Grand Theft Auto V achievements

Grand Theft Auto V

4.7 from 10067 votes

There are a maximum of 77 Grand Theft Auto V achievements (50 without DLC) worth 8,763 (1,750)

185,664 tracked gamers have this game, 1,314 have completed it (0.71%)

3.3 from 42 votes

19,124 tracked gamers have this dlc pack, 117 have completed it (0.61%)

There are a maximum of 8 achievements worth 4,278 (250)

There are no reviews | Estimated completion: 35-40 hours

Achievement Details

Masterminds in Grand Theft Auto V

Masterminds2,370 (60)

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

  • Unlocked by 128 tracked gamers (1% - TA Ratio = 39.49) 19,124  

Achievement Guide for Masterminds

638,932 (265,200)
Achievement won on 09 Jan 18
TA Score for this game: 8,763
Posted on 31 December 17 at 22:32, Edited on 08 March 18 at 21:28
This solution has 27 positive votes and 8 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
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.

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:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

Basic start up procedures include:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

Using the Interaction menu:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

Purchasing a Facility:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

Registering as a VIP, CEO, President and hiring heist Crew:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
There are 22 comments relating to this Solution | Please log in to comment on this solution.
There is 1 other Solution for this achievement
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the Grand Theft Auto V Forum

Related Achievements and Trophies