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This article is about the special weapon in PAYDAY 2. For the secondary weapon, see Goliath 12G.
Akimbo Goliath 12G

Akimbo Goliath 12G icon.png

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Gameplay
Unlock Level 0
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Akimbo
Shotgun
Firing Mode(s) Selective firing AutoIcon.png / SemiIcon.png
Cost $714,000
Statistics
Magazine 12
Total Ammo 72
Rate of Fire 333
Damage 42 x 2
Accuracy 56
Stability 44 -36 (Akimbo Penalty)
Concealment 13
Threat 28
Other
Internal name x_rota
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The Akimbo Goliath 12G shotguns are a primary weapon available in PAYDAY 2 that was added in Update #178.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Goliath 12G shotguns can be dual-wielded in the primary weapon slot for their greatly increased damage output at the cost of precise aiming, stability and the opportunity cost of being unable to use other primaries.

All akimbo weapon modifications cost 40% extra than their normal price.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Pros:

  • High damage output, especially when modded and skilled
  • Reasonably high rate of fire
  • Excels at rapidly killing Bulldozers
  • Good ammo pickup
  • Reasonably deep ammo pool
  • Good accuracy at range
  • Can reach very high stability with mods and skills
  • Relatively fast reload
  • Reloads entire magazine at once, utilizes the same reload
  • Large magazine size with Close By Aced
  • Decently concealable
  • Fast weapon draw/holster
  • One of the few non-DLC weapons that performs exceptionally well without any DLC mods

Cons:

  • Small magazine size that cannot be increased via mods (Thus not saving on skill points)
  • Limited range of modifications
  • Expensive to purchase
  • Narrow spread limits effectiveness up close
  • No sights
  • One trigger pull fires both guns, potentially leading to ammo wastage

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • These shotguns can be used lightly modded if you are going for an armor build. It can be difficult to use in a dodge build due to its low concealment.
  • Akimbo Aced (On top of greatly increasing their stability) makes ammo efficiency with these shotguns a lot less challenging by giving 36 extra shells to your ammo reserve. This works very well in tandem with Close By Aced.
  • The Akimbo Goliath 12G faces competition with the Brothers Grimm 12G. With the latter being more spammable, having a larger magazine, higher ammo-pool and more concealment.
  • Consider using the Donald's Horizontal Leveller to make hitting multiple targets easier with these shotguns. Since these shotguns will still retain a good effective range but offer more coverage and probabilities of hitting more than one enemy at a time.
  • Berserker Aced with the Akimbo Goliath 12G can make them drop most enemies in one hit/burst on a headshot and kill Bulldozers really fast. Even on higher difficulties. But a tool weapon, such as The Judge with HE Rounds can instanly break off their armor and leave them even more vulnerable to these shotgun's rapid damage. Especially with having Overkill active.
  • Their high rate of fire makes Heavy Impact Aced a curiously good skill for crowd control.
  • Due to the lack of iron-sights, a laser-sight is essential, as with other akimbo weapons. But considering these are shotguns, a flashlight can make seeing their pellet spread easier

Available modifications[edit | edit source]

000 Buckshot

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +15
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Bonus (2), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

000 Buckshot

Gage Shotgun Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +15
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Infinite Granted

HE Round

Gage Shotgun Pack
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Total ammo -5 Magazine -
Reload - Damage +3
Accuracy -12 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Infinite Granted

Flechette

Gage Shotgun Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -3
Accuracy +8 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Infinite Granted

AP Slug

Gage Shotgun Pack
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Total ammo -8 Magazine -
Reload - Damage +15
Accuracy +8 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Infinite Granted

Dragon's Breath Round

The Butcher's BBQ Pack
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Total ammo -5 Magazine -
Reload - Damage -6
Accuracy -4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Infinite Granted

Special Effect(s): Sets enemies on fire

Short Barrel

Base game
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Short Barrel (Goliath 12G).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -8 Stability -
Concealment +3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Silenced Barrel

Base game
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Silenced Barrel (Goliath 12G).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -2
Accuracy -4 Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -22
Cost: $44,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Shark Teeth Nozzle

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy -8 Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat +6
Cost: $50,400
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

The Silent Killer Suppressor

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -4
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -22
Cost: $74,200
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

King's Crown Compensator

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy +12 Stability -
Concealment -2 Threat +18.8
Free
25 Purple Snake.png Purple Snake Packages

Shh!

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -4
Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -4 Threat -22
Cost: $74,200
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Donald's Horizontal Leveller

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $12,600
Infinite Granted

Special Effect(s): Spreads pellets horizontally

Concealment

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $12,600
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Stability

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $12,600
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Accuracy

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $12,600
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Accuracy

Base game
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ModBoost.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $12,600
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Team Boost

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $12,600
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

  • To activate Gadgets on PC, press "Q".
  • To activate Gadgets on Console, press down on the "D-pad".

Assault Light

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $29,400
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight

Tactical Laser Module

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Laser

Compact Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Special Effect(s): Laser

Military Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier
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Military Laser Module.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

LED Combo

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

Skins[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Goliath 12G was based on the second prototype of the Crye Precision SIX12-LE modular shotgun in standalone configuration with a Magpul MVG.
  • The Goliath has a startlingly-low base Concealment despite being based on a notoriously compact and low-profile bullpup weapon system.
  • The Goliath is the second revolver-type shotgun featured in PAYDAY 2 after The Judge, and is the first one to be legitimately compatible with suppessors due to the inclusion of a gas-seal sleeve around its breech.
    • It is also the first and so far only revolver-type weapon to have a removable "magazine" and not feature any gimmick of sort during the reload process. Due to the inclusion of a double-action trigger in its design, the Goliath only has one reload animation.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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