GTA Cayo Perico Heist weapons – here’s where to find all three guns

All of the new weapons found in the Cayo Perico Heist

A group of would-be thieves with all the new GTA Cayo Perico Heist weapons.

Want to know where to find all the new Cayo Perico Heist weapons? GTA Online’s third update in 2020 is probably its biggest of the year, as you travel to a new tropical island to pinch a bunch of stuff from an incredibly wealthy drug cartel.

This update includes a few new weapons, one of which you have access to straight away, but the other two require a bit more work in order to use them. You will first need to know how to start the GTA Cayo Perico Heist, but once you do, you’ll not only get access to one of the guns, but also the new vehicles, too!

Our guide to all the new Cayo Perico Heist weapons will go over the upgrades available for the military rifle, when you can unlock the combat shotgun, and hints for everything we know about the extremely well hidden Perico Pistol. It’s going to be quite the treasure hunt to find this golden gun, so we hope you’ve prepared by making money in GTA and saving up for the trip.

How to unlock every weapon in the Cayo Perico Heist

There are three Cayo Perico Heist weapons in total, and while the military rifle is very easy to come by, the other two will take some extra work.

Here are the GTA Cayo Perico Heist weapons:

  • The Military Rifle will automatically unlock when you begin the Cayo Perico Heist. You can buy it at any Ammu-Nation store for $397,500.
  • The Combat Shotgun is unlocked during the Heist Finale. There are multiple locations where the shotgun can be, but it’s leaning against something (a wall or a bench), somewhere in the mansion compound area (cheers to Reddit users Timely-Speaker-8590 and Skarlax675). After finding it, you’ll be able to find it at any Ammu-Nation store for $295,000.
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Perico Pistol Location

To find the Perico Pistol, you will first need to retrieve a small key from one of the guards sleeping outside bars and nightclubs in Los Santos. They can be found on any type of session and are marked with a blue dot. We recommend that you head to one of these eight locations and switch between the lobbies until they spawn:

  • Del Perro Beach/Red Desert Avenue
  • Del Perro/Del Perro Fairway
  • Rancho/Capital Boulevard
  • Mission Row
  • Downtown Vinewood (close to the apartment)
  • Grapeseed
  • North Chumash
  • Paleto Bay

After finding the key, you can head back the Heist and unlock the drawer in El Rubio’s office (it’s the grand room with the big desk) to find the pistol. It’s the room you need to enter before you descend into the underground vault. This will unlock every upgrade at Ammu-Nation.

Military rifle upgrades

Since you’re able to buy the military rifle right at the beginning of the DLC, the full list of upgrades can be found below:

Weapon/Upgrade Price
Military Rifle $397,500
Rounds x60 $108
Default Clip Free
Extended Clip $57,500
Iron Sights Free
Flashlight $13,750
Suppressor $52,500
Black Tint Free
Army Tint $5,000
Green Tint $5,250
Orange Tint $5,500
LSPD Tint $5,750
Pink Tint $7,500
Gold Tint $10,000
Platinum Tint $12,500

Combat Shotgun upgrades

After finding the Combat Shotgun at the compound, head to the Ammu-Nation to find the upgrades:

Weapon/Upgrade Price
Combat Shotgun $295,000
Cartridges x12 $20 (unconfirmed)
Flashlight $12,500
Suppressor $47,500
Black Tint Free
Army Tint $5,000
Green Tint $5,250
Orange Tint $5,500
LSPD Tint $5,750
Pink Tint $7,500
Gold Tint $10,000
Platinum Tint $12,500

Perico Pistol upgrades

After finding the Perico Pistol, you’ll be able to repurchase and stock up on ammo at Ammu-Nation:

Weapon/Upgrade Price
Perico Pistol Free
Rounds x2 $5

That’s everything we know about the Cayo Perico Heist weapons for GTA. These may not be the best guns available, but new toys are always welcome in these expansions. Speaking of new toys, you should probably check out details about the Cayo Perico Heist payout so that you can afford all this new stuff!

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