Bounty Hunting, also known as the Bounty Hunter minigame, was introduced to OSRS as a way to combat player killing (PKing) issues and provide a structured, rewarding PvP experience. The goal is to track and eliminate assigned targets for points and rewards.
Before you can become a proficient Bounty Hunter, you need to understand the basics of how to get started:
- Visit the Emblem Trader: Located in Edgeville, the Emblem Trader is where you can start your Bounty Hunter journey. Talk to him to get your first task.
- Bounty Crates: You’ll need a Bounty Crate to start hunting. These can be bought from the Emblem Trader and contain your target’s location information.
Understanding the target system is crucial to your success as a Bounty Hunter:
- Targets: Your targets are assigned based on your Combat level and experience in the minigame. They can be players participating in the Bounty Hunter minigame or those outside it.
- Bounty World: When you enter a Bounty Hunter world, you’ll be given a target, and others will be assigned to hunt you down as well.
Hunting and Eliminating Targets
Here’s a step-by-step process for hunting and eliminating your targets:
- Receive a Target: Your target information, such as their username and a rough idea of their location, will be provided in your Bounty Crate.
- Track Your Target: Use the information provided to locate and confront your target. Keep an eye on the minimap and the Wilderness levels to pinpoint their location.
- Eliminate Your Target: Engage your target in combat and defeat them. Be prepared for a fight, as your target is also hunting you!
- Loot and Points: If you successfully eliminate your target, you’ll receive their emblem and points based on the target’s combat level.
Bounty Hunting is all about the rewards. Here’s what you can earn:
- Bounty Points: These points are earned for eliminating targets and can be spent on various rewards, including valuable weapons, armor, and other items.
- Emblems: Emblems are dropped by your targets and can be traded with the Emblem Trader for additional points.
Strategies and Tips
To excel in Bounty Hunting, consider the following strategies and tips:
- Prepare Adequately: Make sure you have the best gear and inventory setup for PvP combat.
- Use Wilderness Obstacles: Utilize obstacles and landmarks in the Wilderness to your advantage when tracking targets.
- Stay Alert: Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on the minimap to avoid ambushes.
- Risk Management: Decide how much risk you’re willing to take with your gear, as you may lose it if you die in the Wilderness.
- Embrace PvP Knowledge: To succeed, you’ll need a solid understanding of PvP combat mechanics, including prayer switching and special attacks.