How to get new GTA Online weapons in winter update: Railgun, WM 29 Pistol, Candy Cane

Connor Bennett
GTA Online character shooting Rail Gun while dressed in body armourRockstar Games

GTA Online’s winter update – the Los Santos Drug Wars DLC – is making some changes to weapons, including the introduction of the new WM 29 Pistol and Railgun. Here’s what you need to know. 

With the new year just on the horizon, Rockstar Games has finally dropped their annual winter update in the form of the Los Santos Drug Wars DLC

The new update, which isn’t the biggest that GTA Online has ever seen, tasks you with completing some jobs for Dax and The Troupe as they want to become the new Heisenberg of Los Santos. There are a handful of quick missions, which pay pretty well, and the new Acid Business as a passive income. 

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On top of that, Rockstar have also added a handful of new cars – with more to come via their usual drip-feed method. They’ve even got a new weapon coming soon, with changes coming to how you get Alien weapons like the Railgun. So, here’s how you can get them. 

How to get WM 29 Pistol in GTA Online

The brand-new weapon coming to GTA Online is the WM 29 Pistol, a small sidearm that appears to pack quite the punch even with a suppressor attached. 

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To get your hands on it, you’re going to have to wait until Rockstar adds a new event that takes inspiration from Die Hard – which is everyone’s favorite Christmas movie after all. 

You’ve got to fly to the building in Rockford Hills (pictured below) between 8 pm and 6 am in-game, kill the three enemies, and complete the event. Once you’ve killed the enemies off, simply check the bodies and you’ll be able to collect the WM 29 Pistol. As you’ve taken possession of it, you’ll then be able to get upgrades at Ammu-Nation. 

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Map screenshot in GTA Online of Rockford Hills buildingRockstar Games
The rooftop of this building is where the Die Hard event happens.

How to get Candy Cane in GTA Online

The second free weapon of the update comes in the form of the Candy Cane. Yes, this isn’t entirely new as Rockstar has given away similar melee weapons before. 

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To get your hands on the Candy Cane, you’re simply going to have to log in over the holiday period and play for 30 minutes as it is a part of the annual Christmas gift.

How to get Railgun in GTA Online

Last, but certainly not least is the Railgun. Again, this isn’t entirely new and it has been usable in GTA Online in the past. 

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It appears Rockstar will now be unleashing it on players full-time moving forward as the Railgun and other Alien Weaponry are set to be a part of the new Gun Van drops that will be added in the near future. 

This will very likely be a service that you call via your phone or have to find the location of as it rotates on a regular basis. 

As it stands, none of these weapons are available to all players just yet, and only leakers have been able to access them early. 

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They’ll likely go live starting from December 22nd – bar the Candy Cane which will be December 25th – when Rockstar drops snow and the wintery decorations on Los Santos. So, keep an eye out.

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Based out of Liverpool, Connor is Dexerto's UK News Editor having joined the website in 2018 with a degree in International Journalism. You can find him covering everything from CoD, GTA, FIFA, Apex Legends, and influencer boxing. Need to get in touch? Email Connor at Connor.Bennett@Dexerto.com