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Best X12 Loadout in Modern Warfare 2

Jack Bye Updated on by

The X12 may seem humble at first, but this handgun is one of your most reliable tools in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Without using the Overkill perk to equip an extra main weapon, you will choose from a limited selection of subweapons for each of your Modern Warfare loadouts.

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The X12 is a subweapon that is available right from the start of the game, and it serves as a versatile sidearm for almost any gun. Its compatible with silencers and a variety of scopes, making it a nimble secondary that packs a serious punch.

Modern Warfare 2 – Best X12 Loadout 

Modern Warfare 2 X12 loadout
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The X12 fits a specific niche in Modern Warfare 2, with reliable accuracy and top-tier recoil control. 

Its damage potential, as you would expect from a sidearm, is outstripped by most other weapons in the game, but that’s not to say that the X12 Is useless in the damage department. The X12’s semi-auto fire still allows you to cut through opponents with the right setup. It goes without saying – lean into the gun’s accuracy and take time to position a headshot rather than firing from the hip.

The X12 especially shines when covering for main weapons that have subpar close-range capabilities. Sniper Rifles like the Signal 50 and Marksman Rifles like the Lockwood MK2 fall apart when performing in tight quarters, and the X12 can sub in to take out encroaching enemies. 


Modern Warfare 2 – Best Perks to Equip With the X12

Modern Warfare 2 X12 perks
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Recommended PerksAlternatives
ScavengerBasic: Battle Hardened
Fast HandsBonus: Quick Fix
Ultimate: Survivor


The Scavenger perk allows you to resupply your ammo from dead enemies. As you will not be using two main weapons in this loadout, it pays to be able to keep your main weapon fully stocked as often as possible. 

Fast Hands 

The Fast Hands perk speeds up reload times, significantly reducing periods of vulnerability. In addition, it also speeds up weapon swapping, allowing you to switch between the X12 and your main weapon in the blink of an eye.  

Modern Warfare 2 – Best Tactical Equipment to Use With the X12

Modern Warfare 2 X12 equipment
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Smoke Grenade 

This equipment allows you to obscure yourself and your teammates from enemy fire, increasing your survivability and allowing escape from otherwise deadly engagements. 

Proximity Mine 

A lethal option that is accessible at any point in Modern Warfare 2, regardless of progression. This easy-to-use start equipment never dips in efficacy, making tricking opponents into its path a worthwhile endeavor. 

Modern Warfare 2 – Best Attachments for the X12

The X12 was not able to modified during the beta so we will be updating this page as soon as we’ve tested out the best attachments.

Modern Warfare 2 – Best Weapons to Pair With the X12

Lachmann Sub
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Lachmann Sub 

An incredible option that is effective at most any range in Modern Warfare 2. The Lachmann Sub performs reliably at all levels of play and will cover for any of the X12’s range and damage weaknesses with ease. 

M4 Assault Rifle 

Another reliable choice that can do no wrong. This assault rifle is as fast as it is dangerous, outgunning most other options in Modern Warfare 2. While the X12 has a supportive part to play in this loadout, the M4 is doing most of the heavy lifting. 


What Is the Best X12 Loadout in Modern Warfare 2?  

  • Perks – Scavenger, Fast Hands 
  • Tactical Equipment – Smoke Grenade, Proximity Mine 
  • Attachments – Coming Soon 
  • Weapon Pairing – Lachmann Sub, M4 Assault Rifle 

How To Unlock The X12

The X12 is available straight away, accessible both in default and custom loadouts.