The HVM 004-HTD is a thermal shotgun manufactured by HVM's High Technology Division. A direct attempt by HVM to capitalize off of the Shockfield craze, the 004-HTD behaves very similarly to a downscaled Shockfield. While it has a larger capacity, it inherits the movement penalty and longer reload time of the standard 004, as well as having a lower damage capacity than the Shockfield. Additionally, unlike most other Thermal weapons, the 004-HTD lacks a damage-over-time feature.
- 120 damage per pellet, with a total of ten pellets. The [RED] variant increases to 180 damage per pellet and a total of twelve pellets.
- Pierces two zombies.
- Clip size is ten rounds.
- Firing rate is eight rounds per second. Semi-automatic firing mode.
- 2.40 second reload time.
- -15.0% movement penalty.
- Ammunition costs 160 credits for 100 rounds of ammunition, or 640 credits for 100 rounds of High Damage ammunition. The [RED] variant increases the cost of ammunition by a factor of ten.