Prey - How to Get a Shotgun

Where to find the shotgun in Prey.

This guide will show you how to get a shotgun in Prey. At the start of the game, you have nothing but a wrench, and it’s not very fast or effective at taking out the Typhon. You’re going to want a gun, a pistol or a shotgun, thankfully we’re here to tell you where to get your hands on a powerful shotgun in Prey. Don't forget that you can unlock the safe at the start of the game before you even leave the first area.

How to Get a Shotgun

The shotgun is great at high burst damage, it just doesn't hold a lot of ammo.

The first weapon you get in Prey, aside from the Wrench, is the GLOO Cannon, but it’s not very useful when it comes to killing the Typhon – it’s mainly good for climbing. To kill these Mimics and Phantoms easily, you’ll want to collect the Shotgun or the Silenced Pistol. You can use a gun like the Disruptor Stun Gun, but it’s not as effective as blowing them to bits with the Shotgun.

If you pre-ordered Prey, you’ll find a bunch of goodies in the locker in your office, one of which is the The Margrave shotgun. For those of you who don’t have the pre-order bonus, there is a way for you to get a shotgun in Prey, well before you reach the office.

Look for the door marked "Security" on the lower floor of the Talos I Lobby.

As soon as you enter the Talos I Lobby and see part of the station explode, you will want to head to the Security Station which can be found on the right side of Level 1. Be careful, because the area is crawling with Mimics. To kill them easily, lure them down to the Shuttle Bay and into the line-of-fire of the Turret.

Head through the Security door and jump up onto the yellow pipes. Crouch-walk along the pipes and through the hole in the wall, this will place you above the Security Station. Jump down into the office and you’ll find the Shotgun sitting on the desk with some shells.

Grab the shotgun from the desk and don't forget the shells!

From here, you can use the keycards and information you find to unlock the doors to leave. Now all you need to do is find some Mimics, Phantoms, and other Typhon to use your Shotgun on!

Be sure to take some time to find the Q-Beam and how to unlock all doors. If you read this guide, you should now know how to get a shotgun in Prey.

Sam Chandler is the Australian piece of the AllGamers puzzle. Out of all his gaming-related passions, collecting N64 games, speedrunning, and Souls games rank among the most important. You can reach Sam through Twitter, @SamuelChandler, or through his email,, at any time of the day or night on either side of the globe.


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