Everything you need to know about Cayo Perico’s Panther Statue

El Rubio doesn't always put the Panther statue in the basement of Cayo Perico.  We summarize everything you need to know about the valuable loot in this article.

El Rubio doesn’t always put the Panther statue in the basement of Cayo Perico. We summarize everything you need to know about the valuable loot in this article.

The community has been waiting for this for months after the release of the Cayo Perico Heist. Meanwhile, Rockstar has finally unlocked the coveted loot for GTA Online: El Rubio’s Panther Statue. We provide you with all the information known so far about the most valuable loot of the Cayo Perico Heist, how much money the Panther statue brings and when and for how long it can be available.

Everything you need to know about El Rubio’s Panther statue

What makes the Panther statue so special?

Since the unveiling of the Cayo Perico update, the GTA Online community has been licking its fingers for the valuable loot. After the panther statue was teased in the trailers for the first solo heist of the multiplayer mode, it was a long time coming and fans have been sitting on hot coals ever since.

The special thing about the panther statue is, of course, that of all the possible booty on Cayo Perico, it brings in the most money. On the other hand, there would of course still be the personal incentive for the players to get one over on El Rubio – be it just to make the submarine captain of the Kosatka named Pavel happy.

Also, much like the Diamond Casino Heist diamonds, the Panther Statue is a very special loot that every GTA Online veteran will want to loot at least once. However, you only have the opportunity to do so during certain events.

A Rare Opportunity: Loot the El Rubio Panther Statue.

A Rare Opportunity: Loot the El Rubio Panther Statue.

How much money does the Panther statue bring?

El Rubio’s Panther statue brings in the most money of any loot on Cayo Perico. So you can alone with this main goal between 1.7 to 1.9 million GTA dollars do – depending on the difficulty you play the heist on.

For an overview, we list all possible Cayo Perico main loots and how much money they can bring you as follows:

  • Panther Statue: 1.7 million (normal) to 1.9 million (hard) GTA dollars
  • Pink Diamond: 1.3 million (normal) to 1.43 million (hard) GTA dollars
  • Bearer Securities: 1.1 million (normal) to 1.21 million (hard) GTA dollars
  • Simito Tequila: 900,000 (normal) to 990,000 (hard) GTA dollars

And of course you can secure more loot on Cayo Perico in addition to the main loot: gold, cocaine, paintings, grass and cash will also increase your account balance in the heist.

How do I loot the Panther Statue?

Panther statue not always available: No, cannot always be looted on Cayo Perico. After all, this is a special loot that is only available for certain events every few months in GTA Online – just like the Diamond Casino Heist diamonds.

If Rockstar has started such an event, you only have one week to bag the Panther statue. After that it will be a few months before El Rubio puts another panther statue in the basement. When in doubt, keep an eye on the Rockstar Newswire. When the time has finally come again, the following lines will give you the most important information on how to proceed.

What you need and what you have to pay attention to: Of course, to get the Panther statue, you have to play the Cayo Perico heist, which requires the GTA$2.2 million submarine. We have already covered all information about the Kosatka and its upgrades for you in a detailed article:

GTA Online: Everything you need to know about the Kosakta


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GTA Online: Everything you need to know about the Kosakta

If you now want to grab the Panther Statue, you simply have to start the preparatory mission »Collect Information« from the Kosatka. You smuggle your way onto El Rubio’s island and spy out what loot he has ready for looting. What spawns for a main goal in the basement is usually dependent on chance.

If you spy on Cayo Perico again and then don’t find a panther statue in the basement, you can simply cancel the mission and start again. The main objective is re-rolled. However, keep in mind that abandoning active missions can have a negative impact on your score: those who are branded as « spoilsports » are more likely to be put into a session with other spoilsports.

We have already spotted the Panther statue on Cayo Perico.






We have already spotted the Panther statue on Cayo Perico.

Tips and tricks for the Cayo Perico Heist

Of course we still have a few useful tips and guides for the Cayo Perico Heist in store for you. For example, we’ll tell you how a simple trick makes the Cayo Perico Heist child’s play. We’ll also tell you about a secret change to the heist that didn’t make every player happy a few months ago.

Our guide for solo players: However, the following guide could be the most important for you: If you are traveling solo and without other players, then we will tell you in detail how you can get maximum loot undetected in the Cayo Perico Heist.

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So you play Cayo Perico solo and get maximum loot

Have you already looted El Rubio’s panther statue on Cayo Perico? What did you do with your winnings? Let us know in the comments!