Raze 2 Shotguns Game

A Quick Guide to Shotguns: Raze 2

Shotguns, our number one choice when it comes to delivering a massive amount of damage at close quarters - you see shotguns used in plenty of media, often depicted as a source of enough blasting power to send a target flying across the room. In Raze 2, this weapon class still gets the full Hollywood treatment when it comes to damage - and then some. When used against enemies that are not fully shielded, a single blast from a shotgun could net you plenty of points, and the generally splash-like nature of the shots will help get kills from low health targets.

The Guns

raze 2 weapons: shotgun
  • Shotgun (cost: FREE)
  • Power: 50%
  • Accuracy: 12.5%
  • Ammo: 12.5%
  • Range: 25%
  • Speed: 25%
  • Special: Multi-shot

If you have played an action shooting game, chances are, you already know how to use the shotgun effectively: which is as close to your target's body as possible. Indeed, this gun should be used in what anyone could consider to be melee range distance. While the pellets from the buckshot will certain deal a bit of damage from a considerable distance. The real use of the shotgun is seen when you have the chance to land right beside your target. Also -shoot twice. A well shielded enemy would survive a single solid critical hit -but never twice.

raze 2 weapons: plasma shot
  • Plasma Shot (cost: 900)
  • Power: 12.5%
  • Accuracy: 50%
  • Ammo: 25%
  • Range: 37.5%
  • Speed: 87.5%
  • Special: Multi-shot

The plasma shot is basically a watered down version of the shotgun and it lacks the wider spread of the bullets. However, this is compensated by the weapon's finer accuracy -allowing you to use it on enemies that are much further away. In capture the flag scenarios, this added shot distance certainly works well when chasing down anyone who managed to grab your flag.

raze 2 weapons: zapper
  • Zapper (cost: 1300)
  • Power: 12.5%
  • Accuracy: 100%
  • Ammo: 100%
  • Range: 25%
  • Speed: 100%
  • Special: Laser

The Zapper is another melee-range weapon and like the shotgun, this device works great in close quarters combat. It basically works similar to the flamethrower in the sense that in order to kill your target, you simply need to keep the device trained on them. What makes the zapper exceptionally good is the fact that it also hits multiple enemies. In small areas where targets are lumped together, a heavy dose of zapping will certainly net you multiple kills.

raze 2 weapons: terminator
  • Terminator (cost: 1800)
  • Power: 25%
  • Accuracy: 50%
  • Ammo: 12.5%
  • Range: 50%
  • Speed: 37.5%
  • Special: Multi-shot

The Terminator is basically a watered down shotgun. At the same time, it also offers the additional benefit of having better accuracy -which means your shotgun range has just been effectively increased. As for everything else, such as ammo count per reload and attacking methods, you can treat it the same way as the regular shotgun -just note that the damage it deals is not as strong.

raze 2 weapons: particle cannon
  • Particle Cannon (cost: 2600)
  • Power: 25%
  • Accuracy: 12.5%
  • Ammo: 12.5%
  • Range: 25%
  • Speed: 25%
  • Special: Fire/Multi

The particle cannon sounds like a really mean kind of gun, but actually, it takes a bit of getting used to. What makes this weapon pretty good is the fact that it can spew out several bits of flames all over the place. The thing holding back this gun is everything else -slow firing rate, low range and relatively low damage per shot certainly spells out special-usage-only kind of weapon. Our suggestion, pass up on this device until later when you are more used to the behavior of the particle cannon.

Strategies

In combat, the player with a shotgun is the one that tends to move in fast and quick in order to bring in those much needed up-close attacks. This is why players should also be wary when enemies move in close -chances are, they are just lining up a shotgun blast into your armor.

When sporting a shotgun, be sure to bring along another gun with a good rate of fire. At long ranges, the shotgun is ineffective and the player will be left open to other attacks. So be sure to whip out a good assault rifle in order to bring down some cover fire while you close the gap. With that said, it also pays off to grab a shield and health power-up before charging in.

Despite the low clip size, shotguns tend to have pretty decent reload times, unless you are in a pitched battle, take the time to reload an empty clip instead of filling up the ammo preemptively. Read about more guns in the Raze 2 Walkthrough.