Game Tips: Becoming a Successful VIP and Bodyguard

Posted on January 15 2016, 5:10pm | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

The recently released GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals introduces new business opportunities for the ruthlessly enterprising, courtesy of the SecuroServ private security corporation. Whether you’re an established magnate in need of a reliable protection detail for your empire, or an ambitious upwardly mobile employee eager to earn some hard cash no matter how dirty the work – we’ve assembled the following keys to success to help you make your mark.

Executive Summary:

VIPs and Bodyguards are defined roles of employer and employee – who work together to succeed in VIP Work and VIP Challenges as well as escorting the VIP through the dangerous and unpredictable streets of Los Santos.

As a pocket-padded VIP, you can indulge in the lap of luxury or wreak criminal havoc, safe in the knowledge that you're in the care of experienced, well-armed bodyguards, personally selected by your good self in true executive fashion.

As the Bodyguards, get paid for doing what you enjoy - exercising decisive action. By becoming a Bodyguard, you can rely on a steady, periodic salary of GTA$5,000, on top of any additional cash and RP for taking on VIP Work and VIP Challenges that happen within Freemode.

Becoming a VIP:

If you want to take the lead as the boss of the group and be the VIP, make sure your bank balance is healthy. You don't have to pay out anything to become a VIP, but you will need a minimum balance of at least GTA$1M in capital to begin your reign.

Open up the Interaction Menu and access 'SecuroServ', where you'll be given the option to register as a VIP. Choose this to become a VIP and name your Organization. When you go back in to the Interaction Menu with your new status, you'll find the Option 'SecuroServ VIP' now available. From here, you can start living that VIP life.

While building up your executive empire, it's worth remembering the following to help you get the edge on your competition and manage your employees:

  • VIP statuses last for 4 hours of Freemode play. Time spent in Jobs or Heists do not decrease your VIP timer. Once the 4 hours are up, it's a 12 hour cool down period until you can be a VIP again. 
  • There can only be a maximum of 6 VIPs in a session at any time. If you join a session with 6 VIPs already active, you'll be given the chance to suspend your VIP status.
  • Once a VIP, the entry in the Personal Interaction menu changes simply to 'SecuroServ VIP'. From there, you will have access to the Hire Bodyguards option.​
  • You can hire and, if necessary, fire other players as your 'Bodyguards'. You can hire up to 3 Bodyguards to serve and protect your Organization at a time.
  • If a Bodyguard betrays your organization, or falls foul of your rule you can also end their employment via the "Terminate" option. The other Bodyguards in your organization will have 5 minutes to take out the black sheep.
  • You won't be able to be in a session with another Organization with the same name and while there's the option of renaming your Organization, it comes at a cost, so make sure you're certain about your Organization's name before you begin operations.

Working as a Bodyguard:

Bodyguards help their employer avoid 'unwanted attention' while earning cool cash as hired hands executing their delicate affairs.

To advertise your expert set of skills, simply open the Interaction Menu, select 'SecuroServ' to open up the option 'Looking for Work'. Toggle this on to make your services available to anyone who might be in need of a helping hand and wait for the job offers to roll in.

As you get stuck in to the hard graft or building your way up to VIP status yourself, we recommend making note of the following tips:

  • Bear in mind that your payouts as a Bodyguard reduce by 5% every time your VIP dies, to a maximum reduction of 50%. Keep your boss alive!
  • ​While in the VIP's vicinity, you can also earn a 100RP bonus per minute and if you die within a certain range of the VIP, you'll respawn nearby your VIP.
  • Bodyguards are able to call a vehicle in if the VIP owns it already, or if it's already active on the map.
  • You'll get your health regen accelerated and pushed up to 75% while in the VIP's radius. The health regen and RP bonus also apply if you and your VIP are in the same interior space.
  • If you're looking to rack up the RP, it's worth noting that Bodyguards receive a regular 400 RP bonus for riding with their VIP, and 600 RP for driving the VIP around.

Additional Pointers

While many have already successfully eased into the smart shoes of VIPs and Bodyguards, for those taking their first tentative steps into this mode, here's a few additional introductory things you should also know to get started:

How payouts work:

The Bodyguards earn $5,000 per 15 minutes for being in the VIP's service (regardless of how long they have been in the service for). In return for their salaries, 100% of the Bodyguards' winnings in Freemode (including participation bonuses in Freemode Events), go to the VIP (minus a 10% cut to SecuroServ). An exception to this is personal vehicle sales. Note that Bodyguards also earn an RP bonus when in the vicinity of their VIP and get a small stat increase. Stat increases and increased health regen are particularly useful during modes like Executive Deathmatch.

Does a Yacht count as a property?

A Yacht doesn't count towards your limit of 5 properties, but you can spawn there, freshen up with a change of clothes and grab a refreshing drink while you're at it. It does not contain a garage, or a Heist Planning Room, but the vehicles that come with the Yacht package you bought will always spawn there, even if they were destroyed in the last session. You can't sell a Yacht, but you can always upgrade, downgrade or completely re-create it, right down to the name.

How to kick undesirables off your Yacht:

Any good yachtsman knows the importance of keeping the ‘ahoy polloi’ away, and so each Yacht comes with built-in Defenses and several Access options to protect your Yacht from unwelcome visitors looking to mooch off your millions. If a stowaway has boarded your Yacht, follow these steps to get rid of them without changing sessions:

  • Restrict Yacht Access to exclude the interlopers. You can find the Access options in the Yacht Services area of your Interaction Menu.
  • Toggle your Yacht Defenses to 'Off' (so you can access your weapons).
  • Kill the unwelcome players. They will respawn on the shore.
  • Toggle your Yacht Defenses to 'On' so they can't simply fly back to the Yacht.
  • Enjoy your Hot Tub alone or with your closest friends discreetly and in peace!

Stay tuned for more upcoming Game Tips including strategies for success in specific VIP Work and VIP Challenges modes as well as in recently released Adversary Modes.

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  • Sniczxoxoon August 23 2016, 5:09amReplyFlag
    Need help with the Bodyguard Vest on PC. Could help too
    • blazinbondie26on March 10 2016, 8:10amReplyFlag
      how can I be a VIP if I have not got the secouroserv in the interaction menu
      • VooDooKnowson February 11 2016, 9:24pmReplyFlag
        Have Ye Noticed That What Ever The Eyes See, The Ears Hear, The Brain Remembers And The Tongue Repeats? For Example: Don't, Doesn't, Isn't... Rather Than: Do Not, Does Not, Is Not. It Shalt Take A Bit Of Time For The Ears To Hear Your Tongue. Pull The Words Out. Do Not/Does Not/Is Not/ I Will
        • mjbro86on February 11 2016, 6:29amReplyFlag
          Hello I'm the leader of a crew called VIP assassin rebels if you are fed up with VIP players thinking they own every lobby they enter then join my crew. And join us in the fight against VIP members. My psn Mjbro86. Platform PlayStation and Xbox. Crew name VIP assassin rebels
        • SemirPalicon February 7 2016, 9:45pmReplyFlag
          • JRPROCTOR92on February 7 2016, 2:04amReplyFlag
            Add me for Xbox 1 supplysloth6070
          • Eazydankzon February 5 2016, 5:10pmReplyFlag
            Add me if you want body guard or someone to do missions with, I'm a top shooter and a skilled driver send all invites now #PS3
            • hitmanshaneon February 4 2016, 6:41pmReplyFlag
              anyone want to join my crew and make lots of money msg me if your interested thanks
            • K4aa0son February 3 2016, 6:22amReplyFlag
              Sirve para la old gen???
              • 8Renegade1on February 2 2016, 12:54pmReplyFlag
                I love the VIP update.... I just wish that being a VIP you can have access to twin pistols. Or bring twin pistols in the next weapons update.
              • strigataaon February 1 2016, 3:59pmReplyFlag
                whats the point in not being able to defend your yacht in piracy protection against a guy in a jet / harrier where you have no place on your yacht to protect yourself from him using his cannons????
                • NFSCross-Xon February 4 2016, 3:01amReplyFlag
                  @strigataa Just sit under the covered deck where the capture point is and take pot shots at the jet with a sniper or homing missle. Chances are they'll crash and at the least they'd have to bail out to capture the yacht. They're not hard to deal with it.
                • Jonjo73on April 1 2016, 1:47amReplyFlag
                  @strigataa Og to storymode and set up a invite only session. you can chill all you want them
              • zebra5166on January 31 2016, 10:39pmReplyFlag
                Looking for people to do daily missions with and Elite heist challenges.Serious people only
              • Stackmoney10on January 31 2016, 8:39amReplyFlag
                Hey Rockstar please consider making the gold Luxor and the gold luxury helicopter be able to have passive mode or defenses similar to the yacht. It's annoying as hell to have bandits blow you you while "enjoying the good life" which is why we buy the damn thing. They cost way too much to be considered regular vehicles, we should have the choice to chill, mind our own business, and enjoy our riches! Thanks fellas!
              • IdjatDoDaton January 30 2016, 10:08pmReplyFlag
                please give us the option to sell that useless yacht R*
                i wasted about 9mil on it and its just sitting there unused in the ocean...
                • GeoSwason February 1 2016, 9:46amReplyFlag
                  @IdjatDoDat Sell the Yatch? That'll never happen. Even if you could, you'll never going to get the 9+Mill you and the rest of us paid for it.
                • IdjatDoDaton February 4 2016, 1:30amReplyFlag
                  @GeoSwas i know...
                  would be happy with half of it tho..
                • GeoSwason February 4 2016, 9:22amReplyFlag
                  @IdjatDoDat It's just an additional apartment. It dose remind me of the Highjack map on CoD, lol. Like you, I also spent 9.6 Mill on the yacht. For as long as GTA5 has been out, the online isn't going to change, nor substance will be added. As for me, I'm pretty much done with GTA5 Online, nothing else to do. It's just boring.
              • RoachForce141on January 30 2016, 8:43amReplyFlag
                You say they respawn back on the beach? So why aren't they R*? Why are these randoms respawning back on my yacht? And you really need to make it so there's no passive mode on the yachts, these people are being annoying when they are ruining your friend's party by going into passive so they can't be killed.
                • MitzosSirRealon January 28 2016, 8:39amReplyFlag
                  So, basically, GTA 5 on the ps3 is dead now... what a nice way to thank all of the players that gave u the money to do this rockstar. seriously, thank u!
                  • SpinyHook1812on January 28 2016, 9:03amReplyFlag
                    @MitzosSirReal I would say save up for a ps4 or xb1 yes i was on the 360 when they stopped putting out dlc`s but i saved up and got a xbox one and i highly suggest doing that you will have new dlcs first person enhanced graphics new missions and plus if you play other games there are some good next gen excluseives
                  • GeoSwason January 28 2016, 9:55amReplyFlag
                    @MitzosSirReal Don't worry if you playing it on PS3. You not missing anything, trust me. It's more garbage add-on's.
                  • Von.Richh07on January 30 2016, 8:38amReplyFlag
                    @GeoSwas Exactly
                  • Megan.backhumpson January 31 2016, 6:49pmReplyFlag
                    @MitzosSirReal lol get the xbox one or ps4 then or even pc
                  • GeoSwason February 1 2016, 9:27amReplyFlag
                    @SpinyHook1812 What you need to understand is that more people would have bought a PS4 If Sony never would have locked the online behind PS Plus.

                    As far as GTA 5 for PS 3, RockStar has added nothing that couldn't be added to PS3. Every add-on, cars, cloth, yach, car specs could be added on PS3. The GTA5 map has not expanded one centimeter since it's release. In short, he's right, RockStar made there Billions of the PS3 console. To not add or give further updates to PS3 players is a slap in the face. As gamers, we need to stand up for gamers.
                  • EmeraldTraderon February 2 2016, 8:18pmReplyFlag
                    @SpinyHook1812 well not everyone has the money or can even save up in this crappy economy
                  • ikki76on February 6 2016, 5:20pmReplyFlag
                    @SpinyHook1812 you dont need PS Plus to play GTAV online on PS4, its only certain games that require plus for online gaming like "COD black ops", "dying light" to name a few, but yeah you do not need plus to play gta online. for all the ps3 players i feel your pain, i was there at the beginning but you have to upgrade if you want to continue to expand your gtav experiences bvecause no matter how much you whine beg cry yell whatever, R* isn't releasing DLCs for old generation systems.
                  • MitzosSirRealon June 5 2016, 6:57pmReplyFlag
                    @Megan.backhumps i HAVE a ps4, but i dont want to buy the same game AGAIN u fuc k in ---
                • xX_ARG_Lk_Xxon January 28 2016, 4:13amReplyFlag
                  Hi! I'm looking for pro players to create a crew. The idea is be the best crew in the game. If you 're interested, add me to PS4: xX_ARG_Lk_Xx // I'm level 505

                  The name can be discussed with the interested people.
                • GramilaGTAon January 27 2016, 12:31amReplyFlag
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                  • K-N9NE420AZon January 26 2016, 6:32pmReplyFlag
                    Looking for reliable bodyguards and VIPs!
                    I usually have VIP mode running but when I don't I'm looking for VIPs to bodyguard under.
                    I actually play the objective and earn lots of cash so message me anytime.
                    Or join my crew and get with me that way.
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