GTA Online: Is the Widowmaker Worth it?

GTA Online: Is the Widowmaker Worth it?

We take a closer look at the big sci-fi blaster sold at Ammu-Nation.

The Widowmaker is a rapid-fire laser gun added to GTA Online as part of the Arena War update, and while it certainly looks impressive, is it really worth the money?

Should You Buy the Widowmaker?

Well, that depends. See, the Widowmaker technically already exists, as the weapon is just a reskin of the existing Minigun. Same damage, same stats, same everything, only with flashy lasers instead of bullets. Aside from a different price tag and one fitting in much better at comic conventions, they're functionally identical.

The Widowmaker offers masssive power in a gun that looks like a children's toy. | Joel Franey/USGamer, Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Widowmaker

That being said, this gun has one major bonus over the Minigun: it doesn't require a specific rank to unlock, as the Minigun needs you to be Rank 120 before you can even try to buy it. Its cosmic counterpart is available from the beginning…

… Assuming you have the money. See, the original might be harder to unlock, but it's also a LOT cheaper to buy. It costs $449,000 more to buy the Widowmaker over the Minigun, and while you can do it from Rank 1, it's probably going to be a while before you can afford it. Unless you're rolling in cash, that's a massive difference that is, at best, difficult to recommend.

The Widowmaker has one advantage over the Minigun - you can actually buy it. | Joel Franey/USGamer, Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

Now that that's sorted out, you can see our list of the best guns in all of GTA, available here. Or if you want to see what else Arena War has to offer, find out how to own the Arena in our guide here. And if you want to find our full GTA 5 cheats page for the singleplayer, you can go right here.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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