The Bunker, one of the fan-favorite features in GTA Online, came from the Gunrunning DLC released in 2017. With this DLC enabled, players would be able to buy and customize their own "bunker" bases in the city and get access to many new military features and businesses. In this GTA 5 Bunker Upgrades guide, we would list out everything you need to know about bunkers and how to use them efficiently.

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1 - What are bunkers and where are they located?

Bunkers in GTA 5 are old underground military bases and facilities that you can buy and repurpose. All of them are underground - you can add everything from living quarters to workshops and storage. The Workshop is the most essential, as you can customize your weapons and vehicles by researches using it.

GTA Bunker Guide Map

You would get access to Gunrunning quests upon the purchase of a bunker. This allows you to sell illegal weapons throughout the city to make money  - the revenue is more than enough to make up for the upkeep of the bunker and provide you with some other extra benefits. You would be able to buy a bunker after getting a phone call from Agent 14.

2 - List of all bunkers in GTA 5

Chumash Bunker ($1,650,000)

  • Head beyond the North-West side of Barbareno Road, before reaching Chumash

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Grapeseed Bunker ($1,750,000)

  • Venture beyond the West side of McKenzie Field airstrip, accessed from the dirt road off Grapeseed Main Street

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Farmhouse Bunker ($2,375,000)

  • In Grand Senora Desert, the Farmhouse Bunker resides South of Bolingbroke Penitentiary

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Lago Zancudo Bunker ($1,550,000)

  • Head to Fort Zancudo, and this Bunker is on the west side

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Grand Senora Desert Bunker ($2,120,000)

  • You can find this beyond the West side of Sandy Shores Airfield Runway

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Raton Canyon Bunker ($1,450,000)

  • Located between Calafia Road’s bridge and the Calafia Train Bridge, you can access this from the Cassidy Trail

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Grand Senora Oil Field Bunker ($2,035,000)

  • Head past the dead-end dirt road that’s connected to Joshua Road

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Paleto Forest Bunker ($1,165,000)

  • Found on the West side of Procopio Promenade, as you approach Paleto Cove


Smoke Tree Road Bunker ($2,205,000)

  • Located next to Smoke Tree Road and Nowhere Road in Grand Senora Desert

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Thomson Scrapyard Bunker ($2,290,000)

  • North-East of Thomson scrapyard in the Grand Senora Desert

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Route 68 Bunker ($1,950,000)

  • West of Joshua Road, north of Route 68 Approach in the Grand Senora Desert

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What are the best Bunkers?

You can only own one bunker at a time - selling would remove all your upgrades and you would have to do it all over again in the new one... so pick this carefully.

Route 68 – $1.95M

  • Pros: Convenient location.
  • Cons: Expect a lot of gunfights and raids.

Farmhouse Bunker – $2.37M

  • Pros: Hardest to raid while still able to be accessed using the highway.
  • Cons: Most expensive bunker in the game.
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Chumash Bunker – $1.65M

  • Pros: Convenient location between the city, country, shops and mission locations.
  • Cons: You might drive off the cliff if you are not careful.

Raton Canyon Bunker – $1.45M

  • Pros: Cheap, good location, out of the way - less likely to be raided.
  • Cons: Not much other facilities in the vicinity.

3 - List of all GTA 5 bunker upgrades


Personal Quarters ($265,000)

  • Create a personal room

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Bunker Style ($215,000/ $290,000)

  • Customize how your bunker looks by purchasing up to 2 additional styles

Shooting Range ($740,000/ $845,000)

  • Practice using your weapons in this facility. Take on challenges to unlock weapons.
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Shooting Range is amongst the best GTA Bunker Upgrades

Gun Locker ($175,000)

  • Gun storage room

Transportation ($85,000/ $120,000)

  • Unlock a small car to drive around in the bunker

Business Upgrades

Equipment Upgrade ($1,155,000)

  • Improve research, manufacturing times and the value of your stock.

Staff Upgrade ($598,500)

  • Further improve research and manufacturing times. This is the most popular upgrade.


Security Upgrade ($351,000)

  • Improve the security of your bunker

4 - Bunker research/manufacturing, Bunker supplies and how to sell Bunker stock

Overall, while both production and research are available immediately upon purchasing, it is best to focus on researches first, as an upgraded bunker would produce much faster. Researches usually would take 4-6 hours, and there are 45 of them... so you can expect it to take quite a while. You can pay to unlock researches immediately but it costs a lot of money.

After you have done enough researches and upgrade your bunker, it is time to switch to manufacturing to get some profit back. Alternate between the two if you haven't upgraded them all yet. To manufacture weapons, you need supplies... which can be purchases with money or acquired during missions. If you buy it with cash, your profit later would be minimal... and on the other hand, if you spend time getting supplies by doing missions, the margin would be much bigger.

  • 20 units cost $15,000 and 100 cost $75,000.
  • solo missions offering 20 units and groups offering 40 units

The missions are fairly simple and you can solo most of them with a sufficiently geared character. To sell the weapons, you would also need to do Bunker Sell Missions - there are 6 of them: Dune FAV, Insurgent, Insurgent Pick-Up Customs, Insurgent Pick-Up Customs ambushed by Merryweather, Marshall, Phantom Wedge. It is recommended to sell in Los Santos to get 50% more profit for just a little bit more time.

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