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Yakuza 6 guide: Troublr (trouble missions)

It’s like Yelp for muggings

Jeffrey Parkin (he/him) has been writing video game guides for Polygon for almost seven years. He has learned to love just about every genre of game that exists.

Not long into your game of Yakuza 6, you’ll get a new app on your phone called Troublr. This is a social network for various low-level (not yakuza-level) trouble around town. Everything from pickpocketing to public intoxication to running out of toilet paper (seriously) gets posted to Troublr. Let’s talk about what to expect from Troublr missions and what you can expect to get out of them.

Accepting trouble missions


While you’re running around town — both in Kamurocho and, later, Onomichi — you’ll get what feels like constant notifications about Troublr posts (trouble missions). They’re optional tasks, so it’s possible to ignore them whenever you’re not interested. When you are interested, though, all you have to do is respond to the alert to pick up the task.

This adds a trouble mission to your task list. These are usually timed missions, but there’s (also usually) an icon on your map to point you in the right direction. Also helpful is that trouble missions tend to get posted when you’re nearby, so you won’t have far to go.

The task you have to complete for a trouble mission varies wildly. For a lot of them, you’ll have to punch someone until they learn a lesson, but for others you’ll have to deliver an item (usually medicine). The most difficult we encountered was the location of a bomb threat based on a picture (spoiler: it’s on the second floor of the Millennium Tower).

What you get out of it


Your reward for a few minutes of your time will be some experience points. It won’t be a huge amount, but if you are looking to build up a reserve of them or only need a few more for your next skill upgrade, trouble missions are a great way to get you there.

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