With Season 6 arriving at the end of September, you may be interested to know what new weapons await you.
Alongside the R700, we are expecting to get the AA-12!
This automatic shotgun first featured back in Modern Warfare 2 and has held a special place within the community.
Now it will hold a special place in your loadout!
AA-12 Returns In Season 6!
The AA-12 shotgun appears to be returning to Call of Duty after an 8-year absence.
As posted by @BKTOOR_, an early version of the AA-12 can be found in the game files.
It's been speculated that this weapon has been there for some time, but has only recently come to light.
BLAST FROM THE PAST: The AA-12 returns after 8 years!
Photo via @BKTOOR_
@BKTOOR_ has also gone one step further by posting some in-game action of the legendary shotgun.
What's immediately noticeable is the extreme kick that the weapon displays when rapidly fired. It may be that this shotgun packs quite a punch and the extreme recoil helps balance it out.
The weapon appears to have 8 shots per magazine by default (the same as the original weapon in older Call of Duty games). With extended mags, it could go as high as 16; which is why this weapon was so fun to use.
— ᴮᴷᵀᴼᴼᴿ (@BKTOOR_)
First introduced in Modern Warfare 2, this shotgun was very reliable at close range but its practicality was limited by its reach
With a rate of fire of 400 RPM, it was more than enough to dispatch multiple enemies in close proximity by spamming it.
The AA-12's main downfall (in older games) was that it only had one extra magazine, meaning you may need to bring some ammunition with it.
The weapon returned in Modern Warfare 3 but was outclassed by weapons such as the Striker and USAS-12.
There's no telling how good this gun will be, especially in Verdansk. But, it will certainly be a great nostalgic addition to the game as it plays out its encore.