With Season 6 arriving at the end of September, you may be interested to know what new weapons await you.
Alongside the R700, we are expecting to get the AA-12!
This automatic shotgun first featured back in Modern Warfare 2 and has held a special place within the community.
Now it will hold a special place in your loadout!
AA-12 Returns In Season 6!
The AA-12 shotgun appears to be returning to Call of Duty after an 8-year absence.
As posted by @BKTOOR_, an early version of the AA-12 can be found in the game files.
It's been speculated that this weapon has been there for some time, but has only recently come to light.
BLAST FROM THE PAST: The AA-12 returns after 8 years!
Photo via @BKTOOR_
@BKTOOR_ has also gone one step further by posting some in-game action of the legendary shotgun.
What's immediately noticeable is the extreme kick that the weapon displays when rapidly fired. It may be that this shotgun packs quite a punch and the extreme recoil helps balance it out.
The weapon appears to have 8 shots per magazine by default (the same as the original weapon in older Call of Duty games). With extended mags, it could go as high as 16; which is why this weapon was so fun to use.
First introduced in Modern Warfare 2, this shotgun was very reliable at close range but its practicality was limited by its reach
With a rate of fire of 400 RPM, it was more than enough to dispatch multiple enemies in close proximity by spamming it.
The AA-12's main downfall (in older games) was that it only had one extra magazine, meaning you may need to bring some ammunition with it.
The weapon returned in Modern Warfare 3 but was outclassed by weapons such as the Striker and USAS-12.
There's no telling how good this gun will be, especially in Verdansk. But, it will certainly be a great nostalgic addition to the game as it plays out its encore.