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I'm not saying The Roach is haunted, because ghosts are dumb and not real, but it has outlived each of its 6 owners.The weapon seems nearly indestructible, always coming back to us, even if the last Ranger I gave it to didn't. I have never heard of it jamming or running out of ammo at an inopportune time, thanks to all the extra work I put into it, but people keep dropping like flies around it. I don't know. Maybe having all those extra shells makes you feel invincible? ... Just come back home, Cadet Specialist.
~ Ethil Mercaptain on the weapon's origins

The Roach is a tier 2 shotgun in Wasteland 2.


A shotgun customized by Ranger R&D Expert Captain Mercaptain, the Roach is an ancient but extremely reliable weapon with an expanded ammo capacity. If you want to survive the apocalypse, this is your gun.


The weapon alerts enemies (generates noise) in a 18 unit radius.

Fires in a 35 degree cone angle.


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Given by Mercaptain for a requisition.