Shotgun Farmers Wiki

There are several methods to begin your Gameplay. You can use Find Match, Horde Mode, Create Room, or Browse Lobby.



Play -> Practice -> Choose options

The Practice match is only against bots and will not count towards Achievements.

You can choose the Game Mode, the number of bots, and the Map.

For those players just starting out, it is recommended to stick with a single map so that you can learn the locations of the guns, moonshine pots, power-ups, and general layout. When you are comfortable with one, move on to the next.

Find Match[]

Play -> Find Match

The Find Match button will automatically join a room that is available on your server. If none are available, it will create a new room with a 7 minute time limit and a maximum of 7 bots on a random Map and Game Mode.

Horde Mode[]

Play -> Horde Mode

The Horde Mode button will automatically join a horde mode room that is available on your server. If none are available, it will create a new room on Wave 1 of Horde Mode.

Create Room[]

Play -> Create Room -> Choose Options


Create Room will allow you to customize a game. Once that game is over, a new game with the same options will start. In order to change the options, you will need to exit the game and create a new room.

A room name will be automatically generated for you. You can select 1 Map, 3 Maps, or all of them. Each consecutive game will randomly play in whichever map options you have chosen. You can choose to play one Game Mode repeatedly or have it randomly change for each consecutive game. The number of players allowed in a room is 2-10 while the number of bots is 0-9.

You can add a password onto a room if you'd like to keep a match private between yourself and selected friends. HOWEVER! Password-protected rooms are not eligible for Steam Achievements and will not grant experience.

Browse Lobby[]


Play -> Browse Lobby -> Choose room created by other players

Any player-created rooms are available for public viewing in this Lobby. You can join any server, but for the best experience, it's recommended to join the region closest to you. The available regions are: Australia, China, Europe, India, Japan, Russia, South America, NA East and NA West.

Details of the Game Mode, Player Count (not bots), and Match Duration are all available for viewing. Rooms that are password protected will be marked as such and you will be unable to join or interact with it unless you know the password. However, you can check out the Discord, as many private game rooms are generated from players meeting up there.