If you're a new player, this page has tips to help you get started, improve your understanding of the game and give you extra knowledge to help compete with players who've been around for years.
New player tips
There are lots of game rules but the ones most commonly broken by new players are:
- Don't create more than one account.
- Don't share your account with anyone else.
- Don't use any kind of automation, e.g. auto clickers.
If you claim to do these things it may still be considered cheating even if no further evidence is found - so don't claim you're doing these things and then later claim you were just joking.
- Avoid making enemies. It's a gangster game but creating enemies over small things will just get you shot at early before you can make any real progress. Save your beef for real enemies later on!
- In contrast to the previous point, make friends. Friends are useful in Gangster Nation - they can help you with missions, mentoring, trades and more.
- Don't believe everything you're told, lots of rumours and lies go around.
- There are no rules against scamming.
- You can securely trade assets through the Auction House and Trade Center.
- If someone claims the Trade Center doesn't work for them and insists you need to send something as a gift, they're scamming you.
- Bullets are more important than anything else, they're key to survival.
- Don't share your true bullet count with anyone, even friends.
- Buy bullets from the Bullet Store each hour, you won't find them cheaper anywhere else.
- You can buy Bulk Bullets from the Credit Store to increase the amount of bullets bought from the Bullet Store each minute.
- Crush vehicles in Your Garage each hour. The more valuable, the better.
- The "Tuned to the Max" mission pays out tens of thousands of bullets with the right vehicle. Consider saving expensive vehicles ($1,000,000+ value) for this mission and trying to tune them 7x, the mission payout can give a massive boost to your bullet stock.
- Don't sell bullets unless you absolutely have to (e.g. if you need money to buy more bullets at a lower cost).
- Don't falsely tell people you have other accounts with loads of bullets to appear strong (claiming to have multiple accounts would breach the rules).
- Your backfire is an amount of bullets automatically shot back at anyone who shoots at you.
- Usually, you would set backfire to be enough bullets to kill someone who shoots at you. The amount you should choose is personal and outside the scope of this guide.
- If you're looking to protect your bullet stock (e.g. if there's a certain target you want to shoot in future), you might consider ensuring you have upgraded your Life Insurance and setting your backfire to 0. This means if you're shot, you keep 70% of your bullets, which is a set back but is better than being shot, losing all of your bullets and then having no stock whether you're dead or alive.
- Upgrade your garage vehicle crusher in the Black Market as soon as you can, then use that limit as often as you can.
- Insuring a vehicle means if it's in your garage at the time of death, you'll have it on your next gangster in the same round. It doesn't allow you to restore a vehicle lost to over-tuning or a heist.