The weapon can be found in the Talos I Main Lobby at the entrance to the Neuromod Division on the corpse of Nash Underwood. Also found in the Security Office in the Talos I Main Lobby on the desk near the Holding Room. The Throne S4 Shotgun is essentially just a standard pump-action shotgun with a tube magazine holding 4 to 10 rounds depending on upgrades. The only futuristic thing about it is the ammunition counter on the side.
Unmodified: Firepower: 40, Recoil: 100%, Ammo Capacity: 4, Reload Speed: 100%
Dismantle Results: x2 Spare Parts.
The Margrave Edit
The Margrave is a special Shotgun only available through the Cosmonaut Pack DLC with only cosmetic differences to the ordinary shotgun. The Margrave is then found in Morgan's office.
- "Designed especially for Catherine Yu's participation in the Centennial European Shooting Championship, the Throne "Margrave" is a masterpiece of firearm craftsmanship. Mahogany stock, a proprietary metal alloy barrel and a 24 karat gold inlay combined with superior electronic gun control systems deliver the ultimate shooting experience."
The shotgun is useful when confronting enemies in small spaces or when facing a tough opponent. Unless a swarm of weak enemies are encountered, it is typically better to reserve shotgun ammo for larger threats like Phantoms and use the Wrench or Pistol on smaller threats like the Mimic. The shotgun deals very high damage at close range but suffers from a rapid damage fall-off at longer ranges.
A useful combination when using the shotgun against a threat like a Phantom is to immobilize the enemy with the GLOO Cannon and then enter close range to deal maximum damage with the shotgun.
Shotgun ammunition is rarer than pistol ammunition, and is more expensive to manufacture (it costs more resources to make a smaller number of shotgun shells) with a Fabricator. As a result, it can be rather difficult to keep the shotgun supplied with enough ammo to use it as a main weapon, and it is best saved for more powerful enemies. Shotgun shells take up one inventory space for every 48 rounds carried.
The shotgun can be an extremely powerful weapon when fully upgraded and the Neuromods Firearms I and II are enabled. This brings the firepower all the way up to 98, allowing it to kill most enemies in one or two shots in most cases and if a critical hit is dealt, it can even bring down the Nightmare in just 2-3 shots at close range on normal difficulty.
The Shotgun is a "security weapon" and therefore requires Gunsmith I and II to fully upgrade.
- The Throne S4 Tactical Pump Shotgun bears a similar appearance to the Full-Barreled Shotgun from The Evil Within 2.
- During the prologue, Demetri Bowser can be seen using the Throne S4 Tactical Pump Shotgun to take care of the Mimic attacking Dr. Sylvain Bellamy, making the Shotgun the only weapon that can be physically equipped and used by another character.