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This function gets the state of a custom weapon.


string getWeaponState ( weapon theWeapon )

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Method: weapon:getState(...)
Variable: .state
Counterpart: setWeaponState

Required arguments

  • theWeapon: the weapon to get the state of.


  • A string if the weapon is valid, indicating the weapon state, which can be:
    • reloading: the weapon is reloading.
    • firing: the weapon is constantly shooting (unless any shooting blocking flags are set) according to its assigned firing rate.
    • ready: the weapon is idle.
  • false if an error occured or the weapon is invalid.


This example creates a gun where the local player is and informs any player about its state.

local function testWeaponState()
    local weapon = createWeapon("m4", getElementPosition(localPlayer)) -- Create the weapon
    outputChatBox("The weapon that has just been created state is " .. getWeaponState(weapon) .. ".") -- Tell the player its state
addEventHandler("onClientResourceStart", resourceRoot, testWeaponState)


Minimum server version n/a
Minimum client version 1.3.0-9.04555

Note: Using this feature requires the resource to have the above minimum version declared in the meta.xml <min_mta_version> section. e.g. <min_mta_version client="1.3.0-9.04555" />

See also