Bunker Money Making Tips for GTA Online
Bunker Money Maker in the Game
Without a doubt the Bunker is the best money maker in the game. I get into arguments on the forum about this topic but it is clearly the winner. I am going to tell you how to maximize your money in the Bunker so you can spend more time making money or doing other things. My discussion will talk about selling a FULL bunker, you can continue to sell like you normally would if you selling less than 350K or only with only with 1 or 2 vehicle.
I used to hate the bunker when it first came out because of the sell missions. The supply missions were easy and fun, but the sell missions were mostly unpleasant until I saw a pattern. There are basically 5 Sell Missions which are consistent and are broken down into a few categories but are easily identifiable. There are two ways to determine which mission you want.
1. The time it takes to complete the mission is either 15 Minutes or 30 Minutes. You don’t want the 30 Minute missions, if you haven’t done all the missions go ahead and try them to see if you like them.
2. If you see the 0/15 or 0/10, these are the ones you don’t want. Another way is when you have single drop off missions you will see 1-3 DOTS in the right hand corner.
Single Delivery Vehicle Missions
When you do a sell mission, you can either get 1 delivery vehicle, 2 delivery vehicles or 3. This is usual determined by the amount of product you have produced (not what the product us worth when you sell it). So if you have $175K or less, you will always get 1 delivery vehicle, this is a good way to test all the sell missions, just do 1 vehicle at a time. If you have friends, doing the 30 minute missions can be a lot of fun especially the insurgent missions.
BONUS Tip: If you have the Anti-Aircraft Trailer, you can hook it on the back of the insurgents and have fun, but just be careful because you can destroy the insurgents if you just shooting like crazy. The flak gun is the best attachment as it can take down Hydra’s, but needless to say if a Hydra comes after you, chances are you done because the trailer can only take 1 hit.
As a note you can pull the Anti-Aircraft Trailer with the following Vehicles
- Bobcat XL
- Insurgent Pick-Up Custom
- Technical Custom
Bunker Sell Missions
The sell missions are generally made up of the following missions
- Marshall (1-3 Vehicles) – 30 Minutes (0-15 dropoffs)
- Insurgents (1-3 Vehicles) – 30 Minutes (0-15 dropoffs)
- Dune Buggy (1-3 Vehicles) – 30 Minutes (0-15 dropoffs)
- Insurgents (1-3 Vehicles) – 15 Minutes (1 drop off per vehicle)
- Phantom Wedge (1-2 Vehicles) – 15 Minutes (1 drop off per vehicle)
So depending how you want to sell, you can get 1-3 vehicles. If you have under $175K, you will get a single vehicle, if you have under $350K, you will get 2 Vehicles and anything above 350K of product will generally give you 3 vehicles except the Phantom Wedge Mission.
Okay here is the strategy to maximize your money, you want to avoid the first 3 missions or only do missions that are 15 minutes. So how do you do this ? The easiest way is if you playing with friends, you simply go back to story mode and rejoin your friends session (This is the easiest and quickest). I will talk a little bit about solo sessions later. If you not playing with friends, then just switch sessions until you in another session. So what I mean by this is, if you get one of the 3 missions that are 30 minutes. You click on the SELL STOCK button and you end up outside your bunker facing either the Marshall’s, Insurgents or Dune Buggies that are the 30 minute missions or says 0/15 drop off’s, then simple switch your session and start another.
I am talking about when you trying to sell a full or close to full bunker. If you only have $175K or possibly two vehicles, you might want to proceed anyway, if you playing with friends why not. This means you either going to deliver 3 Insurgent Drop off vehicles or 2 Phantom Wedges. If you are selling a full Bunker I suggest NOT doing this in a full lobby. If you want to try to get that awesome bonus feel free. Selling the full amount will get you $1,050,000 to LS. The bonus will be $10,500 per player however the risks are higher and you could lose everything. That been said if you want to try to get that extra bonus and things go south, quit your game before all the vehicles are destroyed and you should only lose 20-30K, no big deal.
The first is the easiest and that is when the 2 Phantom Wedges appear. You will have either of a couple end points to deliver both of these. When you deliver the first one, call up the Buzzard/Havok and fly back to the start point and deliver the second one to the exact some location. Sometimes the end point will be at the LS Airport in the far corner. When that happens your Buzzard will spawn far away. So you can call an aircraft or what I do is grab a cop car and drive to the HANGAR where the Titan normally spawns at and use the Titan to fly back to my bunker which is fun. The second mission you want to consider is the Insurgent. You will have 3 Insurgents and a 15 minute timer. Make sure it is the 15 minute timer!
This one requires some good driving and flying skills but it is doable. Each one of these will go to a different location. I strongly suggest that you hop into one of the Insurgents and if the delivery location is fairly close, hit the road immediately. If it seems like it is really far, like near the airport or the docks, do that one last because you will need to make a return trip for the other two and it’s wasted time. With the long haul one being the final, you will not have to make a lengthy return trip. This one requires some good driving and fly skills. I generally have 2 – 3 minutes to spare when you delivering 3 vehicles, so as long as no one is messing with you or you don’t get the vehicle stuck, it’s easily doable.
Bonus Tip: Oh yeah! One other word of caution: If you have more than 50% of your stock full, you do run the risk of your bunker being raided. So make sure to keep that in mind when attempting to fill that bunker up. You have about 10 hours real time before a raid kicks in, so if you go over 500K, make sure you sell that day, if you come back the next day and decide to do a heist or something else, you risk your bunker getting raided EVEN if you have the security upgrades. I lost 500K because I wasn’t paying attention. I had a full bunker and they took half my stock.
Selling in Blaine or in Los Santos ?
Well you going to want to selling Los Santos because you will get maximum payout, no point in selling local and making less money, just don’t do it.
See my post about solo sessions.
AFK in your Bunker ?
You can AFK in your Bunker if you have the Security upgrade. The security camera’s are right next your computer in the Bunker. Simply watch the security feed, you can either plug in your controller or turn off your controller, you don’t need to keep your controller on to be AFK. If you opted not to buy the security upgrade, you can AFK in any of your apartments by watching TV or watching TV in your Office. Just sit down on the couch, turn on the TV and watch TV, then turn off your controller. For XBOX Owners, there is a new IDLE setting on your XB Dashboard which will kick you if idle, you should be able to find it on Settings, preferences, Idle Settings, disable this to avoid being kicked.
Which Upgrades to Buy ?
I highly recommend you get all 3 upgrades asap.
- The Equipment upgrades will help your supplies last longer
- Staff upgrades will allow your staff to produce more product faster
- Security upgrades will lessen the risk of you getting raided, but more importantly it will allow you to AFK in your Bunker, so you don’t have to leave and come back. All 3 upgrades are worth getting and will pay for themselves, so don’t worry, your bunker will basically pay for everything you could ever want or need in the game.
To Buy or Steal Supplies ?
Once you have upgraded all your equipment, you should only buy supplies and use your time with IE (Import/Export) or doing missions or heists. The Bunker business is passive income, so basically as long as you online, you will be making money. If you stealing supplies you are basically throwing money out of the window and instead of earning money on top of your bunker, you are stealing supplies instead. Rather put this time to good use and be earning and let the supplies come in on it’s own.
Don’t buy supplies if you have not upgraded your equipment or staff, as you will take a loss, it only becomes worth while to steal supplies when your equipment and staff are running efficiently.
Bunker Maintenance Fees
Avoid the $9400 Bunker maintenance fees by switching sessions every 40-48 minutes real time. If you switch sessions it will reset your time and you won’t get charged. You can also elect to just pay the fees and sell a Baller to cover your fees. Also if you are AFK’ing in your Bunker, before you become a CEO again, switch sessions, because as soon as you become a CEO or MC again and you have afk’ed for long than 48 minutes, you will be charged the $9400 fee once you become a CEO.
If you purchase the Security upgrades, RAIDS will still happen but less frequent. The main way to avoid any raids is to make sure you sell after you go over 500K. Anytime you go over 500K your risk of getting raided increases. If you don’t leave your bunker then the chances of you getting raided is very unlikely, I have yet to be raided while I am in my bunker. What I normally do is set my spawning point in the bunker so we I login to GTA, the first thing I do is buy supplies and check my stock levels. If I am between 600-700K, then you can sell. If you planning on playing something else like Missions, Heists, Smugglers Run and your stock is over 500K, sell your stock first even if it is only 500K, this way you won’t get raided. There is nothing worse than Failstar taking your hard earned product because you off enjoying something else in the game to come back to a RAID. Once a raid has started, you have already lost and there is no way to recover your money once a RAID has kicked in.
Saving Money on Supplies (Trick)
Fill the supply bar on your bunker or MC Club business, or both. then wait for production to take literally, a sliver out of your otherwise full supply bar.
Buy Supplies for 15k and then use an open heist, to teleport back to your apartment. Once there, you can start a Simeon contact mission (Blow Up 1 comes to mind) and it will 9 times out of 10, start while youre still in the apt. just sit down and click the tv on and you wont be kicked for AFK.
In about two hours it will consume a full supply bar making products and use all your supplies, you can time it but it is about 2 – 2.5hours.
You can then quit the mission (or complete it for an extra 18K, Blow up 1, you just need Buzzard and destroy all the cars in the parking lot and fly back to the garage) and after a while those supplies you ordered will show up, but they will fill your bar the entire way. you just got about a full bar of supplies for 15k.
BONUS TIP: Get a coke spot close to your bunker and do both at the same time. you can call in supplies at the paleto bay coke spot, and at your farmhouse bunker for example well before any calls to say they have been delivered. Then when you get online both are nice and full and you start your session with two sales at 1.4 mill
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