PUBG shotguns are so widely reviled that PUBG Corp plans to buff every single one of them when Update 7.2 hits. But they still have their use case: utter desperation.
Caught in a firefight with a full three-person team in the early game, RugbyXVIsDead ran out of ammo with their only rifle. As the only living member of their team, they had to grab the first weapon they could find and make do. That weapon just so happened to be an S1897.
With a devil-may-care shrug of the shoulders, RugbyXVIsDead loaded the shotgun and leapt off their building, landing directly in front of the three enemies. Before they could react, RugbyXVIsDead started shooting. Shot one dropped an enemy, shot two dropped a second, and the third, over what seemed an impossibly long distance, knocked the third, killing all three in a shocking turnaround.