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Bad Company 2

Bad Company 2 Weapons Index

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The model 870 pump-action Shotgun is manufactured in the United States by the Remington Arms Company, weighing in at seven kilograms with a respectable 94 centimetre length. It finds use in a variety of things, from sports shooting to combat. The 870 is bottom loaded and side ejected, and features a tubular magazine underneath the barrel which can store three to eight shells.


Fire Mode: Pump-Action
Rate of Fire 85 RPM
Magazine Size: 4 shells
Reload time: First bullet reload is 0.755 seconds, the next bullet is 0.695 seconds and the readying action takes one second. Reloading from empty to full takes: 3.84 seconds.
Damage at 8M: 14.3 x 12
Damage at 18M+: 6 x 12
Damage with Slug at 10m: 100
Damage with Slug at 36m+: 50

The 870 shotgun possesses - as do all shotguns - complete domination in close quarters combat. Try to use this to your advantage, drawing your enemies into rooms where you can quickly finish them off. Do note, however, that although this weapon does spectacular damage, it's more suited to one vs. one encounters because of the slow rate of fire. Try and flank from behind to remove one person at a time with stealth. As a shotgun, trying to effectively use it over long distance is a lost cause without the slug attachment to greatly expand its range. Body Armour is a solid option, increasing your hit points by 25 to assist you in reaching the one-hit kill range for the 870. Magnum Ammo also proves to be useful for the 870, adding another 4.6 metres of high damage before the range decay drops below 12.5. Choosing between Body Armour and Magnum Ammo is personal choice, as both can be effective with correct usage. The extra magazine size is generally not needed.

Even though the 870 does possess iron sights, they are not used in-game while aiming. The aiming reticule is a fairly large circle, indicating it's large spread, so aiming at the chest will result in the most damage inflicted. With the slug equipped, the 870 becomes more or less a sniper rifle without a scope and no drop. Its aiming reticule changes to a cross and while aiming down sights it narrows allowing for great accuracy.

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Using the 870 is a joy, however, there are some things you have to remember. Its a pump-action shotgun, so multiple enemies will overwhelm you even with the brute force of the shotgun. Using the slug may very well be good for adding amazing range but you lose the pellet spread, so if you miss your first shot at close range you're likely to end up full of lead.

All Kit Weapons Damage Comparison

M14 EBR26039-2848.75-35--
M1 Garand26039-2848.75-35--

All Kit Weapon Spread Comparison

Spread-BuckSpread-SlugSpread-ZslugSpray B/ZRecoil-AmpRecoil-Kick
M14 EBR2321-1230
M1 Garand2321-1230