Flamethrower in GTA San Andreas
|Appearance(s):|| GTA 1|
GTA London 1969
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Grand Theft Auto V(unusable)
|Ammunition capacity:||50 (VC, SA, LCS, VCS)|
- "Beware psychopaths and over-enthusiastic barbequers with this weapon. Fine for use in South East Asia, but on the streets of Vice City, it's nothing but a menace."
- ―GTA Vice City Website.
The Flamethrower is a mechanical device designed to project a long controllable stream of fire. This weapon has appeared in every Grand Theft Auto game from the first Grand Theft Auto to the last game in the 3D Universe and GTA: Chinatown Wars. It is classified as a Heavy Weapon in the later editions. The Grand Theft Auto III rendition of the flamethrower is based somewhat on the US Army M2 Flamethrower, albeit lacking a backpack fuel tank, and adopting a rifle-like design. The renditions after GTA III are not based on any known flamethrower design, but they may be home-built.
The flamethrower can do damage over a large area. Any vehicles or pedestrians will be instantly set on fire within range. Most pedestrians usually die when lit on fire and only the healthiest car will survive the fire. Fire can be put out by the fire hose on a Firetruck or, in GTA San Andreas, with a Fire Extinguisher. Special vehicles that are fireproofed will be immune from damage from the flamethrower. It is one of the two only weapons that can destroy a Rhino.
The flames from the flamethrower will only damage vehicles and pedestrians. In GTA San Andreas only, the flames can be created on the ground and can spread, making the fire extremely hard to put out if one is started with the flamethrower, even if only one little flame was made to start out with. The flames on the ground will not affect pedestrians but can affect vehicles and the player. If a pedestrian catches on fire, the pedestrian will usually run wildly until his or her death.
If you activate the flame thrower in front of a mirror, the fire will not show up on it.
Flamethrowers are mainly used in Rampages and Kill Frenzies in Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In GTA 2, a Fire Truck is equipped with the flamethrower in the mission Fire Truck Fun!. In GTA San Andreas, the flamethrower is prominently used in the mission Are You Going to San Fierro? where Carl Johnson uses a flamethrower to destroy The Truth's crops in Leafy Hollow. In GTA Liberty City Stories, it is used in the mission Friggin' the Riggin', in where Toni Cipriani uses a flamethrower collected from Phil Cassidy's Fully Cocked Gun Shop to destroy fake ballot papers, Forelli Family members and vans and two printing machines. In GTA Vice City Stories, it is used in the mission Light My Pyre by Armando Mendez, who uses a flamethrower to confront Victor Vance, who ends up killing Armando in the end.
Grand Theft Auto III
- Harwood, Portland Island - On roof of the Head Radio building. It will be on a block-like object. This object is too high for the character to jump on, so you must plan accordingly in order to get there. A Hidden Package will be nearby.There is a Video here
- Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale - Underneath the west end of the Shoreside Lift Bridge (near the spray-painted wall).
- Pike Creek, Shoreside Vale - Available to buy in the unnumbered garage at the Pike Creek LCPD Compound after completion of A Drop In The Ocean for $25,000.
- Hideouts - Available after extinguishing total 20 fires on each island in the Firefighter vehicle mission. It should be noted the Flamethrower can be obtained very early in the game, provided the player get to Staunton Island by jumping the girder and steel beam on the broken Callahan Bridge (both left and right side). Since Shoreside Vale is not locked at this point the in game, the player can easily drive to it using either the Subway or the Porter Tunnel. He can then complete the 20 firefighting missions there, come back, do the same at Staunton before going back to Portland. This will make the Flame Thrower appear even if the player haven't completed any missions in Portland.
- Can be picked up from the Colombian Cartel gang members during The Exchange.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Starfish Island - In the swimming pool of the Rockstar House northwest of the Mansion.
- Viceport, Vice City Mainland - By the building near the road in the southwest part of Viceport, south of the Viceport Pay 'n' Spray. From the Viceport Pay 'n' Spray, head south along the road. As you near the road curve going east, you should see the weapon icon to your right.
- Ocean View Hotel, Ocean Beach, Vice Beach - Available after collecting 40 Hidden Packages.
- Hyman Condo, Downtown, Vice City Mainland - Available after collecting 40 Hidden Packages.
- Vercetti Estate, Starfish Island - Available after collecting 40 Hidden Packages, and after completion of Rub Out.
Grand Theft Auto Advance
- Hideouts - Available after extinguishing total 20 fires on each island in the Firefighter vehicle mission.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Flint County - Through the woods, next to a couple of shacks, near the rail tracks.
- Flint Range, Flint County - Inside Helena Wankstein's tool shed, after you date her.
- Shady Creeks, Whetstone - Deep inside the forest, near the dirt road and the dirt path crossing a shallow body of water.
- Doherty, San Fierro - At the construction site next to the garage, behind a collapsed portion of a building, beside a Pool Cue.
- Easter Basin, San Fierro - On top of the tanker where you export and import vehicles.
- K.A.C.C. Military Fuels, Las Venturas - Underneath a low ceiling inside the military base itself.
- Tierra Robada - Inside Mike Toreno's ranch after completing Vertical Bird.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Prawn Island - Spawns in the edge of an alley, above it is a Red Balloon and by the alley itself is a Burrito parked. It also appears at each safehouse after popping 70 Red Balloons.