How to Turn In Bounty Missions in Cyberpunk 2077

Key Takeaways:

  • Bounties in Cyberpunk 2077 are automatically completed and rewarded once the target is defeated
  • Look for the “Combat” indicator on the minimap to ensure you are out of combat before receiving the bounty reward
  • Completing bounties and reported crimes is a great way to earn extra eddies and explore Night City

As an experienced Cyberpunk 2077 player with over 100 hours in the game, I’ve had plenty of time to dive into the various systems and mechanics that make up the vibrant world of Night City. One of the most engaging and rewarding aspects of the game is the bounty system, which allows players to hunt down criminals and collect rewards for their efforts.

In this comprehensive guide, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about turning in bounty missions in Cyberpunk 2077, from locating bounties to collecting your hard-earned rewards.

Locating Bounties

Bounties become available after completing the introductory missions and leaving your apartment. As you explore Night City, you’ll come across individuals with yellow arrows above their heads. These are potential bounties, but be careful – not all of them are criminals. Some may be police officers, Trauma Team members, or other NPCs[1].

To identify a bounty, use your scanner to scan the individual. If they have a price on their head, the scanner will display the bounty details, including the target’s weaknesses[1]. This information can be invaluable when planning your approach.

Completing Bounties

Once you’ve located a bounty, it’s time to take them down. Cyberpunk 2077 offers players the freedom to approach combat in various ways, whether you prefer stealthy takedowns, hacking, or all-out gunfights. The choice is yours, but keep in mind that bounties are always set as “dead or alive,” so you don’t need to worry about keeping the target in one piece[1].

To complete a bounty, simply defeat the target and any other enemies in the area. You can use whatever methods you prefer, but it’s always a good idea to take advantage of the target’s weaknesses, which you can identify using your scanner[1].

Collecting Bounty Rewards

After defeating a bounty target, you might be wondering how to collect your reward. The good news is that there’s no need to turn in the bounty manually – the reward will be automatically transferred to your account once the job is done[2][6][9].

However, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Combat Indicator: If you don’t see the reward notification pop up immediately after defeating the target, it’s likely because you’re still in combat. Check your minimap for a red border and the word “Combat” – this indicates that there are still enemies nearby[2][15]. Once you’ve cleared the area and exited combat, you should receive your reward.
  • Reward Notification: Even after exiting combat, you may not see the reward notification right away. Don’t worry – the money has been transferred to your account, but the notification might take a moment to appear[15]. Be patient and keep an eye on the left side of the screen for the “Job Complete” message and your payout.

Reported Crimes and NCPD Scanner Hustles

In addition to regular bounties, Cyberpunk 2077 also features reported crimes and NCPD scanner hustles. These are similar to bounties but often involve multiple targets and additional objectives[2][18].

When you encounter a reported crime, such as an assault in progress, you’ll need to defeat all of the enemies in the area, some of which may have bounties on their heads. After clearing the area, look for evidence scattered around the crime scene, usually marked with a yellow icon[2][18]. Collecting this evidence will complete the job and grant you your reward.

NCPD scanner hustles work similarly but may have more involved objectives. Always check your journal for updates on these missions, as they may require you to visit additional locations or complete extra steps before receiving your payout[2].

Tips for Maximizing Your Bounty Hunting Profits

Now that you know how to locate, complete, and collect bounties in Cyberpunk 2077, here are some tips to help you make the most of your time as a bounty hunter in Night City:

  • Invest in Cyberware: Upgrading your cyberware can give you a significant advantage in combat, making it easier to take down tough bounties. Prioritize upgrades that enhance your preferred playstyle, whether that’s hacking, stealth, or all-out assault[1].
  • Craft and Upgrade Your Weapons: Cyberpunk 2077’s crafting system allows you to create and improve your weapons, giving you an edge in combat. Invest in the Technical Ability attribute to unlock higher-level crafting perks[1].
  • Take Advantage of Weaknesses: Always scan your targets to identify their weaknesses, and exploit these during combat. For example, if a target is vulnerable to electrical damage, consider using a weapon or quickhack that deals that type of damage[1].
  • Don’t Neglect Stealth: Even if you prefer a more aggressive playstyle, stealth can be invaluable when taking on bounties. Sneaking up on targets and taking them down silently can help you avoid prolonged firefights and conserve resources[1].
  • Loot Everything: After completing a bounty or reported crime, take the time to loot the area thoroughly. You never know when you might find a valuable item or crafting component that can help you in your future endeavors[4][17].


Bounty hunting in Cyberpunk 2077 is an exciting and rewarding way to explore Night City, earn some extra eddies, and test your combat skills. By following the tips and information outlined in this guide, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a legendary bounty hunter in no time.

Remember, patience and preparation are key. Take the time to scan your targets, plan your approach, and invest in your character’s abilities and equipment. With a little practice and perseverance, you’ll be raking in the rewards and making a name for yourself in Night City’s criminal underworld.

Happy hunting, choomba!