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Predator 12G

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THIS IS A COMMUNITY ITEM!
Average firepower and limited maximum ammo, but high rate of fire

Predator 12G FBI Files
THIS IS A COMMUNITY ITEM!
Average firepower and limited maximum ammo, but high rate of fire

Gameplay
Unlock Level 0
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Shotgun
Firing Mode(s) Semi-automatic SemiIcon
Cost $43,000
Statistics
Magazine 6
Total Ammo 66
Rate of Fire 300
Damage 55
Accuracy 28
Stability 44
Concealment 14
Threat 28
Other
Internal name spas12
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Mod stats

The Predator 12G shotgun is a primary weapon available in PAYDAY 2 that was added in Update #43. It is a community item available to players who have joined the Official PAYDAY 2 Group on Steam.

OverviewEdit

The Predator 12G is a heavy semi-automatic shotgun with a reasonably high rate of fire with reasonably respectable damage. It has a decent ammo pickup rate of 3-4 shells per ammo box and it can kill even moderately strong enemies with a single shot, headshots combined with the right perks and or mods downing even tougher enemies including MFR's on Overkill difficulty or below (and potentially multiple tightly packed enemies at once), therefore players who aggressively engage in close quarters combat should have little trouble maintaining its ammo supply.

However, at the worst of times, even the best of heisters will have a hard scavenging for ammo so it is very important to manage it well and aim at targets where you know you can return to pick up ammo.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Cheap and available from the start, along with cheap unique mod price
  • Good magazine size with unique barrel modification
  • Good ammo pickup
  • Good rate of fire
  • Reasonably clear iron sights make using optical sights less of a necessity

Cons:

  • Small magazine capacity without unique barrel modification
  • Damage is low unless supplemented by Skills and mods
  • Low base concealment and limited maximum potential concealment
  • Only 2 concealment increasing mods, both stocks

TipsEdit

  • As with all shotguns (lower-damage shotguns in particular) both Overkill and Shotgun Impact Ace are strongly recommended.
  • 000 Buckshot or Flechette rounds are recommended for general combat use
  • The Predator boasts a large magazine capacity when modded. Thus, one of its effective uses is a crowd control weapon by loading it with either HE or Dragon's Breath rounds. This however, should only be done if one has an effective secondary weapon to fall back to for general combat, as the Predator at this point becomes too situational for all-rounder combat.

BuildsEdit

Due to the Predator's low base (and limited maximum potential) Concealment, gearing it towards a high-Concealment build is inadvisable due to it having to sacrifice most, if not all, of its vital combat enhancements. A practical setup of the Predator is a high Damage and Stability one, since high Accuracy is not very important for a shotgun.

High Damage and Stability build:

Without the bonuses from perks and skills, this build offers a total Damage rating of 68, a Stability value of 7634 Threat and 10 shells per magazine. Accuracy (20) and Concealment (6 to 8) are both low. Stat increases/decreases from custom ammo types are not accounted for.

With custom ammunition:Edit

Using Flechette rounds with the above build will reduce the Predator's damage by 3, but approximately doubles the weapon's maximum range in return, increases Accuracy by 8, does not compromise the weapon's max ammo capacity and gives it the ability to pierce the heavy body armor used by Maximum Force Responders, making headshots less of a necessity. 

Available modificationsEdit

000 Buckshot Cost: $36,000 | Community item - Bonus (2), Card Drop & Side Job
000 Buckshot
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +15 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat


000 Buckshot Cost: $36,000 | Gage Shotgun Pack - Infinite Granted
000 Buckshot
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +15 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat


HE Round Cost: $36,000 | Gage Shotgun Pack - Infinite Granted
HE Round
Total ammo -7 Magazine Reload
Damage +3 Accuracy -12 Stability
Concealment Threat


Flechette Cost: $36,000 | Gage Shotgun Pack - Infinite Granted
Flechette
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -3 Accuracy +8 Stability
Concealment Threat


AP Slug Cost: $36,000 | Gage Shotgun Pack - Infinite Granted
AP Slug
Total ammo -10 Magazine Reload
Damage +15 Accuracy +8 Stability
Concealment Threat


Dragon's Breath Round Cost: $36,000 | The Butcher's BBQ Pack - Infinite Granted
Dragon's Breath Round
Total ammo -7 Magazine Reload
Damage -6 Accuracy -4 Stability
Concealment Threat


Extended Mag Cost: $9,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Extended Mag (Predator 12)
Total ammo Magazine +4 Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Shark Teeth Nozzle Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Shark Teeth
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy -8 Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat +6


The Silent Killer Suppressor Cost: $53,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Silent Killer
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -4 Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -22


King's Crown Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Purple Snake Packages
King's Crown Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy +12 Stability
Concealment -2 Threat +18.8


Shh! Cost: $53,000 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Shh!
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -4 Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -4 Threat -22


Donald's Horizontal Leveller Cost: $9,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
Donald's Horizontal Leveller
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat


Concealment Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment +1 Threat


Stability Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment Threat


Accuracy Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -4 Stability
Concealment Threat


Accuracy Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability
Concealment Threat


Team Boost Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
TeamBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat

Special Effect: +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

Assault Light Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Assault Light
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment -1 Threat


Tactical Laser Module Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Tactical Laser Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment -1 Threat


Compact Laser Module Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
Compact Laser Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat


Military Laser Module Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Military Laser Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -2 Threat


LED Combo Cost: $36,000 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
LED Combo
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +7
Concealment -2 Threat


The Professional's Choice Sight Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Professional's Choice
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Surgeon Sight Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Surgeon Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -1 Threat


See More Sight Cost: $43,200 | Armored Transport (DLC) - Card Drop & Side Job
See More Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Combat Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Combat Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Speculator Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Speculator Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Trigonom Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Trigonom Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Holographic Sight Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Holographic Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -2 Threat


Compact Holosight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Compact Holosight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -2 Threat


Solar Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Solar Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -2 Threat


Military Red Dot Sight Cost: $9,000 | Lootbag Pre-order DLC - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Military Red Dot (Lootbag DLC)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -3 Threat


Military Red Dot Sight Cost: $62,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Military Red Dot
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -3 Threat


Milspec Scope Cost: $62,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Milspec Scope
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -3 Threat


Acough Optic Scope Cost: $44,000 | Base game - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Acough Optic
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -3 Threat


Reconnaissance Sight Cost: $62,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
Reconnaissance Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4.5
Concealment -3 Threat


Folded Stock Cost: $9,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Folded Stock (Predator 12)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -4 Stability -4
Concealment +2 Threat


Solid Stock Cost: $9,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Solid Stock (Predator 12)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat


No Stock Cost: $28,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
No Stock (Predator 12)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability -12
Concealment +4 Threat


SkinsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Predator 12G is based upon the Franchi SPAS-12, a heavy dual-mode combat shotgun capable of firing either semi-automatically (by gas-blowback) or by manual operation via the traditional pump-action. The "Predator" moniker is likely a nod to Jurassic Park, where the SPAS-12 is prominently wielded by various characters against the movie's Velociraptors/apex "predators".
    • Despite its popularity in movies and other video games, the SPAS-12 was never a very widely used weapon in reality due to its limited availability, though military and police use is not unheard-of. In fact, many SPAS-12s can be found in the hands of several Metropolitan SWAT divisions among many other standard issue shotguns, with a particularly numerous amount fielded by the NYPD SWAT and ESU.
    • The Predator's semi-automatic firing mode as depicted in the game is not recommended in reality. The SPAS-12 has severe reliability issues with its gas system and extractor, thus hampering its ability to cycle shells (feeding ramp jam) and subsequently ejecting spent cartridges (stovepipe jam), despite initially being designed with semi-automatic firing in mind. Although rigid, slow and somewhat uncomfortable to use, it is still more common and technically safer to operate the SPAS-12 in pump-action mode regardless of ammunition load and situation.
      • Despite operating in semi-automatic mode in-game, the position of the Predator's foregrip actually depicts the shotgun in pump-action mode. A real SPAS-12 would have its foregrip locked forward and protruding from the weapon's heatshield when switched to semi-automatic operation.
    • The in-game Predator was likely based on the imported version of the SPAS-12 by American Arms in 1990, as the default 6 round ammo tube matches the "legal" magazine capacity for civilian market shotguns of the time.
      • The 10-round tube mod, however, takes on the appearance of the 8-shell tube extension by F.I.E. which, after the company's selling of the SPAS-12 ceased in 1989, became very scarce. The SPAS-12 never had a magazine extension larger than 8 rounds, thus hinting at the 10-shell tube mod being an aftermarket custom part.
    • The Predator lacks the later SPAS-12's iconic swivel butthook, which could have been removed to facilitate the use of iron sights when the stock is folded.
  • Ironically, the Predator 12G is the cheapest shotgun in the game at $43,000. In reality, relatively few were produced (about 37,000), of which only 5% (about 1,850) were imported into the US market. Furthermore, since Luigi Franchi S.p.A put its SPAS-12 production on hold in the year 2000, the retail unit cost gets elevated even higher. At the time, a typical unit cost an average of $450 when sold in the US, and recent auction prices have been reported to be $1,500 and upwards. As such, a black market SPAS-12 would be considerably more expensive.
  • The Predator 12G is one of two semi-automatic shotguns in PAYDAY 2, the other being the M1014.
  • The right side of the Predator's receiver says "PREDATOR 12G," "HEAVY DUTY SHOTGUN," and "MADE IN ITALY."

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