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Best X12 loadout for Warzone 2 Season 1

The best X12 loadout for Warzone 2 Season 1 uses the Akimbo attachment to turn the Handgun into a deadly close-range weapon.

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Warzone 2 X12 loadout

Warzone 2’s X12 Handgun is devastating in close-quarters combat thanks to the Akimbo attachment. Here’s the best X12 loadout for Warzone 2 complete with attachments and Perks.

Warzone 2 players are restricted to selecting pre-determined Perk Packages. Without the ability to mix and match the best Perks, players are doing away with the previously popular Overkill Perk in Warzone 2.

With Overkill’s popularity on the decline, the best Secondary weapons in the game have become much more important in Warzone 2. Thanks to the Akimbo attachment, the X12 Handgun is one of the best options available.

Here’s the best X12 loadout in Warzone 2, to turn the Handgun into a weapon capable of ripping through armor.

Best Warzone 2 X12 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: FT Steel Fire
  • Laser: 1mw Pistol Laser
  • Trigger Action: XRK Lighting Fire
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo X12
  • Magazine: 24 Round Mag

There’s no better place to start than with the Akimbo X12 attachment, seeing as this addition is what makes the X12 such a powerful force in Warzone 2.

The 24 Round Mag will provide a much-needed boost to ammo capacity, allowing you to take on multiple enemies when clearing out buildings. Due to the dual-wield nature of this loadout, increasing hip-fire accuracy is vital and the 1mw Pistol Laser does just that.

The FT Steel Fire is a well-rounded muzzle that will boost the X12’s damage range, recoil smoothness, and bullet velocity, all while suppressing its fire. Since these aren’t fully automatic Handguns, the XRK Lighting Fire attachment provides a necessary boost to the fire rate.

Best Warzone 2 X12 loadout Perk Package & Equipment

  • Perk Package: Specter (Double Time, Tracker, Spotter, Ghost)
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal Equipment: Drill Charge

The Specter Perk Package provides the best Perks to use with the X12. For the X12 Handgun to shine, you need to get up close and personal. Double TimeTrackerSpotter, and Ghost is the ideal Perk Package for sneaky gameplay as it will allow you to get the drop on your enemies.

Meanwhile, the Flash Grenade is one of the strongest Tacticals in Warzone 2 thanks to its blinding effect that seems to last forever. The Drill Charge is proving to be a valuable tool for eliminating building campers and you’ll be able to rush in with your X12s in hand.

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How to unlock X12 Handgun in Warzone 2

The X12 is the first weapon available from the XRK weapon platform and players must reach Level 31 to unlock it.

Playing Warzone 2 during an upcoming Double XP event is a great way to fly up the ranks and level up the weapon quickly once it’s unlocked.

Best Warzone 2 X12 alternatives

The P890 is the best alternative to the X12 in Warzone 2 as it also benefits from an akimbo attachment that makes it incredibly powerful. The P890 is the most popular of the two, but if the P890 receives a nerf, players will no doubt turn to the X12.

If you don’t mind running a Perk Package with Overkill, then you should consider the Fennec 45 SMG, which JGOD crowned as the best close-range weapon in Warzone 2 Season 1.


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