How to get a Shotgun in Shadow of the Tomb Raider?
A shotgun is one of Lara’s most important pieces of equipment in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It not only serves to kill enemies but also to destroy some barriers that block access to new areas. On this post, we have added information on where you can find a shotgun and what are the additional uses of it.
A shotgun is not available in the offer of any merchant or trader you face. The only way to obtain it is to get to a place called Cenote. This area can be approached from Hidden City – Paititi and additionally Lara has to go through the Temple in the Mountains. The temple and Cenote are not open for further exploration after you get to the Hidden City for the first time. You need to advance in the main story to set off on a search for the Silver Box.
In the Cenote location, you must start by entering the partly flooded ruins, check out the picture below.
Swim through a flooded corridor to reach a large cave. Lara will notice a corpse hanging in the distance shortly after she enters the cave – as shown in the picture. Your task is to reach them. Only one path leads there.
After you reach the vicinity of the corpse (picture 1), approach the rope on which it hangs. Use a knife to cut the rope (picture 2).
A cut-scene will be triggered, during which Lara automatically searches the body and obtains a Bishop 600 shotgun.
From now on, you can use your shotgun to destroy some barricades – you have to shoot single shots in their direction. The game will allow you to test this function in the next chamber because Lara has to demolish a barrier to go further.
Now you should go back to the previous locations where you found similar barricades. This will allow you to find treasures and locations that were before unavailable.