GTA Online Game Tips: Putting in VIP Work

Posted on March 1 2016, 10:14am | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

Over the past couple months, Executives and their dutiful Bodyguards have been taking on VIP Work to reap RP fame and GTA$ fortune. While our previous Game Tips post walked through key pointers on the roles of the VIP and the Bodyguard, in this edition we'll be taking a closer look at the various lucrative opportunities in VIP Work that are awaiting a sharp, resourceful boss and their Organization.

Once you’re a VIP, you’ll be able to instigate VIP Work for your Organization - a series of co-op jobs that are completed in Freemode. VIP Work is launched via the SecuroServ VIP option in the Interaction Menu. Bodyguards will be notified that they’re needed via text or a pop-up message, regardless of their proximity to the VIP.

VIP Work offers up plenty of chances to make some cold, hard GTA$ and rack up substantial RP. Each VIP Work job rewards a default amount of GTA$ and RP depending on how the Work ended:

  • If the Key Organization successfully completes the Work, they will earn the full GTA$ and RP rewards.
  • If a rival Organization steals the glory and successfully completes the job themselves, they will win 70% of the GTA$ and 70% of the RP. However, this is only paid to the member who actually ends the mode. This, in turn, goes to their VIP if they are a Bodyguard, minus a 10% cut to SecuroServ. If you're up against another Organization in any Job or Challenge, it is well worth remembering these prospective rewards if you're thinking of impeding the opposition.

As well as the completion rewards (more of which below), everyone who meets the participation threshold during a given Work event will be paid participation GTA$ and RP, with each minute spent participating worth GTA$500 and 100RP. For Bodyguards, it’s also nice to know that the Participation GTA$ doesn’t transfer to your VIP when earned and is 100% yours for the keeping.

Watch and learn as iTwisterr takes out an entire Organization himself in Piracy Prevention.

Here's the rundown on the best way to prosper in each of the 6 VIP Work variants:

Piracy Prevention: 
Objective: Attack and defend your way to a successful capture of the decks on the Super Yacht.

With boats, helis and Seasharks all a part of the onslaught, here’s how to handle the situation:

  • The pirates must take the upper deck of the Yacht, denoted by a yellow marker. As the defending Organization, don't forget to have one person guarding this area at all times.
  • The defending team should plant proximity mines on all of the entrances of the upper deck to catch out an unsuspecting attacker – but be careful of detonating them yourself.
  • Use your VIP Abilities to order a Buzzard for your defending Bodyguards. They can patrol the skies for any incoming enemies, including players parachuting in from all angles and therefore helping to take out the opposition as early as possible. Also keep an eye out for any figures swimming underwater to sneak aboard.
  • When attacking the Yacht as part of an Organization, use the Ghost Organization ability to render your Organization invisible on the radar. This will allow you to sneak aboard undetected.

Objective: Complete various hacking challenges to reveal packages, collecting them before the competition does.

Here are our tips to help you pip your rivals to the post:

  • VIPs - only you can use the 'Sightseer' app but you're most vulnerable when hacking it to locate the next package. By the same token, Bodyguards - you'll need to be on high alert at all costs. If your VIP dies, the job is over.
  • As the VIP, have your bodyguards chauffeur you around while you hack for the next package location. The additional vehicle cover may give you that extra safety buffer.
  • Bodyguards can't see the package locations but as the VIP, you can place a custom waypoint on the map to display a GPS for your Bodyguards to follow to each package.
  • Helicopters are a fast way to travel between packages, but they’re very vulnerable to missile attack. The Turreted Limo is the slowest option but does provide substantial offensive and defensive protection. Choose your vehicles wisely.

You’re not just trying to escape rival Organizations and other players in Hostile Takeover, the cops will also turn their attentions to you once you have the package.

Hostile Takeover
Objective: Deliver a 'package' to a set location. With the sizeable challenges the package may pose, take the following tips to tackle the situation deftly:

  • Preparation, preparation, preparation. You have a generous time limit to complete the drop off so use it to plan your approach and exit carefully.
  • You’re not just trying to escape rival Organizations and other players in this mode, the Cops will also turn their attentions to you once you have the package.
  • Once the package is collected, you’ll become visible to everyone across Los Santos and Blaine County so have an escape plan ready. Consider taking multiple vehicles in case something happens to one of them.
  • If you’ve got one available, the Turreted Limo can be a powerful tool for your Organization. Consider bringing it along to aid your escape.

Executive Search:
Objective: Keep your VIP alive for 10 minutes while everyone else in Freemode attempts to track down and annihilate the VIP-in-hiding for cash rewards.

Whether you’re the hunters or the hunted, we’d suggest the following approaches:

  • If you’re the hunter, the VIP will be confined to a small area; fan out to cover more ground when tracking them down.
  • As the hunted VIP, keep on the move. If you stay in the same spot for too long you will become visible on the radar to the hunters searching for you.
  • To throw the pursuers off the track, as the VIP, try blending in with the regular citizens of Los Santos and Blaine County. You could be pleasantly surprised at how effective this can be.

In Asset Recovery, t
hink about splitting up to avoid any attacking cops and to confuse rival Organizations and other players trying to take your vehicles out.

Asset Recovery
Objective: Recover impounded vehicles at LSPD stations around the city and return the freed assets to a designated location.

To avoid the clutches of other players and the cops, we recommend: 

  • Co-ordinate your Organization so that you steal the vehicles at the exact same time. All members of your Organization will become wanted by the cops as soon as a target vehicle is stolen, so line up before you fire up.
  • Let those bullets bounce off you. The target vehicles have bullet proof tires, so don’t panic if you’re being shot at.
  • Get creative with your escape route! The GPS is not always the fastest or safest route to the drop-off location so get off the beaten track if you need to.
  • Think about splitting up to avoid any attacking cops and to confuse rival Organizations and other players trying to take your vehicles out.

Executive Deathmatch: 
Objective: Rival Organizations go head-to-head in a Deathmatch-style clash in Freemode, with each VIP battling to survive with their 10 allotted lives.

To keep your VIP ahead of the competition, our pro tips are:

  • Stick as close to your VIP as possible to take advantage of the health regen and stat boost bonuses your VIP provides.
  • Bodyguards, don’t be afraid to sacrifice yourself to help your VIP escape death. They’re the target here, not you; if they lose, so do you.
  • As a VIP, remember to utilize your VIP Abilities. Drop armor, ammo and Bullshark Testosterone for your Bodyguards if they need them. In a pinch, you can use the Interaction Menu to stock up on ammo mid-fight, which could well mean the difference between failure and success. 
  • Rewards are a bit different in this Job. All members of the winning team will receive a reward and if it’s a Rival Organization that wins, the reward will not be passed to the VIP.
  • Ensure your bodyguards are equipped with ranged weapons, such as snipers and RPGs, to keep any threats at a distance.

If you're hankering for more Executive and Bodyguard action, stay tuned for more upcoming Game Tips to help you take on VIP Challenges.

Game Tips: Becoming a Successful VIP and Bodyguard 
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  • TripleSeekerson April 18 2016, 6:31amReplyFlag
    Exec Search Tip: Plan before proceeding to the set location. Sometimes there will be high unreachable rooftops for you to land on with a heli, or underground passageways in the area. This will easily net you a win.
    • ChoosyCircleon April 1 2016, 8:40amReplyFlag
      If my technique fails, i just walk around in my cop uniform with a shotgun at hand and it often tricks them into believing im a cop. If you dont have a cop outfit then you could wear some relatively usual, but unpopular clothing items that dont stand out, my final bit of advice for executive search is have a suitable hair do. although it doesnt always appeal to people having to change hair for a bit of work, it comes in handy. whereas a pink hairdo or an afro may stick out, things like faux hawk dont. i personally would recommend that white males go for a basketball tee with brown faux hawk, and black males go for the same with black faux hawk. This is suitable for all areas. You should be area suitable, for example at vespucci beach, you could try the new green check work shirt with cornrows of similar.
      • ChoosyCircleon April 1 2016, 8:33amReplyFlag
        if you didnt know already (not many people find me) when doing executive search, driving around in a civilian vehicle at civilian speed is the best technique. Make sure that your bodyguards put people off. You can make them hang around in a certain place, or you can ask them to speed around in a blacked out car, this will cause people to think you are in the back. This way, if they get killed, you will just drive past them rather than be stood right next to them. The only problem with this is the traffic lights, should you get caught out, as your car will be unarmored you should ask the bodyguard to speed in and distract them. I have had some close shaves but i have never been caught out.
        • True-Detectiveon March 30 2016, 1:47pmReplyFlag
          COOL TIP 4 Executive Search: There are MANY unvisited and not-frequently-used locations. I believe they spawn based on your proximity to the area. So, hit Propcopio and you'll see perhaps a new and fun area to work with. My favorite is the Great Charparral one or the Power Station! Have fun!
          • True-Detectiveon March 30 2016, 1:49pmReplyFlag
            @True-Detective Don't forget that people will first search the areas THEY hide in themselves. Richman Mansion area = University roof, etc. Get creative.. I frequently spawn my VIP Buzzard opposite where I plan to be. Also try "walk the edge" strategy; while most are searching, you can just evade the heck out of them by using this simple idea.
        • MARKSKIE01on March 27 2016, 3:28pmReplyFlag
          why i dont have first person mode and vip work also neon lights in gta v in ps3 console :(
        • skinns46on March 25 2016, 6:26pmReplyFlag
          Hi all....I have just started playing GTA vi on the xbox one,and was wondering if there are any mission's to do with the prison at Blaine county. Great game Rockstar
          • abublesson March 28 2016, 3:00pmReplyFlag
            @skinns46 Oh yea one of my favorite missions........The Infamous Prison Bus mission..........
        • Schoeman55on March 25 2016, 6:04pmReplyFlag
          How about bringing back the vortex in the next update
          • brewman50on March 21 2016, 8:28pmReplyFlag
            I hope there is an update in the future for drag racing (with lights and electronic finishes) and a casino would be good for this game as it is a game about breaking the laws. :)
            • Tookieloveon March 21 2016, 3:23pmReplyFlag
              Escalade Esv For The New Update.... Make A Drophead Windsor.... Plastic Surgery on Boobs And Butt For Girls... And timberlands for the girls. New Long Weave.. A Beyonce Ponyy Tail. TuTu skirts....
              • ACoy1997on March 18 2016, 6:34pmReplyFlag
                i hve an idea for another update when u put in more lowriders why dont u bring back some more characters like cj big moke from sanadreas and have them give us misions too like u did with the gta 4 main characters gf she was in the hiest
                • LadyShakaron March 16 2016, 7:34amReplyFlag
                  They need to make solo missions in GTA Online.
                • MILFSHAKEYon March 6 2016, 6:44amReplyFlag
                  Does anyone ever do Asset Recovery? It's by far the hardest, time consuming and un-rewarding mode.
                  • Snaildogon March 6 2016, 2:09pmReplyFlag
                    @MILFSHAKEY Yeah I don't get that one either. It's a lot of effort to get past that many cops without using an air vehicle, and in the end you only get about $1000 if you're lucky.
                  • Snaildogon March 6 2016, 2:15pmReplyFlag
                    @Snaildog Oh wait, my mistake, I got Asset Recovery mixed up with Courier Service - which is much worse.
                  • JSwartz0181on March 13 2016, 8:53pmReplyFlag
                    @MILFSHAKEY La Mesa AR is super easy if you just get to and follow the train tracks (head north to the LSC/Ammu-Nation, turn right at the intersection, cross the bridge and go off-road up the hill at the end of the road, then drop down onto the tracks at the tunnel entrance). All three drop-offs can be reached via the tracks for the the majority of the way. Cops become a non-issue, as only the helicopter poses any "threat." You just have to be extra vigilant to oncoming trains, as that'll destroy the car, costing you $10k.
                • Clarit0xon March 4 2016, 12:22pmReplyFlag
                  Did you guys realise that running in circles is actually considered as "being on a move" ? :D
                  • DANZZZANon March 4 2016, 6:47amReplyFlag
                    Good tips ty
                    • Moondogyzon March 4 2016, 8:06amReplyFlag
                      @DANZZZAN Yo 'dangerousdan1974' here's the Rockstargames Support email ( they'll help you out with anything!
                  • OutCast1989on March 4 2016, 6:07amReplyFlag
                    Anybody no if anything is happening in gta today threw this weekend. Or is it back to normal.
                    • DreddfullySorryon March 4 2016, 6:30amReplyFlag
                      @OutCast1989 Looks like it's back to ''Normal'' after the Rhino Hunt release. Just keep checking Newswire I guess, although I kind of half expect some kind of DLC news within the next week.
                    • LxGc-ThaReaPeR33on March 4 2016, 6:44amReplyFlag
                      @DreddfullySorry yeh some plains and helis are still on sale and versus missions are 2x $$$$ and rep. i found out by looking at the lauching where they let you choose playlist,story,online. have to wait couple hrs yet to see how long there running it.
                    • OutCast1989on March 4 2016, 7:06amReplyFlag
                      @DreddfullySorry Thanks bud
                    • Moondogyzon March 4 2016, 8:09amReplyFlag
                      @OutCast1989 Keep up with R* newswire, you'll see the announcement when it comes.
                  • JD_Devilleon March 4 2016, 4:52amReplyFlag
                    Looking for an MC to do vip work with
                  • troubleman641on March 4 2016, 2:32amReplyFlag
                    If anyone knows how to play heists properly on PS3 and wants them to join their crew hit me
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