While playing Grand Theft Auto V online players are occasionally notified of a crate drop. A green circle appears on the map and a flare appears in the game world.
I have responded to a few of these crate drops notifications but am confused by how long it takes between the notification and the crate actually appearing.
Recently I spent over 15 minutes at the flare site shooting any player who came close (sorry guys, nothing personal) but the crate still didn't appear. I have come across two dropped crates, so I know they do drop at some point.
Is there a set time limit, a random time limit, or is the crate drop triggered by something else (like having a certain number of players occupying the drop zone)?