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Shotgun (Fallout)

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For an overview of shotgun models throughout the Fallout series, see Shotgun.
Fo1 Shotgun.png
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Damage & attacks
Damage12 - 22
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
Single ShotAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 5
RangeIcon range.png Range: 14
Ammo Type12 gauge shotgun shell
Value$ 800
weapon perkWeapon Accurate
Prototype id00000094
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG

The shotgun is a small gun in Fallout.


Main article: Shotgun

A shotgun, also called a "scattergun", is a firearm designed to shoot a multitude of projectiles with a single pull of the trigger. This makes it very effective at hunting game, greatly increasing the weapon's hit potential. However, the accuracy and power found at close range diminish rapidly as you get farther away from the target. Shotguns designed for military use are often called "combat shotguns".


A Winchester Widowmaker double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun. A short barrel, with mahogany grip.[1]

Gameplay attributes

One of the most useful weapons in the game, the Widowmaker uses the commonly available 12 gauge shells and deals good damage at short ranges. While it is fairly low for a general use weapon, 14 hexes is still more than enough to lay waste to anyone foolish enough to come close. Especially if one aims for the eyes.


  • Vault 13: Inside the armory, accessible after convincing the Overseer to provide more guns.
  • Khan base: Inside the fridge.
  • Necropolis: Found inside the Hall of the Dead: In the fridge and behind the secret door on the shelves.
Non-player characters

Behind the scenes




  1. Fallout and Fallout 2 Item description: "{9400}{}{Shotgun}"
    "{9401}{}{A Winchester Widowmaker double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun. Short barrel, with mahogany grip. Min ST: 4.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. Marcelles: "{173}{}{You killed Killian, didn't you?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{175}{}{Nah, wasn't me. Really it wasn't.}"
    Marcelles: "{179}{}{Yeah, whatever you say, but that's not what I heard. You'd better behave around here, or I'll get out ol' Betsy and ram some buckshot up your ass.}"