The Weapon Wheel is a feature in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP and iOS versions), Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. Unlike previous Grand Theft Auto titles, the weapon system has now been revamped. Instead of having to scroll through the player's weapons, the player can now use a wheel, which is similar to that of the Radio Wheel and Character Wheel, to change their weapons. The player can now hold more than one weapon of their class. For example, in GTA IV, the player would be unable to hold a MP5 and a Micro-SMG at the same time, but it is now possible in GTA V.
There are eight different slots in the Weapon Wheel. The top slot holds pistols such as the Stun Gun, AP Pistol, etc. The second slot to the top right holds machine guns. The third slot to the right holds assault rifles such as the Carbine Rifle. The fourth slot to the bottom right holds sniper rifles such as the Heavy Sniper Rifle. The fifth and bottom slot is the unarmed and melee slot. The sixth slot to the bottom left holds shotguns such as the Pump Action Shotgun. The seventh slot to the left holds heavy weapons such as the Grenade Launcher and Minigun. Last but not least, the 8th slot to the top left holds thrown explosives such as Molotov Cocktails, Grenades and Sticky Bombs.