Competitive Warzone continues to prove popular for those wanting a fix of some high-stakes battle royale competition and in Season 5, there have been a variety of tournaments taking place on a regular basis. The latest season of post-launch content has seen a number of changes to the ever-evolving meta, including the return of the Gallo SA12 shotgun as a viable option for close-quarters combat.
After one particular build dominated the opposition during a recent Twitch Rivals event, some tournament organisers have restricted the use of all shotguns that feature as part of a custom loadout complete with attachments to down opponents in the blink of an eye.
Warzone Banned Gallo SA12 Loadout
The build was used by XSET's Warzone player and popular content creator Frozone, who quickly posted the overpowered loadout to Twitter after taking home second place in the tournament.
Here's the full list of attachments to dominate with the Gallo SA12:
- Muzzle: Agency Choke
- Barrel: 21.4" Reinforced Heavy
- Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
- Ammunition: STANAG 12 Rnd Tube
- Stock: Wire Stock
This particular set of attachments varies slightly on other loadouts that have been used in recent weeks. Rather than a Target Designator and No Stock, Frozone opts for a 5mw Laser Sight and a Wire Stock to improve hip-fire accuracy and mobility in close-range scenarios.
Twitch Rivals featured no restrictions so every single weapon in the arsenal was available to use but after many realised that it's incredibly strong and can defeat SMGs in close-quarters gunfights, ZLaner has revealed that all shotguns apart from ground loot have been banned ahead of a $50,000 tournament taking place soon.
Why Has The Gallo SA12 Loadout Been Banned?
The main cause for the shotguns to be restricted from competitive play stems from the age-old battle between keyboard and controller players. Players that use a mouse and keyboard claim that they need shotguns in order to counter controller players using SMGs and some aim assist. NRG streamer HusKerrs recently claimed that aim assist is "too strong" for controller players, giving them a huge advantage over mouse and keyboard players.