The Bronco is a small-scale shotgun that can be wielded with one hand. Only effective at close range, it has a limited clip size.

The Bronco functions like a cross between a shotgun and handgun, that comes in a handy package to complement long range primary weapons.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for Dual Broncos Akbronco (x2).

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 190 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6415,000


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.



  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against armor and health.
  • Very low critical chance.
  • Linear damage falloff from 100% to 75% from 7m to 14m target distance (distances are affected by projectile flight speed).
  • Before 100% status chance, the listed status chance is the base chance per shot that at least one pellet will proc a status; the actual base status chance per pellet is ~3.49%.
  • Extremely small magazine size of just 2 rounds; requires frequent reloading.
  • Wide pellet spread cone makes the weapon ineffective beyond medium range.


  • Bronco, compared to Akbronco:
    • Lower fire rate (5 rounds/sec vs. 8.33 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (2 rounds vs. 4 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.05 s vs. 2.25 s)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 2)
    • Higher disposition (1.4 vs. 1.35)
  • Bronco, compared to Bronco Prime:
    • Lower base damage (280.0 vs. 350.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (224.0 vs. 280.0)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (28.0 vs. 35.0)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (28.0 vs. 35.0)
    • Lower status chance (22% vs. 30%)
    • Higher fire rate (5 rounds/sec vs. 4.17 rounds/sec)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff starts (7m vs. 9m)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff ends (14m vs. 18m)
    • Larger max damage reduction due to falloff (75% vs. 74%)
    • Smaller magazine (2 rounds vs. 4 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.05 s vs. 2 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 4)
    • Higher disposition (1.4 vs. 1.35)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The weapon's spread cone can be shrunken by zooming in.
  • It is surprisingly effective at dealing damage over groups of enemies, in close to mid range fights.
    • Using maxed Mod TT 20pxSeeker is recommended to upgrade its crowd controlling capability, making it the best scatter-damaging sidearm.


  • The damage listed is actually the combination of all seven pellets' damage values. The actual damage per pellet is 12 impact, 1.5 puncture, and 1.5 slash


  • The word Bronco is a term in a Spanish Dialect meaning "rough".
    • It is also a common term for wild horse in Western culture.
  • Its appearance is similar to the Mauler shotgun-pistol from Halo.


Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Damage increased from 38 to 40 (per pellet).
  • Status chance increased from 20% to 22%.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 6%.

Update 21.0

  • Damage increased from 15 to 38.
  • Damage fall off added starting from 7m and ending at 14 with a minimum damage of 10.
  • Status Chance increased from 14% to 20%.

Update 18.0

  • Bronco series are available for use in Conclave.

Hotfix 8.3.1

  • Sound tweak to Bronco.

Update 8.3

  • Sound changes.

Update 7.11

  • Market changes: was 35,000 credits, now blueprint and 190 platinum.

Update 7.x Weapon Balance

  • Tweaks to Recoil feel and Accuracy, generally sharper Rotation and Translation Springs, added Noise & better spread control when firing while aimed. Added force feedback to all firing sounds.
  • Total number of pellets now 7, was 8.
  • Reload time now 1.05, was 1.
  • Crit Chance now 2.5%, was 5%.


  • Introduced with game release.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5

See AlsoEdit

  • Dual Broncos Akbronco, the akimbo counterpart of this gun.
  • PrimeBronco Bronco Prime, the prime counterpart of this gun.
  • DEPrimeDualBroncos Akbronco Prime, the primed akimbo counterpart of this gun.
  • SawnOffShotgun Pyrana, another Tenno-made pocket shotgun sidearm.
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