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"A robust, multi-purpose hammer with wooden handle and curved claw, this old classic still nails the competition."
―GTA V description on the Rockstar Games Social Club.

The Hammer is a melee weapon featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and, as part of the Special or Collector's Editions, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

It was removed from Grand Theft Auto IV while it was in development; it can be still seen a few times in the game in the hands of construction workers and inside a few buildings, but it can't be used. [citation/verification needed]


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

"All steel construction, full polish tool with head and handle forged in one piece."
―GTA Vice City Website

The Hammer in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has a red/black handle with a grey head. It is one of the earliest melee weapons the player can adquire and smash vehicles easily.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Hammer reappears in Grand Theft Auto V with a wooden handle and a black head. Aside from these details, the Hammer remains identical to the 3D Universe iteration.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

The hammer has a short range but deals a good amount of damage, causing the person being attacked to collapse.

GTA Vice City Overview

Weapon Statistics - 3D Universe
Damage Fire Rate Range Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
21 250 1.5 1000 N/A 100
N/A N/A Cannot be determined N/A N/A 0.1 seconds

Grand Theft Auto V

The Hammer is fairly powerful, being comparable to the Crowbar, but it can be swung much faster and the longer range allows the player (if timed right) to be able to hit a sprinting person, which makes it useful in a number of scenarios. If swung from the correct range, the hammer may connect with the victim's face, knocking them out instantly or even killing them. It is also capable of denting and removing parts of vehicles to the point of setting them on fire, however this takes some time.

GTA V Overview

Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage [?] Fire Rate Range Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Internal files
10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A Cannot be determined N/A N/A N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club
Fire Rate

Image Gallery

In-game model

HUD icon


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

The Hammer, along with the Screwdriver and the MP5, are the only weapons that do not have a spawn point in the city and have to be purchased.

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Available in Ammu-Nation for free if the player have the Special/Collector's Edition.
Enhanced Version
  • The hammer is available for everyone, either for free if the player had the Special/Collector's Edition, or for $500 if the player did not have the Special/Collector's Edition.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • It is possible to obtain one if it is dropped by other players. If done so, it will be kept permanently on their inventory, even if the player who grabbed the Hammer does not have the Special or Collectors edition.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • The appearance of the Hammer seems to be inspired on the hammers present in the movie and multiple artworks from the Pink Floyd album The Wall.

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