If you know how to unlock Payphone Hits in GTA Online then you can delve into the murky world of assassinations, becoming a killer for hire to eliminate a variety of targets. These requests are sent to you via Franklin at the behest of your elite clients from the Agency, and are relayed via public phones to ensure there's no trail leading back to him or the business. If you've previously dabbled in the GTA 5 Stock Market and Lester's Assassination Missions then you'll already have a good understanding of how things work here, and Franklin drops specific references to that prior work when you return to the role of hitman in GTA Online. You can't access them straight away, so here's what you need to do to unlock GTA Online Payphone Hits.
How to unlock Payphone Hits in GTA Online
To unlock Payphone Hits in GTA Online, you need to get your Agency business set up then complete a total of three Security Contracts. These can be initiated through the computer in your office once you're registered as a CEO, and it doesn't matter which sort of contracts you complete or if you repeat the same type. Once you've finished three of them, Franklin will contact you to confirm that GTA Online Payphone Hits are now available.
GTA Online Payphone Hits locations(opens in new tab)
To start Payphone Hits in GTA Online, you need to discover a ringing phone (marked as a blue telephone icon on your map when nearby) then approach it and interact to take the call and receive details of the assassination. There are a large number of public telephones available and any of them could ring at random, so we've marked all of the known GTA Online Payphone Hits locations to get started on the map above – if you're close and the phone isn't ringing, move on to another position and see if it triggers there. Alternatively, you can also call Franklin direct to see if he has any of this particular work available, which should then place a Payphone icon nearby on your map.
How to complete GTA Online Payphone Hits
Once you've initiated one of the GTA Online Payphone Hits, you'll receive details of your target(s) who will then appear as red crosshair icons on the map. Pay particular attention to the Assassination Bonus, which can be viewed at any point by holding right on the d-pad, as this will significantly increase your payout if you achieve it. Fulfilling this bonus objective should also help you avoid having to escape a police wanted level, or dealing with reinforcements dispatched to avenge the victim. Track down your target(s), take them out, then leave the area to complete Payphone Hits in GTA Online.
You'll receive GTA$15,000 for completing a hit, with an additional GTA$70,000 awarded if you meet the bonus criteria. The first time you successfully use the bonus method for each hit, you'll also unlock a trophy on the shelves behind your Agency desk, as follows:
- The CEO: construction helmet
- The Cofounder: Sticky Bomb
- The Dealers: Merryweather-branded cap
- The Hitmen: Coil logo trophy
- The Judge: golf ball and tee
- The Popstar: model Annis Euros
- The Tech Entrepreneur: model Taxi
- The Trolls: iFruit laptop computer with bullet holes
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