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Hey, you know how there's a time when in every story about a leader taking power when they gotta, like you know, take out everybody against them? Well, sometimes even disappointed wannabe-ass leaders who ain't ever going to take power got to do that shit too... 'cause otherwise they'll get killed along with everybody else they ever knew.
— Lamar Davis

Desperate Times Call For... is a mission in Grand Theft Auto Online, and is the seventh mission given by Lamar Davis to the GTA Online Protagonist in the Lowriders update.


Get the heat off Lamar's back by taking out all of the Ballas OGs and Vagos shot callers making plans against him.
— Level Description

Players are tasked with using a customized Moonbeam to drive to several gang turfs and clear them out of their respective gang. After eliminating all targets, the players are tasked to bring the Moonbeam to an alleyway in Del Perro and destroy it. After destroying the Moonbeam in the alley, the mission is completed.





  • The name of the mission is a reference to the saying "Desperate times call for desperate measures."
  • A glitch can occur after killing the last target, when the timer keeps going down and the objective marker won't appear, rendering it impossible to complete the mission.