In this post, I’m gonna be explaining how troop upkeep works & what you can do to handle it. You can either watch this video or continue reading this post:
Troop upkeep is basically the amount of cash your troops consume over time. The more troops you have, the more your upkeep is gonna be. They only consume your vulnerable cash, i.e. They don’t consume Cash that you get from using items or Cash that is protected by your vault. Keep in mind that your troops do not die if there’s not enough cash to cover the upkeep cost. So, it’s completely fine to not have any cash at all in your turf.
Currently, there are only 3 ways of reducing your upkeep in the game that I know of.
The first one is by using the upkeep reduction item which can reduce your upkeep by upto 50%.
Another way of reducing it is by using the Golden Godfather’s Diary which normally reduces your upkeep by 12%. However, if you max out it’s augmentation level it’s upkeep reduction can go all the way upto 24%, if you add the godfather equipment buffs that you get from investments, hitman services, James & an elite 5 pawnbroker, that 24% would go upto 26%. There are also 2 investments in the crew capabilities section that can reduce your upkeep by another 25%.
So, in total, you should theoretically be able to reduce your upkeep to 0 by doing all of this. i.e. assuming there’s no hidden cap on upkeep.
However, in order to keep your upkeep at 0% consistently, you’d need to,
First use the 50% Upkeep reduction item 24/7 which is insanely expensive &
2nd, you’d have to equip the golden godfather’s diary 24/7 because the moment you unequip it, your troops will start eating all your cash.
So, it’s really not very practical to reduce your upkeep this way.
Another way of reducing your upkeep is by getting rid of your troops. Since you’re troops are the only reason you have a high upkeep, getting rid of them during events like governor & las vegas might help reduce it. You’ll also get a lot of honor points in the process which you can use to redeem a lot of nice rewards.
However if you want to train a lot of troops & also don’t want to use those upkeep reduction items, then the only way to deal with it is to create a cash farm or multiple cash farms to store cash. Once you have a cash farm, you can attack the farm whenever you need cash for upgrades & use the cash immediately so that way your troops don’t eat up a lot of your cash. In case your upkeep is insanely high which causes you to lose a ton of cash while emptying farms, then you can use the methods mentioned earlier to reduce upkeep while emptying them. i.e. to use a 50% upkeep reduction item & / or empty farms with the golden godfather’s diary at max augmentation level.
This applies to all troops from tiers 1 to 11. However, for T12 troops, they have something called a pact capacity. The pact capacity is the maximum number of T12s you can train before they start eating your safe cash. Let’s say your pact capacity is 100,000 & you have a total of 110,000 T12 troops in your turf. The extra 10,000 troops will consume your safe cash as well after you run out of unsafe cash.
1% of the T12 troops will be sent to the family service center every hour if you don’t have enough cash to cover the upkeep. Once the service center is full, your T12 troops will start dying.
That’s pretty much all I had to talk about upkeep.
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So, that’s all I have for you guys in this post. I hope you guys found it helpful.