If you’ve been exploring the streets of Los Santos in GTA Online, you’ve probably noticed that it’s a pretty chaotic place. Most of the time, you can’t go about your business without some lunatic flying in from nowhere to kill you and ruin your plans. That’s why you might want to set a bounty on them — to put the target on their back instead of yours. And we’ll show you exactly how to set a bounty in GTA Online in this guide. For those annoying players, as well as for a fun opportunity to toy with your friends.
How to Set a Bounty in GTA Online
To set a bounty in GTA Online, first open your phone using up on the D-pad on console or the up arrow on PC. Select contacts, scroll down till you find Lester, and give him a call. Once he picks up, a tab of options should pop up on the left-hand side of your screen. Choose the first option, which should say set bounty. Then you’ll be given a list of all the players in the game lobby that you can set a bounty on.
The max price you can set on a player is $10,000. With that, Lester will always take a $1,000 cut from any bounty. And whoever kills the player with the bounty on their head will receive the rest of the cash reward. On the contrary, if no one kills the player, they will receive the reward. Bounties last 24 hours in-game, which is 48 minutes in real-time.
The final thing to remember when placing a bounty on a player is that it makes their location visible on the map. Players who have a bounty on their heads will be represented by a red skull with a black X behind it on your map and mini-map. That way anyone who wants to try and claim it can easily find them.
That’s all there is to it, now you can easily set a price on other players’ heads so you can go about your business. Or, you can have a fun time tormenting your friends.
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Riley Fonger is a Calgary-based freelance writer. He is currently studying Journalism and Public Relations at Mount Royal University. Riley has been a sports and video game enthusiast since he was a child. If he isn't writing, he is most likely competing in an FPS game or in a pick-up game with his friends.