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"Remote controlled sniper system."
―Unused Ammu-Nation description.

The Remote Sniper is a high-powered sniper rifle that appears in Grand Theft Auto V.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Remote Sniper is a modified Heavy Sniper placed on a gun mount. The weapon relies on advanced optics fitted in the gun mount and, as stated by its name, it is remotely-controlled from a separated device.

The Remote Sniper is similar to the weapon that Bruce Willis uses in the movie The Jackal.[1]

Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Remote Sniper features a high-tech scope that can zoom a lot further than any Sniper Rifle or even its counterpart and also shows wind direction. This allows it for accurate shots, as it does not sway in the wind and has a much faster rate of fire than the Heavy Sniper and even a Pistol if the player press the trigger repeatedly.

The Remote Sniper does much less damage compared to the Heavy Sniper's (101 vs 216), though the Sniper Rifle does the same damage as the former, which hints to be less intended to be powerful, but extremely accurate and better range.

GTA V Overview


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage [?] Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Weapons.meta
101 0.4 5000 10 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A 240 RPM Cannot be determined Unlimited Automated charging mechanism N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
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Damage
100%
Fire Rate
60%
Accuracy
10%
Range
100%
Clip Size
10%

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The weapon is only used during the mission "Caida Libre", where the player has to shoot down a Shamal with the Remote Sniper; it is subsequently destroyed with the van it is transported in.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The player cannot obtain the gun after the plane has been downed in "Caida Libre", because the doors close and the option to control the gun is no longer available. Also, this weapon cannot be obtained in free-roam without modifications.

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto V

  • A unused Ammu-Nation description in the files suggests that the weapon would be available for purchase at one point, but it was changed to be mission-exclusive. Another theory is that it would be part of an unknown setup of the mission, though it was never seen.
  • Files list the weapon as being a Handgun in the Weapon Wheel, despite being a remote Sniper Rifle. [2]

References

  1. The Jackal (5/10) Movie CLIP - Target Practice (1997) HD.
  2. Remote Sniper Slot.
    <WheelSlot>WHEEL_PISTOL</WheelSlot>

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