For the Title Update, see GTA Online: The Doomsday Heist; For the Heist grand finale, see The Doomsday Scenario

The Doomsday Heist is a three-part[1] Heist sequence introduced to Grand Theft Auto Online in the Doomsday Heist Update.


"There are three ways to acquire Heist Prep Equipment. By completing Freemode Preps, stealing it from rival Heist Crews or by purchasing the equipment directly."
— On-Screen instruction

This Heist can only be played while being in a CEO or VIP Organization or being in a Motorcycle Club and the CEO/VIP/MC President must own a Facility in order to start The Doomsday Heist.

Unlike previous Heists, all missions in the Doomsday Heist can be completed with a minimum of two players (as opposed to the original Heists, which required four, with the exception of the Fleeca Job), allowing a larger payout during the Finale of each Act if played with fewer players. Each Crew Member has a 15% Cut minimum of the Heist's earnings during the Finale.

Also unlike previous Heists, Prep Jobs are featured in the three acts of the Doomsday Heists: These are required in order to progress to the Setup missions. Prep Jobs are completed seamlessly in public Freemode sessions and players have the option to do the mission, steal the equipment from rival CEO/VIP Organizations and Motorcycle Clubs, or buy the equipment; however, these missions can be completed by the CEO/VIP/MC President themselves without any other member in the Organization/MC, though it is not recommended, as there could be PvP action. You can only steal equipment from other Heist crews when they have the same Prep jobs available and are in the same Act of the Doomsday Heist.

Preparation and setup jobs may be completed in any order within each Act.

Act 1: The Data Breaches

"Help Avon Hertz in tracking down multiple data breaches to protect the government from being attacked."
— Overview

Dead Courier

Main article: Setup: Dead Courier

Preparation: Paramedic Equipment

"Steal an ambulance containing paramedic equipment."
— Brief
  • Go to Mount Gordo or call Emergency Services (use the keypad inside the phone to call them, 911).
  • Steal the Ambulance
  • Lose the Cops
  • Deliver the Ambulance to the Facility.

Prep Complete - Ambulance delivered.

Setup: Dead Courier

"Team 1 collects a dead agent's cache of data from the morgue. Team 2 recovers the agent's stolen helicopter."
— Brief
Team 1
  • Get into the Ambulance.
  • Go to LS County Coroners.
  • Enter LS County Coroners.
  • Search the bodies.
  • Go to the Coroner's office.
  • Download the data from the laptop.
  • Exit LS County Coroners.
  • Regroup in the Savage
Team 2
  • Go to the scouting point.
  • Wait for the helicopter to get closer.
  • Follow the helicopter.
  • Steal the intel.
  • Steal the Savage.
  • Go to LS County Coroners.
  • Wait for the paramedic team.
  • Wait for your team to get into the Savage
  • Deliver the Savage to the drop off.
  • Lose the Cops

Setup Passed.

Signal Intercepts

Preparation: Deluxos

"Fight your way through a security team to access the garage where the Deluxos are stored."
— Brief

Prep Complete - Deluxos delivered.

Setup: Signal Intercepts

"Use the Deluxos to get close to multiple target vehicles and hack them to recover the data packages."
— Brief
  • Go to a Deluxo.
  • Wait for SecuroServ to locate the vehicles.
  • Hack a target. (Armored Truck x4)
  • Complete the hack on the target.
  • Destroy the target.
  • Hack a target. (Predator x4)
  • Destroy the target.
  • Wait for SecuroServe.
  • Go to Los Santos International Airport.
  • Wait for SecuroServe to locate the final target.
  • Hack the target. (Cargo Plane)
  • Complete the hack on the target.
    • Stay within range to complete the hack.
  • Destroy the target.
  • Deliver the Deluxo to the drop-off.

Setup Passed.


Trade price for the Deluxo.

Server Farm

Main article: Setup: Server Farm

Preparation: Akula

"Infiltrate the control tower at Fort Zancudo to download the location of the Akula helicopter."
— Brief
  • Go to Fort Zancudo.
  • Enter the control tower.
  • Get to the top floor.
  • Access the console to download the data.
    • Wait until the flight data is downloaded.
  • Steal the Akula.
  • Lose the Cops.
  • Deliver the Akula to the Facility.

Prep Complete - Akula delivered.

Setup: Server Farm

"Land on the roof of the N.O.O.S.E. Government Facility and infiltrate the server farm undetected to recover a data cache."
— Brief
  • Get into the Akula.
  • Land on the Government Facility Roof.
  • Use the ladder to get down.
  • Go to the rear entrance.
  • Take out the head of security.
  • Search the head of security for the access codes.
  • Go to the server farm entrance.
  • Hack the servers. (x4)
  • Go to the exit.
  • Get to the roof.
  • Get into the Akula.
  • Lose the Cops
  • Go to Sandy Shores.

Setup Passed.


Trade price for the Akula.

Heist: The Data Breaches

Main article: The Data Breaches
"Rush to an IAA base under the Satellite Relay Station in the desert. Foreign players are attacking and trying to hack government servers - they need to be stopped."
— Brief
The Plan
  • Go to the IAA Base and enter inside
  • Fight your way through the hostiles
  • Stop the IAA servers from being hacked
  • Regroup with friendly Agents
  • Go to the IAA Base.
  • Take out the enemies.
  • Go through the IAA Base.
  • Take out the enemies.
  • Go to the War Room.
  • Enter a gun camera.

Heist Passed.


$650,000 (Normal)

$812,500 (Hard)

Elite Challenges

  • Complete in under 5:30 minutes
  • 78 kills
  • Nobody gets wasted


Act 2: The Bogdan Problem

"Work with the IAA to eliminate enemy agents operating throughout San Andreas and prevent a war."
— Overview


Main article: Setup: Avenger

Preparation: Keycards

"Steal a riot van that contains keycards to the hangars at Los Santos International Airport"
— Brief

Prep Complete - Riot delivered.

Setup: Avenger

"Enter the hangar at Los Santos International Airport and steal the Avenger aircraft from Merryweather."
— Brief
  • Go to Los Santos International Airport.
  • Go to the Hangar.
  • Get into the Avenger.
  • Survive the ambush.
  • Climb the stairs.
  • Turn on the backup generators.
    • Wait for power to be restored.
  • Get into the Avenger.
  • Exit the Hangar.
  • Deliver the Avenger to the drop off.

Setup Passed

Rescue ULP

Main article: Setup: Rescue ULP

Preparation: ULP Intel

"Take out Agent ULP's kidnappers and recover information on where he's being held."
— Brief
  • Take out the dealers.
  • Enter the apartment.
  • Take out the dealers.
  • Steal the duffel bag.
  • Exit the apartment.
  • Deliver the duffel bag to the Facility.

Prep Complete - Duffel bag delivered.

Setup: Rescue ULP

"Team 1 assaults the foundry to rescue Agent ULP. Team 2 provides cover from a vantage point."
— Brief

Setup Passed

Salvage Hard Drives

Preparation: Riot Control Van

"Start a riot and wait for private security to respond with a Riot Control Van."
— Brief

Prep Complete - RCV delivered.

Setup: Salvage Hard Drives

"Use the water cannons on the RCV to prevent the Russian agents from destroying stolen hard drives."
— Brief
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Go to Stoner Cement Works.
  • Extinguish the fires. (x2)
  • Protect your team as they salvage the hard drives. (x2)
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Go to La Mesa.
  • Extinguish the fires. (x3)
  • Protect your team as they salvage the hard drives. (x3)
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Go to Cypress Flats.
  • Extinguish the fires. (x4)
  • Protect your team as they salvage the hard drives. (x4)
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Go to Elysian Island.
  • Extinguish the fires. (x5)
  • Protect your team as they salvage the hard drives. (x5)
  • Get into the RCV.
  • Deliver the RCV to the drop off.

Setup Passed


Trade price for the RCV.

Submarine Recon

Preparation: Strombergs

"Find and steal trucks that are carrying some wrecked Strombergs."
— Brief
  • Find the trucks carrying the Strombergs. (x4)
  • Deliver the Strombergs to the Facility.

Prep Complete - Strombergs delivered.

Preparation: Torpedo ECU

"Assault a barge off the coast and steal the torpedo electronic control units from arms dealers."
— Brief
  • Go to Paleto Forest.
  • Steal the torpedo ECUs. (x2)
  • Deliver the torpedo ECU's to the Facility.

Prep Complete - Torpedo ECU delivered.

Setup: Submarine Recon

"Use the Strombergs to destroy a convoy before heading underwater to scan the submarine."
— Brief
  • Get in a Stromberg.
  • Go to North Chumash.
  • Destroy the convoy.
  • Go to Paleto Cove.
  • Destroy the sea mines.
  • Scan the submarine. (x3)
  • Stay close to the submarine while scanning. (x3)
  • Leave the submarine.
  • Deliver the Stromberg to the drop off.

Setup Passed


Trade price for the Stromberg.

Heist: The Bogdan Problem

Main article: The Bogdan Problem
"Launch an operation on a foreign submarine lurking off the coast. One team boards through an airlock and diables the sub, while the other holds off enemy agents in an aircraft above."
— Brief

Elite Challenges

  • Complete in under 15:00 minutes
  • 5% vehicle damage or less (Avenger)
  • Nobody gets wasted


Act 3: The Doomsday Scenario

"San Andreas's defense systems have been high-jacked. Save agents and stop the build-up of weaponry to save the world from destruction."
— Overview

Rescue Agent 14

Preparation: Marked Cash

The players must arrive at a specified location and steal a seemly unguarded cash bag. After picking it up, all Organization/MC Club members get a 4-star wanted level. The wanted level must then be evaded before the players can deliver the bag back to the facility.

Preparation: Recon

Players must head to Pacific Allied Shipyard and when entering the vicinity, they may randomly get a 1-star wanted level and must lose it before progressing. The Organization/MC is then tasked to take 10 photos of specific parts of the shipyard where the deal takes place in Setup: Rescue Agent 14 and send all of them to Lester. When Lester has all the required photos, players must leave the area and the prep concludes once everyone left the area.

Setup: Rescue Agent 14

"Head to the Pacific Allied Shipyard and attempt to purchase Agent 14 from Merryweather Security."
— Brief

Escort ULP

Main article: Setup: Escort ULP

Preparation: Chernobog

Players are tasked to steal a Chernobog in a Merryweather Training Site, where the Chernobog, 1-2 Merryweather Mesas, and a Rhino Tank will be found along with around 10 enemies guarding the area. Upon arrival, all must be killed, and two of the enemies will have one Railgun each (unobtainable). Once all mercenaries are dead, the Chernobog's driver will run away and it can be stolen (Driver is not required to be killed), and the Rhino Tank can be used by another player to escort the Chernobog - Which may need the latter to slow down so the former can catch up - Up to 4 waves of 2 Mesas filled with enemies will attempt to intercept the Chernobog. The perp concludes when the Chernobog is delivered. No wanted level can be gained for the duration of the prep.

Setup: Escort ULP

"Use the Chernobog to escort and protect Agent ULP as he makes his escape from his captors."
— Brief


Trade price for the Chernobog.


Main article: Setup: Barrage

Preparation: Flight Plan

Setup: Barrage

"Intercept an arms dealer's air convoy and take down a heavy-lift chopper to recover the Barrage ATV."
— Brief


Trade price for the Barrage.


Main article: Setup: Khanjali

Preparation: Test Site Intel

Players will arrive at the house of one of Avon's engineers. Lester suggests the players take a stealth approach, though it's not required. There are three guards outside that must be taken out in order to progress inside the house. Once inside the house, the players must find a supply crate that contains a laptop, which one player should retrieve. In order to remain undetected, it is recommended to do this alone, staying in stealth mode and killing the guards using headshots from a silenced weapon. If this is successful, the laptop can be delivered immediately without any trouble. However, if the guards are alerted in the process, the players will face a 3-star wanted level once they escape, not to mention Cliffford Mercenaries will also send Dubsta6x6s to defeat the players. They will never give up, and the wanted level must be lost before the laptop can be delivered to the facility.

Setup: Khanjali

"Destroy a supply of the enemy's weapons at a scrapyard in the Grand Senora Desert and steal the Khanjali."
— Brief


Trade price for the TM-02 Khanjali.

Air Defenses

Main article: Setup: Air Defenses

Preparation: Onboard Computer

Setup: Air Defenses

"Use a Volatol jet to destroy multiple SAM turrets around Mount Chiliad."
— Brief


Trade price for the Volatol.

Heist: The Doomsday Scenario

Main article: The Doomsday Scenario
"A Missile Launch Base has fallen into the wrong hands. Storm the base, clear it out, stop the warhead from launching, and save the day."
— Brief

Elite Challenges

  • Complete in under 30:00 minutes
  • 150 headshots
  • 0 hacks failed
  • Nobody gets wasted


Trade price for the Thruster.



  • Technically, the Setups and Finales of the Doomsday Heist are missions, rather than being actual heists or heist setups.
  • If players restart from a checkpoint, money mesh texture is shown on the intro screen instead of the cube grid that is seen on the intro screen opening a mission.
  • Unlike original Heists, during the Doomsday Heist setups of finales, the background of the Job List app is inconsistent: instead of being persian green, it might be just white, or red, like it is usually during Adversary Modes.


  1. Information taken from this GTAForums thread.


A new soundtrack was mixed for the Doomsday Heist. The soundtrack was created by Oh No and features stems reused and remixed from the original Heists Update to reflect the heists in operation. Three different variations appear, each of which have 2 separate alternative versions which play exclusively during setup work.

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