The Shotguns is one of Weapons type in the Evolution: Battle for Utopia game.

Shotguns deliver a devastating attack at close range. As such they are very effective against enemies that do melee attacks.

Their effectiveness is lessened when attacking from farther away. Long distance shots only deliver 30% of the their rated damage.

Shotguns, Available in the Game

Shotguns Summary Table

Name Damage Min/Max Magazine Min/Max Crit Chance Min/Max Unlocked By Research Cost (Time) Cost Reduction Requirement Reduced Research Cost (Time) Construction Cost (Time)
Chopper 130/205Regular Damage 6/11 0/25 Outpost, hack near Jaafar 200Biofuel, 15Data Disks, 200Steel (00:20:00) Destroy Enemy with Shotgun (8) 160Biofuel, 12Data Disks, 160Steel (00:16:00) 1500Biofuel, 500Steel (00:15:00)
Puma 180/305Regular Damage 7/12 0/25 Gem Purchase, 15-23Player's Level 900Gems – n/a – – n/a – – n/a –
Screamer 260/440Regular Damage 6/11 0/25 Hub, Hack by Cerberus Turret 250Biofuel , 20, 400Steel (00:45:00) Destroy Enemy with Shield (8) 200Biofuel, 16Data Disks, 320Steel (00:36:00) 3500Biofuel, 1100Steel (00:45:00)
Megathrone 520/870Energy Damage 6/11 0/25 Gem Purchase, 27-42Player's Level 1600Gems – n/a – – n/a – – n/a –
Dragon 520/870Incendiary Damage 6/11 0/25 Mechanarium, Hack guarded by 2 turrets near end. 300Biofuel, 25Data Disks, 600Steel (01:00:00) Destroy Enemy with Shield (10) 240Biofuel, 20Data Disks, 480Steel (00:48:00) 7500Biofuel, 1700Steel (01:30:00), 30Player's Level,7 lvl Storage Depot
Acid 700/1190Acid Damage 6/11 0/25 Crystallite Deposit, Drops after defeating Bomber Queen. The Acid Pistol must be researched 2000Skill Points, 35 Data Disks (01:00:00) Destroy Overlord’s Parasites (30) 1600Skill Points, 28 Data Disks (00:48:00) 6500Biofuel, 1800Crystallite (02:00:00), 30Player's Level, 8 lvl Storage Depot
Legionary 1040/1765Regular Damage 6/11 0/25 Z.E.V.S., Hack after defeating 2 Mammoth Tanks 400Biofuel, 30Data Disks, 800Steel (01:30:00) Destroy Enemies with a Shotgun (30) 320Biofuel, 24Data Disks, 640Steel (01:12:00) 6500Biofuel, 1700Steel (02:00:00), 30Player's Level, 7 lvl Storage Depot
Dominion 1700/2890Energy Damage 6/11 0/25 Incubator, Hack behind location boss Hegemon-04. The Dominion Pistol must be researched 400Biofuel, 30Data Disks, 800Crystallite (01:30:00) Dominators Destroyed (15) 320Biofuel, 24Data Disks, 640Crystallite (01:12:00) 7000Biofuel, 1700Crystallite (02:00:00), 30Player's Level, 7 lvl Storage Depot



Regular Damage – Regular Damage. Good for unarmored targets (100% damage), but totally useless for armored (0%). This type of damage is Most common among Shotguns (4 of 8).

Energy Damage – Energy Damage. Good for unarmored targets (100% damage) and useful for armored (50%). This type of damage have two Shotguns – premium Megathrone and “ordinary” Dominion. Last and the best shotgun in the game at this moment.

Incendiary Damage – Incendiary Damage. Excellent for unarmored targets (130% damage), but totally useless for armored (0%). This type of damage has only one Shotgun (Dragon).

Acid Damage – Acid Damage. Good for unarmored targets (100% damage) and just brilliant for armored (130%). This type of damage has only one Shotgun (Acid). Was the best shotgun in the game until “Legacy of Dominion” update.

All Shotguns (except Dominion) can be found only in the secondary story-line locations.

Unlike Pistols, all Shotguns have the same reload sliderShotguns reload slider, same rate of fire and reload time (except Puma Shotgun).

Shotguns are the only weapons having an available Grenade Launcher add-on.

Shotguns Concept Art

Shotgunss Concept Art


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5 Responses to Shotguns

  1. avatar hello93 ( Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeant Player's Rank 38 )

    Nice 😮

  2. avatar Noob101 ( Sergeant Sergeant Player's Rank 34 )

    30% damage at longest distance (beginning of battle)
    What about at half distance, and closer distance before melee distance ? How much damage does shotguns deal at those distances?

    • avatar Noob101 ( Sergeant Sergeant Player's Rank 34 )

      I’m guessing it’s around 50% at close distance, and finally 100% at point-blank distance.

  3. avatar Pushe ( Corporal Corporal Player's Rank 11 )


    against armored enemies, I think Acid is still the best shotgun.
    Acid shotgun max dmg: 1190 + 30% = 1547
    Dominion shotgun max dmg: 2890 x 50% = 1445

    Is my math correct?

    • avatar Salvator ( Sergeant Sergeant Player's Rank 24 )

      Everything is correct.

      Except the +30% is not solid additional dmg. It’s following dmg over time. The shooting dmg alone is still 1190

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