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Saint's Row

How to Unlock and Upgrade the AS3 Ultimax Shotgun

Nathan Garvin

Information about the AS3 Ultimax Shotgun in Saints Row, including how to obtain it, how to upgrade it, how to unlock its Signature Ability.

You can buy the Ultimax Shotgun from any Friendly Fire store for $4,000.

How to Find and Upgrade the Ultimax in Saints Row

The Ultimax is a Shotgun in Saints Row, and it can be acquired by purchasing it from any Friendly Fire store location in Santo Ileso. It’ll set you back a $4,000, and can be purchased as soon as you’re done with the Mission Making Rent.

As with all weapons, the Ultimax can be upgraded three times, depending on your level. At level 5 you’ll unlock the tier 1 upgrade, which will set you back $5,000. At level 10 you can upgrade this weapon to tier 2, which costs $25,000. Finally, at level 15 you can max out the weapon by upgrading it to tier 3, which is quite expensive at $100,000. Upgrading the Ultimax will increase its Damage, Range, Magazine and Reload Speed.

How to Unlock the Full Battle Rattle Signature Ability for the Ultimax

All weapons have a Signature Ability, which will grant the weapon a special ability when its unlock conditions are met. Unlike normal weapon upgrades, you can’t buy Signature Abilities, which can include boons such as life leech, area-of-effect damage, knockback, full-auto firing mode, armor-piercing rounds, elemental damage and bonus damage over time, and so on. Once a Signature Abilities unlock conditions are met you can activate it by visiting Friendly Fire or using the armory at your HQ. Signature Abilities can also be toggled off, if you prefer.

The Ultimax’s Signature Ability is Full Battle Rattle, which “…turns this shotgun into a fully automatic rifle.“. To unlock this Signature Ability you must “Get 10 Triple Kills.”, which naturally requires you to kill three enemies in quick succession. This can be a bit of a tricky Signature Ability to unlock, as Triple Kills aren’t exactly rare, but pulling them off regularly with this weapon is something that’ll require some effort and a bit of luck. You’ll almost certainly want to upgrade this weapon fully before seriously attempting this, as the more rounds you have between reloads and the more damage and range of those rounds will make it much easier to pull off Triple Kills. You can also toggle down the health of your enemies via the Gameplay/Challenge Options/Enemy Durability options.

As with most kill-based goals in this game, this can be grinded out by repeating @TCHA Side Hustles. You probably want to target Idols for this purpose, as they tend to be less durable than other gangs, and when their specialists summon backup you’ll end up with a squad of tightly-packed, fragile enemies just begging to increment your Triple Kill counter. Plus, even if a run is a bust you’ll end up with extra cash and XP, which you’ll certainly find useful.

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  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    22 August 2022
  • Last Updated
    24 September 2022
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