Best Modern Warfare 2 X12 loadout

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Image showing X16 pistol from Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Credit: Screengrab via Activision
January 13, 2023: The X12 is still a popular MW2 pistol despite receiving nerfs ahead of Season Two. Scroll down for the best loadout along with the best attachments for multiplayer.

Pistols in the Call of Duty franchise often fly under the radar despite possessing immense power and mobility. Arguably one the best secondary weapons to use, the best Modern Warfare 2 X12 loadout is the perfect crutch to fall back on in situations where a weapon swap is faster than reloading or you're running short on ammunition.


The early stages of the Modern Warfare 2 cycle are in full swing, with players continuing to drop into the action as they search for the best guns to use as part of a loadout. Although it's only a pistol, the X12 packs a hefty punch when used in the right situations.

Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 X12 loadout, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 maps.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 X12 loadout?

Attachment Name
BarrelXRK LUC-1
Laser1mW Pistol Laser
Trigger ActionXRK Lighting Fire
Rear GripCronen LIMA-6

This particular build focuses on improving fire rate and mobility which is great when it comes to finding a strong secondary weapon.


Although range takes a slight hit, it's very easy to contend with most primary weapons in close-quarters combat.

Best Modern Warfare 2 X12 attachments

The Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith contains a wide range of attachments to improve all areas of the X12. After spending some time testing numerous combinations, this set of four is the very best to use:

  • Barrel: XRK LUC-9
  • Laser: 1MW Pistol Laser
  • Trigger Action: XRK Lighting Fire
  • Rear Grip: Cronen Lima-6

For an instant improvement in fire rate, the XRK Lighting Fire trigger action is the way to go. Having the ability to unleash some well-placed bullets as fast as possible gives you a huge advantage against the opposition.

For a fast sprint-to-fire time, the combination of Cronen Lima-6 rear grip and 1MW Pistol Laser guarantee you can react to any target as soon as they appear in the crosshair.

Modern Warfare 2 X12 pistol in gunsmith
Credit: Screengrab via Activision

How to unlock X12 in Modern Warfare 2

Although the X12 is part of the XRK weapon platform, there's no need to use another weapon in order to obtain the pistol.


To get your hands on this lethal secondary weapon, simply reach level 31 in the military ranks. To do this as fast as possible, we recommend using a double weapon XP token.

Is the X12 good in Modern Warfare 2?

Having used the X12 alongside numerous primary weapons, we can say that it's one of the strongest pistols to use in the entirety of Modern Warfare 2.


Despite the strongest attachment combination only utilising four of the five slots, its extra fire rate and fast reaction times make it the perfect secondary weapon to use in a loadout.

That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 X12 loadout. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle and all there is to know about upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.