Black Ops Cold War has a wide variety of shotguns to choose from, and Gallo SA12 is one of the most popular choices in season 2. Here is a load that makes it even more powerful.
Most Call Of Duty games limit you to handguns and launchers for your secondary machine gun, but Black Ops Cold War has changed things and by letting you also equip shotguns in that slot.
There are several great choices in the game, but the Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12) semi-auto shotgun is particularly notable. While it may not have the range of the game’s SMGs or Assault Rifles, it has a fantastic killer potential in melee fire, and we ranked it as an S-Tier Shotgun in our tier list.
The high shooting speed and damage make it an ideal choice for melee. You can use certain attachments and benefits to significantly improve the killing potential in the Cold War season 2.
Best Gallo SA12 attachment
- Barrel: 21.4 ”Reinforced heavy
- Nose: Duckbill Choke
- Body: SWAT 5MW laser sight
- Blade: STANAG 12 round pipes
- Storage: Wire Stock
The most important strengths of the shotgun are the hip fire accuracy and the high firing speed, so this load will complement these elements. The 21.4 ”Reinforced heavy barrels will increase the fire rate even more while strengthening the damage. This way you will be able to hold yourself against anyone who runs up to you with an SMG.
You can extend the pellet spread of the shotgun by 50% Duckbill Choke snout so you do not need ADS to reach your goal. This comes with the bonus of hitting other targets also within the spread radius. Hip-four accuracy is increased by SWAT 5MW laser sight, which fits well with the snout. Now you do not have to worry about having to stop and aim.
The only thing holding back the high fire rate is the small amount of ammunition in your magazine. Add STANAG 12 round pipes will make up for this by increasing the amount Gallo SA12 can carry, and Wire Stock increases your sprint slightly to fire speed, so you can close your enemies faster.
Best benefits to drive with Cold War Gallo SA12
- Perk 1: Flat jacket
- Perk 2: Looting
- Perk 3: Gung-Ho
In the Cold War multiplayer, players will often throw a grenade in front of them to stop the push, but with Flat jacket and equipped with Gallo SA12, you can run straight through and blow them in the face.
To ensure that you can keep your streak alive and send lots of shells to your enemy, Looting will allow you to deliver ammunition from fallen enemies. And for a little extra mobility, Gung-Ho allows you to shoot while sprinting, be more accurate when shooting, and reload on the go.
How to unlock Gallo SA12 in the Cold War season 2
Gallo SA12 shotgun can be unlocked on Level 34. This is over halfway through the level is unlocked, so it will take a few hours to get there. Just prioritize getting killstreaks and playing the target, then you will soon fly through the levels.
The best alternatives to Gallo SA12
Gallo SA12 dominates in melee, so you will drive weapons that can inflict similar damage. Streetsweeper is an obvious choice, to be semi-automatic, but also able to shoot enemies at close range. The Akimbo Diamatti pistols will also tear through players up close, making them a worthy addition to your load.
This building will make you a killing machine with Gallo SA12 equipped. Keep it ready for close combat, and you will be a force to be reckoned with.
If you want to see where Gallo SA12 stacks up against all the other Cold War weapons, you can check out the ranking of each Cold War weapon.
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