The RUIN is effectively a shotgun, but is a very unique weapon compared to conventional shotguns. Like other Prestige weapons, the RUIN possesses maximum armor penetration, as well as sold damage and high mobility. While it has a fairly small clip size of only 6 rounds per clip, like the B.A.S.U. it has a very fast reload.
The most unique feature of the RUIN are the magnetized pellets it fires; instead of spreading out as range increases like conventional shotguns and thereby quickly losing effectiveness at longer ranges, the RUIN's shot pellets "stick together", which results in the weapon firing "orbs" of pellets which do not spread out, and are accurate and deadly even at medium-long ranges. One drawback however is that the RUIN lack's a scope, requiring the player to "hip fire" when using the weapon.
The RUIN features 1 enhancement slot, with a preferred enhancement type of Sniper.