Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Achievements

What the City Needs

Complete 12 levels of Vigilante  

This is best obtained after Las Venturas is unlocked and the jetpack spawns at the abandoned airstrip. Take the jetpack and travel to the army base. Fly over the fence and head for the barrack looking buildings near one of the SAM missiles. There will be a tank inside two of the three. Get in; the tank is near invincible unless you flip it and you will immediately destroy any car by running into it. Start the Vigilante mission by pressing and ram away. You can make it faster by firing the main cannon with . Completing this mission set will give you 150% normal armor.

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Comment #1 by CALiiGeDDon
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 07:07:18 PM

Just use the jet in the desert. This is the easiest way to get millions of dollars too in a matter of hours.

Comment #2 by EndurableFall52
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 09:54:42 PM

The jet? I don't think you can use jet for it though I know for a fact you can use a hunter.

Comment #3 by ArthurAngel
Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 01:48:03 AM

OMG just Rhino the criminals, with Jet sooner or later you'll crash no matter how good you are

Comment #4 by hazard67
Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 02:01:18 AM

Get gold on all flight school tests to unlock the Hunter ("Apache").
Then use it to complete it and to boost money.
The Hunter is by far the easiest way to get this.

Comment #5 by xWARFAREx
Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 05:55:58 AM

Sweet guys thanks for the helpful tips!

Comment #6 by ksenchy
Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 10:27:31 AM

Get 2k of SMG ammo, police bike and you're good to go. Make sure you have at least 2 star wanted level as your bike will get damaged and the police will be so kind to deliver you a new one. The rest is easy.

Comment #7 by Seoulcrusher
Monday, November 03, 2014 @ 03:20:04 AM

There is an easy way to get the Hunter attack helicopter without getting all golds in flight school. Go to the Las Venturas airport, and there will be airplane races on the right immediately after entering the security gate. Pick the "Heli Hell" race, and fly it straight to you hangar at the abandoned airstrip. I think you have to get out of it first to make the hangar door open, and then get back in to park the Hunter inside. Afterwards get out and let the timer expire. You will fail the race and respawn at the Las Venturas airport, but the Hunter will remain in your hangar.

I think you need to purchase and complete the Wang Cars asset in San Fiero to get the races to spawn.

Comment #8 by koppn
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 @ 04:51:47 PM

for the chopper... i need 2% in Circle and land.. bull shit cannot do it better than i did there... i hate this game

Comment #9 by La Familia S
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 @ 05:13:36 PM

Hunters Rhinos jets blah blah...just get a police bike and lot of smg can shoot freely with a bike so its basically a piece of cake.

Comment #10 by skinnypigeon
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 @ 07:36:59 PM

Getting the chopper was tough but worth it as it's great fun to go around in. It made this achievement a walk in the park.

Comment #11 by ArthurAngel
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 @ 09:41:38 PM

#9 you do realize Bike will explode like every 2 levels if you drive-by shoot the criminals vehicles.

Comment #12 by ArthurAngel
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 @ 09:42:47 PM

Can anymore confirm if Armor bar increases after completing 12 levels of this?

Comment #13 by La Familia S
Thursday, November 06, 2014 @ 01:46:54 AM


Hit the tires and the gas tank, dont stand side-by-side lol. Also make sure you have a wanted level, getting a police bike wont be a problem :)

Anyways, thats just my favorite way to do it.
It's way to easy to do it with the rhino/hunter and i always do these missions after starting the game.

Comment #14 by GaussianMist
Sunday, November 09, 2014 @ 07:07:23 PM


If you haven't found out yet, the armor bar increases by 150%, to match your health bar after the ambulance missions.

Comment #15 by DarkSoulLord666
Sunday, November 09, 2014 @ 10:51:32 PM

Alot easier than it sounds, just steal cop bike and grab about 2-3,000 bullets for your SMG and just stay behind vehicles and blast them till they explode. 60 percent of the time the criminals die in the explosion, but if not just run them over or carefully get off your bike and mow them down. Beware of cops though because you instantly get wanted levels after a few kills, I actually got up to 4 wanted levels while completing this, its pretty rare for them to kill you but they can easily bust while on the bike. Time is not even a factor, you have plenty of time to stop off at a fast food place and ammunation to get some armor. At level 12 my bike blew up so I just stole a swat team truck and got the final kill. Might take a few tries, but its pretty easy, you definitely don't need a hunter

Comment #16 by Judicar
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 08:47:18 PM

Just tried this with the bike but it's too damn hard once you get to the higher levels since the cops will almost always be on your ass by then. I'm just going to wait until I get the Rhino as this is too annoying early in the game. I suppose if I knew where all the Wanted stars were in Santos it might be more tolerable but I honestly forgot about the tank until reading these comments so I'll just wait until it's accessible for easy levels.

Comment #17 by Twisted Name
Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 01:07:06 AM

boo i died on level 12, Wasnt that hard though with a bike and plenty of ammo. Even had enough time to nip off to a pay n spray. I did it round mt chilliad. Mainly just driving back n forth along the highway.

Comment #19 by btcj94
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 05:34:41 PM

You can't use the police bike at a pay and spray

Comment #20 by BIG EVIL DEEZY
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 11:59:16 PM

I found the tank to be the easiest way to get this. Stole it from the army base and took it to the airfield and saved it to get rid of my wanted level.

Comment #21 by GamerGill7x77
Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 07:13:41 PM

The jetpack is unlocked during the mission "Black Project" from the airstrip mission 4 after "stowaway"

Comment #22 by GamerGill7x77
Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 07:17:39 PM

The Jetpack spawns at the airstrip in the desert after completing "green goo"

Comment #23 by GamerGill7x77
Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 09:58:34 PM

Tank doesn't seem to be invincible...

Comment #24 by TheMoanyJoker
Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 04:20:16 PM

I finely fucking got the achievement!
Step 1: Get a police bike and get a ton of SMG ammo + Body armor.
Step 2: Search on Google, Bing, etc, San Andreas star locations.
Step 3: Start the Vigilante Mode.

there you have it, just every three wanted stars look on the star location map and pick up a star, I also went to a Cluckin'Bell one or two times to refill health. |83

Comment #26 by Emainia
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 11:49:31 PM

Ha Ha I was just thinking about a star location map. I used the helicopter, it's very easy to get gold at flying school. It took a few tries but not impossible.

Comment #27 by Tanswell87
Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 07:49:00 PM

Cheers for the tank tip guys. Made it way easier.

Comment #28 by Strizuh
Sunday, November 08, 2015 @ 03:39:43 PM

tried this on a bike with SMG did not go to well, tank is the way to go.

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Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US October 26, 2014

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