GTA Online: How to Make Money on Heists?

Welcome to GTA Online where criminals rule, you’re a wanted man, and there’s a price on your head.

This is the world that Max, the main character from Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game series, lives in. A world of crime, corruption, and mayhem.

If you’re looking for the kind of gameplay that the series is known for, you’re in the right place. There are a variety of ways for you to make money and avoid getting caught in the first place. Let’s take a look at how you can make cash in GTA Online.

The Heists

The heist missions are the bread and butter of GTA Online. They’re also among the modes of gameplay that Max is very proficient in. What are heists? They’re essentially heists, which is a popular phrase among thieves and bank robbers, where various parts of a structure are broken into by a group of players working together to steal money or valuable items.

Breaking into a building to steal its contents is a popular pastime for video game players, and Rockstar probably thought of this when they designed the game. They wanted to provide a different kind of gameplay experience, so they implemented an objective-based mode of operation where players have to work together to break into a structure and steal the money inside. This mode of operation makes a lot of sense for a multiplayer game, where coordination is key, as opposed to the usual single-player mode of gameplay where you can focus on individual tasks at a time.

Each heist has a specific goal that you and your team need to work towards. For example, in the default heist called The Big Bank Job, you and your teammates have to break into a bank and steal the money inside. The sooner you get there, the better, as there are guards and cameras everywhere. You’ll also need to avoid getting spotted by the police, which is easier said than done. When you return to the getaway vehicle, you’ll have a short time to make your way to a designated helicopter landing zone (helipad) before the cops arrive. At the helipad, you’ll board the chopper and get off at a predetermined location. The last player to arrive wins.

The Big Bank Job is one of the default heists in GTA Online. It’s a straightforward heist, where you and your team need to break into a bank, steal the money, and make your way to a helicopter landing zone before the cops show up. While it can be quite straightforward, the stakes are incredibly high, and it can be frustratingly time-consuming if you aren’t careful.

The Safehouse

Another way to earn in GTA Online is by renting safehouses. Just like in real life, you can use a safehouse to store your illegal goods and conduct your criminal activities. In addition to that, you can also hire some shady characters to help you out with tough tasks. For example, you can hire a professional hacker to break into the database of a corporation, or you can ask for the help of a cracker to decrypt your competitors’ messages. You can even recruit murderers to help you eliminate your competition.

The catch is that you have to be careful about what kind of activities you get involved in. You can’t keep a gun shop on the down-low. You also can’t sell drugs or commit murder for the fun of it.

In the game, you can store and traffic in all types of illegal goods including marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. It is illegal to sell firearms without a license in California, so you can’t keep a fully-equipped armory hidden away in your safehouse in the city. It’s also against the law to transport large amounts of narcotics across state lines, so make sure you’re not transporting drugs across state lines or aiding and abetting a drug deal. These are all serious offenses that won’t just earn you a night in jail but also a trip to Federal Prison where you’ll have to do some serious time.


Finally, you can also perform robberies in GTA Online. Just like in real life, you can use a robbery to make a quick buck. However, the gameplay of a robbery in GTA Online is entirely different to that in real life. In real life, you’re generally going to be breaking in some form of property – a safe, a cash register, whatever. In GTA Online, you’re going to break into an inhabited building and steal whatever you can get your hands on, including people. Remember: you’re a criminal in this game. The second you enter the premises, the odds are you’ll go for the jugular. You’ve got a gun, and you’ll use it. You’ll also need to be careful about making loud noises or leaving tracks behind. If you’re spotted by the cops, they can easily connect you to the crime. You’ll also need to be careful about whether or not you have any family members living with you, as there’s a high chance that they’ll be in the line of fire as well if things go south.

That sums up everything you need to know about how to make money in GTA Online. You saw a variety of ways that you can make cash in the game, including the basic heist options and the more creative alternatives, such as operating a hotel or selling fake drugs. Make sure you use your intuition and street smarts to stay ahead of the law, or you’ll find yourself in hot water very quickly. Now, if you want to learn how to play GTA Online, check out our comprehensive beginner’s guide where we cover all the essentials you need to know to get started.