Shotgun Farmers is incredibly unique in a sense where there isn't a reload mechanic. You look for plants all across the map you are on, the plants can be used for ammo that can be used to shoot your enemies. However, one missed shot is a curse for you, as it grants the enemy the weapon you just had, so the real question is to be cautious, or to not?
Once you've purchased Shotgun Farmers, you can click on the Customize menu option to change the appearance of your character. The choices are Hat, Badge (which displays next to your name), Hair (which includes head, mustache beard and hair color), Body (male/female and outfits), Face (skin, eye and nose colors), Emotes (6 animations to choose from) and Shovel skin.
You can then practice or head straight into a proper match with other people and bots. There are different Game Modes available which have special goals, but you will be told the goal of each match at the start of the game.
Experience and Leveling up
With each match completed, you will gain experience points based on numerous factors. As you level up, more hats and badges will become available to you. Weapons currently remain the same strength regardless of level, but the more you play, the more proficient you'll become.
The experience awarded at the end of the match are:
|Objective Award||2-300||For Chicken Run and King of the Crow only
You receive experience that is twice your score up to a maximum of 200 (regardless of whether you won or lost)
|Time played||5 per second played||Up to a maximum of 2000 experience|
|Kills||10 per kill max(1000)||Awards for kills only, not assists|
|First Blood||100||Be the first to kill a farmer in the match|
|Match Finish||150||You must have at least 1 kill to receive this to prove you were active in the match|
|Consecutive Match||400||Finishing the next match that auto-starts after one match is over
If you play four matches in a row, you will get this on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th
|Win||800||You must have at least 1 kill to receive this to prove you were active in the match|
|Daily Challenge||500-1800||Experience fluctuates depending on the challenge|
|First Win of the Day||2000||Only granted once per day|
|Collecting the gnome/cake||100||collect the gnome, in which is put randomly somewhere in the map. (the cake can be collected during the anniversary event, and can be collected with the gnome during the event.)|