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The Combat Shotgun is a returning weapon in Doom Eternal, and is the Doom Slayer's starting weapon in the game. It has modifications similar to the one in DOOM, except it launches up to three timed sticky grenades for the first mod (Five Spot enables up to five), and the second mod turns the shotgun into a full-blown Full-Auto Gatling shotgun.

Combat Characteristics[]

Despite a wealth of armament options for the modern combat specialist, this trusty workhorse remains a firm favorite among operatives. When matched against super-heated plasmoids or gauss driven projectiles, the ballistic impact of the Combat Shotgun holds it's own. The simplicity of the design ensures the weapon is extremely quick and reliable, yet the vast array of ammunition types make it versatile and flexible. Colloquially known as the "Crowd Appeaser", a locked and loaded Combat Shotgun will pacify even the most riotous of assailants. - Codex Entry

The Combat Shotgun packs a wallop at close range, gibbing most fodder demons in one hit. This makes it an efficient weapon for clearing out large groups of fodder demons, or as a reliable primary firearm for combat encounters.

However, the Combat Shotgun has a short range, making it next to useless at long ranges.


Sticky Bombs[]

The Sticky Bomb mod deals a lot of damage at medium and long range, making it useful for eliminating weak points.


Sticky Bombs deal 50 damage on impact, and 350 splash damage.


Sticky Bombs
Hold the Weapon Mod button to turn the Combat Shotgun into a grenade launcher that can fire up to five sticky bombs
Quick Rack Sticky Bomb reload speed is decreased by 20%. 3 Weapon Upgrade Points
Bigger Boom Sticky Bomb explosion is increased by 45%. 6 Weapon Upgrade Points
Five Spot Launch 5 Sticky Bombs before having to reload. Mastery Challenge: Destroy 25 Arachnotron turrets


The Full Auto mod can devastate strong opponents, though it chews through ammo quickly.


Full-Auto deals 2560 damage per second.


Full Auto
Hold the Weapon Mod button to transform the Combat Shotgun into a fully automatic weapon
Quick Recovery Full Auto mode recovery speed is increased by 50% 1 Weapon Upgrade Point
Faster Transform Full Auto mode transform speed is increased by 50% 3 Weapon Upgrade Points
Fast Feet Movement speed when in Full Auto mode is increased by 20% 5 Weapon Upgrade Points
Salvo Extender Killing a demon with the Full Auto mod will drop shell ammo. Mastery Challenge: Kill 15 Pinkies


The Combat Shotgun shares its ammo pool with the Super Shotgun. The player can increase their max ammo cap by using Sentinel Crystals and allocating its power to "Ammo" subsystem.

"Ammo" Level Max Ammo
1 16
2 18
3 20
4 22
5 24

Weapon Skins[]

As with most other weapons in Doom Eternal, the Combat Shotgun has several weapon skins available. The Praetor shotgun skin can be unlocked when all mods for the shotgun are mastered in a single save. The Classic Shotgun skin was only available as part of the Rip & Tear pre-order DLC.