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How to Pay Off Your Bounty in Red Dead Redemption 2

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Bounties are easily earned in Red Dead Redemption 2, in some cases all you need to do is knock down someone while riding around a town, and you'll instantly have a price on your head. In this Red Dead Redemption 2 bounties guide, we'll be detailing how to pay off a bounty in Red Dead Redemption 2, so you can lose the price on your head as quickly as possible.

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What is a Bounty in Red Dead Redemption 2?

When you hear the phrase "bounty on your head", the person isn't referring to the lovely coconut chocolate bar of the same name. This means that law enforcement has put out a notice that there is a reward for bringing you in. This reward is called the bounty. You'll have a bounty placed on your head for performing illegal activities in Red Dead Redemption 2.

How to Pay Off Your Bounty in Red Dead Redemption 2

Sometimes when you escape the law in Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll be left with a price on your head. This means law enforcement will be gunning for you wherever you go, and you might even get some rogue bounty hunters coming after you, to try and cash in the price on your head.

If you’re looking to get rid of this bounty as easily as possible, you’ll want to head over to a Post Office. These are scattered all over the world of Red Dead Redemption 2, and are marked on the map with the symbol of a letter.

To pay off the price on your head, simply head to a Post Office, talk to the clerk, and opt to ‘pay off bounty.’ You’ll obviously need to have the money on you at the time to pay off the bounty, and if you do, then you’re out of the reach of the law, living to fight another day.

Now that we’re all done with this guide to paying off your bounty in Red Dead Redemption 2, you can check out our other guides on Rockstar’s huge game. Head over to our Red Dead Redemption 2 Deadeye guide, or our guide on how to get a new horse, if your trusty steed meets an untimely demise.

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  • Avatar for crunchb3rry #1 crunchb3rry 18 days ago
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  • Avatar for Karnej #2 Karnej 13 days ago
    I saw the bounties quest option before I got into the bar fight with javier but I didn't mess with it at the time. Now I can't seem to get it to happen at all. I've waited in town, done other things, slept. I'm not sure what to do exactly. Any suggestions?

    Edit: I didn't realize I was still on the debt collection mission for Strauss and it locked a few things including the bounty starting quest. I had just gotten distracted by the open world and didn't put those 2 things together till way later than I want to admit.Edited 2 weeks ago by Karnej
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  • Avatar for duster000 #3 duster000 11 days ago
    I cannot ask the ticket man in Rhodes about Midnight. Any suggestions?
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  • Avatar for nickhunt00 #4 nickhunt00 11 days ago
    How do you get the shotgun from the devil in the cave? He just stands there and tell your to leave then does nothing. I shot him and got his body down with tnt and he didn't have anything on him. SO how do you get the shotgun? Thanks.
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  • Avatar for shanezwicker25 #6 shanezwicker25 2 days ago
    It should be noted that if you access a hat from your house while wearing another hat that isn't stored on your horse via the wardrobe, the hat on your head vanishes and is gone. I went through the trouble of getting the hat off the head of the jailhouse guard then drowning myself so I could lose the guards and keep the hat. But then I looked up this guide so I could keep the hat and lost it via the horse thing... Not impressed..
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