Season 6 will arrive at the end of September and a sleuth of new weapons are coming.
This weapon looks familiar to past Soviet-designed rifles, so it will fit right into Modern Warfare.
AS VAL Arrives In Season 6!
The AS VAL Assault rifles shotgun appears to be one of the new weapons in the next season.
As posted by @BKTOOR_, an early version of the AS-VAL can be found in the game files.
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Photo via @BKTOOR_
@BKTOOR_ has also gone one step further by posting some in-game action of the new rifle
What's immediately noticeable is the low kick that the weapon displays when fully fired.
If you're unfamiliar with the weapon, it featured an integrated suppressor. The development of this rifle began in the first half of the 1980s, meaning it could be linked to Black Ops Cold War.
The rifle is expensive, meaning it is rarely deployed into operations.
The AS VAL has a range of approximately 300 metres and uses subsonic 9x39mm (high-performance armor piercing) ammunition, as well as the SP-5 ball cartridge used by the VSS Vintorez suppressed sniper rifle.
As seen in the gameplay, it features an automatic and semi-automatic fire mode with very clean iron sights.
The questions remains: will this weapon drop at launch or half-way through the season?