Weapons are an integral part of the Saints Row experience, and The Protagonist will gain access to the usual assortment, ranging from pistols, shotguns, assault rifles and rocket launchers. In addition, since the game takes place in a simulation and you are fighting aliens, you will be able to commandeer their weaponry. Since these weapons are laser-based, there is no need to reload them.
The weapons in the game, as with previous entries, can be customized to increase their power, as well as their looks. For example, the rocket launcher can be customized to look like a guitar case instead of its normal appearance. These are purely cosmetic changes and don't impact the weapon in any way. In addition to ordinary weapons, there are a few special ones that are detailed on the following pages.