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The Screwdriver is a melee weapon featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It is also featured only as a prop in Grand Theft Auto IV and only used to hotwire cars in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

The Screwdriver is a small tool that can be used as a weapon. It is a long, flat-blade screwdriver with a brownish handle.

The Screwdriver is the second cheapest weapon in the Grand Theft Auto series, with the Baseball Bat costing only $5.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Despite its small size and seemingly harmless appearance, the Screwdriver is a fairly good melee weapon. The screwdriver uses a stabbing motion and can be used to stab victims or damage vehicles. It can kill pedestrians in 1-3 stabs and rarely attracts a wanted level. Targets may occasionally attempt to flee from the player once they are attacked, but they die after running a certain distance due to blood loss, making the Screwdriver a dangerous and subtle weapon.

Based on the files, it is the strongest of the melee weapons, even surpassing the Chainsaw. Also, it uses a unique animation not see on weapons like the knife.

GTA Vice City Overview

Weapon Statistics - 3D Universe
Damage Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
45 250 1.8 / 5.9 1000 N/A 100
N/A N/A Cannot be determined N/A N/A 0.1 second

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In-game model

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

The Screwdriver, along with the MP5 and Hammer, are the only weapons that do not have a spawn point in the city and have to be purchased.


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