Grand Theft Auto 5, like its predecessor GTA 4, features a series of assassination missions. There are a total of five, which can only be completed by Franklin and are assigned to him by Lester. Today, we are going to cover the Hotel Assassination and guide you to Gold completion.
In the cut scene that introduces each assignment, Lester will give Franklin tips about which companies to invest in, and which should be avoided on the two in-game stock markets. This information is nothing short of insider trading, and if done correctly, players can earn more than $150 million for each of the three playable characters. With that in mind, we recommend that you do not complete any of the assassination missions prior to finishing the fourth and final heist in Grand Theft Auto 5, The Big Score! Waiting until you receive the money from this heist will help you maximize your profits on the stock market.
Pre-Requisite Missions: Fame or Shame
Contact Point: Lester
Gold Completion Requirements
-Sniper Kill Bonus
Prior to beginning this mission, players should invest all of their money into Betta Pharmaceuticals, which can be found on the BAWSAQ stock exchange. Be sure to do this with all three of the playable characters.
After the cut scene, head to the right from the bench you were on. If you don’t have a vehicle nearby, steal one. Once you have a ride, follow the yellow route on your radar until you reach the hotel. Head inside the parking garage and into the marker to trigger on-screen instructions.
When you regain control of Franklin, get back into the vehicle and head to the top floor of the parking garage. There is a countdown timer in the bottom right indicating when the target will leave the hotel, but you should have plenty of time. Park your car near the edge of the garage, closest to the target and climb on top of it for a better view. In order to obtain the Gold completion status, you need to kill the target with your Sniper Rifle. It would also be wise to fit the weapon with a Suppressor to avoid detection and a Wanted Level.
When the counter reaches zero, the target will exit the hotel. Take him out before he gets to the SUV. Try placing your crosshair just in front of him and letting him walk into the shot. Once the target is down, get back into your vehicle. Drive clockwise around the top of the parking garage and head towards the north side of the roof. Gain as much speed as possible and hit the Stunt Jump to make your escape. Try to slightly angle your vehicle to the left side to avoid crashing it into the bleachers (check out the video below to see what we mean). Once you clear the area, you’ll receive the notice of Gold completion and a cool $9,000.
For more tips, visit Prima’s free GTA 5 guide.