Perks are special items in Gangster Nation which give you some kind of advantage.
A perk can either be activated or consumed depending on the type.
You can obtain new perks from the Black Market, the Credit Store, and from other gangsters in the Trade Center or Auction House
The screen shows your perks as a series of buttons. The ring around a perk represents its status - a green ring means the perk is ready to use, an orange ring means the perk is partially consumed and a red ring means the perk is in use or has been locked.
Select a perk to see more information including:
- A description of the perk.
- Status: Whether the perk is currently activated, partially consumed or waiting to be used.
- Transferable: Whether the perk can be transfered to another gangster (e.g. through the Trade Center or Auction House).
- Insured: Whether the perk will be available on future gangsters during the current round.
You can lock a perk to help keep it safe. When a perk is locked:
- All actions for this item perk your inventory are disabled.
- The perk won't be automatically used by game features, such as Bulk Bullets being used in the Bullet Store.
- If you select the perk to use on another screen, such as in the Trade Center, a confirmation prompt reminds you the perk is locked before being able to select it.
Buying and selling
If you need to buy or sell a perk, do so through the Trade Center or Auction House. You should only transfer a perk directly to someone as a gift because you could be scammed.
Any insured perks which are transferred to another player through these features will become uninsured.
Perks can be transferable or non-transferable, the latter type cannot be auctioned or sent to another gangster.
As soon as you activate or partially consume a transferable perk, it becomes non-transferable.
An insured perk remains on your account during the current round, even after death. Some perks, such as those bought from the Credit Store, are insured when you first obtain them. For others, you can insure them yourself at a cost of $250,000 per perk. As soon as you activate, partially consume or transfer an insured perk, it's no longer insured.
Perks give you a boost in specific areas of the game. The main areas you can obtain perks from are the Black Market and Credit Store. You can also buy from other gangsters through the Auction House or Trade Center.
This page lists all of the available perks in the game.
Perk consumption order
When consuming a perk, should you have multiple of the same perk, the perks are consumed in the following order:
- Any perk which is already partially consumed.
- Any perk which is transferable, smaller count first.
- Any perk which are non-transferable (e.g. from the Credit Store), smaller count first.
You can attempt extortion from other gangster's bank accounts.
Bomb Defusal Half Timer
Halves your wait timer on Bomb Defusal for a period of time.
You will receive 3 clues for every Bomb Defusal attempt for a period of time.
Triples the maximum amount of bullets you can purchase from the Bullet Store at once.
Perk is consumed by purchasing over 100 bullets in the Bullet Store.
Bonus Scratch Card
An extra card to scratch in Scratch & Win. This does not raise your daily allowance of cards, the each Bonus Scratch Card is an individual one-use card.
Desireable vehicles will be highlighted in Vehicle Theft. This includes:
- Vehicles costing $250k+ – vehicles costing between $250,000 and $999,999 appear silver and vehicles costing $1,000,000+ appear gold.
- Vehicles required for the "My Cousin Vinny" (appearing in green).
- Vehicles selected in your Settings screen (appearing in red).
Services your garage crusher, enabling you to crush more vehicles immediately this hour.
Earn double level points for a period of time.
Any drugs gained from Police Chase will be doubled for a period of time.
Your extortion targets will never know your identity for a period of time (excludes bank extortions).
Protects you from being Extorted for a period of time.
Shows up to 6 extra Extortion targets to choose from for a period of time.
Shows the cash balance of targets on the Extortion screen for a period of time.
Family Double XP
You and everyone in your family earns double level points for a period of time.
All vehicles found in Vehicle Theft have 0% damage for a period of time.
Gain no heat for a period of time, so you won't enter the prison.
Half Crime Timers
Halves the wait timer for every crime in the "Crimes" menu, excluding heists, for a period of time.
Instantly boosts your health back to 100% when used.
Instantly tunes a selected car to 10x tuned.
Perk is consumed by using the "Instant Tune" option which appears in Your Garage.
Looting Half Timer
Halves your wait timer on Looting for a period of time.
Gain double level points from mentoring.
Perk is consumed when you receive mentoring from another player, providing the perk has been enabled.
Spawn a vehicle costing $1,000,000+ in Vehicle Theft. Just press the "Use Milli Finder" button on Vehicle Theft to consume the perk, a random vehicle will be replaced with one costing $1,000,000+.
Reset the timer of any mission from Butchie.
Police Chase Half Timer
Halves your wait timer on Prison Chase for a period of time.
Prison Busting Pro
Double success chance on Prison Busting for a period of time.
Prison Busting Half Timer
Halves your wait timer on Prison Busting for a period of time.
Refills your available respect to send for the day.
Gives you clues (up or down) for every attempt on Crack The Safe.
Small Crimes Half Timer
Halves your Small Crimes timer for a period of time.
Vehicle Theft Searches
Each search enables you to look for more vehicles in Vehicle Theft.
Perk is consumed by using the "Look for more vehicles" button in Vehicle Theft.
Vehicle Theft Half Timer
Halves your Vehicle Theft timer for a period of time.
Vehicle Theft Pro
Doubles your Vehicle Theft chances for a period of time.
Gives you an instant gain of 25 level points. These level points are not eligible for Double XP (the perk or the special event), you will always receive 25 points.