146 (direct implact) + 0-12 (explosion radius damage)
|Maximum Ammunition held||
100 (Normal, Hard, Serious, and Mental), 130 (Tourist, and Easy )
"Now this is what I call a GUN."
~ Sam Stone after obtaining the Devastator.
The AS-24 Devastator is a weapon in Serious Sam 3: BFE.
The AS-24 Devastator is an automatic shotgun that uses explosive rounds as ammo. The rounds used in it are powerful enough to pierce through multiple weaker enemies. Unlike the Rocket Launcher, the Devastator's rounds travel at a much faster speed, allowing them to be used effectively at a much longer distance, aim compensation is still required as the rounds do not hit instantly. Despite visual appearance, it actually has a magazine capacity of 20 rounds.
"Automatic Shotgun 24 is often called "Devastator", because of the effects it produces on the battlefield when fired continuously for a longer time. Original Maxwell Atchission was heavily modified over the years. It now allows muzzle velocities with such force that the rounds literally pierce through smaller targets. Standard cartridges contain high-piercing heavy-explosive (HPHE) rounds that pierce smaller obstacles along the way and deliver fragmentation damage on impact with larger targets."
- The Devastator is extremely effective against Technopolip Helicopters, as it can take one down in about five hits and its projectiles move fast enough that the helicopter can't dodge. It also works very well against Major Biomechanoids and Scrapjacks at extreme distances.
- The Devastator is somewhat effective against Khnums, but it takes 10 shots to kill them. Therefore, it is best to first fire a fully charged cannonball at the Khnum, and then finish it off with the Devastator.
- It is very effective against hordes of common enemies, such as Kleer Skeletons, Cloned Riflemen, Beheaded Kamikazes and Beheaded Rocketeer (SS3)s, as the projectile fired from the Devastator can pierce through several enemies.
If the Serious Digital edition was purchased, players are given access to a timed exclusive DLC, which adds a sniper scope onto the Devastator, however, in the Xbox 360 version of the game, the scope comes by default.
The Devastator sometimes has a very large, but weak splash damage range when compared to the Rocket Launcher. Even if the player is at a normal safe distance a rocket can explode, the Devastator shell explosion may still afflict the player, and deliver a very negligible amount of damage.
|Name and Icon||Description||Notes|
|Skewer||Pierce 5 enemies with one Devastator round.||-|
- The 'AS-24 Devastator' is a possible nod to the Devastator in Duke Nukem 3D, as they are both automatic explosive weapons.