Shotguns are the most powerful gun class in Free Fire at close range. Due to their high damage per bullet - you can just go around one-shotting people with a headshot. Currently, there are five shotguns in the game, with the newest being the futuristic "Charge Buster" weapon.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase a list of all shotguns in Free Fire MAX 2022, ranked from best to worst.

1. Charge Buster

The Charge Buster is the best Shotgun in Free Fire MAX currently, with a special skill similar to the CG 15. Players can hold the fire button to charge and increase its damage, range, and reduce spread. However, constantly holding the button is not an option, as charges reset when players surpass the threshold.

Players can charge the gun by holding the fire button.

The Charge Buster has surpassed the M1887 to become the most powerful single-shot weapon in the game. When charged, one shot is enough to instantly kill a target, however, players need some practice to be able to do this. This gun can destroy vehicles and gloo walls very easily. With 2 charged shots, players can blow up Jeeps, blue cars and sports cars. Small vehicles like the amphibious bike can be blown up with a single shot.

2. M1887

The Winchester Model 1887 is a large-caliber double-shot shotgun using lever-action mechanics. The shotgun has become iconic for its use in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, with the Terminator using it as the weapon of choice. It is the most popular shotgun in Free Fire to date.

The M1887 is best for performing 'One shot kill'

Overall, the M1887 is an explosive weapon, with the highest damage stat in the game and 54 armor penetration on top. This makes the gun effective at any stage of the game. The 21 range is actually higher than all other shotguns in Free Fire - you can stand a little bit further and still hit the target.

3. MAG-7

The MAG-7 was created as a CQC weapon, combining aspects of a pump-action shotgun and a submachine gun. The version of the gun in Free Fire has a shorter barrel, which leads to a bigger spread.

MAG-7 in Free Fire
The Mag-7 is the best automatic shotgun currently, as its recoil and fire rate is higher than the M1014.

Overall, it has the lowest damage in the shotgun class - in exchange for its much higher fire rate and reload speed. Unlike other shotguns, you can also equip the MAG-7 with a foregrip to further reduce its recoil.

4. M1014

The M1014 in real life is a semi-automatic shotgun produced almost 100 years after the M1887, by an Italian firearm company. The M1014 shotgun has always been a solid option for close-range combats and it is a very new player-friendly. The weapon has a reasonable magazine size, high damage. You don't have to worry too much if you miss a shot or two.

Best Shot Gun In Free Fire
The M1040 shotgun is very easy to use for new players because it has high damage and a big magazine size

5. SPAS12

The SPAS12 was actually quite popular before it got nerfed to the ground by Garena. It was once used to counter the M1014 because it has a high range and accuracy but then Garena nerfed both, making it really weak. And when the M1887 was released, no one even wants to use the SPAS12 anymore and the weapon is completely forgotten by players.

Free Fire Spas12 Shotgun
The SPAS is considered the least popular shotgun in the game.

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