How to get every GTA Online handgun for free

Published: 15/May/2020 10:37

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have made it possible to grab all of the handguns you’ve never bought in Grand Theft Auto 5 for absolutely zero dollars. So, let’s take a look at how to get all of them for free in GTA Online. 

Just like any other week in-game, developers Rockstar have mixed things up with another content update – with patch notes being revealed on May 14. This saw the end of the limited time offer where players could grab the $360k alien suits for free, but introduced fresh discounts for several expensive products.

Included in Twitch Prime rewards were slashed prices for the Mammoth Tula plane and Grotti’s Furia sports car – reduced in cost by 80% and 60%, in that order. However, one of the biggest things to come out of the patch was free handguns, and we’re going to show you exactly how to claim them.

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There are many weapons in GTA Online’s Ammu-Nation, but usually, none of them are free. Well, until now.

How to get free handguns in GTA 5

If you’re looking for free pistols, you’ve come to the right place in terms of instructions, but there’s one place you will have to visit on the map to make it all happen. This is a limited time offer, too, and will expire when next week’s update hits on May 21.

Below is a step-by-step guide on what to do. You’ll have a load of new weapons in no time to add to your inventory!

  1. Log into Grand Theft Auto 5.
  2. Head over to the GTA Online.
  3. From there, place a marker on your nearest Ammu-Nation gun shop and make your way there.
  4. Look at the weapons behind the counter once you enter and pick from the free selection.
  5. Once redeemed, leave Ammu-Nation and try out your new firearms.
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Free handguns were announced as part of a new GTA Online update.

All GTA V Ammu-Nation locations

Where to get free handguns in GTA Online

If you’re struggling to find your nearest Ammu-Nation, or can’t be bothered checking the in-game map right now, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

Below is a GTA V map with all Ammu-Nation stores circled, which should help you out when you’re going to redeem your free gifts.

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Here’s where you can find Ammu-Nation stores on the GTA Online map.

Is the Up-N-Atomizer free in GTA Online?

One thing that we can confirm, however, is that the expensive Up-N-Atomizer blaster has not been made free by this update.

So, that’s that! All you have to do is visit one of these stores, take a look at the weapons that have been made free and take your pick! Hopefully, they will be useful for you in gunfights, missions, and heists in GTA Online.


GTA 6 teaser speculation grows after players uncover more strange files in RDR2

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Fans have spotted more out-of-place files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that could point toward either GTA 6 or rumors that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series is on a new engine.

Rockstar has been mum on any information regarding the long-awaited announcement of GTA 6, but fans can hardly contain their excitement, combing through files of other games to find some clue for what the company is working on.

Now, with GTA Online players spotting code potentially referencing the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2, fans think there could be some connection between RDR2 and the next Grand Theft Auto.

As such, players have peeked through RDR2’s files and discovered some things that seem wildly out of place, even for the wild west.

Gangsters carry guns in GTA Online
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What are these weird GTA-like files doing in Red Dead Redemption 2?

GTA Forums member ‘rollschuh2282’ noted that they found parachute-related files hidden in Red Dead. The crazy part is that the file doesn’t exist in GTA V.

“Funnily that [[email protected]@pack] animation file does not exist in V,” they wrote and provided a photo of all the parachute animations in GTA 5.

Lo and behold, the file with “pack” in its name was not among them, meaning it was unique to Red Dead 2’s code. But what would parachute files be doing in a game about cowboys?

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
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Modern gun files don’t make sense in RDR2. Unless…

Fans believe this is either a sign towards the next-gen port of GTA V being in Red Dead Redemption 2’s engine or GTA 6.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear if the files had existed since the game’s PC release or were only recently added in a newer update.

This isn’t the first time fans have discovered weird files in RDR2. As Dexerto previously reported, weapon code for two variants of the Browning pistol, an L1A1 rifle and AK-47 were found back in late December.

In any case, more and more evidence is mounting that something is brewing at Rockstar and it isn’t just hot coffee. Only time will tell what the future holds, especially as GTA V’s re-release draws nearer.