The Shotgun is a ranged weapon, which can quickly take down large numbers of zombies. However, the shotgun is very loud, causing zombies in a large radius to shamble towards you. This is usually best used as a last stand.
The shotgun uses Shotgun Shells as ammunition.
Although a shotgun is rare, It is a very good early game weapon, as it deals high damage in a wide arc, meaning the player doesn't require a high gun skill. However, later on in the game, a pistol is a very good weapon if the aiming skill is leveled up, as it deals high damage from a range