/Michael’s Murder Mystery Side-Mission Guide – Unlocking Vintage Filters

Michael’s Murder Mystery Side-Mission Guide – Unlocking Vintage Filters

If you’re a returning participant of GTA 5 on the ‘Enhanced’ model of the sport (PS4, Xbox One or PC) then it is possible for you to to entry unique “returning gamers solely” content material. One such piece of content material is called the ‘Michael’s Murder Mystery’. It’s a aspect-mission wherein you resolve a mysterious homicide. Upon profitable completion of this aspect-mission, you’ll unlock 2 Vintage Noir Filters which you’ll be able to apply in your show and play the sport with these filters on.

The aspect-mission can solely be performed because the protagonist Michael. Please additionally ensure you have accomplished the story mode mission ‘MELTDOWN’ (it includes Merryweather brokers going to Michael’s residence) earlier than you try this aspect-mission or else it will not work.

While you discover these clues and homicide associated content material, you’ll hear a bass influence sound impact adopted by a movie reel sound impact which fades out. Then you will notice a fast save icon on the underside proper nook of your display screen. This means that you’ve discovered the clue efficiently and that you could transfer onto the following one.

Fast Save loading icon which reveals up as you method the clue indicating profitable discovery of the clue

The Clues

With a view to begin fixing this homicide thriller, the very first thing you must do is to seek out the 4 clues across the Vinewood space. These 4 clues are engraved messages on the partitions which result in the following a part of the thriller. These clues may be discovered on the areas listed beneath.


Clue 1 – The Gentry Manor Lodge

You will discover the primary clue in The Gentry Manor Lodge. The clue is within the yard proper after the pool. You can see the message engraved into the wall subsequent to an archway. The messages reads:


Clue 2 – Galileo Observatory

You will discover the second clue on the Galileo Observatory. You can see a message engraved on the wall on the south aspect of the observatory. The message reads:


Clue 3 – Metropolis Corridor

The third clue is on the Metropolis Corridor positioned in Alta. You can see the message engraved in a recess in the back of the Metropolis Corridor constructing. The message reads:


Clue 4 – Oriental Theatre

You will discover this clue engraved on the west aspect of the doorway of the Oriental Theatre in Downtown Vinewood. You will discover the message engraved behind a few palm bushes. The message reads:


Underwater Physique

After discovering the clues, in line with the 4th clue, there’s a useless physique of a lady, who was killed as a result of she “knew an excessive amount of”. Apparently, she was drowned. We are able to discover the useless physique of this sufferer underwater close to Fort Zancudo. It’s deep underwater simply off the coast to the west.

The sufferer can have cemented ft suggesting that she drowned and could not escape as a result of weight on her ft. It’s endorsed that you just both get Scuba Diving Gear or a Submarine to find this physique as it’s fairly deep and you will not be capable of breath for a very long time underwater.

Solomon Richard’s Workplace

After discovering the physique, you must head to ‘Richards Majestic Productions’ Workplace after 9 P.M. (21:00) in-recreation time. You will not be capable of enter the workplace earlier than 9 P.M. After 9 P.M. while you go to the workplace, you will notice a yellow marker indicating that you could enter the workplace.

Solomon Richards Workplace positioned in Backlot Metropolis, Los Santos
Entrance to the workplace with a yellow highlighted marker

While you enter the workplace, you’ll discover a letter on the desk. You have to method the letter and easily learn it so as to efficiently full this a part of the thriller. Upon exiting the letter display screen, and after studying it, you’ll once more hear the movie reel and bass influence sound impact indicating profitable completion of this clue discovery. The letter is addressed to David Richards, father of Solomon Richards, by a person named Fred Quincy.

Letter sitting on Solomon Richards desk
Letter to David Richards by Fred Quincy confessing concerning the murders he did

The Letter reads:


August 14th, 1949

Expensive David,

I believe by now you realize that I made some errors I imply, all of us have. We’re flawed males, and me, who has targeted a lot on perfection, maybe essentially the most flawed of all.

I do know you realize the entire story, or sufficient of it, and I’m positive you should be sick to your abdomen with me, however let me ask you, what selection did I’ve? To have some strumpet, good for nothing three greenback whore behind a sort author threaten me and my legacy! It was the only option I might have made. It was the one selection I might have made. And I do know it was an unpleasant selection however that’s the downside with sin. Sin begets sin, and my sins have multiplied.

I do know you realize the enterprise about Isaac. Effectively, that was a few years in the past and issues have been simply getting again to regular. No one knew about it. Simply you, me, my legal professionals, Abe Schwartzman over at Browne Canyon, no person who did not have their very own, maybe extra allegorical skeletons within the closet. Isaac betrayed me, within the worst manner potential. Not that enterprise with Maureen. The sincere reality is that once I met her she was turning tips to purchase sizzling canine, so what might I anticipate? No, Isaac betrayed me within the worst manner potential. He didn’t give his all on the Bip The Canine film. I warned him, however I knew he was already flirting with Abe a couple of stay motion gig at BC. He even shot a brief for him. On my movie inventory. I might been ingesting and we acquired into it. We have all achieved it. I buried him in mine up within the hills, then known as Abe and supplied him a deal to overlook about Isaac. Abe’s made just a few errors himself, together with that nasty enterprise with the busboy, so he shut up, so far as I do know.

I hope you perceive how a lot I worth our friendship, and belief nothing would ever encourage you to gossip inappropriately about me. Let me be fairly frank for a second. Had been you to do this, effectively, clearly I’m fairly ready to make troublesome selections and I might make them once more. However simply to solidify what has at all times been a vital relationship to me, I needed that can assist you out of sport of trouble. Freds will purchase a 5% stale in Richards Majestic for $450,000. We each know that is considerably over market fee and we each know that this ties us collectively, because the brothers we actually are. You are a proficient man who must get again to doing what he does greatest. Much less of this inventive nonsense. Motion, and loads of it. When folks consider Richards Majestic they suppose broads, hoods and Tommy Weapons. So give them what they need.

We make goals come true. It is an unimaginable accountability.

Your good friend.

Fred Quincy

The Deserted Mineshaft

After you’ve got learn the letter, you uncover that within the hills there’s a mine the place Fred dumped Isaac’s physique. With a view to discover the physique you must get entry to the deserted mine shaft positioned up within the hills in Nice Chaparral. With a view to enter the mine shaft, you must blow open the doorway door. You are able to do this utilizing any explosive weapon resembling sticky bombs, grenades, RPG or perhaps a Railgun. Be sure to have a flashlight attachment on considered one of your weapons as it’s pitch darkish contained in the shaft and you will not be capable of see something with out it.

After you blow open the door, you may enter the mine. You have to maintain strolling for a few seconds till you come throughout an intersection resulting in both left route or proper route. You needn’t go to both of those instructions. You can see a useless physique at this intersection with a movie reel subsequent to it. That is Isaac’s physique which was dumped right here by David Richards good friend Fred Quincy. As soon as you’ve got discovered the physique, the identical bass influence sound with a movie reel sound impact will play within the background indicating profitable discovery of the useless physique.

Isaac’s Lifeless Physique within the Deserted Mineshaft

If you end up standing near the movie reel close to Isaac’s useless physique, you will notice an possibility on the highest left nook of your display screen which can say “Press *button* to cycle Vintage filters”. While you press the button, which is Proper D-pad on the consoles, a classic filter shall be utilized in your display screen.

Choice to cycle by the classic filters when standing close to the movie reel

One other manner of accessing these filters is thru your telephone. Isaac shall be added as a contact in your telephone. You possibly can name him up so as to change the filter. Name him as soon as to use the primary Vintage filter. Calling him once more will change it to the following classic filter and after you name him for the third time the filter shall be eliminated and the show will change again to regular.

Isaac added as a Contact

Vintage Filters

There are two Vintage Filters that are unlocked after profitable completion of this homicide thriller aspect mission. They’re proven beneath.

No Filter. Calling Isaac to use the Vintage Filter
Vintage Filter 1
Vintage Filter 2


Q – Is that this content material obtainable for everybody?

A – No, this content material is just obtainable for returning gamers, that means, the gamers who beforehand owned GTA 5 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 however now switched to the brand new ‘Enhanced’ model of the sport on the brand new-gen consoles Xbox One and PS4 or the PC.

Q – I’m a returning participant however the clue sound will not be enjoying once I discover the clues, why?

A – That is probably on account of the truth that you might need come throughout the clue earlier throughout your gameplay with out realizing it. It is best to try to undergo the opposite clues and see if it makes a sound. if it does, you then’re good to go and proceed with the thriller.

Q – I’m a returning participant and have accomplished up till the Workplace. I can not enter the workplace, why?

A – You won’t be able to enter the workplace in case you have not accomplished a narrative mode mission known as ‘MELTDOWN’ which is a Solomon Richards mission. Additionally, you must ensure you try to entry the workplace after 9 P.M. (21:00) in-recreation time. Earlier than 9 P.M. you will not get the choice to enter the workplace.

Q – Can we feature out this homicide thriller aspect-mission utilizing different protagonist characters resembling Franklin and Trevor?

A – No, you can’t. This aspect-mission is just potential while you’re enjoying as Michael.

Get pleasure from fixing the Murder Mystery!