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— Pavel's briefing on the planning screen.
Cutting Torch is a prep mission featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of The Cayo Perico Heist update that can be completed at any time while the The Cayo Perico Heist strand is active. It requires the player to discover the drainage tunnel entrance on the compound during the gather intel prep mission.
Pavel tells the player that the only way of cutting the underwater grate at El Rubio's Compound is with a cutting torch, which can easily be found at construction sites. However, he states that armed security will also be present due to the robberies of such tools.
Completing this setup allows players to be able to use the cutting torch on the drainage tunnel entrance of El Rubio's Compound and also as a substitute for bolt cutters on the locked gates of secondary target lock-ups, the Cayo Perico Power Station, and the Control Tower, in the finale.
— One of Pavel's briefings.
The player is instructed to go to the location of the construction site, where they will find two black Schafter V12 sedans nearby and various armed guards on the site. For the Mile High Club location, players can use the elevators to get access to the highest point of the site.
Once the player arrives to the designated location, the player has the option to avoid the cones of vision from the guards or fight them while searching for the cutting torch. The target item will be located in one of many tool boxes scattered throughout the construction site. Pavel also suggests to pick up a hard hat marked on the map to blend in and avoid immediate detection from the guards.