Crew Skills

This page lists all the relevant skills for criminals in The Great Heist. The most common way of learning these skills is by focusing on studies while you're in prison. There are many other skills you can learn in the game, please click here to read more about those, however these skills have no effect on your criminal activities in this game.

Basic Crime

Recommended for those who wish to throw their life away in prison. Not recommended for the rest of us. Usually leads to a heap of trouble.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

You can learn about this skill in a school or university which offers a class in it, or you can learn it from an apprenticeship with a master.

Basic Driving

The basics of control and operation of land based motor vehicles. An essential skill for anyone looking to become a skilled getaway driver.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Basic Electronics

Physics and technology concerned with the design of circuits using transistors and microchips. An essential skill for anyone looking to tamper with electrical hardware.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Basic Stealth

The fundamentals about how to wrap a cloak around yourself and disappear into a crowd away from any prying eyes.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants. You can also learn this skill by reading the book Stealth for Beginners.

You can learn about this skill in a school or university which offers a class in it, or you can learn it from an apprenticeship with a master.

Burglary

How to break into locked houses. If you are lucky and skillful, you get in. if you are having a bad day, someone will catch you.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

You can learn about this skill in a school or university which offers a class in it, or you can learn it from an apprenticeship with a master.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Crime.

Criminal Reconnaissance

Criminal Reconnaissance is the skill you need to explore, map, and gain information on a specific location where you plan to committ some kind of advanced crime.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Data Decryption

Advanced knowledge about the process of converting encrypted data back into its original form, so it can be understood.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Computer Knowledge.

Data Mining

Advanced knowledge about the computational process of discovering patterns in large data sets. It's used to extract information from a data set and transform it into an understandable structure for further use.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Computer Knowledge.

Dual Tech Motion Detectors

Advanced knowledge about fancy dual technology motion detector systems, their installations, and their undoing.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in IR Security Systems.

Evasive Driving

Driving aimed at evading an opponent who is pursuing you in another vehicle. An essential skill for anyone looking to come out victorious in a car chase.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Driving.

Firewall Security

Advanced knowledge about firewall systems and how to break through them. Hopefully without leaving any trace of your illegal activity.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Computer Knowledge.

IR Security Systems

Advanced knowledge about Infra Red security systems, their installations, and their undoing. No need to face the heat if they can't see yours.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Electronics.

Lock Drilling

Lock drilling is a last-resort approach to gaining entry to locks that cannot be opened by other means.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Burglary.

Lock Picking

Lock picking allows people to open locks with only a few tools. Learn how to pick a lock, about types of keys and locks and about locksmith tools. An essential skill for the ambitious cat burglar.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Burglary.

Password Cracking

The process of recovering passwords from data that is stored in or transmitted by a computer system. Social engineering included.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Computer Knowledge.

Pickpocket Mastery

Specialize in the art of pickpocketing and become a master in stealing small items from people without them noticing it.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

You can learn about this skill in a school or university which offers a class in it, or you can learn it from an apprenticeship with a master.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Crime.

Prison Escape

Enables you to attempt to flee from imprisonment. Cannot be used too often, so make sure you succeed once you try...

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

You can learn about this skill in a school or university which offers a class in it, or you can learn it from an apprenticeship with a master.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Crime.

Safe Cracking

This skill determines how skillful you are at cracking safes and vaults within banks etc. An essential skill for the ambitious safe cracker.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Lock Picking.

Video Surveillance Systems

Advanced knowledge about video surveillance systems, their hardware installations, and how to disable them. A handy skill for anyone who doesn't want to see their failed heists end up as the laughing stock of the internet.

This skill can be taught to you in prison or through Black Market memory implants.

Prerequisites: 5 stars in Basic Electronics.