Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V Achievements

Solid Gold, Baby!

Earn 70 Gold Medals on Missions and Strangers and Freaks.  

All of the story and side missions (Strangers and Freaks) in GTA V have specific requirements that will net you a Gold Medal if you complete them all. These requirements range from completing a mission under a certain amount of time, getting a specific number of headshots, completing the mission with average accuracy, etc.

Fear not, for the requirements do not all have to be completed in one run of the mission and there a total of about 117 missions to work with. Once you complete a mission, you can replay them by pausing your game and going to the “Game” tab in the paused menu. Here, you pick and choose which missions you would like to replay as well as see which requirements you have left to work on.

Be sure to visit THIS THREAD for a breakdown of every Gold Medal requirement for all the missions in the game. Additionally, you can view THIS THREAD for what some community members believe to be the easiest missions to Gold Medal.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by nbsnBOSS
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 04:55:29 PM

I cannot wait.

Comment #2 by XtremeDagger
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 05:51:03 PM

I hope this means we can replay missions like in The Ballad of Gay Tony

Comment #3 by Sn1p1ng Joddo
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 06:06:55 PM

@2 It most likely will, I mean... Imagine getting gold on every mission but the last. Rockstar won't do that to us... right?

Comment #4 by RedDeadMaster
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 06:14:20 PM

It has already been confirmed that there is a mission replay feature.

Comment #5 by Yourburntstar
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 06:15:21 PM

Yeah I'm sure they will have the option to retry the ones you didn't get the first time around.

Comment #6 by CyanideSpirit
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 06:18:28 PM

Freaks? Sounds interesting!

Comment #7 by Samigi
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 07:10:24 PM

Are the Strangers and Freaks missions like the Stranger missions from Red dead?

Comment #8 by Ryda34563
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 07:31:14 PM


Most likely.

Comment #9 by IXISHADOW
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 09:41:18 PM

Sounds interesting and possibly quite a challenge.

Comment #10 by metallicorphan
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 02:02:41 AM

@7 or like the random character missions in GTA4

I wonder if thats 'Strangers and Freaks' or 'Strangers' and 'Freaks'

be even better if they were two separate lot of side missions

Comment #11 by TMAC 93X
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 12:36:06 PM

So im guessing there are less then 70 story missions. i was hoping for more but whatever.

Comment #12 by XtremeDagger
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 12:38:39 PM

@11 there might be more, but maybe we just have to get 70 of them.

Comment #13 by blleiffer
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 07:04:13 AM

Eh I didn't like the medal system before. So I probably won't like it now. Gonna be a bad ass game though.

Comment #14 by PieBaracus14
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 12:38:35 PM

I don't like how it sounds... Seems to be hard!

Comment #15 by cfutecbolg
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 08:33:23 PM

Surprised it isn't 69 medals...

Comment #16 by MLP Shawn
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 10:56:04 AM

70 medals that seems a lot!

Comment #17 by bastsxbox360
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 02:09:09 PM

Nooo, I HATE time limits!!

Comment #18 by HaUnTeRzZ xX
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 05:17:08 PM

#11, I highly doubt there biggest gta game will also be there shortest it doesn't say get gold on all, and it's all together you
Can do strangers and freaks as well, i think they'll be roughly 90-120 main missions

Comment #19 by Natemac89
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 08:49:55 PM

Not a fan of the scoring system. Unless there is a rewards and unlocks.

Comment #20 by GeneralGranko
Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 12:00:18 PM

20 Strangers and Freaks
69 Missions (lolz!)

Hopefully won´t be hard.

Comment #21 by Trichrome
Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 10:49:03 PM

Can confirm that it is pretty difficult to get gold.

Comment #22 by Trichrome
Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 10:50:47 PM

Can confirm that it is pretty difficult to get gold. For example, a very early one requires not a scratch on your paintjob while running from police and driving all over the damn place at high speed.

Comment #23 by HATRID
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 06:13:01 AM

you can replay a mission and focus on different aspects. they all add together even if not done in the same run through.

Comment #24 by BruTaLyZe
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 08:59:18 AM


I can confirm this. Just did the first 'real' mission, and retried to go for different objectives. Thankfully they add up in the menu screen, so don't be alarmed when it says you got silver when the mission is passed.

Comment #25 by Redn3ck Swag
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 04:16:22 PM

where do you see the mission requirements? i only see after the mission.. is there a way to see the requirements during? or before?

Comment #26 by KiDDo
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 06:19:55 PM

#25: unfortunately no, you cannot see the requirements before or during the mission, only after you've finished. But you could check out a guide before doing the missions; I guess I will do so from tomorrow on...

Comment #27 by Redn3ck Swag
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 07:07:30 PM

thats unfortunate. so i came to realize headshots are a pretty standard requirement along with not crashing so ill take that in stride

Comment #29 by ConnorBrett
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 05:30:33 PM

Just out of curiosity, is 70 gold medals all the gold medals? Or just a portion?

I apologize in advance if this has already been asked, only I don't feel like trawling through these comments!


Comment #30 by HUNDarkCool
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 06:52:14 PM

There are 69 missions and 58 F&S missions, I guess there are some without medals, but still, you only need somewhat more than half the gold medals.

Comment #31 by DSIS HACKZzZ
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 07:43:29 AM

Hey join my crew and be prepared to take on GTA Online.

We will be organizing heists daily and taking on rival gangs!
You can join up-to 5 crews so don't feel like you have to make a decision between our crew and one of your friends because you don't!

This crew is currently open so anyone can join, this means you can invite your friends!
Right now the only people that are getting higher ranks are my friends but if you preform good when online comes out you too can be promoted

Comment #32 by smcfarland05
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 02:33:58 PM

#23 and #24 are wrong.

You can go back and focus on a single aspect in order to get 100 percent.

However, if you want to get a gold medal for the mission, you have to all of the aspects in the same attempt.

I tried this with a rampage in which I got a silver on. Went back and did the one aspect I didn't get the first time and still had a silver medal despite reading 100 percent. Tried again, did all three aspects in one go, as it turned to gold.

So, just a heads up.

Comment #33 by zico291
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 03:58:29 PM

I have a question: There are 69 story missions and 20 Strangers and Freaks. Does this mean I could say get gold on 60 Story Missions, and then get the other 10 on Strangers and Freaks and still get the achievement?

Comment #34 by horn knee313
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 01:22:31 AM

@33 yes

Comment #35 by BruTaLyZe
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 10:23:49 AM

I tried this with main missions, and they all read gold now. Some are simply impossible to do otherwise.

I heard that Rampages are the missions that have to be done in one go, so maybe that's the difference.

Comment #36 by zico291
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 01:18:58 PM

@34 Thanks!

Comment #37 by I excer I
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 04:00:48 AM

@35 Rampages can be done over and over again. In fact when you complete all they will show up in the map again. But you can replay if you like as any other mission.

Comment #38 by FatKidsOnBike
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 07:41:11 AM

can i get 3 gold for doing each shooting range because if that works then you can just do that for shooting and the flying and knock out a bunch more ill test and see while im working on this one

Comment #39 by Zeff
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 07:09:58 PM

This achievement is going to take a while...

Comment #40 by Fluffiecheese
Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 01:29:43 AM

@39 shooting range/flying missions/hobbies do not count

Comment #41 by Repulsive
Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 12:24:34 PM

what happens if you get bronze on 40?

Comment #42 by Skyline116
Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 05:28:20 PM


Comment #43 by lawdog1037
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 10:37:00 AM

Clearly you will have 40 bronze medals! But alas, no cheever!

Comment #44 by Roose91
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 01:13:13 PM

Can anyone help me out here? I've got 72 Gold and no achievement.

Comment #45 by FORCE SIX
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 02:56:36 PM

@18 - turns out I was right after all.

Comment #46 by kram3r024
Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 03:26:16 PM

Join my crew, FiveJerks OneSquirt... Plenty of open spaces so have you and your friends join. Thanks... kram3r024

Comment #47 by DeStRoYeR in HD
Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 09:44:52 PM

@44 I'm at 72 as well with no achievement. Not sure what to do now.

Comment #48 by gobluebuckeye
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 08:05:07 AM

This is going to be challenging. Thank goodness this game is so much fun!!

Comment #49 by Infante31091
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 11:38:36 AM

Where does it tell you the necessary mission objectives that increase your score? I feel like you have to replay them all after you know what specifically there are looking for. Fwustrating.

Comment #50 by JDMHatchG
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 01:38:39 PM

#49 I'm pretty sure you can only find out after the mission is done. Which as you say is annoying. Then the requirements show up in the replay mission section. It explains what needs to be done to get the golds.

I need some help on one mission if anyone can help me? On 'Franklin and Lamar' (The second mission) One of the requirements is to 'win the race against Lamar' But there is no race? :S only to follow him to the car park, and then outrun the cops and go back to the dealership.. But no matter how fast I get back to the shop Lamar is always there. Am I supposed to beat him to the car park?

Comment #51 by Mushroomer
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 01:53:02 PM

#50 There is a race before that, to the car park.

Comment #52 by JDMHatchG
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 03:30:30 PM

Ok nice one i'll give it another go. I just figured you were meant to follow him. Besides I still haven't learnt my way around so kinda have to follow him in order to find the car park lol

Comment #53 by JDMHatchG
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 09:23:29 PM

Just got my 70th Gold and the cheevo popped straight away! I'm so happy lol.

Got every single offline achievement now. Ready for GTAO tomorrow!!

Comment #54 by YungAssasin32
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 @ 03:37:53 PM

its only rampage triggered by trevor that all challenges have to be in one play of the mission

Comment #55 by Jay delonge 182
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 09:49:13 AM

I have 75 gold and still no cheevo :/ do all 77 main missions count? As I have done all 3 endings with gold, do these missions count towards the total?

Comment #56 by XxXELLIEXxX XD
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 10:07:00 AM

does anyone have a 2 day trial. I will return with a code from a game? if you do message me XxXELLIEXxX XD thankyou

Comment #57 by Jerommeke
Sunday, October 13, 2013 @ 08:21:33 AM

@55 I think only one of the three endings counts, because it is basically the same mission, though I cannot confirm this myself

Comment #58 by Weems2k
Sunday, October 13, 2013 @ 11:57:49 AM

Is the mission replay system like Gay Tony where if you have one of the required criteria finished, you can focus on getting the other checkpoints to earn a gold medal?

Comment #59 by uelhp91
Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 02:57:55 PM

yeah ^^^^^^^^

so I started this last night. I counted my golds and only had 25 with a bunch of silvers. I probably put like 6 hrs into redoing objectives and im up to 54 ..... 16 left..... awesome. live expired but will be getting once im done with offline, so ill be back in a few days, if anyone would like to help me with bounty achievement and rally one and help repeat missions to get rank and money.

gt: Duro91

Comment #60 by str8giGGin
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 03:15:18 AM

I can confirm that you DO NOT need to complete all steps in one go to get gold, just got gold on a mission which i didnt finish in the amount of time needed but had done it before

Comment #61 by dewst
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 08:50:54 PM

This has been my last campaign achievement for like two weeks now..I've done all types of achievements, hard, tedious boring. These types take the cake, very repetitive, annoying, and frustrating. If the game loaded faster it wouldn't be so bad but this is so inconvenient and I find myself doing 1-2 golds at a time and waiting till later..

Comment #62 by ERocYourFlock19
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 09:33:47 PM

I have a question. Does anyone know if this can be done over multiple saves? I started a second playthrough to do the heists both ways and was wondering if the golds from the first save counted towards the 70.

Comment #63 by DOMAN127
Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 07:17:04 PM

What are some of the easier missions to Gold Medal, anybody?

PS. Why do you keep calling achievements "cheevos"? there isn't even an 'o' in achievement!

Comment #64 by str8giGGin
Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 02:15:38 AM

just unlocked this with only 69 golds :)

Comment #65 by Fudgemuch
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 @ 01:44:47 AM

I just counted my Golds and same as #64, I unlocked this with only 69 Gold medals.

Is there something extra that isn't coming up in the Replay Missions/Strangers and Freaks that counts towards this?

Comment #66 by pris
Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 03:08:39 PM

this is so difficult

Comment #67 by bastsxbox360
Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 07:12:40 PM

@ #63:

Pretty much all the Stranger and Freaks missions, also everything:
1) with only one criteria for a gold medal,
2) without a time limit,
3) gun accuracy.

At least to me.

Comment #68 by AccidentReport
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 08:56:10 AM

This achievement sucks...and probably not for the reason you think! Yes some of the missions are pretty tough but I don't mind a challenge. That's not the issue. The reason this sucks is because of how long it takes to go in and out of the replays. It takes ages to load into one, then once complete takes ages to load you back into the game (which you probably have finished with by this point). To top it off you can't restart a mission (not from what I can see) by which I mean if you died on a mission with a checkpoint you can't restart from the very beginning, only from teh checkpoint, which invalidates some of the gold criteria. ARGH!

Comment #69 by Scothorne
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 12:16:13 AM

I have 70 but no cheeve. Someone please help!!

Comment #70 by T-Dub333
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 06:21:01 PM

A good tip for the missions that require you to be unmarked is to stop by a hospital or gas station at the end of the mission if it is on route to the objective and you can restore your health and meet that objective. I discovered this during the long stretch mission and got shot while evading the cops, so i stopped at the hospital to regain health that i lost.

Comment #71 by Weems2k
Saturday, November 09, 2013 @ 10:20:51 AM

Anyone else think this should be 100G instead of 50G? Just for the fact how many times a person might have to replay a mission to finally get gold, as compared to finding all the collectibles, and such to get 100%, which is 100G.

Comment #72 by Havok1496
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 01:19:19 AM

Just going to mention this again, i think only one other person on the forum has posted this. He/She seems to have been ignored. You do not need to get 100 percent gold in one go. You can go back and do one objective at a time. I can confirm this i got the achievement and i had a few levels where i went back and i did only one objective that i was missing got silver or bronze on the run but the level medal turned gold.

Comment #73 by markandsona
Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 04:01:43 AM

THis is the last single player achievement I need, think I will start with the early missions and work my way down. Anyone have any tips on harder missions to avoid?

Comment #74 by Griffiths316
Monday, December 09, 2013 @ 07:05:33 AM

I'm not sure if this affects the achievement but have found that you don't necessarily have to get all the objectives in one go to get the gold, you get the gold if you fulfil the requirements second time around that was missed first time.

Comment #75 by yogwan
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 01:34:58 PM

I hope it will griffiths this only will make it a vast reaplay of all the missions

Comment #76 by FaZeWorm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 @ 10:24:15 PM

this is going to be a hard one to get

Comment #77 by WCPhils
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 01:31:37 AM

I love that the game is now broken after the most recent update and doesn't load games anymore. Meaning you have to turn the system off after each mission.

Comment #78 by WCPhils
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 01:33:29 AM

oh nope, it doesn't save the replays after it freezes. Guess I won't be getting this one. Fuck off Rockstar

Comment #79 by MentalMyles
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 01:12:51 AM

Can you do one objective at a time then for the same mission? E.g. Replaying the same mission constantly doing one objective at a time.


Comment #80 by MentalMyles
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 @ 07:48:15 PM

I can confirm that there is no crashing occuring when replaying missions

Comment #81 by kenny97527
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 09:51:06 PM

Rockstar needs to revamp the mission replay system the current way is terrible! If you don't get gold it still completes the mission and you have to load up your current game then reload the mission you were trying to get gold on it takes forever and is the sole reason I haven't finished this yet! There should always be a replay option after the mission is over!

Comment #82 by TheGreatKoala
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 08:23:29 PM

@79 yes you can

Comment #83 by DeadRiser21
Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 10:40:48 PM

This is super annoying

Comment #84 by SuposatoryHeero
Thursday, July 03, 2014 @ 03:33:07 AM

wow some of these missions are very annoying lol

Twitter- @I_HaveToPee

XBL- SuposatoryHeero

Comment #85 by Lord of Rage
Friday, July 04, 2014 @ 05:43:20 AM

@81 this and 1000x this. It's horrible to even try. Load,wait, play, fail, load, wait, load mission again, wait, fail/win, load, wait, load new mission, wait, play, fail, load, wait, load, wait, play.... and so on.

Comment #86 by I P00P Rainbowz
Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 12:56:58 AM

Also unlocked for me at 69 Golds haha

Comment #87 by Pageey
Sunday, November 09, 2014 @ 10:50:12 AM

The paparazzo missions are very quick and easy to get gold on.

Comment #88 by Goatlips
Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 02:05:17 PM

This is MUCH easier than I assumed. I already had about 15 golds and it took another 6 hours to get the rest.
It's easier than you think because you can just go for one requirement each attempt - like, take your time and go for accuracy (shotgun is accurate) but fail on time, then rush through and fail on accuracy to achieve the time. However - avoid the timed missions because if you have to lose the cops it can be random and take FOREVER to lose them!
Also - start off with the S&F missions as they're all quite quick & easy (Trev's are trickier though), then mop up the remaining requirements from quick story missions.
'Kill all fleeing bikers' - don't even try that!

Comment #89 by FortressGamer
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 06:54:13 AM

Started today at 9 with 40 golds, it's now 23 and I have the cheevo. Absolute pain in the ass, but goddamn if that 50G wasn't satisfying. Happy New Year!

Comment #90 by aspa
Sunday, January 11, 2015 @ 02:57:43 PM

The loading times are a bad joke, holy shit. Seems like that we won't even get a patch for this, screw you rock*.

Comment #91 by Sir Kam
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 11:56:14 AM

replaying missions was such a nostalgia , got 50g, but still playing the rest of 'em for lost gold. cheers'

Comment #92 by Shadow1818
Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 10:58:24 AM

The reloading over and over is aweful

Comment #93 by ryang
Monday, April 06, 2015 @ 02:58:43 PM

Got my 70th gold medal, no achievement. Got my 71st, no achievement. Both were rampages. Read about having to replay a story mission before it would pop, so replayed Boiler Suits (which I already had gold in), got the gold requirements (seriously easy so no hassle to replay) and it popped. So if the same thing happens to you try replaying a story mission.

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US September 17, 2013
Europe September 17, 2013
Japan October 10, 2013

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