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Heavy Shotgun

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Heavy Shotgun
Production information
Faction

Combine

Manufacturer

Combine

Type

Shotgun

Technical specifications
Damage

High

Ammo type

Shells

Operation

Semi automatic box-fed

Rate of fire

Slow

Accuracy

Medium

Range

Medium

Usage
Used by

Combine Charger

Game information
Entity

weapon_shotgun

The Combine Heavy Shotgun[1] is the primary weapon of Combine Chargers in Half-Life: Alyx.

Overview[edit]

The Heavy Shotgun is of relatively large size, and appears to be box-fed and semi automatic. It is capable of devastating damage and can pose a serious threat to the player. Chargers use these weapons to dangerous effect, and it is especially lethal in close quarters. However, its fire rate is extremely slow with notable intervals between shots, and it also requires longer time to reload. It bears practically no similarity to its successor, and like the Pulse Rifle and Heavy Machine Gun, cannot be picked up or used by the player.

Behind the scenes[edit]

In the first released screenshots of Alyx, the Suppressor was shown to be using the Heavy Shotgun instead of the Heavy Machine Gun.

The model has a set of unused animations that reveal a Tau Cannon charging attachment[2] that extends and retracts from the top of the weapon.

Trivia[edit]

The rear of this weapon shares visual similarities with Alyx's Shotgun, suggesting the two are related in some way.

When firing, the Charger appears to pump the barrel of his shotgun after each shot, despite his weapon clearly not being pump-action. This is most likely a developer oversight.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Half-Life: Alyx game files, "muzzleflash_particle" name muzzleflash_heavy_shotgun.vpcf, material name shotgun_heavy.vmat
  2. Half-Life: Alyx game files, weapon model vr_shotgun.vmdl, animations shotgun_heavy_tau_open, shotgun_heavy_tau_close, and shotgun_heavy_tau_rotate