Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V Achievements

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GTA Online: Call for gang backup for the first time. 

You must be at least a Rank 20 in order to receive Helicopter backup. Upon reaching this rank, Merryweather will contact you and inform you that they can provide backup in the form of air-support units to your location. Once you have received this information, open your in-game cellphone and select "Merryweather" in your Contacts. Once the call goes through, you will see a tab with their services pop up on the screen. If you have enough money, select "Helicopter Backup", which costs $5,000, and the achievement will unlock immediately.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by lol232xy
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 06:26:04 PM

...I really wonder how will this work.

Comment #2 by XtremeDagger
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 06:40:23 PM

Hopefully this won't be one of those annoying crew achievements.

Comment #3 by sepasitiano machiavelli
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 04:28:23 AM

still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune... if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire 'back up'..!

Comment #4 by 22heskethm
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 02:22:04 PM

nah i presume it be easy like gta 4 jus pull out your phone n dial for back up

Comment #5 by BasqueNYC
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 01:33:09 AM

@#2 it would be fun but no one ever works together online just run off doin aimless bullshit when everyone should work as a team,so hard to find peeps like that

Comment #6 by Redn3ck Swag
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 07:57:01 PM

Join my crew: Lost Angels Genocide
for all achievements and over all mayhem!!

Comment #7 by The Cipriani
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 01:39:16 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 #8 by JDMHatchG
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 01:23:12 PM

#5 If anyone wants a RELIABLE, team playing crew member then feel free to add me.

I'm 25 and have been raping GTA since 1997 on the PC.

My gt is JDMHatchG. My biggest skills are driving and flying, more than shooting, but i'm pretty competant at that as well. I live in the UK but i'm usually online late at night/early morning so probably better suited to a US crew tbh due to time zones.

My priorities are to have a lot of fun and make a lot of money. And i'm always willing to help other people get their achievements. Peace

Comment #9 by Creasy47
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 01:56:25 PM


Once you hit rank 20, you can call Merryweather for 'helicopter backup.' It costs $5,000. Simply hit rank 20, call for backup, and you'll get the achievement.

Comment #10 by TOIST
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 02:09:18 AM

Just in case anyone is having trouble selecting 'helicopter backup' because it says UNAVAILABLE, make sure you have $5,000 cash (out of the bank).It works even if you are free roaming. You do not need to engage someone.

Comment #11 by FresH0121
Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 08:56:52 PM

i have like 8thousand and it says unavailable anyone now why?

Comment #12 by sekkuieekmsl
Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 08:24:29 AM

what do I need to do with it?

add me deafsekkuieek and i will willing to help you.

my crew: Lone D Wolf Legend.

Comment #13 by OrangesofDeath
Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 10:41:09 PM

@10 - lol, thanks for the tip. Didn't know it was that easy. I got it tonight.

Comment #14 by State 0f Chaos
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 03:58:14 PM

I'm level 117 and it still says "wait for Merryweather to contact you". Anyone else having this issue?

Comment #15 by Friar the tuk
Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 05:21:02 PM

@14 you have to do certain jobs to unlock stuff. As in jobs from in game characters

Comment #16 by markandsona
Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 10:08:01 AM

Level 117?! I was thinking there are very few people over rank 50 yet!

Comment #17 by T-Dub333
Thursday, November 07, 2013 @ 10:13:47 PM

You need to complete the mission job that Ron phones in after your encounter with Trevor and Ron in Sandy Shores.

Comment #18 by kenny97527
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 09:48:19 PM

Too easy thanks rockstar

Comment #19 by Mikeman380
Friday, April 04, 2014 @ 04:43:05 AM

I feel like such an idiot after reading this. I kept calling all my friends in game and getting upset it wouldn't unlock. Full blown derp moment.

Comment #20 by OhMyAppleTart
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 01:20:12 PM

They not a gang x_x

Comment #21 by Dylan0o7
Thursday, July 17, 2014 @ 02:53:15 AM

Merryweather isn't a gang.. Meh I won't be surprised if this game had a online heist achievement.

Comment #22 by koppn
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 05:34:30 PM

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So anyone who is interested into boosting go here:

Comment #23 by RandomDero
Friday, October 02, 2015 @ 09:50:25 AM

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

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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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