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Put the flair back in flare with this firework launcher, guaranteed to raise some oohs and aahs from the crowd.

The Firework Launcher is a heavy weapon in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Description[]

It is a limited-time weapon first available in the Independence Day Special and is temporarily available for the Festive Surprise. It was later removed from Ammu-Nation, but would remain in the player's inventory if purchased and could continue to be used until the player's supply of ammunition ran out. Rockstar have advised that it would be made available to players during other special events and holidays in the future.

It also spawns in the player's inventory after Franklin and Lamar in Grand Theft Auto V, but will have a maximum of two rockets.

Design[]

Grand Theft Auto V and Online[]

The Firework Rocket Launcher is designed to look like a cross between the WWII-era Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck, with a skyrocket loaded instead of the standard Anti-Tank Shell.

The weapon appears to be made out of wood, cardboard, PVC-pipe, and random bits of junk. The blast shield is also simply made of a flimsy cardboard, having a drawn on cross-hair and painted over poorly. This reinforces the theme of Independence Day, as it implies rednecks made it. The Freedom Fireworks logo can be seen on the weapon's panel.

Performance[]

Grand Theft Auto V and Online[]

The weapon is more of a novelty gadget rather than an actual weapon, as it is primarily purposed for lighting up the Los Santos and Blaine County night sky, though this can yield a wanted level as a result. Firing a firework produces a distinctive high-pitched sound followed by a colorful explosion.

Statistic-wise, the Firework Launcher is inferior to the Rocket Launcher and mounted rocket launchers from armed vehicles. Against NPCs, fireworks are generally weak and cause moderate knockback due to the reduced blast radius (3.5 meters compared to the Rocket Launcher’s five meters), although they are still strong enough to kill a target with a direct hit. Fireworks are not powerful enough to destroy unarmored cars either, but flames resulting from it may eventually destroy the car. The force of the firework launch, however, may be sufficient to push small cars a short distance.

A firework is fired at 60 m/s (216 kph), which is the same projectile speed as the Rocket Launcher, albeit with a shorter rocket lifetime of two seconds (opposed to five seconds), therefore having a maximum range of 120 meters.

Against players with full health but no Body Armor, the Firework Launcher causes them to lose about half of their health from the explosion, although additional damage will be suffered from the flames if they do not react fast enough. Flames may also expand when used in grassed areas, creating a significant barrier. Suicide shots to the ground also makes the character lose half of their health, along with the fire damage if they do not move quickly.

GTA V and Online Overview[]


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft) [?]
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
0 (Launcher)
125 (direct)
20 (edge)
0.8
(75 RPM)
85 / 279 1 (20) N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A Firework N/A N/A
Observed
Explosive N/A 120 / 393.7 Single Firework Rocket Insertion N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
ImageGallery-Placeholder
Damage
45%

45%

Fire Rate/Speed
5%

5%

Accuracy
12%

12%

Range
60%

60%

Clip Size
10%

10%

Customizations[]

Grand Theft Auto V and Online[]

Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online
Fireworks (2) $1,200 $1,200
Tints
Black Default Default
Army $5,000 $5,000
Green $5,250 $5,250
Orange $5,500 $5,500
LSPD $5,750 $5,750
Pink $7,500 $7,500
Gold $10,000 $10,000
Platinum $12,500 $12,500

Image Gallery[]

In-game[]

HUD icon[]

First Person view[]

Locations[]

Grand Theft Auto V[]

  • Available in Ammu-Nation, for $65,000 in the original version only.

Grand Theft Auto Online[]

Trivia[]

Grand Theft Auto Online[]

  • This is one of two ranged weapons in the game that lack any complex aiming reticules, the other weapon being the Flare Gun.
    • However, unlike the Flare Gun, the Firework Launcher lacks both Simple and Complex display reticules.
  • Certain tints appear to change the overall appearance of the weapon. For example, the default tint makes it look like PVC pipe painted in matte paint, while the LSPD tint makes it look similar to carbon fiber instead of painted over PVC pipe
  • When Gold Tint is applied to the Firework Launcher, the Firework itself appears to turn pink, most likely a sexual innuendo to a penis, a reference to Rockstar's crude humor. This is maybe a visual pun on the slang term for a penis, "Bazooka", which the Firework Launcher is partially based upon.
  • When firing the Firework Launcher at the sky, it will cause pedestrians to be terrified and flee, as it is still counted as a heavy weapon.
  • During Independence Day, the Firework Launcher fires white, red and blue colors by default, while at Christmas, it fires white, red and green colors by default.
  • The HUD icon appears to lack the "blast shield".
  • After The Criminal Enterprises update, ammo can be freely replenished for the launcher by buying "all" ammo from the interaction menu when on foot.

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