The third heist in the GTA Online Heists update is called Humane Labs Raid, and once again it will require a well coordinated, four person team to pull it off. It comes with five setup missions that must be tackled prior to the final portion of the heist, and those can be quite challenging on their own. Of course, we're here to guide you through it all when you're ready, just make sure to complete the Fleeca Job, the first heist that players unlock with the update. When that's out of the way, spend some time with Grand Theft Auto Online, then move on to the Prison Break. Only after completing both of those will players be able to lead the Humane Labs Raid.
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Humane Labs Raid - Setup Costs and Payouts
- Initial Cost: $54,000 (Heist leader pays)
- Easy Payout: $270,000
- Normal Payout: $540,000
- Hard Payout: $675,000
Humane Labs Raid Elite Challenges
- Complete in less than 11 minutes
- Vehicle damage under 2 percent
- Nobody gets wasted
Key Codes Setup Mission
This first setup mission is simple, however, it requires four separate roles. Two players will take on the roles of the Buyer and the Bodyguard, while the remaining two players will be Lookout North and Lookout South. Make sure you put your best long range shooters in the lookout roles, and with the Buyer and the Bodyguard being your best bullet sponges.
After you’ve watched the introduction and picked your outfits, it’s time to get the party started. Hop in your vehicles and drive to the waypoint marked on your map. You’ll want the lookouts to climb the nearby buildings and get situated before you walk into the marker. Once everyone is in place, have the Bodyguard and Buyer initiate the meeting, then wait for the Seller to arrive.
Once you have the keys, everything hits the fan and the FIB show up with their guns out and their bullets flying. Take cover and kill everyone who comes at you, using the cars for cover and tossing explosives to maximize your damage output. Once the FIB are all cleared out, hop back into your vehicles and head to the Heist Planning room to end the mission.
Insurgents Setup Mission
Now that you have the means to access the lab, it’s time to get yourself some proper wheels. This mission requires you to drive to the quarry up near Sandy Shores and steal a couple of Insurgents, which are basically just armored vehicles. As always, choose your outfits, then hop into your rides and head to the objective marker on the map.
Once you arrive you’ll want to take up a position somewhere above the vehicles, raining fire down on your enemies. We highly suggest staying away from explosives, as you wouldn’t want to accidentally blow up a mission objective (the Insurgents). When all the enemies are down, split off into two groups of two, having each team take one vehicle. Sadly, only one of these bad boys is equipped with a 360 degree machine gun, so you’ll want to make sure it’s in the final vehicle in the convoy in order to fight off any pursuing enemies. The passenger in the front vehicle should have lots of C4, tossing it at vehicles while avoiding causing damage to the other SUV.
After you take down the enemy helicopters and haul out of there, you’re going to encounter several waves of Merryweather troops in armored jeeps, so be careful and take your time eliminating them. Once you arrive at the drop-off you’ll need to clear out the remaining forces, then drive into the yellow marker to finish this mission.
EMP Setup Mission
Once you have your outfits chosen, hop into your car and head to the beach area marked on your map. After arriving, you’ll need to locate the nearby dinghy and have everyone hop into it. When all four players are seated, take to the waves and head towards the rear of the aircraft carrier out in the water ahead.
Once you’re inside the carrier, make your way forward, steadily taking out any enemies who show up on the map. After reaching the hanger, move up onto the flight deck, then have one person hop into the Hydra (which is located near the bow of the ship), while the rest borrow some nearby Lazers.
Take off and head towards the drop-off marker on the map. Several enemy jets will descend upon the Hydra, so the Lazers will want to do their best to take them out. Thankfully, the enemy fighters only seem to be attracted to the Hydra, so simply lock your missiles onto them and fire away. It's sort of like shooting fish in a barrel... at least for the pilots of the Lazers.
Once the enemies have been taken out, the Hydra will need to land on the marker using the hover controls. After successfully completing this the mission will end.
Valkyrie Setup Mission
Now that you’ve taken a jet, it’s time to move to the next phase of the heist and steal the newest helicopter to be added to the game. The Valkyrie is a beast of an attack chopper, and while this setup mission is easy to complete, you’ll want to take your time and make sure every enemy is taken out prior to advancing on the bird. When your team is properly outfitted, grab your cars and head for the marker on the map.
Take all the enemies down at the front gate before moving forward. This is where the Buzzard will attack, so you’ll want to hit it with a Homing Rocket to knock it out of the sky quickly. Once the front gate is clear, move inside and make use of the well-placed cover you have around you. Coordinate with your team and take out your enemies as you move. Once you've cleared the area, grab the Valkyrie and get out of there.
After taking off, players will need to worry about reinforcements. There are three weapons placed around this new helicopter. The first two are standard mini-guns on either side, and the third is an anti-air support weapon placed along the front, which is controlled by the co-pilot. Make use of all three weapons to take out the advancing Buzzards, which should be more fun than problematic.
Once the air is clear, it’s time to land this bad boy at the drop-off point. Just look for the red flare along the coast line, then bring it in for a smooth landing to finish off the mission.
Deliver EMP Setup Mission
This mission is one of the toughest we’ve hit in the Heists DLC. Firstly, you’ll want to bring a Sniper Rifle with a suppressor, as well as suppressors on all your other weapons. Stealth is a must in this mission, and any report of your movement, or you being detected by guards or scientists will immediately result in mission failure.
Get your team set up, then head towards your first objective and pick up one of the Insurgent vehicles you snagged during a previous setup mission. There aren't any enemies around this time, so just drive up and switch cars. Once you have the Insurgent, simply follow the marker on your map to arrive at Humane Labs.
After parking the vehicle and stretching your legs, have someone hop out, line up a shot on the first guard by the gate, then wait a second or two for this buddy to walk away. As soon as the guard is alone, take him down and run forward.
Once players are inside the compound, it's all a matter of studying the lines of sight of your enemies, then coordinating shots with your team. Make sure to take targets down when their friends aren't there to kick up a fuss, and if two bad guys are together, simultaneous shots will be required to avoid detection. This is one where players might fail a couple of times before they get it right, but it's all about timing and communication.
When all the guards and scientists are down you're free to run. One person should hack into the garage while someone else grabs the Insurgent and drives it in. The garage door hacker will need to complete a short mini-game, and once the door is open someone will have to drive to the vehicle inside and leave it. Now have everyone hop into the Humane Labs truck nearby and drive out of the compound. You’re in disguise now, so ignore everything and don’t engage anyone.
The Humane Labs Raid
This heist includes two teams, split into the Ground Crew and the Chopper Crew. The Ground Crew will need to head into the lab and steal the documents, while the Chopper Crew will fly around the lab in the Valkyrie and extract the Ground Crew when the time is right.
Firstly, you’ll need to pick up the chopper by heading to an area near Alamo Sea. Sadly, it’s a bit of a drive from where you start, and you can’t call in any type of chopper to cut down travel time. Simply grab your fastest vehicle and turn on your favorite radio station.
Once you have the chopper, head to the yellow marker on the map. You don’t actually need to land, just simply fly over it to kick off the next part. Once the pilot has the chopper in the correct position, the EMP will activate and take out all the power in the compound below. Now it’s time for the Ground Team to drop from the chopper via parachute. Once they're on the ground you’ll automatically switch over to night vision, and we're not going to lie, that's just super duper fun.
First you need to use C4 to blow the front doors. Once you’re inside, keep moving through the building to the markers, making sure to kill everyone you come across. When you reach the door with two locks, have one team member take each panel, then press the buttons simultaneously. Now head inside and collect the data.
Time to do a little more killing. Run out of the data room and take down any enemies you spot. Keep moving until you reach the sea entrance, then equip your re-breather to continue. Hop into the water and swim forward until you reach the open sea. Swim to the area marked on your map, then send a flare up into the air to signal your other teammates. Once the Valkyrie lands, hop into it, then take out the enemy attack choppers headed your way. When the skies are finally clear, fly to the final landing point to complete the heist.
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