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Tear gas grenade, particularly effective at incapacitating multiple assailants. Sustained exposure can be lethal.
Grand Theft Auto V description on Ammu-Nation and Social Club.

The Tear Gas is a thrown weapon featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (original PlayStation 2 version only), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Hawk & Little in the HD Universe.

The weapon exists in other versions of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, but cannot be obtained without the use of trainers or modifications.

Description[]

In real life, tear gas is generally considered to be a non-lethal weapon, but in the world of Grand Theft Auto, it is anything but. Granted, it does take prolonged exposure to the gas to kill, but in confined spaces, this can be arranged. However, seeing as the gas causes people to stop what they are doing while they cover their face and cough, the most practical use for this weapon is to slow enemies down while the player is trying to escape or switch to another weapon and shoot them easily.

Design[]

3D Universe[]

Semi-legal, highly dangerous way of causing crowd unrest.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Website.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the Tear Gas is a generic grey canister with red markings, while in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, it is of a grey with blue markings. According to the markings, the Tear Gas utilizes CS gas, a compound commonly used for such equipment that causes its noxious nature.

Grand Theft Auto V[]

The Tear Gas makes a return in Grand Theft Auto V, this time taking the form of a M18 Smoke grenade, specifically the "Smoke Red" canister.

The weapon is now fully interactive and can be used freely in all versions of the game. NOOSE officers that pursue the player in a wanted level of 4 or 5 will use these if necessary, throwing a Tear Gas canister at the player in an attempt to make them leave their cover.

Performance[]

3D Universe[]

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2 version), Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, by deploying the Tear Gas too close to a person, one will lose health from the noxious gas, and the longer one stays there, the greater they lose health, thus dying. This is not the case for the other versions of GTA Vice City and for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

While the Tear Gas in GTA Vice City is only usable in the PlayStation 2 version, it is seen used during The Job in all versions of the game, where SWAT officers drop some canisters in the bank before rappelling down. In this instance, the Tear Gas doesn't deal any damage to anyone.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Tear Gas can be used to attack pedestrians, while the player is unaffected and can freely walk around the gas, until the smoke subsides. Throwing a single can will last approximately 30 seconds, and by dropping more cans, the smoke will last longer and any pedestrians or cops who enter the smoke will choke on the toxic gas until they die. However, using Tear Gas in a very populated area such as Ocean Beach or The Strip will give the player a high wanted level rather quickly and if Tear Gas cans are used in succession, it may possibly award the player a six star wanted level. Enemy gang members will also turn hostile if the player uses the tear gas on their territory.

3D Universe Overview[]


Weapon Statistics - 3D Universe
Damage Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Weapon.dat
75 (GTA Vice City)
100 (GTA Vice City)
30 / 98 (GTA Vice City)
1 (GTA Vice City)
N/A 1 (GTA Vice City)
Observed
N/A 64 RPM (GTA San Andreas) Cannot be determined Single unit N/A N/A

Grand Theft Auto V and Online[]

The Tear Gas retains most of its properties from previous iterations, but the area of effect of the weapon has been decreased. If any NPC is caught in the gas, they will fall to the ground and will asphyxiate until dying, rendering them unable to react. Enemies will also try to avoid the gas once it is released. Players caught in the area of effect will still be able to move, but will take damage until getting killed or when the gas disperses.

The Tear Gas deals little damage if the target is standing right over the grenade and very little damage if they are standing close to the smoke. Much like how the NOOSE agents use it, the effectiveness of the Tear Gas canister increases if the player wants to remove the target's cover. It also works well as a way to block acess to certain areas.

GTA V and Online Overview[]


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft) [?]
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
0 (Base damage)0.15 (direct)
0.075 (edge)
0 30 / 98 1 (25) N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A Smoke Red (Markings)
Tear Gas (Ammu-Nation Description)
N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A N/A Single unit N/A N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
TearGas-GTAV-RSCStats
Damage
10%

10%

Fire Rate/Speed
20%

20%

Accuracy
10%

10%

Range
15%

15%

Clip Size
10%

10%

Image Gallery[]

In-game model[]

HUD icon[]

First Person View[]

Locations[]

The Tear Gas is not meant to be obtained in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC, Xbox, and 10th Anniversary versions), Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. However, the weapon is fully functional and can be obtained only by using trainers or modifications. Smoke emitted by Tear Gas obtained in such ways will not cause damage to the player when used. This weapon in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories or Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories will cause an extreme framerate drop if the player looks directly at the smoke caused by weapon.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City[]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[]

TearGas-LocationsMap-GTASA

Tear Gas' locations map.

Los Santos

San Fierro

Las Venturas

Grand Theft Auto V and Online[]

Trivia[]

3D Universe[]

  • When a pedestrian is killed with Tear Gas, blood comes out as if they were killed with a gun or melee weapon.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, casino security guards and enemy gang members during a gang war are immune to tear gas.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Tear Gas appears in Ammu-Nation stores, but it can't be purchased there.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, pedestrians will not scream in terror and run away if the player uses the tear gas.

Grand Theft Auto V[]

  • LSPD officers and NOOSE agents will rarely try to walk through the Tear Gas if it is blocking their path to get to the player. Sometimes they will stand far from it until it disperses.

Oversights[]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[]

There is a glitch in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas involving the Tear Gas. After the Tear Gas is thrown into a crowd, the player can perform a stealth kill on anyone. Everyone affected by the gas will undergo the same animation and die at the same time. However there is a rare glitch that if the player performs this within the smoke cloud, they will also die as if someone did the stealth kill on them.

The "Tear Gas + Knife" glitch in action.

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[ ve ]Weapons in Grand Theft Auto V
MeleeAntique Cavalry Dagger | Baseball Bat | Bottle | Crowbar | Fist | Golf Club | Hammer | Hatchet | Knife | Knuckle Dusters | Machete | Nightstick
HandgunsAP Pistol | Combat Pistol | Heavy Pistol | Marksman Pistol | Pistol | Pistol .50 | SNS Pistol | Stun Gun | Vintage Pistol
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ThrownBall | Grenade | Jerry Can | Molotov | Proximity Mines | Sticky Bomb | Tear Gas (BZ Gas)
SpecialCamera | Digiscanner | Parachute | Remote Sniper
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Beta/UnknownAssault MG | Assault Sniper | Crossbow | Fire Axe | Fire Extinguisher | Harpoon Gun | Heavy Rifle | Laser | Laser Sight | Lasso | Lighter | Loudhailer | Programmable AR | Rubber Gun | Shovel | Tear Gas Launcher
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Related PagesWeapon Wheel | Attachments | Ammu-Nation
DLC Content Weapons
Added as part of the following GTA Online content updates:
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Other Weapons
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Machine GunsAssault SMG | Combat MG (Mk II) | Combat PDW | Gusenberg Sweeper | Machine Pistol | MG | Micro SMG | Mini SMG | SMG (Mk II) | Tactical SMG | Unholy Hellbringer
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ThrownAcid Package | Flare | Grenade | Jerry Can (Hazardous | Fertilizer) | Molotov | Proximity Mines | Pipe Bomb | Snowballs | Sticky Bomb | Tear Gas (BZ)
SpecialCar Bomb | Fireworks | Hacking Device | Metal Detector | Orbital Cannon | Parachute
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Beta/UnknownAssault MG | Assault Sniper | Dippo | Fire Axe | Fire Extinguisher | Laser | Laser Sight | Lasso | Loudhailer | Programmable AR | Rubber Gun | Shovel | Tear Gas Launcher
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