap Up
    Parenting 101
    Gauntlet - Pillbox Hill
    Gauntlet - Rockford Hills
    Gauntlet - Mission Row
    The Multi Target Assassination
    The Vice Assassination
    The Bus Assassination
    The Construction Assassination

    Strangers and Freaks Missions:

    Pulling Favors
    Pulling Another Favor
    Vinewood souvenirs - Kerry
    Vinewood Souvenirs - Mark
    Vinewood Souvenirs - Willie
    Vinewood Souvenirs - Tyler
    Surreal Estate (Note: To avoid the cops park the car right up next to the wall so when you jump over you can just hit the gas).
    Vinewood Souvenirs - Al Di Napoli
    The civil border patrol
    Rampage: Rednecks
    Exercising Demons - Trevor (Note: This might take a few tries just keep taping the A button and avoid hitting Mary-Ann)
    Rampage: Vagos
    Rampage: Ballas
    Vinewood Souvenirs - The Last Act (Note: To exit the car before the train hits when you are lined up on the track gun it towards to the train then jump out 2-4 seconds before you hit the train).
    Rampage: Military
    Rampage: Hipsters
    Breach Of Contract
    Fair Game
    Grass Roots - The Pickup
    Grass Roots - The Drag
    An American Welcome
    Minute Men Blues
    Liquidity Risk (Note: To survive the landing without opening the chute stay on the ATV)
    Targeted Risk
    Paparazzo - The Sex Tape
    Exercising Demons - Franklin
    Paparazzo - The Highness
    Paparazzo - Reality Check
    Uncalculated Risk
    Pulling Favors Again
    Still Pulling Favors
    Grass Roots - Michael
    Exercising Demons - Michael
    Chasing The Truth (Note: Go into third person before you start the mission and don't touch the triggers)
    Unknowing the Truth
    Pulling One Last Favor

    If there is a problem with this guide in anyway please leave a comment and I will fix it.
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    Snook410How come lots of these missions on your list aren't available for me? Yet I've 100%'d the game?
    Posted by Snook410 on 03 Nov 18 at 15:47
    Blue RadiumI can't stand when there are timer achievements that count cutscenes. Not being able to enjoy the story being baked in if you want to avoid replaying a bunch of stuff.
    Posted by Blue Radium on 21 Jan 21 at 04:32
    AbviiIt seems that my Gauntlet missions are bugged, I'm not doing any damage to the cars and still have yet to unlock the Not a Scratch challenges for 2/3 of them. No damage to LsC or on the way to the lockup.
    Posted by Abvii on 19 Apr at 01:41
  • That RichmanThat Richman272,843
    22 Jan 2015 02 Jan 2015 26 Feb 2015
    67 4 5
    This achievement can take awhile. But if your doing this on your first play-through whilst working your way through the main story and towards the "career criminal" achievement it really shouldn't be much trouble at all.

    Here is and amazing guide that tells you all of the requirements needed for a gold medal on each mission, and it also give you tips for some of the harder gold medals.

    The only tip i will personally give is if you don't get the gold medal after your second attempt leave it and move on, as there will be most likely be easier gold medals ahead. I say this because there are about 110 missions that you can get gold medals on and you only need 70 for the achievement.
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    Crater BobSo, supereasy gold I just found on XBox One, The Ballad of Rocco, just hold LB so that after you skip the cutscene, you're in the weapon wheel, pull out the Railgun, line up Rocco's car, and let loose, just got a 26-second completion for like four seconds of work. laugh
    Posted by Crater Bob on 30 Apr 17 at 06:24
    I ASK NO ONEThis is the best posted guide out of all the others here. PS Trophies has the detailed guide needed. Thanks!
    Posted by I ASK NO ONE on 02 Dec 17 at 23:01
    Hexa FoxThis guide left out some really easy missions such as the five or six very easy 'souvenir series' of missions. Also they did not leave tips for some of the easiest missions like finding artifacts without the meter. I cannot believe they did all this work and left those out. Anyway this is still the best guide in my opinion. They have some really good tips for making many missions easy. +1
    Posted by Hexa Fox on 23 Oct 20 at 23:14
  • savagepotato989savagepotato98945,498
    29 Nov 2022 01 Dec 2022 01 Dec 2022
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    This can be obtained while playing through normally however the game is more enjoyable without worrying about gold medals and skipping cut scenes but that's just my opinion. There are certain missions you will want to do to complete this Achievement to make it much easier however any 70 works here were the easiest and most fun missions that I choose personally to complete this you can replay them in any order progress will show for the achievement when you check. To have fun doing this I would recommend obtaining 100% first to unlock all missions and strangers and freaks stated and for every mission with time requirements make sure to skip all cutscenes. As a general tip requirements can be obtained in multiple replays


    1. Franklin and Lamar ( Use franklins special ability and don't hit any of the alien actors while passing through the studio
    2. Complications ( Spam cn_B to beat up simeon without taking damage )
    3. Father/son
    4 Chop
    5. Daddy's little girl ( higher level swim stat helps )
    6. The Good Husband ( missable )
    7. Carbine Rifles or Bugstar equipment depends on heist style
    8. BZ Gas Grenades
    9. Mini sub
    10. Hotel Assassination
    11. The Multi Target Assassination
    12. Boiler suits
    13. Masks
    14. Trash Truck ( use franklins ability )
    15. Tow Truck ( use franklins ability )
    16. The Vice Assassination ( snipe the target from the grass )
    17. The Bus Assassanation
    18. Eye in the Sky ( watch video for the targets location so you can get it first try )
    19. The Construction Assassanation
    20. Paleto Score Setup
    21. Military Hardware
    22. Hang ten
    23. The Ballad Of Rocco
    24. Cleaning Out The Bureau
    25. Reuniting The Family
    26. Architect Plans ( Run him over in his own car )
    27. Doting Dad ( missable )
    28. Fire Truck
    29. The Wrap Up
    30. Parenting 101 ( missable )
    31. Stingers
    32. Pillbox Hill Gauntlet
    33. Rockford Hills Gauntlet
    34. Mission Row Gauntlet
    35. Something sensible
    36. The Times come
    37. The Third Way

    Strangers and Freaks

    38. Pulling Favors
    39. Pulling Another Favor
    40. Pulling Favors Again
    41. Still pulling favors
    42. Pulling One Last Favor
    43. Liquidity risk ( never get off the ATV )
    44. Targeted Risk
    45. Uncalculated Risk
    46. Exercising Demons Michael ( Better running stats helps )
    47. Exercising Demons Trevor ( Better running stats helps )
    48. Exercising Demons Franklin ( Better running stats helps )
    49. Grass roots - Michael
    50. Grass Roots - The Pickup
    51. Grass Roots - The Drag
    52. Paparazzo
    53. Paparazzo - The Sex Tape
    54. Paparazzo - Reality Check
    55. The Civil Border Patrol
    56. An American Welcome
    57. Minute Man Blues
    58. A Starlet in Vinewood
    59. Surreal Estate
    60. Breach Of Contract
    61. Vinewood Souvenirs - Willie ( go around the back to speak with Entourage )
    62. Vinewood Souvenirs - Kerry
    63. Vinewood Souvenirs - Mark
    64. Vinewood Souvenirs - Tyler
    65. Vinewood souvenirs the last act
    66. Rampage Rednecks
    67. Rampage Hipsters
    68. Rampage Vagos
    69. Unknowing The Truth
    70. The Last One

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