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The EVA-8 is a semi-automatic shotgun, originally designed for extra-vehicular activity, both in conventional and in exo-atmospheric conditions.
Titanfall in-game description.

The EVA-8 (Extra-Vehicular Activity) Automatic Shotgun is a Pilot anti-personnel auto-loading shotgun manufactured by Wonyeon Defense that appears in Titanfall, Titanfall 2. and Apex Legends

Design

The EVA-8 is a pump-action/automatic shotgun designed for extra-vehicular activity and to operate in zero gravity environments. The weapon was developed from the ground up by Wonyeon Interstellar to provide the IMC Orbital Guard Raiding Parties (aka Shipwreckers) with devastating CQB firepower. The EVA-8 has also been widely used by the Frontier Militia and Badlands Pirates, often acquiring the weapons by raiding remote supply convoys to the Outer Colonies. When in need of massive firepower during first contact, Pilots look no further than the EVA-8.[1]

Gameplay

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For more detailed gameplay information on the EVA-8 Shotgun, see the gameplay article here.


Titanfall

The EVA-8 Shotgun is a Pilot anti-personnel auto-loading shotgun that appears in Titanfall.

Performance

Despite having a restricted fire rate, the EVA-8 is easily capable of obtaining one hit kills on both Grunts and Pilots. Although the EVA-8 has a decent range for a shotgun, its low rate of fire can make follow-up shots slow, meaning it is advised to aim for one-hit kills when possible. It has an average reload speed.

The EVA-8 fires 8 pellets, however the visual effect shows 11 pellets.

Strengths
  • Up close, fire away and the enemy is dead
  • Great for controlling the building interiors
  • Can instantly kill a Pilot or Minion at point blank range.
Weaknesses
  • Limited magazine capacity renders the EVA-8 useless in prolonged firefights.
  • Ineffective at mid-long range
  • Low fire rate

Weapon Attachments

Image Name Description Unlock
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Iron Sights Factory issue gunsights are cheap and reliable, but visibility through them can be somewhat limited. Default Weapon Sight

In Apex Legends

Image Name Description
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Shotgun Bolt
Attachment that increases rate of fire
AL 1x Digital Threat.pngAL 1x HCOG Classic.pngAL 1x Holo.pngAL 1x-2x Variable Holo.pngAL 2x HCOG Bruiser.png
Close Range Optics
Attachments that give better view of the enemy or can also be able to highlight enemies in red
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Double Tap Trigger
Hop-Up Attachment that enables a second firing option which fires two shells in a burst (although technically does not change handling)

Weapon Mods

Image Name Description Unlock
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High-Capacity Drum This mod increases the ammo capacity of the weapon, making it so you don't have to reload as often. Machine War (II) Challenge: Kill 25 Spectres
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Suppressor This mod reduces the firing noise and muzzle flash of the weapon, making it ideal for taking your enemies by surprise. If It Moves... (II) Challenge: Kill 25 Enemies
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Leadwall This mod increases the spread of the weapon, causing it to disperse its pellets over a larger area. It is ideal for attacking targets that are bunched up near each other. Top Gun (II) Challenge: Kill 15 Pilot(s)

Challenges

Reaching any tier of any EVA-8 challenge will award an Amped EVA-8 Burn Card and some XP.

Titanfall 2

The EVA-8, now rebranded the EVA-8 Auto,reappears in Titanfall 2.[2] Unlike it's Titanfall predecessor, it is now fully automatic, and will continuously fire as long as the trigger is held down - similar to the Amped EVA-8. IT is unlocked at Level 8 (or can be bought for 100 Credits). Getting the EVA-8 Auto to Generation 2.9 will unlock the Worse For Wear Banner (with 3.9 and 4.9 unlocking the FIRE and GOLD variants, respectively) while getting the weapon to level 20 will unlock the Ask Again Later Patch.

Also, in the campaign, there is a special version of the shotgun that holds 10 rounds and has a reserve of 120 shells.

Weapon Mods

Image Name Description Unlock
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Extra Ammo
Increased ammo capacity.
EVA-8 Level 2
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Gunrunner
Shoot while sprinting.
EVA-8 Level 4
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Speedloader
Faster reload.
EVA-8 Level 5
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Gun Ready
Fast transition into aiming down the sights.
EVA-8 Level 7
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Quick Swap
Faster transition when switching to this weapon.
EVA-8 Level 8
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Tactikill
Pilot kills increase Tactical availability (Faster cooldown).
EVA-8 Level 9

Weapon Attachments

Image Name Description Unlock
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Factory Issue
Stock sights.
EVA-8 Level 1
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Holosight
Holographic gunsight.
EVA-8 Level 3
HCOGRangerT2.png
HCOG Ranger
Enhanced zoom scope.
EVA-8 Level 6
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Threat Scope
Makes enemies easy to spot by applying an AR overlay to them. Warning: Disables extra mod slot.
EVA-8 Level 10
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Pro Screen
Attachment that displays lifetime weapon XP count for the weapon.
EVA-8 Regeneration

Trivia

  • Despite the fact that it has a drum magazine, it has an oddly small magazine size compared to the size of the drum. This is likely a gameplay concession and not representative of its in-universe usage.
  • The weapon has a charging handle similar to the G2A4 Rifle, however the Pilot pumps the shotgun after an empty reload. The inclusion of both a pump and charging handle is similar to the real-world Franchi SPAS-15 or SPAS-12, both of which are capable of semiautomatic and pump action fire. As semiautomatic shotguns often have trouble cycling various specialty rounds, it's likely that this function was included on the EVA-8 to allow it to fire a wider array of ammunition.
  • Like many weapons, the EVA-8 has been nerfed in the fourth update of Titanfall. It does less damage at mid-range distances as it used to be.

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