Combat shotgun

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This article is about the weapon in Doom (2016). For other versions of this weapon, see:
The combat shotgun.

The combat shotgun is a weapon in the 2016 Doom game. Forged from a quality titanium-steel alloy, its qualities include high reliability, a fast rate of fire, and high-velocity, high-impact shot.[1] Like most of the weapons in this incarnation of Doom, the combat shotgun can be modified and upgraded with attachments which impart special capabilities beyond the base weapon's attack characteristics. It is more limited in effective range than its classic counterpart, though not quite to the extent which the Doom 3 version suffered.

"A pump-action shotgun with a tight spread of buckshot."
― SnapMap description

Modifications[edit]

Explosive Shot
An alternate ammunition for the combat shotgun based on octanitrocubane explosive and a glycerin fuse. Shot embedded in the explosive is dispersed upon impact, creating an effect similar to the frag grenade, damaging targets over a wide area. This extends the weapon's utility against multiple targets.
Charged Burst
The charged burst upgrade fires off a volley of three shells in a quick succession. The compression reloader component used to drive this fast firing is powered by Argent energy, and requires a cool down period after use.

Upgrades[edit]

Charged Burst[edit]

Speedy Recovery
Decreases recharge time of the burst mod.
Cost: 1 weapon point
Rapid Fire
Increase firing rate of the burst mod.
Cost: 3 weapon points
Quick Load
Improves loading time.
Cost: 5 weapon points
Mastery - Power Shot
Unlocked via killing five mancubi with the charged burst. Successfully hitting all three shots of a charged burst will increase the damage of the next one. The effect does not stack.

Explosive Shot[edit]

Speedy Recovery
Decreases recharge time of the explosive shot mod.
Cost: 1 weapon point
Bigger Boom
Increases the area of effect.
Cost: 3 weapon points
Instant Load
Removes the cool-down time between each explosive shot.
Cost: 5 weapon points
Mastery - Cluster Strike
Unlocked by scoring direct hits on imps. Killing fifteen imps with the explosive shot will unlock cluster bombs that spawn on impact for further damage.

References[edit]

  1. Doomworld forums post