|“||Looks just like an ordinary shotgun. But here you also have zoom and a brighter color set.||”|
—Weapon description in the Gallery
The Mega Destroyer is a Primary weapon introduced in 3.0.1, the update which also introduced Multiplayer.
It is a crystal shotgun based on the SPAS-12 that shoots multiple bullets in a spread at once like any other shotgun. It has good damage, a good fire rate, average capacity, and low mobility. It is usually about a 3 shot to the body when max leveled.
It is a neon-turquoise-light blue colored shotgun and shares the same color with the Fast Death. It has a barrel above the internal tube and a large pump. The pump and the trigger handle are both grey. Strangely, the stock either appears to have no butt or uses the optic as the butt of the shotgun.
This weapon shoots multiple regular-looking buckshot rounds in a spread like any other shotgun, so fighting in close range maximizes its effectiveness, even though these bullets do have instant bullet travel time.
When reloading, there is a pumping animation on this weapon, which is actually the Simple Shotgun's old pumping animation before the Campaign Update. It has no delay mechanics.
It has good damage, a medium fire rate, a small capacity, and slow mobility. Like the Dino Slayer, this weapon is 2 shots headshot and 3 shots body shots. If all pellets hit, it could be a one shot.
- It deals more damage the closer you get, as the chance of more pellets hitting your opponent increases. Try to close the distance between you and your opponent
- Do not use the scope, as this weapon is a shotgun, which is not very accurate, making the scope useless.
- Aim for the head, as it does not deal very much damage (unless being maxed to your level), use the scope if necessary.
- Pair this with a Singular Grenade so those unfortunate to be trapped there will be hit by this weapon.
- The scope is effectively useless. This weapon's spread doesn't allow it to compete at longer ranges and the scope will only serve to slow your movement speed down.
- Pick off its user(s) from long ranges, as it's a shotgun.
- As it takes around 2 headshots if all pellets hit, kill the user with a higher damage weapon like the Anti-Champion Rifle.
- It has a poor ammo capacity compared to most other Primary weapons, so use automatic weapons to kill the player.
- Attack the user when they're reloading as its reloading speed is quite slow.
The Mega Destroyer is a strong and versatile shotgun, meaning that it works well for almost any build.
- Initial release.
- Its weapons sounds were changed along with every other gun (besides the Pixel Gun)
- The weapon received two new upgrades, "Golden Mega Destroyer" and "Diamond Mega Destroyer".
- After RiliSoft was sued by Mojang, the Diamond Mega Destroyer was renamed to "Crystal Mega Destroyer". Its colors were also changed.
- The Mega Destroyer was removed from the Armory. The Golden and Crystal upgrades were replaced with "UP1" and "UP2" respectively.
- It was drastically nerfed, its bullet spread was increased.
- Before this update, this weapon dealt 75 more damage than the Shotgun when used against enemy AI, and slightly lower mobility. This update changes the weapon to no longer deal more damage against enemy AI.
- A bug removed the weapon's ability to deal any damage to enemies and players.
- Its Armory icon was changed.
- The old Mega Destroyer (the black version without a scope) and the Golden Mega Destroyer were removed. The Crystal variant still remains as the current model of the weapon.
- The Mega Destroyer was nerfed from a 6 shot headshot to 8 shot headshot.
- After the combat level system was removed, the weapon was buffed from 8 to 4 shot headshot.
- It was buffed once again to a 2 shot headshot.
- This weapon was brought back in the Event Chest, although it was disguised as the "Predator". Its Gallery number was removed after the event that brought it back was over for unknown reasons.
- The weapon no longer glows in the dark.
- It was put in the lottery again.
- Now it is unobtainable to get it unless brought back by another lottery.
- This weapon could now damage the speaker of the player's device. So it is advised to lower the volume.
- Returned in the Trader's van for . Cost depends on level.
- This weapon and the Masterpiece Musket are the only two shotguns in the game to have a scope.
- The Mega Destroyer resembles the real-life Franchi SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun, a Dual-mode Shotgun that can switch between Semi-Auto and Pump-Action, which Mega Destroyer is based on its Pump-Action setting, its also have its stock folded. Its shooting sound was taken from its Call of Duty: Black Ops counterpart.
- Although its stats say it fires twice as fast as the Shotgun, it actually doesn't.
- This along with a few other weapons have received harsh criticism from players due to the fact it is not much different from the Simple Shotgun, therefore giving this weapon a bad reputation.
- Just like Golden Mega Destroyer and Crystal Mega Destroyer, this gun only chambers 7 shells while reloading instead of its 8 shells (it uses the same reload animation as Simple Shotgun).
- In the 9.0.0 update, it was drastically nerfed, which increased the bullets spread.
- Before this, it shot 1 strong bullet, similar to the Masterpiece Musket. because of this, you could snipe using the scope.
- The Crystal Mega Destroyer's name was changed to the original form's name: Mega Destroyer.
- The users who had this gun before the updates get to keep it while the new users can't buy this gun.
- Its Christmas reincarnation is the X-Mas Destroyer.
- This and the other two counterparts are very rare to see a user actually using this during an entire match, and it's state of being unobtainable makes it even rarer. Players only use this weapon to showcase their old status/for fun.
- However, in 16.7.0, it was brought back.
- This Weapon is now a 2 shot headshot like the Dino Slayer, making this weapon usable once again.
- The Mega Destroyer was removed from the main Gallery, making it impossible to buy with tickets or use it in Polygon. However, it can still be seen in the Pixel Gun Classic set.
- Its Bullet Spread decreases if you scope
- On the killcam, this weapon is shown as ["Predator"] probably because the weapon was previously removed from the game before it returned.
- This weapon can be used in the Battle Royale gamemode.
- This weapon is currently vaulted and unobtainable for players.
- This weapon is one of the rarest in the entire game, but however, it has returned 3 times in the Super Lottery, and the Trader's Van as of March 2021.
- This weapon is one of the few weapons to have been unlisted from the gallery.
- As of the 220.127.116.11 update, this weapon was put in the Trader's Van along with other old classic weapons, making it the 1st time putting this weapon in Trader's Van.