The Merryweather Heist

Last Updated: 28th April 2018

This is the second heist in Grand Theft Auto V, you have two approaches for this heist, “Freighter” and “Offshore”. We are going to provide guides for both of these approaches on this page.

Best Approach for Highest Payout

There is no approach which gives you the highest payout because Trevor has to give back the nuclear weapon at the end of the heist with both approaches.

Freighter Approach

Michael, Franklin and Trevor meet up at Floyd’s apartment in Vespucci Beach where Trevor explains how the heist is going to work. After Trevor has explained the plan, he drives Franklin to the Miriam Turner Overpass where he will providing sniper support overlooking Michael on the ship. Michael is waiting in a Dinghy next to the ship and climbs onto the freighter once Franklin is in position.

Michael works his way through the freighter, planting bombs evenly over the entire freighter with Franklin providing sniper support. Once all four sticky bombs are in place, Michael is spotted by guards but Franklin defends him and also shoots down a Merryweather helicopter that enters the scene.

Michael jumps off the freighter into the ocean to safety before Franklin uses his cell phone to detonate the sticky bombs on the freighter, as soon as the explosion is over, Michael searches the wreckage using dive gear to find the device. Once he finds it, he communicates with Trevor who is in a submarine to come and get it.

Trevor then gets lifted onto a truck with the device by Floyd operating a crane, Lester then arrives in hospital clothing insisting that they return the device as it is a nuclear weapon. Trevor initially refuses but gives in as Michael promises to find him another score. Then they all leave the scene, leaving Trevor alone on the harbour.

Mission Guide

Get in a vehicle
Get in a vehicle
Drive to the bridge
Drive to the bridge
Go to the vantage point
Go to the vantage point
Snipe the guards
Snipe the guards
Plant the first bomb at the bow pillar
Plant the first bomb at the bow pillar
Plant the second bomb at the first mast
Plant the second bomb at the first mast
Plant the third bomb at the second mast
Plant the third bomb at the second mast
Go to the ship's stern entrance
Go to the ship’s stern entrance
Detonate the bombs
Detonate the bombs
Find the device among the ship wreckage
Find the device among the ship wreckage
Go to the device
Go to the device
Return the device to the safe area
Return the device to the safe area

Video Guides

Offshore Approach

Michael, Franklin and Trevor meet up at Floyd’s apartment in Vespucci Beach where Trevor explains how the heist is going to work. After Trevor has explained the plan, Michael drives Trevor and Franklin to the Sandy Shores airfield where Floyd and Wade are waiting with the submarine. Trevor enters the submarine and Michael enters the Cargobob with Franklin. Michael uses the grappling hook to grab the submarine and flies to the test site located near Paleto Cove.

Once the trio arrive at the test site, Michael releases the submarine into the ocean and Trevor uses Trackify on his cell phone to locate the device, Trevor finds the device, hooks it to his submarine and ascends to the surface where he is picked up by Michael waiting in the Cargobob.

On their way back to the airfield, the trio are encountered by Merryweather in speed boats and helicopters, Franklin provides support by shooting down the helicopters so that Michael can continue to fly to the airfield. As they arrive at the airfield, Lester arrives in hospital clothing insisting that they return the device as it is a nuclear weapon. Trevor initially refuses but gives in as Michael promises to find him another score. Then they all leave the scene, leaving Trevor alone at the airfield.

Mission Guide

Drive to the airstrip
Drive to the airstrip
Get in the Cargobob
Get in the Cargobob
Use the grappling hook to pick up the submersible
Use the grappling hook to pick up the submersible
Fly to the test site
Fly to the test site
Release the submersible near to the test site
Release the submersible near to the test site
Use the Trackify app to locate the device
Use the Trackify app to locate the device
Go to the device
Go to the device
SWITCH to Michael
SWITCH to Michael
Pick up the submersible
Pick up the submersible
Fly to the airstrip
Fly to the airstrip
SWITCH to Franklin
SWITCH to Franklin
Defend against the oncoming attack from Merryweather
Defend against the oncoming attack from Merryweather
SWITCH to Michael
SWITCH to Michael
Fly to the airstrip
Fly to the airstrip
Fly low over the airstrip and release the submersible
Fly low over the airstrip and release the submersible

Video Guides

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Headshots – Kill 12 enemies with a headshot.
  • Accuracy – Finish with a shooting accuracy of at least 80%.
  • Ninja – Kill 12 enemies using stealth attacks.
  • Container Hunter – Find the container within 60 seconds.
  • No Alarms – Get to the ship interior without being detected.

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