Do you want to get the Combat Shotgun in GTA Online?
Grand Theft Auto V may be over eight years old, but its online multiplayer mode continues to compete against newer titles thanks to constant updates provided by Rockstar. Even to this date, players receive new content such as the Cayo Perico Heist DLC and Los Santos Tuners DLC.
The Cayo Perico Heist expansion brings a whole new island to the game. The Los Santos Tuners update, on the other hand, brings the street tuning scene to GTA Online.
Given the updates the game received, it’s weird that we still haven’t seen the iconic Combat Shotgun from GTA’s previous versions.
The Combat Shotgun has always been one of the best firearms in GTA. But it hasn’t made its appearance yet since GTA IV. However, all this is about to change with the release of the Cayo Perico DLC pack.
Players can now acquire the iconic Combat Shotgun in GTA Online, but it won’t be a purchasable item in the shop.
Instead, you’ll have to look for it on various spawn points.
Today, we’ll show you how to find the Combat Shotgun in GTA Online.
Combat Shotgun Overview
The Combat Shotgun in GTA Online operates and performs differently than the other shotguns in its class. It boasts a higher fire rate than the Pump Shotgun but shares similar damage, giving it incredible stopping power behind each shot.
It also has comparable performance, if not better, than the trusty Assault Shotgun. The Combat Shotgun has consistent damage output at range.
However, the excellent performance and damage are limited by the Combat Shotgun’s fixed semi-automatic function. This means that you have to pull the trigger for each shot, giving automatic shotguns a competitive advantage.
Compared to other shotguns, the Combat Shotgun features a unique reloading animation where it’s flipped over, and shells are loaded from above. You will also see each shell being loaded individually, unlike other shotguns, which are reloaded in a single action.
While it prolongs the reloading time, it’s a unique and cool addition to the iconic shotgun.
Unlocking the Combat Shotgun in GTA Online
Cayo Perico is a private island that can only be accessed during the Cayo Perico Heist.
However, before you can proceed to heist, you’ll have to do prep work first, such as speaking to Miguel Madrazo, purchasing a submarine, and searching the island for intel and points of interest.
Check our dedicated Cayo Perico Heist guide to walk you through the steps of starting the job.
Upon arriving at El Rubio’s compound, the Combat Shotgun will be tucked away in one of the seven locations within the mansion propped up against a wall or bench. Most players find the shotgun in the southernmost spot, but it may vary depending on your session.
You can also claim the shotgun at any point during the heist finale.
Here are the known spawn points of the Combat Shotgun in GTA Online:
The Combat Shotgun shines the best at close range with its 6-shell limit but has a higher fire rate and damage than the Pump and Assault Shotguns.
That brings us to the end of our guide on finding the Combat Shotgun in GTA Online. If you have questions, voice them out in the comment section, and we’ll be glad to help.