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Grand Theft Auto Online The Doomsday Heist

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Grand Theft Auto Online The Doomsday Heist

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GTA Online: Complete all 3 Criminal Mastermind challenges in The Doomsday Heist.

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Achievement Guide for Masterminds

  • oxHARMONxooxHARMONxo706,467
    09 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2017 03 Oct 2018
    67 9 68
    Special thanks to oxBURN3Rxo and HollabackGaming for helping me collaborate and test original ideas and theories to give our community the most accurate information, all in one place. For a more in-depth guide for mission specific information, take a look at Mikasz's guide below. His guide may just help you finish a mission.

    As of now, you need to complete all three of the Criminal Mastermind Challenges achieved in Grand Theft Auto Online. To find your progress, you must be in an online lobby, public or private. Press cn_start, then use cn_LB or cn_RB to find the Stats tab at the end. Press cn_A, then scroll down to Awards. Press cn_A on Awards, then scroll down to The Doomsday Heist. Press cn_A to view all The Doomsday Heist related awards available. The three challenges you need to focus on are:

    Criminal Mastermind II: Complete The Doomsday Heist in order, with the same team of 2 players, on hard difficulty, without losing any lives on Setups and Finales.

    Criminal Mastermind III: Complete The Doomsday Heist in order, with the same team of 3 players, on hard difficulty without losing any lives on Setups and Finales.

    Criminal Mastermind IV: Complete The Doomsday Heist in order, with the same team of 4 players, on hard difficulty without losing any lives on Setups and Finales.

    While working on each of these awards, you will likely complete All in Order bonus and Loyalty II,III, and IV.

    Criteria every player needs to know to avoid progress reset:

    You CAN die during Preps, but CANNOT die during the Setups or Finales.

    You CAN fail a Setup or Finale and choose quick restart option. If you do fail a mission, make sure it wasn't due to a death.

    Quitting out trick for player death during Setups and Finales is easily the most important trick to use. If a player in your crew dies, hit cn_guide, then either select Grand Theft Auto V and scroll down and hit quit, or simply select another game in the recently played list. The game must be exited in less than five seconds from the moment a team member dies. The idea is similar to the Dashboard method players used for the original Criminal Mastermind on the Xbox 360. This method does not 100% work, as missions auto save checkpoints, and if you happen to die during the auto save, it automatically fails the Criminal Mastermind.

    Personal in game vehicles that explode cause the game to immediately autosave. If you die due to a personal vehicle explosion, it will reset progress. Credit to rafa1000house for bring this to our attention. I can confirm this is true as both progress resets I've encountered were a result of car explosion killing us causing an immediate autosave, voiding the medal.
    Missions you need to watch out:
    - Rescue ULP - use Kuruma to block the foundry entrance and leave it when the helicopter appears, so it won't blow your car. Destroy it using heat seekers.
    - Rescue Agent 14 - use Kuruma to kill the first wave of enemies after leaving the first area with Agent 14; but be warned: one helicopter will spawn, so hide your car while your teammates destroy the helicopter.
    - Escort ULP - just use your Kuruma and don't escort your teammates at all. This misison is very buggy and your can explode from nowhere. I was miles away from helicopters and my car exploded for no reason, so just stay in Paleto Bay, or run to the forest, so you will only deal with enemy cars.

    If a player disconnects during a mission, everyone needs to immediately quit the game using the quit out method, as this also voids the progress.

    You 100% CANNOT purchase prep vehicles to skip the missions and progress.

    You can 100% do all Preps first, then do all Setups; or do Prep, Setup, Prep, Setup until completion of the Finale. As stated in the actual challenge, you must do ALL Setups and Finales in order. You will need to start with Act I first then move to Act II and finally Act III in order.

    When doing Preps, you must be in a public lobby. Public lobbies are fowl. To get your own solo public lobby, press cn_guide and go into My Games and Apps. Go to Apps, then Settings. Go to Network, then Network Settings. Finally, press Test NAT Type. This will kick you out of the public lobby, though it will appear as if you kicked everyone else out. Here, you will have plenty of time to invite your friends from a party chat to your now empty public lobby. When unwanted players join your public lobby, everyone can vote to kick the player/players out.

    When doing Setups and Finale Heists, its best to go into a private lobby. There are reports of server issues in public lobbies that can cause players to disconnect from a full lobby at the end of a Setup, causing server lapses that reset progress.

    When you start a Criminal Mastermind play-through, you must complete it with the same people in the same order before starting a new one. You CANNOT do multiple Criminal Masterminds play-throughs at the same time. Example, you can not start CMII with friend A, then start CMIV with friends B, C and D and continue progress for CMII. However, do keep in mind, if friend A was the host of CMII play-through, THEY will keep THEIR OWN progress if you decided to reset YOUR OWN by going for CMIV. So if you do decide to start a new play-through, it's best to let you teammates know.

    Tips and Tricks:
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    Basic start up procedures include:
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    Using the Interaction menu:
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    Purchasing a Facility:
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    Registering as a VIP, CEO, President and hiring heist Crew:
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  • MikaszMikasz407,929
    12 Feb 2018 01 Jan 2018 13 Aug 2019
    39 10 11
    Welcome to my mega guide for all preps, setups and finales in this heist update. For more general info, please see oxHARMONxo's guide. I focused on missions, how to do them effectively with minimum amount of retries. You will have to repeat them, don't expect to finish Mastermind during your first attempt. This achievement is not easy, treat it with respect and don't be overconfident as it is the easiest way to die.

    The guide is split into five sections. First small section answers the question why it is better to start it as CEO, then I put general info which should be taken into consideration before attempting it (with advice what to buy and what to do in general), then 3 heists split into three sections. This guide is very long (13 A4 pages in .doc with regular formatting and TA bbcodes!), that's why it is hidden in many spoilers. If you are looking for video guide, please see GTASeriesVideos on Youtube, as it is the place with best videos covering CM runs.

    Due to high amount of time spent collecting the data and writing this up, I will be thankful for all comments and constructive criticism. If you have better way of doing a mission, please include it in comments and if it is really better, I'll update my guide and give you credit for your contribution. If you feel that it is bad guide, it is perfectly fine to give negative vote but please be so kind and include in a comment why you feel it is bad and how can I improve it.

    Thank you for your time. With this in mind, let's get started! Good luck!

    Benefits of being CEO
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    General info:
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    Act 1:
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    Act 2:
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    Act 3:
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    If anyone needs help with mastermind in original heists, below is solid piece of advice written by me and posted at Reddit some time ago:

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  • SAINTY666SAINTY66639,259
    16 Jun 2019 21 Jun 2019
    4 0 0
    This solution is to address the constant 'You Criminal Masterminds XXX progress has been reset' issue. After finally completing this with assistance from some other players who had this solution, I have been unable to find it online. So i do not wish to take credit for finding this solution, but wish to share it.

    For a guide or solution to the overall achievement, please see one of the other great solutions.

    So this is something you must be religious with to ensure no issues. Following this method we had absolutely no false resets.

    These are easy. You must be in a public lobby. Can be the infamous 'NAT type lobby'

    Setups and Finale
    If you used a NAT type lobby for the Preps, (although it may be best to do this anyway) all players should now change to story mode to cause a game save, and then quit the game completely. Moving from a NAT type lobby does seem to leave several game issue that this resets.

    Now restart the game and load into story mode. The player hosting the heists should now setup an invite only lobby. From there invite all players to the lobby, invite to the organization and start each missing in turn. At the end of each mission you may occasionally end up in different lobbies. The host can just invite in again.

    If at any point you notice an issue such as someone failed to join first time or disconnects, even when not on a mission, conciser restarting the game. We had one reset due to this so for the time it takes play it safe.

    Finally, pick a word. If you join the lobby screen and your progress is not active, at the start or end of the mission you see a reset, you die, say this word clearly. Do not mute your mic. All players must quit the game. Familiarize yourself with this sequence of buttons and do not rush.

    The last thing I will mention, although not about the resets, if the game glitches and will not move on, closing the game and starting the mission again will work unless you are really unlucky. However a better option if available to to cause a fail, such as destroying a vehicle that must survive. Just make sure the whole team knows what you are going to do. Only one person do it and be absolutely sure none of you are going to be killed by doing this. Then you can quick restart.

    Hope this helps some of you like it has help me. Good Luck.
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