Best Sawed-Off class build in XDefiant

Aryan Singh
Sawed-Off Shotgun in XDefiant

XDefiant Season 1 brings with it the new Sawed-Off Shotgun, a close-range secondary weapon that can deal a ton of damage.

Unlike other new inclusions, such as the LVOA-C, the Sawed-Off Shotgun doesn’t offer many attachment options. But our class build will help you get the most out of this weapon.

So, here’s the best Sawed-Off Shotgun build for Season 1.

Best Sawed-Off Shotgun loadout

The Sawed-Off Shotgun comes with just a single attachment for the Rear Grip, and we recommend going with Quick Draw. This attachment boosts the ADS speed and the Sprint-Shoot time, so the weapon will feel quicker overall.

In most cases, you’ll switch to the mini Shotgun for close-range engagements or once your primary runs out of bullets. Since the weapon already boasts more damage than any other secondary, a bump to its maneuverability will give you the edge when you’re up close and personal against enemies.

Alternatively, you can also go with the Lightweight Grip, which increases accuracy and adds a bit more stability to the recoil.

Sawed-Off Shotgun stats in XDefiant
The Quick Draw Grip makes the weapon feel quicker across the board.

Best Primary & Equipment

The Sawed-Off Shotgun pairs well with most weapons, but it’s best suited for ARs with decent range like the ACR 6.8 or the power-packed MK 20 SSR. Both weapons bring enough firepower to the table and can compensate for the Shotgun’s lack of range. Their fire rate is also a natural fit along side the two-shot Sawed-Off.

For Equipment, you can’t go wrong with a Frag Grenade, especially since the weapon is all about engaging enemies directly.

Best Faction

For best Faction, we recommend opting for Echelon. These Super Spies come with the Intel Suit ability that reveals the position of enemies close by, allowing you to make both shots count. The Digital Ghillie Suit will also come in handy when you go hunting with the Shotgun but want to keep a low profile.

How to unlock Sawed-Off Shotgun

To unlock the Sawed-Off Shotgun, you’ll have to reach Tier 80 of the Season 1 Battle Pass. The weapon is available on free rewards track so you won’t have to spend a penny to get it. That said, it’s going to be a while before the Shotgun is in your hands.

You can speed up your progress by taking advantage of Double XP weekends and using any XP Boosters you’ve earned. Also, make sure to complete your Daily Challenges regularly.

Best alternatives

If you’re looking for other secondary weapons, the D50 is our pick since it hits like a truck. But if you’re open to comprising on damage, the 93R remains the meta option.

If you simply want to use a different Shotgun, look no further than the M870 which offers greater range, more ammo capacity, and better damage.

Once you’re done putting together this loadout, check out the best L115 loadout and the brand-new GSK Faction.