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Run Like The Wind

GTA Online: Survive for a day with a Bounty on your head.

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Posted by LuckyConquerer2 on 24 Oct 17
- Bounties are currently disabled by Rockstar due to exploits, preventing the Run Like the Wind achievement from being unlocked via legitimate means.
- Modded lobbies exist where bounties can be placed (Currently locked), and Reputation Points (RP) and money can be granted. Take precautions to prevent others from modifying your profile and unlocking achievements illegitimately.

VERY EASY SOLUTION !!

UPDATE: 9-26-2016 - Comment From User : Idsi
hiding in the apartment seems at the very least a bit glitchy? Didn't work for me either so seems like switching to a private session and roaming the streets is a safer bet.

**"If someone places a bounty but they leave, The achievement will still Unlock "Thanks To Reabo

Setting Bounties will be available after :
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


* " If you do this in a friends or crew only game, there would be no need to hide. I even got shot by the police while robbing stores and i still got the achievement. "
Thanks to Exxonic

* " it seems you can only have a bounty placed on you if you have spoken to Lester as well, not just the ability to place them. For example, my friend is the same level as me (14-15 I'm not positive) although I was able to set bounties on other players, I couldn't set one on him. As soon as he went to Lester's house and watched the cutscene, I could place a bounty on him. " Thanks to Fatboyy

* " It did take longer than the 24 hours as i kept going into Los Santos Customs. So Any time i spent NOT on the street was added on. " Thanks to Pine Reaper

* " Took exactly 24 in-game hours and 48 real-life minutes. You can check to see exactly what time the bounty got placed by looking at the time on the text you received. GL! "
Thanks to Tgamesmaster

If for Some Reason you're playing SOLO read this :
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exxonic If you do this in a friends or crew only game, there would be no need to hide. I even got shot by the police while robbing stores and i still got the achievement.
Posted by exxonic on 02 Oct 13 at 10:15
Pine Reaper I also got this in a locked friends match. It did take longer than the 24 hours as i kept going into Los Santos Customs. So Any time i spent NOT on the street was added on. I got a bounty at exactly 1am (check the phone for the text from Lester) and at a little after 3am I got the achievement.
Posted by Pine Reaper on 02 Oct 13 at 13:21
G ii F T 3 D xI thanks guys, will edit solution
Posted by G ii F T 3 D xI on 02 Oct 13 at 13:44
Lavindathar I was I the same game as pine, and due to playing tennis, mine took around 34hrs total lol
Posted by Lavindathar on 02 Oct 13 at 18:40
Lavindathar Oh, but solution worked perfectly....thanks and up vote
Posted by Lavindathar on 02 Oct 13 at 18:41
LAFTA Got this legit. It's all about the tunnels, nothing like seeing loads of blips on the radar searching above you and just killing each other in the process...
Posted by LAFTA on 02 Oct 13 at 22:49
rastabikerman I got killed by police when I had a bounty. Do u keep a bounty if u R killed by npcs?
Posted by rastabikerman on 02 Oct 13 at 23:24
Games Master I just stood on the island at the very top of the map picking of the randoms as they tried to swim to me lol. Took exactly 24 in-game hours and 48 real-life minutes. You can check to see exactly what time the bounty got placed by looking at the time on the text you received. GL!
Posted by Games Master on 03 Oct 13 at 14:51
VintageIceman95 How do you put a bounty on someone?
Posted by VintageIceman95 on 04 Oct 13 at 01:19
G ii F T 3 D xI by calling Lester, its said in the Solution if you click the TOP Spoiler
Posted by G ii F T 3 D xI on 04 Oct 13 at 03:58
A Monkey Priest I spent most of that time in a strip bar, getting lap dances. It unlocked after exactly 24 hours in game. I spent 8 hours in a helicopter, out of reach of the one person in my game.
Posted by A Monkey Priest on 04 Oct 13 at 20:33
Raw Sauce Ross The only error I saw was
"If for Some Reason your playing SOLO read this :"
the your is suppose to be you're
other than that great guide
+1 vote from me :)
Posted by Raw Sauce Ross on 04 Oct 13 at 20:48
G ii F T 3 D xI @The Kudi Zone, haha English is not my first language so sometimes i have trouble with writing xD - EDITED
Posted by G ii F T 3 D xI on 04 Oct 13 at 21:02
You So Shady Great solution, thanks!

I got a $9,000 bounty for running over somebody online's pushbike and parking on it so they couldn't get it, since they had annoyed me before.. Then someone killed me and they put another $1,000 bounty on me, so I just hid in my house haha.
For me, I didn't need to walk outside for it to pop, so it worked nicely, thanks! :) +1
Posted by You So Shady on 06 Oct 13 at 16:56
Fatboyy Just to add, it seems you can only have a bounty placed on you if you have spoken to Lester as well, not just the ability to place them. For example, my friend is the same level as me (14-15 I'm not positive) although I was able to set bounties on other players, I couldn't set one on him. As soon as he went to Lester's house and watched the cutscene, I could place a bounty on him.
Posted by Fatboyy on 06 Oct 13 at 23:34
Poopdog M60Riot Someone needs to confirm and then add to the solution weather this can be done in multiple sessions ex: half time in one session and the rest in another session... 48 minutes of doing nothing is alot of time cry
Posted by Poopdog M60Riot on 09 Oct 13 at 07:11
Nitefalcon I'm in the process of getting this legit (no boosting with friends). As tgames mentioned, going up north as soon as you get the bounty is your best option, especially if you have a fast vehicle. I decided to go up to the mountains on the northeast corner, gives you some protection from any airplanes that attempt to ram you. some kid actually attempted this, failed, then I got the money for the bounty that was on his head :D
Posted by Nitefalcon on 10 Oct 13 at 01:24
iMaginaryy Mine took exactly 24 hours, 20 minutes.

Also, can you get rid of a bounty without dying?
Posted by iMaginaryy on 10 Oct 13 at 06:08
G ii F T 3 D xI @imaginaryy , As far as i know there is no way of getting rid of a bounty, instead ofcourse Dying / Surviving 24hours ingame.

If someone else finds something about this, Send me a PM =)
Posted by G ii F T 3 D xI on 10 Oct 13 at 19:56
G ii F T 3 D xI @I STUFFYPIZZA I, Thanks for letting me know, EDITED now !
Posted by G ii F T 3 D xI on 12 Oct 13 at 02:06
I8ITackyticsI8I Do you keep the bounty on your head if you are killed by the police?
Posted by I8ITackyticsI8I on 12 Oct 13 at 03:59
pg88 "
Get a friend to put a bounty on your head, Go into your House and stay there for a Full ingame Day."

This is definitively NOT working, I tried it. I asked a friend of mine who was in the same session as me to put a bounty on my head. I went to my place, stayed there for more than 24 hours and NOTHING. second achievement that seemed to be glitched or something (first achievement was "american dream". I own an insuranced car and an appartment with a garage. screw rockstar games)
Posted by pg88 on 12 Oct 13 at 19:59
GaTechGrad I tried the helicopter method after getting an NPC to put a bounty on me, but somehow my helicopter caught on fire. Maybe I went outside the game map or too high. After dying, I joined a new session and I spawned in my apartment. I got a message again stating that "Unknown" has placed a bounty on my head, so I guess the bounty carried over from my previous session. I stayed in the apartment for 24 in-game hours, and the achievement did unlock for me.
Posted by GaTechGrad on 16 Oct 13 at 05:31
Reabo If someone places a bounty but they leave, does it still count?
Posted by Reabo on 18 Oct 13 at 23:02
Penguin and Bee I can confirm that getting killed by the cops does NOT stop you from getting this. I just got this achievement playing in a solo session by doing the jacking cars and getting an NPC to place the bounty. After I had the bounty I was robbing stores and got killed by the cops once. The achievement still popped just after the 24 hour mark. Hope this helps.
Posted by Penguin and Bee on 20 Oct 13 at 04:02
sarahoi What do you exactly mean by "stealing cars"? Go into a car, drive some seconds, get into another car etc.? Or do you need to be chased by police?
Posted by sarahoi on 21 Oct 13 at 15:30
Nibbles lol For what it's worth I was able to do this over multiple sessions. I didn't leave though, was disconnected. Went straight back into a game, bounty was still present and I got the achievement after roughly eight hours of game time.
Posted by Nibbles lol on 24 Oct 13 at 07:17
LuckyKant If there are two of you in lobby (invite only), after the bounty is set, the person not needing the achievement can leave and it will still unlock after 24 hours.
Posted by LuckyKant on 27 Oct 13 at 18:20
x Shady Phoenix Just to add, once you have the bounty and are in your apartment, it you leave your xbox you will be kicked for being idle. I came back and rejoined gta online and a text poped up saying I had the bounty still. I just went back to my apartment and got the achievement in less than 24 in game hours so the time I had done before being kicked still counted.
Posted by x Shady Phoenix on 28 Oct 13 at 14:12
Dynasty Heroes Im convinced the time spent in your apartment doesn't count iv'e spent at least 3 in game days in my apartment with a bounty and haven't unlocked the achievement......
Posted by Dynasty Heroes on 22 Dec 13 at 21:04
Skategecko I spent about 26 hours in my apartment and did not receive the achievement. maybe a recent patch doesn't let time in the apartment count towards the 24 hours?
Posted by Skategecko on 27 Dec 13 at 02:57
G ii F T 3 D xI Thanks for letting me know, i will update solution -- @Skategecko & @Dynasty Heroes
Posted by G ii F T 3 D xI on 27 Dec 13 at 11:49
JohnnyGreenback yep, not counting time in my apt. 2 full days there. I got the cheevo this way before so I understand what I need to do. I'm trying to collect the bounty for myself but no luck on hanging out in the apt.
Posted by JohnnyGreenback on 29 Dec 13 at 03:32
XboxFan5 R these achievements gainable in online solo mode??? I have done sevreal and they do not pop
Posted by XboxFan5 on 02 Jan 14 at 18:52
Neutropia XboxFan, read the last spoiler. Randomly (In my case, when stealing a car), you'll get a threatening text and a notification that Unknown has placed a bounty on your head.
Posted by Neutropia on 14 Jan 14 at 04:57
Mobius Evalon I had a $1000 bounty placed on me by an NPC for stealing his car, then rubberbanded my controller in my apartment for 50 minutes while I watched Hulu. I didn't get the achievement after 24 in-game hours, but after screwing around on the streets for about 12 more in-game hours, the message that I survived the bounty and the achievement appeared after I resprayed a car for Simeon.
Posted by Mobius Evalon on 20 Mar 14 at 08:19
Delta748 Would this work if you hid in a clothes store? You can't get attacked there, can you?
Posted by Delta748 on 15 Apr 14 at 06:08
LuckyKant I assume so. I would think that you could still get shot.
Posted by LuckyKant on 15 Apr 14 at 09:23
S4LUT3t0LUN4CY If you're trying to do this legit, just go romping in the mountains with a off road vehicle for half an hour, everyone usually has a sports car so no one will follow you lol
Posted by S4LUT3t0LUN4CY on 04 Jul 14 at 00:48
S4LUT3t0LUN4CY If you're trying to do this legit, just go romping in the mountains with a off road vehicle for half an hour, everyone usually has a sports car so no one will follow you lol
Posted by S4LUT3t0LUN4CY on 04 Jul 14 at 01:19
Pandominus A fun method for this is as soon as you get a bounty, run up to main airfield, steal a helicopter, fly back into the city and land it on the skyscraper that has the cranes around it, and just snipe players attempting to climb the ladder inside the crane to get to you. Watch the radar for other helicopter users though. Your own helicopter is your escape route if things get too heated. It's a lot more fun than sittng in your apartment with an elastic band around your controller.
Also as mentioned the underground train tunnels are a good place to hide, while the hunters are searching the streets above you.
Posted by Pandominus on 16 Dec 14 at 14:53
Idsi Could you edit your solution to say that hiding in the apartment seems at the very least a bit glitchy? Didn't work for me either so seems like switching to a private session and roaming the streets is a safer bet.
Posted by Idsi on 25 Sep 16 at 14:07
frankieMART So if this actually unavailable now? If so, how?
Posted by frankieMART on 24 Oct 17 at 15:27
LuckyKant - Bounties are currently disabled by Rockstar due to exploits, preventing the Run Like the Wind achievement from being unlocked via legitimate means.
- Modded lobbies exist where bounties can be placed (Currently locked), and Reputation Points (RP) and money can be granted. Take precautions to prevent others from modifying your profile and unlocking achievements illegitimately.


The recent unlock was done by a cheat. Almost everything done in the same day, achievements won out of order.
Posted by LuckyKant on 24 Oct 17 at 16:58
EverStoned77 does any one know if this will become legitimately attainable again?
Posted by EverStoned77 on 19 Nov 17 at 17:01
D I Y Veteran Looks as though they aren't going to re enable it :(
Posted by D I Y Veteran on 31 Jan 18 at 00:32
EverStoned77 roll but thanks for the reply
Posted by EverStoned77 on 03 Feb 18 at 01:26
South Park TFBW Wow, so because some assholes were abusing it Rockstar just completely takes it out of the game? What a bunch of fuckin assholes.
Posted by South Park TFBW on 26 May 18 at 04:49
EverStoned77 sadly the few abusing any system,game or whatever will always ruin it for everyone ... hopefully there will be a day were cheaters a marked for life & forced to play on a cheaters-only servers where they can cheat as much as they like without screwing everyone else over. warning
Freaking hate cheaters & don't get why they even play, not much fun playing if you know your certain to win, hell the fun in winning is to know you are the best not that you are the biggest cheater which in my eyes only make you the biggest loser of them all facepalm
Posted by EverStoned77 on 27 May 18 at 15:46
witter56 Still no word on this? It's been almost a year!!!
Posted by witter56 on 12 Sep 18 at 15:49
EverStoned77 Not besides the fact that it's been said (above) that they aren't gonna fix it roll
Posted by EverStoned77 on 14 Sep 18 at 02:29
boldfoxrd God dammit I was hoping they'd have this fixed by now
Posted by boldfoxrd on 02 Oct 18 at 09:55
FrogDog001 Saddened that this hasn't been fixed yet. cry
Posted by FrogDog001 on 26 Dec 18 at 07:33
Melt The Fishie I have submitted a ticket for this unobtainable achievement on the Rockstar Support site: https://support.rockstargames.com/
I recommend everyone affected does the same, in the small hope that bounties are switched back on.
Posted by Melt The Fishie on 03 Feb 19 at 20:16
FrogDog001 If a bunch of people send these support tickets and try to contact via other methods periodically they should see there is a want for bounties to come back. Also this is the email of GTA developers themselves according to a previous support ticket.

GTAOnline@rockstargames.com

Might be a good idea to email them as well.
Posted by FrogDog001 on 05 Feb 19 at 20:52
z RagnaroK z Just submitted my ticket and will send an email to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com

There are a few people who seemed to have unlocked this Achievement in the last few months. Do you think there is a possible trick to unlock it offline? How else could they obtain it?
Posted by z RagnaroK z on 06 Feb 19 at 21:14
EverStoned77 z RagnaroK z said:
There are a few people who seemed to have unlocked this Achievement in the last few months. Do you think there is a possible trick to unlock it offline? How else could they obtain it?
Posted by LuckyConquerer2 on 24 Oct 17 at 18:58 (CET):
- Bounties are currently disabled by Rockstar due to exploits, preventing the Run Like the Wind achievement from being unlocked via legitimate means.
- Modded lobbies exist where bounties can be placed (Currently locked), and Reputation Points (RP) and money can be granted. Take precautions to prevent others from modifying your profile and unlocking achievements illegitimately.

Posted by EverStoned77 on 07 Feb 19 at 01:25
Zukape I'm still waiting patiently for fix on this...
Posted by Zukape on 02 May 19 at 12:35
EverStoned77 Not gonna happen ... it's been down for more than 18months & there's rumours of a GTA 6 in the making & even if that's untrue it can't be that long before it becomes true so yeah doubt they ever gonna fix this ... so sad that a bunch of morons that don't give a rat's ass about achievements are able to ruin it for those that do roll
Posted by EverStoned77 on 05 May 19 at 08:30
TheFlaminBean Everyone should leave feedback here if they want this reinstated. You never know, if enough people demand it R* might give in...

https://www.rockstargames.com/GTAOnline/feedback
Posted by TheFlaminBean on 17 May 19 at 12:29
MisterPeacher Is it ALL bounties that were disabled, or just the player ones? I'm not sure if I'm misunderstanding or not haha, is there a chance the random solo bounties happen or is it like

all bounties everywhere are gone
Posted by MisterPeacher on 11 Jun 19 at 20:15
EverStoned77 @MisterPeacher
In short, yes all legit bounties are disabled roll
Posted by EverStoned77 on 11 Jun 19 at 22:07
ZigsterLV Please fix this achievment Rockstar, i do care about my complitions.
Posted by ZigsterLV on 29 Dec 19 at 03:22
BA44 kikyou 44 I agree with you so much.
Posted by BA44 kikyou 44 on 30 Dec 19 at 18:40
FrogDog001 You'd think Rockstar would just re enable bounties now that the game is older and more people play it on the new gen anyways, and yet they are still unavailable. Sucks as a completionist I can't finish this game now 100%
Posted by FrogDog001 on 03 Feb at 04:49
CandysR00m I just submitted a ticket and sent in an e-mail using the resources linked here. I'd encourage others to do the same. It's been 2 years and 4 months now, but still, it can't hurt to let them know people still want the feature back. At least NPCs setting them, since there's no potential for abuse there and then people can 100% the game.
Posted by CandysR00m on 09 Feb at 04:38
szogyenyi1993 But how people still manage to get this chivo if it is cutted off by Rockstar?
Posted by szogyenyi1993 on 11 Feb at 09:36
EverStoned77 szogyenyi1993
Because they are getting them through modded lobbies but getting it this way is illegal & might get your xbox live account banned
Posted by EverStoned77 on 15 Feb at 20:44