What is Combat Shotgun Special Ammo in Darktide?

Warhammer 40K: Darktide has lots of powerful weapons with special actions that allow you to knock down enemies in different ways with your team. More importantly, the special actions for each weapon have their use.

For instance, if you’re using Kickback as Ogryn Skullbreaker and when you press the special button of Kickback its uses Bash to attack its a firearm that target your enemies. Similarly to that if you use a special attack on Lasgun its shoots a flashlight that targets your next enemy.

But most of the players are getting confused about Combat Shotgun’s special attack like what it really does during the fight against the enemies. Don’t worry here in we cover information that helps you understand what is the use of the Shotgun Special Attack in Dartkide.

What Does Combat Shotgun Special Ammo Do in Darktide?

If you used Combat Shotgun previously in Darktide then you must remember when you press the special attack while using the Combat Shotgun. The character will start loading the ammo in the gun and when you fire ammo it sounds wired from normal fire. That’s all you see what happens when you use the special ammo in Shotgun.

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But the thing is when you use the regular fire in Combat Shotgun its blasts in a circle pattern and when you use the special ammo button in Shotgun its blasts in a horizontal pattern as you also see in the above screenshot.

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So if you use regular fire from a shotgun it creates a circular pattern that can be useful to knock down the individual enemy. However, with the use of special ammo, you can easily knock down multiple enemies at the same time because it creates a horizontal line. We recommend you to aim for the head with the special attack of Shotgun to gain more kills without having much hassle.

The special ammo in Darktide is helpful based on the situation you are facing in the game. Special attacks for each weapon can be a life saver for you if you know what is used for during the fight.

This is end of this guide for more related guides such as all Orgyn Weapons or does Darktide has friendly fire and more do check our Warhammer 40K: Darktide guides.

Warhammer 40K: Darktide is developed and published by FatShark. Currently, it was available for Windows PC, Xbox Series X and S only.