GTA Online: How to start the Diamond Casino Heist - new arcade property cost - VG247

Thursday 12th December 2019

With all those lights and all that money, it was always going to be a target. GTA Online's latest heist is ready and waiting, so here's how to start the Diamond Casino Heist.

Billed as the most secure building in the entire city of Los Santos, the Diamond Casino won't be an easy safe to crack. This Heist works differently to those which have come before, with tons of different preparation missions which give you a range of options once you're on the job.

You're working with the Cheng crime family to get one over on the current owners of the Diamond Casino, the Duggans. Your mission is to infiltrate the casino's vault, slipping past the constantly adapting security systems and improvising solutions when you hit a dead end, to walk away with millions in cold, hard cash.

The Diamond Casino Heist requires a massive amount of teamwork, a cool head, and more than a little patience.

If everything goes wrong - or the rando you get matched with doesn't stick to the plan - you'll still have the chance to go out all-guns-blazing with as much loot as you can carry.

All of this means that you'll probably be playing through the Diamond Casino Heist multiple times, choosing different paths to success on each run.

It wouldn't really be the biggest heist in history if you just walked up to the front door and started casing the joint. To start planning the Diamond Casino Heist you need to buy a Retro Arcade property.

All of the heist leaders have established one as a base of operations - a front business - nearby, and the retro arcade is where you can draw you the blueprint for your most audacious caper yet.

As well as starting your prep missions, you can also hone the skills you'll need on the inside - including hacking keypads and blasting high-security vault doors. This is also where you choose your getaway vehicle, stockpile your equipment, and set up a Master Control Terminal.

The free retro arcade is called Pixel Pete's Arcade, and is found in Paleto Bay. If you're a Twitch Prime subscriber, then you'll be able to claim the new property from Maze Bank Foreclosures for free.

Otherwise, you need to speak to Lester at Mirror Park. After the cutscene, go to Maze Bank Foreclosures on EyeFind and filter by Arcades.

You can now see all of the arcades for sale.

There are 6 arcades in total - 4 in the south of the map, and 2 in the north. They cost:

All of these prices are for the base specifications of the property. To buy the Eight-Bit arcade and fully upgrade it costs $3,901,000 - so an extra $1,371,000.

Once you've bought an arcade, head over and go inside. A cutscene will play which opens up your base of operations.

Now use the laptop to start setting up the arcade.

Also dropping with the Diamond Casino heist is a brand-new music station, iFruit Radio. Hosted by Detroid rapper Danny Brown, iFruit Radio features 27 tracks from the likes of grime star Skepta, Travis Scott, J Hus, and Young Thug.

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