The Shotgun is one of the many BLADE modes that the ARS can use. It appears with a blue outline and has a blue tint when used in game.

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The Shotgun is available right from the start, and is one of the easier weapons to upgrade. It is one of the most preferable weapons against Romanovs or heavier enemy types, capable of staggering them while dishing out decent damage from medium to close range.

It is highly advised to keep the shotgun on a constant upgrade spree as to gain its final potential. It is possible to fully upgrade it within the first 2 or 3 chapters and it is a boss killer for the most part. Many large enemies (such as Bias, Romanovs, Unknowns and even Crystal Vipers) fall short against a fully upgraded shotgun, even on Hard difficulty. Using EMP Emitters with the shotgun yields one of the most effective killing techniques in the entire game.

When fully upgraded, it gets a stock and a scope, as well as a drum magazine.

Its melee attack is a backhand slap, which can be charged by holding down the melee button or key.


Field Rating Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3 Lvl 4 Lvl 5 Lvl 6 Lvl 7 Lvl 8 Lvl 9 Lvl 10
Rounds 20 24 28 28 32 32 36 40 44 44 44
Magazine Capacity 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 9
Power C C C C C C C C C C C
Range E E E E E E E E E E E
Rate of Fire E E E E E D D D D D C
Accuracy E E E E E E E E E E E