GTA Online is actually a pretty challenging game, especially in a hostile lobby with griefers. In those situations, gearing yourself up with the most damaging weapon possible is the key.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 8 weapons in GTA Online with the highest damage. Some of them can even damage enemies inside their vehicles.

1. Heavy Sniper Mk II

The Heavy Sniper Mk II is the upgraded version of the Heavy Sniper, and one of the best guns in the game. While it has the same rate of fire and multiplier against other players (x1.39), the MK II has better damage and can instantly kill a player with special ammo.

Heavy Sniper Mk II
Heavy Sniper Mk II

This weapon is very effective against vehicles and aircraft. Being an advanced gun, the Heavy Sniper MK II is very moddable. Players can equip it with Thermal scope, Suppressor and Long-range barrels to deal with various situations in combat. Furthermore, it can use three different types of ammunition that inflict special effects.

2. Pump Shotgun MK II

The Vom Feuer Pump Shotgun Mk II is a weapon that appears in GTA Online as part of the Doomsday Heist update. The Pump Shotgun MK2 costs $82,500 to convert and is much more powerful than its base version. The best part about the weapon is the range - you can even use it in mid range fights without having to change.

Pump Shotgun MK II
Pump Shotgun MK II

While the Assault Shotgun is more practical, the Pump Shotgun MK2 is much more entertaining to use. Players can load it up with explosive ammo that's very difficult to counter. Furthermore, explosive ammo also triggers a crazy ragdoll effect upon a kill.

3. Combat MG MK II

The Combat MG Mk II is a weapon that appears in GTA Online as part of the Gunrunning update. Overall, it improves the overall damage of the normal combat MG, with the extra ability to double the size of its magazine. Once equipped with this weapon, players don't need to worry about reloading any more.

Combat MG MK II
Combat MG MK II

All the firepower makes the Combat MG MK II deadly against unarmored targets. It can be modified with a muzzle brake, grip and scope which further improve its accuracy and stabilizes the recoil. A fully geared Combat MG MK II is a very reliable and consistent weapon when performing takedowns at most ranges.

4. Compact Grenade Launcher

This is the most damaging small gun in the game - it has all the power of a Grenade Launcher inside the frame of a pistol. The Compact Grenade Launcher can even be used in drive-bys and motorcycles.

Compact Grenade Launcher
Compact Grenade Launcher

Players who are practiced this weapon can blow up their targets while moving at an extremely high speed. However, players needs to be careful, as getting too close to the blast radius can destroy their own vehicle and kill them in the process.

5. Assault Shotgun

The Assault Shotgun is a very underrated weapon. It is very powerful at close range, with the ability to two-shot or three-shot pretty much everyone. The best part here is that its fire rate is so fast that the kill can almost be counted as one-shot.

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The magazine size of the Assault Shotgun is pretty decent for a weapon of the class.

If you have to go into any confined space, bringing this gun is a must. Just don't try it at range, as the spread is rather high.

6. Homing Launcher

This is the only way you can effectively deal with enemies' vehicles early on. You don't need to waste time aiming or judging trajectories when using this weapon - just point it at the target and let the missile lock on.

Homing Launcher
Homing Launcher in GTA Online

A well-shot missile is likely a death sentence for unarmored helicopters and slow planes.

7. Heavy Revolver MK II

The Hawk & Little Heavy Revolver Mk II is a weapon featured in GTA Online as part of the Doomsday Heist update. It is one of the best pistols in the game, with the ability to pack an amazing punch.

Heavy Revolver MK II
Heavy Revolver MK II

Compared to the default Heavy Revolver, it deals +25% damage per shot (200 instead of 160) and shoots almost 50% faster (due to it being used in double-action mode as opposed to single-action), making its damage output almost doubled.

8. Advanced Rifle

The Advanced Rifle has a 500 RPM rate of fire and the highest damage per shot in its class. This is a well-balanced weapon as it can perform well in both close and medium-range combats. The weapon has rather high recoils and a not-so-good accuracy but you can give it attachments to improve those areas.

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The Advanced Rifle is a versatile and balanced weapon.

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