"Exceptionally powerful at close range and able to shred multiple z's with a single shot. However, a slow rate of fire and limited range make this weapon less effective against fast moving targets." -Dead Nation description.
True to it's description, the Shotgun is a devastating weapon in close range combat, able to dismember and kill even the strongest of non-special infected in a single blast even on the highest of difficulties. The slow rate of fire can be offset by investing into the Rate of Fire upgrade, which when fully upgraded has a tremendous fire rate.Caution should be used while equipping this weapon, as being in such close proximity to the infected can be detrimental to the player.
Weapon has a lengthy reload time.