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Shotgun (Dead Rising 2)
Type Firearm
Uses 20 (Dead Rising 2)
15 (Case West)
Strength Great
Location See article
Fits in Inventory Yes

The shotgun is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

This weapon fires a spray cone of lead pellets, making it lethal at close-quarters, but pitiful at long range. It can be combined with a pitchfork to create the Boomstick in Case Zero and Dead Rising 2.[1]

It is not recommended that players give the survivors shotguns, as more often than not, the friendly AI will end up shooting Chuck as well if he ends up in their line of fire. It is a good firearm against psychopaths.[1]

The shotgun can be found on zombified security guards, particularly in the arena, as well as on the Silver Strip and certain areas of Fortune Park. There are also shotguns found in the gun store on the second floor of the Palisades Mall.[1]


Dead rising shotgun main
  • Main: Tap X/Square to fire at a nearby enemy.

  • Ranged: Hold Ltrigger/L2 to go into aim mode, then tap X/Square or pull Righttrigger/R2 to shoot at a manual target.


Case ZeroEdit

Dead Rising 2Edit

Locations in game filesEdit

Source: items.txt for Dead Rising 2.


Dead rising kitty zombie shot by shotgun

Zombie crawling towards Chuck after being shot in the leg

Dead rising zombieshot in arm by shotgun

Zombie shambling towards Chuck as it bleeds out from shotgun wound to arm

  • In Dead Rising 2: Case West, the ammo capacity of the shotgun is reduced by 5.
  • Zombies shot in the arm will sometimes continue to shamble as they bleed out; they will fall a few seconds later. Zombies shot in the leg will sometimes crawl towards Chuck for a few seconds then die.
  • The shotgun appears to be based on a Mossberg 500 Cruiser.
  • When Chuck equips a shotgun, he will pump it immediately.
    • There is a bug that prevents Chuck from pumping his shotgun, however, the pumping sound is still heard. To fix it, just fire it and re-equip it again.
  • In a review for weapons in Dead Rising 2, the shotgun was rated 8 out of 10, compared to the handgun being rated 5 out of 10.[1]
  • It is speculated that each shotgun pellet is equal to the damage of a single handgun round.[Verification needed]
  • At medium range, shooting this gun into 7 zombies or fewer will result in a one-hit kill regardless of where Chuck aims.



  1. On high steel girders; climb up the speakers to the right
  2. Behind the counter near the entrance
  3. On top of the air ducts close to the hotel; climb up the scaffolding
  4. There will always be a cop zombie with a shotgun on top of the slot machines by the huge Aztec statue
  5. Can be obtained after he is defeated


  1. a b c d Willis, Sam (May 31, 2011). "Weapons Guide: Introduction and Firearms Dead Rising 2– PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC". Retrieved May 31, 2011.