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A compact, lightweight grenade launcher with semi-automatic functionality. Holds up to 10 rounds.
Grand Theft Auto V description on Ammu-Nation and Social Club.

The Grenade Launcher is a weapon that launches a grenade. It has appeared in The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It was also supposed to appear in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but was cut during development.

It is manufactured by Shrewsbury in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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A Grenade Launcher was originally going to make an appearance in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but was taken out without any explanation. Its model (grenlanc.dff) and its textures (grenlanc.txd), still remain on the PS2 disc. These files were removed from all other ports of the game.

This version is based on a DefTech 1315, fitted with a front grip and sporting an grey/bluish color.

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Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

This single shot grenade launcher will fire a grenade farther, at a higher velocity and with more accuracy than any thrown by hand. Must be reloaded after every shot, but is powerfully effective. Learn to bounce grenades off walls and around corners to take out your rivals.
The Lost and Damned Official Website.

In The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, the weapon takes form of an HK69A1 grenade launcher. The weapon carries an extended stock and a set of iron sights consisting of a front post and a rear sight that has a flip-up dual aperture for short-range engagements and a folding ladder-type leaf sight for long distance firing (which are also present on the HK69A1). The weapon has a grey color.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the Grenade Launcher is based on the Milkor MGL multiple shot, revolver-type launcher, specifically the M-32A1/Mark 14 short-barrel variant. Unlike the MGL, the in-game model features no adjustable OEG sight above the drum, but instead, only a picatinny rail. The Grenade Launcher is fitted with a Magpul MOE carbine collapsible stock.

The Grenade Launcher features a four-sided railed handguard and a railed top, which allows for a variety of attachments, being the only heavy weapon with this feature.


Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

The Grenade Launcher fires 40mm grenades at greater distances than a person throwing a hand grenade and is about as effective as a pipe bomb. It is best for removing cover, such as a car. However, the grenade does not land in a particular spot, making it less accurate. The grenade detonates on a five second fuse.

Grenades can be fired at and bounced off walls to reach tricky targets. When engaging long range targets, the player must arc the shot (aim higher than the target) in order to compensate for gravity. The player can carry more rounds than the RPG allows, though is less controllable than the former.

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Grenade Launcher features an interesting improvement in which the grenade explodes on impact if it hits a vehicle or person. Also, the time it takes for the grenade to explode has been shortened to 2.5 seconds, being more controllable than in TLAD. Due to this, is possible to shoot down low-flying helicopters with a Grenade Launcher.

EFLC Overview

Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(per shot)
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Explosive (x2) 800 / 2625 27.5 / 90.2 1 N/A 2066
In-game Statements / Markings
Lethal (Explosion only) 16 RPM Cannot be determined 1 round Break-Action 2.1 seconds

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Unlike in TLAD and TBoGT, the Grenade Launcher will be able to fire more than one grenade before reloading. It comes with a 10-round ammo capacity, which is oddly out of place, for the MGL itself, as the real life version can only hold six.

Like the TBoGT iteration, its rounds will explode instantly upon contact with a person or vehicle and has a similar fuse if it does not instantly explode. The player also no longer has to aim upwards to compensate for gravity, as the grenade launcher will automatically adjust the arc of its shots to hit targets if it is a vehicle or person within its reticule and in its effective range. Grenades also no longer bounce across the ground after they land, reducing the chance of passing away from the target.

Shooting at helicopters becomes a bit easier, as the adjusted arc, combined with the arc the player makes with the weapon, allows the grenade to reach further when used correctly, especially at low-flying helicopters.

The Grenade Launcher utilizes 40mm grenades, according to the markings and the files.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
0 (Base damage)

500 (direct)
75 (edge)

(49 RPM)
150 / 492 10 (20) N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A 10 rounds N/A N/A
Explosive 75 RPM Cannot be determined 10 rounds Double-Action 2.24 seconds
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online (Unlock) Image
Grenades (1) $50 $250 (Rank 60)
Grip (increases stability and accuracy) $320 $4,500 (Rank 61)
Flashlight (provides ilumination when aiming) $462 $2,500 (Rank 62)
Scope (expands field of view) $1312 $11,000 (Rank 63)
Black Default Default
Army $100 $5,000 (Kill 100 players)
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $200F $5,250 (Kill 200 players)
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $400F $5,500 (Kill 400 players)
LSPD $600 $5,750 (Kill 600 players)
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $800F $7,500 (Rank 50)
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $1,000F $10,000 (Rank 75)
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $1,500F $12,500 (Rank 100)
F Free for players that have the Special/Collector's edition of the game.

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The Lost and Damned

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto V

Weapon pickups map including the Grenade Launcher bridge arch location in Grand Theft Auto V.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Grenade Launcher is unlocked at Rank 60 in Ammu-Nation, for $32,400.
  • It also spawns during survivals at waves 6+.
  • Available in the bunker's shooting range alcove after completing all challenges in Tier 2, as part of the Gunrunning update.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • When reloading, the player only takes a few seconds to drop a used round and a single round is only loaded into the weapon.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • For unknown reasons, the player will lose 10 grenades when dying due to a glitch.
  • Using the melee animation several times on a car with the Grenade Launcher will make the car explode for no reason; the number of hits required randomly depends on the condition and type of car.
  • There is a glitch in the game that the player can shoot the Grenade Launcher faster while blind firing behind cover. This can be done by repeatedly using the left mouse button without holding it down.
  • A vehicle-mounted variation can be seen in the Dune FAV (Gunrunning update).

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