The following is a list of missions featured in Grand Theft Auto V. For a list of missions in Grand Theft Auto Online, see Missions in GTA Online.

The following is a list of missions featured in Grand Theft Auto V. In the game, many missions are available at the same time from multiple characters, so this list does not reflect any required chronological order of completion. Each character's respective missions, however, can only be completed in the order listed. And, of course, some characters and their respective missions may not be unlocked until certain missions are completed.

In total, there are 69 story missions, which are the following:

Main story missions

LudendorffNorth Yankton

Prologue

Los Santos

Simeon Yetarian

Lamar Davis

  • Chop: Lamar plans to earn some extra cash by getting into the kidnapping business, as he and Franklin attempt to kidnap a Ballas member named D.
  • The Long Stretch: Lamar and his friend Stretch, who has been released from prison, ask Franklin to assist them on a deal with D. However, when the deal turns out to be an ambush by the Ballas, the trio must escape from the Ballas and the cops.

Michael De Santa

Lester Crest

(Loud Approach)

(Smart Approach)

Heists

Blaine County

Trevor Philips

Tao Cheng

  • Trevor Philips Industries: While meeting with Tao Cheng and his translator to hopefully form a business partnership with the Los Santos Triads, Trevor gets a call from Chef, his crystal meth manufacturer, who tells him that the Aztecas are attacking his meth lab, either because they are led by Ortega, who wants to exact revenge on him, or they believe Trevor has kidnapped Ortega (if he killed him earlier).
  • Crystal Maze: After discovering that the Triads have instead decided to use the O'Neil Brothers as suppliers, Trevor raids their farmhouse, which doubles as a meth lab, and sets fire to the place, killing most of the brothers in the process.

Trevor Philips

Los Santos

Michael De Santa

  • Fame or Shame: After a tense reunion, Michael and Trevor hear that Tracey is trying out for Fame or Shame and go to the auditions to prevent her from humiliating herself. During the audition, Lazlow Jones performs a sexual pose on Tracey, and the duo pursue him in retaliation.

Federal Investigation Bureau/Dave Norton

  • Dead Man Walking: Michael reunites with FIB agent Dave Norton, who helped him fake his death nine years prior, and reveals that him robbing the jewelry store is going to cause problems for both of them. He then asks Michael for a favor and has him infiltrate the city morgue to confirm the death of an FIB suspect.
  • Three's Company: After meeting Steve Haines, Dave's superior, Michael is blackmailed into working for him and must cooperate with Franklin and Trevor to retrieve Mr. K from the IAA Headquarters.

Federal Investigation Bureau/Steve Haines

  • By the Book: Trevor must torture Mr. K to extract information that can help Michael and Dave Norton assassinate a suspect.

Trevor Philips

(Freighter and Offshore Method)

(Only Offshore Method)

Heists

  • The Merryweather Heist: Trevor, Michael, and Franklin rob Merryweather of a high-tech device, whether in the docks or out at sea, only to be forced to return it immediately afterwards.

Michael De Santa

  • Did Somebody Say Yoga?: Michael decides to give yoga a try with his wife and her instructor to see what it's like. However, after Michael attacks the instructor in an outburst, and later unknowingly takes drugs while driving Jimmy back home after visiting Jimmy's friend at Burger Shot, he finds himself abandoned by his family.

Lamar Davis

  • Hood Safari: Franklin, Trevor, and Lamar fight their way through an ambush at Grove Street after a drug deal with Ballas members goes wrong.

Devin Weston

Solomon Richards

Lester Crest

Heists

Martin Madrazo

  • Caida Libre: Michael shoots down Madrazo's cousin's plane in order for Trevor to retrieve a package for Madrazo. However, after he refuses to pay them and Trevor beats him and kidnaps his wife Patricia in retaliation, Michael and Trevor find themselves forced to stay out of Los Santos to avoid Madrazo's wrath.

Blaine County Missions

Trevor Philips

Federal Investigation Bureau/Steve Haines

Trevor Philips

Heists

Trevor Philips

  • Derailed: Michael and Trevor hijack a train to nab whatever gold or loot it contains so that they could make amends with Madrazo.

Federal Investigation Bureau/Steve Haines

  • Monkey Business: Michael, Dave Norton, and Steve Haines infiltrate a research facility to steal a nerve gas, with help from Trevor and Franklin. Afterwards, Trevor returns Patricia to Martin, allowing him and Michael to return to Los Santos.

Los Santos Missions

Trevor Philips

Lester Crest

Michael De Santa

  • Bury the Hatchet: Trevor travels to Ludendorff to discover the truth about the botched heist from nine years prior, with Michael in pursuit, attempting to stop him. After learning that Brad was killed and buried in Michael's place, the pair are attacked by the Los Santos Triads, looking for revenge against Trevor, who capture Michael.

Devin Weston

  • Pack Man: After stealing the final car for Weston, Franklin, Trevor, and Lamar prepare to deliver all the cars to Paleto Bay, despite the cops' attempt to stop them.

Franklin Clinton

  • Fresh Meat: Franklin must find and rescue Michael from the Triads before they kill him. 

Lester Crest

(Covert Approach)

Michael De Santa

Franklin Clinton

Heists

  • The Bureau Raid: Michael, Franklin, and their accomplices break into the FIB Headquarters to retrieve incriminating information against Steve Haines. Michael uses the opportunity to also delete his criminal record, destroying Haines' leverage on him.

Federal Investigation Bureau/Dave Norton

  • The Wrap Up: Michael meets with Dave and Steve at the Kortz Center, only for Steve to betray them and attempt to arrest them. After the trio are ambushed by rival FIB members, IAA agents, and a platoon from Merryweather Security, Michael and Dave escape with Trevor's help, who hasn't forgiven Michael, but is willing to work with him in the robbery of the Union Depository, after which, they will be parting ways.

Franklin Clinton

  • Lamar Down: Franklin must work with Michael and Trevor to save Lamar from the Ballas after being set up by Stretch. Afterwards, Franklin is approached by Dave Norton and Steve Haines, who demand that he soon kills Trevor.

Solomon Richards

  • The Ballad of Rocco: Michael pursues and kills Rocco Pelosi and his accomplice after they attack Solomon Richards in retaliation for sending Michael after them. Afterwards, Solomon calls Michael for a surprise.
  • Legal Trouble: When Devin Weston attempts to have the film studio closed, threatening the end of production for the film he and Solomon have been making, Michael chases after Weston's assistant to retrieve the film reel, soon resulting in her unwilling death.
  • Meltdown: Michael and Jimmy attend the premiere of Meltdown. However, Devin Weston arrives to reveal to Michael that he sent a platoon of Merryweather Security to murder his family in retaliation for his assistant's death, forcing Michael to go and save them.

Lester Crest

  • Planning the Big Score: Michael, Trevor, Franklin, and Lester choose the approach and crew for their upcoming robbery of the Union Depository.

(Subtle Approach)

(Obvious Approach)

Heists

  • The Big Score: Michael, Trevor, Franklin, Lester, and their accomplices steal four tons of gold bullion from the Union Depository Tower, escaping from Merryweather Security and the cops in the process.

Endings

Federal Investigation Bureau/Steve Haines

  • Something Sensible: Franklin chases and kills Trevor for Steve Haines with Michael's help, before the duo part ways and return to their own lives (choosing Ending A).

Devin Weston

  • The Time's Come: Franklin chases and kills Michael for Devin Weston, before returning to his old life (choosing Ending B).

Lester Crest

  • The Third Way: Refusing to betray Michael or Trevor, Franklin works with them and Lamar to fight off numerous Merryweather mercenaries and FIB agents attempting to kill them. Franklin, Michael, and Trevor then split up to eliminate their remaining enemies, killing Wei Cheng, Stretch, Steve Haines, and Devin Weston, before parting ways and returning to their own lives, but remaining good friends (choosing Ending C).

Side Missions

Trivia

  • Despite the fact that both the in-game statistics and the Social Club say Grand Theft Auto V only has 69 missions, the game actually has 79 main story missions. This was likely done to make the 69 reference. This is also due to the fact that the player can not play every mission in one playthrough, as many are dependent on the choices made.

Reference

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