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"A short barrel option called Farmer of a classic side-by-side hunting shotgun produced by the Russian Firearms manufacturer Izhevsky Mechanichesky Zavod, well known throughout the world, under the trademark Baikal. It's excellent balance ensures convenient and quick aiming."
- — Description.
The IZH-43 is a tier 1 shotgun.
This shotgun is now available for free to all Contract Wars players.
The IZH-43 boasts an impressive damage of 200 damage per shot in semi-automatic mode, and a head-cracking 400 damage when both shells are fired at once. It also have relative tight pellet spread for a shotgun. A direct hit in semi automatic mode will almost guarantee a kill up to 30 metres, or 35 metres in burst mode with some clever aiming. However, the IZH-43 immense alpha damage and rapid rate of fire is compensated by its two-round capacity, low mobility, very low penetration, which makes aiming extremely important for this weapon even in close range.
It is highly recommended that it is used with a sidearms that players feel comfortable with in case they miss crucial shots or are caught off-guard while reloading.
"Few masters, than can intelligently use this weapon to fight, for a greater convenience modifying a gun with a collimator sight."
- — Description.
To complete the W-Task you must get 15 headshots. When achieved, you will get an EOTech collimator. This doesn't change the gun's performance too much, but does give you a clearer sight picture if used while aiming down sights.
Achievements you can unlock using this gun.
|Hunter||600 kills with shotguns||7000|
|Merc||Kill 50 enemies||500|
- In Facebook & VK versions of Contract Wars, in order to unlock the weapon, one must have 15 friends playing the game.
- The IZH-43 is the first shotgun a contractor can buy.
- It was the first gun to have a holo-sight.
- The old W-Task used to be 10 double kills, but this was deemed too tough for a beginner by the developers.
- Has the highest damage in the shotgun category when set to double burst.