Shotgun (XCOM: Enemy Unknown)

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XEU Shotgun
Type Shotgun
Class Assault
Cost None
Ammo Reloadable
Base Damage 3 - 5
Critical Damage 6 - 8
Critical Chance 20%
Terrain Damage 40
Effective Range Short

The Shotgun is a close-range weapon in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.


As with all conventional weapons, the Shotgun is available at the beginning of the game. Supply is unlimited.


  • Effective Range: Short
  • Base Damage: 3-5
  • Critical Chance: 20%
  • Critical Damage: 6-8

Tactical InfoEdit

▪  The shotgun has a high base critical chance, but extremely limited range
– Tactical Info, XCOM: Enemy Unknown


  • Due to its reduced accuracy as range increases, it is often preferable to switch to a pistol for pot shots against long distance enemies, or before placing an Assault on Overwatch (unless the Assault is locking down a corridor).

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