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Shotgun Auto Turret
Basic Information
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Group Science, Tools/Traps
Category Trap
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Covering Attribute
Block Properties
Hit Points 1000
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage 9
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage 1
Power Attack Block Damage
Range 15
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type ShotgunShell.pngShotgun Shell
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth
Damage Multiplier: Metal
Damage Multiplier: Stone
Damage Multiplier: Wood
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Shotgun Wound
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Degradation per Use
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Repaired Using
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Sell: 500
Buy: 7500
Max Stack
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through


The Shotgun Auto Turret senses targets in its view and fires shotgun shells at them.


Unlocked after getting Advanced Engineering level 4, or reading the Shotgun Turret Schematic. The schematic can rarely spawn anywhere other schematics and books can be found such as bookshelves and mailboxes, however you are more likely to get it from Mo Power Crates and shelving. The Mo Power Crates and shelves specifically spawn schematics, among other things, related to electricity including the Shotgun Auto Turret.


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after attaining level 4
AdvancedEngineering.png Advanced Engineering
16′ 20"
ScrapPlastics.png 15* Scrap Polymers
Oil.png 15* Oil
MotionSensor.png 1* Motion Sensor
GunDoubleBarrelShotgunParts.png 4* Shotgun Parts
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Like the Auto Turret, the Shotgun Auto Turret will automatically target any player or Zed in its view, depending on how the player sets the target preference. The Shotgun Auto Turret can be set to target Self, Allies, Strangers, Enemies, or any combination of the four. Its line of vision can be adjusted by hitting the interact button. Once you are in the turrets interface you can click on the preview in the bottom left to manually aim the turret.. While changing the line of view, the display becomes a grainy black and white, with a blue cone in the center of vision demonstrating the extent of the turret's aggro range. So long as a recognized target falls within that range, the turret will aim and shoot until the target is dead or the turret is out of ammunition.

When filling the turret with ammunition, the player can add up to 150 rounds of Shotgun Ammo into any of the three ammunition slots, allowing for a total of 450 rounds to be loaded into the turret. The player must "Lock" the ammunition into place, or the turret won't fire. When locked, ammunition cannot be added to or removed from the turret.

The owner of a Shotgun Auto Turret can pick it up by placing a Land Claim Block nearby and holding E while activating the turret.

Video Tutorial[]

The videos below walks through crafting and using the Shotgun Turret.