Shotgun range

#1 Posted by withateethuh (726 posts) -

Yeah I know this has probably been made before but wtf is with the shotgun range in this game? I keep getting killed out of nowhere and when I see the person who killed me they are standing atleast 50 feet away from wherever I was. How does this occur?

#2 Posted by natetodamax (19415 posts) -

The 12. Slugs/Shotgun/Whatever it's called specialization dramatically increases the range of shotguns.

#3 Posted by MeierTheRed (4999 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" The 12. Slugs/Shotgun/Whatever it's called specialization dramatically increases the range of shotguns. "
Yeah i think those are the 12 Gauge Sabot rounds, sacrifices power for range.
#4 Edited by withateethuh (726 posts) -

Its too bad that they still seem pretty damn powerful. Like its not that bad every once in a while but the other day it was like 6 people on the same team with shotguns doing that shit.

#5 Posted by Djeffers03 (2544 posts) -

Can you still shotgun snipe like when the game first came out?

#6 Posted by withateethuh (726 posts) -

I don't remember the first game having that issue but this is probably the same thing. Though I only noticed it a few months in.

#7 Posted by natetodamax (19415 posts) -
@Djeffers03: They decreased the range a bit, but you can still shoot incredibly far. 
@withateethuh: The first game didn't have specializations, so the shotguns only shot at their specified range.
#8 Posted by JimmyTheExploder (33 posts) -

To be fair the range on them isnt that crazy. Modern shotguns with the use of sabot slugs can easily be effective at ranges up to 100m. Anyway I love shotgun sniping in bc2, especially beating normal snipers in sniper battles with a shotgun now that is funny!
If you cant beat them join them, trust me its fun.

#9 Posted by Scrawnto (2488 posts) -
@Djeffers03: I've been recon with a 12x scope and been outsniped by a shotgunner. Needless to say, it was a little embarrassing.
#10 Posted by Djeffers03 (2544 posts) -
@Scrawnto: Yes I have had the same experience, not the highlight of my gaming life...
#11 Posted by withateethuh (726 posts) -
@JimmyTheExploder:  But considering that gameplay wise thats also the effective range of a lot of the assault rifles and smgs, its really sorta bullshit.
#12 Posted by Scrawnto (2488 posts) -
@JimmyTheExploder: Unfortunately, I can't join them. I don't have the sabot slugs unlocked yet.
#13 Posted by JimmyTheExploder (33 posts) -
@withateethuh:  Yer totally get where your coming from, although as a shotgun sniper myself I do know an easy counter. I have found that I cannot shotgun snipe well unless I stand still when I take the shot. So if you use assault rifles or smgs, just keep strafing whilst firing and you'll probably win.
#14 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

Yeah, the shotgun range is ridiculous. I remember toying around with that before they somewhat patched it. It infuriates people.

#15 Posted by CenturionCajun (1461 posts) -

Also, keep in mind that the really powerful shotguns have very small magazines and a long reload to cock it. If they miss that first time and you see them they're usually done.

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