The Auto Shotgun is an eight-barreled, automatic, mechanically indexing shotgun that appears in Serious Sam 2 and Serious Sam's Bogus Detour.

Overview[edit | edit source]

When the fire key is pressed, one shell is shot, then the gun indexes to the next barrel. Since the gun automatically indexes to the next loaded barrel, rather than manually re-chambered with a pump, it has a slightly faster rate of fire over the 12 Gauge Pump-Action Shotgun, although the two are comparable.

Unlike the Serious Sam 1 shotguns, the auto shotgun in Serious Sam 2 has a very tight spread, making it usable at even long distance. In Serious Sam's Bogus Detour, the shotgun has a much wider spread, which reduces its range, but it has a much higher rate of fire.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

In Serious Sam 2, the auto shotgun is a fairly common weapon, though in Serious Sam's Bogus Detour, it only appears once as a secret on the secret level Serious Sabotage.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 2[edit | edit source]

  • In Serious Sam 2, the auto shotgun works best against weak enemies, such as Orcs and Beheaded Kamikazes. Its fire rate allows the player to tackle up even large groups of weak enemies with ease. It can be a useful alternate to the Colt Anaconda if the player needs to take out a group of small enemies, especially if they don't have enough time to use the anaconda.
  • Because of its tight spread, the auto shotgun also works well against enemies at long range. However, it shouldn't be used against medium or strong enemies because of how little damage it does when the target starts coming close.
  • If the player switches their weapon directly after firing, and then switches immediately back to the shotgun, the player can fire without having to wait for the next barrel to line up. This allows the player to fire at a drastically increased firing rate so long as they can maintain the pattern.

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour[edit | edit source]

  • As the auto shotgun has a wide spread, this limits the weapon's range against targets that are far away, but it still makes a useful asset against multiple weak enemies in close quarters.
  • Though shells are a common source of ammunition, the auto shotgun can expend ammo quickly if one uses the weapon too often.
  • It is a good weapon to use for dealing rapid damage to tough enemies which you can then finish off with a different weapon to conserve ammunition. It is still best to keep your distance though to reduce the chance of taking damage from their attacks.

Related achievements[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour[edit | edit source]

Auto Shotgun.jpg Auto Shotgun
Find the Auto Shotgun.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 2[edit | edit source]

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Serious Sam's Bogus Detour[edit | edit source]

Auto Shotgun SSBD.png

List of appearances[edit | edit source]

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