"4-round capacity 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Its sturdy steel action makes this popular model reliable and easy to control."
— Inventory description
— Inventory description - Japanese
"8-round capacity 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Its sturdy steel action makes this popular model reliable and easy to control."
— Inventory description (After combining with a long barrel)
— Inventory description (After combining with a long barrel) - Japanese
The W-870 is a shotgun in the Resident Evil 2 remake. This weapon is only retrievable in Leon's campaign.
- Leon Scott Kennedy: It is located in the weapons locker at the back of the Safety Deposit Room, requiring the Weapons Locker Key Card to obtain it. If the player didn't pick it up in the RPD, the shotgun will instead be found in the Security Room in NEST where the player would normally find Shotgun Shells.
- HUNK: HUNK has this weapon with attached Long Barrel and attached Shotgun Stock in his inventory when the player begins The 4th Survivor mode.
- Robert Kendo: Robert has this weapon with attached Shotgun Stock in his inventory when the player begins The Ghost Survivors mode.
- J. Martinez: Ghost can acquire this weapon with attached Long Barrel inside NEST from a Mr Raccoon Resupply machine in The Ghost Survivors mode.
- Daniel Cortini: Daniel can acquire this weapon inside Mizoil Gas Station from zombie backpacks in The Ghost Survivors mode.
By default it can hold a maximum of four Shotgun Shells in its magazine tube. Upgrading it with the Long Barrel makes it have less spread, increasing the amount of pellets hitting a target at a further range, as well as increasing the capacity to eight shells, while the Shotgun Stock increases fire rate as well as reloading speed.
The Long Barrel will increase the shotgun's size, taking two slots in the inventory from then on. It can, however, be taken on and off at will to accommodate for Leon's inventory management needs. The Stock, on the other hand, won't increase size, and will neither give the option to be taken off once applied.
The Shotgun will most likely be Leon's main weapon for taking down zombies, as it possesses the ability to nearly guarantee a critical headshot to a zombie's head on a pointblank range. The shotgun will always decapitate a zombie if 6-7 pellets out of one shot hits a zombie's head, even if a zombie would still have health remaining afterwards. Using the Long Barrel will increase the range from which this can be done, reducing risk for the player.
Even when not aiming for the head, the shotgun possesses acceptable stopping power to stun regular enemies and good damage; capable of taking down a Cerberus in one shot, as the game's code makes shotguns deal 144% damage towards them, as all the while a reliable weapon against tougher enemies such as Lickers and Ivies. Ammo for it is likewise relatively plentiful; being easily crafted from the abundant gun-powders in the game.