One of the earlier things youll learn in Cyberpunk is that with Vs improved scanner, you can see who in Night City has a bounty on them. All you need to do to collect that bounty is simply subdue the enemy. Thats it. Theres no drop off, no number to call. Once the job is done the money is yours.
However, if you subdue your chosen target and dont see a money pop-up on the left side of the screen it might be because youre still in combat.
When youre in combat Cyberpunk wont show any new XP or money gained during a fight. Instead, itll show all those pop-ups after youve gotten out of combat. You can tell if youre in combat if your mini-map has a red border and says combat along the bottom of the mini-map.
However, is it worth collecting a random bounty? Usually not. Individuals arent usually worth a whole lot and youll have to subdue more than one target more often than not. The money an individual is worth and the Street Cred you can get from subduing them (you can see the street cred youll get in green text next to the SC label in the scanner) varies based on the enemy. If youre taking out a crime boss, for example, theyll be worth a lot.
If youre taking on an Assault in Progress or other NCPD reported crime task, youll end up taking out several enemies with bounties on their head. However, thats not always the only thing you need to do for a reported crime. Many of them require you to also pick up evidence to finish the job. Youll know that you havent picked it up if youre still in the area and have the task on the right side of your screen.
The evidence for reported crimes are often data shards on a laptop or sometimes in a purse or even on a person. You can use your scanner to find them. Theyll usually be near where the bulk of the enemies were when you first approached the scene and are marked by the yellow exclamation point.
When you’ve successfully collected the evidence you’ll see a “Job Complete” notification on the left side of the screen along with your payout.
Some reported crimes have multiple steps too! After you collect the evidence you should get a payout, but if you instead see a job update popup on the left, check your Journal in the menu. Scroll down past Gigs and you might have something under an NCPD section that will give you a trackable objective for NCPD reported crimes.
Dont forget to loot all the items in an area after a reported crime is cleaned up! Its in these events youre more likely to find a junk item worth over $750.
Its worth collecting guns and selling them or disassembling them anyway.

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