How to get gold bars on your own in GTA Online’s Cayo Perico Heist

Andrew Highton
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GTA Online’s freshest piece of content, the Cayo Perico Heist, should normally be tackled with one more than person to ease the burden. However, it can be done solo, and we have a couple of tricks to help you quickly earn some gold bars solo.

It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at with GTA Online, more money is always welcome as one can never have enough unnecessary Sports Cars. The Cayo Perico Heist has a lot of potential loot for you to take home and buy said cars.

There are plenty of other commodities that can earn you some extra cash on top of the huge haul that Rockstar‘s Cayo Perico Heist has tucked away. But gold bars are one of the best money-makers in the entire game, adding as much as $500,000 on top of your main goal.

If you’re comfortable tackling hard fights against El Rubio’s guards, then you can find out how to easily bring home the gold bacon. 

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Gold bars solo in GTA Online’s Cayo Perico Heist

It’s fair to say that if you’re doing this solo then you’re going to need to make sure you’re stocked up and prepared for war. Once you’ve done that, then you can watch GTA YouTuber Vil2486i‘s easy method of accumulating gold bars during the heist.

In their video, the player is engaged in heated combat with El Rubio’s guards before coming to a locked room that requires a key to enter.

But instead of taking the conventional route by tracking down the enemy with the card for the door, you can actually manipulate the A.I to open it for you. In order to do this, complete the following:

  1. Find a building with two locked doors that appear to have key card slots with red lights on
  2. Peer inside to see if the room contains a guard
  3. Start shooting at the locked doors and windows, but not the guard
  4. Run back and forth between the doors
  5. If he’s standing near one of the doors, keep shooting the door
  6. Keep repeating this until the guard becomes impatient and unlocks a door himself
  7. Quickly dash into the building and kill him
  8. Collect the gold and escape

Just like that, you have a bigger score to take home, if you’re successful of course. You’ll still need to escape and avoiding damage to maximize your rewards.

So what are you waiting for? Stop free-roaming as that Submarine upgrade isn’t going to pay for itself.

Image credits: Rockstar