GTA Guide

The Construction Assassination

Gold Medal Walkthrough and Stock Tips

Spoiler Alert
  • Information
  • Rewards
  • Gold Medal Objectives
  • Conditions of Failure
For Lester Crest
Protagonist Franklin Clinton
Unlocked by The Bus Assassination, Minor Turbulence
Necessary to Achieve 100% Yes
  • $10,000
  • No Fly Zone
    Shoot down the target’s helicopter.
  • Wasted
  • Busted
  • The target escapes

Warning! Don’t start this mission until completion of the last story mission and don’t forget to save the game before performing it.

It’s advisable to use a Buzzard Attack Chopper. If you don’t have it, you will have to fight with a lot of enemies. You can get it for free or buy it at In the latter case, Franklin must also have a helipad.

Shares Purchase Before the Mission

Invest all the money of all three protagonists in GoldCoast shares. To do it, open the web browser on your phone or another device, click on “Money and Services”, next click on LCN, go to “Markets”, find GoldCoast (GCD) in the list and buy as many shares as you can. It’s advisable to keep a few thousand dollars for taxi services and other small expenses.

Then switch to the two other protagonists and do the same. After that, you are ready to start the mission.

Stock Exchanges in GTA V

There are two of them — LCN and BAWSAQ. Like most stock exchanges in the real world, they are closed on weekends. It’s possible to buy and sell shares on Saturday and Sunday, but their price will not change until Monday.

You need to be online to use BAWSAQ. If it’s not available, postpone the assassination and try again in a few hours of real-time.


Land at the marked point on Vespucci Blvd.

After the end of the cutscene, fly west until you reach the parking lot. Turn the helicopter toward the building under construction, where the target is, and gain altitude.

To get the gold medal, you need to shoot down the target’s helicopter. Use Buzzard’s homing missiles to do it. As soon as the target’s helicopter will be destroyed, fly away to a safe distance. Franklin will call Lester, and the mission will be completed.

Shares Sale After the Mission

The GoldCoast shares that you bought before the mission will grow by about 40% within 48–72 in-game hours. Make sure that the growth of shares reached about 40% and sell them. To do this, go to the LCN or BAWSAQ website, select the “My Portfolio” section and click the “Sell All” button.

Note: data on the change of the share prices are relevant for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. On PS3 and Xbox 360, you can earn more. The game updates can also affect the state of affairs.


  • It’s not necessary to go to bed several times to advance the time while you holding the shares. You can, for example, participate in some miscellaneous activities.

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