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In our increasingly divided society, it can be daunting to stand out from the crowd. If you were confronted with a baying mob would you have the courage to stand up to them? How about if you were inside an armor-plated truck equipped with a water cannon and riot control plow? Stand tall, stand proud. The RCV is the quiet support your fearless conviction needs.
Please note: This vehicle must be stored in a personal facility and can be modified at the Facility Vehicle Workshop.
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Brute RCV (Riot Control Vehicle/Van) is a law enforcement truck featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Doomsday Heist update.


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Police siren set.

The RCV is heavily based on the INKAS Armored Riot Control Vehicle, sharing the overall design and purpose, albeit with a wider body, flatter roof and vertically-mounted headlights.

The vehicle is depicted as a 10-wheeled riot-control truck with a relatively long body and robust appearance. On the front end, the lower area features a reinforced bumper with a large plow attached to it, while the upper area features a large grille with emergency lights on the upper corners. The sections beside the hood/nose are occupied by bulky fenders, housing front-facing headlights and top-mounted indicators, all of them protected by mesh screens. The hood has a relatively wide and angled profile and appears to have safety pins on the front, while the windshield has a large protective mesh screen in front of it.

On the sides, the cabin area is slightly narrower than the rest of the vehicle, having large doors with meshed screens over the windows and circular firing ports below, as well as large black mirror wings on the front doors and marker lights on the upper side. The lower area of the truck features side steps for access, wide wheel arches and a single exhaust pipe next to the left side step, while the rear section features grab handles for the additional passengers, upper frames and a set of three square emergency lights below the same frames, fitted with mesh screens. The roof area is slightly elevated and has various black sectioned panels and two additional square high-beam lights, along with what appears to be an inlet on the rear left corner of the roof, intended for the water tank.

The rear end is relatively flat, where the upper area features an additional frame, a rear-facing camera on the center, marker lights on the edges and what appears to be rear-facing lights, along with the corresponding emergency lights below. The lower area features a license plate on the center and a set of rectangular tail lights fitted with mesh screens, as well as a reinforced bumper below. The interior and dial set are similar to industrial trucks such as the Mule and the Phantom, but features a single bench rear seat and circular firing port hatches on the inner side of the doors, as well as long handles in place of conventional door handles.

It is largely implied in the game that the RCV is meant to be used by private security companies (being used by Gruppe Sechs personnel during the preparation "Riot Control Van"), even though it feature sirens and emergency lights. Riot-control vehicles in real-life are generally operated by the city's police department.

The truck is painted with a primary color on the body and a secondary color on the bulky fenders and lower portions of the vehicle, invluding the front plow. It uses industrial wheels derived from most industrial trucks such as the ones mentioned above.

The vehicle is equipped with a front water cannon, and can be also modified with a rear water cannon. While largely similar in design to the one from the Fire Truck, they have mounted cameras beside them.

Current Design Gallery


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The RCV performs similarly to most armored trucks in the game, although it is much quicker in acceleration and maneuverable, similar to the Brickade. The long body, however, limits its handling on narrow areas, and the front plow limits it capabilities to sort elevations and small obstacles with ease, although the rear end is very elevated and allows to pass such obstacles, although not as effective as vehicles with similar profiles, such as the front end of the APC.

Prior to the Arena War update, the plow was mostly effective on law enforcement vehicles, especially when hit from the side, as it will be either pushed very far (often giving the RCV a small boost), flipped over, or sent airborne with enough force. This did not worked on civilian vehicles as it will only decrease momentum upon impact. After the update, however, the plow is effective against most traffic vehicles.

The RCV's statistical top speed is 88 mph / 141.6 km/h.[3]

The truck is powered by a front engine which cannot be determined due to the sealed hood, and by clipping the Rockstar Editor camera on it reveals it has no model altogether. It is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. The engine sound is shared with light trucks such as the Mule and the Stockade.


The RCV is resilient to bullets in general, but can be easily destroyed by a single explosive, although it can resist at least three explosive rounds from the Heavy Sniper Mk II (before being destroyed with a fourth one), making it a decent choice for transport and getaways. However, the player can easily be shot out of the vehicle if they are facing gunfire, as the windows are not bullet-proof despite the meshing on the windows (unlike the Police Riot).


Like the Fire Truck, the RCV features a water cannon that can be used by the driver (with an option to add a passenger-operated water cannon). The water from it can go through doors without opening them, spraying and pushing back those behind. However, their effectiveness are the same as the Fire Truck's, making the RCV a poor choice on combat situations.

Although the player still cannot make use of weapons while driving the vehicle, the action button that normally changes weapons gives the water cannon a unique tracking functionality; by holding it, the water cannon tracks nearby vehicles (occupied or not) within a small radius (more or less 15m) without having to move the camera. This seems to work on a 90 degree coverage, relative to the vehicle's front (meaning any vehicle past the 45 degrees from a side will be simply ignored). This also applies to the passenger water cannon.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 78 / 125 5 N/A RWD 12500 / 27558 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 88 / 141.6 5 N/A RWD (rear 4) Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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The RCV can only be modified at the Weaponized Vehicle Workshop inside a facility.

Category Modification Cost Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Zancudo Camo $19,380
Sprayed Camo $20,520
3 Color Outline $21,660
90s Sandbox $22,800
Modern 5 Color $23,370
Arid Theater $23,939
Winter Camo $24,510
Urban Warrior $25,080
Nature Reserve* $25,650
Naval Battle* $26,220
Urban Geometric* $26,789
Coyote Geometric* $27,360
Large Geometric* $27,930
Naval Geometric* $28,500
Desert Fractal* $29,070
Urban Fractal* $29,639
Large Digital* $30,210
Medium Digital* $30,780
Small Digital* $31,350
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Full Coverage
Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Water Cannons Stock $700
Secondary Water Cannon $195,000
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels** Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via research in the Bunker property.
** Vehicle is limited to Tire Smokes. Bulletproof Tires installed as standard.

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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  • The RCV appears in the preparation Riot Control Van, where a private security team will respond to a riot caused by the crew in order to steal it.
  • It is later used in the setup mission "Salvage Hard Drives", where the crew have to use the water cannons to put out burning vans containing Avon Hertz's hard drives while fighting off Russian agents.


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  • Like the Police Riot, the RCV uses a randomized truck horn instead of the usual cop horn. However, it is possible to modify it with the Cop horn in the Facility vehicle workshop.
  • When applying a window tint, the front emergency lights and the glass of the rear-facing camera will become tinted as well.


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  • The lighting effect of the vehicle's side emergency lights appears to be different on ground and walls. The red one shine like there is no middle light functioning with the other two, while the blue ones have the correct cycling pattern from the three blue lights (it is more noticeable during night time or in dark areas). This may be an oversight by the developers.
    • The red lighting effect originates from the first emergency light, and breaking it will simply render the effect missing.
  • The Horn options on the customization menu will only play for a brief moment before being cut off early, compared to most vehicles.


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  2. Blips-GTAO-RCV.png Seen when parked or when another player is driving an RCV.
  3. How do we gain these statistics?:
    GTA Wiki: Manual of Style/Vehicles/Speed Testing - GTA V and GTA Online
    These top speeds are not suitable for comparing cars and their performance on the road. Roads are bumpy, and bumps in the game give vehicles random boosts of speed, increasing the overall road top speed. These top speeds simply show which car has the highest statistical speed, essentially a speed which considers all the variables added to the initial raw top speed in the handling files, and do not reflect the top speed each of these cars could reach on the road or even travelling through air. Finally, these speeds do not determine which car is "quickest" or "fastest" - competing vehicles in drag races may result in unexpected outcomes, due to the fact that restricting the drag race distance may not allow certain vehicles to reach their top speed, as the acceleration of vehicles has a massive affect on their performance and reliability in racing. These statistical top speeds give all vehicles plenty of time to reach their highest top speed on a flat, indefinitely-long strip of straight track.