X12 Modern Warfare 2: Is It In Multiplayer?

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Image showing X16 pistol from Call of Duty Modern Warfare
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Pistols in the Call of Duty franchise often fly under the radar despite possessing immense power and mobility. Arguably the best secondary weapons to use, they're the perfect crutch to fall back on when reloading the primary weapon is the slower option or you find yourself running short on ammunition.

As attention turns toward the launch of Modern Warfare 2, the wait for official information continues as leaks revealing Killstreaks, Field Upgrades, and Perks appear online.

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Alongside the other elements of multiplayer, a guns list claims the likes of the M4 and AX-50 are returning, leaving many fans wondering if any other fan-favourite guns will appear. The X16 may not have struck a chord with some, it was one of the very best handguns to use in 2019's Modern Warfare. Highly likely to be the X12, Is the X16 in Modern Warfare 2? Here's all the intel on the pistol's return.

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Is the X16 in Modern Warfare 2?

According to dataminer "Reality," the X16 will feature in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer which is good news for those that rely on a pistol to score some additional kills.

The pistol is one of several Modern Warfare 2 guns to appear within the Warzone Mobile files.

As always, take leaks with a pinch of salt but considering the strings are already there, it's likely the X16 is on its way back to Call of Duty.

X16 Call of Duty History

Just like the RAAL MG, the X16 first appeared in 2019's Modern Warfare. The semi-automatic nature of the pistol allowed players to deal devastating damage depending on how fast their trigger finger is.

With a time to kill of four bullets, the X16 is up there with some of the strongest weapons in the entire franchise but due to it being a pistol, some players failed to notice the immense potential.

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Is the X16 in the Modern Warfare 2 Beta?

With the beta rumoured to take place in mid-September, there's every chance the X16 will make its way into the early build of the game. Typically, betas offer a small slice of content for players to experience before the full build of the game launches in October.

As most of the focus is usually on the selection of primary weapons arriving in Modern Warfare 2, the X16 could fly under the radar and into the beta. If it does, make sure it's your secondary weapon for some additional damage.

That's all there is to know about the possibility of the X16 appearing in Modern Warfare 2. While we wait for the beta, make sure to check out our page for all the latest news, leaks, and guides on Infinity Ward's next release.