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> For the ammunition type in Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, see Buckshot rounds.

The Buckshot is the T9 Prestige primary weapon of the Heavy class in Modern Combat 5: Blackout.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout Edit

Romket‑178   BMF‑12   SMASS‑410   DS‑1310   Sering 9   VOID 6   DBS 4   LSN‑25B   Buckshot    
The SMART cores of the Buckshot are set up as a neural interface. It can learn from past experience and allows for a gradual increase in accuracy for each enemy that is killed. This ability lasts until the user is killed.
—Official weapon description
Likely based onFostech Origin-12 (with drum magazine)
Rate of fireMedium
AccuracyLow-Medium (High when SMART mechanic booster reaches the max value)
Starting ammo20-23-25
Fire modeAutomatic
TierT9 Prestige SMART weapon

The Buckshot is a powerful fully automatic shotgun sporting a large drum magazine of up to 25 rounds coupled with maximum armor penetration. It possesses a solid rate of fire, and manageable recoil even when firing full-auto, making it a versatile and deadly shotgun. Its statistical profile is similar to that of the Sering 9, but superior in most areas and with close to twice the magazine capacity (though with a slight drawback in mobility over the Sering 9).

The unique mechanic of the weapon allows each kill to increase accuracy by 20%, lowering the initial shot spread, which can be stacked up to 10 times, and expiring upon death; potentially allowing for weapon effectiveness at much longer ranges than conventional shotguns. (However, it should also be noted that swapping to a secondary weapon or picking up dropped weapons also resets the stack counter back to 0).

  • High damage (on average 2 shots per kill)
  • Maximum armor penetration
  • Solid effective range
  • Large magazine size
  • SMART mechanic
  • Lower rate of fire than some other automatic shotguns
  • Omni-directional kick when ADS
  • Lower damage than pump-action or single-action shotguns
  • Lower-than-average mobility
  • Changing weapons or picking up weapons resets the SMART mechanic counter to 0.


  • The Buckshot has the highest magazine capacity of all shotguns in the Modern Combat series.

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