Best Expedite 12 Loadout in Modern Warfare 2 

Best Expedite 12 Loadout in Modern Warfare 2 
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The Expedite 12 is one of the strongest shotguns currently available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and players will no doubt be wondering how it performs

Unlike other weapons unique in their categories – like the Signal 50 – that have to be unlocked, the Expedite 12 is available for use right away. This grants an overwhelmingly powerful close-range tool to anyone willing to put the Expedite 12 in their loadout.

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Modern Warfare 2 – Best Expedite 12 Loadout 

Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 Loadout
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While you can struggle to engage foes at long range without another primary weapon in your loadout, the Expedite 12 is one of Modern Warfare 2’s best options for indoor and up-close engagements, capable of dispatching opponents in a single shot. And if that single shot doesn’t get the job done, the Expedite 12’s decent clip size and semi-auto fire ensure that a follow-up isn’t far behind. 

Other weapons, such as the Kastov-74u, may forego their weapon type’s general benefits in order to perform better at close range. But by default, the Expedite 12 outstrips almost every other tool when getting close to opponents. Headshots are irrelevant if you’re right on top of the enemy, the Expedite can do lethal damage all by itself. 

While its strengths are numerous, this weapon also comes with some necessary drawbacks for balance. The Expedite 12 suffers from some of the worst Recoil Control in Modern Warfare 2. You’ll need to make your first shot count when firing the Expedite, as getting the second exactly where you need to go, and quickly besides, is a tougher proposition than with most other guns. 

Modern Warfare 2 – Best Perks To Equip With The Expedite 12 

Modern Warfare 2 Expedite 12 Perks
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Recommended PerksAlternatives
ScavengerBase Perk: Double Time
OverkillBonus Perk: Cold-blooded
Ultimate Perk: Hardline


While the Expedite 12’s clip size isn’t a detriment to the weapon, you can quickly burn through your reserve ammunition in longer matches. Scavenger will ensure that you always remain stocked up, and you’ll hardly have a shortage of dead enemies to pillage when wielding this weapon. 


The Expedite is more heavily-specialized for close quarters than most other weapons in Modern Warfare 2, and you really don’t want to be relying on a pistol as your only effective long-range tool. This perk dramatically expands your options, allowing you to equip a secondary primary weapon to cover for the Expedite when required. 

Modern Warfare 2: Best Weapons To Pair With The Expedite 12 

556 Icarus
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556 Icarus Light Machine Gun 

The 556 Icarus is an LMG that, with the aid of the Overkill perk, earns its keep just as easily as a pseudo-subweapon as it does a primary firearm. The Icarus has an overwhelmingly high rate of fire, performs well at longer ranges than the Expedite, and its Recoil Control is much easier to handle, greatly expanding on the Expedite 12’s capabilities. 

This LMG also comes with a substantial ammo clip, ensuring that you’ll always be stocked up, even if burning through Expedite 12 ammunition. 

M4 Assault Rifle 

The M4 and Expedite 12 are paired together in the default Assault loadout, and there’s good reason for that. The M4 is a good all-around tool that can help you in long and short-range firefights.  

This weapon can cover for the M4 as a long-range alternative, while also holding its own when rushing the enemy down. The M4 is an excellent complementary firearm for the Expedite 12, rewarding you for aggressive plays. 

What is the Best Expedite 12 Loadout in Modern Warfare 2?

  • Perks – Scavenger, Overkill
  • Weapon Pairing – 556 Icarus LMG, M4 Assault Rifle

That wraps up our guide to the best Expedite 12 loadout in Modern Warfare 2.