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Shotguns are a type of Weapon in Spelunky 2.


Shotguns can be obtained via various means:

Shops Drops Miscellaneous
Weapon Shops Shopkeepers Crates (49/5000 chance)
Dice Houses Tusk's Bodyguards Presents (1/25 chance)
Tun's Curio Shops Randomly buried in terrain
Caveman Shops (rare)
Ghist Shops


When used, Shotguns fire a blast of buckshot in front of the user. Blasts consist of 6 pellets, each dealing 4 damage. If a pellet hits an entity, there is a brief delay before another pellet can damage it, in order to prevent them from taking too much damage at once.

After being fired, there is a delay of 49 frames (24 frames with a Powerpack equipped) before the Shotgun can be fired again.

Firing also recoils the user back by approximately a tile's length, and knocks them off of any ropes, ladders, or similar climbing object that they were on. If the climbable object was against a wall, firing from against the wall briefly knocks the user off, before they automatically reattach to the object. Riding a Mount or wearing a Powerpack greatly decreases recoil and prevents it from pushing the user off of climbable objects.


  • Shotguns can deal heavy damage, although care for one's surroundings should be taken when utilizing one.
  • It is possible to jump one tile higher with the shotgun's recoil by firing and then jumping in rapid succession. This is a strategy known as "shotgun jumping", and can be combined with Spring Shoes to effectively double the Spelunker's natural jumping height.

Version History

Disclaimer: All content from Version 1.25 and onwards are currently unavailable on PS4.
In Europe, Africa, Middle East & Oceania, all content after Version 1.20.4d are also unavailable on PS4. This is due to multiple reasons, although content will be available in the future.

  • No version history available.

Other games

Appearances in other Spelunky games:

Spelunky 2 Items
Equipment PasteSpectaclesClimbing GlovesPitcher's MittSpring ShoesSpike ShoesCompassAlien CompassParachuteUdjat EyeKapalaAnkhTablet of DestinySkeleton KeyFour-Leaf Clover
Crowns HedjetCrownEggplant CrownThe True Crown
Backwear CapeVlad's CapeJetpackTelepackHoverpackPowerpack
Power-ups BombsRopesRoyal JellyCooked TurkeyElixir
Usable Items WebgunShotgunFreeze RayClone GunCrossbowCameraTeleporterMattockBoomerangMacheteExcaliburBroken SwordPlasma CannonScepterHou Yi's BowWooden ShieldMetal Shield
Miscellaneous Arrow of LightIdolThe Tusk IdolCurse PotUshabtiEggplant
Traps Bear TrapLandmine
No Journal Entry CratePresentChestKeyGold KeyLocked ChestArrowsTorchPunish BallDiePot of GoldTreasurePlayer BagGiant FoodScrap