Often carried by the Locust Boomer, the Boomshot is one of the most potent weapons in Sera. It launches a large projectile that explodes into smaller bomblets upon impact that can kill multiple enemies, circumvent their cover and earn a headshot kill.
This weapon should never be fired at close range, otherwise the wielder could be hurt. The projectile's mass causes its trajectory to drop with distance. It's important to account for gravity and arc long-distance shots over cover.
The Boomshot was first introduced in Gears of War 1.