Hidden Packages are collectibles in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto AdvanceGrand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto V.


The collection of hidden packages in the series is considered a side quest of sorts as the player is given the opportunity to amass rewards by collecting as many of these pickups as possible. However, hidden packages are typically placed in concealed locations or hard-to-reach places, making the task of collecting them fairly difficult.

In each game they appear in, there tends to be a total of 100 hidden packages scattered (only 15 in GTA V). The packages are also cosmetically different in each appearance:


In GTA III, collecting each hidden package awards the player $1,000, while following games only award $100. Special rewards are also offered for finding each tenth hidden package, and a large monetary reward is provided upon collecting all packages.

Due to the benefits of collecting hidden packages, it is considered advantageous to the player as they will have immediate access to crucial weapons and pickups, as opposed to having to go to individual pickup locations or spend money at a weapons shop to obtain often costly weaponry and equipment.

Collecting all hidden packages is also a requirement for 100% completion of each game.

Grand Theft Auto III

GTA 3 - Hidden Packages

GTA 3 - Hidden Packages

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

GTA Vice City - Hidden Packages City Sleuth Trophy Achievement

GTA Vice City - Hidden Packages City Sleuth Trophy Achievement

Grand Theft Auto Advance

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

GTA Liberty City Stories Mobile - Hidden Packages

GTA Liberty City Stories Mobile - Hidden Packages

Grand Theft Auto V

Hidden Packages appear in Grand Theft Auto V, however, they are a bit different.

  • There are 11 hidden packages located in the ocean, mostly around shipwrecks. They appear to be briefcases that award the player with a various amount of money when collected, ranging from $7,000 to $25,000 each.  Most are deep enough to require a Scuba Suit to obtain safely.
  • There are also 4 hidden package briefcases located in the Altruist Camp, after completing the Altruist Cult Shootout with Trevor. These contain $25,000 each. 
GTA 5 PC - Hidden Packages Briefcases Location Guide

GTA 5 PC - Hidden Packages Briefcases Location Guide

User Tips

  • Once you have located your shipwreck in GTA V, dive down and collect your package. Then climb back aboard your dinghy assuring that you are once again located just above the dive site (you can mark the spot with a point of interest or a waypoint). Then use your phone and quick save. Once done saving, reload the game, you will be in the exact location to dive down and retrieve the package again. You can do this for as long as you have patience for and the result is that you will be flushed with money. (Patched)
  • If you collect any briefcase, all other briefcases will also dissappear. They will always respawn after you restart the game, use the method mentioned above, or until certain storymissions pass. So they can be collected over and over again, even if you don't reload the game (Tested on PC).


GTAVC HiddenPack 0 Ocean View Apt. Cocaine Shipment

GTA: Vice City Rub Out result.

  • Upon completing Rub Out in GTA Vice City, a Tiki statue broken in half with white powder (supposedly cocaine) spilling out of it can be found on the bar counter in of the Ocean View Hotel suite. This is a reference to the Miami Vice episode "Milk Run", where cocaine was smuggled using similar Tiki statues.
  • In GTA San Andreas, a large "tiki statue", exactly the same as a hidden package in GTA Vice City, appears on the Tiki Theater in East Los Santos.

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