Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V Achievements

Unnatural Selection

GTA Online: Complete all 10 waves of a Survival.  

You must be at least a Rank 15 to unlock the Survival missions. These missions are essentially a "horde" mode where you will need to fend off against ten waves of enemies. After each wave, you are given a short amount of time to restock on ammo, health, and body armor that is scattered throughout the map. Each wave also becomes progressively harder; enemies will have stronger weapons, attack in larger numbers, spawn in SUV's, or even helicopters.

Once you have reached the required rank mentioned above, Ron will give you a call and fill you in on these missions. After the phone call, open up your world map and find the closest Survival Job which is marked by a shield and cross emblem. At first, there are only three Survival maps you can play on. These are Boneyard, Sandy Survival and Industrial Plant. Railyard Survival will unlock once you have reached Rank 20, and Processed at Rank 25.

Out of the three starting maps, Boneyard would be the best choice. In the middle of this map ,there are two large hangers that have a small fenced off area in between. The fenced area provides excellent cover as enemies will not be able to shoot through the fence, even though you are. If you choose this method, make sure to have at least two other players with you; one will need to cover the doorway into the fenced area, and the other two should cover either side of the hanger by shooting the enemies through the fence.

Make sure to follow these four simple tips and you should be able to clear all 10 waves with less trouble:

  • Make sure you are playing with in full 4 player lobby
  • Always use cover!
  • Stock up on ammo, health, and body armor between each wave
  • Communication is KEY - make sure all your teammates have mics

Once you have successfully completed all ten waves on any map, the achievement will unlock! Take note that completing all ten waves is also a necessary requirement for the Numero Uno achievement. You will also unlock a Platinum Award upon completing all ten waves.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by XtremeDagger
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 10:33:12 PM

Survival? ooooooh yeeeeeeeeah!

Comment #2 by Blue Papyrus
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 01:03:26 AM

I hope this is the equivalent of Horde mode and not vs. mode...

Comment #3 by Dazza1998
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 09:09:37 AM

@2 same here but who are we fending off?

Comment #4 by Blue Papyrus
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 12:48:58 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ PoliceFIBSWAT maybe? Gang members? Or even zombies?

Comment #5 by Blue Papyrus
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 12:51:07 PM

****Meant to add / / in between each law enforcement type.

Comment #6 by RynoRhino
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 10:40:26 PM

or it could be something crazy like trials hd's always on fire races, where the faster you go, the smaller the flames. (probably not though.)

Comment #7 by ClapSingItsMe
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 08:42:32 PM

Just like when taking back your "hood" in Gta SA

Comment #8 by The Cipriani
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 01:26:58 PM

I have a crew set up on Rockstar Social Club. Search for my gamer-tag:
The Cipriani
Or the name of the crew:

looking to get a really great crew together, everyone starts as muscle and gets promoted accordingly, subject to time online, money earned, general good games and dedication to the crew.
Once promoted to representative you can recruit people yourself, however, you also have to vouch for your recruits and if they mess around it wont look good on you. do well at it wont take long to become a lieutenant, having command over all ranks below you !

See you online guys !

Comment #9 by Creasy47
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 @ 09:46:25 PM

Survival unlocks at Rank 15. You just have to finish all ten waves of it to get the achievement. It's a lot easier with three other skilled players.

Comment #10 by Roose91
Saturday, October 05, 2013 @ 11:52:48 AM

Railyard Survival is the easiest. There is a shed with decent enough OHP that the choppers can't hit you if you are down the far end. 2 guys on each side and on the last few enemies push up and grab any remaining collectibles before they disappear and the new ones spawn in at the start of the next wave. You get $20,000 for completing all 10 waves so it's a very good pay out. I did it before they seemingly removed the auto-lock aiming for GTAO though so it is probably a lot more difficult now unless you have had a lot of practice with free-aim.

Comment #11 by Roose91
Saturday, October 05, 2013 @ 11:53:55 AM

**I should note, 2 guys in either side of the red cargo carriage against the wall-the cover is high enough that they can't shoot you until you pop out or they jump in with you.

Comment #12 by Purple Wedge
Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 05:30:22 PM

Wave 10 is crazy, make sure your indoors as the choppers will kill you instantly, armour is also useless beyond wave 8 as one shot will take it off

Comment #13 by Purple Wedge
Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 05:31:48 AM

Ok managed to do this, scrapyard seems to be the best map to choose, from where you start there is a building across the map where you can jump onto the roof but the roof has a wall around it so when you are crouched you are protected. Have all your team here, restock ammo, armour and health between waves.

When wave 8 and 10 come (both have choppers) get off the roof and find a sheltered area, let ground troops come to you, when they've all gone use a rocket or assault rifle to take the choppers down... Do not run outside while the choppers are in the air as they will mince you within seconds

Comment #14 by mikeydude00
Saturday, October 12, 2013 @ 01:53:55 PM

im looking for 3 people to help me with this. i have a pretty good stratagy for bone yard.

Comment #15 by Joshywa7
Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 12:16:05 AM

Need help with this as well. Boneyard seemed to be the easiest for me, since I made it halfway through Wave 9. Seeking others for help as well. GT: Joshywa7

Comment #16 by Joshywa7
Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 05:37:54 PM

Nevermind. Already have this achievement. I found Boneyard quite easy. So as long as you stay within the middle building, it makes this challenge easier to deal with.

Comment #17 by sepasitiano machiavelli
Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 01:35:25 AM

crew name: wu tang clansmen
join via crew site:
user platform: x-box 360

can you carry the ‘iron flag’..? wont to master the ‘tiger-stlye’..? can you lead are crew to ‘triumph’..? became a part of the 8 Diagrams and study the ‘the wu-tang manual’ today..!
brothers and sisters come join wu tang clansmen today..!

? what the wu-tang will offer you..!
- you will be able to improve your rank on multi-player -missions/survivor/races/parachuting, incorporating are members new and old and given realistic chances to develop up the wu tang ladder..!
- opportunities to rise your rank from ‘chess player’ to ‘shadow boxer’ to ‘ghostface killah’ and many more ranked shaolin style titles to be earned..!
- friends that got

Comment #18 by sepasitiano machiavelli
Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 01:36:37 AM

cha back, but you best watch your front, cause it’s the fool’s that front – they be pull’in stunts..!

? what the wu-tang wont’s from you..!
- head-set strongly favoured but not required...
- mature audience wonted, 18+ preferred…
- committed members – when you become a member of the crew rep the emblem and join in (this does not mean you have to play every day, we understand you have crime/work/activities in real life to do too)…
- tell your friends to join too, the martial art is to be sheared..!
- and have fun and respect each other in the w.t.c, were ‘all in together now’..!

commissioner’s gamertag: mistor t
join via crew site:
*wu-tang forever*

Comment #19 by JDMHatchG
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 12:59:48 PM

Processed is the easiest for me. I have a technique that guarantees completion.

I've got every achievement now so have nothing better to do than help other people. Hit me up for anything you need. JDMHatchG

Comment #20 by Smithy440
Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 02:29:20 AM

Aparently the Boneyard fence method is patched. Still easiest to hide near the portable house/room thing near the metal gates. It's nice cover between the wall and the wall of the building. One person either side. Good cover from choppers too :) Good luck

Comment #21 by TOGA TOM
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 07:51:03 AM

anybody wanna do wanna try this add me, TOGA TOM ....thanks

Comment #22 by Milosuperspesh
Friday, November 01, 2013 @ 07:28:34 PM

msg if need an extra gun ;)

just under level 60

i have assault shotty modded on all except paint, working on assault rifle/smg mods.

have a crew as well open to all. but no actual members one 'friend' is in but not 'showing the tag'

i know processed, boneyard and the one in the housing estate/trailers (not sure on name sandy shore/salt flats ?

gmt uk afternoon/early evening time only days vary if on gears of war j i'm busy ;)

Comment #23 by Joshywa7
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 04:33:36 PM

I do not require help with this anymore

Comment #24 by arthuu
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 05:12:40 AM

LF for ppl do this with!
GT arthuu

Comment #25 by BigTuna99
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 11:12:45 PM

Looking to boost this achievement and most others. I'm online pretty often so message or add me any time!

GT: BigTuna99

Comment #26 by martindk94
Sunday, November 24, 2013 @ 11:08:44 AM

If anyone want to get this achievement, hit me up!
GT: XI DutchFury IX

Comment #27 by Weems2k
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 04:40:30 PM

Weird. I got this even though I died on Wave 10, along with the 2 Platinum awards. It wasn't until I actually beat Wave 10 that the Numero Uno achievement unlocked.

Comment #28 by BasqueNYC
Saturday, June 07, 2014 @ 12:59:45 PM

I need a good crew ,listens to orders,no heros,and most of course to trash talk and hanvt fun

GT: BasqueNYC

Comment #29 by bodybomb
Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 11:24:53 AM

I have a friend who could help out, just need two more players
gt: bodybomb3

Comment #30 by Handgun:MILLA
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 09:23:46 AM

Still trying to get this. I've found the best map is the Maiz Bank map. If you get behind cover on the semi circle above the fountain. It's easy pickings. I just have trouble on later waves with the helicoptors (Don't have weapons that can take them down easily yet). This is doing it alone i might add, so in a team, this should be easy.

Comment #31 by koppn
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 07:09:26 PM

Hello All, whoever wanna to boost the online achievements; i started a forum + a facebook page where enyone can join so we can start up som form of boosting community?
So anyone who is interested into boosting go here:

Comment #32 by Xxbluexeyesx
Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 03:25:41 AM

I do these regularly, shoot me a message on Xbox if you need help! GT: xxbluexeyesx

Comment #33 by TheRealJoeSchmo
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 01:42:46 PM

Looking for some people to do this with. Xbox One. PST TheRealJoeSchmo.

Comment #34 by CL Moe
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 06:28:53 PM

if anybody wants to do this on the 360, Gt is CL Moe

Comment #35 by RandomDero
Friday, October 02, 2015 @ 10:07:58 AM

Looking for experienced decent players to complete all the online achievements and heists with, message me on xbox 360. Bit of a noob to online....
Gamertag = Random Dero

Comment #36 by bradw22
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:44:03 PM

I need help with achievements and I need people to actually play with. GT:BRADW22

Comment #37 by biofire121
Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 04:56:04 PM

Started late in the game, now I need help doing the online aches.... Anyone wanna help? I'm a decent player so...

GT biofire121

Comment #38 by StrikerAH
Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 02:44:04 AM

i need some help with the online achievements, if u are interested add me

Gamertag: StrikerAH

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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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