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Buried Stashes are a recurring collectible in Grand Theft Auto Online, added as part of the continuation of The Criminal Enterprises update released during Cayo Perico Series Week on August 11, 2022.

Description[]

Random Event Unlock[]

In order to unlock the search for the stashes, players must find a skeleton in one of ten random locations around the south coast of Los Santos. The appearance of the skeleton is a random event and its blue dot will be visible to all players in the session whenever they are close to it.

Press [button] to collect the Metal Detector.

A Metal Detector is located near the skeleton. Players need to interact with it to pick it up.

Press [button] to inspect the map.

The skeleton is holding a treasure map of Cayo Perico which can be inspected.

Use the Metal Detector while on the island of Cayo Perico to help locate Buried Stashes each day to earn cash and RP.

If not collected within 10 real-time minutes (4 hours in-game), the skeleton and Metal Detector will de-spawn and re-spawn again later (randomly cycling with the Drunk Guard and Drug Vehicle events). Multiple players can loot the Metal Detector from one skeleton.

Press [button] to search the skeleton.

If the Metal Detector collection has been completed, finding and interacting with another skeleton will reward players with $5,000-$10,000 cash and provides another opportunity to inspect the map.

Skeleton Locations[]

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Ref Number Location Description Image Map
01 Pacific Bluffs beachfront before the houses.
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02 Del Perro Beach at the canal inlet.
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03 La Puerta at the west mouth of the southern section of Los Santos Storm Drain
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04 LSIA west coast.
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05 Port of Los Santos, Elysian Island under a dry-dock.
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06 Banning at the east mouth of the southern section of Los Santos Storm Drain
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07 Rancho on the west bank of the LS River near El Rancho Boulevard.
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08 Directly south of El Burro Boulevard on the south coast.
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09 East coast of Palomino Highlands.
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10 At the beach south east of NOOSE Headquarters.
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Stashes[]

Starting from August 11, 2022, Buried Stashes are made available for players to find in Cayo Perico during scoping for the heist.

Each real-life day, two stashes will spawn at random locations.

Two search zones will be marked on the map by wide translucent white circles and a Blips-GTAV-66-RandomCharacter in the center.

Hold [aim button] to use the Metal Detector while in the area. The lights on the device will increase in strength as you get closer to a Buried Stash.

As soon as the player enters the marked area, on-screen instructions will inform them to use the weapon aim button to start using the Metal Detector. The weapon aim button is not enabled anywhere else on the island, and the player will be informed that they have no weapons.

As the player gets closer to the stash, the signal bars will increase, the lights will flash faster and the beeping noise will intensify. If they start moving away from the locations, these visual and audio clues will reduce again. When the player is virtually on top of the stash, the sound will be continuous.

The location of the stash will then be marked on the map with a Blips-GTAO-587-NHPChest marker. A visible mound of pale sand will be visible to any players who have a Metal Detector.

Press [button] to dig up the Buried Stash.

The player will then be prompted to dig up the stash and a short cutscene will play of them digging with their hands, pulling up an ammunition box and opening it, and pocketing the stash that was inside. The player will be invisible to other players during this sequence. Every player who is on the scoping mission can dig up their own cache, provided they have unlocked the event by collecting a Metal Detector. Players who do not have a Metal Detector will not even see the stash mound.

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They will each give the player $15,000 and 1,000 RP upon collection.

You can track how many Buried Stashes you have collected each day via the Inventory section of the Interaction Menu.

After collecting their first Buried Stash, the Daily Collectibles section of the player's Interaction Menu has a tally of the daily stashes.

Once the player has collected both, they must wait until the next day (resets at 0600 UTC) if they wish to collect more. Note that the skeleton and metal detector only need to be located once; the spawns will continue thereafter.

Stash Locations[]

Ref Number Location Description Image Map
01 At the Anti-Aircraft battery cul-de-sac east of the Crop Fields.
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02 At the cul-de-sac at the South Drop Zone
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03 East of the Campsite on the clifftop north of the Cayo Perico Lighthouse.
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04 Cul-de-sac campsite south of the Communications Tower
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05 Lookout tower and Anti-Aircraft battery between the Communications Tower and the Compound access gate
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06 North of the compound fence - west side near the skeleton of the thief.
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07 West edge of the water tower south of Main Dock.
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08 Main Dock, buildings on the north side.
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09 Crop Fields, west of the western storage area.
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10 Crop Fields, northeastern corner.
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11 North Dock, end of the road on north side of the channel.
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12 Small western beach (between West Beach and the Fishing Jetty).
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13 Western beach north of the Fishing Jetty
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14 Building remains midway between the Fishing Jetty and North Dock
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15 North Drop Zone near the boat.
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16 Cayo Perico Solar Farm, east side of the end of the road.
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17 Cayo Perico Airstrip west side of the northern hangar buildings.
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18 Northern beach area north of the Airstrip.
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19 Cayo Perico Airstrip north side of the Airstrip, west of the Anti-Aircraft battery.
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20 At the far western end of the Cayo Perico Airstrip, south of the containers.
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Gallery[]

Skeleton Event[]

Stashes[]

Video[]

GTA Series Videos - GTA Online - All Metal Detector & Buried Stashes Locations

Trivia[]

  • Buried Stashes were intended to be available to collect as part of the Los Santos Tuners update. The sound effects for the mini-game; sound data for the Metal Detector and sounds for the stash unlocks, as well as the mission instructions and script data for the mini-game, could be found in the game's files. With the release of The Criminal Enterprises update, Buried Stashes became available with a few minor changes.[1][2]

References[]

  1. dlctuners_sounds.dat54.rel:
    tuner_collectables_general_sounds
    buried_stash_shard
    
  2. global.gxt2:
    0x08807CE3 = The Metal Detector has been unlocked. You can now use this equipment while scoping the island of Cayo Perico to look for buried items.

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