Who is Junny Guns & how to beat him in GTA

Who is Junny Guns & how to beat him in GTA
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Written by 

Aaron Bayne


18th Mar 2022 17:00

Johnny Guns is one of the most recent antagonists of the series, who was introduced as part of the story-based DLC late last year. With plenty of players jumping into GTA Online for the first time in a while thanks to the next-gen upgrade, it might be a little confusing as to who Johnny Guns is, and how you go about beating him.

Thankfully, we delved into the DLC back on release, so we are here to explain who Johnny Guns is, and how to beat him. 

Who is Johnny Guns?

Johnathan Henderson, A.K.A. Johnny Guns, is an old rival of Dr Dre who is still bitter over a royalties dispute from the 90s. Johnny Guns is back in GTA Online The Contract and is trying to steal something important to Dre - his unreleased music. Johnny has stolen Dre's phone and is trying to make a penny of the unfinished demos on it. And that of course, leaves you, along with Franklin and Dre, aiming to take Johnny Gundown. 

Johnny Guns GTA on a computer screen.
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After chasing down some leads, breaking into the FIB building, and shooting a lot of people, it'll be time to take down Johnny Guns. That, of course, means that you'll need to work your way through the various missions of The Contract, before landing on the final mission, titled "Don't F With Dre".

How to beat Johnny Guns

It is here that you will track Johnny down, and he will flee the scene. After taking out some of his goons, get in a vehicle and chase him down to the Los Santos International Airport. Once you arrive at the airport, there will be some more hired guns to fight through as Johnny Guns makes a last-ditch effort to escape. Be sure to keep an eye on your health and use plenty of the cover supplied by crates and containers spread around the plane hangar. 

Johnny Guns GTA apprehended for Dr Dre.
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Once you have taken out all of the guards protecting Johnny Guns, you will need to find him inside the hangar. Here, all you need to do is head to the raised structure at the tip of the orange plane in the center of the hangar.

Johnny Guns will be waiting on you so be sure to be ready to take your shot. You are supposed to take him alive, but it doesn't seem to matter where or how much you shoot him. Once you have done enough damage, Johnny Guns will fall to his knees, and you can then take him to Dr Dre. 

This will activate one of the final cutscenes where Dre beats Johnny Guns with a golf club. You will then drive Dre to his helicopter, which will debut new music on the ride over, before finally rewarding you with $1,000,000 for your efforts. 

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Wondering how to start The Contract in GTA Online? Check out our guide. 

Aaron Bayne
About the author
Aaron Bayne
Aaron Bayne was a Guides Writer at GGRecon. His previous experience includes BBC and Fraghero.
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