"Another returning weapon from the previous outbreak, but this time it's more powerful and ready to kill people and the Infected, isn't just that wonderful?!"


The SPAS-12, known in Italy as the Franchi SPAS-12, is an end-game shotgun. This is by far the most accurate shotgun in the game and is pretty much its largest upside. It has a tight spread and is deadly at a close-to-medium range. Both are helpful traits in the game.

Background Story

Prior to the apocalypse, the SPAS-12 was an extremely prevalent shotgun used by dozens of special forces and police teams. It packs quite a punch, and with the help of a full choke, the spread was perfected to be able to engage in longer ranged combat than previous shotguns that came without a choke. This, with the fact that it has many attachments that increase its flexibility, makes the SPAS-12 a formidable weapon.

Somewhere along the way, this aspect of the gun was lost during production. Some say R-Brain Hardwork simplified the design way too much — folding the stock in, removal of all the safety mechanisms, and the controversial move to decrease the firing velocity. This caused it to lose both punch and accuracy. A statement issued says that these were changes made to make sure everyone can handle such a heavy weapon.

Some people have trouble believing this.


  • This is a fast firing, pump-action shotgun. Treat it as such.
    • This is a great tool for crowd control.
    • Like other shotguns, using third-person is the way to go.
  • This weapon has the potential to instantly kill any mob on a headshot that isn't a Brute. Use this to your advantage.
    • Regardless, it's still great for taking out Brutes.
    • This weapon doesn't benefit from crouching or ADS'ing since the spread is tight enough.
  • Try shooting the zombies in the centre of your screen, since shooting them at the side will probably lead to most of the pellets not hitting your target.
  • The stored ammo on this gun are shells, not mags.
    • As such, you can fire 18 times before needing to restock.
      • Armors that give ammo with give three times as much as normal. For example the Tactical I will supply 3 extra shells.


  • High Damage
  • High DPS
  • High Total Damage
  • Quick Reload


  • Expensive
  • No Attachments



  • v0.8.4
    • Range changed from 210 to 160.
    • Rank changed from 25 to 18.
  • v0.9.1
    • Range decreased from 160 to 90.
  • v0.9.7
    • Damage changed from 31x8 to 22x8.
  • v1.0.2
    • Rank changed from 18 to 20.
  • v1.1.3
    • Rank changed from 20 to 21.
  • v1.2.0
    • Accuracy changed from 60 to 80.

  • This is a returning weapon from R2D 2014, as well as the third shotgun in R2DA.
  • In Debug, the Spas-12 was offered for 75,000$.
    • This was changed to 55,000$ when it was actually added.
  • This is the first weapon to have two restricted skins applied to it.
  • The Rank required to unlock this weapon dropped from 25 to 18 in v0.8.4; this was the first occasion where a Prestige Rank would be required for a gun.
  • This has the lowest damage for a single bullet with 22.
    • However, as 8 pellets are fired at the same time, take this with a grain of salt.
    • The FAMAS used to also share this record, but no longer does due to receiving multiple buffs.
  • During v0.9.3, this was one of the weapons that were affected by a glitch that applied drop-off damage very early.
  • Oddly enough, the folding stock has been folded in and it cannot be used.
  • SPAS stands for "Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun", but the first word was originally "Special".
    • Also, one in real life has a capacity of 8 shells compared to the capacity of 6 you see in-game.
    • The 12 has no official meaning, but it probably means 12-gauge as it fires that round.
  • This weapon is also in Left 4 Dead 2, a part of R2DA's inspiration, and is nicknamed the Combat Shotgun.
    • The iteration in that game, however, is semi-automatic while our Spas-12 is simply pump-action.
  • The firing sound comes from the shotgun featured in the Halo franchise, however, its pitch is different.
  • This is one of the best weapons in Team Deathmatch and Free For All due to how much damage it outputs in each pump.


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