Riot Shotgun

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Riot Shotgun
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Inventory icon.

Riot Shotgun sprite.png
ID: shotgun
A shotgun designed for crowd control.
Weapon, Medium Item
Ammunition Shotgun Shell.png Shotgun Shell
Explosive Slug.png Explosive Slug
Shotgun Rubber Shell.png Shotgun Rubber Shell
Ammo Cost 30-50 Marks
Ammo Capacity 6
Skill Requirements
Weapons 60
Handicap Inaccuracy +9
(1 → 10)
Constructible? No
Deconstructor Yield
OutpostOutpost Buy Sell
Habitation OutpostHabitation N/A 187 mk
ColonyColony N/A 156 mk
Research OutpostResearch N/A 156 mk
Military OutpostMilitary 450 mk 112 mk
Mining OutpostMining N/A 156 mk 
Armory MerchantArmory Merchant  450 mk 112 mk

The Riot Shotgun is a handheld weapon added as part of the Saints and Sinners update.


The Riot Shotgun is a short-range weapon that fires eight pellets from a single Shotgun Shell.png Shotgun Shell or Shotgun Rubber Shell.png Shotgun Rubber Shell, or one bullet from a Explosive Slug.png Explosive Slug. As for every other firearm, used ammunition cannot be recovered. Shotgun Shells deal larger amounts of damage at close range, where more pellets may hit.

It should be noted that the Riot Shotgun has a wide spread even for skilled users. Therefore, in the hands of the unskilled, the spread greatly reduces the weapon's utility outside of point-blank range.


The Boom Stick.png Boom Stick and the Autoshotgun.png Autoshotgun use the same types of ammunition as the Riot Shotgun.

  • The Riot Shotgun shoots only once per second and can shoot 6 times without reloading.
  • The Boom Stick can potentially fire 10 shells per second but needs to be loaded with 2 shells 5 times per second (use the number hotkeys to reload).
  • The Autoshotgun shoots almost 2 times per second, has high ammo capacity and stores mixed ammo, but at the cost of not fitting in standard inventory slots – instead it must be equipped on the Toolbelt slot, or carried in the character's hands.


The Riot Shotgun is held with both hands and must be loaded with Shotgun Shell.png Shotgun Shells or Explosive Slug.png Explosive Slugs or Shotgun Rubber Shell.png Shotgun Rubber Shells to be used. As with all weapons and tools, using it is done by holding the Right Mouse Right-click to take aim, then by Left Mouse Left-clicking to shoot/use.

Damage Values

ItemShots Afflictions Armor PenetrationStructure Damage Explosion Range
Explosive Slug.png
Explosive Slug
Affliction Gunshot Wound.png Gunshot Wound (25)*
Affliction Bleeding.png Bleeding (10)*
Affliction Stun.png Stun (0.8s)*
Affliction Deep Tissue Injury.png Deep Tissue Injury (17.5)*
Affliction Burn.png Burn (32.5)*
0% Impact: 20
Explosion: 40
0.7 meters
Shotgun Rubber Shell.png
Shotgun Rubber Shell
Affliction Blunt Force Trauma.png Blunt Force Trauma (24)* (8x3)
Affliction Stun.png Stun (2.4s)* (8x0.3)
0% 0 (8x0) .
Shotgun Shell.png
Shotgun Shell
Affliction Gunshot Wound.png Gunshot Wound (64)* (8x8)
Affliction Bleeding.png Bleeding (48)* (8x6)
Affliction Stun.png Stun (1.6s)* (8x0.2)
0% 8 (8x1) .

Related Talents

Talent Tier Description
Talent Enforcer.png
Security Officer Job Icon.pngSecurity Officer
Warden Tier 1
Unlock recipe: Shotgun Shell.png Shotgun Shell.
Gain an additional 25% Maximum Health.
Talent Munitions Expertise.png
Munitions Expertise
Security Officer Job Icon.pngSecurity Officer
Warden Tier 2
Unlock recipe: Explosive Slug.png Explosive Slug.
Gain 125% more Weapons skill from fabricating items.
Whenever you fabricate SMG ammo, shotgun ammo, or stun gun ammo, you have a 50% chance to gain twice as much output.


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