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Gang Attacks are a type of side mission in Grand Theft Auto Online. They are found and played within all Free Mode session types.

Description

Gang Attacks are unlocked at rank 18 via an introductory phone call from Martin Madrazo, in which he requests that the player wipe out his enemies in their hideouts, and encourages the player to keep whatever loot is found.

Hello, my name is Martin Madrazo. We have not met, but I feel we will be great friends. Either that or terrible enemies and I shall feed my dogs with your entrails. We both hope it is the former... Anyway, although I am a kind and generous man, some people have interpreted my kindness for weakness and now they must pay. What kind of a scum insults a kind man? The kind of scum you will kill. I want you to seek them out at their hideouts across Los Santos and wipe them out. You can keep whatever you may find there as payment. I hear it might be quite profitable. Adios amigo.
There are various Gang Attack locations across the city. They are marked by a red area on your Radar. Enter the area and attack the gangs to trigger. There are crates around with rewards inside.


On the radar, there will be a large red circle encompassing a certain location at certain times of the day. Each Gang Attack zone is only active between one of the following times:

  • 04:00 - 12:00 (Morning)
  • 12:00 - 20:00 (Afternoon)
  • 12:00 - 22:00 (One event only)
  • 20:00 - 04:00 (Night)

In the Enhanced Version, if the player is undertaking any Freemode Events or engaged in Free Mode Business (Organization Work, Biker Business, Smuggling, Gunrunning etc) with an active objective, the Gang Attack zones will not appear.

If the player walks into the middle of the red circle, enemies will come towards the player and if the player pulls out a firearm and starts shooting, the Gang Attack will be triggered. This can be noticed easily as the blips on the radar will disappear, indicating a Gang Attack will occur. Some attack zones have a more sensitive trigger event and simply walking into the edge of the zone will be sufficient to start the attack. Sandy Shores Airfield and McKenzie Field Hangar events (both since removed from the game) were prime examples of this.

The player must defeat several enemies, usually 15, in order to complete the Gang Attack. There can be as few as 10 and as many as 30 enemies. A counter will appear in the lower right corner of the HUD to show how many enemies there are.

Enemy strength and weapon loadout will depend on the rank of the player that initiated the Gang Attack, so a player over rank 120 will result in enemies spawning with heavy weapons including the Minigun.

During a Gang Attack, there will be several supply crates located around the area. These crates contain weapons and ammo, snacks that restore health, and usually $500 per crate. The number of crates will usually be relative to the number of enemies in the attack. This is useful for players if they need supplies quickly during the battle. Some crates contain weapons that unlock at high level, particularly the Combat MG and Carbine Rifle and the player will be able to collect and keep these for the duration of the current Free Mode session only. Shooting at a crate can also trigger the attack if no enemies are immediately visible at the start.

Players involved in a Gang Attack will still appear on other players' Free Mode radar, however their icons will turn completely white (regardless of their current Mental State status) and they will not be able to be killed by other players until the Gang Attack event is concluded. Some attacks (notably the LSIA warehouses) will result in LSPD interference and a wanted level. The police attending will be hostile to the player and the NPC enemies, resulting in a 3-way shootout.

The player is free to leave the Gang Attack zone during the event and will receive an on-screen warning that they are leaving the area. There is no penalty for leaving, however the RP will be forfeited and all items in the zone will de-spawn and the zone will then be unavailable until the next time cycle.

Gang Attack events can be replayed as often as wanted, however upon completion of each attack zone, the area will be marked with a green tick icon so the player can keep track of which ones they have already completed. Freshly completed zones will not re-activate with a red circle until the next start time is due (up to 18 hours in game time).

Until the player completes a Gang Attack, they will also receive a 'reminder' about that too.

I asked for your help in dealing with some gangs and you do nothing!
— Martin's less-than-pleased call


Enemies

There are many types of enemies fought in Gang Attacks; these range from the Los Santos Vagos gangsters to the Merryweather Security mercenaries. Some attacks may have randomly generated NPC enemies, while many others will always have the same group to defeat.

Current
Removed

The Varrios Los Aztecas and Kkangpae are gangs that have never taken part in these Gang Attacks.

Aftermath

Defeating the same gang in 5 Gang Attacks during one session may result in a gang leader sending the player a threatening text message and placing a random value bounty on them. A player who already has a bounty (either from an NPC or applied by another player) on completion of the fifth attack will not get the message and bounty afterwards.

The sender and message will vary depending on the enemies defeated:

  • The Lost MC.
    • Al Carter will message: "We're gonna take you down asshole!"
  • Los Santos Vagos.
    • Edgar Carlos will message: "What the fuck do you think you're playing at, Puto! You'll pay for this."
  • The Professionals.
    • The Boss will message: "You won't even see them coming."
  • The Families.
    • The Boss (different to the Professionals gang leader) will message: "Damn bitch. We gonna get somebody to bust a cap in yo ass."
  • Marabunta Grande.
    • An unnamed person [1] will message: "You're in trouble now. Bitch!"
  • Armenian Mob.
    • An unnamed person [2] will message: "Fuck you asshole. You're going down."
  • Triads.
    • An unnamed person [3] will message: "You've brought this upon yourself."
  • Merryweather.
    • Defeating five attacks will have no text message or bounty response from Merryweather leadership.

After completing all available Gang Attacks, Martin will no longer angrily call the Protagonist.

Rewards

Upon completion of the Gang Attack, the player will gain 500 RP. If there are other players in the Gang Attack, the RP will be increased. The RP can be increased if the player obtains more headshots or point blank kills during the battle. When a Gang Attack is over, money and weapons from the crates will be left behind for a short period to allow collection, collecting all of which should equal between $1,000 and $2,500 plus whatever petty cash the killed enemies have dropped.

Locations

In total, there have been over 50 Gang Attacks located throughout San Andreas.

Current

List of Gang Attacks in GTA Online as at August 2020
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Map of Gang Attacks with active time highlighted.O O O O
Removed attacks are also marked here with smaller, opaque orange circles.

Note: Image yet to be updated with removal of Walker Logistics, Baytree Canyon Road farm, Chilliad tunnel, and unique time of Broker Park.

Location/Description Map View Detail Time Active NPC Enemies
Del Perro Pier (underneath)
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20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
Vespucci Canals
Gang Attacks GTAVe Vespucci Canals Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00 Marabunta Grande
Rogers Scrapyard, La Puerta
Gang Attacks GTAVe Rogers Scrapyard Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00 Merryweather
Chamberlain Hills, South Los Santos
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04:00 - 12:00 Carson Avenue Families
Los Santos International Airport warehouse
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20:00 - 04:00 Merryweather
Los Santos Naval Port, Elysian Island
Gang Attacks GTAVe LS Naval Port Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00 Merryweather
The Daisy Lee, Terminal
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12:00 - 20:00 Merryweather
Central Milling Company, Cypress Flats
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12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
Car scrapyard, El Burro Heights
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20:00 - 04:00 Los Santos Vagos
Grand Banks Steel Foundry, Cypress Flats
Gang Attacks GTAVe Grand Banks Steel Foundry.jpg
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04:00 - 12:00 Los Santos Vagos
Storage for Lease warehouse, La Mesa
Gang Attacks GTAVe Storage for Lease Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00 Merryweather
Mile High Club construction site, Pillbox Hill
Gang Attacks GTAVe Mile High Club construction site Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
La Puerta Apartments construction site, Little Seoul
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04:00 - 12:00 The Professionals
Pillbox Hill subway construction (underground)
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20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals
Alta Construction Site, Alta
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04:00 - 12:00 The Professionals
1001 North Rockford Drive, Richman
Gang Attacks GTAVe North Rockford Drive Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
Mansion construction, Dunstable Lane, Rockford Hills
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12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
Cherry Pie Farm, Great Chaparral
Gang Attacks GTAVe Cherry Pie Farm Map.jpg
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04:00 - 12:00 The Lost MC
Stoner Cement Works, Senora Road, Grand Senora Desert
Gang Attacks GTAVe Stoner Cement Works Map.jpg
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04:00 - 12:00 Armenian Mob *
Palmer-Taylor Power Station
Gang Attacks GTAVe Palmer-Taylor Power Station Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals
Trailer park, RON Alternates Wind Farm
Gang Attacks GTAVe Trailer park Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00 The Lost MC
Davis Quartz quarry
Gang Attacks GTAVe Davis Quartz Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals
Thomson Scrapyard, Grand Senora Desert
Gang Attacks GTAVe Thomson Scrapyard Map.jpg
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04:00 - 12:00 The Lost MC
Farm opposite Yellow Jack Inn, Grand Senora Desert
Gang Attacks GTAVe Farm opposite Yellow Jack Inn Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
The Boat House, Sandy Shores
Gang Attacks GTAVe Boat House Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00 The Lost MC
Millars Boat Shop, Galilee, Alamo Sea
Gang Attacks GTAVe Millars Boat Shop Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
Cape Catfish, San Chianski Mountain Range
Gang Attacks GTAVe Cape Catfish Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals
Dignity Village, Procopio Beach
Gang Attacks GTAVe Dignity Village Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals *
Fort Zancudo construction site
Gang Attacks GTAVe Fort Zancudo Map.jpg
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04:00 - 12:00 The Professionals
Railyards, Cypress Flats
Gang Attacks GTAVe El Burro Rail Map.png
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04:00 - 12:00 Los Santos Vagos
Palomino Highlands, beach south-east of NOOSE Headquarters
Gang Attacks GTAVe Palomino Highlands Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
Rancho Projects, Rancho
Gang Attacks GTAVe Rancho Projects Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00 Los Santos Triads *
El Gordo Lighthouse
Gang Attacks GTAVe Lighthouse Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00 Los Santos Vagos
Chumash beachfront
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04:00 - 12:00 Los Santos Vagos
Broker Park, East Vinewood
Gang Attacks GTAVe Broker Park Map.jpg
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12:00 - 22:00 The Lost MC
Utopia Gardens construction site, Mirror Park
Gang Attacks GTAVe Utopia Gardens Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00 The Professionals

Removed

This article or section refers to content that is no longer available in
Grand Theft Auto Online
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List of Gang Attacks in GTA Online that have been removed
Location/Description Map View Time Active NPC enemies*
Walker Logistics warehouses, Port of Los Santos, Elysian Island
Gang Attacks GTAVe Walker Logistics Map.jpg
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 60.jpg
04:00 - 12:00 Merryweather
La Fuente Blanca, Vinewood Hills Removed Unknown Madrazo Cartel ?
Vespucci Beach alleyway Removed
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 59.jpg
20:00 - 04:00 Marabunta Grande
Tractor parts warehouse, La Mesa Removed
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 54.jpg
20:00 - 04:00 Merryweather
Pacific Allied Shipyard, Elysian Island Removed
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 38.jpg
12:00 - 20:00 Merryweather
Terminal railyards Removed
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04:00 - 12:00 Merryweather
Refinery, Murrieta Oil Field Removed
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 45.jpg
04:00 - 12:00 Los Santos Vagos
Homeless camp, under Olympic Freeway, Strawberry Removed
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20:00 - 04:00 Ballas
Mirror Park Rail Yard, Textile City and East Vinewood Removed
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 36.jpg
20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
East Vinewood railyard warehouse Removed
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 16.jpg
12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
Harmony 24/7 Removed
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20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
Trailer park, Smoke Tree Road, Sandy Shores Removed
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12:00 - 20:00 Rednecks
Sandy Shores Airfield Removed
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12:00 - 20:00 The Professionals
Derelict Motel, Sandy Shores Removed
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 13.jpg
20:00 - 04:00 The Lost MC
Stab City, Alamo Sea Removed
GangAttack GTAO Wiki ref 48.jpg
12:00 - 20:00 The Lost MC
Foreclosed North Alamo pier, Calafia Road, Alamo Sea Removed
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04:00 - 12:00 The Lost MC
Grapeseed R L Hunter & Sons Removed
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04:00 - 12:00 The Lost MC
McKenzie Field Hangar, Grapeseed Removed
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12:00 - 20:00 The Lost MC
Braddock Farm, Braddock Pass Removed
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04:00 - 12:00 The Lost MC
Altruist Camp, Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness Removed
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12:00 - 20:00 Altruist Cult
Lago Zancudo beach Removed
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20:00 - 04:00 Merryweather
Island - southeast of NOOSE HQ, Pacific Ocean Removed
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12:00 - 20:00 Rednecks
Foreclosed farm on Baytree Canyon Road, Grand Senora Desert
Gang Attacks GTAVe Foreclosed farm Map.jpg
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12:00 - 20:00
Removed 1.51
The Lost MC
Mount Chiliad - dirt road tunnel
Gang Attacks GTAVe Chilliad Map.jpg
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20:00 - 04:00
Removed 1.51
The Lost MC

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