These Are the Best Shotguns for COD Modern Warfare 3 Season 2


These Are the Best Shotguns for COD Modern Warfare 3 Season 2

Surya Kumar
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The new meta for Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 still proves to be remarkable for close-range, shotgun-wielding players.
This guide will provide you with 3 of the best shotguns you need to use in season 2, along with attachments to further improve them.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 finally received its most awaited Season 2 update on 7th February and numerous fans are jumping into returning game modes and maps, equipped with four new weapons, operators, and more. Besides the new content, the devs have also made balancing changes to the weapons in the game, resulting in a new meta.

If you pride yourself on being a close-range specialist and you’d like to know the latest shotgun picks in this evolving meta, you’ve stumbled upon the right guide. Let’s jump right in and explore the most effective shotguns that Season 2 has to offer!

The Best Shotguns You Need to Check Out in Modern Warfare 3 Season 2


The Haymaker is an automatic shotgun showcasing excellent fire rates that allow you to blast through hordes of enemies; living or undead. While the high recoil and limited mobility do pose a problem with anything other than tight spaces, several attachments will help you counteract it:

  • Muzzle: Crown Breaker Choke

  • Barrel: Imperator Long Barrel

  • Underbarrel: Bruen Baston Angled Grip

  • Magazine: 12-round mag

  • Stock: No Stock Mod

Apart from decreasing the number of reloads, the long barrel and muzzle will enhance its range while also improving hip-fire spread, adding accuracy to your shots. The No Stock mod increases mobility allowing you to quickly close the gap between you and your opponents.



This shotgun was released into Modern Warfare 3 on 9th November and it quickly became the favorite of many players due to its full auto aiming and the added ability to shoot incendiary rounds into your enemies with respectable accuracy. Considering that no new shotguns have been added to the game so far, the Riveter is still a solid weapon for Season 2, especially if you want to ruffle the feathers of tryhards. Here are the attachments to further improve it:

  • Muzzle: Pneumatic Integrated Suppressor

  • Barrel: SA Draven-20 Long 

  • Underbarrel: XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop

  • Rounds: .410 Gauge Incendiary 

  • Magazine: 30-round mag

Similar to the Haymaker, these attachments also help with increasing bullet velocity and range while also improving idle aim sway. Apart from dealing Fire damage, the 30-round mag also ensures ample ammunition to deal with hordes of enemies.

lockwood 680

Lockwood 680

Although the Lockwood 680 is only a pump action shotgun unlocked right in the early-game stage, it is still the preferred weapon by veterans and new players alike thanks to the colossal amounts of damage it deals. Although it requires patience to aim and shoot this weapon, it still makes a case for itself when paired with the following attachments:

  • Muzzle: Crown Breaker Choke

  • Barrel: Bryson Hammer forged Long Barrel

  • Underbarrel: Bruen Baston Angled Grip

  • Bolt: Express Light Bolt

  • Stock: Sawed Off Mod

The Sawed-Off mod will significantly enhance your mobility at the expense of recoil so your movement game must be on point to wield this gun. The long barrel will improve your damage range and damage while the Express Light bolt will improve bullet velocity, lowering accuracy in the process. However, the Crown Breaker choke will counteract this, while also buffing your hip-fire spread.

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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