PUBG Mobile Best Shotguns

Best Shotguns in PUBG Mobile

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PUBG Mobile is a widely popular battle royale game that offers a plethora of unique game modes, weapons, game maps, and more. With millions of players playing the game concurrently across different servers, players are bound to get in tough situations in matches, high PVP engagements and this leads to a question that is more of a preference. Which weapon should I use to win?.

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A game like PUBG Mobile offers a lot of choices when it comes to the Arsenal. Each of the weapons is divided into different categories like Snipers, ARs, Shotguns, Pistols, and so on.

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Though, there is another form of categorization that is quite often used in the PUBG Mobile community. We are talking about the category of weapons based on range, i.e, Long Range, Short Range, Mid Range Weapons.


DBS Shotgun is a Drop Weapon in PUBG Mobile that has an effective range of 15m and hit damage of 26. In terms of raw power and potential DBS is one of the best, if not, the best shotgun in the entire game.

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In terms of Magazine size, DBS carries 14 rounds of 12 Gauge. It is a bullpup rifle that fires like a burst rifle. Shotguns are mainly used for short-range engagements and DBS is good at that.

The reload time, range, and requirement of good aim is where DBS fails as it cannot be used for long-range, reloading the 14 rounds take an obscene amount of time, and as a Bullpup rifle players should better not miss their shots.


S12K is the best shotgun available in PUBG Mobile when we take accessibility, high damage, fire-rate, and bullet spread into consideration. Unlike DBS, S12K is a ground loot weapon and its high accessibility and ease of use make it one of the most community-recommended shotguns.

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In terms of damage, S12K does 24 hit damage per pellet, a range of 25M, and a magazine size of 5(base).

S12K is the best shotgun to use at almost any range.


S1897 is a beast of a shotgun in terms of raw damage. It has a range of 25m(best), effective range of 80m and shot spread of 5.5. Among the list of all available shotguns the s1897 is one of the most stable ones.

However, missing a shot may result in your death as it takes an obscene amount of time to charge another shot.

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PUBG Mobile is a free to play, battle royale game currently available on Android and iOS devices. There is also a PC and Console version of the game handled by the original developers and PUBG Corp.

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Hritwik is a guides writer who has been writing about video games for almost a decade. He is a Computer Science graduate who has always been into gaming. Most of the time, you will find him covering News and Guides for various publications. And when he is not working, you will find him fighting with his friends about how good of a gamer he is. His favorite games include Fallout 76, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Souls series, Genshin Impact, and The Last of Us.

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