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This article describes the Pixel Gun 3D weapon. If you're looking for the same weapon in Pixel Gun World, see Simple Shotgun.

Perfect in its simplicity. The shotgun is very powerful in close-quarter fighting, and pellet will pierce through the pixels of your enemy easily.

—Weapon's description in Gallery

The Shotgun, formerly called the "Simple Shotgun", is a default Primary weapon introduced in the 2.5.0 update.


It is a shotgun that shoots a spread of bullets. It has bad accuracy and deals a good amount of damage. Its fire rate is fairly high for a shotgun, but its mobility is very low.


It has a wooden pistol grip as well as a wooden pump. The barrel and base are made of silver-white metal. There is a shell ejection port on the right side. A small sight is at the end of the barrel but cannot be used. It does area damage (its pellets spread over a rather wide area).


This weapon, being a simple shotgun, shoots multiple bullets at once with a spread. These bullets have instant bullet travel time.

When reloading, there is a pumping animation on this weapon, where the player inserts bullets inside the shotgun. It has no delay mechanics.



  • Use in close combat and aim for the head.
  • Switch to a different weapon if enemies get close before the reload is done, as it takes a while to reload.
  • Use it in maps where there are many obstacles. This weapon's bullets will hit enemies that won't be able to escape easily.
  • Do not hold the fire button with the shotgun unless at near point-blank range. Waiting a second before shooting again restores the weapon to first-shot accuracy.


  • Pick off its user(s) from long ranges.
  • Ambush user(s) with explosives.

Recommended Maps

Close ranged Deadly Games maps.

Equipment Setups

Equip long ranged weapons.



  • Initial release


  • The weapon got a texture update, making it look more detailed.


  • The weapon's model was remodeled.


  • The weapon was added to Deadly Games.
  • Its name was changed from "Simple Shotgun" to "Shotgun".


  • The weapon's efficiency was changed from 3 to 5 and it was given a combat level of 3.


  • It resembles both the Ithaca Stakeout shotgun and the Maverick 88 shotgun.
  • Unlike in Pixel Gun World, the Simple Shotgun is a default weapon in Pixel Gun 3D.
  • It is one of the first 3 weapons introduced in Pixel Gun 3D. The other two being the Uzi-Uzi and the Pixel Gun. This is one of the 2 weapons added in the first patch, the other being the Uzi-Uzi.
  • This weapon is one of the lucky few to be added into the Battle Royale game mode.
  • In very old versions of the game, the player would hold this weapon with just one hand and it would just shoot only one bullet.
  • Despite having only a magazine size of 7, the player loads 8 shells into the gun.
  • The reload animation back then involved inserting all of the shotgun shells inside the ejection port of the shotgun, which is very unrealistic for a shotgun.


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