The AA-12 is an automatic shotgun that appears in Spec Ops: The Line.


In the single player campaign, the AA-12 only appears in three chapters: Chapter 10, Chapter 14, and the Epilogue.

It is first seen in the hands of a soldier in the water depot at the end of Chapter 10. In Chapter 14 it is seen used by a Heavy Trooper that Walker hallucinates as Lugo, but there is another one at the top of the gatehouse. 4 Zulu Squad gunners inside the building also wield this weapon.

It is also used by Captain Walker in the epilogue if the player chooses to attack the Falcon One squad who came to rescue them.


It is unlocked at level 39.


  • The AA-12 has a 33rd insignia on the side of it, similar to the SCAR-H and FAMAS.
  • The AA-12 uses green shells rather than the red shells used by other shotguns. These appear to be Frag-12 explosive rounds, judging by the weapon's massively increased range and accuracy.
  • It has very little stability, making it exceptionally difficult to stay on target when fired full-auto, unless the player uses a higher sensitivity or has in-game combat experience.
  • It is often considered to be the best and one of the most exceptional weapons in the game, since it works in short, medium and at long ranges, with high drum magazine capacity, along with extreme stopping power, a high rate of fire, and deadly accuracy. This is also not mentioning the fact that this is practically a one shot kill for many soldiers.