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This article is about the weapon mods. For general mechanics for weapon ammunition, see Weapons (Payday 2)#Total ammo.

Certain weapon types in PAYDAY 2 have specialized Ammunition mods as alternative options to their standard load to use in specific situations. Initially added for shotguns in Update #31, Update #64 added the first ammunition mods for a non-shotgun weapon: the Incendiary Rounds for grenade launchers.

Currently, only shotguns, grenade launchers (GL40, PigletChina Puff 40mm, and Arbiter), bows (Plainsrider Bow and English Longbow), and crossbows (Pistol Crossbow, Light and Heavy Crossbows) have ammunition mods.

Ammunition TypesEdit

Ammunition are added and removed on a weapon just like any other weapon modification (Note that this means the ammunition type of a weapon cannot be changed once the heist begins). Ammunition not only changes the various published parameters of the weapon, but some ammo types also add abilities such as bullet penetration or incendiary effects. 

Shotgun ammunition, regardless of type, is subject to the standard falloff rules. Shots do full damage out to a certain range (usually 20 m) and then damage falls off gradually to 0 at the maximum range (usually 50 m). See the individual ammo types for exact ranges.

00 Buckshot
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The 00 Buckshot, or "Double-Aught" Buckshot, is the standard shotgun ammunition type; used when none of the weapon modifications below are fitted.


Damage falloff starts at 20 meters and deals no damage past 50 meters.

12 pellets are fired with this ammunition type.

000 Buckshot
000 Buckshot
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000 Buckshot
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"Bigger pellets with more impact."
—Official description.

The 000 Buckshot, or "Triple-Aught" Buckshot, is essentially a straight damage boost for many shotguns, and can be helpful for increasing their firepower if the user lacks Shotgun Impact. Increases damage by +15. It is also helpful for weaker shotguns such as the M1014.


Damage falloff starts at 20 meters and deals no damage past 50 meters.

12 pellets are fired with this ammunition type.


000 Buckshot is available to all players; those without the Gage Shotgun Pack receive 2 copies in inventory, whilst owners of the Pack have an unlimited quantity of it in stock.
HE Round
HE Round
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"Fires one explosive charge that kills or stuns targets. This ammo type is harder to find."
—Official description.

HE rounds are single slugs filled with explosive material; they explode on impact, dealing +3 more damage at the cost of -12 accuracy, and their weight reduces total ammo count by ~10%. They are ideal for stunning groups of enemies and can be a potent counter to both Bulldozers and Shields, but cannot score headshots. Cloakers are also immune to the stunning/knockdown effect.

Do note that the explosion will easily kill civilians within the round's AoE, so caution is advised when firing it near hostages. They are fairly inefficient for getting actual kills, unless fired in salvos, but ideal for softening up multiple targets at once thanks to their blast radius. HE rounds can also destroy regular (wooden) doors by simply shooting them anywhere, rather than shooting the doorknob like traditional weapons. This has the added benefit of reducing the door to shattered chunks of wood, rather than having it just swing open.


Damage falloff starts at 40 meters and deals no damage past 115 meters.

1 slug is fired with this ammunition type.


Only available to owners of Gage Shotgun Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
Flechette
Flechette
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"Long range armor piercing."
—Official description.

Flechettes are small, fin-stabilized projectiles (essentially, darts). Each shell is packed with several of these, increasing accuracy by +8, decreasing damage by -3 and increasing the maximum range. Flechettes can penetrate armour that would normally deflect shot and bullets (such as the vest of a Maximum Force Responder), but not a shield or other solid objects. Contrary to this ammo type's image, using flechette ammo does not increase the weapon's projectile count.

Flechettes increase maximum effective range (the range at which damage starts to fall off) by 100%, and increases the distance between the maximum effective and minimum damage range by 70%. Due to this, players may find flechette ammo to be the ammo which grants shotguns the most versatility, as it greatly helps in increasing a shotgun's damage at a distance, and may often prove to be the key component in deciding whether or not an enemy gets up again after being shot. Additionally, flechette shells are the only alternate ammo type besides 000 Buckshot which does not incur a total ammo penalty.


Damage falloff starts at 40 meters and deals no damage past 91 meters.

12 flechettes are fired with this ammunition type.


Only available to owners of Gage Shotgun Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
AP Slug
AP Slug
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"Fires a single lead slug that penetrates body armor, enemies, shields and walls."
—Official description.

AP Slug rounds are solid projectiles that increase damage by +15, accuracy by +15, maximum range, and decrease total ammo count by ~15%.

Slug rounds can penetrate obstacles and shields, but in the latter case will deal only ~25% of their normal damage after piercing.


Damage falloff starts at 40 meters and deals no damage past 74.5 meters.

1 slug fired with this ammunition type.


Only available to owners of Gage Shotgun Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
Dragon's Breath Round
Dragon's Breath Round
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"Fires pellets that go up in sparks and flames. Burns through shields and body armor."
—Official description.

Dragon's Breath Rounds fires pellets that will ignite enemies, dealing 100 damage per 0.5 seconds for 3.1 seconds, totaling 500 damage. After 1 second, the enemy will be stunned, provided they are not immune to the fire. This is an alternative method to having a secondary for Muscle perk decks to use Disturbing the Peace for Enforcers. This makes weapons equipped with Dragon's Breath ideal for combining softer crowd control without sacrificing ability to hit multiple enemies.

Dragon's Breath Rounds deal -6 damage on impact and have -4 less accuracy, and reduce total ammo count by ~10%. The pellets cannot deal headshot damage, but are still able to apply the effects of Bullseye.

Dragon's Breath Rounds cannot be equipped with silencers.


Damage falloff starts at 40 meters and deals no damage past 74.5 meters.

12 pellets are fired with this ammunition type.


Only available to owners of The Butcher's BBQ Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.

Restrictions: GL40, Piglet, Arbiter and China Puff 40mm only.
Incendiary Round
Incendiary Round
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"Fires a round that causes a fire at point of impact."
—Official description.

Incendiary Rounds fires a round that creates a 2.5 meter-wide patch of fire on impact that lasts for 6 seconds (3 seconds for Arbiter), dealing 30 damage to enemies standing in the patch of fire every 0.5 seconds. Every time damage is dealt, there is a 35% chance that the enemy go into a stun animation that's 4.3 seconds long where they can't attack or move.

6 flames are created 1.5 meters from the point of impact, along with 1 in the center. The 6 outer flames have a damage radius of 0.75 meters, while the inner flame has a damage radius of 1.125 meters.

Once enemies leave the patch of fire (or it wears off), they will take additional damage from burning.

Only available to owners of The Butcher's BBQ Pack (or Gage Spec Ops Pack for the Arbiter), who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.

Restrictions: Plainsrider Bow only.
Explosive Arrows
Explosive Arrows
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Explosive Arrows fires an arrow with an explosive tip that explodes on impact, making them irretrievable, in contrast to the Plainsrider Bow's standard arrows.

Only available to owners of The Butcher's Western Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
Poison Arrows
Poisoned Arrows

Poison Arrows fires an arrow with a poison-coated tip that deal less damage on impact, but apply poison to enemies.

The poison deals 250 damage per 0.5 seconds for 5.5 seconds, totaling 2750 damage. It has a 50% chance to stun them for the duration.

Note: This ammo type was added after an update. While it is not tied to any paid DLC, it can only be used with the Plainsrider Bow.
Restrictions: English Longbow only.
Explosive Arrows
Explosive Arrow (English Longbow)
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Explosive Arrows fires an arrow with an explosive tip that explodes on impact, making them irretrievable, in contrast to the English Longbow's standard arrows.

Only available to owners of Gage Chivalry Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
Poison Arrows
Poison Arrow (English Longbow)
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Poison Arrows fires an arrow with a poison-coated tip that deal less damage on impact, but apply poison to enemies.

The poison deals 250 damage per 0.5 seconds for 5.5 seconds, totaling 2750 damage. It has a 50% chance to stun them for the duration.

Only available to owners of Gage Chivalry Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.

Restrictions: Pistol Crossbow only.
Explosive Bolts
Explosive Bolts
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Explosive Bolts fires a bolt with an explosive tip that explodes on impact, making them irretrievable.

Only available to owners of Gage Ninja Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
Poisoned Bolts
Poisoned Bolts
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Poisoned Bolts fires a bolt with a poison-coated tip that deal less damage on impact, but apply poison to enemies.

The poison deals 250 damage per 0.5 seconds for 5.5 seconds, totaling 2750 damage. It has a 50% chance to stun them for the duration.

Only available to owners of Gage Ninja Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
Restrictions: Light Crossbow only.
Explosive Bolts
Explosive Bolt (Light Crossbow)
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Explosive Bolts fires a bolt with an explosive tip that explodes on impact, making them irretrievable.

Only available to owners of Gage Chivalry Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
Poisoned Bolts
Poisoned Bolts
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Poisoned Bolts fires a bolt with a poison-coated tip that deal less damage on impact, but apply poison to enemies.

The poison deals 250 damage per 0.5 seconds for 5.5 seconds, totaling 2750 damage. It has a 50% chance to stun them for the duration.

Only available to owners of Gage Chivalry Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
Restrictions: Heavy Crossbow only.
Explosive Bolts
Explosive Bolt (Heavy Crossbow)
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Explosive Bolts fires a bolt with an explosive tip that explodes on impact, making them irretrievable.

Only available to owners of Gage Chivalry Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.
Poisoned Bolts
Poison Bolt (Heavy Crossbow)
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Poisoned Bolts fires a bolt with a poison-coated tip that deal less damage on impact, but apply poison to enemies.

The poison deals 250 damage per 0.5 seconds for 5.5 seconds, totaling 2750 damage. It has a 50% chance to stun them for the duration.

Only available to owners of Gage Chivalry Pack, who will receive an unlimited quantity of this modification.

AchievementsEdit

Knock, Knock Knock, Knock
Kill 50 Shields using any shotgun and slug ammo. Unlocks the Collapsed Stock for the M1014 shotgun.
Clay Pigeon Shooting Clay Pigeon Shooting
Kill 10 snipers using any shotgun and flechette ammo. Unlocks the Long Barrel for the Raven shotgun, "Clint" mask, "Leaf" material and "Monkey Skull" pattern.
Shock and Awe Shock and Awe
Hit 4 enemies simultaneously using any shotgun and HE rounds. Unlocks the Tactical Stock for the M1014 shotgun.
Bang for the Buck Bang for the Buck
Kill 10 Bulldozers using any shotgun and 000 buckshot ammo. Unlocks the Long Barrel for the Street Sweeper shotgun, "Steven" mask, "Sparks" material and "Chief" pattern.

Disco Inferno Disco Inferno
Have 10 enemies burning simultaneously. Unlocks the "Graug" mask, "Coal" material and "Fireborn" pattern.
Stick a Fork in Me, I'm Done Stick a Fork in Me, I'm Done
Set an enemy on fire and kill him with the "Motherforker" melee weapon. Unlocks "The Gas Mask" mask, "Candlelight" material and "Flammable" pattern.
OVERGRILL OVERGRILL
Set a Bulldozer on fire for at least 10 seconds. Unlocks "The Chef" mask, "Toast" material and "Hot Flames" pattern.

Fugu Fighter Fugu Fighter
Have at least 3 enemies poisoned at the same time with your poisoned weapons. Unlocks the "Shirai" mask, "Origami" material and "Hanabi" pattern.

TriviaEdit

  • In the Crimewave Edition, every ammunition has to be obtained from card drops like regular mods, rather than just having an infinite amount of them on the inventory.
  • In the Crimewave Edition the Aced effects of the Fully Loaded skill (enemies drop 75% more ammunition) does not apply to custom ammo types.

000 BuckshotEdit

  • Shotguns loaded with 000 Buckshot in game fire the same number of projectiles as they would if they were equipped with 00 Buckshot, despite the fact that these shells hold less pellets in reality due to them being bigger than standard.

HE RoundsEdit

  • Equipping a shotgun with HE Rounds creates a makeshift grenade launcher, with a significantly smaller and weaker explosive effect that can be used to quickly destroy basic wooden doors, blasting them into fragments with a single hit.
  • Gameplay-wise, it is rather pointless to use HE Rounds in conjunction with a silencer, since the shot is silent while the resulting explosion is not, and thus will still cause it to be heard. However, it can be used in conjunction with the The Professional aced skill in order to remedy the hefty accuracy penalty that HE rounds applies when used. It can be also used for comedic effect.

AP SlugsEdit

  • Using AP slugs turns a given shotgun into a quasi-sniper rifle, as the shots no longer spread and are instead focused into a single target, albeit with worse damage fall-off.
  • Printed onto the casing of every AP Slug is the line "G4G3", which is leetspeak for "Gage".

Flechette RoundsEdit

  • In reality, flechettes do not always increase a shotgun's effective range. They do, however, marginally improves pellet grouping due to the flechettes' aerodynamic shapes while also offering a limited degree of armor penetration, and markedly increased accuracy down range in the case of tungsten carbide flechettes. The armor piercing effect is only noteworthy on personal body armors, though, as specialized plates and reinforced steel shields are usually dense enough to stop the projectiles dead in their tracks.

Dragon's BreathEdit

  • The usage of Dragon's Breath shells with semi/fully-automatic shotguns in the game is highly unrealistic, as the real-life equivalent of these shells are specialized low-pressure shotshells, thus will not produce enough gas pressure to operate a full cycle. These shells are realistically used with manual-action (pump, break, lever, etc.) shotguns only.
    • The behavior of the Dragon's Breath shells in-game was most likely based on the misconceptions surrounding the ammo type that are commonly featured in videogames. Unlike standard buckshots, Dragon's Breath shells do not fire any "real" projectile out of a shotgun's barrel, they turn the shotgun in question into a mini-flamethrower instead. The chemical packets are ruptured and ignited when the weapon is fired, and produces a moderate fireball that exits from the barrel instead of flammable pellets like portrayed in-game.
    • Due to their tendency to foul the breech and barrel of the shotgun with chemical residue, Dragon's Breath shells are impractical to utilize as they can impair the weapon in question's performance after prolonged use.

  • Other than due to arbitrary balancing, it is not clear how and why would poisoned arrows and bolts do less damage than usual while the bow draw weights and crossbow string tensions remain unchanged.
    • The English Longbow's poison arrow has what appears to be three poison dart frogs taped to the tip judging by the coloration of their skin. The lethality of their poison is downplayed greatly, however, as in reality a single dart frog's poison is capable of outright killing a fully-grown adult in minutes without proper medical treatment.
  • It is unclear how the explosive tips of the arrows detonate in-game, as there's no visible primer or contact fuse. The Plainsrider Bow's Explosive Arrows only has a bundle of mini dynamite sticks roped to the tip and the English Longbow's variant is only a single pack of C4 moulded directly onto the impact end; in reality both explosives are dense and highly insensitive to low-velocity mechanical shock and thus will not explode on impact. The crossbow bolts are exempted, however, due to their grenade-like design.

BugsEdit

  • Dragon's Breath rounds have a chance to do double damage.

External LinksEdit

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