COD MW2: Best Expedite 12 Loadout & Class Setup

With a solid 120 hours in MW2, I've narrowed down the best Expedite 12 Loadouts for you to consider.

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.

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 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.

Author’s Note: I’ve played Warzone for over 120 hours, therefore, you can completely rely on the information mentioned below.

Here are some loadout options that you can run on the Expedite 12 in Modern Warfare 2:

Loadout 1- 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
- Base Perk 1: Double Time
- Base Perk 2: Overkill
- Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
- Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
- Lethal: Drill Charge Or Frag Grenades
- Tactical: Stun Grenade Or Snapshot.
Dead Silence
Loadout 2- Muzzle: Bryson Improved Choke
- Laser: 1MW Quick Fire Laser
- Bolt: Expedite L Bolt
- Under Barrel: Bruen Warrior Grip
- Barrel: 14” Shorty Barrel
- Basic Perk 1: Double Time
- Basic Perk 2: Scavenger Or Extra Tactical
- Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
- Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
- Lethal: Molotov, Drill Charge, Or Thermite
- Tactical: Flash Grenade Or Stun Grenade
Dead Silence Or Battle Rage

Best Expedite 12 Loadout In MW2 (Option 1) 

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

 Expedite 12
Expedite 12 [Image Captured by eXputer]
In my opinion, speed and power are important factors that I will utilize by choosing the right equipment and attachments. I will also be focusing on mobility to navigate the map and cut through the enemy team effectively.

Here are some of the attachments I used which did wonders for me, especially in CQC maps like the Shipment.

  •  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 
  • One Shot kill capability
  • High Mobility
  • Favors Fast Reflex Shots
  • Sprint to Fire Speed


  • Aim Walking Stability
  • Laser Visible in ADS


Perks And Equipment 

Since Expedite 12 excels at short range, it is important to use perks that will complement this feature. You will need 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. 

Best Expedite 12 Loadout In MW2 (Option 2) 

Best Expedite 12Class setup and Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2
Class setup and attachments [Image Captured by eXputer]
For the second loadout, I 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 I 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 
  • Improved Fire Rate
  • Aiming Idle Stability
  • Increased Bullet Velocity


  • Aim Down Sight Speed
  • Laser Visible in ADS
  • Reduced Crouch Movement Speed


Perks And Equipment

The perk and equipment I 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 

NOTE: Flash and Stuns are the key part of Expedite 12’s loadout. I can’t recall how many times I’ve wiped out full squads while using this combo!

Secondary Weapon 

I highly recommend going for assault rifles such as the 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. 

Is It Worth Using Expedite 12

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While the multiplayer mode is mostly dominated by Assault Rifles and ARs, the shotguns like Expedite 12 have their own class. The weapon proves to be a great assist for me in quick matches where fast-paced action is going on. If you’re a shotgun lover like me, you can try out one of my recommended loadouts and see which one suits your playstyle. In my opinion, Expedite 12 is definitely worth it if you know how to use it properly.

With this, I conclude the 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. 

Also, consider going through Huzaifah Durrai’s review of Modern Warfare 2 for a detailed analysis; it’s worth checking out.


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Huzaifa Malik is a Guides Writer on eXputer who’s been playing FPS games like Call of Duty for as long as he can recall. He is one of the most seasoned COD players on eXputer. He has several years of experience writing for games. By following his passion for games, he chose eXputer as his hub to deliver information-rich articles. Feel free to get more familiar with Huzaifa on his gaming profiles on Steam.

Experience: 3+ years || Education: Bachelor in Architectural Engineering.

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