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Combat shotgun (Fallout 76)

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Combat Shotgun
Fo4 Base Shotgun.pngFo4 Combat Shotgun.png
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TypeShotgun
Damage
DamageLevel 20: 60
30: 70
40: 80
50: 90
Damage TypeBallistic
Attacks
Ammo TypeShotgun shell
Ammo Cap.8
Attack Rate120 rpm
3.2 sec reload
Range
Short barrel: 25.59 m (83.96 ft)
Long barrel: 32.9 m (107.94 ft)
-90% damage out of range
Accuracy+100
Weapon Modification
Slots
Other
NoiseLoud
Weight7
Value65
Technical
Editor IDCombatShotgun
 
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The combat shotgun is a weapon in Fallout 76.

Background

Main article: Combat shotgun

The combat shotgun was a weapon born out of necessity in a world ravaged by war and resource shortages. Instead of lightweight metal alloys used in eg. the Citykiller, it uses wood and stamped metal sheets that greatly reduce manufacturing costs, while its design maximizes durability without sacrificing the firepower provided by standard 12 gauge shotgun shells. Although it might have seemed antiquated, the combination of firepower, ruggedness, and low price tag resulted in widespread adoption by the United States military.[1] Though early models used a combination drum-and-tube magazine (when placed in the magazine well, the drum would fill the tube with shells), standardized, mass-produced versions used a more conventional magazine placement with a variety of magazine types available.[2]

Its widespread use led to the development of a large variety of modifications, allowing for in-depth customization. These include various optics, ranging from simple iron sight rings, through reflex sights, to night vision and recon scopes, bayonets and compensators, as well as adjustable, pistol-grip tactical stocks from lightweight alloys. To capitalize on this, the military introduced the combat rifle: A combat shotgun rechambered for rifle rounds and without the heat shroud protecting the barrel. Everything else was left in place, including the original magazine well with the drum mount. Despite that, the resulting rifle was as cheap, effective, and popular as the combat shotgun.[3]

Its popularity proved enduring, as working units were salvaged after the Great War and pressed into use by wastelanders of all stripes, including merchant guards, adventurers, raiders, slavers, Gunners, and Talon Company mercs.

Characteristics

The combat shotgun is definitely a step above the double-barreled shotgun, in no small part due to its magazine which holds more than just two shells of ammunition. The combat shotgun also has a higher rate of fire, boasts more damage, and supports more modifications which, among other things, increases its damage, rate of fire, accuracy, and ammunition capacity.

However, the automatic version basically only has the same rate of fire as the semi-automatic version, yet it still loses a lot of damage per shot. This makes the automatic version only worth using when specializing in the Commando perk.

Crafting

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
2 Oil
1 Combat Shotgun


The above template is generated from Template:F76 co Weapon Ranged CombatShotgun. For corrections, edit the target template.

Modifications

All numbers are relative to the base stats.

Receiver

Modifications list ?
Mod Effects Crafting
Prime Receiver
(E)

Superior Damage. Bonus Damage to Scorchbeasts and Scorched.


  • Loads Ultracite shotgun shells
  • +25% damage to scorched, scorchbeasts, and the scorchqueen

Components
5 Oil
Automatic Receiver
(E)

Improved rate of fire. Inferior Range.


  • Fully automatic attack
  • Range multiplier: -1
  • Attack speed: +10%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +15%

Components
2 Oil
Tweaked Automatic Receiver
(E)

Improved rate of fire, critical shot damage.


  • Fully automatic attack
  • Range multiplier: -1
  • Attack speed: +10%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +15%

Components
2 Oil
Powerful Automatic Receiver
(E)

Improved rate of fire, damage.


  • Damage: +25%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +15%
  • Fully automatic attack
  • Range multiplier: -1
  • Attack speed: +10%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +15%

Components
2 Oil
Focused Automatic Receiver
(E)

Improved rate of fire, hip-fire accuracy.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +12.5%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +5%
  • Sight transition: -1.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +5%
  • Fully automatic attack
  • Range multiplier: -1
  • Attack speed: +10%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +15%

Components
2 Oil
Standard Receiver
(E)

Standard.


Components
2 Oil
Calibrated Receiver
(E)

Superior critical shot damage.


  • Accuracy: +10%
  • Critical damage: +34%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
2 Oil
Vicious Receiver
(E)

Improved hip-fire accuracy, critical shot damage.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +12.5%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +5%
  • Sight transition: -1.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +5%

Components
2 Oil
Hardened Receiver
(E)

Superior damage.


  • Damage: +50%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
2 Oil
Severe Receiver
(E)

Improved damage, critical shot damage.


  • Damage: +25%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +15%

Components
2 Oil
Refined Receiver
(E)

Improved hip-fire accuracy, damage.


  • Damage: +25%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +15%
  • Accuracy (hipfire): +12.5%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +5%
  • Sight transition: -1.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +5%

Components
2 Oil
True Receiver
(E)

Superior hip-fire accuracy.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +25%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +10%
  • Sight transition: -3%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
2 Oil
Scorched Killer's Receiver
(E)

50% more damage against Scorched, 20% less against everything else.


  • AttackDamage: -20%
  • AttackDamage: +50% (Scorched only)
  • Value: +100%
  • Weight: +20%

Components
13 Gold

Barrel

Modifications list ?
Mod Effects Crafting
Standard Long Barrel
(E)

Superior Range.


  • Range: 9*base
  • Accuracy: +10%
  • Recoil: -7.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +20%

Components
True Long Barrel
(E)

Superior range, hip-fire accuracy.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +25%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +10%
  • Sight transition: -3%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%
  • Range: 9*base
  • Accuracy: +10%
  • Recoil: -7.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +20%

Components
Stabilized Long Barrel
(E)

Superior Range and Recoil.


  • Recoil: -25%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%
  • Range: 9*base
  • Accuracy: +10%
  • Recoil: -7.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +20%

Components
Aligned Long Barrel
(E)

Superior Range. Improved recoil and hip-fire accuracy.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +12.5%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +5%
  • Sight transition: -1.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +5%
  • Range: 9*base
  • Accuracy: +10%
  • Recoil: -7.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +20%

Components
Standard Short Barrel
(E)

Standard.


  • Range: 6*base
  • Accuracy: +5%
  • Recoil: -5%
  • Value: +10%
  • Weight: +10%

Components
True Short Barrel
(E)

Superior hip-fire accuracy.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +25%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +10%
  • Sight transition: -3%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%
  • Range: 6*base
  • Accuracy: +5%
  • Recoil: -5%
  • Value: +10%
  • Weight: +10%

Components
Stabilized Short Barrel
(E)

Superior Recoil.


  • Recoil: -25%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%
  • Range: 6*base
  • Accuracy: +5%
  • Recoil: -5%
  • Value: +10%
  • Weight: +10%

Components
Aligned Short Barrel
(E)

Improved recoil and hip-fire accuracy.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +12.5%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +5%
  • Sight transition: -1.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +5%
  • Range: 6*base
  • Accuracy: +5%
  • Recoil: -5%
  • Value: +10%
  • Weight: +10%

Components

Stock

Modifications list ?
Mod Effects Crafting
Standard Stock
(E)

Standard.


  • Recoil: -10%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Stability: +20%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
True Short Stock
(E)

Superior hip-fire accuracy.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +25%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +10%
  • Sight transition: -3%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%
  • Recoil: -10%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Stability: +20%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
Aligned Stock
(E)

Improved recoil and hip-fire accuracy.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +12.5%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +5%
  • Sight transition: -1.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +5%
  • Recoil: -10%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Stability: +20%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
Precise Stock
(E)

Improved Bash damage and hip-fire accuracy.


  • Accuracy (hipfire): +12.5%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +5%
  • Sight transition: -1.5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +5%
  • Bashing damage: ?
  • Value: +30%
  • Weight: +15%
  • Recoil: -10%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Stability: +20%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
Stabilized Stock
(E)

Superior Recoil.


  • Recoil: -25%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%
  • Recoil: -10%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Stability: +20%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
Forceful Full Stock
(E)

Improved Bash damage and recoil.


  • Bashing damage: ?
  • Value: +30%
  • Weight: +15%
  • Recoil: -10%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Stability: +20%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
Bruising Short Stock
(E)

Superior Bash damage.


  • Bashing damage: ?
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%
  • Recoil: -10%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Stability: +20%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +30%

Components

Magazine

Modifications list ?
Mod Effects Crafting
Drum Magazine
(E)

Superior ammo capacity.


  • Capacity: +50%
  • Reload speed: -20%
  • AP cost: +10%
  • Sight transition: +3%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
Stinging Magazine
(E)

Improved armor penetration, ammo capacity.


  • Capacity: +25%
  • AP cost: +5%
  • Sight transition: +3%
  • Value: +30%
  • Weight: +15%
  • Penetrating: Ignores 20% of target armor.
  • AP cost: +10%
  • Value: +30%
  • Weight: +15%

Components
Swift Magazine
(E)

Improved reload speed, ammo capacity.


  • Capacity: +25%
  • AP cost: +5%
  • Sight transition: +3%
  • Value: +30%
  • Weight: +15%
  • Reload speed: +5% → 30% (scales to lvl. 50)
  • AP cost: -5%
  • Value: +10%
  • Weight: +5%

Components
Perforating Magazine
(E)

Superior armor penetration.


  • Penetrating: Ignores 40% of target armor.
  • AP cost: +20%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +30%

Components
Standard Magazine
(E)

Standard.


Components
Quick Magazine
(E)

Superior reload speed.


  • Reload speed: +10% → 60% (scales to lvl. 50)
  • AP cost: -5%
  • Value: +20%
  • Weight: +10%

Components
Piercing Magazine
(E)

Improved reload speed, armor penetration.


  • Reload speed: +5% → 30% (scales to lvl. 50)
  • AP cost: -5%
  • Value: +10%
  • Weight: +5%
  • Penetrating: Ignores 20% of target armor.
  • AP cost: +10%
  • Value: +30%
  • Weight: +15%

Components

Sights

Modifications list ?
Mod Effects Crafting
Standard Sights
(E)

Standard.


Components
Standard Glow Sights
(E)

Standard.


  • Value: +10%
  • Weight: +25%

Components
Standard Glow Front Sight Ring
(E)

Standard.


  • Value: +10%
  • Weight: +25%

Components
Standard Front Sight Ring
(E)

Standard.


  • Value: +5%
  • Weight: +25%

Components
Long Scope
(E)

Superior magnification.


  • Adds scope (10x zoom)
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Value: +50%
  • Weight: +30%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%

Components
Long Night Vision Scope
(E)

Night vision. Superior magnification.


  • Adds night-vision scope (10x zoom)
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Value: +80%
  • Weight: +30%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%

Components
Long Recon Scope
(E)

Tracks targets. Superior magnification.


  • Adds recon scope (10x zoom)
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Weight: +35%
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%

Components
Medium Scope
(E)

Better magnification.


  • Adds scope (6x zoom)
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Value: +40%
  • Weight: +25%

Components
Medium Night Vision Scope
(E)

Night vision. Better magnification.


  • Adds night-vision scope (4x zoom)
  • Accuracy (sighted): +25%
  • Value: +60%
  • Weight: +25%

Components
Reflex Sight (Dot)
(E)

Better focus and sighted accuracy.


  • Adds reflex scope (1.5x zoom)
  • Accuracy: +15% (sighted)
  • AP cost: -15%
  • Sights transition: -10%
  • Value: +25%
  • Weight: +10%

F76 co mod CombatShotgun SCOPE reflex Base
Reflex Sight (Circle) mod_CombatShotgun_SCOPE_reflex_circle_Base F76 co mod CombatShotgun SCOPE reflex circle Base
Short Scope mod_CombatShotgun_SCOPE_shortscope_Base F76 co mod CombatShotgun SCOPE shortscope Base
Short Night Vision Scope mod_CombatShotgun_SCOPE_shortscope_NV_Base F76 co mod CombatShotgun SCOPE shortscope NV Base
Short Recon Scope mod_CombatShotgun_SCOPE_shortscope_Recon_Base F76 co mod CombatShotgun SCOPE shortscope Recon Base

Muzzle

Modifications list ?
Mod Effects Crafting
Muzzle Brake mod_CombatShotgun_muzzle_brake_Base F76 co mod CombatShotgun muzzle brake Base
Compensator mod_CombatShotgun_muzzle_compensator_Base F76 co mod CombatShotgun muzzle compensator Base
Large Bayonet mod_CombatShotgun_muzzle_LargeBayonet_Base F76 co mod CombatShotgun muzzle LargeBayonet Base
Suppressor mod_CombatShotgun_muzzle_suppressor_Base F76 co mod CombatShotgun muzzle suppressor Base


Material

All cosmetic skins are available exclusively through the Atomic Shop.

Name Image Description
Free States Reclaim the wasteland as a Free State with this Combat Shotgun paint.

Locations

  • Relatively common higher level drop from Scorched.
  • Fairly commonly found at military locations.

References

  1. Use by soldiers in Operation: Anchorage
  2. Differences in design between Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.
  3. Design and modification options in Fallout 4.