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Survival is a game mode in Grand Theft Auto Online. They are first unlocked at level 15 when Ron notifies the player about them. The player must participate in the Industrial Plant survival as a tutorial event in order to continue online progress.

Survivals are marked as a blue shield (with a cross in the middle) on the map, and up to four players can play a single Survival match.

Details[]

Between 1 and 4 players must defend their location against waves of attacking NPCs. Each wave escalates in difficulty (NPC armament and behaviour).

If a player dies, they must spectate the other players who are alive and will respawn at the start of the next wave. If all the players die in one round before reaching the end of wave 10, the Survival event ends and players are paid proportionately depending on the wave reached. If players complete all 10 waves, they will receive $30,000 each and an Unnatural Selection achievement/trophy.

Each survival map is restricted by invisible "out-of-bounds" zones both horizontally and vertically so what may appear to be a good fighting position could result in a disqualification from that wave.

All NPC enemies do not spawn immediately at the start of the round, they are scripted to spawn into the map at a defined rate which means when players are spread throughout the survival map zone, NPCs can spawn virtually right next to players. As a result of the scripted spawn rate, each survival event takes 25-30 minutes in total.

Waves[]

There are 10 waves of attack in each Survival job. A bar graph appears in the lower right of the HUD showing the progression through the current wave. Players will be notified when there is only one NPC left to kill so that they can take this opportunity to break cover and collect pickups if required.

Surviving each wave gives players 20 seconds to gather any pickups and prepare for the next wave and allows any killed players to respawn into the job and regroup with their team-mates. NPCs do sometimes drop small amounts of cash which can also be picked up by the players.

Depending on the wave, different weapons will spawn in specific spots. Health packs and body armor are available from the start, and reappear in the same spawn locations at the start of every wave. The NPC enemies will also be equipped with stronger weapons through the wave progression and these can be looted by players as the enemies are killed.

A new time-based payout system has been added for the Survivals added with the Survival Series Week, which gives a higher payout than original Survival maps, as well as the reward for successful completion of wave 10, which is now much higher, at approximately $50,000. These maps also have an option to enable endless waves; enemy strength increases and juggernauts start spawning. On the Nuclear Silo Survival, juggernauts spawn during the first ten waves as well, as the enemies cannot use helicopters on this map.

If playing on endless waves, armour pickups will be permanently removed on wave 11, enemy combat ability will increase on wave 12, the number of enemies will increase on wave 13, enemy health and armour will be increased on wave 14, and health pickups will be permanently removed on wave 15. Starting from wave 16, each wave will increase one of the aspects; enemy combat ability, their health and armour, or the enemy count.

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Wave by Wave - Original Survivals
Wave number Weapon Spawns Enemy Vehicles

Approx NPC numbers

4 players

Approx NPC numbers

1 player

1

Combat Pistol

Micro SMG

24 18
2

SMG

36 21
3 AK-47 2 vehicles 40 22
4

RPG

Tear Gas

Assault Shotgun

1 Buzzard Helicopter

34 25
5 Advanced Rifle

Sawed-off Shotgun

3 vehicle arrivals 38 29
6

Heavy Sniper

4 vehicle arrivals 34 22
7 2 Buzzard Helicopters 36 20
8 4 Vehicle Arrivals 38
9 Grenade Launcher 45
10 Minigun 3 Buzzard Helicopters 40

List of Survivals[]

Added during the Survival Series Week event (September 26, 2019):
Added during the Halloween Surprise 2019 event (October 31, 2019):

These seven maps were removed from the game on November 14, 2019, but are temporarily added back periodically, usually during Halloween events.

Added during the Survivals Week event (July 8, 2021):

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Video[]

Added during the Survival Series Week event.
Added during the Halloween Surprise 2019 event.
Added during the Survivals Week event.










Trivia[]

  • If the player picks up any weapon that they have not unlocked yet, they will be able to keep the weapon until they exit the current session.
  • Vehicles cannot be used in most survivals, excluding Del Perro Pier and Legion Square, in which they can be used to provide cover to players. They have since been patched, with vehicles being completely despawned and incoming vehicles in the relative waves being inaccessible to players.
  • Miniguns used to spawn with the maximum ammo capacity, but since the Title Update 1.14, they have around 500 bullets in them.
  • The agents showing up in black Emperors in the Project survivals are a reference to the Men in Black film and their vehicle from the first movie, the 1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoriaa.

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[ ve ]Survivals in Grand Theft Auto Online
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Alien SurvivalsProject 4808A: Terminal | Project 4808B: Ranch | Project 4808C: Grapeseed | Project 4808D: Desert | Project 4808E: Arena | Project 4808F: Pillbox | Project 4808G: Zancudo
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The Cayo Perico Heist | Halloween Surprise | The Diamond Casino & Resort | "I'm Not a Hipster" Update | Business Update | Beach Bum Content Update
[ ve ]Missions in Grand Theft Auto Online
IntroductionIntroduction | Mall or Nothing | Learning the Ropes
Lamar Davis
Ballas to the Wall | San Andreas Seoul | Ticket to Elysium | Going Down the GOH | Caught Napping | Lost MC RIP | No Smoking
Lowriders Blips-GTAO-445-MPLamar-YellowCommunity Outreach | Slow and Low | It's a G Thing | Funeral Party | Lowrider Envy | Point and Shoot | Desperate Times Call For... | Peace Offerings
Gerald
Pier Pressure | Death Metal | Deal Breaker | Flood in the LS River | Meth'd Up | No Hay Bronca | Gassed Up | Hit 'Em Up | Violent Duct | Hard Labor | War and Pieces | Chumash and Grab | Dish the Dirt
Last Play Blips-GTAO-738-Gerald-YellowBad Companies | Deal With It | End Product | Fast Peddling | Go Figure | Make Ends Meat
Simeon Yetarian
Where Credit's Due | Rockford Roll | Rich Men in Richman | Chasers | It Takes a Thief | Gentry Does It | All in the Game | El Burro Heists | Blow Up | GTA Today | Chasers II | Blow Up II | ATV Steal† | Blow Up III
Premium Deluxe Repo Work Blips-GTAV-293-SimeonFamily-YellowBlow Up IV | Burn Rate | Do You Even Lift? | GTA Today II | RV Nearly There? | Sasquashed | Simeonomics | Under the Hammer
Ron JakowskiTP Industries | Romance Isn't Dead | Fuelling the Flames | Turbine Carbine | Daemon Run | Base Invaders | Crank Up the Volume | A Boat in the Bay† | Landing Gear | Wet Workers
Trevor PhilipsLost My Mind | Crystal Clear Out | Chop Chop | Out of Harmony | Satellite Communications | Method in the Madness | Chopper Tail | Diamonds are for Trevor
Lester CrestDenial of Service | Master Data | Cops Capacity | Crime Scenester | Landing Strip | A Titan of a Job | Last Chopper Outta LS | High Priority Case | Quarry Quarry | By Land, Sea and Air | Teaser Trailer | Four Trailers | Bust Out | Sinking Feeling | The Parking Garage | Hack and Dash | On Maneuvers | American Exports† | Chemical Extraction† | Docks to Stock | Stocks and Scares | Docks to Stock II
Martin Madrazo
On the List | Artificial Scarcity | Handle with Care | Time To Get Away | Pickup Sticks† | Out of Court Settlement | Death From Above | Check Out Time | Water the Vineyard | Grab Your Ballas | Stick Up the Stickup Crew | The Los Santos Connection | Effin' Lazers | Editor and Thief | Mixed Up With Coke | Dry Docking | Cleaning the Cat House | Extradition | Holed Up - Burton | Show Me the Monet | Judging the Jury | Defender | Rooftop Rumble | Trash Talk
Dispatch Services Blips-GTAV-352-MartinMadrazzo-YellowI | II | III | IV | V | VI
Versus
Airport Parking | Crooked Cop | Escape From LS | Hippy Hunting | Into the Wild | Island Getaway | Roadgame | Truck Off | Underhand Contraband | Weed Killer | Welcoming Party
Acquire TargetsI | II | III
Air Force ZeroI | II | III | IV | V
G-Rating
ColdI | II | III | IV | V
HotI | II | III | IV | V
Top FunI | II | III
OtherClose Action | Coasting | Coveted | Crystal Clear Out II | Crystal Clear Out III | Dirt Road | Factory Closure | Potshot | Truck Together
Heists Blips-GTAV-80-JewelryHeist-Green
Fleeca Job
SetupsScope Out | Kuruma
FinaleThe Fleeca Job
Prison Break
SetupsPlane | Bus | Station | Wet Work
FinaleThe Prison Break
Humane Raid
SetupsKey Codes | Insurgents | EMP | Valkyrie | Deliver EMP
FinaleThe Humane Labs Raid
Series A
SetupsCoke | Trash Truck | Bikers | Weed | Steal Meth
FinaleSeries A Funding
Pacific Standard
SetupsVans | Signal | Hack | Convoy | Bikes
FinaleThe Pacific Standard Job
Freemode EventsAir Checkpoints | Checkpoints | Criminal Damage | Dead Drop† | Freemode Challenges | Hold the Wheel | Hot Property | Hunt the Beast | Kill List | Kill List Competitive† | King of the Castle | Moving Target† | Penned In | Time Trials
Organization Work
Airfreight | Amphibious Assault | Asset Recovery | Executive Deathmatch | Executive Search | Fortified | Fully Loaded | Haulage | Headhunter | Hostile Takeover | Piracy Prevention | Plowed | Ramped Up | Sightseer | Stockpiling | Transporter | Velocity
Organization ChallengesAuto Buyout | Cashing Out | Courier Service | Due Diligence | Market Manipulation | Most Wanted | Point to Point | Salvage
Clubhouse Contracts Blips-GTAO-492-BikerClubhouseBlips-GTAO-ClubhouseContractBy the Pound | Cracked | Fragile Goods | Guns for Hire | Gunrunning | Jailbreak | Nine Tenths of the Law | Outrider | P.O.W. | Torched | Weapon of Choice | Hit the Roof | Life and Deathbikes
Motorcycle Club Work
Caged In | Deathmatch | Joust | Stand Your Ground
Motorcycle Club ChallengesCaged In | Criminal Mischief | Hit & Ride On The Run | Race To Point | Rippin' It Up | Search and Destroy | Wheelie Rider
Special Vehicle Work Blips-GTAO-475-OfficeEscape Escort | Breakdown Recovery | Cleanup Op | Asset Seizure | Firewall Protection | Coast Guard Duty | End of Transmission | Arms Embargo
Mobile Operations Blips-GTAO-564-GRCovertOpsBlips-GTAO-521-LaptopSevere Weather Patterns | Half-track Bully | Exit Strategy | Offshore Assets | Cover Blown | Mole Hunt | Data Breach | Work Dispute
The Doomsday Heist TheDoomsdayHeist-GTAOe-RadarIcon-Intro
Act 1:
The Data Breaches
PrepsParamedic Equipment | Deluxos | Akula
SetupsDead Courier | Signal Intercepts | Server Farm
FinaleThe Data Breaches
Act 2:
The Bogdan Problem
PrepsKeycards | ULP Intel | Riot Control Van | Strombergs | Torpedo ECU
SetupsAvenger | Rescue ULP | Salvage Hard Drives | Submarine Recon
FinaleThe Bogdan Problem
Act 3:
The Doomsday Scenario
PrepsMarked Cash | Recon | Chernobog | Flight Path | Test Site Intel | Onboard Computer
SetupsRescue Agent 14 | Escort ULP | Barrage | Khanjali | Air Defenses
FinaleThe Doomsday Scenario
TreasureHunt-GTAO-Text
Photo Clue | Three Clues | Treasure Chest | Headshot Challenge | Bounty Target
Client Jobs Blips-GTAO-632-BatWp1Blips-GTAO-521-LaptopRobbery in Progress | Data Sweep | Targeted Data | Diamond Shopping | Collector's Pieces | Deal Breaker
The Diamond Casino & Resort Blips-GTAO-679-Casino
Casino Missions Blips-GTAO-678-Agatha-YellowLoose Cheng | House Keeping | Strong Arm Tactics | Play to Win | Bad Beat | Cashing Out
Casino WorkBargaining Chips | Best Laid Plans | Damage Control | Department of Defense | Fake News | High Rollin' | Judgment Call | Lost in Transit | One Armed Bandits | Recovery Time | Safe Bet | Severance | Tour de Force | Under the Influence | Undisclosed Cargo | When the Chips are Down
The Diamond Casino Heist TheDiamondCasinoHeist-GTAOe-RadarIcon-Intro
SetupEquipment | Casino Scoping
Heist Preps
General
Heist Prep
Vault Contents | Unmarked Weapons | Getaway Vehicles | Hacking Device | Vault Keycards | Guard Patrol Routes | Duggan Shipments | Security Intel | Power Drills | Security Pass | Masks
Silent & Sneaky
Heist Prep
Nano Drones | Vault Lasers | EMP Device | Infiltration Suits
The Big Con
Heist Prep
Gruppe Sechs Gear Part 1 | Gruppe Sechs Gear Part 2 | Bugstar Gear Part 1 | Bugstar Gear Part 2 | Maintenance Gear Part 1 | Maintenance Gear Part 2 | Yung Ancestor: Dead Weight | Yung Ancestor: After Party | Vault Drills | Firefighter Gear | NOOSE Gear
Aggressive
Heist Prep
Thermal Charges | Vault Explosives | Reinforced Armor | Tunnel Boring Machine
FinaleSilent & Sneaky | The Big Con | Aggressive
A Superyacht Life Blips-GTAO-455-YachtHUDIcons-GTAO-BridgeOverboard | Salvage | All Hands | Icebreaker | Bon Voyage | D-Day
The Cayo Perico Heist TheCayoPericoHeist-GTAOe-RadarIcon-Intro
Heist Preps
IntelGather Intel
Approach VehiclesKosatka | Alkonost (Pilot) | Velum | Stealth helicopter (Pilot) | Patrol Boat | Longfin
EquipmentDemolition Charges | Safe Code | Plasma Cutter | Fingerprint Cloner | Cutting Torch
Weapon LoadoutUnmarked Weapons
DisruptionDisrupt Weapons | Disrupt Armor | Disrupt Air Support
FinaleThe Cayo Perico Heist
Robbery Contracts Blips-GTAO-779-AutoShopPropertyBlips-GTAO-783-CarRobberyBoard
SetupImpounded Car
The Bank ContractThermal Charges | Signal Jammers | The Robberies
The Data ContractSafehouse Location | Defenses | The Robbery
The Superdollar DealTracking Device | Virus Software | The Robbery
The Prison ContractInside Man | Access Point | The Hit
The Agency DealEntry Point | Security Pass | The Raid
The E.C.U JobTrain Inventory | Schedule | The Robbery
The Lost ContractLab Locations | Transport Method | The Job
The Union Depository ContractElevator Key | Vault Code | The Robbery
VIP Contract Blips-GTAO-826-AgencyBlips-GTAO-521-Laptop
The Contract: Dr. Dre
On Course
SetupData Recovery
Nightlife LeakThe Nightclub | The Marina | Nightlife Leak
High Society LeakThe Country Club | Guest List | High Society Leak
South Central LeakDavis | The Ballas | South Central Leak
Studio Time | Don't Fuck With Dre
Security Contracts Blips-GTAO-826-AgencyBlips-GTAO-521-LaptopAsset Protection | Gang Termination | Rescue Operation | Liquidize Assets | Recover Valuables | Vehicle Recovery
Payphone Hits Blips-GTAO-817-Payphone-BlueThe Hitmen | The Popstar | The Tech Entrepreneur | The Trolls | The Judge | The Dealers | The CEO | The Cofounder
Short Trips Blips-GTAO-819-MusicStudioBlips-GTAO-496-ProductionWeed-GreenSeed Capital | Fire It Up | OG Kush
Operation Paper Trail Blips-GTAO-AgentULP-YellowULP - Intelligence | ULP - Counterintelligence | ULP - Extraction | ULP - Asset Seizure | ULP - Operation Paper Trail | ULP - Cleanup
First Dose Blips-GTAO-739-Ron-YellowBlips-GTAV-355-Devin-YellowWelcome to the Troupe | Designated Driver | Fatal Incursion | Uncontrolled Substance | Make War not Love | Off the Rails
Last Dose Blips-GTAV-355-Devin-YellowThis is an Intervention | Unusual Suspects | Friedmind | Checking In | BDKD
Fooligan JobsCrop Dustin' | Heavy Metal | Liquid Assets | Working Remotely | Write-Off
LSA Private Work Blips-GTAO-589-NHPVehicle1Blips-GTAO-606-NHPTurretConsole
Project OverthrowReporting for Duty | Falling In | On Parade | Breaking Ranks | Unconventional Warfare | Shock & Awe
LSA OperationsDirect Action | Surgical Strike | Whistleblower
Salvage Yard Robberies Blips-GTAO-SalvageYardBlips-GTAO-SalvageYardRobbery
The Cargo Ship Robbery
Scope OutDocks
Planning WorkSabotage And Disguise | Skylift | Disrupt Air Support
TasksBolt Cutters | Boat | Flares | Masks
FinaleThe Cargo Ship Robbery
The Duggan Robbery
Scope OutMaze Bank Arena
Planning WorkBypass Module | VIP Pass | Disrupt Armor
TasksLS Panic Trailer | LS Panic Outfits | Masks
FinaleThe Duggan Robbery
The Gangbanger Robbery
Scope OutMission Row Police Station
Planning WorkPolice Maverick | Tactical Gear | Disrupt Equipment
TasksStun Guns | Weapon Stash | Getaway Vehicle | Masks
FinaleThe Gangbanger Robbery
The Podium Robbery
Scope OutDiamond Casino
Planning WorkLSDS Disguises | Storage Key Card | Disrupt Personnel
TasksGas Masks | Rappel Equipment | Sabotage Casino | Masks
FinaleThe Podium Robbery
The McTony Robbery
Scope OutSubmarine
Planning WorkTony's Submersible | Sonar Equipment | Disrupt Weapons
TasksSecurity Outfits | Cutting Torch | Masks
FinaleThe McTony Robbery
The Cluckin' Bell Farm Raid Blips-GTAO-VincentEffenburger-Yellow
SetupSlush Fund | Breaking and Entering
PreparationConcealed Weapons | Hit and Run
DisruptionDisorganized Crime
FinaleScene of the Crime
Freemode Missions [?]
Ammu-Nation Contract | Auto Shop Service | Clubhouse Bar Resupply | Custom Bike Shop Service | Dispatch Work | DJ Requests | Exotic Exports | Madrazo Hits | Nightclub Management | Random Events | Stash Houses | Taxi Work | Tow Truck Service
SecuroServ/MCVehicle Cargo (Steal Missions | Sell Missions) | Bounties | Special Cargo (Steal Missions | Sell Missions | Warehouse Defend | Export Mixed Goods) | Air Freight Cargo (Steal Missions | Sell Missions | Source Missions) | Bunker Supplies (Steal Missions | Bunker Defend | Sell Missions | Research) | MC Business Supplies (Steal Missions | MC Product Defend | Sell Missions) | Nightclub Goods (Business Battles | Steal Missions | Nightclub/Nightclub Cargo Defend | Sell Missions) | Acid Product (Acid Lab Setup | Steal Missions | Sell Missions)
Missions in GTA Online | Storyline missions | Side missions | Beta Missions
Missions marked with " † " were removed from later updates.

DLC Content Missions
Bottom Dollar Bounties | The Chop Shop | San Andreas Mercenaries | Los Santos Drug Wars | The Criminal Enterprises | The Contract | Los Santos Tuners | The Cayo Perico Heist | Los Santos Summer Special | The Diamond Casino Heist | The Diamond Casino & Resort | Arena War | After Hours | Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series | The Doomsday Heist | Smuggler's Run | Gunrunning | Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit | Import/Export | Bikers | Cunning Stunts | Further Adventures in Finance and Felony | Lowriders: Custom Classics | Be My Valentine | January 2016 Update | Festive Surprise 2015 | Executives and Other Criminals | Halloween Surprise | Lowriders | Freemode Events Update | Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 | Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 | Heists | Festive Surprise | The Last Team Standing Update | The San Andreas Flight School Update | The Independence Day Special | The "I'm Not a Hipster" Update | The High Life Update | The Business Update | The Valentine's Day Massacre Special | Holiday Gifts | Beach Bum Update
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