While Activision almost certainly introduced the new guns to shake up the meta, they also announced several weapon balancing changes; however, interestingly, there were no buffs or nerfs for the shotgun weapon class.
Naturally, players will be scrambling to figure out which weapons to use in the new meta. Luckily, we have players covered in our list of shotgun tier for COD Mobile Season 1 2022. So without further ado, here is our list of the best shotguns to use, ranked from best to worst.
COD Mobile Season 1 2022 Shotgun Tier List
Shotguns are short-range barreled weapons that fire many small pellet shots. They deal incredible damage in close combat. Shotguns are great for players who want to get close to their enemies.
Notes: Our tier lists aren't an exact science; however, we strive to make our list of shotguns as accurate as possible.
Description of levels
- S-level: These are powerful meta shotguns that deliver insane damage. S-tier shotguns are an absolute "must" this season.
- Level A: These shotguns can rival S-tier weapons when paired with the right attachments or loadout that best suits the player's playstyle.
- Level B: The Tier B shotgun deals a lot of damage when paired with the perfect loadout. They are average.
- C-Tier : You'll need the perfect loadout to make this shotgun a worthy pickup.
- Level D: The trash-level shotgun. A disposable weapon you probably shouldn't use.
Shotgun Tier List
There are a total of eight shotguns in COD Mobile Season 1 2022. Again, the latest “Heist” patch update did not include any balance changes for the shotgun weapon class; therefore, we've ranked each weapon based on how it performs in the meta.
Tier S Shotgun:
The HS0405 is the strongest shotgun in COD Mobile Season 1 2022 after getting a hip fire buff and ADS bullet spread last season. Additionally, the gun deals insane damage at close range, capable of blasting enemies to smithereens.
Of course, players can rely on the KRM-262, which has also gained popularity, thanks to its high mobility and damage. However, the KRM-262 has a slower rate of fire than the HS0405, which makes it less attractive.
The Shorty and R9-0 are solid shotguns in COD Mobile, both of which deal high damage. As with previous seasons, you can't go wrong with either weapon.
Tier B shotguns:
The BY15 is a shotgun that lacks the accuracy and damage of the other guns on this list. It's not the worst shotgun in the game, nor the best; however, it will take a perfect loadout to really shine.
Tier C Shotgun:
The Echo was once a solid A-level shotgun, but has fallen out of favor in recent seasons. We'd love to see the Echo return to its former glory, but it takes a few buffs to get there.
Tier D Shotgun:
The Striker and HS2126 made our "trash level" weapons in the current season. We suggest avoiding these weapons unless players are trolling in their games.
This completes our list of the best shotguns of COD Mobile Season 1 2022, ranked from best to worst. If you disagree with our ranking, then you're out of luck, we don't care.
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