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Is Bounty Hunting A Viable Way To Make Money?

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Poll: is bounty hunting a viable way to make money? (80 member(s) have cast votes)

can you make a GTA lving only doing bounties?

  1. yes I can (13 votes [16.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.25%

  2. f*ck no (20 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. no and not from my lack of skills, only because the bounty caps at 9k (15 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  4. bounty hunting and being hunted is the most fun thing about GTA:O (11 votes [13.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.75%

  5. it would if these little pussies stopped hiding in their apartments (15 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  6. I hunt people without bounties. get at me bro (6 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

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  • bogey_j


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:24 AM Edited by bogey_j, 07 November 2013 - 01:26 AM.

if all your other means (and glitching) to make money were cut off...do you think you'd be able to make a proper GTA living just collecting bounties?

  • BigSean715

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:27 AM Edited by BigSean715, 07 November 2013 - 01:27 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:27 AM Edited by [email protected], 07 November 2013 - 01:28 AM.

yeah! Nearly every session has a guy with a bounty.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:28 AM

depends, the ammo you use will need to be refilled someday

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:30 AM

I always hunt for bounties when they are 3k and over. And for me it's a Great and fast way to make money!

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:39 AM

If you couldn't hide in your apartment/garage or in solo sessions... maybe.


But probably not.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:46 AM

It's fun, but no. Cap of 9k is to small. It's good to make a little money on the side, but if it's your sole source of income, you'll be waiting years before you can get your much desired chrome adder. (i kid) 


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:01 AM

If you're fast enough, hell yeah. I've made upwards of 100k in like 10-15 minutes. It's actually really annoying when there are no bounties being placed.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:07 AM Edited by Chuki_91, 07 November 2013 - 02:08 AM.

You have to invest in a fast vehicle and good weapons.


If I see someone with a 5K - 9K bounty I usually go after them and having a fully modded Entity makes the job not easier, but a lot faster. 


I usually get them to pull over by shooting their tires / pitting / ramming then face the rear end of my vehicle towards them as the Entity is nearly bulletproof because of the window, in my experience.


Other than that, no I'd rather do races which I find more enjoyable.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:09 AM

If you're fast enough, hell yeah. I've made upwards of 100k in like 10-15 minutes. It's actually really annoying when there are no bounties being placed.

how the hell did you make 100k in less then 15 mins? I'm sure no one puts bounties every second.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:16 AM

Hard to say. I have gotten a large amount off bounty hunting, but also lost alot from being killed by the one with a bounty, also by other players trying to get it. I know if someone gets it before me i will kill them 2-8 times just because they got it

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:19 AM

Not as good as selling cars.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:41 AM

You are the dawg, the big bad daawugh.


Yeah, it's pretty great. Especially with people who use LSC glitch are made up mostly of asshats, bounties placed all round

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:47 AM

Not as good as selling cars.

Doing that as well as bounty hunting can make a sustainable living I'd say!

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:07 AM

To say it's not fun to run from people while you have a 9k bounty on is a lie. I usually won't kill other players, so taking bounties kind of gets me my fix of murdering.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:22 AM

Yes as long as you are a good bounty hunter. What I mean by that, you don't blow up personal vehicles making you lose money and you don't use explosives which cost more money. 


The ideal bounty hunter (me) uses only one or two sniper bullets or some AP pistol rounds. No RPGs, no nades, no stickys. JUST bullets. I can make 50-60 grand in 3-4 hours.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:30 AM

Not really. Your depending too much on the other players. Remember. There are always those who camp in their house or leave when u come close to them. It is fun and good money but staying in free roam only just waiting for bounties. Good luck. Everyone will be in ther lsc glitched adder while u are driving your car that you stole off the street trying to catch up to them. Sad but true. I should know, I tried that career. :D

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:37 AM Edited by WBaker, 08 November 2013 - 10:38 AM.

People bounty hunting me usually spend a lot of time chasing me down. And then there's the hospital bills I give them. So no it's not a money maker.

Edit: It is a lot of fun though. Gotta change my vote

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:39 AM

Eh, most bounties I've came across they normally run to their Apartment or Garage.. so it's pretty f*cking useless.. or you drive across the entire map for $1000 bounty half the time. Because I never see the amount placed.


Once I got platinum Bounty Hunter, I gave up on them. I make more money doing other activities.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:08 AM

Only if a decent price comes up and they aren't on the other side of the map.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

I don't think so because bounty hunts usually escalate quickly into deathmatches.. so you end up spending a good chunk of the money. Being a good racer (which I am not) is still the best way imo.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:22 AM

Confusing voting options. I reckon that bounty hunting is best experienced as a breather/change of pace between other jobs and activities, approach a red dot or two and once you've bagged them (or someone else has), just move on to something else before the whole Manhunter thing gets too stale :)

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:24 AM

I doubt it would make you rich, but you could deffo "survive" on bounties.

I raced a lot when i first played, and have preeeeetty much all the vehicles i want. Now all i really do is server hop and bounty hunt when my friends arent online. Im not exactly making a fortune, but im more than covering my costs and im having a lot of fun doing it.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:27 AM

Bounty hunting is great as a pastime, nothing more imo. Love doing it but only for fun, i don't depend my income on bounty hunting.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:24 PM

not really
made about 20 K yesterday doing 4 bounties in like 5 minutes but after that it died out quickly, only the occassional bounty popped up and most of them were out of range or hiding in their safehouse

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:38 PM

The last 3 choices are me.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:42 PM

Is it fun? Yes.


Can you make money doing it? Yes.


Is it a good source of income? Absolutely not.


Hunting bounties doesn't rake in much cash for the amount of time it takes to do it.  If you're in the neighborhood and someone has a bounty, yeah it's worth swinging by and capping them.  But making it your focus isn't time well spent if you're looking to make money.  If you're looking for entertainment, then that's a different story.

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