Gangster Nation has a prison and if your heat builds up you will find yourself in it! If you are in prison, other gangsters can bust you out or you can bribe the guards to let you out early.
Your heat is presented as an orange bar in the stats bar. The higher your heat is the more likely you are to end up in prison after attempting a crime. Your heat will increase as you attempt crimes. As you progress through the levels your heat will increase at a faster rate after every crime. If you get thrown into prison your heat will reset back to 0%.
When you aren't in prison yourself, you can bust out gangsters who are in prison. You gain level points for busting and you can do so every 30 seconds so it's a very good way to earn level points and rank up fast quickly.
The chance of busting an inmate out of prison is represented by the green bar under each name. Each time you attempt a bust, your chance of busting increases, with lower level inmates increasing more quickly. You may need to make many bust attempts to increase your chance by 1%, but keep at it and your chances will increase. The maximum chance is 90%.
For each attempt, you gain 1 level point. However, you also receive a bonus for having a streak of successful busts:
- Streak of 5 - 9: 1 extra level points per bust
- Streak of 10 - 14: 2 extra level points per bust
- Streak of 15 - 19: 3 extra level points per bust
This bonus continues to increase for every 5 busts your streak increases which means if you're lucky enough to reach a high streak you can gain a lot of extra level points in a short space of time.
The wait timer between Prison Busting attempts is 30 seconds.
When you are in prison the only way to come out before the timer ends is by using prison bribes or being busted out by another gangster. You can get bribes by:
- Buying them from the Black Market
- Buying them from the Auction House
- Winning them in Scratch & Wins
The Master Buster and Precision Buster accolades can be earned through busting gangsters out of prison.
- Bronze: Bust 50 gangsters out of prison.
- Silver: Bust 500 gangsters out of prison.
- Gold: Bust 5,000 gangsters out of prison.
- Bronze: Reach a bust streak of 10.
- Silver: Reach a bust streak of 20.
- Gold: Reach a bust streak of 30.