Welcome to Stealing from the Cartels!
Note: This is best done with a minimum of two people, but still possible solo. Also remember, if you die, you have to start all over again, and you’ve lost the money that you paid to find out the location and time in the first place. Also, you must wait a certain amount of time before you can try and hack a location again, so it’s best to do it with more than one person to increase your chances of survival and success.
Isn’t it great that you don’t have to do the hard work of creating drugs from scratch and you can just snatch it from the cartels? Well be warned though, it comes with a lot more dangers than it would by creating it yourself from scratch but, the payoff is massive.
Step 1: Getting your technology together
- Buy a Laptop at UTools
- Buy a USB Stick at UTools
- Find a copy of Hacker Software (The creator of the Hacker Software realized how damaging their work was to society, so they decided to throw it in the trash. Dumpster dive until you find at least 1 copy. You might score and find multiple copies. This item is rare to you might make a profit by selling it to other players if you score big finding a stash in the trash)
- Install the Hacker Software onto the laptop by dragging the Hacker Software to the USE option in the middle of your inventory, you must have the Laptop in your inventory for this to work so you can install the software on it. Once finished, your laptop will have a Finger Print Icon on it thus completing the installation, and your laptop has been turned into a Hacker Device!
Step 2: Hack the USB stick
- Now that you have the Hacking Device, drag your USB Stick to the USE Option, this will decrypt a location of where the Cartels are hiding some of their stashes! Choose the drug of your choice and head to the Waypoint. You will also have to pay a certain amount of money to help decrypt the location.
- Before you head out, buy a Lockpick or several at UTools, you will need this in order to lockpick the van you will steal later on.
- Head to the waypoint, kill all the goons, and take the Cartel’s vehicle indicated by a GPS Marker. The Van is locked so use the Lockpick to get in. (Only the person who started the mission can Lockpick the Cartel’s vehicle and drive it.)
Step 3: Get the Cartel Vehicle back!
- Drive the Cartel’s vehicle back to the destination marked on your map, once you have arrived park the Cartel’s vehicle in the red circle and activate the drop off by following the prompt on your screen.
- Now you MUST bring another vehicle and park it close and behind the Cartel’s vehicle, it is best to do with two people! (If playing Solo, you might want to bring your car here first and hide it, then take a /taxi to the Cartel site and drive the van back. You will obviously have to do a mission first to find out where this drop off location is.) ***NOTE*** If the Cartel Location is on Cayo Perico Island, you WILL NOT be able to use the AI Taxi.
- Offload the package from the back of the Cartel’s vehicle, and bring it to the trunk of your car. Once you place it in your car, the contents of the box actually go into your inventory on your person and not the trunk. When you do this the Cartel’s vehicle disappears. Get in your car and get out of there. ***NOTE*** Make sure you have a vehicle that you OWN there as you absolutely have to use YOUR VEHICLE’s trunk in order to unload the box, otherwise, you’re stuck with a box in your hands and can’t do anything about it except walk around with a box, how embarrassing.
Step 4: Processing the loot
- Now you have a BRICK of either Weed, Meth, or Coke.
- Head to UTools and get you some BAGS so you can start packaging the drugs into smaller bags.
- You must also purchase an HQ Scale at UTools to help to measure the bags out. Only buy 1 scale as it’s a permanent item. If you have an HQ Scale, this will give you more items as you cut them also as a bonus. If you do not get an HQ Scale you will lose drugs that you cut as you are not measuring them.
- Now that you have the tools, simply drag your DRUG BRICK to USE, and you will now start dividing up the drugs into smaller packages.
- Keep doing this until you reach the bottom level of cutting the drugs up into bags. You will need rolling papers to finish some products which can be found at any 24/7.
Step 5: Dealing
- To sell the drugs simply walk up to an NPC (AI) and you will get a prompt telling you to hit H to sell. There is a slight risk that if the NPC refuses your sale, and call the police.
- Prices will fluctuate and vary, each sale is a deal made between you and the NPC at that moment, so sometimes you will sell 4 Weed 1G bags and get a huge amount, and sometimes you will sell 4 Weed 1G bags and get a smaller amount. The price variations vary between a set price from a bottom dollar to a top dollar for that certain drug. Don’t worry because the sheer amount of drugs you got from that brick far outweighs sometimes getting a bad deal on a sale.
Step 6: Drug Benefits! (Ingesting the drugs with powerup benefits!)
- If you smoke a Joint, you will gain some armor
- If you smoke Meth, you will gain some health
- If you smoke Cocaine, you will sprint faster
And that’s pretty much it! Enjoy!