COD MW2: Best Expedite 12 Loadout & Class Setup

Expedite 12 is a close-range shotgun in COD Modern Warfare 2 with the best loadout, class setup, perks and equipment.

In COD Modern Warfare 2, one of the first weapons that you will be able to unlock is the Expedite 12, and it has some of the best loadout attachments and class setups in the game. It is one of the best guns in MW2 under shotgun weapons that excel at close range and allow you to level up in the fastest way possible. 

While you will not get much damage out of it, it’s still one of the most sought-after weapons in multiplayer, and with the right setup, you will be able to take down your enemies with just a few shots in close quarters.

So in case, you’re looking for a face-to-face battle using the best weapon, Expedite 12 is a good weapon to keep in your arsenal no matter what map you are playing on. Below you will see some of the best load-outs for the Expedite 12 and the best class setup as well in COD Modern Warfare 2.

Key Takeaways
  • Expedite 12 is one the best guns in Modern Warfare 2 under the shotgun section that excel at close range. It is also one of the first weapons that you will be able to unlock in the game and has some of the best attachments.
  • The best attachments for the Expedite 12 are the Bryson Improved Choke and Expedite L bolt along with the other items.
  • The better options for perks for the Expedite 12 are Double Time, Overkill, and Scavenger.
  • Also keep in mind that as a secondary weapon for the Expedite 12, you should choose an assault rifle such as the M4 or 16 as you will be short on ammo.

Expedite 12 Loadout 1 

The first loadout will focus more on speed, ADS, and STF. Furthermore, we will also be using attachments to boost the firepower of the close-range gun.

 Expedite 12
Expedite 12 [Image Captured by eXputer]
Speed and power are important factors that we will be utilized by choosing the right equipment and attachments. We will also be focusing on mobility to navigate the map and cut through the enemy team effectively. Below are the details of the first loadout. 

  •  Stock: Resonance Stock Collapsed 
  •  Bolt: Expedite L Bolt 
  •  Rear Grip: Schlager Void Grip 
  •  Ammunition: 12 Guage Dragon’s Breath 
  •  Laser: 1MW Quick Fire Laser Or The STOVL Tac Laser 
  •  Muzzle: X10 Full Choke 

Features Of The Loadout 

Since the loadout will be focusing mainly on speed and mobility, we have kept the attachments suited for these factors as well.


The Resonance Stock Collapsed that we’ll be using will highly boost and increase your ADS as well as Sprint To Fire speed. Furthermore, it will also facilitate your mobility and movement speed and make Expedite 12 easier to handle.

Best Expedite 12Class setup and Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2
Class setup and attachments [Image Captured by eXputer]
The Hip Recoil that you will get with the stock will help you out a lot if you want to focus more on your movement. It is important to keep your mobility as high as possible since you will be covering the map a lot while using the shortcut. 


Also, the grip and laser you will be using are also curated towards increasing your ADS speed. So with these attachments, you are sure never to miss a shot.

The best part about the shotguns in Modern Warfare 2 is that you will be able to customize the bolt according to your needs. For the loadout, we will be using the Expedite L Bolt. The bolt is known for increasing the fire rate of the weapon you are using it with. 


Using the bolt, you will be able to deal damage to enemies while keeping a distance. The best part about it is that you won’t lose the effectiveness of the weapon, even if you are a bit out of its range. Next, we have the 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath as the ammunition of the shotgun.

Best Expedite 12 ammunition for Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2
Ammo [Image Captured by eXputer]
For Expedite 12, especially Dragons, breath is the best choice as it will give you a bit of a burn to enemies as well, taking more health out of the enemies as compared to normal bullets.

For laser, we have kept two options and both of them have no downsides to them so you can choose the one that you think fits best your play style. With the laser, you will get good recoil control with improved hipfire accuracy without compromising your speed.  


For the muzzle, we highly recommend using the XTEN full choke. the highly powered muzzle can really boost the effectiveness of your shotgun.

Muzzle [Image Captured by eXputer]
Keep in mind that you will not get many ADS with the muzzle. However, the qualities you get with it negate all of its downsides. The damage range with the XTEN full choke is quite good and with Expedite 12 you will be needing all of it since you will be operating at close quarters. 

Best Perks And Equipment 

Since Expedite 12 excels at short range, it is important to use perks that will complement this feature. You will be needing some of the best perks out there that will utilize the shotgun in the best way possible, especially in close quarters.

Furthermore, you will also need these perks to be able to make use of the shotgun in any situation and game mode. Below are some of the best perks and equipment for Expedite 12.  

  • Perk 1: Double Time 
  • Perk 2: Overkill 
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands 
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix 
  • Lethal Equipment: Drill Charge Or Frag Grenades 
  • Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade Or Snapshot. 

Base Perks

Double time is a great perk to consider if you’re looking for Mobility and great movement speed. Furthermore, the overkill perk will allow you to maneuver a second primary weapon that you can swap into whenever you feel like the shotgun is not particularly ideal for that specific situation.

Also, you can try using long-range weapons in order to get some diversity and cover as much range as possible. However, if you are not looking for a secondary weapon to equip then we recommend going for the Tracker perk.

Using it will allow you to see their footstep trail which will give you a huge advantage in knowing the direction of your enemy and getting situational awareness. By choosing the perk you will have to equip a pistol as your secondary weapon and we recommend going for the X12 as it complements the Expedite 12 shotgun very well. 

Bonus Perks

For your bonus perk, we highly recommend using Fast Hands which will allow you to switch weapons faster and increase your swapping speed.

For the ultimate perk, you can choose a quick fix. Using the Quick Fix will allow you to get additional health every time you kill an enemy. So not only will you be killing your opponents but also getting an HP boost every time you do so. 

Field Upgrades

For lethal equipment, nothing beats the Drill Charge or a Frag Grenade, especially when you are going for a shotgun as your main weapon. Using any of this equipment will help you navigate easily throughout the map while you cut across the enemies. For your Tactical Equipment on the other hand you can go for a Stun Grenade or a Snapshot. 

Next, you have your Field Upgrade and Dead Silence is by far the best option for weapons like Expedite 12. In case you want to change your playstyle a bit, you can go for the Thermite Grenade and a Stim Shot for your equipment as well. Stim shot is another item that will help you regenerate your health.

In case you are running low on your health while using the shotgun, using the equipment can help you get back into the battlefield in a matter of seconds. The thermite grenade can help you destroy packs of enemies that are moving in groups.

They are a strategic way of scattering them apart and making them vulnerable, and destroying any flanking opportunities for your enemies. 

Expedite 12 Loadout 2 

For the second loadout, we will be focusing more on speed, accuracy, and an increased fire rate. However, keep in mind that the recoil control will be compromised, and so will the magazine size. The loadout mentioned below is good for game modes that require you to adapt to a fast-paced play style.

So in case you are looking to use the Expedite 12 shotgun for game modes like Hardpoint, Domination, and team death Match, then we highly recommend going for the loadout mentioned below. 

  •  Muzzle: Bryson Improved Choke 
  •  Laser: 1MW Quick Fire Laser 
  •  Bolt: Expedite L Bolt 
  •  Under Barrel: Bruen Warrior Grip 
  •  Barrel: 14” Shorty Barrel 

Features Of The Loadout 

The loadout mentioned above is curated specifically for increasing the accuracy and speed since these two factors are where Expedite 12 benefits you a lot.

Best Expedite 12 Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2
Loadout [Image Captured by eXputer]
While you will get a lot of damage with Expedite 12 the fire rate is not that good, especially since you are operating it at a close range.

Furthermore, the accuracy is compromised in one way or another as well due to the shotgun being used at close quarters. Therefore, the attachments will help you out a lot with both accuracy and fire rate. 


The Bryson Improved Choke that you will be using will help you out a lot in Increasing the Aim Down Sight speed. Furthermore, you will also be able to boost your damage rate even higher with the muzzle. 

Best Expedite 12 Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2
Muzzle [Image Captured by eXputer]


The laser we will be using will help you improve the Hipfire accuracy. It will also boost your ADS speed further. The best part of the laser is definitely a significant improvement in the Sprint To Fire speed of Expedite 12. 


For the underbarrel, we will be using the Bruen Warrior Grip, which will help you a lot if you’re looking to stabilize your shotgun. While the mobility you get with the shotgun is already ideal, the under barrel will improve it even more. 

Best Perks And Equipment For The Loadout. 

The perk and equipment we will be using will focus more on the short-range factor and the efficiency of Expedite 12 suited for this range. 

Following are the best perks and equipment for the loadout. 

  • Perk 1: Double Time 
  • Perk 2: Scavenger Or Extra Tactical 
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands 
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix 
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence Or Battle Rage 
  • Lethal Equipment: Molotov, Drill Charge, Or Thermite 
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade Or Stun Grenade 

Base Perks

One of the base perks available in COD Modern Warfare 2 is the Double Time perk. Using the perk you will be able to increase your Crouch Movement Speed by 30%. So if you’re looking to increase your mobility even more then we highly recommend using the perk as it will also give you a boost In your Tactical Sprint. 

If you have a higher Killstreak setup then we highly recommend going for the Scavenger perk. You will be able to obtain ammo from the dead bodies if you have the same weapon and attachment as your enemies. Furthermore, you will also be able to obtain throwing knives. You can also use the Extra Tactical perk if you want other tactical equipment when you spawn. 

Bonus Perk

For the Bonus Perk, we will be using fast hands since with a shotgun you will not get much ammo. Therefore, you will need to switch to your pistol or your secondary weapon from time to time.

You can also use the Overkill perk as one of your base perks if you intend to use a second primary weapon with a good ammo range. With fast hands, your weapon-swapping speed will increase and you would be able to finish off the enemies quickly. 

Ultimate Perk

Quick Fix will be our Ultimate Perk and by using it you will be able to regenerate your health every time you kill an enemy. So not only will you be killing enemies but also increasing your health with time.  

Field Upgrade

For your Field Upgrade, you can use the battle rage or Dead Silence. battle rage will give you an extra adrenaline rush and a boost at the start. Dead silence is a great Field Upgrade for stealth and shotgun classes.

By using the Field of grade you will be able to go into full stealth mode. You can also sneak up behind the enemy. Doing so will allow you to perform many melee kills. 

For the equipment, we will be using Stun Grenade or Flash Grenade to blind the enemies. Molotovs and Thermites are great for dealing fire damage over time to your enemies and making them as vulnerable as possible for your shotgun to deal the rest of the damage. 

Secondary Weapon 

We highly recommend going for assault rifles such as M4 or the M16 since you will be short on ammo when it comes to shotguns such as Expedite 12. Furthermore, they will be able to cover a better range as compared to Expedite 12 with good firepower on hand. 

Summing It Up 

With this, we conclude our guide on the best loadout and class setup for the Expedite 12 shotgun in COD Modern Warfare 2. Now you will have a better idea of the attachments and perks to go for when using the shotgun, depending upon your playstyle. 


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Kashaf has a knack for CRPGs, and she is always on the hunt for creating content after exploring dungeons, defeating waves of enemies of crushing down bosses with flawless strategies. When not writing at eXputer, Kashaf can be seen playing King Arthur: Knight's Tale.

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