Best Expedite 12 loadout in Modern Warfare 2 Season 5

Modern Warfare 2 expedite 12

Modern Warfare 2 Shotguns are proving to be a brutal force, so here are the attachments and Perks for the best Expedite 12 loadout in Modern Warfare 2 Season 5.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 5 is well underway, and players now have several weapon choices to play around with. If you fancy a shotgun, the Expedite 12 might be a fun weapon to use. While it has certainly been overshadowed by the subsequent launches of the KV Broadside and MX Guardian, the Expedite 12 is not one you should ignore.

Shotguns are notoriously difficult to balance in Call of Duty titles and Modern Warfare 2 is no different. If you want the best attachments, Equipment, and Perks for this weapon, here’s our take on the best Expedite 12 loadout in Modern Warfare 2 Season 5.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 loadout attachments

Expedite 12 attachments in Modern Warfare 2.Activision
The Expedite 12 is based on the Super 90 shotgun.
  • Muzzle: Xten Modified Choke
  • Barrel: 18.5” Emperor Barrel
  • Laser: 1mw Quick Fire Laser
  • Stock: Schlager Resonance 
  • Bolt: Expedite L-Bolt

Mobility, handling, and damage range are the three keys to utilizing Modern Warfare 2 Shotgun loadouts, which is why we’ve opted for Expedite 12 attachments that do not decrease these attributes.

The 1mw Quick Fire Laser and Schlager Resonance will provide a major boost to ADS speed, sprint speed, and crouch movement speed. What’s more, this particular laser will not give your position away when you’re not aiming down sight.

The 18.5” Emperor Barrel will further increase movement speed and ADS speed. However, if you’re happy with the movement speed provided by the Laser and Stock, you can always swap this Barrel for the devastating 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath Ammunition.

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The Expedite L-Bolt is extremely important as it will increase the Shotgun’s slow rate of fire, while the Xten Modified Choke will increase the weapon’s damage range.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal: Drill Charge
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Battle Rage

Given how one-dimensional Shotguns are by nature, you’ll want to equip Overkill and pair it with a long-range weapon like the TAQ-56 or Kastov-762. The pair will make for a deadly duo regardless of game mode.

Fast Hands is vital for quickly reloading the Expedite 12’s small ammo capacity, and it will also allow you to swap to your long-range weapon faster. Ghost is a great Ultimate Perk as it will keep you hidden from the abundance of UAVs. 

The Drill Charge has emerged as one of the best Lethals in the game and when paired with the overpowered Flash Grenade, clearing objectives with your Expedite 12 will be a breeze.

The Battle Rage Field Upgrade matches the in-your-face style of the Expedite 12 Shotgun. You can truly produce some aggressive Modern Warfare 2 gameplay after activating Battle Rage.

How to unlock Expedite 12 in Modern Warfare 2

Reloading an Expedite 12 in Modern Warfare 2.Activision
The Expedite is a decent shotgun choice in Modern Warfare 2.

Luckily for players who are confused by the overly complex weapon unlock system in Modern Warfare 2, the Expedite 12 is a base weapon that unlocks at Level 9.

The Expedite 12 is one of the few non-Platform weapons in the game. Players simply need to reach Level 9 in Modern Warfare 2 to get their hands on the powerful Expedite 12 Shotgun.

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Best alternatives to Expedite 12 in Modern Warfare 2

As mentioned above, the KV Broadside and MX Guardian have swept away a lot of the Expedite 12’s popularity since their release. They’re both incredibly powerful and have great fire rates.

The MX Guardian went above and beyond when it came out as a fully automatic shotgun, so all players need to do is hold down the trigger and experience something similar to how the AA-12 used to operate back in the original Modern Warfare 2.

Of course, SMGs are also devastating at close-range, which makes the Lachmann Sub and Vaznev-9K fantastic options if Shotguns aren’t necessarily for you.

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