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Shotgun is a handheld weapon in Anthem. They are standard weapons for every javelin.

Shotguns fire several shrapnel using their ammo. These pellets have a spread, making shotguns extremely effective against enemies at very close range. At a far range, they do very minimal damage that depends on the number of shrapnel contacting the target.

Shotguns can be fired at a whim, but holding the trigger for a short duration narrows down the spread of the shrapnel. Each shrapnel can also do damage to enemy weak points.

List of Shotguns

Epic and Lower Masterwork and Higher


Shotgun Weapon class are affected by several inscriptions.

Damage Inscriptions

The following inscriptions affect Shotguns damage:

  • Weapon Damage
  • Physical Damage
  • Damage
  • Shotgun Damage
  • Weak point Damage

Quality Inscriptions

The Following inscriptions affect other qualities of Shotguns:

  • Weapon Ammo
  • Weapon Magazine Size
  • Weapon Hip Recoil
  • Weapon Reload
  • Shotgun Ammo


Shotguns are affected by the following consumables:


  • The icon used for shotguns doesn't show a muzzle. However, every shotgun currently available in Anthem as of Update 1.7.0 uses a muzzle.