Best Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 loadout

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June 5, 2023: With Season 4 on the way, we've updated our guide so you know the best Expedite 12 loadout for close-quarters combat.

Finding the best Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 loadout is a particularly tricky task with Season 4 on the horizon. With numerous attachments available in the gunsmith, finding a combination of attachments capable of improving an already powerful weapon and suiting a specific style of play takes plenty of time.

The Expedite 12 bears similarities to the Model 680 shotgun from 2019's Modern Warfare. The pump-action shotgun excels in close-quarters combat thanks to its high damage output but a high damage drop-off means it's hard to make any kind of impact at longer distances.

Before we share more intel on the best Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 loadout, don't forget to check out our other guides highlighting the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 killstreaks available to use in multiplayer.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 loadout?

419mm Schalger Salvo
Schlager ULO-66 Laser
Expedite L-Bolt
Merc Foregrip

This build provides improvements in fire rate and recoil control which makes all the difference in hectic close-range gunfights

Although mobility and handling take a slight hit, the ability to deal damage at a faster speed has a huge impact against any opposition that comes flying around a corner.

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Best Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 attachments

The Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith features an extensive range of attachments capable of transforming any gun to suit any style of play. After testing numerous attachment combinations, here's what we recommend equipping onto the Expedite 12:

  • Muzzle: MRGE-7
  • Barrel: 419mm Schlager Salvo
  • Laser: Schlager ULO-66 Laser
  • Bolt: Expedite L-Bolt
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip

The additional recoil control thanks to the RMGE-7 muzzle makes the Expedite 12 very easy to control. More often than not, there's minimal time to react which is why we've opted for the Schlager ULO-66 laser for an extra boost of hip-fire accuracy.

Additional improvements to hip-fire accuracy come from the Merc Foregrip while the Expedite L-Bolt packs a faster rate of fire into a shotgun capable of excelling in close-range scenarios.

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Best Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 perks and equipment

With the best Expedite 12 attachments ready for battle, we can showcase a perk package and pieces of equipment that make an impact during a multiplayer match. Here's what we recommend using alongside the shotgun.


  • Double Time (Base)
  • Overkill (Base)
  • Fast Hands (Bonus)
  • Ghost (Ultimate)

Kicking things off are Double Time and Overkill as the base perks. The former doubles the amount of Tactical Sprint making it easier to make the most of the Expedite's impressive mobility. For more versatility at longer distances, we've gone with Overkill so you can carry two primary weapons. We recommend the Lachmann 556 assault rifle.

Fast Hands enables you to switch between the Expedite and your secondary weapon as fast as possible which comes in handy when you're in a situation where the Expedite doesn't have enough range.

Lastly, Ghost as an ultimate perk conceals your location from any enemy airborne UAVs when moving around the map. Make the most of the perk by sneaking behind enemy lines to cause maximum impact with the Expedite 12.


  • Frag Grenade (Lethal)
  • Smoke Grenade (Tactical)

This combination of equipment is perfect for dealing some extra damage and creating some improvised cover. Cook a frag grenade and throw it onto a busy objective flag for huge impact and if anyone spots you holding the grenade, chuck it away and pop the smoke for a chance to escape and stay alive.

Is the Expedite 12 good in Modern Warfare 2?

The Expedite 12 is a powerful weapon to use when up close and personal with the opposition. However, the damage drop-off means hitmarkers will appear at further distances.

That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 loadout. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle and everything there is to know about the next Modern Warfare 2 double XP event.

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