The night-vision goggles amplifies extremely dim, available light and present it in a green-ish display so the player can see more clearly in dark areas. After equipping the goggles, it is possible switch to another weapon while retaining the thermal vision goggles' effects and even drive vehicles. They will only become available once the player has passed Breaking the Bank at Caligula's.
The night-vision goggles look similar to the the ones worn by Sam Fisher in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, a stealth/shooting game, and adopts the exact model and icon as the thermal vision goggles.
- East Los Santos, Los Santos - Inside Big Smoke's Crack Palace, in the warehouse area.
- Mulholland, Los Santos - Inside Madd Dogg's Crib, towards the kitchen behind the stairs that lead to the bedrooms.
- Foster Valley, San Fierro - Along one of the brick alleyways.
- Restricted Area, Bone County - On a watchtower platform (instant 5-star wanted Level).
- Sherman Dam, Tierra Robada - In generator hall.
A glitch may accur when using the sniper rifle; put the night-vision goggles on, two seconds after you put them on switch to the sniper rifle and look through the lens. You can see normal colors like you did not put the night-vision goggles on at all.