GTA Online Diamond Casino Heist Walkthrough
GTA online is made up of numerous heists, some are easy money and some will make you break your console. The GTA Online Diamond Casino Heist is one of the hardest ones, but it pays well, and one of the challenging heists in the game. Here’s how to complete this mammoth, one step at a time.
The Diamond Casino Heist is a brand new heist added into GTA Online‘s Diamond Casino and Resort DLC. The casino heist is one of the most complicated heists GTA Online players have ever seen a lot of prep goes into it, but it offers some amazing ways to make a lot of money, so you can buy in-game gear with it and get into the league of the legends.
If you want to know how to start the Casino Heist or if you can’t finish one of the missions, this walkthrough on how to fulfill this job in GTA Online is explained below.
Step 1: Buy an Arcade
Before anything The Diamond Casino Heist in GTA Online, you need to buy one of the six retro arcades in the game. You go ahead and talk to Lester in Mirror Park to get the arcades.
After your talk with Lester and the six arcade locations will appear on the map, Now you have to use the Maze Bank Foreclosures store webpage on your mobile phone to buy one of the arcade locations.
Check out the locations and their prices below.
- Pixel Pete’s
- Price: $1,235,000
- Location: Paleto Bay
- Price: $1,565,000
- Location: Grapeseed
- Price: $1,875,000
- Location: La Mesa
- Price: $2,135,000
- Location: Davis
- Insert Coin
- Price: $2,345,000
- Location: Rockford Hills
- Eight Bit
- Price: $2,530,000
- Location: Vinewood
Step 2: Set Up Your Heist
Now you got your arcade locations, you can enter Lester’s underground base, where you will get access to three blackboards. Use these blackboards to plan and execute your heist.
The three blackboards are there for the three stages of the heist:
- The Set Up
- The Prep
- The Heist
The very first blackboard is for helping you set up your heist. You will see the “To Do” list in the upper right corner, which is a list of actions you must do before the heist begins.
You can also choose to do the list of tasks that are optional, but you will have to pay for all of the intelligence linked with them, so you just focus on the main primary missions.
Scope Out Casino
This is what you have to finish. To make things easier, it is recommended to buy the two extras from the setup board:
- Casino Model
- Price: $130,000
- Door Security
- Price: $425,000
These two pieces of intel will go a long way to help you to find all of the safest entry points into the casino.
Scope Out Vault Contents
After you get to the casino and find the vault, you can scope it out for four types of valuable items:
- Price: $2,115,000
- Price: $2,350,000
- Price: $2,585,000
- Price: $3,290,000
You can only pick one of the four options, and they are all random. The best thing you can get from the vault is diamonds, which is obvious, which cost over $3 million. The least lucrative is cash. So if you lucky enough to get the case with diamonds, then select it and mark it on your blackboard.
The final part of the setup is picking one of the three available ways:
- Silent and Sneaky
- The Big Con
All three ways offer different types of gameplay. Silent and Sneaky is a stealth-based approach; The Big Con uses tricks and disguises, and Aggressive is a full-on guns blazing heist.
It doesn’t matter which way you choose, as they all end up with the same results. Choose the style that fits your personal taste the most.
Step 3: Prep Your Heist
This stage of the heist needed the most time and money. This stage is where you can get your crew of NPCs, select disguises, cars, and other things needed from the “To Do” list.
In this first part, you have to pick three possible crewmen for your casino heist:
All three categories offer very unique skills, but these also come with different prices. Whenever you choose a crewman, it will come to you with their cut in percentages. Yes, the higher the skill level, the higher they want the cut.
In this case, it is recommended that you take all three crewmen Expert level, where each will take 9% of your heist earnings. It’s a lot of money for a cut, but you will have the highest quality guns and cars during the heist, trust me you will need it.
The To-Do List
After you pick your team, you can start 6 of the main prep missions. In each of these missions, you need to pick which item types you wish to steal.
Below you will find the choices for the prep missions:
- Rifle Loadout
- Unmarked Weapons
- Sultan Classic
- Getaway Vehicles
- Gruppe Sechs
- Entry Disguise
- Noose Gear
- Exit Disguise
In the Getaway Vehicles mission, you will also have the option to upgrade your vehicles. You can buy bulletproof tires for $25,000, which will make the getaway part way easier.
Step 4: Start the Diamond Casino Heist
You will be given a chance to pick your buyer and get some extra and much-needed help on the third blackboard.
Buyers have three levels: low, middle, and high. Always go for the high-level buyer. They will give you the most amount of money. The heist will be more way harder, but if you’ve done your prep the right way, and spent cash on the much-needed things, then you should be fine.
Also, buy a Clean Vehicle and Gunman Decoy for $50,000 if you can.
Now Starting the Mission
If you’ve picked and selected the Gruppe Sechs entrance disguise and The Big Con way to go with the heist, then you will begin the heist mission in an armored truck, which is the great option for this mission.
Here’s how you can get through the heist as easily as possible:
- Enter the underground garage of the casino
- Go to the elevator to the vault
- Run past all the guards without killing them
- Use the vault keycard
- Let the casino worker open the vault
- Get the loot
- Get out of the vault floor through the staircase
- Change the disguise in the locker room (Noose)
- Go out of the casino through the staff door
When you’re outside the casino, you can give the vault contents to your buyer safely.
Finish the Mission
The only thing which will cause a problem during this final stage of the heist is the helicopter chasing your tail. Just steal a vehicle you see and use it to deliver the loot.
If cops are started to chase you, use the underground sewer system of the parking structure to get away from them, and stay hidden. Follow the marker on the mini-map to your buyer’s position.
After getting to the buyer location, the mission ends with a satisfying cutscene, and you get your reward. Do watch the cutscene, you deserve it.