Garena Free Fire shotguns - Complete list and guide
Fearsome close-combat weapons.
Welcome to PocketGamers’ Free Fire shotguns guide! You’ve probably seen the other guides we wrote on Free Fire weapons, but in case you’ve missed here are the links:
Shotguns were first made in the early 19th century. They were mostly utilized by cavalry troops, as it was easy to shoot and hit from the horseback. Later on, Winchester made a first pump-action shotgun, which the US troops used successfully in the trench fighting during WWI. Today, they have a much wider field of use: hunting, military, special forces, and even personal protection.
Simple Free Fire shotguns guideIt’s really simple to learn how to use shotguns in Free Fire properly! They are close-range weapons, and you should only utilize them when the foe isn’t too far. Also, they are excellent guns when it comes to the end of the round, and when the zone starts narrowing down around you.
The first lesson you need to learn is - don’t use shotguns in open spaces! You can use them only if there are enough obstacles to hide behind. Otherwise, the opponents will tear you to shreds with any gun while you are trying to get in range.
So, when do you use a shotgun in Free Fire?At the start of the round, your opponents won’t have any vests and helmets for protection. This will allow you to rip them to shreds with shotguns. You can easily headshot someone with a shotgun as it’s a close-range weapon, and this will always result in a one-shot kill in Free Fire.
Another good advice would be, whenever you are about to enter a house or any other building that’s not a factory with wide open space. In Free Fire shotgun is by far the most effective gun you can use to clear buildings.
If you’re a Free Fire shotguns expert, you’ll know how to use the gloo walls to close down your opponent. This action will force him into the closest possible combat, where you have a huge advantage with a shotgun. It is by far the simplest way to get them to play by your rules!
Since Garena Free Fire is a third-person shooter, it’s easy to use corners to set up ambushes. And what better way to set up an ambush, then with a shotgun! When the opponent is too far out, hide behind the first corner so you can see your enemy. He won’t be able to see you. Wait until he comes close enough, get out and wreck him.
Whatever he uses, he won’t be able to down you first.
Let’s dive into the Free Fire shotguns list and guides!
SPAS12 shotgun guide
SPAS12 is the first one we’ll cover in the Free Fire shotguns guide. SPAS 12 is the Italian made shotgun that was made in the last twenty years of the 20. Century. Afterward, it was replaced by the SPAS 15. It’s still used throughout the world, but the most noticeable unit still using it would be the US SWAT forces.
Free Fire SPAS 12 is a tremendous weapon. It has a pump action fire, deals huge damage and you can put the magazine improvement on it, as well as the stock for better balance. It is right in the middle of the M1887 and M1014, with pump action firing system like M1887, while having a lot more shells.
RATE OF FIRE: 42
RELOAD SPEED: 34
MOVEMENT SPEED: 60
ARMOR PENETRATION: 0
ATTACHMENTS: MAGAZINE, STOCK
M1014 shotgun guide
M1014 is another Italian shotgun in Free Fire. 2 out of 3! M1014 is a military version of the M4 Benelli shotgun. It’s produced in the last twenty years, and it’s a favorite weapon of special forces all over the world.
M1014 is a great shotgun for newer players in Garena Free Fire. I highly recommend this weapon to any new shotgun users! It will allow you to learn the basics quickly, molding you into a proper shotgun player. Since it has automatic fire and 6 rounds by default, it’s much more forgiving in case you miss than the M1887.
Damage and the rest of the stats are pretty close to SPAS (SPAS is leading by a small margin), however, M1014 is automatic, so they are not comparable by sheer stats.
- DAMAGE: 94
- RATE OF FIRE: 38
- RANGE: 10
- RELOAD SPEED: 20
- MAGAZINE: 6
- ACCURACY: 10
- MOVEMENT SPEED: 60
- ARMOR PENETRATION: 0
- ATTACHMENTS: STOCK
M1887 shotgun guide
M1887 is the first repeating shotgun ever made. It’s the work of the legendary John Browning and he made it for the Winchester company.
In Free Fire M1887 is a sawed-off shotgun that has a low range. But that’s not what it’s known for. It’s known for having the most single-shot damage in the whole Garena Free Fire! Even though the weapon only has two rounds of ammo (shells) it’s still favored by many players as the close range alternative. It also has armor penetration, which the two above mentioned shotguns don’t have.
However, we do not recommend the new players to play with M1887, as it’s pretty unforgiving when you miss, and if you are new to the game, you’ll miss a lot. The weapon cannot be improved.
- DAMAGE: 100
- RATE OF FIRE: 42
- RANGE: 10
- RELOAD SPEED: 76
- MAGAZINE: 2
- ACCURACY: 10
- MOVEMENT SPEED: 62
- ARMOR PENETRATION: 54
- ATTACHMENTS: NONE
Best shotgun in Free Fire
There is no doubt, M1014 is the best shotgun in Garena Free Fire! Its stats are similar to the other two shotguns, but it has automatic fire, which gives a huge advantage whenever you have to dish out a few shots in shorter periods of time. Also, it’s a much more newbie-friendly weapon!