How to get the Perico Pistol in GTA Online’s Cayo Perico Heist

Hamza Khalid

The Cayo Perico Heist is one of the biggest ever additions to GTA Online. It has a ton of new content such including the special Perico Pistol that is hidden somewhere on the island. It’s been found, and here’s how you can get it.

Grand Theft Auto Online’s most highly anticipated event is finally here. The Cayo Perico Heist is the first-ever map expansion that Rockstar Games has introduced to the world of GTA Online. The developers have boasted about it being the “biggest, most daring, and action-packed addition” in the game so far.

You’ll have to infiltrate a heavily-guarded private party island that’s owned by the notorious El Rubio. The map has various new vehicles and weapons, along with some secrets. The drug lord has a special pistol that’s hidden somewhere on Cayo Perico.

This secret weapon’s location has been discovered. Here’s where you can find the Perico Pistol in The Cayo Perico Heist.

How to get the Perico Pistol in GTA Online

First thing’s first; you’ll need to purchase the new Kosatka submarine in order to join this Heist. You can get it from Warstock Cache and Carry, but it won’t come cheap. The underwater vessel will set you back $2.2 million, so make sure you have that much saved up.

You can find El Rubio’s special pistol in the main building of the compound. Here is how you collect it:

  1. Make your way towards the compound while avoiding detection from patrols and snipers (stick to the foliage for cover, and check the mini-map for enemy movement)
  2. Infiltrate the compound through any of the entry points
  3. Enter the main compound building, either by taking the stairs or going through the basement
  4. Make your way to El Rubio’s office
  5. Once you’re inside the office, simply loot the desk and you will find the Perico Pistol lying there
  6. Collect the weapon and then leave.

It’s worth noting that only the person that loots the desk will receive the gun. So if your teammates also want it, then they will have to replay the entire heist. For this reason, you should hurry up and try to collect it first.

There are multiple different entry points that take you into the compound. Scan the area through the cameras and you’ll spot openings in the south wall, south gate, main gate, north wall, and north gate.

There are two different ways of entering the office. You can take the stairs around the building, but this will leave you vulnerable to enemy gunfire so we don’t advise it. The safer option is to go to the basement, steal the Madrazo file, and then enter the elevator.

Be sure to loot the hidden wall safe for a health pickup, cash, and pistol ammo. The Perico Pistol functions like the Marksman Pistol, in that you’ll fire a single powerful round, and then wait a few seconds for it to reload.

It’s meant to look like the Golden Gun from the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun. The weapon’s front sight, barrel, and chamber design are styled after the iconic pistol. It has the German words “MIT OFFENEN ARMEN” engraved on the barrel, which translates to “With Open Arms”.

That covers everything you need to do to find the hidden Perico Pistol. A few players have noted that the location of the weapon can change, so you might be able to find it in multiple areas.

The Cayo Perico Heist is the biggest GTA Online event that we’ve seen. There’s still a plethora of hidden content on the island, and we’ll keep you updated as we find more.

Image Credits: Rockstar Games

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