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"A crew has been running a successful import-export operation along the Palomino coastline, that is about to become a lot less successful with your help. Intercept their next shipment and deliver it to the drop-off location."
―Description

Coasting is a contact mission available for the player in Grand Theft Auto Online.

Overview

While it is performed for Martin Madrazo, it is not offered via a phone message. The player has to start the mission by walking into the blue corona (marked by a star icon on the player's radar) on Sustancia Road, just south of the turn for the NOOSE Headquarters, in Grand Theft Auto Online Freemode between 20:00 and 06:00.

This is one of six co-op "contact" missions not directly given by the contacts in GTA Online (including Coveted, Potshot, Crystal Clear Out II & III and Dirt Road). It can be accessed immediately upon reaching the required Rank by the Start>Online>Jobs menu (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 only) or by walking into the job corona on the map (although the map coronas are limited by time of day).

A rival crew have a Mule loaded with goods at the beach south-east of the NOOSE HQ in the Palomino Highlands. The player with up to three others must steal the Mule and deliver it to Martin Madrazo's Lock-up (3.65 miles away by shortest GPS road route).

The player(s) need to fight the crew already at the beach in 3 Grangers and 2 Dinghys and re-inforcements in 5 Grangers will be sent to intercept once a player starts the truck. 

One enemy Granger with 2 occupants will stop on the road leading to the beach to lay an ambush. The rest (4 more SUVs with 2 occupants each) will continue down to the beach if the player(s) wait for them.

Tips

  • It's possible to snipe all the crew at the beach only to have 3 or 4 respawn when moving from the sniper position to the Mule.
  • It's not advisable to try to make a run for it in the Mule when playing solo, the uphill exit and horrendous performance of the truck make it almost impossible to avoid the incoming reinforcements. Exit the truck and wait for the reinforcements to come.
  • The trip to the lock-up can be shortened to around 2 miles by traveling cross-country but the truck is incapable of climbing even low gradient hills and it's easily possible to get it stuck.

Mission Objectives

  • Steal the truck.
  • Deliver the truck to Madrazo's lock-up.

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