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"A high-capacity submachine gun that is both compact and lightweight. Holds up to 30 bullets in one magazine."
―GTA V description on the Rockstar Games Social Club.

The Assault SMG is a Submachine Gun in The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto V, the later one as a Rockstar Social Club bonus weapon and manufactured by Vom Feuer.

Design

The Ballad of Gay Tony

"Light, compact and accurate, this machine gun is perfect for urban combat."
Description from the TBoGT website

The Assault SMG is modeled after the FN P90, and it is classified as a personal defense weapon and features a cartridge size somewhere between a pistol round and an assault rifle round. It is outfitted with a suppressor, which reduces the recoil, noise and muzzle flash. The Assault SMG is one of the first bullpup weapons offered in the Grand Theft Auto series. It is perfect for heated gunfights and easy to carry due to its light and compact size.

Grand Theft Auto V

"Automatically unlocked for all Social Club members in Grand Theft Auto V Story Mode, the Assault SMG is a high-capacity submachine gun that is both compact and lightweight. This powerful weapon holds up to 60 rounds in one magazine. The gun can be picked up from your local Ammu-Nation."
―GTA V description at Rockstar Games.
In Grand Theft Auto V, it appears to be based on a Magpul PDR without the extra ergonomic handgrip at the front. The top picatinny rail is relatively short (in comparison with the PDR), because the model features an integrated carry handle.

The beta model, however, suggested that the original P90-like SMG would have returned to the game. While mostly reminiscent of the P90, it had however a bullpup configuration similar to that of the FN F2000, with the overhead area replaced by a shell ejector. A render image for this beta version exists in the game files.

Performance

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Compared to the SMG, the Assault SMG is just as accurate, but with reduced recoil, slightly more damage per shot, and a 50-round magazine that Luis finishes the reloading animation by briefly looking down the sights of the P90 adding .6 more seconds to the reloading process than an SMG. If hiding behind low cover, like a car, Luis and the multiplayer player will take longer reloading the Assault SMG' (5 seconds). Unlike other SMGs, the Assault SMG cannot be used by the driver of a vehicle. NOOSE Tactical Response Unit and the FIB use this weapon against the player in addition to the SMG and the Carbine Rifle.

TBoGT Overview


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Damage Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
WeaponInfo.xml
25
50
66 50 / 164 50 N/A 2266 (Standing)
2000 (Crouched)
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
1-2/8
3/8 [?]
650 RPM

300 RPM [?]
800 RPM [?]
550 RPM [?]

Cannot be determined 50-round standard magazine Charging knob 2.6 seconds (Standing)
3.3 seconds (Crouched)

Grand Theft Auto V

The Assault SMG is roughly similar to the Micro SMG and SMG in terms of range and accuracy. However, the Assault SMG deals a slightly more damage than these two, allowing to take out targets slightly faster. It appears to be slightly slower that the aforementioned SMGs in terms of fire rate, having only 460 rounds per minute.

Overall, the Assault SMG is a good starting weapon, as it can carry more rounds than the Micro SMG, but is unable to be used for drive-bys.

One hidden feature of the weapon is that its damage is not decreased with distance - an effect shared only with the Pistol .50, Marksman Pistol and Sniper Rifles. Despite being outclassed in term of firepower by most Assault Rifles and machine guns at close-to-medium range, it becomes more powerful near its maximum range (roughly 120m like most weapons) as a result since other weapons fall at 30% firepower. This makes it an efficient weapon to shoot at helicopter's tail rotors.

GTA V Overview


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage [?] Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Weapons.meta
11.5 (18.4)

17.3
23
57.5

0.13 120 / 394 30 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A 30-round standard magazine (Rockstar Games Social Club description) N/A N/A
Observed
N/A 460 RPM Cannot be determined 30-round standard magazine

60-round standard magazine (Extended magazine)

Charging handle N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
AssaultSMG-GTAV-RSCStats
Damage
22%
Fire Rate
55%
Accuracy
40%
Range
35%
Clip Size
40%

Customizations

Grand Theft Auto V

Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online (Unlock)
Rounds (60) $30 (Rank 29)
Default clip (30 rounds) Default Default
Extended clip (60 rounds) FREE
Attachments
Flashlight (provides ilumination when aiming) FREE
Suppressor (silences but slightly reduces damage and range) FREE
Scope (extends field of view) FREE
Tints
Black Default Default
Army $100 $5,000 (Kill 100 players)
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7,500 (Kill 200 players)
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) (Kill 400 players)
LSPD $600 $5,750 (Kill 600 players)
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7,500 (Rank 50)
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $10,000 (Rank 75)
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $12,500 (Rank 100)
Yusuf Amir Luxury Finish $44,000

Image Gallery

In-game Model

HUD

First-Person View

Locations

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • The Assault SMG is featured in the mission Chinese Takeout and can be kept after completing it.
  • The Assault SMG is available from Armando's gun van for $6,725 plus $20 for each magazine.
  • Often used by the NOOSE/FIB agents during wanted levels.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Assault SMG is available at Ammu-Nation for $12,550.

Trivia

General

  • In real life, the P90 uses the FN-proprietary 5.7x28mm cartridge, while the PDR uses the 5.56×45mm NATO one. However, in both games, the Assault SMG shares its ammunition with other SMGs for the sake of convenience.
    • Also, the Assault SMG in The Ballad of Gay Tony has etchings on the sighting component that reads "P90 Cal 5.7x28", while the one in Grand Theft Auto V has marking on the front section that reads "STI ACB 6×30mm", which is completely fictious.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • In the debut trailer for The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Assault SMG lacked the suppressor. Additionally, the filler/foam in the Assault SMG's gun case in Armando's SUV did not have a cut out for the suppressor.
  • Strangely, the bullet casings do not fall out from under the grip of the gun, instead, they fly out of an invisible ejection port on the right of the gun.
  • When the weapon is not aimed down its sights, Luis will have his left hand on the suppressor which in reality after firing, the suppressor would be boiling thus burning his hand.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • For some reason, HUD stats suggests that the Assault SMG have a slightly higher damage, higher accuracy and higher range, compared to the current Social Club stats. [1]

Glitches

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • Due to its large size, the player is not supposed to be able to select the Assault SMG whilst driving. However, if the player uses the "Advanced Weapons Set" cheat code in TBoGT while in a vehicle with a different SMG selected as the current weapon, the player can then use the Assault SMG for drive-by's. Also, there are glitches in the PC version that allow the player to select the Assault SMG from their current arsenal using either the 5 key (not NUM5) or by scrolling down (not up) on the mouse. However, it will fire only half of its original speed (as if it were semi-automatic). Also, while Luis is firing the weapon from the vehicle, his body will become extremely deformed due to there not being a proper animation for firing this weapon from a vehicle.
    • However, if the player or NPCs are sitting in the passenger side. Only their hands will be deformed when firing the weapon.
    • NPCs only have ability to fire the Assault SMG in car if they are spawned inside the car while equipped with this weapon. Therefore FIB agents, NOOSE Tactical Response Units, Armando (in Drug Wars only) and Henrique (in Drug Wars only) can perform drive-by shooting with this SMG. However they will lose ability to fire this weapon once they left the spawn vehicle. Leaving them only able to fire the Pistol (FIB and NOOSE) or unable to shoot at all (Armando and Henrique) but only taunting.

See Also

References

  1. HUD Stats
    <HudDamage value="23" />
    <HudSpeed value="55" />
    <HudCapacity value="40" />
    <HudAccuracy value="45" />
    <HudRange value="40" />
    

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