Best Expedite 12 Warzone 2 loadout: Class setup, attachments, Perks

Ryan Lemay

Season 4’s buff to shotguns has seen them receive more attention. One of the shotguns to benefit most from these changes is the Expedite 12, a unique semi-auto that makes its debut in Warzone 2. This is the best Expedite 12 loadout to use to dominate in Warzone 2.

The Season 4 update saw the Expedite 12 greatly buffed with the shotgun having a minimum damage range added to Warzone. This change means that the Expedite 12 will now always kill in three shots as long as enough pellets land.

The Expedite 12 is a semi-auto shotgun based on the real-world Benelli M4 Super 90. Unlike most Call of Duty semi-auto shotguns, the Expedite is not ideal for spamming shots or hip-firing with it being a surprisingly precise weapon.

To get the most out of the shotgun you’ll want to use this best Expedite 12 loadout possible for Warzone 2.


Best Expedite 12 Warzone 2 loadout


  • Muzzle: Bryson Choke (+0.09, +0.16)
  • Laser: 1mW Quick Fire Laser (-0.23, -51.00)
  • Stock: Resonance Stock Collapsed
  • Bolt: Expedite L-Bolt
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Fang Grip (+0.35, -0.45)

Unfortunately, the Expedite 12 doesn’t get access to a range-increasing barrel but we can use the Bryson Choke muzzle to at least improve its pellet spread. Stacking with the Season 4 buff, this makes its shots much more consistent and predictable within its effective range.

Since this is a semi-auto shotgun we want to increase its fire rate where possible, and the best attachment for that is the Expedite L-Bolt. Since you’re going to need three shots to down an enemy having a faster fire rate is a must.

A big selling point of the Expedite 12 is its fast handling which we can improve further by using attachments like the Resonance Stock Collapsed and Schlager Fang Grip. The main benefit of these is the greatly improved Spint to Fire Speed they provide allowing for more aggressive play.

The last slot is flexible with the recommended 1mW Quick Fire Laser speeding up ADS time a little. Alternatively, some players may prefer to use a close-range optic like the Cronen Mini Pro as the Expedite 12’s iron sights can be tricky to use.

The best Expedite 12 loadout to use in Warzone 2 Season 4.
The Expedite 12 is an underrated shotgun to use in Warzone 2.

Best Expedite 12 Warzone class: Perks & equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor
  • Lethal: Grenade
  • Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade

First and foremost, Overkill is essential in any Shotgun loadout. It allows you to equip an AR or LMG to provide a long-range support option when not fighting up close.

Another great Base Perk is Tracker which reveals the footsteps of nearby enemies. It’s great for tracking down targets that are running away and even catching opponents off guard.

Spotter also makes sense with a shotgun as you’ll be running around a lot and constantly pushing buildings. This perk will make sure that you never get caught off guard by enemy equipment hidden around corners or behind doors.

Finally, for the Ultimate Perk, Weapon Specialist uses Survivor which pings any enemies you get downed by and allows allies to revive you quicker.

How to unlock the Expedite 12 in Warzone 2

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

Best Expedite 12 alternatives in Warzone 2

If the Expedite 12 doesn’t quite live up to your expectations, we recommend trying out the KV Broadside, another semi-auto shotgun albeit one that offers a more traditional experience than the Expedite.

Alternatively, the Lockwood 300 has better range and can down targets in just two shots making it devastating in the right hands.

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