1.1. I’m Going All-in! (Nightclub)
1.2. Fish A.I. (Watchdogs)
1.3. Let’s do Th… (Ukranian Job)
1.4. Painting Yourself Into a Corner (Framing Frame)
1.5. I Wasn’t Even There (Framing Frame)
1.6. Guessing Game (Firestarter)
1.7. Doctor Fantastic (Big Oil)
I’m Going All-in!
In the Nightclub job, put a bag filled with money on the poker table.
After the Nightclub job starts, go to the main objective (a safe) and break it open. If you have explosive charges you can use them to speed up the process. If not, then the normal drill will do. Once the safe is open, grab the money inside and bring it to the Poker table downstairs. The Poker table is in a little side room behind the kitchen. Throw the money on the table and the trophy / achievement will pop. The money bag does not have to stay on the table, it just needs to touch it for a short moment.
On day 2 of the Watchdogs job, throw a loot bag into the sea, hoping fish move away as it gets near.
Mission: Watchdogs (Day 2)
Once you start the second part of the Watchdogs mission, the bags you previously robbed will be on the ground in front of you. Simply take one of the bags and throw it into the water. You can throw it into the water at any point of the harbour to get the trophy. It doesn’t have to be a specific spot.
Let’s do Th…
In the Ukranian job, complete the heist within 35 seconds.
Mission: Ukranian job
Before you can do this you need to level up your character. Once you are around level 40 you should have enough skill points and money to do this. You need to buy the “Shaped Charge” skill from the technician skill tree. It requires 8 skill points and costs $712,500.
After buying the skill, be sure to select the trip mines in the inventory. Also select the Two-Piece Suit “armor”. It will make you run faster. As far as weapons go, use the ones with best mobility and do not add any modifications. The mods usually make the weapons heavier and slow you down a little bit.
Once the Ukranian Job starts, immediately run to the rooms in the back of the jewelry store. Plant an explosive charge on one of the safes. It’s random which safe has the tiara (mission objective). Take the tiara and go back to the Van as quickly as possible.
Painting Yourself Into a Corner
On day 1 of the Framing Frame job, steal all sold paintings without being seen.
Mission: Framing Frame (Day 1)
Before doing this you should get the Dominator skill from the Mastermind skill tree. It allows you to intimidate enemies and they will silently handcuff themselves without triggering an alarm. The Cleaner skill from the Ghost skill tree can also come in handy. It allows you to move enemy corpses around if necessary. Also select the ECM Jammer as your equipment. It’s not necessary, but if the cameras have unfortunate positioning, it will give you enough time to take out an enemy.
THE ENEMIES MAY SEE YOU! If they have a red exclamation mark above their head you are still good to go. They may just not shoot at you or trigger an alarm (the official trophy / achievement description is slightly misleading there).
The locations of enemies, cameras, paintings and even rooftop entry points are totally random every time you restart the mission. You will have to adjust your strategy accordingly. If you are playing the normal (not Pro Job) version of Framing Frame, you can pause the game and choose “Restart Game” to try it again. The chosen difficulty does not matter. There’s no difference between doing this on overkill or normal difficulty.
Follow these steps to get it done without much trouble:
– Leave the cameras intact and take out all of the enemies first. If an enemy sees a destroyed camera they will trigger an alarm.
– Only use Dominator skill or melee attack.
– Do not kill enemies in front of cameras (could trigger an alarm).
– If you kill enemies you have to answer their pager. If you use Dominator skill, you can safely walk away.
– Avoid firing your weapons (including silenced ones) while enemies are still moving around. Even if you shoot a silenced weapon and accidentally hit a wall, the enemies might hear it. Only use a silenced weapon when it’s absolutely necessary and you are 100% sure to hit your target.
– Stay crouched, so the cameras won’t spot you that easily.
– After all enemies are handcuffed or dead, destroy the cameras.
– Now look for all paintings with a red sticker in the bottom right corner. There’s a random amount of paintings, so double check that you have all of them before leaving! There can be up to 9 paintings.
I Wasn’t Even There!
On day 3 of the Framing Frame job, send the gold by zip-line without ever tripping the alarm.
Mission: Framing Frame (Day 3)
Before doing this you should acquire the following skills from the Ghost & Mastermind skill trees: Sprinter, Fast Hands, Shinobi, Endurance, Dominator.
If you try this trophy alone it will take you about 30 minutes. When playing with a team of 4 players you can do it a lot more quickly. You will spend most of your time running around and bringing loot bags from one place to another.
There are a total of 5 guards in the mansion. Use your Dominator skill to make them handcuff themselves. If the vault is behind the bookshelf in the bedroom downstairs, you won’t be able to do this solo (because it’s too far away from the PC). If this is the case, simply pause the game and restart the mission. It’s totally random where the vault and other mission items spawn. After all guards are handcuffed, you can destroy the cameras and look for the 5 items. Once you have the items, go back to the roof and set them up. Now you will get several bags of coke. Bring the bags down to the vault. After all the bags are in place, you need to use the computer in the office. Using it the first time will open the vault, using it a second time will disable the laser system. The lasers are the only tricky part in this mission. They will turn back on after a few seconds. Get into the vault as quickly as possible and grab only one bag of gold! The lasers will peep three times before turning back on. If you don’t get out of the vault in time, you are trapped inside and will have to start from scratch.
Keep going back to the PC, override the laser system, grab another bag of gold and bring it up to the roof. Do this until you have all the gold and throw it below the zipline.
If you do all this without triggering an alarm, you will earn the trophy / achievement after reaching the extraction point.
Mission: Firestarter (Day 2)
Before doing this you should buy the following skills: Chameleon, Shinobi, ECM Overdrive, Dominator. Other stealth skills may also come in handy, but these are the most important ones. A weapon with a silencer can’t hurt either.
There is a random amount of wire boxes in the FBI building. Two of them will disable the alarm of the room you need to enter. You have to get very lucky and cut the two correct wires. There is absolutely no way to tell which ones are the right ones and you are not allowed to use the computer. This is all about luck. The boxes change every time you replay the mission. If you cut the wrong wire, the alarm will go off and you should restart immediately. The wire boxes spawn randomly. You should be able to get the right ones every 10-20 playthroughs.
If you find the two correct wires and no alarm goes off, you are good to go. If any guards are in your way, make them handcuff themselves by using the “Dominator” skill. Go to the server room and pick the lock of the door. Inside the server room is another door. Use one of your ECM Jammers (requires ECM Overdrive skill) to open the door silently. Grab the server and bring it back to your vehicle without being seen! On your way out you might want to use your second ECM Jammer to disable the cameras.
The chosen difficulty for this mission does not matter at all. Day 2 is the same for every difficulty. This video shows the best circumstances for getting this trophy / achievement. Server room next to the entry point, wire box at entry point being the right one, no cameras destroyed, no guards killed.
On day 2 of the Big Oil job, complete the heist with the first engine being correct.
Mission: Big Oil (Day 2)
The Big Oil job should show up on your map after reaching level 30. It would be best if you complete day 2 stealthily. That gives you enough time to look for all the clues in the lab. The clues will help you identifying the correct engine. The correct engine changes every time you replay the mission and so do the clues.
The clues are as follows:
1. There’s a computer screen with a PSI value in the top right corner. It will tell you whether the engine has more than 5812 PSI or less than 5812 PSI. 5812 PSI are equal to 400 bar. There’s a little white watch at each of the engines. There you can see how many bar the engine has.
2. There’s a small clipboard on one of the tables (random location) with some black text written on it. It will tell you how many cables the correct engine has. It either says 1H (1 cable), 2H (2 cables) or 3H (3 cables). These are the cables going from the top of the big blue bottle to the engine itself.
3. There’s another clipboard with a green checkmark. It will tell you whether the engine uses Nitrogen, Deterium or Helium. Go check out the big white board in the entry area of the lab to see which substance has which bottle color. Now you can look for the small, colored bottles inside the engines (can be orange, blue or green).
Use all this info to narrow down the possibilities. Once you are sure you’ve found the right engine, pick it up and bring it back to the airstrip. Activate the red flair and wait for the helicopter. If you did this stealthily, the alarm will now go off automatically. Throw the bag with the engine into the helicopter and survive for another 3 minutes until you hear back about the test results. If the tests confirm that you picked the right engine, the trophy / achievement will pop right away (before completing the mission).
I got it, I got it!
Catch a bag mid-air.
Mission: Jewelry Store
This can be done in any mission that has money bags. You do not have to buy any skills for this. Just get a bag and throw it into the air. As it falls down you press R2 (PS3) / RB (X360) to catch it. It might take a few tries. If it doesn’t work right away you can pick the bag up again and keep trying.