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The Assault Shotgun is a Tier III primary weapon featured in World War Z.


The Assault Shotgun is a primary weapon that can be picked up during gameplay. As a powerful tier 3 weapon, it often does not show up until the last swarm battle of a campaign.


As a part of the shotgun class, it has extremely high stopping power and damage at close range but is poor at long range and sniping situations.

The base amount of rounds that it can hold is 12 at no upgrades, and at a max upgrade, it holds 20, making it the op weapon in almost every can as most zombies are close-range combat and being a shotgun. It is powerful enough to stop a Bull or kill an Infector as they are the most dangerous long-range enemies.

One of the best weapons in the entire game for stopping swarms from towering up, due to the high damage and stopping power of shotguns in general. It also penetrates hordes quite easily.

Tier I
Scout Rifle • Compact SMG • Shotgun • Pistol • Machine Pistol • Flaregun
Tier II
Assault Rifle • Sporting CarbineClassic Battle RifleClassic Bullpup Rifle • Light Automatic WeaponSMG • Combat Shotgun • Sniper Rifle • PDWCompact ShotgunDouble-Barreled Shotgun • Revolver
Tier III
Assault Carbine • Battle Rifle • Bullpup RifleAdvanced Combat Weapon • Advanced SMGSpecial SMG • Assault Shotgun • CrossbowGrenade Launcher
Melee Weapons

Melee Weapons

Heavy Weapons

Payload RifleRPG LauncherMachinegunMGLHeavy Assault ShotgunChainsawFlamethrower


Frag GrenadeMasking Gas GrenadeMolotov CocktailC4Claymore MineSupply BagStun GunStim PistolQuadrocopterMobile Shield

Defense Systems

AutoturretBarbed WireFenceHigh Voltage GridMortarSound TrapStationary Machinegun