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This article (or section) refers to content in the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC release of Grand Theft Auto Online that may be absent from other versions.
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Opening bulletproof display case without destroying what's inside... not so easy. Plasma cutter should do the trick.
— Pavel's briefing on the planning screen.

Plasma Cutter is a prep mission featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of The Cayo Perico Heist update, and a freeroam mission that can be completed at any time while The Cayo Perico Heist strand is active.

It is a mandatory mission that must be completed in order to progress to the finale. However, it will only be active in the heist strand if the player discovers the primary target to be in the display case inside the compound vault during the Gather Intel mission.

Overview

Mission Details:
Steal a plasma cutter that can cut through the reinforced display case in El Rubio's secure vault.
Heist Impact:
Cuts through the reinforced glass display case in El Rubio's secure vault, allowing you to access the primary target inside.

Pavel tells the player that the display case is heavily reinforced and the only way to break it without destroying the valuables inside is with a specialized plasma cutter. Pavel also tells the player that he was informed by Miguel Madrazo a group of robbers has a plasma cutter.

Completing this setup allows the player to cut through the reinforced glass of the display case located inside Juan Strickler's secure vault in the compound.

Walkthrough

The display case in Mr. Rubio's vault will be a challenge. We need specialized plasma cutter to get through. But specialized means too easy to trace... and when you annoy a man such as Mr. Rubio, you do not wish to be traced. So, we steal it. Mini Madrazo has given us information on a gang planning a very delicate robbery. They have stashed plasma cutter. And we have location of their safe house. Come, today we thieve from thieves!
— One of Pavel's briefings.

The player is instructed to go to the location of the gang's safehouse, which will have a Fugitive and a Granger near the entrance.

Search the safe house for any intel that will lead to the location of the gang and the plasma cutter.

Once inside, Pavel realizes that there is nobody inside and that they may have started their job sooner, so he instructs the player to find any intel of the gang's whereabouts. Eventually, the player finds and takes a photo of a planning board showing three possible locations (one in Del Perro and two in Rockford Hills), then sending it to Pavel.

After sending the photo of the planning board and leaving the gang's safe house, Pavel finds the location of the gang, and the player is instructed to move there. There will be several gang members around the site, who will open fire at the player on sight, while additional reinforcements will arrive in two Fugitives (each one with two gang members, up to 3–4 groups). The player can optionally take out the enemies, pick up the plasma cutter and deliver it to the Kosatka to complete the mission.

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