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The Serbu Super Shorty is a compact, stockless, pump-action shotgun chambered in 12-gauge. Most production models are based on the Mossberg Maverick 88 shotgun, though some are made from the Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 as well. It features a spring-loaded, folding foregrip.

Battlefield 4[]

The Shorty 12G is a sidearm featured in Battlefield 4 and is the fourth unlockable sidearm. It and Mare's Leg are the only sidearms not classified as a handgun. It has the fastest rate of fire of all pump-action shotguns, but is balanced by its small ammo capacity, low pellet count, and inability to use different ammo types. 

It has a small capacity at 3 rounds, one in the chamber and two in the magazine, at the advantage of high close-range power, potentially killing an enemy in one hit. It shares unlockable sights with handguns such as the Ghost Ring Sight, Mini (RDS), and Delta (RDS). It can also equip various laser sights and flashlights. As of the Spring Patch it has a built-in Ergo/Vertical grip modifier.

Much like other shotguns, it can equip choke attachments, such as the Duckbill. However, it is restricted to Buckshot and cannot use any other ammo types. Uniquely, both the Modified and Full chokes are unlocked by default.

Since it lacks any iron sights, the Shorty 12G cannot be aimed unless a sight is equipped, restricting the player to hipfire. Shorty 12G kills count towards shotguns, not handguns, and level up Shotgun progression.


Battlefield 2042[]

"A compact stockless pump-action shotgun designed as the perfect companion to quickly traverse tight and indoor spaces."

— In-game description

The Super 500 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2042, introduced in Eleventh Hour season. Player can unlock by reaching tier 34 in the Battle Pass and by completing assignments afterwards.

The Super 500 is the only shotgun that can be equipped as a secondary, giving users an edge in close quarters. It has a very forgiving range for a shotgun and also has favorable hip fire accuracy. It has a small capacity of 3 rounds, and a slow reload compared to the magazine-fed secondaries, needing to insert individual shells at a time.

No underbarrel attachments or muzzle attachments can be attached, but unlike the Battlefield 4 counterpart, different ammo types can be equipped, including Flechette and Slug rounds. Holo optics can also be attached, and the iron sights can be used even if there are no optics equipped.

Damage Chart[]

Ammunition types 0-9m 10-14m 15-19m 20-29m 30-49m 50-74m 75-149m >150m
#01 Buckshot 18 x11 16 x11 15 x11 12 x11 10 x11 10 x11 10 x11 10 x11
Slug Shell 75 75 75 75 60 40 30 20
Flechette Shell 12 x11 12 x11 10 x11 10 x11 10 x11 6 x11 6 x11 6 x11



Battlefield 2042 Super 500 Factory Factory
Battlefield 2042 Super 500 Carbon Series Carbon Series
Super 500 Mastery 1 (T5)
Battlefield 2042 Super 500 Dead Drop Dead Drop
Narrative Hunt reward
Battlefield 2042 Super 500 Closed Circuit Closed Circuit
2,000 BFC (No Antidote Bundle)
3,500 BFC (Ascension Company Bundle)
EA Play reward
Battlefield 2042 Super 500 Tier 1 Tier 1
Super 500 Mastery 40 (T1)
Battlefield 2042 Super 500 Harmonic Balance Harmonic Balance
Earn 120 ribbons during the Year of the Dragon in any official game mode
1,000 BFC (Year of the Dragon Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Super 500 System Purge System Purge
Turning Point Premium Battle Pass tier 80


Battlefield 4[]

  • Despite requiring handgun kills to unlock, kills earned with this weapon count towards shotguns. This trait is also shared with the M26 MASS, which requires Assault score.
  • Although it is a secondary weapon, it cannot be fired while swimming in water, as unlike handguns, it requires both hands to use.
  • The Shorty was first revealed during the Battlefield 4: "Fishing in Baku" Gameplay Reveal Trailer which showed gameplay from the singleplayer level Baku. In the final game however, the Shorty is only available in multiplayer and is not present in singleplayer.
  • Its reloading animations are identical to that of the 870 MCS.
  • The Shorty has its choke attachment models switched compared to the primary shotguns, with the Modified Choke having the internal barrel extension of the Full Choke and the latter having the external extension of the former. This is purely visual.