CoD AW S-12 Shotgun Overview

The S-12 is another shotgun that appears in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. It was originally seen in Black Ops 2. Unlike the BO2 version, the AW S-12 is a full-auto firing shotgun whereas the BO2 gun of the same name was a semi-auto weapon. In AW this gun as the best firing rate in its class, does moderate damage, and low range.

CoD AW S-12 Shotgun
The biggest drawback of the S-12 is definitely its effective range. The maximum distance it can really make an impact at is just 14 meters (10 with the suppressor attachment equipped). After that the damage falls off steeply and it takes many shots to kill an enemy.

S-12 Weapon Stats

Damage Output: 35-45

Clip Size: 8 rounds (12 if using the extended mags attachment)

Available Attachments:

  • Red Dot Sight
  • Target Enhancer
  • Laser Sight
  • Foregrip
  • Stock
  • Quickdraw Grip
  • Advanced Rifling
  • Suppressor
  • Parabolic Microphone
  • Extended Mags

Because of how many shots it takes to kill an opponent with this shotgun we believe the best attachment for the S-12 is Extended Mags. This gives you more shots per clip to work with and a better chance of getting multiple kills per magazine.

Available Variants:

  • Whirlwind (+2 to both fire rate and mag capacity, -2 accuracy, -1 handling)
  • Tiger Blood (+3 fire rate, -2 accuracy, -1 damage)
  • Galant (+2 reserve mags, -2 handling)
  • Quiet Time (built-in suppressor attachment, +1 fire rate, -1 handling)
  • Vengeance (built-in foregrip attachment, +1 accuracy, -1 handling)
  • Varmint (+1 range, -1 damage)
  • Compliant (+2 mag capacity, -1 handling)
  • N (+1 fire rate, -1 range)
  • U (+1 fire rate, -1 accuracy)
  • Precision (+1 range, -1 mobility)
  • Adroit (+1 to both fire rate and handling, -1 to both damage and mobility)

Variants for the S-12 are mostly obtained through supply drops but the Adroit is acquired by completing the Marksman challenge with the weapon (getting 300 kills with it).

Here’s some S-12 gameplay against bots (just to see how it works):

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