How to unlock Sawed-Off Shotgun in XDefiant

Max Candelarezi
Season 1 XDefiant Sawed-Off Shotgun

The Sawed-Off Shotgun has arrived in XDefiant’s Season 1 update. It’s a Secondary weapon that packs quite a punch and can even outgun the best SMGs when you’re up close and personal.

If you’re wondering how to get this lethal Secondary, here’s how you can unlock the Sawed-Off Shotgun in Ubisoft’s FPS game.

How to get Sawed-Off Shotgun

XDefiant players can unlock the Sawed-Off Shotgun by reaching Tier 80 of the Season 1 Battle Pass. This is a free tier, so all you’ll need to do is grind the Battle Pass to claim the reward, you won’t need to spend any money.

It will take some grinding to get to Tier 80, but by utilizing Double XP and performing well in matches, you’ll be able to reach it at a reasonable pace so long as you play the game most days.

The gun is a “super close-range” lethal Secondary that packs a “big boom for its size.” This back-pocket Shotgun can be paired with your favorite primary weapon, making it a top-tier choice.

XDefiant Sawed-Off Shotgun
The Sawed-Off Shotgun is a compact version of the Double Barrel.

However, given this is a Secondary weapon, the team confirmed that the Shotgun is “much weaker” than the primary guns in the category – especially in terms of range and movement speed. Still, it offers “unique defensive and offensive capabilities” with limited shots pressuring you to choose them wisely.

To dominate the close-range meta or try out new options in the Secondary spot, make sure you unlock and fully upgrade the Sawed-Off Shotgun. Additionally, during the process, you’ll unlock a ton of additional cosmetic content via the Season 1 Battle Pass.

To better your chances with the Sawed-Off, check out the best controller and audio settings, which will greatly help your efforts to level-up and unlock the new Shotgun.