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Random Event Guide by EarlJenson
Version: 1.20 | Updated: 02/28/14
=============================================================================== GRAND THEFT AUTO V RANDOM EVENTS GUIDE =============================================================================== Author: EarlJenson Version: 1.20 (Feb 28, 2014) Contents (I) Summary list (II) Standard Event descriptions (III) ATM Robberies (IV) Security Vans (V) Timing and misc info (VI) Updates and To do (VII) Credit (VIII) Legal =============================================================================== (I) Summary list =============================================================================== EVENT UNLOCK MISSION CHARACTERS ------------------------------------------------------------ 01) Abandoned Vehicle 1..........Mr. Philips..........FMT 02) Abandoned Vehicle 2..........Mr. Philips..........FMT 03) Arrests 1....................Mr. Philips..........FMT 04) Arrests 2....................Mr. Philips..........FMT 05) Bike Thief City 1............Pulling Favors.......FMT 06) Bike Thief City 2............Pulling Favors.......FMT 07) Border Patrol 1..............Mr. Philips..........FMT 08) Border Patrol 2..............Mr. Philips..........FMT 09) Border Patrol 3..............Mr. Philips..........FMT 10) Burial.......................Mr. Philips..........FMT 11) Bus Tour.....................Pulling Favors.......FMT 12) Car Theft 1..................Mr. Philips..........FMT 13) Car Theft 2..................Mr. Philips..........FMT 14) Chase Thieves City 1.........Mr. Philips..........FMT 15) Chase Thieves City 2.........Mr. Philips..........FMT 16) Chase Thieves Country 1......Mr. Philips..........FMT 17) Chase Thieves Country 2......Mr. Philips..........FMT 18) Construction Accident........Pulling Favors.......FMT 19) Countryside Gang Fight.......Friends Reunited.....FM- 20) Countryside Robbery..........Mr. Philips..........FMT 21) Crash Rescue.................Mr. Philips..........FMT 22) Deal Gone Wrong..............Mr. Philips..........FMT 23) Domestic.....................Mr. Philips..........FMT 24) Drug Shootout................Mr. Philips..........--T 25) Drunk Driver 1...............Mr. Philips..........FMT 26) Drunk Driver 2...............Mr. Philips..........FMT 27) Escape Paparazzi.............Pulling Favors.......FMT 28) Gang Intimidation............Complications........-MT 29) Getaway Driver...............Pulling Favors.......FMT 30) Hitch Lift 1.................Friends Reunited.....FMT 31) Hitch Lift 2.................Friends Reunited.....F-T 32) Hitch Lift 3.................Friends Reunited.....FMT 33) Hitch Lift 4.................Friends Reunited.....FMT 34) Luring Girl Into Alley.......Mr. Philips..........FMT 35) Mugging 1....................Pulling Favors.......FMT* 36) Mugging 2....................Pulling Favors.......FMT* 37) Mugging 3....................Pulling Favors.......FMT* 38) Prisoner Lift 1..............Friends Reunited.....FM- 39) Prisoner Lift 2..............Mr. Philips..........FMT 40) Rogue Altruists..............Friends Reunited.....FM- 41) Shop Robbery 1...............Pulling Favors.......FMT 42) Shop Robbery 2...............Friend Request.......FMT 43) Simeon Yetarian..............Friend Request.......FM- 44) Snatched.....................Pulling Favors.......FMT 45) Sport Bike Thief.............Pulling Favors.......FMT 46) Stag Do Running Man..........Mr. Philips..........FMT XX) Altruist Shootout............Variable.............--T ##) ATM Robberies................Pulling Favors.......FMT^ ##) Security Vans................Pulling Favors.......FMT^ Event names are taken from the Rockstar Games Social Club checklist and listed in alphabetical order Security Van numbering also taken from the Social Club * The Mugging events have different unlock times for different characters See the event description for more details. ^ See the respective sections for more details =============================================================================== (II) Standard Event descriptions =============================================================================== ======================= 01 ABANDONED VEHICLE 1 ======================= Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: 19:00 - 07:59 Location: Smoke Tree Rd, south of Sandy Shores Airfield Complete: shoot attacker, flee, or let attacker tase you Shoot: Attacker drops his Stun Gun, and you can freely steal his BF Surfer It is possible to disarm him without killing him, but in the event of his death, he occasionally drops $15-17. Flee: As soon as you exit your vehicle and the attacker's red blip appears, get back in your vehicle and flee the scene. There is no reward for escaping in this way, but it still counts the event as complete. Tase: If the attacker successfully tases you, the screen goes to black. You fade back in with your character in their underwear (and a hat, if they were wearing one) standing on the train tracks near the airstrip. Time will have advanced 8 hours from when you were tased. Note: This is a relatively early and guaranteed source for the Stun Gun. If you flee the scene before the red dot appears, the event is not completed. ======================= 02 ABANDONED VEHICLE 2 ======================= Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: 19:00 - 07:59 Location: Ron Alternates Wind Farm, west of low point of northern dip Complete: kill vehicle occupants, flee Kill: Kill both of the brothers, and you'll be able to loot their bodies for weapons and money, and freely steal their Zirconium Journey. Flee: Simply run or drive away from the location after they get out of their Zirconium Journey; they pursue on foot, so evasion is not difficult although it yields no reward. Note: When only one brother is killed, the survivor will not end his pursuit of you due to distance; his red blip will not disappear from the map. While the game is in this condition, no other random events will trigger VERY few vehicles will spawn on roads, and even in Los Santos relatively few pedestrians will spawn. You can make his blip disappear and return the game to normal by going into a barber shop or starting another similar activity, but this will NOT mark the event complete. ================ 03 & 04 ARRESTS ================ Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Locations: North of Grapeseed Ave, Grapeseed (03) Senora Fwy & Ron Alternates... base of robot claw-like roads (04) Complete: aid Officer Lewis, or aid the criminal Lewis: Run over the fleeing suspect in your vehicle, or strike him with a melee attack; shooting him in the presence of the officer earns you a two star wanted level... once the officer has the criminal at gunpoint, leaving the area will complete the event. Perp: Kill the pursuing officer, and the criminal will run over to you and give you $250 before fleeing... this completes the event, although you will have to evade the three star wanted level for killing an officer. Note: If Lewis apprehends the suspect without your help, or if the suspect is escorted all the way into the back of the Park Ranger that is called for backup, the event is not considered complete. If the Park Ranger takes too long to arrive, the suspect will attempt to flee again, and Lewis will subdue him with lethal force; at this point,simply leaving the area will complete the event if you had previously helped Officer Lewis. ===================== 05 & 06 BIKE THIEVES ===================== Unlock: Pulling Favors Characters: All Time available: Any Locations: Near Little Bighorn Ave & Carson Ave, Rancho (05) Lady Rae's Apts, Bridge St & York St, East Vinewood (06) Complete: return or keep the stolen bike Return: Chase the thief down and knock him off the bike; this is very easy to do in a vehicle. You do not have to kill the thief. Once the thief is dealt with, get on the bike and return it to the owner... or if the bike is close enough to him, the owner will go to it himself. In (5) only... if returned, in two hours real time you will get an email from Gray Nicholson, in which he gives you $100,000 worth of Animal Ark stock for returning his bike. Keep: As above, but instead of bringing the bike back to the owner, you pedal it away from his location until his blue dot disappears. Note: In both scenarios, the bike is a Scorcher, and you are awarded +3% Stamina regardless of which outcome you select. The event will not be considered complete if... you knock off the thief, but leave the bike behind, if the bike is destroyed, or if you attack or aim a weapon at the owner (although the owner does have dialogue for that possibility). ============================ 07, 08, & 09 BORDER PATROLS ============================ Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Locations: Mt Haan Rd & dirt road south of Redwood Lights Track (07) Dirt road between Palomino Fwy & Land Act Reservoir (08) Raton Pass east of big hump, Raton Canyon (09) Complete: kill attackers Kill: In each event, three rednecks riding some combination of Maibatsu Sanchezes and/or Nagasaki Blazers appear close to your location and insult your character based on their assumed nationality (Franklin is presumed Brazilian, Michael British, and Trevor is correctly identified as Canadian). Upon killing them, you are free to take their vehicles, pick up their Sawed-Off Shotguns, and the ~$699 they drop. Note: If you opt to run from them, enough distance can also end the event... but it will not be counted as complete ========== 10 BURIAL ========== Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Dirt road NE of Procopio Rd, Paleto Bay Complete: take Antonia Bottino to her destination OR Altruists (if Trevor) Save: Although not required, killing both of the Antonia's kidnappers is advisable; they both drop cash (~$2800-$1800) and Shotguns and after a brief firefight, it's possible that they may try to flee in the nearby Bravado Bison... and in the process they can run the girl over and prematurely end the event. The event is counted as complete as soon as she enters the Declasse Granger at the meeting place... at which point you can jack or destroy the SUV with her in it consequence free. ~35 in-game minutes after she enters the SUV, regardless of any other action you take, she will call you from 611-555-0182 and you gain an additional $60,000. Altruists: $1000 Note: If you execute the girl while she is tied up on the ground (eg snipe her from a distance), her kidnappers will immediately flee the scene on foot; this does not complete the event. Pointing a weapon at the Granger will give you an immediate 1 star wanted level. ============ 11 BUS TOUR ============ Unlock: Pulling Favors Characters: All Time available: 07:00 - 18:59 Location: Vinewood Blvd & Las Lagunas Blvd, Vinewood Complete: complete the tour Tour: The bus tour takes about 9:30 (game time) or 19 minutes (real time) to complete (depending on traffic), and takes you to thirteen notable locations in Vinewood and other areas. Tour locations are: 1) Gentry Manor Hotel, Gentry Ln, West Vinewood 2) Dungeon Crawler Nightclub, Vinewood Blvd, West Vinewood 3) Tequi-la-la, Milton Rd, West Vinewood 4) Director Mark Fostenburg's home, Picture Perfect Dr, Vinewood Hills 5) Exercise guru The Craze's home, Hillcrest Ridge Access Rd, Vinewood Hills 6) Celeb wild child Martha Term's home, Cockingend Dr, Vinewood Hills 7) Richman Hotel, West Eclipse Blvd, Richman 8) Tivoli Theater, Morningwood Blvd & Cougar Ave, Morningwood On the tour and with signage, it's referred to as Weazel Theater 9) Richards Majestic Studios, N Rockwood Dr & Industry Pass, Richards Majestic 10) Portola Drive, Portola Dr & Eastbourne Way, Rockford Hills 11) Epsilon Center, Blvd Del Perro & Strangeways Dr, Rockford Hills 12) City Hall, Occupation Ave & Power St, Alta 13) Oriental Theater, Vinewood Blvd & Alta St, Downtown Vinewood Note: To be counted as complete, you must go through the entire tour... but you are free to skip anytime the on screen prompt comes up. ==================== 12 & 13 CAR THIEVES ==================== Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Great Ocean Hwy, near Hookies, North Chumash (12) Autopia Pkwy & Exceptionalists Way, near Los Santos Airport (13) Complete: keep or return stolen vehicle to owner Vehicles: Vapid Peyote (12) Obey Rocoto (13) Rewards: If you keep the vehicles, you obviously get the vehicles... if you return them, after the owner leaves the area you gain +5% Driving. If the Rocoto is returned, the owner, Saeeda Kadam, will email you two hours later (real time), and send you clothing from Ponsonbys... while this clothing is not unique, (being available for purchase) it is fairly expensive. Franklin: Gray Piped 3 Piece Suit ($5,900) Michael: Pale Blue Suit ($3,900) Trevor: Ash Suit ($5,500) Note: If the owner of the vehicle is run down, the event isn't completed, but the vehicle can still be chased and jacked... so it should be possible to obtain both the vehicle and the stat reward if one just waits for the incomplete event to spawn again. If you have previously purchased one of Saeeda's reward suits, she will gift you another Ponsonbys suit instead (Trevor for example will be gifted the Off-White Suit)... but if you have purchased ALL Ponsonbys suits available to that character she will still email, but you will get nothing. =============================== 14, 15, 16, & 17 CHASE THIEVES =============================== Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Locations: Hawick Ave & Alta Pl, near Suburban shop (14) San Andreas Ave & Strawberry Ave (15) Grapeseed Main St near Discount Store, Grapeseed (16) Route 68, near purchasable Los Santos Customs (17) Complete: player obtains wallet & leaves area, owner obtains wallet Close: It's possible to kill the thieves very close to the wallet's owner... in that case, they will walk over to the wallet and pick it up themselves If the event is completed in this way, the only reward is a full special meter. Return: If there's more distance between the owner and the wallet, the player must pick it up and return it to the owner. The player is rewarded with 10% of the contents of the wallet and a full special meter. Keep: Once the player has the wallet, they can put more distance between themselves and the owner's blue dot. In this case, they keep the full amount that was in the wallet, and get a full special meter. Notes: The thieves always carry Pistols and Sawed-Off Shotguns, but aside from the wallets have no money. After completing the event, the wallet's owner can be killed for the remaining 90% of the wallet's contents, if it was returned. Wallet amounts respectively - $2000, $500, $250, $120 Thief strength respectively - 2 Lost in a Gang Burrito 2 Lost on a LCC Hexer 4 Lost in a Gang Burrito 4 in Gang Burrito + 4 on LCC Hexers ========================= 18 CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ========================= Unlock: Pulling Favors Characters: All Time available: 05:00 - 18:59 Location: Calais Ave, Little Seoul Complete: construction worker survives explosion Live: You must use the HVY Dozer to push the pipes blocking the doors of the Brute Stockade away so that the worker inside can exit the vehicle and flee the area before a generator ignites a line of gas. The generator and gas trail are on the driver's side of the vehicle, but it is possible to successfully remove the pipes from either side. Upon completion, you're rewarded with +2% Driving. ========================== 19 COUNTRYSIDE GANG FIGHT ========================== Unlock: Friends Reunited Characters: Franklin, Michael Time available: Any Location: Marina Dr east of 3 sectioned dirt road area, Sandy Shores Complete: Dealer survives Description: As the player approaches, a dealer is being held hostage by two members of the Lost. Without intervention, the dealer will be shot and the event ends without being completed. If the Lost are killed, they drop a Shotgun and Pistol, and their LCC Hexer bikes can be stolen... the dealer then goes to his car (A Cheval Picador) to pay you in gratitude, when four more Lost on Hexers appear. Kill this second wave of Lost (who also carry Pistols and Shotguns), and the dealer gives you $1000 and drives away in his Picador. Note: Entering the dealer's Piccador causes him to run away and ends the event without completing it... as does fleeing the second wave of Lost. ======================= 20 COUNTRYSIDE ROBBERY ======================= Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Route 68 & Joshua Rd, southwest of Sandy Shores Complete: kill either the 3 police or 2 criminals in the firefight Police: Killing the police gives you a 3 star wanted level, and prompts the criminals to leave in their Imponte Phoenix; if a criminal has died, he will leave a $5000 briefcase. If neither has died, they will leave behind a small pile of cash for the player... no cash has to be collected to complete the event. Perps: Upon killing each of the criminals, they drop briefcases containing $5000 each. The player is free to collect them if done while either shooter is still active, or if the collection occurs outside the sight of officers... otherwise, a two star wanted level is incurred. A two star wanted level is also incurred for stealing the criminals' Phoenix... no cash has to be collected to complete the event IF you took part in killing the criminals... if the police killed the criminals without your help, the money must be collected to complete the event. Note: Left to their own devices, the police will always kill the thieves. ================ 21 CRASH RESCUE ================ Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Senora Fwy, north of Braddock Tunnel Complete: Taliana survives Tali: Tali must be driven to 7184 Cholla Springs Ave in Sandy Shores within 2:50 (real time); the event is only counted complete if she lives. Note: Successful completion unlocks Taliana Martinez as a Heist Crew member. If Tali dies, she carries the typical amount of $11-$21 you can find on random citizens. =================== 22 DEAL GONE WRONG =================== Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Just off Great Ocean Hwy, near Raton Canyon Complete: Kill of flee from later-appearing attackers Description: The player arrives to see a ring of vehicles and dead gang members, and can collect Sawed-Off Shotguns, Pistols, and Assault Rifles from the dead; you can also freely steal either of the Karin Rebels or Bobcat XLs at the scene. Three red blips appear on the map, indicating gravely wounded gang members who are still alive; these put up no resistance, and the one at the bottom of the hill near a briefcase containing $25,000 warns you not to take it, which you must to continue the event... If you leave the scene going further into the dirt roads of the mountain regions, you'll be pursued by two attackers on Maibatsu Sanchezes. If you leave the scene and get back onto the Great Ocean Hwy, you will instead be pursued by four attackers in two Karin Rebels. Kill: The attackers can be armed with Sawed-Off Shotguns or Pistols, and upon killing them you can freely take their Sanchezes or Rebels. Flee: You can also opt to outdistance the attackers, forfeiting the vehicles and their arms. ============ 23 DOMESTIC ============ Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Location: 3587 Wild Oats Dr Complete: take Castro to LS Golf Club OR Altruists (if Trevor) LSGC: Upon arrival at the golf course, Castro will give you $80 and will become available as a golfing partner. Altruists: $1000 Note: If killed before arriving at either destination, the event is not counted as complete, and if you fire weapons while his wife is tossing his stuff, the event ends with both trying to flee the area. ================= 24 DRUG SHOOTOUT ================= Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: Only Trevor Time available: Any Location: North of Grapseed, south of Braddock Tunnel... road with hook at end Complete: obtain the briefcase in the old barn Cash: You will have to fend off 6 attackers, who wield Pistols, Sawed-Off Shotguns, SMGs, and Assault Rifles. You can find two Vapid Bobcat XLs on the farm, and the briefcase contains anywhere from $4,000 on up to $100,000. Note: The event is supposed to be repeatable (the game itself tells the player that this is so), but many have reported being unable to trigger it on subsequent visits. ====================== 25 & 26 DRUNK DRIVERS ====================== Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Locations: La Spada parking lot, Palamino Ave, La Puerta (25) between Alhambra Dr & Zancudo Ave, Sandy Shores (26) Complete: take drunks to destination OR Altruists (if Trevor) 1st scenario: The drunk will accept any vehicle that can hold two people, or if the player is on foot, will get in his Gallivanter Baller (modern) and instruct the player to take him to his apartment on Alta Place in Hawick (2154); upon arrival, he will give the player $80 and the event is considered complete. If you wait around though, you can watch him collapse and die shortly after being dropped off, and another ~$14 can be looted from his body, and you can keep the Baller. 2nd scenario: The drunk couple insist you drive their Albany Emperor to their motel, which is right next door to the Los Santos Customs that Franklin can purchase; upon arrival, you're rewarded with $40 and you can keep the Emperor. Altruists: the first drunk is good for $1000, and the couple for $2000. Note that because the Altruists will only accept 4 victims before their event is triggered and the couple counts as two, they can be used to minimize the number of people sacrificed in this way... However, if you have already sacrificed two people, you DO NOT get paid upon delivering the couple. ==================== 27 ESCAPE PAPARAZZI ==================== Unlock: Pulling Favors Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Alley between Alta St & Power St Complete: take Lacey home OR Altruists (if Trevor) Home: When Lacey enters your car, paparazzi swarm, and you must evade them before taking the star home; Lacey lives at 3683 Whispymound Dr (presumably, the house has no actual address on it... it's the first one going south down Whispymound Dr). If you park /near/ the destination marker and leave your vehicle, Lacey will walk the rest of the way and give you $150... if you park /in/ the marker and wait, she will instead give you $750. Altruists: $1000... and unlike other passengers, Lacey is oblivious to the unfamiliar scenery along the way. Note: Doing too much damage to the chasing paparazzi ends the event without completing it... the event can also be ended even before talking to Lacey if you assault any of the paparazzi outside the alley or try to steal their motorcycles (Shitzu Vaders). ===================== 28 GANG INTIMIDATION ===================== Unlock: Complications Characters: Michael or Trevor Time available: Any Location: corner of Sustancia Rd & El Rancho Blvd Complete: kill attackers Kill: After following a screaming woman to the side of a house, three gang members attack the player; all have Pistols and must be killed... the woman can also optionally be killed, although this can trigger a one star wanted level... if all persons are killed, $570-$1000 is dropped. Note: Fleeing the area does not mark the event as complete, and if you have a weapon equipped when approaching the girl after she has stopped, the event isn't completed; the girl flees, commenting that she doesn't need *that* kind of help, and the attackers never appear. ================== 29 GETAWAY DRIVER ================== Unlock: Pulling Favors Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Dollar Pills parking lot, Strawberry Ave & Macdonald St, Strawberry Complete: help robbers get away, kill robbers, OR Altruists (if Trevor) Away: If you have a vehicle that can seat three people, the perps will enter and you will shortly get a three star wanted level; once this is evaded, the criminals give you a destination. Upon arrival, you're given $1000 as your cut of the robbery, and Packie McCreary is unlocked as a Heist Crew member. Kill: Shoot the two thieves, and they drop Pistols and $1700-$2800. Altruists: Because you're delivering two victims, you're paid $2000 Note: It is inadvisable to kill or deliver these criminals to the Altruists since doing so will permanently deprive you of recruiting Packie, who is a very good gunman in heists. Because the Altruists will only accept 4 victims before their event is triggered and the criminals counts as two, they can be used to minimize the number of people sacrificed in this way... However, if you have already sacrificed two people, you DO NOT get paid upon delivering the criminals. ============================= 30, 31, 32, & 33 HITCH LIFTS ============================= Unlock: Friends Reunited Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Ineseno Rd, near N exit to Great Ocean Hwy, Banham Canyon (30) North Calafia Way, Mt Chiliad (31) East Joshua Rd & Senora Fwy (32) Church off Route 68, Great Chaparral (33) Complete: get hitcher to destination (all) OR take hitcher to Altruists (31, 32, & 33, if Trevor) 30th: The hitcher wants to go to Los Santos Intl Airport, and must get there within 2:30 or the event ends without being completed. Presumably the time limit is what makes this fellow non-Altruist eligible; for meeting the deadline, he gives you a lucrative stock tip and $100. 31st: The hitcher wants to go to a farmhouse in Catfish View, Mt Gordo, near the lighthouse; if delivered, Ursula becomes a Booty Call for whatever character brought her there. 32nd: The hitcher wants to go to Mt Haan Dr in Galileo Park, up by the Vinewood sign; once there, her boyfriend starts a fistfight with you, which can potentially draw in a coworker and get you a one star wanted level... or you can aim any gun at him and he'll run away. 33rd: The hitcher wants to go to Kimble Hill Dr, Vinewood Hills to flee from her own wedding; after getting some distance from the church, the groom will give chase in his Mammoth Patriot... you must evade him without killing him, although aiming a weapon is acceptable. All: The relevant events give you $1000 for delivery to the Altruists You're rewarded with +5% Driving for each event, even if the event is completed via delivery to Altruists... however, you may have trouble getting further hitch lifts to appear after delivering one to the Altruists. ========================== 34 LURING GIRL INTO ALLEY ========================== Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Location: alley off Supply St, near Ammu-nation Complete: kill or flee attackers Scenario: A older woman calls for help as you approach the alley. As you climb a set of stairs, her accomplice appears and both produce Pistols. At this point, you can kill them and complete the event... But if you wait while they hold you at gunpoint, they will steal up to $500 from you. After that, they flee on foot and you must kill them to complete the event (and in so doing, you will recover your lost cash). OR, you can simply flee them as soon as the accomplice has appeared. This isn't really difficult because the attackers don't seem to pursue outside of their little alley. Note: The only reward to be had from this event is the Pistol ammo, should you choose to kill the attackers. ====================== 35, 36, & 37 MUGGINGS ====================== Unlock: Pulling Favors (F) Father/Son (M) Trevor Philips Industries (T) Characters: All Time available: Any Locations: Alley off Forum Dr, Chamberlain Hills (35) Alley off Hawick Ave, between Meteor & Power, Alta (36) Corner of Vespucci Blvd & Peaceful St, Pillbox Hill (37) Complete: player obtains wallet & leaves area or owner obtains wallet (35 & 37) player interrupts mugging (36) Same: The conditions and results for 35 and 37 are the same as for the Chase Thieves events; always full special meter, $0 if the wallet is near the owner, 10% if it's returned, 100% if it's kept. Diff: In 36, all the player has to do is strike the mugger with their vehicle or otherwise alarm the mugger; he and his victim will then both flee... there is no reward for this event. =================== 38 PRISONER LIFT 1 =================== Unlock: Friends Reunited Characters: Franklin, Michael Time available: Any Location: farmhouse between Redwood Lights Track & Bolingbroke Penitentiary Complete: prisoner arrives at destination Description: At the farmhouse, you see a Sheriff's car rammed against a tree and a prisoner standing nearby... the Sheriff's car will not start, so you must provide your own transportation. Once the prisoner is in your vehicle and you have left the farmhouse, you will get a one star wanted level, which, once evaded, will allow you to proceed to the prisoner's destination: a Lost hangout at Mirror Park Blvd & Tangerine St. Once delivered, you're rewarded with +5% Driving. Note: This is not available to Trevor because you're helping Lost... and dialogues place the event after Trevor's assault on Stab City. If you drive the prisoner near a police station, he will accuse you of trying to turn him in and flee, ending the event without completion. =================== 39 PRISONER LIFT 2 =================== Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: Any Location: dirt road between Redwood Lights Track & Bolingbroke Penitentiary Complete: kill prisoner Kill: Just run down or shoot the prisoner to complete the event; your only reward is the Pistol ammo he drops. Note: If you arrive without a car, the prisoner runs and the event immediately ends without being completed; it's also not marked complete if you allow the prisoner to flee in your vehicle, or if you just drive away from the prisoner. =================== 40 ROGUE ALTRUISTS =================== Unlock: Friends Reunited Characters: Franklin, Michael Time available: Any Location: Baytree Canyon Rd, great Chaparral Complete: kill Altruists and drive victim to destination Description: The player arrives to see a bound woman on the ground and two Altruists attempting to get her up and into their Cheval Fugitive; if the player waits long enough, the trio will drive away in the vehicle, and they must be chased to complete the event. They don't seem to have any destination in mind, and just drive aimlessly. Note: Trevor cannot trigger this even after the Altruist Shootout event. =============================== 41 SHOP ROBBERY 1 (Bob Mulét) =============================== Unlock: Pulling Favors Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Mad Wayne Thunder Dr & South Blvd Del Perro, Rockford Hills Complete: return or keep money Description: From the outside, you can see a gunman inside the barber shop. Upon entering, the gunman forces you to your knees, and a brief time later he and another gunman flee the shop and get in a waiting Gallivanter Baller (classic). You must then kill the criminals (the two gunmen carry Pistols, the driver apparently is unarmed) and collect the $2000 they stole. Return: After collecting the money, you can return it to the shop... there is no reward for doing so, but the event can be completed in that way. Keep: Or after collecting the money, you can just drive away from the blue blip that represents the store, in which case you get to keep the $2000. =============================== 41 SHOP ROBBERY 2 (SubUrban) =============================== Unlock: Friend Request Characters: All Time available: Any Location: Prosperity St Promenade, Del Perro Complete: return or keep money Description: From the outside, you can see a gunman inside the clothing shop. Upon entering, the gunman forces you to your knees, and a brief time later he and another gunman flee the shop on foot. Often, one will flee south and the other north... but you only need to kill one of them to recover the $2000 they have stolen. Return: After collecting the money, you can return it to the shop... for doing so, the clerk will give you a 25% discount on your next purchase. Keep: Or after collecting the money, you can just drive away from the blue blip that represents the store, in which case you get to keep the $2000. Note: The 25% discount only applies to ONE item. Also, it will persist until you buy something; you can keep your discount after entering and exiting the store, so long as you don't buy anything. Finally, the discount only applies to an item that is purchased in THAT particular SubUrban. =================== 43 SIMEON YETARIAN =================== Unlock: Friend Request (unavailable after Mr. Philips) Characters: Franklin, Michael Time available: Any Location: Inside Premium Deluxe Motorsport corner of Power St & Adam's Apple Blvd, Pillbox Hill Complete: Simeon is killed or flees scene Description: When you enter the dealership, two hired thugs armed with Pistols attack you, and Simeon flees... he can either escape out another door or run into his office... regardless, the event completes when the gunmen are dead and Simeon's blip disappears from the map one way or another. ============ 44 SNATCHED ============ Unlock: Pulling Favors Characters: All Time available: Any Location: 2135 S Mo Milton Dr, Vinewood Hills Complete: woman reaches destination OR Altruists (if Trevor) Description: You arrive on the scene seeing three Lost forcing a woman into a Declasse Gang Burrito... while it is possible in a reasonably fast vehicle to interrupt their kidnapping, attacking them before the woman is in their van ends the event before it really starts. The three Lost in the van are armed with SMGs and Pistols; after stopping the van and dealing with them you can free the woman, who will ask you to take her to a house on Ineseno Rd. En route, you are attacked by four more Lost riding Western Daemons (this is one of the very few appearances these vehicles make in the game) and armed with Sawed-Off Shotguns; after killing or evading these additional Lost, you can proceed to the destination she previously gave you... for which you receive no reward. Altruists: $1000 ==================== 45 SPORT BIKE THIEF ==================== Unlock: Pulling Favors Characters: All Time available: Any Location: 1003 Richman St, Richman Complete: keep or return stolen vehicle to owner Description: This works the same as the Car Thief events; although whether you keep or return the vehicle (a Pegassi Bati 801, in this case), you get the +5% to your Driving skill... and if you kill or spook the owner, the event does not get marked as completed, so it should be possible to trigger it a second time, allowing you to effectively procure a Bati 801 on demand. ======================= 46 STAG DO RUNNING MAN ======================= Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: All Time available: 04:00 - 14:59 Location: Route 68, east of Discount Store, north of hump in dirt road Complete: the titular Running Man arrives at his wedding on time Description: You find the Running Man tied to a phone pole along Route 68, and, after stopping to untie him, he asks you to take him to his house at 1010 Richman St. so he can get dressed. You are then to drive the father of the bride's Enus Super Diamond to Hookies, where the best man is waiting with the rings... after collecting him, your final destination is St Brigid Baptist Church, Paleto Blvd, in Paleto Bay... After arriving, the best man tells you that you can keep the Super Diamond, which serves as your reward for the event. Note: If arrive while the Running Man is tied to the pole and wait until 15:00, he will untie himself from the pole and complain that he's missed the wedding... If you arrive shortly before 04:00, you can hear the same failure lines as above, but if you leave the area and return the event will trigger as normal... only when it's well after or before the trigger times that you will pass the area and hear nothing. ===================== XX ALTRUIST SHOOTOUT ===================== Unlock: Mr. Philips Characters: Trevor Time available: Any Location: Altruist Camp, Mt Chiliad Complete: does not actually count toward Random Event counter Potential victims Normal reward ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 44) Snatched none 26) Drunk Driver 2 $40, counts as 2 victims 25) Drunk Driver 1 $80 32) Hitch Lift 3 +5% Driving 33) Hitch Lift 4 +5% Driving 27) Escape Paparazzi $750 10) Burial $60,000 23) Domestic Golf partner 31) Hitch Lift 2 +5% Driving, unlocks Ursula for Booty Calls 29) Getaway Driver $1000, unlocks Packie for heists, counts as 2 victims Arranged in order of desireability: The heist member, Booty Call, and Golf Partner are irreplaceable, and $60K is flat out more than the Altruists will offer. While the stat bonuses are awarded even on Altruist delivery, I could not trigger any other Hitch Lifts after having delivered one. So the most beneficial deliveries are the Drunk Drivers and Snatched. Also bear in mind that although taking people to the Altruists will add one to your Random Event tally for each delivery, the event related to your final delivery MAY be repeated after the Shootout... for example, if a Hitch Lifter was your last, that event will pop up on the map again (and taking a Hitcher last will allow you to get another +5% to Driving). Hitch Lift 4 is known to be repeatable this way. Snatched is known NOT to be repeatable. Once triggered, Trevor will have to fight off the sixteen Altruists in the camp, who are armed with Pistols, Shotguns, and Assault Rifles. $100,000 can be looted from four briefcases loacted on porches throughout the camp, and there are also Health, Armor, RPG, Assault Shotgun, and Baseball Bat pick-ups in the area. =============================================================================== (III) ATM Robberies =============================================================================== In addition to the standard 46 events, there are 14 ATM Robberies. Only the first ATM Robbery the player completes counts toward 100% completion. All fourteen are unlocked once Pulling Favors is complete, although some will necessarily be more difficult to trigger due to the proximity of other events. These events function exactly the same as the standard Muggings and Chase Thieves -- The Robber makes off with a wallet... If you kill the Robber within easy walking distance of the victim, they recover the wallet and you gain a full special meter. If you recover the wallet and return it to the victim, you get a full special meter and 10% of the wallet's contents (which in the case of an ATM Robbery will be $50). Or you can simply keep the wallet for yourself and leave the area, in which case you get a full special meter and the entire contents of the wallet ($500). In eleven of the events, the Robber takes off on foot and is very easy to catch if you're in a vehicle. In two of the events, the Robber takes off on a Maibatsu Sanchez and is a bit more difficult to apprehend. In one event, the Robber makes his escape in an Imponte Ruiner, and can be difficult to bring down without attracting a wanted level. ============= FOOT ROBBERS ============= 1) Paleto Bay, at the gas stop west of Los Santos Customs 2) Paleto Bay, Paleto Blvd & Great Ocean Hwy, south of Ammu-Nation 3) Banham Canyon, Ineseno Rd, near 24/7... directly west of 12 4) Pacific Bluffs, West Eclipse Blvd Xero gas station 5) Pillbox Hill, Peaceful St & San Andreas Ave 6) Little Seoul, Vespucci Blvd & Ginger St 7) Little Seoul, Dutch London St & Innocence Blvd 8) Vespucci Canals, Palomino Ave & Rockford Dr, near Binco 9) Downtown Vinewood, Spanish Ave & Alta St 10) Mirror Park, West Mirror Dr, near Chico's Hypermarket 11) Textile City, Strawberry Ave & Atlee St, near Robert Dazzler building ================ SANCHEZ ROBBERS ================ 12) Banham Canyon, Great Ocean Hwy near Fleeca... directly east of 3 13) Pillbox Hill, Vespucci Blvd & Alta St ============== RUINER ROBBER ============== 14) Strawberry, Strawberry Ave & Capital Blvd Xero gas station =============================================================================== (IV) Security Vans =============================================================================== There are two varieties of Security Van: Those in the process of loading, and those that are in transit. Vans being loaded are parked and have two idle guards that will eventually get in the vehicle and drive away. While they're outside, you can kill the guards and obtain a briefcase full of cash. Killing a guard will incur a two star wanted level... but to complete the event one only needs to leave the area, not evade the wanted level. Transit Vans are a tougher nut to crack. Whatever your approach, ultimately you're going to have to open the doors at the rear of the vehicle. This can be done in one shot with a Sticky Bomb, but that creates a fire which can make it problematic for you to collect the cash which is required for completion. The doors can also be opened by gunfire if it is concentrated where the doors meet... however, the amount of damage the doors endure before opening can vary wildly (I've seen them open in as little as five Pistol shots, or take more than two dozen Sawed-Off Shotgun blasts). Additionally, like the ATM Robberies, some of these events will be difficult to trigger due to the proximity of other events... 2 in particular may not be triggerable until Construction Accident is complete, and others are much easier to trigger if you've recently completed an ATM Robbery so none of those will spawn for a while. And even then, some Vans may stubbornly refuse to appear for some unknown reason...aiming the camera away from their spawn points as you approach may or may not help. My best advice is to just be persistent, and circle the trigger area until the Van appears (although if you're trying to complete a specific Van, you should make sure that Vans are primed to appear to begin with). ============= LOADING VANS ============= 1) La Puerta, Alta St & Innocence Blvd, Globe Oil gas station 2) Little Seoul, Palamino Ave & Vespucci Blvd Lucky Plucker 3) Paleto Bay, Paleto Blvd & Great Ocean Hwy, south of Ammu-Nation 4) Little Seoul, Calais & Palomino Aves, Korean Plaza ============= TRANSIT VANS ============= 5) Vespucci Canals, Imagination Ct & Prosperity St... going North 6) Little Seoul, San Andreas & Palomino Aves... going East on San Andreas 7) San Chiansky Mountain Range, Chiansky Passage... going North 8) Lago Zancudo, Great Ocean Hwy between Chumash & Ft Zancudo... going South 9) Cypress Flats, El Rancho Blvd & Popular St... going West on El Rancho 10) Mirror Park, Supply St North of San Andreas Ave... going South on Supply =============================================================================== (V) Timing and misc info =============================================================================== Standard events Event triggered and ignored -> same event triggered again This is more or less immediate, most on the time involved is what it takes to get back to the trigger area Event triggered and ignored -> different event triggered Event completed -> new event triggered These both take about 3 minutes real-time, including the time it takes to reach the new event Security Vans and ATM Robberies When one of these is triggered, it takes between three and five days to trigger another event of the same type. Completing Pulling Favors unlocks all Van and ATM events, but because it also unlocks Chop, this prevents the player from resting at Franklin's house to advance time (and thus make it easier to complete more Vans/ ATMs) until that mission is completed. Number of events You may have seen people refer to varying numbers of events, which may lead to some confusion... for clarity: There are 46 standard events, 10 Security Vans, and 14 ATM Robberies. However, because only the first ATM Robbery completed will count toward 100% completion, this means that there are effectively 57 events that matter in that context. Repeatability The ATM Robberies and Security Vans are indefinitely repeatable. Standard events are not, with the exception of a bug related to Altruist cult deliveries. The Drug Shootout is /meant/ to be repeatable, but this is apparently prevented by a bug of some sort. =============================================================================== (VI) Updates and To do =============================================================================== 1.00 (Jan 28, 2014) - initial version 1.20 (Feb 28, 2014) - More info for Luring Girl Added ATM Robberies and Security Vans Event trigger timing To Do ----- 1) Exact timing of Security Van / ATM availability after completing one 2) What Altruist deliveries allow for repeatable events =============================================================================== (VII) Credit =============================================================================== GTA_Phreak - pointed out official event names on the Social Club Last to Altruists may be repeatable RARusk - Construction Accident after Pulling Favors Last Altruist delivery may not always be repeatable Lusitanicus - pointed out that a Shop Robbery was possible earlier =============================================================================== (VIII) Legal =============================================================================== GRAND THEFT AUTO V RANDOM EVENTS GUIDE Copyright 2014 Andrew Branch (EarlJenson) This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use, unless you ask me beforehand. 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