"A combat shotgun developed for military use. It uses 12 gauge shell."
— Item examination - English
— Item examination - Japanese
The Shotgun (ショットガン shottogan ) is a weapon found in Resident Evil CODE:Veronica. This weapon is identified to be a SPAS 12.
Chris finds it in a compartment acting as a "key" for the stairs. If the player chooses to take it, the stairs will rise, preventing the player from proceeding. Chris has to find the same Shotgun and replace the previous one to proceed. Claire can later use it if the player decides to put the Shotgun previously wielded by Chris in the Item Box.
The Shotgun is very powerful at close range and, if used correctly, can kill any zombie in one shot. The player can score a headshot by aiming up and shooting, provided that the zombies are within close range. The player can also immobilize a zombie by aiming down and shooting, causing them to crawl towards you.
Note: In the trial version, the shotgun occupied 2 inventory slots instead of 1.
- Koichi Hamamura, ed (2001) (in Japanese). BIOHAZARD CODE:Veronica Kanzenban Kaitai Shinsho. Famitsu. ISBN 4-7577-0422-4.