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Initial Stats
Damage 12 Kinetic
(per shot)
Stun Duration 2.5s
Magazine Size 2
Max Ammo 24
Rate of Fire
(per second)
Reload Time 2s
(per pellet) Stun Chance 30%
Front AoE Shock Wave Damage 20 Explosive
You take a shotgun and cut it in half. You're left with a light handcannon that handles like a large pistol and has the stopping power of an 18-wheeler loaded with watermelons. A true classic.
— Item Description

The Jury-Rigged Boomstick is the Scout's default secondary weapon. It is a double-barrel shotgun which has had its barrels sawed in half, resulting in a stubby profile. The metallic barrels end at exactly the same spot as the wooden handgrip, and the lack of stock results in pronounced recoil.


There are five tiers of modifications and each tier has two to three upgrades. Only one modification can be equipped per tier.

Jury-Rigged Boomstick Modifications
Mod Effect In Game Description Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade Ammo
Expanded Ammo Bags
+8 Max Ammo "You had to give up some sandwich-storage, but your total ammo capacity is increased!"
Credit 1000 Credits
Enor Pearl 20 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral
Double-Sized Buckshot
+3 Damage "Bigger and heavier handcrafted specialist dwarf buckshot. Accept no substitute."
Credit 1000 Credits
Bismor 20 Bismor
Tier 2
Level 6
Icon Upgrade FireRate
Double Trigger
+9.5 Rate of Fire "Tweaked trigger mechanism allows you to unload both barrels in quick succession dealing massive damage to anything infront of you."
Credit 1800 Credits
Enor Pearl 12 Enor Pearl
Bismor 18 Bismor
Icon Upgrade Speed
Quickfire Ejector
-0.7s Reload Time "Experience, training, and a couple of under-the-table design "adjustments" means your gun can be reloaded significantly faster."
Credit 1800 Credits
Croppa 18 Croppa
Jadiz 12 Jadiz
Tier 3
Level 10
Icon Upgrade Stun
Improved Stun
+3.5s Stun Duration
+20% Chance
"Stun enemies more often and for a longer time!"
Credit 2200 Credits
Croppa 20 Croppa
Jadiz 30 Jadiz
Icon Upgrade Ammo
Expanded Ammo Bags
+12 Max Ammo "You had to give up some sandwich-storage, but your total ammo capacity is increased!"
Credit 2200 Credits
Croppa 20 Croppa
Jadiz 30 Jadiz
Icon Upgrade Shotgun Pellet
High Capacity Shells
+3 Pellets "It took some creative thinking, but we finally found out how to pack more buckshot into each shell. Just...handle with care, they're liable to take your eye out."
Credit 2200 Credits
Magnite 30 Magnite
Enor Pearl 20 Enor Pearl
Tier 4
Level 14
Icon Upgrade BulletPenetration
Super Blowthrough Rounds
+3 Max Penetrations "Shaped projectiles designed to over-penetrate targets with a minimal loss of energy. In other words: Fire straight through several enemies at once!"
Credit 3800 Credits
Jadiz 25 Jadiz
Magnite 15 Magnite
Enor Pearl 36 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade ArmorBreaking
Tungsten Coated Buckshot
+300% Armor Break Bonus "We're proud of this one. Armor shredding. Tear through that high-impact plating of those big buggers like butter. What could be finer?"
Credit 3800 Credits
Croppa 25 Croppa
Jadiz 15 Jadiz
Umanite 36 Umanite
Icon Upgrade Special
Improved Blast Wave
+20 Front AoE Shock Wave Damage "The shockwave from the blast deals extra damage to any enemies unlucky enough to be in the area extending 4m in front of you."
Credit 3800 Credits
Magnite 15 Magnite
Enor Pearl 25 Enor Pearl
Bismor 36 Bismor
Tier 5
Level 18
Icon Upgrade Speed
Auto Reload
+Auto Reload "Reloads automatically when unequipped for longer than 5 seconds"
Credit 4400 Credits
Umanite 110 Umanite
Enor Pearl 60 Enor Pearl
Bismor 40 Bismor
Icon Upgrade ScareEnemies
Fear The Boomstick
+50% Proximity Fear Chance "Chance to scare nearby creatures whenever you shoot"
Credit 4400 Credits
Croppa 40 Croppa
Jadiz 60 Jadiz
Magnite 110 Magnite
Icon Upgrade Heat
White Phosphorous Shells
+50% Damage converted to Fire + Heat Damage "Convert some of the damage to Fire damage"
Credit 4400 Credits
Jadiz 110 Jadiz
Umanite 40 Umanite
Bismor 60 Bismor


Overclock calculations happen after modifiers.

Sawedoff-shotgun Jury-Rigged Boomstick [Expand/Collapse]
Overclock Effect In Game Description Price
Compact Shells
Frame Overclock Clean
Icon Upgrade Ammo

Pos +6 Max Ammo
Pos -0.2s Reload Time

"You can carry a few more of these compact shells in your pockets and they are a bit faster to reload with."
Credit 8550 Credits
Jadiz 100 Jadiz
Magnite 65 Magnite
Umanite 120 Umanite
Special Powder
Frame Overclock Clean
Icon Overclock ShotgunJump

Pos +Shotgun Jump

"Less like gunpowder and more like rocketfuel, this mixture gives a hell of a kick that you can use to get places."
Credit 7050 Credits
Croppa 125 Croppa
Enor Pearl 65 Enor Pearl
Bismor 95 Bismor
Stuffed Shells
Frame Overclock Clean
Icon Upgrade Shotgun Pellet

Pos +1 Damage
Pos +1 Pellets

"With a bit of patience and some luck you can get one more pellet and a few more grains of powder into each shell without affecting the gun's performance or losing an eye in the process."
Credit 7850 Credits
Umanite 80 Umanite
Enor Pearl 135 Enor Pearl
Bismor 100 Bismor
Shaped Shells
Frame Overclock Balanced
Icon Upgrade Aim

Pos -50% Base Spread
Neg -4 Ammo

"Specially shaped shells result in a tighter shot, but you can't carry quite as many of them."
Credit 7700 Credits
Jadiz 135 Jadiz
Enor Pearl 70 Enor Pearl
Bismor 95 Bismor
Double Barrel
Frame Overclock Unstable
Icon Upgrade FireRate

Pos 2x pellets
Pos +90 blast wave damage
Neg -1 clip size
Neg -50% Ammo
Neg +50% spread

"Unload both barrels at once, no regrets. As an added bonus the simultaneous firing of both shells has an amplifying effect on the blast wave"
Credit 7950 Credits
Croppa 100 Croppa
Umanite 125 Umanite
Enor Pearl 75 Enor Pearl
Jumbo Shells
Frame Overclock Unstable
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral

Pos +8 Damage
Neg -10 Max Ammo
Neg +0.5s Reload Time

"These large shells pack a lot more charge for a big increase in damage but they also take up more space so total ammo is limited."
Credit 8800 Credits
Jadiz 125 Jadiz
Enor Pearl 105 Enor Pearl
Bismor 65 Bismor

Stats Breakdown[]

Unique Modifications[]

White Phosphorous Shells[]

Icon Upgrade Heat

White Phosphorous Shells causes each shell that is fired out of the Boomstick to have 50% of its damage be converted to Fire + Heat damage, potentially igniting creatures. The weapon does not lose 50% damage.

The Front AoE shock wave Damage is not included in the conversion.

Fear The Boomstick[]

Icon Upgrade ScareEnemies

Fear The Boomstick inflicts 50% Fear Factor to all enemies within a 5m radius around the Scout with every pull of the trigger.

Unique Overclocks[]

Special Powder[]

Frame Overclock Clean
Icon Overclock ShotgunJump

Special Powder is a Clean Overclock
Whenever the weapon is fired and the player is not on the ground they will get pushed in the direction opposite of the pellet's direction, a well-timed shot can push the player up to 16 meters in the air. If both shots are unloaded in quick succession, the amount of distance covered goes up to a maximum of 48.5 meters/metres. It is affected by the player's current speed and direction. It is useful for saving yourself from a lethal fall.


Each modification that is purchased advances a mastery bar by one unit.

Mastery unlocks:

  • Three modifications – First Stripe Weapon Paintjob Icon Skin First Stripe
  • Seven modifications – Deepcore Weapon Paintjob Icon Skin Deepcore
  • All (13) modifications – The Company Special Weapon Paintjob Icon Skin The Company Special


Full gallery of skins can be seen at Weapon Skins.



  • In real life, sawing a shotgun's barrel does not increase its damage potential. It reduces the weight and length of the weapon making it easier to carry, but it affects the range by reducing muzzle velocity
  • The Special Powder's effect is a direct reference to Team Fortress 2's Force-a-Nature knockback jump.
  • Prior to Season 4, The "Double Trigger" upgrade would not only increase your fire rate by 6x, it would also decrease reload time by 0.55 seconds, making it almost always better than quickfire ejector.

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