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Battlefield 4 shotguns


Battlefield 4 shotgunsThe Battlefield 4 shotguns are based on real-life shotguns in active service around the world. Shotguns in Battlefield 4 are not class specific, meaning they are unlocked and can be equipped by any class. There are a variety of Battlefield 4 shotguns, from pump-action to fully automatic ones. Both US, Russian, Korean, and European-made shotguns are available in in the game. All shotguns can be unlocked used by all classes.

Battlefield 4 shotguns list

The shotguns in BF4 range from single-shot pump operated guns, to fully automatic shotguns like the USAS-12. Battlefield 4 shotguns feature individual unlocks such as different types of ammo, flashlights, scopes, and more. Shotguns can also be customized with different camos.

Battlefield 4 shotgun tips

There is a variety of Battlefield 4 shotguns suitable for different needs. Overall, shotguns are close range weapons, and if you’re playing in close quarter maps, semi-automatic shotguns such as the M1014 and the SAIGA-12K are preferred. If you want more range and versatility, opt for one of the pump action shotguns, such as the SPAS-12. Depending on how the shotgun is equipped with various accessories, it can expand on its use. For example, using Frag rounds and Slugs greatly increases the range of the shotgun, however, it’s not as useful in close quarter combat as regular buckshot. Unlike most weapons, shotguns are mainly intended for very close quarter combat.

Battlefield 4 shotguns unlocks

Battlefield 4 shotguns unlocksBattlefield 4 shotguns have their own unlocks like other guns in the game. However, the types of unlocks are quite limited. Shotgun unlocks include basic scopes such as the Reflex, laser sights, and expanded magazine. However, shotguns in BF4 can also use unlocked ammunition, which includes frag rounds, slugs, and flechette rounds as well. Some of the popular shotgun unlocks include the laser light combo, the tri beam laser, and the magnifier. For more unlocks, see the attachments and accessories page.


  1. Tim
    May 20th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    You didn’t even include the one shotgun that was actually confirmed. The Serbu Super Shorty.

    • Andrew
      August 27th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      The Shorty 12g is the Serbu Super Shorty

      • Noname
        October 27th, 2013 at 5:57 am

        But the Shroty is a secondary weapon, doesn’t belong here.

  2. mohammad
    May 31st, 2013 at 8:15 am

    how about the Kel-Tec KSG second-gen shotgun ? we didn’t see it any battlefield game .

  3. Curtis
    June 22nd, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Lets hope they shorten the range on the shotguns. I’ve been killed so many times from the other side of the map by a spawn camper with a SPAS-12 with slug rounds and a rifle scope

    • KingBelgium
      September 24th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Sorry, that was probably me :3

    • Man
      July 16th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Why dont you demand one hit kill for pumps at short and medium range, and ban slugs.

      Its people like you that ruin games, look at ghosts, they listened to the squeakers oh shotguns are op. Bullshit, they underpowered.

      Where is ghosts, its a dead game thanks to idiots like you and developers that are stupid enough to listen to your cowardice!

  4. curtis
    June 24th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Sorry i will take that back… slug rounds are meant to go very far. Wooo oh yeah cheese shots

  5. P47HFIND3R
    June 26th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Something I’d love to see done is being able to modify the choke on your shotguns. I’d love to use a pump-action with a super narrow choke…more range is nice; minimal spread.

  6. TENOX4
    July 8th, 2013 at 6:52 am

    What? i think this is WRONG!!!! Except for the Hawk12g. & Saiga12.. What about my AMANDA?? A.K.A AA12g fully automatic assault shotgun???? I WANT HER=)=)

    • DJ
      August 10th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Frag rounds..

  7. Hunt seeker
    July 8th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I would wish u could carry multy types of ammo with you in gameplay, Switch up the rounds for when needed. And also as well a slughunter scope :)

  8. ForgotSomething?
    September 2nd, 2013 at 12:31 am

    You sure did forget the DBV-12. It was seen on a gameplay trailer.
    It is a semi-auto shotgun version of AK-12. Make sure to include it!

  9. mike
    October 6th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Just wanted to say, I’m playing the beta and the shotguns are great weapons. The problem with them is when you reload one shell, you lose 8 shells

  10. the domb
    October 18th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    how much is the range on the 870 and y does it say maximum and minimum damadge different and different colors

  11. Spectre
    November 2nd, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Yeah Curtis I’ve been playing bf4 and they didn’t shorten range

  12. Jdm2323
    November 10th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Is the Dao-12 even in BF4 because I haven’t seen it or are does anybody know if it’s going to be a DLC gun or something?

  13. Danny
    December 17th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I haven’t got BF4 yet, but I hope the Saiga isn’t going to be like in BF3. Saiga 12G + Frag rounds = Semi auto RPG.

  14. Laurence Scoles
    January 10th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    LOL! In bf3 I had used a USAS with Frag and shot down a jet flying low over me – that was awesome

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