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For the 3D Universe and Grand Theft Auto IV counterpart, see Combat Sniper.
Features armor-piercing rounds for heavy damage. Comes with laser scope as standard.
Ammu-Nation and Social Club description.

The Vom Feuer Heavy Sniper is a semi-automatic sniper rifle that makes its debut appearance in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The weapon is based on the high caliber Barrett M82 rifle, more specifically the M107, but with a stock reminiscent to the OSV-96, a similar rifle to the aforementioned Barrett. The heavy sniper features a full-length picatinny rail reminiscent of the M82A3, though it is elevated instead of having it integrated into the handguard, similarly to the M82A1. The model has a large muzzle brake, which appears to be from the M82A1/M107, but slightly altered.

According to the text on the weapon, the Heavy Sniper is property of the United States Government.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Thanks to the employment of .50 BMG cartridges, the Heavy Sniper is capable of causing a very high damage per shot, and is able to one-hit kill players in the chest up to rank 99. The Heavy Sniper is also able to do heavy damage to vehicles, being able to destroy the tail rotor of a helicopter in two shots. As a result, this weapon is a significant improvement over the standard Sniper Rifle, with a superior fire rate of 50 RPM compared to the sniper rifle's 38 (although the fire rate is much slower than the Combat Sniper from the previous games). However, this weapon cannot equip a suppressor (unlike the standard sniper rifle), making it impossible to be used as a stealth weapon. Moreover, the low magazine capacity of six rounds may prove to be a downside at times, forcing the player to reload after a few shots. Consequently, it might be avoided for when the player needs to perform stealth kills at long range.

The Heavy Sniper has the second highest damage of any bullet weapon, only outclassed by the Marksman Pistol. However, the Pump Action Shotgun and the Sawed-Off Shotgun are capable of dealing more damage assuming all pellets of a shot hit the target, at the expense of being a close-range weapon. Its power accurately represents its role as an anti-materiel rifle.

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 [?]


(50 RPM)
1500 / 4921 6 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A 50 RPM Cannot be determined 6-round standard magazine, Armor-piercing Charging handle 2.31 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
Rounds (12) $29 $87 (Rank 90)
Scope Default Default
Advanced Scope $2,497 $12,500 (Rank 91)
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.
* These Tints can also be unlocked by bringing the Heavy Sniper to any Weapon Workshop.

Image Gallery


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First-Person View


Grand Theft Auto V

  • Acquired by Franklin during Three's Company and Michael will have it by Blitz Play.
    • Both protagonists' have advanced scope equipped on them and will remain in their inventory afterwards.
  • Available on the Ammu-Nation stores after completing the mission listed above, for $9,500.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Unlocked at Rank 90 on the Ammu-Nation stores, for $38,150.
    • Alternatively, this can be unlocked if the player owns an applicable property/vehicle with a Weapon Workshop installed without having the required rank.
  • Can be found inside the player's yacht.
  • Can be found on a high catwalk situated on the far back of the player's Hangar.



Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Despite being semi-automatic, the sound of a bolt-action is heard when aiming the scope.
  • The Heavy Sniper with advanced scope used by Franklin in Three's Company has a much higher scope magnification, allowing the player to take accurate shots at the IAA agents.
    • If Franklin replaces the advanced scope by a standard scope after the mission, he will still have to pay the advanced scope's price should he choose to re-equip it.
  • The HUD icon depicts the weapon with the scope mounted on the upper receiver, the upper rail moved further to the front and lacking a cheek rest, while the enhanced version depicts a more correctly modeled icon, although the vents are different compared to the in-game version.
  • The text on the left side of the gun in the enhanced version appears to be oversized and partially cut, resulting in an odd display.

See Also

  • Remote Sniper - Stationary, extra long range variant, mission exclusive.