by: William Usher
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 4/26/2013
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Getting a leg up on the competition requires a little bit of wits and a simple repeatable procedure, which results in really fast cash. Find out how to get it done right here.
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Money, Money, Money
So you’ve finally taken the dive and decided to play the re-launched and reloaded version of All Points Bulletin, hosted by GamersFirst. Well, there are a few things you should keep in mind: the game is not easy. All opposition consists of players. Making money can be tricky. No worries though, I can explain to you how to make fast money in APB: Reloaded with either a Criminal or Enforcer, without even breaking a sweat.
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Tricks of the Trade
There are a couple of things you will need before you get started on your crime spree of fast cash. If you plan on playing as a Criminal then you already have step one underway. If, however, you want to make some fast cash as an Enforcer you’ll still need a criminal to carry out the following.
Next up, you’ll want to join a low populated server on either action district, it doesn’t really matter. However, take note that one aspect of making fast cash can be completed slightly easier in the Financial District, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to go there first.
The third step simply requires a large vehicle, preferably an armored car. The reason you’ll want to steal an armored car once you get in the game is because it serves a twofold purpose and will make it a lot easier to make fast cash.
Now, if you don’t have a Criminal on your account then don’t worry. Just make up a second account and throw together a Criminal, I’ll explain how your Enforcer will make all the cash later, but for now just go with it.
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Armored Car Robberies
The first step in making some quick cash is robbing armored cars. Now these vehicles spawn in specific intervals at specific points on the map. Instead of driving around looking for armored vehicles if you manage to find one don’t take it to the chop shop just yet. Armored vehicles can hold a lot of cargo space, which is why they serve a twofold purpose. Their first purpose is that trading them in at the chop shops will make you some really fast cash, up to 400$ per trade in if you don’t damage it while getting it to the chop shop. The second purpose for the armored car is that it holds up to 25 spaces for tons of large boxes, crates, etc., when you rob a storage facility or a store, making it perfect for both robberies and chop shop cash-ins.
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Making The Fast Cash
The real trick to fast cash is not in how much you rob or what you rob, but committing enough crimes to amp your multiplier without getting caught via Witnessing. The main goal is to start fast and build up the multiplier as quickly as possible. You’ll notice the multiplier in the top left hand corner with a money bag icon, the more crimes you commit the faster the multiplier goes up, and in turn, the more money you can make.
It’s best to take the armored car you commandeered and use it to break into a few stores, just watch for pesky Enforcers or fellow Criminals who might try to jack your ride with all your stolen goods in there, otherwise you’ll have to start over.
The best places to rob are those down side streets or off main streets, to prevent from being spotted. Storage facilities can also be broken into simply by running a vehicle into the storage doors to break them open. Sometimes this method for making cash is best done in a group, where one person drives while the other loads up the vehicle. It can also cut down on time and makes it twice as easy to turn in the goods.
Take note, though, there are two rewards for turning in profits. The first reward for robberies or chop shop submissions adds to your multiplier and your funds will be added to the multiplier. In order to retrieve said funds you’ll need to go to the money laundering drop off. If you get to the drop off you’ll be handsomely rewarded with all the money saved up in the multiplier, however you’ll lose a lot of prestige in the process.
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One of the best ways to make cash while staying under the radar is alternating between robbing stores, robbing people and turning in cars to the chop shop. Robbing people can be a little risky because of the amount of time it takes to get them to drop items (assuming they drop anything at all). Hence, robbing people is best done in alleyways or near (or inside) buildings, away from prying eyes. You can stockpile a number of items, then fence them at a nearby NPC. You can then take your armored vehicle and cash it in at a chop shop, creating a nice little criminal spree combo.
These alternating tactics also work well for avoiding being obviously detected from Enforcers or Criminals who may try to steal your goods.
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So How Do Enforcers Get The Cash?
This is the easiest part of it all: you know all that crime you have been committing as a Criminal? Well, you’ll take that money and send it to your Enforcer via mail, and wah-la, you now have a lot of money on your Enforcer.
You could, however, try to make fast money as an Enforcer using the multiplier, but it’s a lot harder because it requires Witnessing. The easier (less dangerous) way is to use a Criminal to do all the dirty work while the Enforcer reaps the benefits of the money from the mail system. And there you have it, fast and easy money.
You can find more guides for APB: Reloaded here at Altered Gamer. For a list of similar games feel free to check out our MMO Action Game Directory.