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Masterminds in Grand Theft Auto V

Masterminds4,600 (60)

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

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Achievement Guide for Masterminds

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oxHARMONxo
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Achievement won on 09 Jan 18
TA Score for this game: 11,725
Posted on 31 December 17 at 22:32, Edited on 09 January 18 at 04:46
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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 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.

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

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.

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 or choose trip skip during missions 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.

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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