Currently in GTA Online, one of the best methods to earn money is to carry out the robberies of Cayo Perico. This particular heist came with the Cayo Perico update, which is considered one of the biggest and most impactful in the nearly decade-long history of GTA Online. Aside from all the new content, players can take part in the various missions that come with the heist. The most attractive aspect of these missions, aside from the potential winnings, is that players can choose any method to complete them. However, the basis for completing these missions is unlocking the Kosatka submarine.
The Kosatka was the first submarine introduced in GTA Online and remains the only one that players can purchase. It is used as a base of operations for the Cayo Perico missions, but can also be used as the players see fit. That means when players aren’t planning heists, they can take the submarine through the waters surrounding Los Santos.
Below, we’ll go over what players need to do to unlock and purchase the Kosatka Submarine in GTA Online.
Buying the Kosatka submarine
To first unlock the ability to purchase the submarine, players must speak with Miguel Madrazo. This is the main NPC associated with the Cayo Perico heists. Players can find it at the new Music Locker location which is located below the Diamond Casino. Once they talk to him, they will start preparing for their first heist on Cayo Perico.
To help Madrazo pull off this heist, players must purchase the Kosatka submarine. After speaking with Madrazo, Warstock Carry and Cache will now have the sub for sale. Players can go to their Eyefind browser and then navigate to the Warstock website. From there, it’s pretty easy to find the submarine, as it’s the only one listed on the website.
As gamers will see, the Kosatka costs a whopping $2.2 million. While this is by no means the most expensive vehicle in GTA Online, it’s quite a lot of cash for a vehicle that won’t be seen. Of course, that’s also part of the appeal of buying a submarine. Players can glide across the seafloor to reach a destination, use the submarine to help search for treasure in the ocean, and use it as a base of operations for Cayo Perico heists.
Once players purchase the Kosatka, they will also be able to upgrade it. These upgrades can range from separate vehicles to on-board weapons. One of the most useful upgrades is buying the Sparrow Helicopter. This made our list of the best helicopters to buy in GTA Online thanks to its association with the submarine. Players can purchase both vehicles separately but use them together. The Sparrow will further aid players in completing Cayo Perico heists, as they can take off and land directly on the submarine.
As for other upgrades, homing missiles are somewhat useful if players need to take out enemies underwater and sonar detection is also useful for players who use it properly. However, of any upgrade, we’d recommend prioritizing the Sparrow over the others, as it’s the most immediately useful. Players will need to shell out another couple of million in cash if they want to fully upgrade the Kosatka in GTA Online.
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