Box of shotgun shells


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A box of shotgun shells sits behind the stairway in the first room of MAP03: The Gantlet, in Doom II.
One box of shotgun shells next to two more in a secret in MAP15: Dark Entries, in Doom 64.

A box of shotgun shells is an open slide-cover shotshell box containing 20 shells for both the shotgun and the super shotgun (40 at the I'm Too Young To Die and Nightmare! skill levels). It is light gray in Doom and Doom II, and dark brown in Doom 64.

For gameplay considerations, the two shotguns use shells to unequal effect, and the shotgun operates differently for the player and the shotgun guy. When wielded by the monster, the shotgun produces only three pellets when fired, while in the hands of the player the weapon fires seven pellets per shell. Furthermore, the super shotgun fires a hefty twenty pellets, potentially causing nearly three times the damage the shotgun inflicts, while using only twice the ammunition.

Each pellet does between 5 and 15 hit points of damage (determined using Doom's pseudorandom number generator); the same as a bullet fired by the pistol or chaingun.


Box of shotgun shells data
Thing type 2049 (decimal), 801 (hex)
Enum MT_MISC23 (70) - Doom
MT_AMMO_SHELLBOX (77) - Doom 64
Appears in Shareware Doom
Doom/Ultimate Doom
Doom II/Final Doom
Doom 64/Lost Levels
Radius 20
Height 16
Sprite SBOX
Frames 1 [A]
Class Ammo
Flags 1 (decimal)
00000001 (hex)
Flags list 0: Can be picked up

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWADs the box of shotgun shells is first encountered on these maps per skill level:

The IWADs contain the following numbers of boxes of shotgun shells per skill level: