Exploring the Good Weapons in the Definitive Edition of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has captured the attention of gamers for years, and with the release of the Definitive Edition, it’s time to dive back into the action-packed world of CJ, Smoke, Ryder, Kendall and more. As an old grumpy gamer, I’m here to show you how to find the best weapons in the game, even if they’re locked at Ammunation.
In this how-to guide, we’ll explore the locations for the best weapons to make a practical and effective loadout in the GTA San Andreas Definitive Edition, including weapons that are locked at Ammunation. The best part is that unlike GTA 4, GTA 5, or GTA Online, Rockstar doesn’t lock weapon pickups behind a leveling system or certain missions, which means that gamers can find awesome weapons really early in the game, giving them a major advantage in some of the messier missions.
For this guide, we will focus on a practical loadout of easy-to-access weapons on the first island, which are stashed everywhere. Feel free to comment your favorite location below, and be sure to subscribe to the channel and ring the bell to stay up to date. And a massive thank you to h7 for compiling the map used in this video – their effort is truly appreciated.
Equipping CJ with Melee Weapons and Pistols
Let’s start by equipping CJ with a melee weapon, specifically a knife. This weapon can be found behind a strip mall in Market next to Sidearm. If you’re someone who burns through ammo pretty quickly, you can head to an empty lot in La Corolina for a 9mm, or to the stairs at a building in Verona Beach for a silenced pistol. Bear in mind, however, that the ammo for each of these pistols is different, so you can only have one or the other.
While we’re on the topic of smaller, close-combat weapons, we might as well grab the sawn-off shotgun, which can be found on top of the pig pen in East LS.
Locating SMGs and Assault Rifles
For an SMG, we’re looking for a Tec-9, which can be found on an empty lot in La Caralina. This billboard serves as a great landmark to find the weapon. And once CJ has skilled-up enough with his firearm, he can dual-wield them, giving him even more firepower.
For those times when you absolutely, positively want to kill everyone in the room, we recommend the AK. The easiest location to find this weapon is at the back of a warehouse in the rail yard. Use the stairs at the back, head through the office and down the stairs, then onto the platform underneath the landing. As a bonus, there’s body armor in the office upstairs.
Sniper Rifles and Explosives
Last but not least, the long gun – the sniper rifle. The easiest location for this fan-favorite weapon is at the back of the Interglobal Lot in Market Station. Look for the razor wire and no gates, then head up the stairs to find the sniper rifle waiting for you.
Finally, let’s explore explosives. Grenades are the only readily-available explosive in this part of the game before unlocking flight, and they can be found in the side yard of a house in La Caralina.
With these locations in mind, you’ll have no trouble acquiring an arsenal of weapons in GTA San Andreas Definitive Edition. Check out the video to learn more, and stay tuned for additional Old Grumpy Gamer tips and tricks in the world of gaming.