- "Pump action. Strongest damage in its class with moderate range."
- — Description
Campaign[edit | edit source]
A unique FP6 without the wooden stock is seen strapped to David T. "Hesh" Walker's back in the missions Birds of Prey, The Hunted, End of the Line, All or Nothing, Severed Ties and The Ghost Killer. However, he is never seen using it, and the weapon itself is not available for use in the campaign.
Multiplayer[edit | edit source]
The FP6 is the second least expensive shotgun, costing seven Squad Points.
The FP6 has a highly variable damage profile. It fires eight pellets per shot. Technically speaking, the FP6 can deal one hundred damage per pellet, but the damage starts to drop off after 1/25th of a meter, so realistically, a one pellet kill in core will never be realised. The FP6 will take two pellets to kill up to roughly 6.4 meters, the longest such two pellet kill range in its class. The FP6 will cease to do damage after 11.6 meters. The FP6 has the largest damage per pellet variance by a wide margin across all shotguns, so damage dealt with the FP6 will vary wildly depending on the range to the target. The FP6's one pellet kill range in hardcore ends at roughly 8.5 meters.
Being pump action, the FP6's fire rate is slow, clocking in at 89 RPM. This is a bit faster than the Tac 12, but is far slower than the Bulldog and the MTS-255. In a one-on-one firefight, users won't have an easy time getting follow-up shots in before being gunned down.
The FP6's accuracy characteristics are tolerable. The iron sights are clear and simple, the recoil is a non-factor since the FP6 fires so slowly that the centerspeed will completely counter the recoil before the next shot, and the shot spread, despite being the second largest in-class when hip-firing or aiming, is not too bad.
The FP6's handling characteristics are pretty good overall, but somewhat below average for a shotgun. The weapon moves at 100% of the base speed, aims down the sight in 200 milliseconds, has a 200 millisecond sprint out time, and reloads per shell, taking 0.33 seconds for the animation to start and 0.85 seconds for each shell to be inserted. At max, the FP6 will take 4.58 seconds to reload if all five shells are loaded at once. Although this speed sounds bad, the FP6 can be partially topped up to mitigate a full tube reload; combined with the fact that the FP6 is both ammo efficient and has a slow fire rate, reloading is less common.
The FP6 has a small tube capacity, holding just five rounds in the tube. It also cannot accept Extended Mags to increase the FP6's tube capacity. The player will spawn in with twenty rounds total, fifteen in reserve and five being loaded in the weapon on spawn.
Apart from the lack of Extended Mags, the FP6 has the standard assortment of attachments on offer. Both the Red Dot Sight and Holographic Sight are available, although the FP6's iron sights are pretty clear and the FP6 isn't reliant on precision fire. The sights are only useful on a Slug Rounds build if the user doesn't like the iron sights.
The Muzzle Brake is easily the strongest attachment on offer for the FP6. As the shotgun has a finite range and relies heavily on its two pellet kill range to have an edge over other shotguns, the attachment is a must-have to boost the FP6's performance. The Silencer is the polar opposite story. Unless stealth is an absolute mandate on the player's class setup, this attachment should be avoided at all times.
The Foregrip decreases the FP6's recoil values per shot. As the recoil on the FP6 is countered completely by the centerspeed and slow fire rate, the Foregrip is not needed.
Slug Rounds convert the FP6 to a slug firing shotgun. This slug round has an enhanced one shot kill range and a severely enhanced maximum damage range at the expense of not firing multiple pellets per shot. Overall, this attachment's benefits will not outweigh the loss of the FP6's close quarters niche.
Extinction[edit | edit source]
The FP6 has a very high damage per shot, being capable of one shotting scouts and even scorpions when using the Weapon Specialist and the right type of ammunition. It also downs hunters very quickly, although the user usually can't one hit kill a Hunter without the maximum amount of damage possible. The FP6 is reliant on engaging cryptids at a very close range in order to be effective, as its damage drops off quickly. The FP6 benefits tremendously from the Muzzle Brake and ARK, if found. The user's pistol or alternate weapon should be relied upon to tackle distant targets.
The FP6's slow reloads and high damage per shot make it ideal for someone using the Weapon Specialist.
The FP6, like all shotguns, is very useful on accuracy challenges, as hitting a cryptid with at least one pellet in a shot will count as one hit. This will make virtually all accuracy challenges extremely easy to complete.
Compared to other shotguns in the game mode, the FP6 is notably worse than its semi automatic competition. The MTs-255 and Bulldog have a negligible damage and range penalty in Extinction while boasting faster reloads and a much higher damage output. Compared to those two shotguns, the FP6 appears much earlier in the maps it appears in, leaving the player without much of a choice as far as shotguns are concerned. On the later parts of levels, the FP6's low damage output will make it a troubling option when opponents that can't be one hit killed by the FP6 start to spawn, and enemies that the FP6 struggles to kill in one shot become more frequent.
Safeguard[edit | edit source]
It is only effective in close-quarters; past that it does little damage, usually taking multiple bullets to kill one enemy. It is better for the lower rounds due to its statistics, unless using it in a very close-quarter enviroment.
Attachments[edit | edit source]
Sights[edit | edit source]
Barrel[edit | edit source]
Under Barrel[edit | edit source]
Mod[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The FP6's reloading animation shows the player's hand with the proper number of shells needed, instead of being a cycled one-at-a-time animation.
- Unlike the Tac 12, the FP6's reload cannot be interrupted by shooting (it can be done by other methods of Reload Canceling though).
- The FP6's serial number is 32155-01.
- "FPSIX", "Sec.91 FOBURME", and "MADE BY FOBURME ITALY 12 GA 3” CH SECTOR 91 INC STERLING VA" are written on the receiver.
- The FP6 has a shell holder equipped, holding two shells. This is simply an aesthetic feature, and cannot be used.