Assault SMG

The Assault SMG and its associated HUD icon
The Assault SMG's real life model, the P90
The Assault SMG as it appears in GTA V.

The Assault SMG is a submachine gun featured in the The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto V.


The Ballad of Gay Tony

Based on the Belgian FN P90 personal defense weapon, the Assault SMG is one of the first bullpup weapons offered in the GTA series. In real life, the P90 uses the proprietary 5.7x28mm cartridge; however, in-game, it shares its ammunition with other SMGs, similar to pistols sharing ammunition despite different cartridge sizes. 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 as firing the weapon out in the open attracts attention.


The Assualt SMG is no longer based on the P90; however the weapon retains a bullpup configuration. The weapon has a default 30 round magazine but can be extended to 60 rounds. Other upgrades available include a scope for improving accuracy, a flashlight to improve visibility in dark areas, and a suppressor for stealth purposes.

Tactical use

The Assault SMG has greater accuracy and a higher magazine capacity than the Standard SMG; however, it is more expensive, has less stopping power, and has a longer reload time. Unlike other SMGs, the Assault SMG cannot be used by the driver of a vehicle under normal circumstances (see #Trivia).

Despite its name, the Assault SMG doesn't fit very well for assault roles due to its low damage, but it should be used for longer distances where its high accuracy and capacity give it an edge over other SMGs or pistols, but remains outclassed by assault and sniper rifles.


The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • The Assault SMG is exclusive to Social Club members. It is unlocked at Rank 29 in GTA Online.


The Beta version of the Assault SMG. Notice the lack of a suppressor.
  • 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 in this fashion is rather cumbersome.
  • The beta version of the Assault SMG, seen in the debut trailer, lacks the suppressor and has a different firing sound. Additionally, the filler/foam in the Assault SMG's gun case in Armando's SUV does not have a cut out for the suppressor.
  • Strangely, the used bullet cases are ejected from an invisible ejection port on the side of the gun instead of the real one under the handgrip.
  • Luis refers it as 'some sci-fi shit', which can be heard in Chinese Takeout.
  • The GTA V version of the Assault SMG heavily resembles the BR55 Battle Rifle from the Halo franchise, albeit smaller.