“Time to crack that diamond, baby”
The new Grand Theft Auto 5 patch that lets you rob the Diamond Casino Vault is finally out. Specifically, the patch is available to download on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Players need to use all their skills to complete the heist successfully, particularly given that cheats are not available for the online portion of the game.
The trailer and patch premiered on December 12, along with several tutorials to help you get started. Notably, all the planning takes place beneath an abandoned arcade. You must purchase the property at one of several locations for between GTA$1,235,000 and GTA$2,530,000. The arcade actually serves as a disguise for your illicit operations.
The heart of the heist lies in a Master Control Terminal which you must also purchase. From here, players can run and manage all their business and properties in GTA Online. The terminal also measures how well your illegal enterprises are doing, keeping track of exactly how much profit you are making.
To get the arcade business up and operating successfully you will need to formulate a solid strategy. Everything from the exterior murals (which you can choose) as well as the arcade games themselves contribute to its popularity.
Rockstar Games summarized what the new patch allows you to do while also hinting at a what might be good strategy:
“In order to plan the biggest Heist ever perpetrated in Los Santos, Heist crew leaders will setup an unexpected new commercial venture as a front,” Rockstar said. “A retro Arcade business property shrouding the nerve centre within where Heist operations are staged and rehearsed,”
“While the business runs above, down below you can practice hacking keypads or cracking vault doors, store equipment and getaway vehicles,” they added. “And owners of existing businesses can add a Master Control Terminal to handle all current operations.”
Whichever property you choose to house your arcade will come at a cost. As we mentioned earlier, no property falls below GTA$1 million, which is a large investment for most players. There is no money code amongst all the GTA 5 cheats available so you’ll need to earn that amount by carrying out various in-game activities.
Rockstar also announced that it is giving players with a current Twitch Prime account a special gift.
“Twitch Prime members who linked accounts to their Rockstar Games Social Club account by December 8thwill get free access to a new Arcade property to serve as the otherwise legitimate front for your prep and planning in The Diamond Casino Heist.
“Pixel Pete’s Arcade– formerly a legendary hole-in-the-wall located in Paleto Bay– will be yours to claim from Maze Bank Foreclosures free of charge.
“Any Twitch Prime members in good standing who do buy this specific property at full price will be given a 100% rebate within 72 hours after purchasing it.”
There’s a lot more to love about the Casino Heist patch too – it also includes new vehicles and clothing for example. It is the latest DLC for GTA 5 from Rockstar Games, who we expect to add many more features to the game in 2020.