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Jury-Rigged Boomstick
GearGraphic SawedOffShotgun.png
Equipment Details
Type Shotgun
Used by Scout
Slot Secondary
Hitscan Yes
Availability Default
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.

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


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 Description Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade Ammo.png
Expanded Ammo Bags
+8 Max Ammo You had to give up some sandwich-storage, but your total ammo capacity is increased!
Credit.png 1000 Credits
Enor pearl icon.png 20 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png
Double-Sized Buckshot
+3 Damage Bigger and heavier handcrafted specialist dwarf buckshot. Accept no substitute.
Credit.png 1000 Credits
Bismor icon.png 20 Bismor
Tier 2
Class level icon.png 6
Icon Upgrade FireRate.png
Double Trigger
+7.5 Rate of Fire Tweaked trigger mechanism allows you to unload both barrels in quick succession dealing massive damage to anything infront of you.
Credit.png 1800 Credits
Enor pearl icon.png 12 Enor Pearl
Bismor icon.png 18 Bismor
Icon Upgrade Speed.png
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.png 1800 Credits
Croppa icon.png 18 Croppa
Jadiz icon.png 12 Jadiz
Tier 3
Class level icon.png 10
Icon Upgrade Stun.png
Improved Stun
+3.5s Stun Duration
+20% Chance
Stun enemies more often and for a longer time!
Credit.png 2200 Credits
Croppa icon.png 20 Croppa
Jadiz icon.png 30 Jadiz
Icon Upgrade Ammo.png
Expanded Ammo Bags
+12 Max Ammo You had to give up some sandwich-storage, but your total ammo capacity is increased!
Credit.png 2200 Credits
Croppa icon.png 20 Croppa
Jadiz icon.png 30 Jadiz
Icon Upgrade Shotgun Pellet.png
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.png 2200 Credits
Magnite icon.png 30 Magnite
Enor pearl icon.png 20 Enor Pearl
Tier 4
Class level icon.png 14
Icon Upgrade BulletPenetration.png
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.png 3800 Credits
Jadiz icon.png 25 Jadiz
Magnite icon.png 15 Magnite
Enor pearl icon.png 36 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade ArmorBreaking.png
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.png 3800 Credits
Croppa icon.png 25 Croppa
Jadiz icon.png 15 Jadiz
Umanite icon.png 36 Umanite
Icon Upgrade Special.png
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.png 3800 Credits
Magnite icon.png 15 Magnite
Enor pearl icon.png 25 Enor Pearl
Bismor icon.png 36 Bismor
Tier 5
Class level icon.png 18
Icon Upgrade Speed.png
Auto Reload
+Auto Reload Reloads automatically when unequipped for longer than 5 seconds
Credit.png 4400 Credits
Umanite icon.png 110 Umanite
Enor pearl icon.png 60 Enor Pearl
Bismor icon.png 40 Bismor
Icon Upgrade ScareEnemies.png
Fear The Boomstick
+50% Proximity Fear Chance Chance to scare nearby creatures whenever you shoot
Credit.png 4400 Credits
Croppa icon.png 40 Croppa
Jadiz icon.png 60 Jadiz
Magnite icon.png 110 Magnite
Icon Upgrade Heat.png
White Phosphorous Shells
+50% Damage converted to Fire + Heat Damage Convert some of the damage to Fire damage
Credit.png 4400 Credits
Jadiz icon.png 110 Jadiz
Umanite icon.png 40 Umanite
Bismor icon.png 60 Bismor


Overclock calculations happen after modifiers.

Jury-Rigged Boomstick [Expand/Collapse]
Overclock Effect Description Price
Compact Shells Pos.svg +6 Max Ammo

Pos.svg -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.png 8550 Credits
Jadiz icon.png 100 Jadiz
Magnite icon.png 65 Magnite
Umanite icon.png 120 Umanite
Double Barrel Pos.svg +Double Barrel

Pos.svg +1 Damage

Unload both barrels at once, no regrets.
Credit.png 7950 Credits
Croppa icon.png 100 Croppa
Umanite icon.png 125 Umanite
Enor pearl icon.png 75 Enor Pearl
Special Powder Pos.svg +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.png 7050 Credits
Croppa icon.png 125 Croppa
Enor pearl icon.png 65 Enor Pearl
Bismor icon.png 95 Bismor
Stuffed Shells Pos.svg +1 Damage

Pos.svg +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.png 7850 Credits
Umanite icon.png 80 Umanite
Enor pearl icon.png 135 Enor Pearl
Bismor icon.png 100 Bismor
Shaped Shells
Pos.svg -50% Base Spread

Neg.svg -1 Pellets

Specially shaped shells result in a tighter shot but the number of pellets is reduced.
Credit.png 7700 Credits
Jadiz icon.png 135 Jadiz
Enor pearl icon.png 70 Enor Pearl
Bismor icon.png 95 Bismor
Jumbo Shells
Pos.svg +8 Damage

Neg.svg -10 Max Ammo
Neg.svg +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.png 8800 Credits
Jadiz icon.png 125 Jadiz
Enor pearl icon.png 105 Enor Pearl
Bismor icon.png 65 Bismor

Stats Breakdown

Unique Modifications

White Phosphorous Shells

Icon Upgrade Heat.png
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.png
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

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 47 meters. It is affected by the player's current speed and direction.


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

Mastery unlocks:

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


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 similar to Team Fortress 2's Force-a-Nature knockback jump, which is also used by the game's Scout class.

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