The Drill is a melee weapon in Hotline Miami and the Level Editor. It can only be legitimately obtained by wearing the Carl Mask. It has a unique Execution animation where Jacket drills a hole in the enemy's head. However, that is the only way to kill an enemy with the drill, as hitting enemies just knocks them to the ground, similar to using fists.

The drill is a fairly weak weapon, having a slightly shorter range than most melee weapons with no compensation in speed as with the knife. And, as previously mentioned, requiring the player to execute every enemy they attack with it. Dogs are also unaffected by the drill.


  • An enemy being executed with the drill.
  • The Drill as it returns in Hotline Miami 2.
  • Jacket wielding the Drill in Hotline Miami 2.
Weapons in Hotline Miami
Melee Knife · Baseball Bat · Lead Pipe · Golf Club · Crowbar · Pool Cue · Frying Pan · Pot · Machete · Hammer · Sledgehammer · Fireaxe · Katana

Briefcase · Drill · Baton · Trophy · Cleaver

Handguns Silenced Pistol · Magnum
Sub Machine Guns Uzi · MP5 · Skorpion

Silenced Uzi

Shotguns Double Barrel · Shotgun
Assault Rifles M16
Thrown Glass Bottle · Beer Can · Brick · Dart · Ninja Star · Scissors

Throwing Knife

Unused Pistol · Crossbow · Chainlink
Beta Flamethrower · RPG · Automatic Shotgun · Minigun · Grenade · Plank · Taser · 9mm · Sniper Rifle
Chapter Exclusive Weapons Legends Metro Exclusive · Carl Mask Exclusive · Assault Exclusive · Showdown Exclusive · Biker Exclusive · Richter Exclusive