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Mozambique Shotgun
Mozambique SG.png
Triple-barrel shotgun pistol
Profile
Type Shotgun
Fire modes Auto
Ammo type Shotgun Shells.svg Shotgun Shells
Rate of fire 132 RPM
Projectile speed 10000 UPS
Arenas
Base cost Materials0
Level 1 upgrade cost Materials50
Level 2 upgrade cost Materials125
Level 3 upgrade cost Materials200
Total cost Materials?
Damage
Head 23/pellet (1.5x)
69 (23×3) total
Body 15/pellet
45 (15×3) total
Legs 14/pellet
42 (14×3) total
Body DPS 33~99
Tactical
Magazine size 6
Tac reload time 2.10 seconds
Full reload time 2.60 seconds
ADS speed penalty -0%
Recoil Negligible

The Mozambique Shotgun is a fully automatic triple-barrel shotgun pistol that utilizes Shotgun Shells.svg Shotgun Shells. It shoots three pellets in the shape of a triangle.

It has an April Fools variant that can only be found on that day, with a larger magazine, faster fire rate, and higher damage per pellet.

Damage Profile[]

Target Damage [note 1] Shots to kill [note 2]
100 HP 150 HP 175 HP 200 HP 225 HP
Head 69 2 3 3 3 4
Helmet.svg Level 1 Helmet 63 2 3 3 4 4
Helmet.svg Level 2 Helmet 60 2 3 3 4 4
Helmet.svg Level 3/4 Helmet 57 2 3 4 4 4
Body 45 3 4 4 5 5
Leg 42 3 4 5 5 6
Fortified.svg Fortified Legends[note 3]
Target Damage [note 1] Shots to kill [note 2]
100 HP 150 HP 175 HP 200 HP 225 HP
Head 60 2 3 3 4 4
Helmet.svg Level 1 Helmet 54 2 3 4 4 5
Helmet.svg Level 2 Helmet 51 2 3 4 4 5
Helmet.svg Level 3/4 Helmet 48 3 4 4 5 5
Body 39 3 4 5 6 6
Leg 36 3 5 5 6 7

Note: Fortified head shot damages may vary +-3. This is due to uncertainty over whether Fortified reduces non rounded or rounded damage numbers. This difference is negligible on non pellet based weapons.

  1. Shotgun Damage is calculated per pellet.
    Example: The Mozambique's head shot damage is calculated by 15dmg/pellet x 1.5 = 22.5dmg/pellet which rounds to 23dmg/pellet giving you 69 damage total. Whereas if you multiply the Mozambique's total body damage of 45 by its head shot multiplier of 1.5 you get 68 damage which is not equal to it's in game head shot damage of 69.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Body Shield.svg Body Shields and Evo Shield.svg Evo Shields increase hitpoints.
  3. Fortified.svg Fortified decreases damage taken by 15%.

Attachments[]

Main article: Attachments
Optics
Others

Arenas Upgrades[]

Attachment 1st Upgrade 2nd Upgrade 3rd Upgrade
1x HCOG Classic.svg 1x HCOG “Classic”
1x Holo.svg 1x Holo
2x HCOG Bruiser.svg 2x HCOG “Bruiser”
1x-2x Variable Holo.svg 1x-2x Variable Holo
1x Digital Threat.svg 1x Digital Threat
Shotgun Bolt.svg Shotgun Bolt

Pros and Cons[]

Pros
  • Automatic.
  • Good hipfire accuracy.
  • Good fire rate.
  • No movement penalty when aiming down sights.
  • Can be purchased for free in Arena modes.
Cons
  • Very slow projectile speed.
  • Low DPS.
  • Requires precise aim to deal high damage against enemies.
  • Damage drops at certain ranges.
  • 1× headshot multiplier at 38+ meters.

Skins[]

There are a total of 56 weapon skins for the Mozambique Shotgun; 10 Legendary, 6 Epic, 24 Rare and 16 Common.

  • The Dragon Slayer - Needs Honor Guard and Legend Tokens 10,500
  • Monochromatic - Needs Brother of the Blade and Legend Tokens 6,500

History[]


Trivia[]

  • The name and triangular pellet pattern of the weapon is a reference to the Mozambique Drill technique of shooting someone twice in the chest and once in the head.
    • Bangalore may say a reference to the Mozambique Drill when pinging a Mozambique Shotgun.
    • The Mozambique Drill is also referenced with an Anniversary Icon.svg Anniversary event challenge of the same name.
  • Since the game has been released, the Mozambique Shotgun has become a popular meme among players due to it being hardly viable in the mid to late game because of the low damage output and a very slow time to kill; the weapon is also memed for the line Mozambique here!, said by all Legends when pinging one, with players especially mocking Lifeline because of her unique accent. Even after the addition of Hammerpoint Rounds.svg Hammerpoint Rounds in Season 2.svg Season 2 and a magazine size increase in Season 6.svg Season 6, and another magazine size increase but the removal of Hammerpoint Rounds.svg Hammerpoint Rounds in Season 9.svg Season 9, making the weapon somewhat more viable than it was on release, the meme is still popular to this day.
  • During Season 1.svg Season 1, the Mozambique Shotgun had a unique drop animation where the Legends would forcefully throw it on the ground instead of simply letting the weapon fall. It has been removed in Season 2.svg Season 2.

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