A Bounty is an amount of money placed on a suspect by the police that is rewarded to anyone successfully capturing the suspect. Bounties are featured in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed: Carbon and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010).
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
In the career mode of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, players are constantly required to earn bounty in order to challenge Blacklist racers.
Bounty is primarily earned upon beating the Milestones set by Blacklist racers that include pursuit and photo ticket objectives. It can also be earned by immobilising a police vehicle and increasing pursuit length time. The Rap Sheet allows the player to compare their amount of bounty with other Blacklist racers.
Need for Speed: Carbon
Bounty is collected in the same manner as in Need for Speed: Most Wanted with the exception that no milestones are available to be beaten. Bounties achieved from pursuits are no longer tied to the player's progression of the career mode and are merely displayed at the end of a pursuit.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
- Damaging a player vehicle or performing a "Takedown"/"Wreck"
- Gaining racer lead positions
- Performing close calls or drifts
- Reaching the top speed of a vehicle
- Evading EMPs, Helicopters, Spike Strips or Roadblocks
- Successfully activating Turbo with no collisions
- Taking shortcuts
- Driving in the oncoming lane
- Completing events
- First position - 8,000 to 12,000 bounty
- Second position - 5,000 to 7,000 bounty
- Third position - 1,000 to 4,500 bounty
- Achieving medals
- In any game appearance, the player's bounty is never paid out.
- Within the Blacklist menu, players may access the Bounty section to be spawned in an immediate pursuit that is set in a location of the player's choice.