Welcome to The Great Heist

The Great Heist is an online role-playing game and community where the players strive for infamy and fortune in a world of crime and high-stakes heists.

You start the game as a simple thief with empty pockets. Join a crew of smooth criminals or work alone, the choice is yours. Play your cards right and you'll soon be traveling the world leaving a trail of empty bank vaults behind you. The long arm of the law will constantly try to foil your ingenious schemes so try to stick to the shadows or you'll end up in the slammer!

The game is played in real time and the game keeps on going even when you're not logged in. Success in the game is determined by careful strategy and good timing, not by constant online presence. It's perfectly possible to be successful in the game by logging in a couple of times a week to check up on things.

The Great Heist is free of charge and no downloads are necessary to play it. If you can read this you're good to go.

Latest Community News

Welcome home!
Server time5/4/2021

We're now up and running on our new servers. There's still work to be done behind the scenes but everything needed to play the game should work properly for you. Like always, if you've experienced a truly game breaking bug due to this extended downtime please report it as a bug and we'll try to help you out as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and stay safe!

May the Fourth be with us!
Server time4/22/2021

The Great Heist is moving into a new, more modern home. We're hoping that this hardware upgrade will eliminate some of the performance issues we've been experiencing lately and give the game a solid foundation to stand on in the future.

The move is scheduled for Tuesday May 4th (Server time5/4/2021, 9:00 AM) roughly two weeks from now. This will require a significant downtime, where the game won't be accessible at all. A best case scenario is only 8 hours, and a worst case scenario is substantially longer. Once we're back up and running, it will most likely take the rest of the week before things are running smoothly in the new environment.

As always, we will do our best to repair core-game events which take place during the downtime. Non core-game events such as activities and dates will probably not be fixed, but we'll try. Once again, we're sorry for any inconvenience this extended downtime may cause you.

Stay safe!

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Server time3/15/2021

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