CoD's iconic Akimbo Model 1887s are back with new Aftermarket Part

CoD's iconic Akimbo Model 1887s are back with new Aftermarket Part
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Written by 

Alex Garton


28th Mar 2024 17:45

In Call of Duty's history, there have been countless absurdly strong weapons that are branded into the memory of those who experienced them at their peak.

Whether it's the MW2 (2009) UMP45, the M16 from CoD4, or the DMR-14 from the Verdansk-era of Warzone, they all dominated their respective metas.

However, there's one weapon - or, to be more specific, a set of guns - that sits above the rest as the most overpowered of all time. We're obviously talking about the akimbo Model 1887s from Modern Warfare 2 (2009), which were capable of cross-map killing enemies despite being shotguns.

A version of them is set to return in MW3 Season 3 in the form of an Aftermarket Part that transforms the Lockwood MK2 into a modern variant of the deadly shotguns.

A new version of Akimbo Model 1887s are coming to Season 3

Lockwood MK2 Akimbo
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Before anyone starts to panic, the Wardens Aftermarket Part for the Lockwood MK2 is unlikely to completely replicate the Akimbo Model 1887s of old. That would instantly propel the weapons to the top of the meta overnight and turn multiplayer into a chaotic mess.

Despite this, the devs have made it clear that they want MW2 (2009) veterans to "relive the glory days," and they're confident this attachment will "stir up the hornet's nest."

That will be a concerning warning to some and a delight for others to hear. Whatever side of the line you stand on, be prepared for the Akimbo lever-action shotguns to make a return to multiplayer.

The Wardens will likely suit a run-and-gun playstyle, performing best on maps like Rust, Favela, and Skidrow. Taking aggressive gunfights in enclosed spaces is recommended, as it's unlikely anyone will be able to match your firepower.

How to unlock Wardens Aftermarket Part in MW3 & Warzone

MW3 Red helmet Operator
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Getting your hands on the Wardens will be the same method as any other Aftermarket Part, with the game requiring you to complete a specific set of weekly challenges.

It's just a case of waiting for the Wardens to be allocated as the weekly reward, and unfortunately, that's a mystery for now.

Either way, unlocking them won't take very long, and we advise completing these missions in multiplayer as it makes the process much quicker.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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