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Grand Theft Auto V
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Claire Farnworth
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth
First Published: 16-09-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 08-07-2020 / 01:58 GMT

Weapons in GTA Online are unlocked by level. One of the best ways to acquire weapons is by doing deathmatch and picking them up off the ground. If you pick up a weapon during the course of a mission you keep it afterwards. The following is a list of unlocks and what level you can acquire them.

By Type - Handguns

**Gun Name** **Unlock Level**
Pistol 1
Combat Pistol 9
AP Pistol 33
Sub Machine Guns 33

Sub-Machine Guns

**Gun Name** **Unlock Level**
Micro SMG 5
SMG 11
Assault SMG 29

Assault Rifles

**Gun Name** **Unlock Level**
Assault Rifle 24
Carbine Rifle 42
Advanced Rifle 70

Shotguns

**Gun Name** **Unlock Level**
Pump Shotgun 17
Assault Shotgun 37

Light Machine Guns

**Gun Name** **Unlock Level**
MG 50
Combat MG 80

Sniper Rifles

**Gun Name** **Unlock Level**
Sniper Rifle 21
Heavy Sniper 90

Heavy Weapons

**Gun Name** **Unlock Level**
Grenade Launcher 60
RPG 100
Minigun 120

Thrown

**Item Name** **Unlock Level**
Tear Gas 13

Miscellaneous

**Item Name** **Unlock Level**
Parachute 11
Gas Can 20

Melee

**Item Name** **Unlock Level**
Knife 1
Nightstick 3

Armor

**Item Name** **Unlock Level**
Super Light Armor 5
Light Armor 10
Standard Armor 15
Heavy Armor 20
Super Heavy Armor 50

By Level - Rank 1-30

**Rank** **Item Name**
1 Combat Shotgun
1 Pistol
2 Stunt Jumps
2 Pistol Clips
3 Car Mod Shop
3 Pegasus
3 Shops
3 Hold Ups
3 One-on-One Deathmatch
3 Shooting Range
4 Pistol Flashlight
5 Garages
5 Personal Vehicle Delivery
5 Movies
5 Pistol Suppressor
5 Micro SMG
6 Tennis
6 Golf
6 Darts
6 Arm Wrestling
**Rank** **Item Name**
6 Strip Club
6 Bumpers (Custom Chin Spoiler)
8 Import/Export
8 Bumpers (Painted Rear Bumper)
8 Windows (Light Smoke)
9 Exhaust (Chrome Tip)
9 Combat Pistol
9 Combat Pistol Extended Clip
10 Bounties
10 Auto-Armor 20%
11 Parachuting
11 Combat Pistol Suppressor
11 SMG
11 Parachutes (Blue)
12 Merryweather Crate Drop
13 Ammo Drop
15 Survival
15 Grenade
15 SMG Suppressor
15 Parachutes (Black Smoke Trails)
**Rank** **Item Name**
15 Grill (Painted Light Surroundings)
16 Parachutes (Red)
17 Bull Shark Testosterone
17 Pump Shotgun
17 Suspension (Lowered)
18 Gang Attacks
18 Parachutes (Yellow Smoke Trails)
19 Armored Truck
19 Sticky Bomb
20 Back-Up Helicopter
20 Gas Can
20 Wheels (Bulletproof)
21 Remove Wanted Level
21 Sniper Rifle
21 Lights (Xenon Lights)
**Rank** **Item Name**
21 Bumpers (Painted And Chin Spoiler)
23 Parachutes (Seaside Stripes)
23 Hood (Ram Air)
24 Assault Rifle
24 Parachutes (Orange Smoke Trail)
25 Boat Pick-up
25 Explosives (Ignition Bomb)
26 Roll Cage (Stunt Cage)
27 Parachutes (Red Smoke Trail)
28 Parachutes (Hornet)
29 Assault SMG
30 Helicopter Pick-up
30 Auto-Armor 40%
30 Exhaust (Big Bore)

Rank 31-120

**Rank** **Item Name**
31 Windows (Dark Smoke)
32 Parachutes (Patriot)
33 AP Pistol
33 Hood (Carbon Hood)
35 Send Mercenaries
36 Suspension (Street)
37 Assault Shotgun
38 Parachutes (Widowmaker)
40 Off The Radar
40 Reveal Players
41 Hood (Triple Intake)
42 Carbine Rifle
44 Parachutes (Rainbow)
45 Bumpers (Painted And Large Splitter)
49 Windows (Limo)
50 Mugger
50 Airstrike
**Rank** **Item Name**
50 Auto-Armor 60%
50 MG
50 Explosives (Remote Bomb)
52 Exhaust (Side Exit)
53 Hood (Single Intake)
56 Parachutes (Black)
56 Suspension (Sport)
60 Grenade Launcher
64 Bumpers (Extended Chin Spoiler)
70 Advanced Rifle
71 Suspension (Competition)
80 Auto-Armor 80%
80 Combat MG
90 Heavy Sniper Rifle
100 Auto-Armor 100%
120 Minigun

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Rockstar Games
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 September 2013
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth

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Los Santos, a place of lawlessness and corruption, of colorful characters and a dream in the making for three very different men. Each with their own agenda, Franklin, Michael and Trevor are thrown into the chaos of a life of crime, their lives entwined together, fighting against the law and corporations hell bent on bringing them down. Can they become legends or will their names disappear on the winds of time?

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  • All Knife Flights and Under The Bridge Challenges.
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