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In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, shotguns impose a danger (when somebody is using it against you). They can easily 1-hit-KO you if used correctly.

Is there a method that I can use to prevent shotgun-wielding opponents from completely obliterating me? And if so, what is that method?

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    Shoot them in the head first. – Sorean Aug 7 '13 at 1:53
  • Flashbangs. Long range. Shoot first ask questions later... – SimonL Aug 7 '13 at 3:59
  • @SimonL So there's no effective method I can use? – avestar101 Aug 7 '13 at 15:50
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Expanding on my earlier comment, the most effective way of killing someone using a shotgun is to kill them at long range. Shotguns are not effective to use at a long range because of their: large bullet spread and high range-damage fall off (thanks to @Decency for this link).

That is unfortunately not a likely scenario. Most people who are using a shotgun are going to be using it in a closed environment where they can get up and personal with you as that is where the shotgun is the most effective. Failing that, if they have to engage a target at long range they will likely resort to using their pistol instead.

If they are camping an objective and you are in a closed environment you will have to resort to using flashbangs ([CS:GO Pro Tips] Curse adreN - Using Flashbangs great video for learning how to effectively use flashbangs) or simply pulling the trigger first and hope you get a headshot for a quick kill.

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