Ammunition Type: Shells
Ammunition Expended Per Discharge: One Shell
Rate Of Fire: One discharge per second
Most Effective Range: Short to Medium
Best Strategy: Dogfight, exposed only during firing cycle
The shotgun instantly hits whatever is under the crosshair at the time of its discharge. It fires a group of hitscaned pellets around the center of the crosshair in a loose spread.
The shotgun has moderate kick and will obscure the right or left hand side of the screen during it's lengthy cocking phase depending on if the gun is held in the right or left hand. Setting "hand 2" in the console will hide the weapon view model.
The spread of the shotgun pellets is mildly tighter than
that of the super shotgun, so it still has nearly normal effectiveness
at medium ranges if the shot was centered around the target. There is enough
of a spread of the pellets to reward near misses at medium
When fighting an opponent that is using a shotgun, nearly
any other weapon can be effective. If also using the shotgun a fun
dogfight will ensue. A super shotgun will give you a decided advantage
as long as you can keep the battle at close range. The