|Weapon Type||Primary Weapon|
|Rank Prerequisites||Rank 1|
|Damage||30 -> 20|
|Range||40 max -> 80 min|
|Rate of Fire||120 RPM|
The KSG 12 is a bullpup shotgun in Phantom Forces. It is unlocked at rank 1 or it can be purchased with Credits.
Desgined by Kel-Tec in 2011, The KSG-12 is a pump action, bullpup shotgun, which is an uncommon setup for shotguns. It has two tube magazines that hold a total of 14 12 Gauge rounds with fully ambidextrous use. The user can also use a lever to switch tube magazines.
It also has a Picatinny rail above/near the barrel, where optics can be mounted.
The perpendicular forward grip and back-up iron sights seen in most media are not included in the basic package.
The KSG-12 is a powerful pump action shotgun chambered in 12 Gauge with a high capacity and Rate of Fire. Comparatively, it has a higher Rate of Fire (RoF) and capacity than the Remington 870 and Serbu Shotgun.
However, the high capacity is not necessarily an advantage, since the time to grab and load a round into the KSG-12 is similar/same as other shotguns, the high capacity renders the reload time very long. Since shotguns do not lose already loaded ammo when reloading, tactical reloads can get rid of this problem.
The KSG fires 8 pellets from each shell/round, but the damage per pellet is lower than the Remington 870, but higher than the Serbu Shotgun, and the pellet spread is average between the R870 and Serbu Shotgun.
Optics, barrel, under-barrel, canted sight, and laser attachments do not affect the pellet spread. But optics are generally recommended for a better field of view, and lasers can aid in hip firing.
While barrel attachments may decrease recoil or visibility, note that certain suppressors can hinder the 1 hit kill damage of the KSG-12 in close quarters range.
As is with all other shotguns, the KSG-12 is best used in Close Quarters Battles (CQB). Its effective 1 hit kill range is similar to that of the R870, but it might take more shots to kill a full health enemy at higher ranges.
But with the recent addition of Slug shells, it can be used effectively in all ranges, even long range too.
In very close quarters battles, it is recommended to aim down your sights/optic.
The reason for this is that, should the player hip-fire, the bullet mechanism of Phantom Forces will cause all pellets to be fired towards the bottom left corner of the screen, again, lasers can help solve this, as they show exactly where the fired round will go.
With the addition of the shotgun ammo update, the KSG-12 became way more powerful with the added ammunition.
With the KSG's fast rate of fire and good/high capacity, using the Birdshot round will make the KSG a devastating weapon in close quarters. However this option will hinder medium/long range performance even more, since the birdshot round increases the pellet spread, and in turn, pellet "drop."
The KSG-12 is also very good with slug ammunition. Again, because of it's high capacity and rate of fire, the player can kill a player at any range in a quick succession, however it is generally not recommended to use the it for long range. However, because of the Remington 870's lower ROF and higher damage, the R870 can avoid ammo spamming and also has a higher usability at range than the KSG.
Overall, since the update, the KSG-12 had become from the obselete counterpart to the Remington 870 to a potential monstrosity and competitor to the R870.
The KSG favors rate of fire and damage at the cost of higher pellet spread, lesser pellet damage, and some of the other aforementioned disadvantages. But it's overall a good weapon of it's type, though not the best by any means.
- Without any attachments, only with the different type of ammunitions.
x0.9 max damage - x1.1 max range - x3 pellets
|Max (44 studs)||Min (70 studs)|
|(x0.99 - x1.1)(x24 pellets) Head||29.7 (712.8)||22 (528)|
|(x0.9 - x1)(x24 pellets) Torso||27(648)||20 (480)|
|(x0.9)(x24 pellets) Arms and Legs||27(648)||20 (480)|
x0.9 max damage - x1.1 max range - x5 penetration
|Max (38.5 studs)||Min (80 studs)|
|(x0.99 - x1.1)(x8 pellets) Head||29.7 (237.6)||22 (176)|
|(x0.9 - x1)(x8 pellets) Torso||27 (216)||20 (160)|
|(x0.9 - x1)(x8pellets) Arms and Legs||27 (216)||20 (160)|
x3 max damage - x2.5 min damage - x5 penetration - One projectile - Special multipliers
|Max (35 studs)||Min (80 studs)|
|(x1) Arms and Legs||90||50|
Note: The damage value in-game is rounded down, example: 99.9 damage is counted as 99 damage and not 100 damage.
Pros and Cons
- Higher capacity compared to the Remington 870.
- Higher Rate Of Fire than the Remington 870.
- Becomes devastating when used with slug or birdshot ammo.
- Very loud gun noise.
- More pellet spread than the Remington 870
- Less damage than the R870
- Long reload due to capacity (Though reload can be canceled by pressing left click again)
- The sights are the same as the normal iron sights but the front post is little bit thicker.
- It is the first gun and shotgun to be unlocked in-game.
- It has 2 tubes that need to be switched in real life. However, for the ease of development and usability, it is not included in the game.
- It's the only shotgun in the game that is bullpup.
- Because the KSG is smaller and has a shorter barrel than the Remington 870, it can be concluded that this is the reason it deals less damage and has a bigger spread.
- There is a feature exclusive to shotguns which allows the player to look over the optics by pressing "T". Attaching Canted sights deactivates this.
- It doesn't have ballistic tracker attachment, unlike Remington 870 and even Serbu Shotgun.
|Primary Weapons||Assault Rifles||AK-12 - AN-94 - AS VAL - SCAR-L - AUG A1 - M16A4 - G36 - M16A3 - AUG A2 - FAMAS - AK47 - AUG A3 - L85A2 - Honey Badger - AK74 - AKM - M231|
|Personal Defense Weapons||MP5K - UMP45 - MP7 - MAC-10 [ADDED!] - P90 - MP5 - Colt SMG 635 - MP5SD - MP10 - MP5/10 - AUG A3 Para - Kriss Vector|
|Light Machine Guns||M60 - Colt LMG [ADDED!] - AUG HBAR - MG36 - L86 LSW - RPK - SCAR-HAMR - RPK-74|
|Sniper Rifles||Intervention - Remington 700 - AWS [ADDED!] - BFG 50 - Mosin Nagant - L115A3 [ADDED!] - Railgun|
|Carbines||M4 - G36C - M4A1 - L22 - SCAR-PDW - SR-3M|
|Designated Marksman Rifles||MK-11 - SKS - Dragunov SVU - VSS Vintorez - SCAR-SSR|
|Battle Rifles||SCAR-H - AG-3 - Henry 45-70 [NEW!]|
|Shotguns||KSG-12 - Remington 870 - KS-23M [NEW!]|
|Secondary Weapons||Pistols||M9 - G17 - M1911 - DEAGLE 44|
|Machine Pistols||G18 - M93R - TEC-9|
|Other||Serbu Shotgun - Obrez - SFG 50 [ADDED!]|