You can “protect” various properties in Gangster Nation to earn extra income and benefits. There are 4 properties in each city (40 in total) and each one can have one protector at a time. Protection lasts for up to 15 days and is taken over by waiting until the current protection expires or killing the existing protector.
The following properties are available to protect:
The protector can claim 75% of sales made through the Airport at any time. Additionally, the protector and anyone in the same family as the protector can travel for half price from the protected Airport.
The protector can collect 30% of sales made through the store at any time. Additionally, the protector and anyone in the same family as the protector receives a 25% discount on bullets purchased from the protected Bullet Store.
The protector can collect 10% of the profit made through the Blackjack table on the previous game day. This means if the protector forgets to make a collection one day, they will lose out on those funds. Additionally, Blackjack tables aren’t always profitable which means the collection can be $0 on some days.
The protector can collect 60% of all taxes charged on money transfers (including both trades and gits) in the Trade Center at any time.
Taking over protection
There are two ways to take over protection of a property, these are detailed below. You cannot take over a property you already own.
If a property is protected by another gangster (not Butchie), you can take over the property by killing that gangster but you must not use a silencer.
When the protection strength falls
Each property has a protection strength bar. You can use the button on the Property page next to each property to check its strength, once the strength is empty the button to take over the property will be enabled. It’s likely that lots of people will be checking a property’s protection strength when the strength bar is nearly empty, plus you can only check once every 15 seconds, so there’s a fair chance another gangster will beat you to taking over the protection of a property.
You must be out of protection yourself before taking over protection of a property in this way.
Protection strength length
To help prevent anyone knowing exactly when a property will become available, the exact duration for protection varies and the duration of each section of the protection strength bar varies.
The range for protection duration is:
- Between 10 and 15 days when a normal gangster is protecting.
- Between 1 and 5 days for Butchie at the beginning of the round.
- Between 1 and 24 hours for Butchie during the round (e.g. when someone has cancelled their protection or died but not killed without a silencer).