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How to get diamonds in every GTA Online Casino Heist

Diamonds are a gamer's best friend. Rockstar finally saw fit to add actual diamonds to the Grand Theft Auto Online Diamond Casino Heist. These glittering gems are worth more than cash, more than artwork, and even more than those shiny bricks of gold. According to Rockstar, diamonds can lead to you walking away with "up to 50% more than your average cash haul."

Tempted? Of course you are. There's just one problem: diamonds have the lowest chance of spawning in the casino's vault. You're much more likely to run into cash or artwork. However, Rockstar has generously increased the odds of finding diamonds upon completing the Diamond Casino Heist during Valentine's Day week (Feb. 13 to Feb. 20).

What are you supposed to do for the rest of the year? Players ranked the chance of finding diamonds at a dismally low 8% when there's not a special event like Valentine's Day going on. You'd have to do a whole lot of heists to encounter this rare currency. That's a lot of time and effort down the drain. Worry not, dear player, because there is an easier way.

A special thanks goes to YouTuber MrBossFTW for his careful explanation of this apparent exploit: he has discovered a way to guarantee diamonds in every GTA Online Diamond Casino Heist. First, you'll have to have successfully completed the heist using all three methods: Stealthy, The Big Con, and Aggressive. After that, you'll be given the ability to cancel the heist at will.

Essentially, this not-quite-exploit requires you to go through with the heist up to the point where you scope out the casino. Using the Sightseer app, you can view the vault security feed (from the men's bathroom of all places) and see what's there: gold, artwork, cash, or diamonds. If there aren't any diamonds, you can just give Lester a call and end the heist then and there.

But wait — doesn't that mean throwing $25,000 down the drain? Technically yes, but you'll earn that back and then some upon completion of a heist with guaranteed diamonds waiting for you at the end. Sure, there's effort involved, but not near the same trouble you'd have to go through if you were forced to complete the heist for a puny payout.