M90 Shotgun

The shotgun in Halo 1 was a short to medium range weapon with middling accuracy and real stopping power at short range, capable of one-shot kills for most unshielded targets. Reportedly this weapon is little changed from the first game.

The shotgun cannot be dual-wielded.

The shotgun holds 12 8-guage rounds and is most effective at close range.

Rampant for over se7en years.

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The reload is horrendous, and you can't hold the trigger down and keep popping off rounds. You have to depress the trigger after each shot.

Still one of my favorite weapons, though. The stopping power is great. Especially on Flood or sometimes Elites. Overkill on most other things.

As for pulling the trigger, well.. it is a shotgun, not an automatic shotgun. And in any case, most other weapons, even the ones that do have automatic modes, are less accurate in those modes (such as the AR and the pistol) so you are better off depressing the trigger for each shot on those weapons anyway.


Rampant for over five years.

Rampant for over se7en years.

the strongest weapon in the game