|Appearance(s):|| Grand Theft Auto V|
Grand Theft Auto Online
|Weapon type:||Sniper Rifle|
|Ammunition capacity:||6 rounds per magazine|
|Unlocked After:|| Three's Company (GTA V)|
Rank 90 (GTA Online)
- "Features armor-piercing rounds for heavy damage. Comes with laser scope as standard."
- ―GTA V description at Rockstar Games Social Club.
The Heavy Sniper is a semi-automatic sniper rifle that makes its debut appearance in Grand Theft Auto V.
The weapon is based on the high caliber Barrett M82 rifle, more specifically the M82A1. The in-game model appears to have ten round magazines. Unlike the M82 rifle family, the heavy sniper features an elevated picatinny rail instead of having it integrated into the handguard. The model has a large muzzle brake, which appears to be from the M82A3/ M107, slightly altered however. The stock is also altered slightly from that of the M82A3.
Contrary to the appearance of the ten round magazine on the model, magzines have a capacity of six rounds (as opposed to ten for the standard sniper rifle), but with a higher rate of fire (although the fire rate is much slower than the Combat Sniper from the previous games). Thanks to the employment of .50 BMG cartridges, the heavy sniper is capable of very high damage per round.
Customization (GTA V)
- Advanced Scope - Equipped by default
- Thermal Scope (missions only; compatible with any of the two other scopes)
- This gun has the highest non-shotgun non-explosive damage per shot. In GTA Online, a single shot in the chest is enough to kill players up to level 100.
- A player can take down a Police Maverick with two shots to the tail rotor.
- Unlike the regular Sniper Rifle, the Heavy Sniper cannot be equipped with a suppressor.
- The Heavy Sniper comes with an Advanced Scope as standard.
- Due to an oversight, replacing the advanced scope with the standard scope is free, but equipping back for the first time the advanced scope costs money.
- The Heavy Sniper appears in Max Payne 3, another Rockstar game.
- Due to an oversight, the sound of bolt being cycled can be heard after every shot, despite the weapon being semi-automatic.
- This may suggest that the Heavy Sniper was originally to be a bolt-action rifle.
- This is not heard when firing without aiming
- A Heavy Sniper is used by Franklin during Three's Company. He uses it to snipe the IAA agents in the building. Notice that the sniper has an increased zoom to allow the player to shoot the IAA agents with more precision. It will remain in his invetory after completing the mission.