The San Andreas Mercenaries update brings six missions, new vehicles and weapons to GTA Online. The new story missions relate to the Project Overthrow, the purpose of which is to confront Merryweather army.
This is a detailed guide on how to complete the first mission, Reporting for Duty solo in hard mode.
How to unlock Project Overthrow missions
To access Project Overthrow missions, you will need to purchase the Operations Terminal for the Mammoth Avenger. The new Operations Terminal costs $1,450,000 and can be installed either at Charlie’s hangar or in the Charlie Upgrades menu.
You can install the following upgrades from Charlie on the Avenger:
- Avenger Thruster — $1,250,000;
- Stealth Module — $350,000;
- Missile Lock-on Jammer — $350,000;
- Front-Mounted Turret — $240,000;
- Front, Top and Rear Turrets — $240,000;
- Machine Guns — $195,000;
- Missile Launchers — $240,000.
All Project Overthrow missions
This list compiles all the Project Overthrow missions introduced in the San Andreas Mercenaries update. To access a detailed guide for each mission, simply click on the corresponding link.
- Reporting for Duty (you’re here)
- Falling In
- On Parade
- Breaking Ranks
- Unconventional Warfare
- Shock & Awe
Walkthrough of the mission Reporting for Duty
Upon obtaining the Operations Terminal and Avenger upgrades, enter the transport and approach the new Terminal. Initiate the first mission, then head to the Davis Quartz Quarry to eliminate the Merryweather supply trailers.
You can release bombs on the trailers by using the mini-map for navigation. Utilize the vertical flight mode as well. While hovering near the trailers, engage the Merryweather supply trailers with the front-mounted gun. Once all the supplies are destroyed, land your aircraft.
Approach the red container, which contains a Draugur SUV that you must commandeer. Shoot the container’s lock to break it open.
Next, board the off-road vehicle and drive it into the Avenger.
You have two options for reaching the LSA Lockup: either transport the Draugur into the Avenger or drive it on the ground.
Upon takeoff, enemy helicopters will emerge. Evade their missiles by hovering and performing sideways maneuvers. Eliminate the helicopters using homing missiles and proceed to the LSA Lockup.
As you enter the city, the pursuing helicopters will cease their chase. Land smoothly within the LSA Lockup’s premises. The final cut-scene, showing the installation of Draugur in the garage, will initiate, concluding the mission.
An Additional Method for Completion
One of our readers shared their unique approach to completing this mission in the comments section.
To bypass dropping bombs from the Avenger onto the trailers, you can land in an open area and exit the aircraft. Identify a vantage point from which the enemies are clearly visible and eliminate them using a sniper rifle.
Subsequently, approach the enemies’ base. Ascend the hill and utilize an RPG to destroy the trailers. Proceed calmly to open the container and appropriate the Draugur.