For the mission with the same name in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, see Recruitment Drive (GTA Vice City).

"There's surely many immigrants on the streets, all suffering regular abuse from the authorities and local punks. Find these terribly unfortunate souls, Huang, and show them a life of honor is worth dying for."
Kenny Lee

Recruitment Drive is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars given to protagonist Huang Lee by his uncle and Lee Family head Wu Lee.


Wu Lee complains that his goons are all cowards who don't want to fight for the Triads. He wants new recruits for the gang so he asks Huang to find immigrants who are being beaten on the streets and recruit them.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Save hapless victims from their attackers before their health bar depletes
  • Kill all of the hoodlums
  • Save another person from their attackers
  • Kill all of the hoodlums
  • Somebody else is in trouble. Help them before it's too late
  • Kill all of the hoodlums
  • Recruit the man
  • You have enough rookies. Take them to the tattoo parlor


The player needs to recruit three crime victims by saving them from the hoodlums that holding them captive in various random locations. Find then, kill all the hostile gang members (there will always be two to five of then) and collect the victim. If any of the victins dies during the mission, the player will need to go to an extra location to collect another victim.

Once the player saves three potential recruits, head to a tattoo parlor in Cerveza Heights. Be careful, some of the hoodlums will try to attack the player on his way to the tattoo parlor. In the parlor, complete the minigame to tattoo a Triad code gang symbol on one of the mens' lower torso. After the events in the tattoo parlor take place, the mission ends. 


The reward for completing this mission is $50. The mission Carpe Dime is unlocked. You can also return to the Tattoo Parlor to tattoo more recruits.

Mission Replay Description

"Recruited a few new goons for Uncle Kenny.

I even tattooed one of them, well, more like scarred him for life. Maybe I should go back and practice.

It's not that I think tattooing is going to be a skill that'll come in handy, it's just a lot of fun scarring simpletons."



Video Walkthroughs

Recruitment Drive (GTA Chinatown Wars)
Recruitment Drive (GTA Chinatown Wars)

GTA Chinatown Wars - Replay Gold Medal - Wu "Kenny" Lee - Recruitment Drive


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