Welcome to the wild, adrenaline-fueled world of GTA Online Short Trips, where the neon-lit streets of Los Santos beckon with promises of high-stakes adventures. In this virtual playground, you’ll find yourself amidst a storyline that combines the familiar faces of Lamar Davis and Franklin Clinton with new missions that keep you on the edge of your seat.
This whole gig kicked off with The Contract update in 2021, and GTA Online Short Trips consists of three unique missions. Rockstar Games, as always, adds that extra flair to the backstory:
“It’s been a minute since Franklin Clinton and his notorious crew pulled off heists that rocked Southern San Andreas. Franklin’s settled down in Los Santos, tying the knot, starting a family, and even going corporate with a fancy suit. Meanwhile, Lamar’s been chillin’ hard. But now it’s Lamar’s time to shine, and he’s setting the stage for a legit, above-board business of his own, if he can just get his act together…”
First off, Franklin hooks you up with an invite from Dr. Dre to visit Record A Studios, where you’ll be welcomed and taken on a quick tour by DJ Pooh, setting the stage for your GTA Online Short Trips adventures.
These missions, starring both Franklin and Lamar, require a dynamic duo to kick things off. Initially, you needed to grab an Agency and complete The Contract: Dr. Dre, but as of the Valentine’s Day event in 2022, these missions are open to all, no strings attached.
Imagine heists, action-packed sequences, and an opportunity to double your in-game riches. But if you’re wondering how to kickstart your Short Trips escapade, fear not, for this guide is your ticket to the heart-pounding excitement that awaits. Buckle up, load your weapons, and prepare to dive headfirst into the exhilarating world of GTA Online Short Trips. Let’s get started!
How to play GTA Online Short Trips
To play Short Trips in GTA Online, follow these steps:
- Access the pause menu: Press the designated button to open the in-game Pause Menu. On most platforms, this is achieved by hitting the “Start” button on consoles or the “Esc” key on PC.
- Navigate to the online tab: Inside the Pause Menu, you’ll see various tabs, including “Online.” Use your controller or mouse to select the “Online” tab.
- Locate jobs: Under the “Online” tab, you’ll find various options, and one of them is “Jobs.” Click on it to proceed.
- Choose “Play Jobs”: In the Jobs section, you’ll see several options for different types of missions, both Rockstar-created and community-generated. Select “Play Jobs” to explore these missions.
- Select “Missions”: Narrow down your choices within the Jobs section by choosing the “Missions” category. This will filter out other mission types and focus on story-driven missions.
- Find and select “Short Trips”: Scroll through the list of missions until you come across the “Short Trips” series. They should be available for selection, allowing you to start these specific missions.
- Invite a partner: Short Trips missions typically require the partnership of two players to commence. Ensure you have a friend or invite someone from your GTA Online friends list to join you in these missions.
- Start the mission: Once you’ve selected a Short Trip mission and have your partner ready, initiate the mission. Follow the mission objectives and storyline to progress through the Short Trip adventure.
Rockstar Games has cooked up a trio of distinct GTA Online Short Trips missions, and each one serves up a unique slice of action:
- Short Trip: Seed Capital
- Short Trip: Fire It Up
- Short Trip: OG Kush
Each of these missions is packed with thrilling scenarios that’ll not only keep you entertained but also fatten your wallet, especially with the double cash and RP up for grabs during the current promo event. Game on!
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