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GTA Online Heist Guide: The Pacific Standard Job

by Bill Hess

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Time for the final chapter of our GTA Online Heist Guide, The Pacific Standard Job. Compared to Series A Funding, this is a ‘real’ heist. A bank heist. Players will be tasked to rob the flagship branch of the Pacific Standard Bank. The setup cost for the heist leader will be a whopping $100,000 but the payout is upwards of $1.25 Million if you make it out with all the cash.  Like all our previous GTA Online Heist Guides, we will tackle these in order they appear on the board.

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The Pacific Standard Job: Van

This one is pretty cool as you have to steal a Post Op van that has a transponder that can bypass the dye packs that will be in the money bags at the bank. The crew will be broken into two teams, The Drivers and The Navigators. The best bet here is to pair one navigator with one driver and drive around doing the mission objectives to find the right van.

Navigators will need to bring up a mission-specific app on their phones called Trackify which will track Post Op trucks in the area. It is highly recommended to have everyone in the crew have a mic, otherwise they will need to relay the information via button-presses on the d-pad to the driver. Once you find a Post Op vehicle, the navigator will take a picture of the license plate to verify the correct truck. After you have taken photos of every van in the area, Lester will call you and tell you which vans will be the target. Simply steal them and bring them back to Lester’s garment factory without attracting police attention and you are done. First planning mission done.

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The Pacific Standard Job: Signal

Now that you have the transponder, you need to have someone tune it to the right signal for you. There are no teams on this mission so get in the cars and go to the location on the map.

Here your goal is to take the Jet Ski’s and go to the island where the signal expert, Avi Schwartzman is a fugitive in hiding. Except one problem, the cops found him and have surrounded the island. So it is your crew’s job to assault the island killing all the police, and any choppers in the area to save Avi. After picking him up and heading back to shore you will have at least a 3-star wanted level. Police boats and helicopters will be in tow, attempt to take out the helicopter.

A timer starts on your way back and once you reach the marker you will be told to lose the wanted level. This can be done on land or on water. When completed bring Avi back to the drop point where the transponder will be sorted out.

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The Pacific Standard Job: Hack

This mission will have the crew split into two teams, one team of three will be the Decoys the other player will be the Transporter. The goal of this mission is to steal hacking materials from a rival crew. Players will get in the marked van and drive to the marker.

When you arrive you will be greeted by a lot of goons, so go to town on them using cover and being smart. There are snipers so watch your heads. After the shooting, park the van you came in next to the black van and watch the short scene. Now have your teammates drive the black van out of the area while other team members take the white van to the drop. The black van will likely be attacked, but after the drop is made simply dispose of the van to complete the mission.

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The Pacific Standard Job: Convoy

Time to hijack some more stuff from Merryweather. This time we need to do it to get us some thermal charges in order to blow open the vault. There will be no teams on this job, so get in a  few cars and drive out to Blaine County. The reason for multiple cars will be to block the road.

Once you arrive you will need to setup an ambush for the convoy, so just set up some cars in the road on the bridge. If the truck explodes, you fail so no funny business. After your set prepare to take out an incoming chopper which will arrive first. Take it out by any means and then prepare for the convoy. Take out everyone you can. Now hop in the truck and have two men drive the Technical with the mounted machine gun. The goal here will be to get to the drop-off point while staying alive and keeping the truck in one piece. Have the Technical lead the way shooting anything that moves.

As you get closer to the destination you will get a notification to escape the remaining Merryweather goons. Do so by simply killing them or driving really fast, your choice. Now just drop off the truck and it is mission over.

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The Pacific Standard Job: Bikes

The penultimate mission before the biggest heist available is pretty straightforward. Go steal some sport bikes from The Lost biker gang. Not bad right? There will be no teams for this one so just prepare yourselves and mount up.

When you arrive at The Lost compound, you will want to shoot your way through the enemies being careful not to shoot explosives or use any explosive weapons to not accidentally destroy the bikes you are looking for. Once you clear out the area, you are looking for bikes called Lectros not the regular motorcycles The Lost usually drive. Once you grab them, you simply have to head to the drop off which is located near the bank itself.

This part can get tricky as The Lost has setup a few roadblocks. However, your super speedy bikes should be no match, just be careful not to run head-on into the roadblocks as that might hurt. Once you manage to get past them, it is over. Now for the big one.

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The Pacific Standard Job: Finale

Finally we have made it, the big one. The crew will be split into three teams, a hacker, a demolition, and two crowd control. Mount up in the same car, and make sure you are stocked with ammo, and armor. It is the big one after all.  Now head to the bank.

After a short cutscene the two crowd control members will have to do just that, control the crowd by intimidation while watching the bar at the bottom right. This is very similar to the Fleeca Job. However, there’s a lot more people and now you can hit them. Just don’t hit them too much or they will trip the alarm.

While they control the crowd the hacker and demoltions will go down into the vault by blowing up two doors leading to the vault. Be sure to take out any security guards on your way. Meanwhile the crowd control team can either go inside the first set of doors to watch the tellers or watch them from outside the cage, their choice.

As soon as the hacker starts their part of the job, a timer starts. You now have five minutes to complete the robbery. After the hacker finishes and you blow the final giant vault door it is time to grab everything. Spam your pickup button and get as much as you can, you want to walk out with $1.25 Million. Now get the heck out of there and have everyone meet up outside.

As you prepare to leave and a short scene plays, you will get a message from Lester telling you to get to the bikes. Remember, if you get shot you lose money now. So do not get shot on your way to the bikes. Blow up police cars if you have to, and try not to stay inside the bank too long as you will fail if you stay too long. Fight your way to the bikes by going through alley ways and being weary of your crew so you don’t accidentally blow them up.

When you arrive at the bikes, notice the crate next to them that is destructible. It has body armor and some helpful items, so use it. You have the option to either take the bikes, which can be more dangerous or find a car keeping the team together and advantageous if the driver is good. Either way, it is your call. You will need to drive a large distance with a 5-star wanted level. So there really is no help here I can say other than to keep your eyes on the road and be careful.

You will reach the top of a cliff and be told to parachute off to a boat (dinghy) waiting for your crew. The timer stops when you reach the boat, so drive out to sea and there you go. You did it. You have used our GTA Online Heist Guide to complete the final and most lucrative heist in the game, The Pacific Standard Job.

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