What you’ll need to buy before starting the Cayo Perico Heist in GTA Online

If you’ve taken some time away from GTA Online, you may be surprised to hear that Rockstar Games are still churning away huge feature-rich updates for their online behemoth. Haven’t tried GTA V yet? Consider looking up for a cheap GTA V cd key to get your journey started.

Ever since their first introduction to GTA Online in March 2015, Heists have become one of the most popular and fun game-modes available on the game for experienced players. With Rockstar’s latest multiplayer adventure the Cayo Perico Heist this is no different. As opposed to the status for Online heists, this brand-new heist is playable from start to finish either as a long operator or with up to three other players. Buckle up, because this heist is one the most expensive and profitable heists yet – perfect if you’re looking to jump right back into the world of GTA Online.

Before you start

First of all, this heists update is only available on the enhanced edition of the game, and so if you’ve got Grand Theft Auto V on the PS4, XBOX One or PC you’ll be good to go to play the Cayo Perico heist. But, if you’re still playing PS3 and XBOX 360 versions of the game, you’ll have to upgrade to an eighth-gen console to get this latest update.

Secondly, to access this heist you’ll need to be either a VIP, CEO or Motorcycle Club President. This does skew the players who can access this heist towards the more experienced, as even at that lowest tier of eligibility, to become a VIP in a GTA Online session you’ll need to have at least $1m in the bank.

To become a VIP, you’ll need to open the interaction menu and access ‘SecuroServ’ to register. Name your organization then you’ll be good to go. VIP statuses only last for four hours of Freemode play, and there can only be a maximum of 6 VIPs in a session at a time, so you may prefer to become a CEO instead for a little more flexibility.

Becoming a CEO is simple, first you’ll have to purchase an Executive Office through the Dynasty 8 in-game browser. There are four offices to choose from, the Maze Bank West mid-rise building, an ultra-modern complex in the Arcadius Business Center, the Lombank West skyscraper and finally the iconic Maze Bank Tower in the heart of Pillbox Hill.

We recommend the Arcadius Business Center at the edge of the LS Financial District in Pillbox Hill. This property will set you back $2,250,000 – but it’s a little more kitted out than the base Maze Bank East office. From here, you can then set up the SecuroServ network to open up your organisation.

The added benefit of investing a bit more money into becoming a CEO rather than just making yourself VIP when you need to play the heist is that having a permanent organization opens up some great revenue streams for you to earn some big bucks in Freemode.

Also, you’ll need to own a penthouse in the Diamond Casino Resort – the luxurious locale in Vinewood where this heist begins. You can design your own penthouse starting at $1,500,000 or purchase pre-designed pads like the Party Penthouse for $3,776,500.

Where to get the cash to splash

As you can see, there’s a lot of… pre-investment to access the Cayo Perico Heist, and we recommend having at least $10,000,000 in the bank. This is easy for experienced, hardcore players, but if you’re just starting out in GTA Online or are coming back from a long break from the game, you may want to top-up your in-game wallet to get a leg-up.

With the in-game money marketplace, you can quickly, safely and easily purchase GTA Online money at a lower price than it would be to purchase SharkCards from Rockstar. For example, at the current rate, you can get $1mil for a cool $9. If you want to get to that coveted $10,000,000, you can purchase it for the PC for only $70.

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