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Overkill
Overkill
Production information
Manufacturer

Coalition of Ordered Governments

Type

Heavy Shotgun

Technical specifications
Size

Medium

Damage Per Hit

High to Lethal

Magazine Size

4 shells

Maximum Ammunition

32 shells

Accuracy

Varies; depends on range

Range

Short-Medium

Usage
Counterpart
Affiliation

The Overkill is a new weapon in Gears of War 4. Commonly used by DR-1 DeeBees, they are a heavy shotgun with a 'burst fire'. Each trigger pull fires a round, and upon releasing the trigger, another round is fired, completing the burst.[1] Whilst each burst fires two rounds, the ammo counter represents one shotgun shell as being used for each trigger pull.

The Overkill has deceptively long range, considering its fire rate and the usual range of shotguns in Gears of War. However, the faster the weapon is fired, the wider the spread becomes, so a brief pause between trigger pulls is advised outside of close range to improve accuracy. While it has great utility, it can be surprisingly effective in the hands of a player who takes full advantage of its unique firing system from outside of Gnasher range. Headshots with the Overkill are common.

ExecutionEdit

The Overkill's execution involves placing the weapon under the downed enemy's head and stomping on it, crushing the head.[2]

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gears of War 4: How Old Marcus and New Robots Fit In
  2. Gears of War 4 'Lift' Multiplayer Map Gameplay

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