It used to be that the most coveted item in GTA Online was diamonds, a rare treat to anyone taking on the Diamond Casino Heist.
However, the introduction of the Cayo Perico heist changed all of that with the addition of an even more lucrative target - the Panther statue covered in sapphires.
This is undeniably the most coveted heist item in the game, and as you might imagine, it's also extremely rare.
If you thought the GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist Payout was already impressive, wait until you grab the Panter statue.
Like the Diamonds, Rockstar won't make the Panther statue available to heist players all the time. It's a special occurrence for select event weeks when Rockstar feels like rewarding players.
At the time of writing (20 May), the latest GTA Online event week has just kicked off and wouldn't you know it, the Panther Statue is available!
How to get the Panther Statue in GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist?
All you need to do is start the heist as you normally would and make sure you select the Panther Statue as your proposed heist target.
According to the trustworthy Rockstar Games fountain of knowledge that is @TezFunz2, the Panther statue is available as Cayo Perico Loot, as one time guaranteed chance for the event week starting 20 May.
- Start GTA Online and begin your Cayo Perico Heist prep work
- Select the Panther statue as your chosen heist target
- Decide on and select your approach for the Cayo Perico heist
- Start the Cayo Perico Heist
- Steal the statue
- Get out of dodge and spend your mountains of cash
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How much is the Panther statue worth?
When stealing the Cayo Perico Panther statue, the worth of the item is dependant on what difficulty you choose.
For those of you only willing to play the heist on normal difficulty, the Panther statue is worth $1.73M.
However, if you're willing to take on the Cayo Perico heist on hard, you can earn up to $1.9M for stealing the Panther statue.