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In my loadout right now, I've got an assault rifle, a shotgun, and a heavy pistol. (I've double checked that I'm supposed to be carrying 3, so it's not just an inventory brain-fart issue) According to the hint tips I've seen, I can hold X to switch between my weapons.

However, Shepard just keeps reaching for either the pistol or the assault rifle! How do I get him to pull out the shotgun? I've tried holding the button longer or just tapping it, but tapping just reloads, and regardless of how long I hold, he still switches between the pistol and the AR.

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I've got Kinect support, so I guess I could shout SHOTGUN every time I wanted to switch, but that seems like it's likely to give my wife, the kids, or my friends on Xbox Live heart attacks. – agent86 Mar 8 '12 at 15:03
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To swap to a third weapon, you'll have to navigate into your powers(or guns depending on platform) screen to select the weapon manually:

  • PC - Shift
  • Xbox - LB (Thanks @hammar)
  • PS3 - L2

The quick swap button you are using only swaps the current weapon with the most recently used weapon.

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On the XBox, the powers and weapons screens are separate and accessed by holding RB or LB, respectively. – hammar Mar 8 '12 at 15:15
It's the Guns screen, not the power screen, on consoles anyway. IT's LB on Xbox and L2 on PS3. – Ben Brocka Mar 8 '12 at 15:21

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