Best Expedite 12 MW2 loadout: Class setup, attachments & perks

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Modern Warfare 2’s Expedite 12 is a powerful semi-auto shotgun with surprisingly good range that rivals both pump action alternatives. Here’s the best Expedite 12 loadout in MW2, complete with attachments, perks, and equipment.

With Overkill being such a strong perk in Modern Warfare 2, it’s tempting to run shotguns like the Expedite 12 as a secondary. Whilst that’s viable it’s perfectly possible for MW2’s rendition of the real-world Benelli M4 to function as a primary weapon too.

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Even on some of MW2’s more open maps like El Asilo and Taraq, it’s fine to run a Shotgun as your main weapon. Doing so requires excellent map knowledge and an understanding of where the best areas for consistent close-range gunfights can be found, but it’s certainly possible.

The main advantage of the Expedite 12 is that its fire semi-auto makes it more forgiving than both the pump action shotguns and the Lockwood 300. Missing out on a one-shot kill is not the end of the world as this shotgun can quickly follow up with a second shot.

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This build is focused on getting the most out of the Expedite 12 in MW2 multiplayer. If you’re looking for a powerful Warzone 2 Expedite 12 loadout instead, we’ve got a perfect choice.


Expedite 12 MW2 loadout: Setup and attachments

  • Muzzle: Bryson Choke
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: Resonance Stock Collapsed
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Void Grip
  • Bolt: Expedite L-Bolt

Despite being a semi-auto shotgun the Expedite 12 is more suited to shooting whilst aimed in than hip firing. This is because the spread of each shot is greatly reduced when aimed in making each pellet more likely to hit its mark.

To capitalize on this it’s highly recommended to use the Bryson Choke and tune for ‘Tighter Pellet Spread’ and ‘Damage Range’. These are the two most important stats on a shotgun as they directly affect the range at which the Expedite 12 can secure one-shot kills.

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The next most important stat is mobility and to improve this you’ll want to equip both the Resonance Stock Collapsed and Schlager Void Grip. When combined these massively improve both the Expedite 12’s ADS and sprint-out speed.

Next is an attachment that is unique to the Expedite 12, the Expedite L-Bolt. This bolt attachment noticeably speeds up our fire rate making the two-shot time to kill much faster. Given the Expedite’s tendency to require two shots, this is a fantastic option.

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Unusually for a shotgun, it’s recommended to use a close-range optic like the Cronen Mini Pro. Between shots, the Expedite 12 recoils heavily, and its iron sights obscure vision. Because of this, it can be easy to lose track of enemies between shots.

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Expedite 12 MW2 loadout: Perks & Equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Bomb Squad
  • Base Perk 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal: Thermite
  • Tactical: Stim

The perks in this class are all about staying mobile and on the move. Bomb Squad and Battle Hardened make it so that incoming tactical and lethal equipment is less effective. This is especially useful against proximity mines and claymores which can catch you out whilst moving.

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Fast Hands is a must as the Expedite 12 is a tube-fed shotgun meaning each shell is loaded one at a time. Without Fast Hands reloading all seven rounds into this shotgun takes several seconds which is an eternity in Call of Duty terms.

In most situations, you will struggle to use a shotgun without Ghost. With MW2’s loud footsteps and UAVs being so strong it becomes incredibly hard to move around the map. With Ghost, you don’t have to be worried about the radar and can focus on getting in the right positions.

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Thermites are useful for flushing enemy players out of positions where you can’t reach them. If an enemy is sitting in a window just throw a thermite at them and then use that opportunity to close the gap.

As for tactical equipment, the Stim is fantastic for the Expedite 12 as it lets you quickly heal between gunfights. Since this isn’t a pump action shotgun you don’t have to worry about not being able to pump whilst using stims either.

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How to unlock the Expedite 12 in Modern Warfare 2

Getting this gun unlocked is fairly simple, with the weapon platform being unlocked at Level 9. After just a few games, you’ll have this weapon in hand.

The Expedite 12 is in its own platform and is therefore not used to unlock anything else. However, you will need to level it up to Level 7 to unlock the extremely popular Cronen Mini Pro optic.

Alternatives to the Expedite 12

The Expedite 12 is a great way to get used to using Shotguns in MW2 due to its forgiving fire rate. However, it doesn’t quite have the same range potential as the Bryson 800 and 890 Shotguns, nor does it have the same rapid-fire potential as the double-barreled Lockwood 300.

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The most obvious alternative to the Expedite 12 is the KV Broadside. The KV Broadside is another semi-auto shotgun that was added in Season 2 that offers a more traditional experience revolving around spamming shots from the hip.

While you’re here, check out some of our other Modern Warfare 2 guides:

Modern Warfare 2 new equipment guide: Lethals and Tacticals explained | How to use Modern Warfare 2’s Gunsmith: Receivers and Blueprints explained | All Modern Warfare 2 Killstreaks | All Modern Warfare 2 perks

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