The 12 Gauge Slug, unlike the 12 Gauge Buckshot, Handmade Shells, or the 12 Gauge Incendiary Shells, fires a single focused and powerful projectile.
The singular projectile does significantly more damage than the other shotgun ammunition pellets. This difference makes the 12 Gauge Slug ideal for longer-range engagements and an excellent ammo choice for the Spas-12 Shotgun or Pump Shotgun in the later game.
The 12 Gauge Slug makes for an excellent early game ammunition choice, especially for players who are confident in their aim.
Unlike other shotgun ammunition, which aims for the target player’s center of mass, the 12 Gauge slug must hit the target’s head for ideal damage output.
Considering how long it takes to reload early game shotguns, the 12 Gauge Slugs may be most useful in the Double Barrel Shotgun.