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"Assassination remains rifle in Vice City. Who is Mr. Black?"
―GTA Vice City Website.

The Combat Sniper is a semi-automatic sniper rifle featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and its episodes.

Design

3D Universe

in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the Combat Sniper is based on the Heckler & Koch SR9T. The rifle is labeled as "PSG-1" only in the PS2 Version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City; all other versions label it .308 Sniper, and it is labeled Laser Sighted Sniper Rifle in GTA Liberty City Stories. It also has a Suppressor, but serves no purpose other than aesthetics. In the PS2 version of GTA Vice City, the PSG-1 model does not have a silencer and the magazine is a bit smaller. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, it is based on the Dragunov SVD, and it is referred to as "Laser Sniper".

In the 3D Universe, the rifle is equipped with both a telescopic sight and a red laser point sight, seen when moving the aiming to a side. The laser point sight will leave a trace of red color on it.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The weapon in Grand Theft Auto IV is referred to in-game as the Combat Sniper, and is based on the Heckler & Koch PSG1. The reticule used is not a standard mil-dot, but the graduated sight found on the Russian SVD Dragunov's PSO-1 scope.

Performance

3D Universe

The PSG1 has a 7-round magazine, allowing for (brief) rapid firing, in contrast to the bolt-action mechanism of the regular Sniper Rifle. The PSG-1 in GTA Vice City is one of the most powerful weapons in the game sans explosive devices such as the Rocket Launcher. A full magazine will easily destroy any unarmored vehicles in the game.

Curiously, files suggest that the weapon has much less fire rate than the Sniper Rifle, as the weapon has a fire rate of 150 rounds per minute, while the Sniper Rifle has 500 rounds per minute.

3D Universe Overview


Weapon Statistics - 3D Universe
Damage Fire Rate
(Rounds per minute)
Range Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Weapon.dat
125 150 100 7 N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A Cannot be determined 7-round standard magazine (All games) Charging handle (All games) N/A

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Combat Sniper rifle delivers a one-headshot kill in single player and multiplayer, unless the target is armored. It will also kill with about 3 shots to the body. It can easily take down pedestrians, drivers, motorcyclists and, with patience and extreme accuracy, take down helicopter pilots. During first-person aiming, if the player is standing, there is a noticeable movement of the scope due to Niko Bellic's breathing. This can be minimized by crouching.

It has a ten-round magazine, and excellent range, but lacks in lethal damage, unlike the Sniper Rifle. The semi-automatic firing mode allows for better chances at taking out targets, as the player can react quickly if misses the target.

GTA IV Overview


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Damage Fire Rate
(Rounds per minute)
Range Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Internal files
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A Cannot be determined 10-round standard magazine Charging handle N/A

Image Gallery

In-Game Models

HUD Icons

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City

IV - Combat Sniper (H&K PSG-1)target

General

Algonquin

Alderney

  • Acter - Can be found on the roof of an apartment complex off Aspdin Drive. A helicopter is required, as there is no roof access from the ground.
  • Acter Industrial Park - Can be found atop another crude oil refining tower on Trinity Rd on the southwestern end of the Acter Industrial Park.

Trivia

General

HuangLee-Artwork

Huang Lee with a Sniper Rifle, similar to the one depicted in GTA Vice City.

3D Universe

  • The GTA Liberty City Stories Combat Sniper reuses the beta GTA Vice City model found in the PS2 files.
  • The HUD icon in GTA Vice City Stories shows a PSG-1 instead of an SVD.
  • The PSG-1 was going to appear in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, but it was removed for whatever reason, although it can be seen in Ammu-Nation, and the Sniper Rifle's HUD icon resembles the PSG-1.

HD Universe

Glitches

Grand Theft Auto IV

If the player keeps crouching and shooting at the same time, the weapon's rate of fire will increase.

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