How to get a pistol early in System Shock

How to get a pistol early in System Shock
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Written by 

Kiera Mills

Published 

30th May 2023 16:00

Whilst your trust lead pipe may get you through the first set of doors, finding a pistol location in System Shock will definitely help even the odds against the terrors wandering around the Citadel Station.

Luckily, we have you covered with this guide on how to get a pistol early in System Shock, keep reading to get the gun location in the game, and more.

Where to find a pistol in System Shock

System Shock KE-41 Minipistol map location
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As you progress through Citadel Station, you'll find increasingly tough enemies and better weapons. Starting the game with just a lead pipe you may feel a desperate need to increase your arsenal from the get-go.

Luckily there is a pistol available relatively early in the game, but it is located in a side door that may be easily missed.

To get the gun, follow the tutorial through the medical station, Healing Suite. As soon as you get the passcode for the door (from the crouch space on the other side) you will emerge into a room and receive an automatic greeting message from the station's AI, SHODAN.

System Shock: how to get the pistol, delta quadrant
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From here, continue through the door to the right (directly opposite the junction box), to do so pull the lever to the right side of the door to open it.

You'll emerge into a large room with several adjoining doors, you'll also likely encounter one or two enemies depending on your difficulty settings.

System Shock: how to get the pistol, delta quadrant
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Dispatch of the enemies and continue straight down the room next to the dead crewmate and press the lit panel on the right-side door. This will open to a small storage room.

The pistol is located in the center of the room next to the dead body. Make sure you defeat the enemy in this room and pick up the ammo and Sight Vision Enhancement next to the table to the right of the body.

System Shock: how to get the pistol, delta quadrant
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There you have it, you're all set to explore the space station a little more safely with the KE-41 Minipistol, see the map above for a precise location for comparison.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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