When you find yourself being chased by a bunch of rival gang members in Grand Theft Auto 3, it's probably a good time to switch your baseball bat for a shotgun, so put the game on pause and learn how to change weapons in GTA 3. GTA 3 gives you twelve different weapons to fight your way across the city, but since there are more weapons than controller buttons, the only way to change weapons is by scrolling through them. GTA 3 is available on several different platforms, like the PS2, Xbox and PC, so the process to change weapons is a little different for each system, although the overall process is the same. In GTA 3, you can change weapons between fist, baseball bat, pistol, Uz-I, shotgun, AK-47, M-16, sniper rifle, rocket launcher, flamethrower, molotovs and grenades. Some of the weapons in GTA 3 only become available after you complete certain missions. When you scroll through your weapons, GTA 3 will skip over any weapon that you don't have access to.
- For the PlayStation 2 Use the L2 button at the top of the controller to change weapons to the previous weapon in the list. Use the R2 button to select the next weapon in the list. Hold down the button to scroll through the list.
- For the Xbox Change weapons by pressing the left and right buttons on the directional pad, located under the left analog stick. Press left to access the previous weapon in the list. Press right to access the next weapon in the list.
- For the PC Change weapons by scrolling up or down on the mouse wheel. Scroll down to access the next weapon in the list and up to access the previous weapon in the list. Alternatively you can use the "." and "Enter" keys on the numerical keypad.