While talking about the silent and accurate and long ranged Sniper Rifles in the previous article, let’s talk about the audacious, powerful, close ranged Shotguns. I often feel that Shotguns are the unsung & underrated heroes of PUBG. Not a lot of PUBG players use shotguns, however using a shotgun along with a semi-automatic Sniper Rifle or a fully automatic Assault Rifle might be a good choice. Shotguns are the best weapons for close ranged battles which often happens as the playzone shrinks over time. But beginners usually find it difficult to master Shotguns in their first attempts.
A common double barrel shotgun. In PUBG, it holds only 2 shots. But, they can be fired in quick succession. You need to be very careful and accurate as it holds only 2 shots. PUBG players often equip it for quick saves in sudden closed ranged battles. It can be equipped only with choke and bullet loops which reduce recoil and the increase reload speed. It has the longest range amongst Shotguns. Like all Shotguns in PUBG, it has high recoil and low capacity. It fires 12 gauge bullets.
Firing Speed: 4/10
Overall Rating: 6/10
The classic shotgun. Often depicted in movies and serials, the S1897 finds its way in PUBG too. It has 5 rounds and fires 12 gauge bullets. It has a lower firing speed and range. It must be cocked after firing a shot. It has high single shot damage. Like all Shotguns in PUBG, it has high recoil and low capacity. It can be equipped with choke, duckbill and bullet loops which reduce recoil and the increase reload speed.
Firing Speed: 3/10
Overall Rating: 5/10
Probably the best shotgun in PUBG. It is an automatic firing shotgun. It can be equipped with all the Assault Rifle attachments. You can also equip scopes on this Shotgun, it supports upto 6x scope. It is the deadly combination of a Shotgun and an Assault Rifle. It has a magazine of 5 rounds and with the extended magazine, it goes upto 8 rounds. It has a better range, firing speed with a little low power and higher recoil. It uses 12 gauge bullets.
Firing Speed: 5/10
Overall Rating: 7.5/10
Although it is listed under pistols in the PUBG armory, it is a Shotgun. A break-open shotgun with shortened barrel capable of firing two consecutive shots. Personally, I have never used this weapon as it is mostly found in arcade games and in the Miramar Map. It has a capacity of 2 shots. It has the lowest recoil amongst shotguns in PUBG. It has a low firing speed and a short range. It uses 12 gauge bullets.
Firing Speed: 3/10
Overall Rating: 4/10
I’ll be discussing about Machine Guns of PUBG, in my next article. Stay tuned!!