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Not to be confused with a similarly named weapon: the Christmas Ultimatum.
When you have this gun in your hands, every sentence of yours becomes the ultimatum and needs to be executed right away.
The power of words and shotgun shells...

—Weapon's description in Gallery

The Ultimatum is a Primary weapon released in the 15.3.0 update. It was originally obtainable from the Cyber Season Battle Pass, then it was obtainable in the Trader's Van along with its skin for 750 Gem (previously 450 Gem, then 1000 Gem) for a limited time.

It was currently unobtainable and the developers didn't really plan to return it to the Trader's Van.[1] This is unobtainable through the Black Market despite the rumors.

As of May 1, 2020, it was brought back to the Trader's Van to celebrate Pixel Gun 3D's Birthday, and it would probably be the last time Ultimatum was brought back. Though, as of May 4, 2020, at 10:00 AM UTC, it is no longer obtainable from the Trader's Van.

Description

It is a futuristic/cyber themed shotgun that fires blue laser beams in a spread like a shotgun that can pierce through obstacles and walls, but it has to be reloaded every shot. When all laser shots connect, it deals devastating damage and can make short work of an enemy if it is a headshot. It has a decent firing rate, average capacity, and decent mobility. Although it is a shotgun and the damage depends on its range, it is able to one shot enemies in the body further away than almost any other shotguns.

Appearance

It appears as a futuristic shotgun that has mostly purple accent details, its barrel has a light blue glow. The player reloads the weapon by flipping the barrel aside and putting in a power cell inside before flipping it back in. It has 2 attached blue power cells at its body, as well as a back handle and its stock behind it. It has the same theme as the Neutralizer. It is mostly triangular. When firing the weapon, it uses a blue muzzle flash before blue gas expels out of the weapon and quickly disappearing, the power cells also push down to the weapon before raising it back up.

Performance

Even without its enhancements, the Ultimatum deals an extreme amount of damage when all laser shots connect, especially at close-ranged firefights. It can also be used in ambushes and thanks to its wall-break attribute, it can be used to eliminate players behind obstacles. However, for a Primary weapon, it has a very poor rate of fire and reloading time. Which makes the weapon risky to use against multiple opponents. It holds 28 ammo in total without any enhancements.

Like the Ghost Lantern, it does not require reloading once fired, which makes its reload animation rather odd to be present. The way it reloads, however, (which happens after every shot) is that after shooting, the front parts of the gun will move back, then forwards. After that, the large barrel on the gun is opened to allow the entrance of a blue bullet that the player puts inside the gun.

It has a somewhat small delay when shooting a Backup, Special or Sniper weapon that is capable of three category spamming (like Thunderer, Reflector and Sniper Exoskeleton in their respective categories) then quickly switching to this weapon. However, after shooting with this weapon then immediately switching back to any of the three category spam weapons, it would have a large delay output, lasting around 3 seconds.

Strategy

Tips

  • This weapon should be used just like any other shotgun, it should be used at close range.
  • If possible, try to equip Turbo Charger to decrease its bullet spread.
  • This weapon has a wall-break attribute, use this to your advantage to pick off enemies behind walls, although the Efficiency is dramatically weakened when penetrating through walls. It is also useful for crowd control as its damage is very high.
  • Target weakened opponents.
  • Aim at the head for ammunition conserving and less intense duel.
  • Equip this shotgun with Burning Tiara, Storm Trooper Cape, Halloween Mask, Hunter's Altar and Piercing Shells/Leader's Drum boost its Efficiency dramatically.
  • This weapon does not need to reload when fired, making it easier to rapid-fire.
  • Pair the shotgun with Lucky Shot that will almost eliminate the need of picking up ammo if all pellets landed on the head.
  • When planning to be used against heavily protected opponents using Mythical clan weapons, Robot Samurai, or any type of total health increasing gadgets/weapons, sneak up on them like the way you use the Poseidon Trident and flank then attack to surprise them while also one-shotting them at the same time.
  • Strafe around and switch to another weapon after shooting, as the fire rate is extremely slow.
  • Try not to switch to a weapon with Input and Output Delay like the Exterminator/Thunderer as the low fire rate of this shotgun will increase the delay of any weapons with delay.
  • Rocket jump and shoot when near the ground.
  • It could even one-hit kill an enemy through the wall in close range, so this could be useful in close-quarter maps like Pool Party
  • You can use this weapon in medium range.
  • Though this isn't recommended because of its slow firing rate of only one shot every four seconds.

Counters

  • Stay as far away from its users, since this weapon has quite a large spread, less damage will be taken at farther ranges. Most players with this weapon equipped use longer-ranged weapons in conjunction with this weapon so this may not work.
  • Avoid hiding behind walls, since this weapon has a wall-break ability, even as its efficiency gets crippled by 50%.
  • Take note the shots can kill you if you are critically injured despite the Efficiency per shot getting dramatically decreased.
  • Use area damage weapons and/or long-range snipers to carefully take out its users.
  • Be cautious when a user of this weapon is spotted, as when they get close, you will die quickly.
  • Any high damage snipers will take the users out. Be careful not to be outsmarted if you’re camping in somewhere where they think you might be in, especially when your target is equipped with the Third Eye.
  • Pick off its users from long ranges, the longer the better.
  • Simply run and hide when countering these users, as a weapon with 75 mobility and above can easily run safely away from them.
  • Rocket Jumping can be useful to confuse the user.
  • Sneaking up and attacking the user can prove effective when they're engaged with someone else.
  • Use the Reflector (Gadget) to make its users less enthusiastic in hitting you.
  • Use any slow down guns so the opponent can't reach you thus meaning less damage dished upon you.
  • Attacking them with a high fire rate weapon can disorient them and make them miss their shots.
  • If possible, use this weapon yourself if all else fails.

Skins

Information Image
  • Name: Christmas
  • Cost: Obtainable from the Trader's Van; cost depends on level
  • Released: 17.1.1
Christmas ultimatum skin

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Bring a weapon with high capacity, a scoped weapon that is more suitable for longer ranges, and an area damage weapon.

  • Although it only has 1 shell and an excruciatingly long 'reload' speed for this weapon category, when used properly and in conjunction with other weapon categories, this weapon can lead to a swift kill with every person you face. However, with this weapon being the shotgun it is, have a good mid-long ranged weapon such as the Exterminator or the Neutralizer.
  • An automatic weapon to finish off weakened opponents.

Popularity

This weapon is undoubtedly very popular among Pixel Gun 3D players. In fact, by demand, this is one of the most wanted weapons in the game. This weapon is loved by most players, but at the same time, others dislike it, usually either due to its performance or the fact that it's popular.

In the social media of the game, including the Pixel Gun 3D Facebook and Pixel Gun 3D Discord, a lot of players requested this weapon somehow returning to the game. So, in November 2019, this weapon was returned once in the Trader's Van and returned twice at least a month later along with a Christmas skin.

On March 28, 2020, when it became the 1st year anniversary of the Pixel Gun 3D Discord, the developers decided to give away 20 free Ultimatums for people over level 30 as a way to celebrate the anniversary. This was done because this weapon is still one of those wanted weapons in the game.

On May 1, 2020, it was brought back to the Trader's Van once again to celebrate the game's anniversary. It is still one of the most wanted weapons in the game and the popularity exponentially skyrocketed, especially in the Pixel Gun 3D Discord, where people were heavily discussing this weapon. It was talked about so much to the point where the moderators had to blacklist the weapon's mention by automatically deleting the message of the person who says it, mainly to reduce complaints and to prevent excessive conversation flood.

After the Ultimatum was pulled off of the Trader's Van, the blacklist for the name of the weapon itself was lifted. It was this point, that the Ultimatum was never likely to return back to the Trader's Van because of its meta use during casual games.

Etymology

This weapon's name could be "ultimate", therefore indicating an ultimate fate. For the context of this weapon, it could mean it is the "ultimate weapon". In war, an ultimatum is a forced peace treaty from the victor, usually resulting in the loser paying hefty amounts to the victor.

Changelog

15.3.0
  • Initial release.
16.3.0
  • Ultimatum was unobtainable after the second season of the Battle Pass, but it brought back and temporarily added in the Trader's Van for the first time at the cost of 170, then later 450 Gem (for the second time). It had fixed delay, which was later removed.
16.9.0
  • The Ultimatum was unobtainable for a while but was then released later in the Trader's Van for 1000 Gem for 2 days.
17.1.0
  • The "Christmas" cosmetic skin is released for the Ultimatum. The weapon itself was brought back three times. It was most commonly priced at 750 Gem for those who didn't buy the Ultimatum.
17.6.0
  • The Ultimatum and it's "Christmas" cosmetic skin is released in the Trader's Van for 910 - 950 Gem to celebrate the game's anniversary. It also got nerfed.

Trivia

  • The weapon is one of the first Primary weapons to feature the Wall Break attribute, the other being the Industrial Nailer.
  • The weapon also has the lowest capacity and firing rate among all primary weapons, only having 10 shots total with no enhancements and a firing rate of 42.
  • Despite having a reload animation, it does not need to reload to be fired again.
  • This is the first and the only shotgun with a wall-break attribute.
  • This is one of the obtainable Battle Pass Cyber Season weapons introduced in the 15.3.0 update, along with the Cyber Revolver, Rocket Hands, Cop's Club, Sniper Cyber Module, Neon Lightning, Cyber Slicer, Industrial Nailer, Particle Accelerator, Quadruple Death, Cyber Laser, Laser Rings, and the Ricochet Rifle.
  • This is the second Mythical shotgun that got added to the game, the first being the Viking.
  • This shotgun now takes 1 shot to headshot as long as the efficiency is high enough, and most shots land, to kill a max armored player.
  • This shotgun came back in the Trader's Van for 1000 Gem. It used to be 450 Gem, but they increased it.
    • Also, on November 29, 2019, this weapon has been resold due to fans' requests.
    • However, some fans who owned it before it came back are really disappointed to see this come back, as it was supposed to be excluded.
    • On May 1, 2020, it was brought back once again to celebrate PG3D's Birthday. However, some fans are really disappointed as the developers have brought it back again, even when they increased the price to 910 - 950 Gem.
  • Cubic.Games claimed that the Ultimatum will not return in various social media posts, but it was not the case.
  • This is the most wanted, in demand, weapon in the game, but sometimes the most hated weapon.
  • The Ultimatum appeared in a meme in PewDiePie's 115th LWIAY episode (as part of a meme created by another user), with the timestamp being almost exactly 13:28 to 13:35.[2]
  • This is, voted by players, one of the best weapons in the game.

Gallery

References

  1. https://discordapp.com/channels/557838730363404299/561079317589786635/702997247562088540
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUe-BLqeFwk&t=807s
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