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The Vom Feuer Heavy Sniper Mk II is a weapon that appears in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Gunrunning update.


Grand Theft Auto Online

The weapon is the Mark II version of the Heavy Sniper, which appears to be strongly based on the Serbu BFG-50A, but with a longer top rail, cheek rest and free-floating handguard barely reminiscent of the Barrett XM500 and a straighter magazine similar to the DSR-50. Given the proportions, it appears to have a CQB (short barrel) configuration.


Grand Theft Auto Online

The Heavy Sniper Mk II improves over the regular Heavy Sniper in damage (from 216 to 230), with the same rate of fire. Despite having the same damage multiplier against other players (x1.39) as the regular Heavy Sniper, one shot with regular ammo in the chest is still not enough to kill a high level player at full health. However, they can still cause severe damage and retains its damage output against vehicles, especially aircraft.

Along with the standard Zoom Scope and the Advanced Scope, the weapon also has access to Night Vision and Thermal Scopes; despite having lesser magnification than the Advanced Scope, they allow the user to spot players in dark areas or detect heat signatures. Note that heat signatures can appear even beyond the render distance, allowing the user to identify, target and shoot players at ludicrous distances. Additionally, heat signatures can be seen through certain materials and walls such as thin sheet metal and vehicles.

It also has access to an Extended Clip, increasing magazine capacity to 8 rounds, as well as a Suppressor intended for stealth attacks (making it the most powerful suppressed weapon). Muzzle Brakes are also available to reduce recoil, although it is not very noticeable due to the low fire rate.

With the heavy barrel applied, long-range damage falls to 50% of point blank damage (as for other Mk II weapons) instead of 30% for most weapons. This makes it overall useful at longer ranges, as it can be still powerful at around its maximum range of 1,500m.

The weapon has access to the following ammo types:

  • Incendiary rounds, which have a 100% chance of igniting targets; potentially killing them with afterburn.
  • Armor Piercing rounds, which increase damage over armored targets. This can help at taking out targets from the body easier, as Body Armor may decrease the overall effectiveness of the weapon.
  • Full Metal Jacket rounds, which improve damage over vehicles and can penetrate bullet-resistant windows. Effective against lightly armored vehicles and aircraft such as helicopters and jets.
  • Explosive rounds, which give a destructive firepower against unarmored vehicles and will knock down human targets. Effective against many types of aircraft and lightly armored vehicles.

Note that specialized ammo magazines have a reduced capacity of 4 rounds, with an overall capacity of 80 rounds (20 magazines). Explosive ammo have a further reduced capacity of 40 rounds (10 magazines).

GTA Online Overview

Weapon Statistics - 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 4-round standard magazine (Specialized ammo)

6-round standard magazine (Standard ammo)
8-round standard magazine (Extended Clip)

Charging handle 2.31 seconds
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size


Grand Theft Auto Online

Rounds & magazine GTA Online (Unlock) Image
Rounds (12) $42
Incendiary Rounds (4) $87
Armor Piercing Rounds (4) $145
Full Metal Jacket Rounds (4) $203
Explosive Rounds (4) $1,450
Default Clip (6 rounds) Default
Extended Clip (8 rounds)
(Extended capacity for regular ammo.)
Incendiary Rounds (4 rounds)
(Bullets which include a chance to set targets on fire when shot.)
$59,275 (Research required)
Armor Piercing Rounds (4 rounds)
(Increased penetration of Body Armor.)
$76,100 (Research required)
Full Metal Jacket Rounds (4 rounds)
(Increased damage to vehicles. Also penetrates bullet resistant and bulletproof vehicle glass.)
$88,525 (Research required)
Explosive Rounds (4 rounds)
(Bullets which explode on impact.)
$115,450 (Research required)
Zoom Scope $29,595
Advanced Scope Default
Night Vision Scope
(allows to see targets in dark areas)
$45,950 (Research required)
Thermal Scope
(allows to see targets through a thermal view)
$69,000 (Research required)
No Muzzle Attachment Default
(Reduces noise and muzzle flash.)
Squared Muzzle Brake
(Reduces recoil when firing.)
Bell-End Muzzle Brake
(Reduces recoil when firing.)
No Barrel Attachment Default
Heavy Barrel
(Increases damage dealt to long-range targets.)
$69,825 (Research required)
No Livery Default
Digital Camo $40,000
Brushstroke Camo $43,500
(Research required)
Woodland Camo $45,000
Skull $49,750
(Research required)
Sessanta Nove $75,000
(Research required)
Perseus $57,500
(Research required)
Leopard $51,500
(Research required)
Zebra $53,750
(Research required)
Geometric $55,000
(Research required)
Boom $60,000
(Research required)
Patriotic $100,000
(Released as part of the Independence Day Special event)
Livery Color
Livery Colors
  • Gray
  • Dark Gray
  • Black
  • White
  • Blue
  • Cyan
  • Aqua
  • Cool Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • Royal Blue
  • Plum
  • Dark Purple
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Wine Red
  • Magenta
  • Pink
  • Salmon
  • Hot Pink
  • Rust Orange
  • Brown
  • Earth
  • Orange
  • Light Orange
  • Dark Yellow
  • Yellow
  • Light Brown
  • Lime Green
  • Olive
  • Moss
  • Turquoise
  • Dark Green
Classic Black $20,000
Classic Gray $20,000
Classic Two-Tone $30,000
Classic White $30,000
Classic Beige $30,000
Classic Green $30,000
Classic Blue $30,000
Classic Earth $35,000
Classic Brown & Black $35,000
Red Contrast $40,000
Blue Contrast $40,000
Yellow Contrast $40,000
Orange Contrast $40,000
Bold Pink $75,000
Bold Purple & Yellow $60,000
Bold Orange $60,000
Bold Green & Purple $60,000
Bold Red Features $50,000
Bold Green Features $50,000
Bold Cyan Features $50,000
Bold Yellow Features $50,000
Bold Red & White $45,000
Bold Blue & White $45,000
Metallic Gold $100,000
(Complete all weapon challenges in Tier 1)
Metallic Platinum $100,000
(Complete all weapon challenges in Tier 1)
Metallic Gray & Lilac $80,000
Metallic Purple & Lime $80,000
Metallic Red $75,000
Metallic Green $75,000
Metallic Blue $75,000
Metallic White & Aqua $90,000
Metallic Red & Yellow $90,000
(Revert back to the Heavy Sniper)

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Avoiding the Explosive Rounds

Unlike the Homing Launcher, the Heavy Sniper Mk II fitted with explosive rounds is the most dangerous weapon that the player could easily be killed with 1 shot on foot or 2 shots if they entered an aircraft or armored vehicle. To avoid getting shot by explosives:

  • Quickly go into passive mode in any cases of being shot such as entering the vehicle or aircraft.
  • Use BST and Body Armor, though they will still be killed by direct hit with one bullet.
    • However, this is no longer a case as the explosive round now deals half damage to players and NPCs.
  • Enter any armoured vehicles like the Insurgent or the APC that can withstand damage from explosives.
  • Bailing out of the vehicle could still be risky whether the shooter hits or misses the vehicle.
  • Fly above higher altitude or behind the building to avoid detection by players.
  • Fly further distance away from the shooter which makes it more difficult to take you down without losing their ammo.


Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The explosive rounds may be an allusion to the Barrett XM109, a prototype variant of the M107 chambered for 25×59mm grenade rounds, capable of defeating light armor.


Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Prior to 1.41 update, the Heavy Sniper Mk II had a glitch where the scope would sway if zoomed in while standing on a yacht. In the update, this has been fixed where the scope can no longer sway while standing on a yacht, making it match with other sniper rifles.

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