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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered
For a similarly named weapon, see WA2000.
"I like to keep this for close encounters."
Gaz in "Crew Expendable".

The W1200 (called the Winchester 1200 in the game files) is a pump-action shotgun featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Call of Duty: Mobile and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. It was cut from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare & Modern Warfare Remastered

"Pump action shotgun. Effective at close range."
— Weapon description

Campaign

In the campaign, Mac is seen holding the shotgun in the level "F.N.G.". The W1200 shotgun is used for door breaching in the mission "Charlie Don't Surf". Gaz uses the W1200 shotgun in the mission "Crew Expendable", while Lt. Vasquez uses a unique W1200 without the fixed stock. The W1200 shotgun is found in the missions "Charlie Don't Surf", "The Bog", "One Shot, One Kill" and "The Sins of the Father".

Multiplayer

In multiplayer, the W1200 shotgun is the first shotgun available at level 2, when the Demolitions default class is unlocked. It can be modified with a Red Dot Sight and Foregrip. The W1200 is superior to most weapons in close quarters combat because of the high amount of damage per shell, which usually amounts to one-shot kills, including players using Juggernaut. Also, unlike the M1014, the player can walk at full speed when aiming down the sights. Despite the slow rate of fire due to the pump-action, the W1200 can still be used to engage multiple enemies at close range.

When the W1200 is combined with the Double Tap perk, the W1200's pumping speed is increased, resulting in a faster rate of fire and higher recoil.

The main disadvantage of the W1200 is its ineffectiveness in mid to long-range firefights. Unlike other weapons, shotguns (W1200 and M1014) will not inflict damage beyond a certain range. Thus, players using shotguns tend to stay in narrow or indoor areas. It also has fairly high recoil which takes a while to reset, making second shots with it fairly difficult. The grip attachment lowers the recoil at the cost of a Tier 1 perk.

Weapon Attachments

Old School Mode

The W1200 appears in Old School Mode with 14 shells loaded and 14 shells in reserve ammunition.

  • Ambush - Found with a Red Dot Sight on the south-eastern street in front of the two storey house at the USMC spawn side of the main street.
  • Backlot - Found with a Red Dot Sight in front of the destroyed building to the north of the map, near Double Tap.
  • Countdown - Found with a Grip behind the crashed Mi-24 Hind towards the north-westernmost corner of the map, near the Frag Grenade.
  • Creek - Found with a Red Dot Sight in the eastern atrium of the cavern near the ditch.
  • District - Found with a Red Dot Sight on the eastern terrace of the market, near Stopping Power.
  • Downpour/Daybreak - Found with a Grip underneath the roof of the northernmost building.
  • Overgrown - Found with a Grip in between the center building and the riverbed, near the MP5 and Stopping Power.
  • Showdown - Found with a Red Dot Sight at the north-western corner of the map.
  • Wet Work - Found with a Grip to the east of the northern bridge.

Gallery

For camouflage images, see W1200/Camouflage.
For attachment images, see W1200/Attachments.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Campaign

The W1200 was first confirmed to be in the game when it was seen in the original trailers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Like the M1911, although it is featured in-game, it is only usable in the "Museum" level. However, unlike the M1911, it cannot be found in the display case with the other guns; it is only found on the body of the snow camouflaged NPC in the first room, second from the right, although sometimes he will carry an M1014 instead. It is never even seen in any other single player level, although it is seen in the cutscene intro for S.S.D.D. in the hands of an FSB operative.

The W1200 has an extremely long range for a shotgun, and remains lethal at ranges far beyond those usually expected for a shotgun. For example, it is capable of killing everyone in the No Russian exhibit from the Contingency exhibit in the Museum.

The pickup icon is the same as the one in Call of Duty 4, and in the Cliffhanger E3 2009 gameplay video, the W1200 pickup icon was used as placeholder for the SPAS-12's one.

In the Polish PC version of the game, the weapon does appear in single player. It is seen in the hands of the Militia in the two Brazil missions (instead of the SPAS-12) and in the armory in The Gulag. It should be noted that there is a unique W1200 in Takedown, specifically the part when Meat starts shooting in the air and attracts the locals. The militiamen with W1200s have SPAS-12-like stock and animations, using the W1200 as a base. The W1200 in The Hornet's Nest and the armory are from the original Modern Warfare.

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, W1200 features a darker colour scheme with a newer pump sound alongside a entirely different reload.

Gallery

Call of Duty: Mobile

"Pump-action shotgun."
— Description

The W1200 returns in Call of Duty: Mobile, where is it called BY15.

Multiplayer

The BY15 has hipfire tight pellet spread and high pellet travel range, allowing it to one-hit kill enemies at very long range. However, such tight pellet spread requires players to be accurate in order to land all pellets on enemies and avoid hitmarkers. It also has high rate of fire for a pump-action shotgun.

Battle Royale

The BY15 can deal high damage to enemies, being able to take fights head on due to its tight pellet spread, which allows the gun to have more total damage at mid range. It has very fast rechamber speed, which accounts for its very high rate of fire. The BY15 is available on floor as Uncommon blueprints.

Attachments

Muzzle

Barrel

Optic

Stock

Rear Grip

Ammunition

Underbarrel

Laser

Perks

Blueprints

Epic

  • Red Action
  • Eruption
  • Pantomime
  • Citrine
  • Top Dog
  • Fool's Gold

Gallery

For variants images, see W1200/Variants.

Trivia

General

  • In singleplayer, the W1200 is drawn with the player holding the grip. However, in multiplayer, it is drawn with the player dropping it into his hand.
  • Gaz's quote when he first pulls out the W1200 in 'Crew Expendable' is a reference to Corporal Hick's line in the movie Aliens.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

  • "20533 W120533" can be seen engraved on the left side of the weapon underneath the rear sight.
  • "12 GA 00 BUCK" can be seen written on the ejected shells.
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