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Starfield:Old Earth Shotgun


Old Earth Shotgun
Old Earth Shotgun
Base Damage Physical Damage73
Fire Rate 6
DPS 7.3
Ammo 12G Shotgun Shell
Mag Capacity 6
Accuracy 56.3%
Range 20
Mass 3.6
Mod Slots 5
Base Value 2870
Type Ballistic Shotgun
Item ID 00278F74
Variants The Cursed Shotgun

The Old Earth Shotgun is a ballistic Shotgun. It uses 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell ammo.

Weapon Effects

This weapon can randomly get any effect compatible with its category.
See full breakdown and information of all Weapon Effects.

How to Get Guide

Location/Quest

  • You can find this weapon in randomised loot in Starfield.
  • You can obtain this weapon from most weapon vendors. It’s possible to reset a vendor’s inventory by waiting 48 hours, this can be done by sleeping or sitting for 24 hours twice and then checking back at the weapon vendor.

Modification.png Weapon Modification

Category Available Mods Effect
Barrels Short Barrel Increases Aim Down Sight speed at the cost of Accuracy and Recoil Control
Barrels Standard Barrel Standard issue barrel
Batteries EM-Charged Shot EM-charged ballistic rounds, typically non-lethal
Batteries Flechette Rounds Multiple razor-edged rounds that slice through unarmed targets and cause a bleeding effect
Batteries Slug Shots Single, large projectiles that can be fired much further and do vastly more damage
Internal Hair Trigger Installs a lighter trigger pull for increased Fire Rate
Internal High Powered Increases Damage done
Internal High Velocity Internal module that increases accuracy and range
Muzzles Choke Muzzle device specially designed to reduce shotgun spread
Muzzles Compensator Increases Stability and Hip-Fire accuracy at the cost of long-range Accuracy
Muzzles Muzzle Brake Increases long-range Accuracy and Stability at the cost of Hip-Fire Accuracy
Stocks Stock A full stock for better Recoil management
Suppressors Suppressor Vastly reduces acoustic intensity while increasing Accuracy at the cost of Range

Item tier.png Weapon Tier Level

Starfield have four Weapon tier levels: Base, Calibrated, Refined and Advanced (in ascending order). Only armor sets go up to Superior tier. The higher the tier, the better the damage of the weapon. Some weapons in Starfield only have three tier levels available or none at all. Typically as you level up, your chances of finding higher tier weapons increase, defeating higher level enemies will also increase the drop chance of best weapons.

Unique Weapons in Starfield also scale in damage depending on their weapon tier, but they keep the same unique name. You can find out more information on the unique weapon scaling system page.

The best weapons in Starfield are Legendary Advanced weapons which come with 3 Weapon Effects.


Tier Loot Level Damage Change Damage Fire Rate DPS Tier ID
Base 0 0.0% Physical Damage73.0 6 7.3 0028FC0F
Calibrated 20 63.0% Physical Damage119.0 6 11.9 0028FC10
Refined 30 73.0% Physical Damage205.9 6 20.6 0028FC11
Advanced 40 83.6% Physical Damage377.9 6 37.8 0028FC12



Weapon Categories





Shotguns



Shotguns in Starfield are one of the best weapons to use early game since they deal high damage at close range with very little Combat Skills investment. To get the most damage out of a shotgun you must ensure that all the pellets fired hit the target. The better the accuracy of a shotgun the tighter the spread of pellets will be.

There are a number of Unique Shotguns to collect. Unique Weapons range from; rare, epic, legendary and come with pre-defined Weapon Effects that increase your damage output.

Using the science skill weapon engineering you can modify your Shotguns with the best mods for your playstyle. This will affect the damage, fire rate, magazine capacity, range, mass and accuracy of the weapon. Each gun has a limited number of mod slots to utilise.

Below you will find a list of all the common and unique Shotgun locations in Starfield along with the weapon ID which can be used to add the weapon to your inventory using console commands.

Ballistic Shotguns



Shotguns Breach.webp

Ballistic Shotguns deal physical damage and ammunition while rarer than other weapons is relatively easy to acquire for most shotguns.

You can increase the damage that Shotguns do by investing skill points into the following Combat Skills: Ballistics, Shotgun Certification, Marksmanship, Rapid Reloading, Armor Penetration, Crippling and Sharpshooting.


Name Image Damage Fire Rate DPS Ammo Mag Capacity Accuracy Range Mass Mod Slots Value Item ID Unique
Boom Boom Shotguns Boom Boom.webp Physical Damage50 60 50 Caseless Shotgun Shell 20 44.1% 24 3.75 3/8 18113 001AC6BB Yes
Breach Shotguns Breach.webp Physical Damage99 10 16.5 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 7 55.3% 20 7.3 8 6780 000547A3 -
Brute Force Shotguns Brute Force.webp Physical Damage68 20 22.6 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 7 57.1% 20 4.4 5/6 15146 001AC6E0 Yes
Coachman Shotguns Coachman.webp Physical Damage52 47 40.7 Caseless Shotgun Shell 2 38.4% 20 3 7 1650 0026D96B -
Experiment A-7 Shotguns Experiment A-7.webp Physical Damage119 10 19.83 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 6 50.6% 20 6.9 3/8 19662 0031F257 Yes
Old Earth Shotgun Shotguns Old Earth Shotgun.webp Physical Damage73 6 7.3 12G Shotgun Shell 6 56.3% 20 3.6 5 2870 00278F74 -
Pacifier Shotguns Pacifier.webp Physical Damage59 20 19.7 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 9 45% 20 2.8 6 4590 002953F8 -
Rapidshot Shotguns Breach.webp Physical Damage99 18 29.7 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 6 56.9% 24 7.45 6/8 23730 0016CFA Yes
Shotty Shotguns Shotty.webp Physical Damage50 60 50 Caseless Shotgun Shell 12 35.2% 20 3 8 7368 0026D960 -
The Cursed Shotgun Shotguns The Cursed Shotgun.webp Physical Damage73 6 7.3 12G Shotgun Shell 6 67.9% 24 4.8 4/5 10391 001AC6E7 Yes


Particle Beam Shotguns



Shotguns Jake's Hangover Cure.webp

Particle Beam Shotguns deal both energy damage and physical damage combined. The advantages of dealing two damage types are that one of them will still be effective against even the most heavily armoured enemies. The disadvantage is that you will need to spread your character build over multiple Combat Skills to deal the maximum amount of damage with Particle Beam Shotguns.

You can increase the damage that Particle Beam, do by investing skill points into the following Combat Skills: Particle Beams, Lasers, Ballistics, Shotgun Certification, Marksmanship, Rapid Reloading, Armor Penetration, Crippling and Sharpshooting.


Name Image Damage Fire Rate DPS Ammo Mag Capacity Accuracy Range Mass Mod Slots Value Item ID Unique
Big Bang Shotguns Big Bang.webp Physical Damage 32 + Energy Damage94 14 29.4 Heavy Particle Fuse 8 54.7% 20 7 7 12870 0026D963 -
Jake's Hangover Cure Shotguns Jake's Hangover Cure.webp Physical Damage 32 + Energy Damage94 14 29.4 Heavy Fuse 8 54.6% 20 7.0 0/7 12870 002BD871 Yes

Particle Electromagnetic



Shotguns Riot Shotgun.webp

EM Weapons also known as Electromagnetic weapons deal electromagnetic damage. EM Damage is considered non-lethal and will only knock out targets making it perfect for a pacifist playthrough. EM weapons use standard ammunition.

However, it should be noted that there are very few combat skills that increase EM damage compared to the other damage types in Starfield. Strangely at rank 4 of the Incapacitation Skill its possible to deal 300% additional damage.

You can increase the damage that EM Weapons, do by investing skill points into the following Combat Skills: Incapacitation Skill, Shotgun Certification, Marksmanship, Rapid Reloading, Armor Penetration, Crippling and Sharpshooting.


Name Image Damage Fire Rate DPS Ammo Mag Capacity Accuracy Range Mass Mod Slots Value Item ID Unique
Riot Shotgun Shotguns Riot Shotgun.webp Electromagnetic Damage25 10 19.83 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 6 50.6% 20 6.9 7/8 14965 0031F257 Yes

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