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The Photon Shotgun is a Primary weapon introduced in the 10.0.0 update.

Appearance

It is a futuristic shotgun with a clip and what seems to be a collapsible stock. Its main color is a rust-like color while the rest is a mixture of gold and steel.

Strategy

It has good damage, medium rate of fire, low capacity, and average mobility. It can also do burning damage which is good for finishing off wounded targets.

Tips

  • Use this to severely damage the armour of other players and/or to deal spread damage to a  group of enemies.
  • Use this in close ranges and aim in the head for maximum effect.
  • This can be used to ambush an unwary player. Such as an immobile, scoped sniper.
  • Only use it on point blank and in close range as it becomes inaccurate upon the first shot.
  • If the enemy is injured, use this at medium ranges and the burning will finish off the enemy.
  • Combine the weapon with a rapid-firing weapon to finish off your retreating weakened victim.
  • Avoid maps that are mostly long range, since this is a shotgun and it is incapable of tearing enemy players in long range. Use this in short-ranged maps more often.
  • As it had the burning trait, use this weapon to heavily damage a target and finish them off with a preferred weapon.
  • This weapon is excellent in anti-ambush situations.

Counters

  • Pick off its users from long ranges.
  • If engaged in a close range combat on one of its users, try to knock them back away from you and finish them off quickly as possible. You can also rocket jump away from them and finish them off.
  • If you are set ablaze by its users, try to run away from them as your are vulnerable to health losses in that event. Overall, avoid its shots, since you will be badly damaged in the process.
  • Any fast fire rate weapons can do a trick.
Screenshot 2015-07-30-23-21-58

The Photon Shotgun in use.

Supported Maps

N/A

Weapon Setups

Have a weapon with long range to fight off enemies from long ranges.

Trivia

  • The Photon Shotgun itself bears a small similar appearance to the M45 shotgun from the Halo franchise.
  • Photon is energy, that means the Photon Shotgun could count as an energy shotgun.
  • This is the only Primary weapon and a shotgun weapon to have the 'Burning' trait.
  • It is part of the trio of Photon weapons: The Photon Shotgun, The Photon Pistol, and the Photon Sniper Rifle.
  • This, and the Devastator are the only primary guns with the burning effect until the introduction of the Liquid Fire and Laser Assistant.
  • As of the 12.5.0 update, it was removed from the Lucky Chest.
  • It got a buff in the 16.2.0 update, making it a 3 shot in close range
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