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There have been many Call of Duty games over the years, from classics like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to quirky games like the sci-fi themed Infinite Warfare. And while the campaigns get a lot of attention from fans and critics alike, we all know that the series really made its name in multiplayer.
Call of Duty is a shooter franchise that popularized the concept of constant progression in multiplayer, meaning locking many of its weapons, power-ups, and cosmetics to a progression system that encouraged players to keep playing until the wee hours of the morning. While the dopamine rush of unlocking new weapons has never gone away, multiplayer FPS games always have their fair share of powerful weapons, especially early on.
However, while the Model 1887 shotguns from Modern Warfare 2 and the pre-nerf Famas from Black Ops 1 will go down in the annals of meta-defining weapons, there are quite a few shotguns from the series that belong on the other side of the ledger. This is a weapon you won’t be caught dead with in a serious death match, unless of course you want to give your opponent a significant advantage.