The Pacific Standard heist is essentially GTA Online’s main event — or it was years ago, back before “The Doomsday Heist” and a whole bunch of other content updates. It’s an epic bank robbery with a long, tough police chase, and it’s one of the best ways to earn money in GTA while having a great time with some friends.
If you’re trying to practice up for the big Cayo Perico heist coming next month, Pacific Standard’s probably one of the best ways to hone your skills.
Pacific Standard payout
According to GTA Boom, the maximum take for the Pacific Standard heist is $500,000 on easy difficulty, $1,000,000 on normal, and $1,250,000 on hard.
The setup cost is $100,000.
If you’re playing on hard, you can expect a cut of $171,580 or so. If it’s your first time completing the Pacific Standard job, you can earn up to $271,580.
Different variables, like how many times you’re shot by the police and whether or not you’re the host fronting the setup money, will also factor into the amount of your final cut. So definitely treat these numbers as a ballpark estimate.
The Cayo Perico heist
“On Tuesday, December 15, GTA Online raises the stakes once again with its biggest update yet: the Cayo Perico Heist, featuring an all-new exotic location and a brand-new approach to heist design that for the first time will let players tackle the entire heist solo or with a crew of up to three other players,” Rockstar said in an email.
“Along with the challenge of finding a way to infiltrate and rob one of the most secure private islands in the world, players can also expect new social spaces to party with friends, new world-class DJs, and radio stations with over 100 new songs, plus a host of vehicles and weapons, a heavily armed submarine HQ, and much more.”
A standalone release of GTA Online is expected to launch in 2021, along with new versions of GTA 5 optimized for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.