Assault SMG

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Hud icon of the Assault SMG.

The Assault SMG is a new SMG in the GTA IV DLC The Ballad of Gay Tony. It is based on the Belgian FN P90, and it is classified as a personal defense weapon as it features a cartridge size somewhere between a pistol round and an assault rifle round (the P90 uses the proprietary 5.7x28mm cartridge). It is outfitted with a functional suppressor as minimal muzzle flash is produced when the weapon is fired, however it cannot be used for stealth attacks. The Assault SMG is one of the first bullpup weapons offered in the GTA series. It is perfect for heated gunfights and easy to carry due to its light and compact size. It is more accurate than the SMG and holds 50 rounds per magazine, however it has less stopping power and takes longer to reload, owning to the fact that Luis finishes the reloading animation by briefly looking down the sights of the P90, adding about 3 seconds to the reloading process. If hiding behind low cover, like a car, Luis and the Multiplayer Player will take longer reloading the SMG (5 seconds). Unlike other SMGs, the Assault SMG cannot be used by the driver of a vehicle. NOOSE's Tactical Response Unit and the FIB use this weapon against the player in addition to their regular SMGs and Carbine Rifles.

Trivia

  • Under normal circumstances, the Assault SMG is not meant for the player to use in drive-by, but a glitch involving cheat codes may make this possible. If the player uses the "Advanced Weapons Set" cheat code while in a vehicle with a different SMG selected as the current weapon, the player can then use the Assault SMG for drive-bys, however using the gun this way is rather cumbersome. The FIB take advantage of this glitch when pursuing the player.