|“||Ammunition for firearms.||”|
The in-game ammunition is simplified (unlike real life firearms) in that it can be used for any firearm. Thus, the same ammunition pool can be used to fire the pistol, shotgun, assault rifle, and scoped assault rifle.
While scavenging, the pistol, shotgun, and scoped assault rifle use 1 ammunition per firing of the weapon. The assault rifle uses 3 ammunition per firing. If the survivors use assault rifles for shelter defense, then the expenditure of ammunition tends to be very high compared to the other weapons. The effectiveness of this is debatable since arming survivors with multiple shotguns--along with the various shelter defenses--typically thwarts even the most aggressive raids without incurring losses.