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This pistol-sized shotgun was developed during the 2nd Central American Conflict for close combat and room sweeping duties. The Crusher is a handy weapon in 20ga, with its box-type magazine and 10in barrel, but not very accurate.

The Militech Crusher is a Shotgun in Cyberpunk 2020 and a Power Shotgun in Cyberpunk 2077.

Overview

Originally the Militech Crusher 20ga, featured in Cyberpunk 2020, is a pistol-sized shotgun that was developed during the second Central American Conflict for close combat and roomsweeping duties. The Crusher is a handy weapon in 20ga. With its box-type magazine and 25cm barrel, but not very accurate.

The Militech Crusher 12ga, featured in Cyberpunk 2077, is a shotgun for close combat. It is semi-automatic and shoots 6 pellets per round, at a rate of 1.5 rounds per second.

Database Entry

The very sight of the Militech Crusher is enough to bring a tear to any gun lover's eye. This powerful shotgun, designed for short-range combat, was first created in the year 2020, soon becoming one of the period's most iconic weapons. The version currently available on the market has seen some updates from the original - including a new, modern sight - but its distinctive look remains the same. Once standard-issue among corporate guards, today the Crusher is more popular among mercs with a nostalgic streak.

Acquisition

  • Occasionally carried by Militech personnel.

Crafting

Uncommon

  • 30 Common Item Components
  • 25 Uncommon Item Components

Rare

  • Required Perk: True Craftsman
  • 20 Common Item Components
  • 20 Uncommon Item Components
  • 30 Rare Item Components

Legendary

  • Required Perk: Edgerunner Artisan
  • 25 Rare Item Components
  • 25 Epic Item Components
  • 2 Legendary Item Components

Behind the Scenes

This handheld shotgun spits out eight-gauge shells as fast as you can pull the trigger while leaving your other hand free for other death-dealing actions. One of the oldest weapons in the game, it is straightforward, yet effective.

Notes

  • Due to "whippet" styling-stockless and short barreled, the weapon is -1 to 12m, -3 to 25m, and ineffective beyond that The damages correspond to the two ranges.[1]

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Militech Crusher first appeared in the Cyberpunk sourcebook Chromebook Volume 1.
  • The Militech Crusher was first featured in the Cyberpunk 2077 cinematic trailer. It was wielded by a member of the NCPD Max-Tac or Psycho Squad.[2]
  • The illustrator who designed the image of the Militech Crusher SSG for the first Chromebook, now known as "Grebo Guru", noted that the weapon is a "thinly-veiled imitation of the Norinco Gong from Masamune Shirow's Appleseed manga". The Poseidon-Norinco Gong is one of the personal favorite guns used by Appleseed protagonist Deunan Knute, and it has been seen in Ghost in the Shell.[3]

References

  1. FISK, C. Chromebook Volume 1. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R.Talsorian Games, 1991, (pg.42)
  2. BAGINSKI, T. Cyberpunk 2077 Cinematic Trailer. Warsaw PL: Platige Image Studios, 2013
  3. Militech Crusher SSG by Grebo Guru