Battlefield 4 shotguns
The 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 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.