The Alien Shotgun is a long range rifle-type shotgun weapon used by the Usurpation Forces. This shotgun is a long, dual-barrel weapon that fires two white bullets with considerable accuracy and damage, making it effective at both long range and close range. It is one of the three shotguns found in the game, along with the Shotgun CS-DAZ and Shotgun C-01s. This shotgun functions more as a long-range rifle than the the other shotguns, sacrificing close-range performance for accuracy and long-range capabilities.
The Alien Shotgun is something of a double-shot version of the Alien Rifle. It functions similarly, but deals more damage, especially at close range, however, this is only the case if both of its projectiles hit the target. It looks very similar to the Alien Rifle, except with different colors and a different barrel. This is almost always used by the Advanced Usurpation Soldiers and Android T-01187s, and is seldom, if at all, ever used by any other enemy. It blurs the boundary line between shotguns and long-range weaponry. Even its range is phenomenal, as it maintains its accuracy over a significant range. This can be a rather unique trait for a shotgun.This gun in similar in appearance to the Alien Rifle. The weapon consists of a long, white trapezoid body with a small red emblem on the top front of the receiver. It sports 2 grey barrels that jut out of the front main section of the weapon. The end of the gun slants back into a pistol grip/stock and curls. The Alien Shotgun has no visible trigger, and the trigger guard is not completely enclosed. Like the Alien Rifle, this shotgun contains markings on the front side; these are most likely used as the weapon is operating.
This gun can eventually become less useful as the Campaign progresses, like other Usurpation weaponry, because enemies become stronger, and the demand for an effective close range shotgun in addition to a rifle becomes important for an arsenal. However, it can still be a very valuable weapon for several reasons. It can knock its target off balance, it has a medium firing rate and decent damage, and it has considerable range. Overall, its accuracy over a long range makes a well-rounded weapon that is suitable for many different combat roles.
The Alien Shotgun can be picked up in the levels 2 and 3. It can only be picked up from fallen Advanced Usurpation Soldiers. The weapon can also be brought from the Equipment Shop for $1500 credits. It can be upgraded for $350 credits. It has a fully upgraded price of $2550 credits.
- The Alien Shotgun's color matches both the colors of the Advanced Usurpation Soldiers and both models of the Androids from Plazma Burst 2.
- It has an abormally high fire rate for a shotgun, higher than the other two by a significant amount.
- It is also known as the Long Range Shotgun because of its accuracy and its bullets never spread out.
- It is a very common weapon in Multiplayer custom maps, being the preferred weapon by many players for its versatile combat roles.