This article is about the Doom (2016) weapon. For the weapon in the original Doom games, see Super shotgun.

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"Effective at medium and close range, the Shotgun is a versatile weapon for most encounters."
― Arsenal description [src]

The DS-117 Shotgun, more commonly known as the Combat Shotgun, is a weapon featured in Doom (2016).


The shotgun fires 10 pellets with 22 damage each, and one random one that does 26 damage so it can do up to 220-246 damage a shot. But it has a rate of fire of 900 milliseconds, and has a fairly large cone spread.


The Combat Shotgun shares its ammo pool with the Super Shotgun. The player can increase his max ammo cap by using Argent Energy Cells and allocating its power to "Ammo" subsystem.

"Ammo" Level Max Ammo
1 20
2 30
3 40
4 50
5 60


Charged Burst
Hold the Weapon Mod button to charge up a three round burst with tighter spread.
Speedy Recovery Reduces the recharge time between bursts. Weapon Upgrade Points
Rapid Fire Increases the fire rate of the burst.
Quick Load Reduces the loading time for the Charged Burst.
Power Shot Successfully hitting all three shots from the Charged Burst will increase the damage of the next burst. This effect does not stack. Purchase all upgrades and complete the Weapon Mastery challenge
Explosive Shot
Hold the Weapon Mod button to charge up an arcing explosive round.
Speedy Recovery Reduces the recharge time between explosive shots. Weapon Upgrade Points
Bigger Boom Increases the size of the explosion.
Instant Load Removes the loading time for an explosive shot.
Cluster Strike Getting a direct hit with an Explosive Shot will spawn cluster bombs that deal additional damage. Purchase all upgrades and complete the Weapon Mastery challenge


The Combat Shotgun can be unlocked in the multiplayer at level 11. The player spawns with 30 shells (40 is the max ammo). It does 4 damage a pellet with 11 pellets a shot, with one doing random damage of 3-5, so it can do 43-45 damage a hit. Like campaign, it has a 900ms reload speed and a large spread. The weapon features two fire modes:

  • Primary Fire - A pump-action shotgun with a tight spread of buckshot.
  • Weapon Mod - Loads the shotgun with lethal high-explosive mortar shotshells (Hold the Weapon Mod button).
Weapons and Equipment of Doom (2016)
Singleplayer Weapons BFG9000ChaingunChainsawCombat ShotgunFistsGauss CannonHeavy Assault RiflePistolPlasma GunRocket LauncherSuper shotgun
Equipment Delta V Jump-BootsFrag GrenadeHologramSiphon Grenade
Multiplayer Weapons BFG9000Burst RifleChainsawGauss CannonGrenade LauncherHellshotLightning GunMark V PistolReaperStatic CannonVortex Rifle
Equipment Kinetic MineLateral ThrustersPersonal TeleporterShield WallThreat PulseThreat SensorTesla Rocket
Italics = Power Weapons
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