A Guide to the Cocaine Motorcycle Club Business in Grand Theft Auto 5 Online
Grand Theft Auto 5 remains one of the most popular games among gamers worldwide. With constant updates and new content, the game offers hours of endless fun, including the biker businesses in the game’s online version. In this guide, we will discuss the Cocaine Motorcycle Club or Biker Business in GTA 5 Online, its locations, upgrades, sell missions and more.
In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about running a successful cocaine business in GTA 5 Online. However, we should mention that the biker businesses in GTA Online can be quite challenging to handle solo. It’s doable, but it requires your full attention.
The biggest challenge of running the business solo is the sell missions. If you let the stock levels go above a quarter, you will have to deliver multiple lots of products, which could translate to at least two vehicles and sometimes up to ten individual drops. If the stock levels go above half, you’ll have to deal with three vehicles and up to 15 drops. If it goes above three-quarters, you’ll have to manage four vehicles and up to 20 drops. It’s essential to keep this in mind while playing the game.
Moreover, the sell missions are always in a public lobby, so there’s a massive risk of having products destroyed while they’re left unattended back at base. If you have a group of friends you play with, it’s easier. But if you’re playing solo, you will have your work cut out for you. Finally, running the business is not entirely passive like the passive components of other businesses like the arcade or nightclub.
The Cocaine Business in GTA Online
The cocaine facility is the most expensive Biker Business in GTA Online. Still, it’s also one of the most profitable, earning you roughly 72,750 dollars per hour with upgrades. However, without upgrades, the business will only bring in a mere 30,000 dollars per hour, which is not nearly worth your effort.
Before purchasing a cocaine lockup, you must have a motorcycle club set up. The cheapest motorcycle club you can buy is the grand shapiro clubhouse for 200,000 dollars. Once you have that, you can then purchase your production facility. The cheapest one is located near the ELmoc Blaine County, priced at 975,000 dollars.
If you have the coins, you can purchase a lockup located closer to the town. It’s worth noting that the upgrades’ price is the same regardless of the location you choose.
The business facility has four different location options:
- Alabo C in Blaine County for $975,000.
- Toledo Bay also in Blaine County for $1,098,000.
- Alician Island in South Los Santos for $1,462,500.
- Morningwood in North Los Santos for $1,852,500, which is the best option since it’s closer to other facilities, including the CEO’s office, agency, and apartment.
Unlike other businesses or facilities, there’s no ability to customize the aesthetic of the building that you purchase. You get what you get.
As we previously mentioned, the business requires upgrades to be profitable fully. The upgraded equipment will cost you $935,000, staff will add an additional $390, and security will cost $570,000. With the improved facility, you should also invest in security to have a more profitable business.
To run this entire business successfully, you will need to at least spend a minimum of $2,872,000 initially, plus an additional $9,000 per hour to cover staff and maintenance. Assuming you can make the maximum hourly of $72,750, it takes approximately 46 hours of real-time gameplay to break even.
Setting Up the Business
Once you purchase the business, head over to the facility and head on in. You’ll get a quick briefing, and once that’s done, head over to the computer. As a club President, click the button to set up and confirm. You’ll be booted back into the lobby, and LJT or Long John Teabag will give you a call. Listen carefully to his brief, and follow the GPS to the waypoint.
After dropping off your vehicle, you’ll get another quick brief, and you’re ready to head back to the table. Once at the computer, set down and log in to head onto upgrades. Purchase all the upgrades to ensure that the business is up and running correctly.
Producing and Resupplying
Purchasing supplies removes you from managing the operation, allowing you to spend your time managing another facility or conducting contact missions. If you must resupply, do it with missions that take between 6 and 10 minutes each. You need at least five missions to fill the business entirely, which is about 30 to 45 minutes of gameplay. Besides buying supplies, you can steal them, which sends you on half dozen missions to collect them.
Once the production is complete, you’ll need to conduct sell missions. Head over to the computer as Club President, sit down, log in, and select the option to sell stock. There are two options, a quick but cheap mission, or a more extended mission with a better price per unit. Always go for the longer option to maximize profits.
It’s important to pay attention to the stock levels as it could mean delivering multiple lots of products across different vehicles or lots of drops across the map. When you’ve picked your preferred option, wait while it loads and boots you back to the public lobby.
You may receive an interrupt message that requires at least two vehicles to complete the mission. This is doable, especially if you have a friend or you’re in a quiet lobby. LJT will give you another call on the sell mission’s nature. Follow his instructions carefully to avoid griefers and end the mission successfully.
Finally, on maximizing profits, always purchase supplies as it saves time which lets you carry out other missions or tasks to make more significant profits than paying for minimal resupply missions.
In conclusion, the cocaine business in GTA Online is profitable but requires some investment and effort