Best Shotguns in Modern Warfare 2 Season 3: Ranked list
Modern Warfare 2’s Shotguns can dominate close-range encounters, and players are wondering which one is best. Here are all of the Shotguns in Modern Warfare 2 ranked in Season 3.
Call of Duty multiplayer is usually dominated by Assault Rifles, SMGs, and Sniper Rifles, as they tend to get the most love and attention from the Modern Warfare 2 community, but Shotguns can be extremely effective up close.
There are plenty of powerful Shotguns to use in close-range combat in Modern Warfare 2. We’ve got all of them ranked from best to worst, so you know which one you should be focusing on.
Here are the best Shotguns in Modern Warfare 2 Season 3.
Best Modern Warfare 2 Shotguns ranked list
Before we detail each of the Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Shotguns, first we’ve ranked all of them from best to worst:
- KV Broadside
- Expedite 12
- Bryson 800
- Bryson 890
- Lockwood 300
Best Modern Warfare 2 Shotguns
5. Lockwood 300
In fifth, we have the Lockwood 300, which is Modern Warfare 2‘s version of the popular 725 from MW2019. While the weapon has high damage and decent range for a Shotgun, the ammo limitation sets it back.
Players with great accuracy and patience to get in the perfect range can definitely enjoy this Shotgun, but two shells just aren’t enough to push it further up the rankings, especially when there are multiple enemies to hit.
4. Bryson 890
The Bryson 890 is similar to the Bryson 800 but with a magazine that increases the reload time of the Shotgun drastically. The Bryson 890 comes in fourth place because of its reliability in terms of damage and range, while also being extremely versatile.
The Season 3 update did not deliver buffs or nerfs for any of Modern Warfare 2’s Shotguns, which means the Bryson 890 has yet to surpass its counterpart.
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3. Bryson 800
The Bryson 800 is one of the most reliable Shotguns in Modern Warfare 2, as it has impressive damage, accuracy, and range. With a 9-round mag, this Shotgun is great for taking on multiple enemies, especially if you’re in the correct position.
The Shotgun also has a lot of customization options and can be built for either close or medium range. The only downfall is that the fire rate is the worst in class, so you’ll need to hit your shots.
2. Expedite 12
In second place is the Expedite 12. This Shotgun is reminiscent of the Model 860 from MW2019, with great fire rate, damage, and handling.
This Shotgun two-taps enemies with ease, and thanks to its versatility, you can easily increase its stats with the correct attachments, including range and decreased pellet spread for more damage.
1. KV Broadside – Best Shotgun in Modern Warfare 2
The best Shotgun in Modern Warfare 2 is the KV Broadside which is an extremely devastating close-range weapon that’s part of the Kastov weapon Platform. This gun proved to be so powerful that players were calling for major nerfs.
While the nerfs in Season 2 Reloaded have made it less broken, it’s still a powerful close-range option that can dominate at close range.
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