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X20 Vortex Shotgun
Shotgun side normal.png
Hotkey 1
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 20 to research/drop
PRes Icon personal resource neutral.png 20 to buy
Damage 17*10 (11/12/13) per round
Type Normal
Delay 0.72 seconds
Reload Speed 2.35-5.5 seconds
Clip Size 6
Ammo 24
Requires Armoury, Shotgun Research


The Shotgun or SG is the specialist close range weapon for all Marines and occupies the Primary Weapon slot. It holds 6 cartridges at any one time and a Marine can carry a maximum of 24 extra cartridges, making for a total ammo pool of 30 rounds.

This weapon is extremely lethal at close range and when upgraded, can kill most Aliens in 2-3 shots. Because of the nature of its cartridge ammunition and spread, Marines should attempt to hit the centre-mass of Alien lifeforms (a meat-shot).

Damage Type

Main Article: Damage Types

The Shotgun deals Normal damage meaning that Alien armour will absorb 2 damage for every 1 point of armour.


There are currently 2 variations of shotgun skin available for use by TSF Marines.