Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5) is poised to become the biggest-selling game of the year, on its way to record-breaking sales spree. Rockstar Games' newest creation in the GTA franchise holds the following world records as a hallmark for its immensely successful stint so far in the video game industry, according to VG 24/7:
- Best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours
- Best-selling video game in 24 hours
- Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
- Fastest video game to gross $1 billion
- Highest grossing video game in 24 hours
- Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
- Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game
Consequently, GTA 5 has surpassed GTA 4's lifetime sales record in just three weeks after its release. Given the popularity and hype surrounding the game, curious gamers would be eager to learn the tips and tricks of the trade, stock market money cheats and also know the hidden locations for secret packages and rare vehicle spawn locations to get a head start into the game.
GTA 5's strength lies in its ability to offer an expansive open-world for off-campaign activities and side-missions. Though the game offers uninhibited freedom to roam and explore uncharted territories for hidden treasures, unlimited money, weapons and fast cars, it is easier said than done.
IBTimes UK brings you a complete guide to all the hidden packages locations and rare vehicle spawn locations to give you the winning edge in the crime-infested Los Santos.
Discover Hidden Packages for Quick Money
There is no best way to earn quick money in GTA 5 than exploring hidden packages strewn across several earmarked locations around Los Santos and Blaine County.
$12,000 Money Trick
Travel to the northwest coast of Blaine County and find hidden packages scattered underwater to the north off the southern coast of Paleto Bay. Head north to the position suggested in the map above and dive into the water. Find the flashing hidden package containing a stash of money worth $12,000 at the tail end of the sunken airplane.
Grab the stash of money and switch to another character briefly. Then switch back to the original character and voila... the package re-spawns at the same location. This will also replenish your oxygen supply and help increase your lung capacity.
If you often run out of air underwater, then you should purchase the Sonar Collections in the northwest of Los Santos to get hold of Zodiak submarine (sub), which automatically equips a scuba tank whenever you drive the sub.
Rinse and repeat the process whenever you need loads of cash to buy expensive property or fast cars around Los Santos.
$25,000 Money Trick
Find another big stash of money worth $25,000 in the region adjoining Pacific Bluffs. To get there, head to the west coast of Los Santos and swim across the west coast to the position highlighted in the map above. The package should be resting near the sunken ship.
Just repeat the character switching process like in previous money trick and return to grab loads of cash at the package re-spawn location.
$23,000 Money Trick
Once you purchase Sonar Collectibles and gain access to Zodiak submarine, you could begin the side-mission to collect nuclear waste on the ocean floor. Each attempt at securing nuclear waste fetches you $23,000 and with 30 such collectibles scattered around the ocean, you stand a chance of earning $690,000 in quick time.
Check out the YouTube video below to find all 12 hidden package locations:
GTA 5 Secret Vehicles Spawn Locations
Find this all-terrain quad-bike on Sandy Shores which can be purchased from SouthernSanAndreasSuperAutos.com via in-game internet access at $8,000.
Unmarked Police Cruiser
Like all other military vehicles, the Police Cruiser cannot be purchased. You can steal one parked at the Metro Station in Strawberry underneath the Olympic Freeway. Tip: This car spawns only at night and that should come in handy for a stealth operation.
Bugetti Veyron Super Car - "Adder"
Find this super car at the parking area on Rockford Hills near the barber shop. Tip: It is down the road from clothes store and can be purchased at $1,000,000 at www.legendarymotorsports.net via in-game smartphone internet access.
Park Ranger SUV
Find this vehicle parked in a utility parking lot at Bolingbroke Penitentiary, behind Vinewood sign. It cannot be purchased anywhere in the game.
FIB SUV will spawn at 10:00 AM everyday and can be found at Grand Senora Deserts' Satellite Dishes. Tip: It should be parked right behind the Buffalo and cannot be purchased.
You will find this off-road truck on Vespucci Beach. It can also be purchased for $45,000.
Make sure you have collected all the 50 Spaceship parts when you play as Franklin, to unlock access to the Space Docker. It can be found in east Sandy Shores.
It will be parked exactly at the same location as the FIB SUV and spawns around 10:00 AM once a day. You can only steal it, as it is unavailable for purchase.
You may stumble upon this utility vehicle near the Light House. Tip: Find the vehicle parked in front of a house near a small tree.
The submarine will be accessible for free when you buy the Sonar Collections Dock at $250,000. It should come in handy to find certain collectibles such as nuclear waste.
Buy this expensive car for a staggering $10m from www.legendarymotorsport.net. It is not available anywhere else in the game.
Tip: Complete all your heist and Lester missions to unlock stock-market-cheats (see our guide here), which will help you to become super rich in no time. If you have exploited all the stock market cheats you should be a billionaire by the end of final Lester mission. Then it will be easier for you to buy the Z-Type.
This fighter jet cannot be purchased from any website. It can be stolen from Fort Zancudo and you will need a private hangar to store it.
The Dinghy will be at your disposal (free) when you accept a side-mission/quest, after purchasing the Sonar Collection Docks for $250,000.