|Damage||Low — High (depending on how many pellets connect)|
|Maximum Ammunition||12+60 or 12+? with shotgun bandolier upgrade|
The SPAS-12 is a primary weapon in Far Cry 2.
The SPAS-12 is a pump-action or semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun designed by Franchi. While not popular with law-enforcement or military forces, the SPAS-12 is often found in movies. In Far Cry 2, the SPAS is on semi-automatic mode.
The SPAS can be purchased after completing the third convoy mission in Act 1 or at the beginning of Act 2. This shotgun starts to appear in enemies hands near the second half of Act 1, and eventually becomes a very common weapon. When in the hands of enemies, this weapon can become a downright annoyance as they are capable of killing the player extremely quickly.
The SPAS-12 is a much better choice for fighting multiple targets at close range than the Homeland 37 due to its semi-automatic nature. A fully loaded SPAS can clear out a room full of enemies with ease. Whenever there is a chance, make sure to reload; despite its large capacity of 12 shells, these rounds can quickly disappear if not paying attention.
SPAS-12s have the lowest effective range of all the shotguns, due to very high pellet spread. Owning a handgun, machine pistol, or machine gun is necessary to offset the SPAS's lack of range.
Its reliability is average. While it will not rust up within a few shots, it is not a weapon that can be used for most of a mission without it getting extremely rusty. It can be hauled around for long trips before it fails, but you should try to grab a new one from an armoury if given the opportunity.
The Spas-12 is stronger then all the shotguns in-game, however it's poor range means that the player has to be within 5-8ft in order to cause any damage to their enemy. It's the second most used shotgun in multiplayer.
|The Far Cry 2 Weapons|
|Melee||Machete (Homemade Machete · Primitive Machete)|
|Secondary||Star .45 · Makarov · Silent Makarov 6P9 · Eagle .50 · MAC-10 · Uzi · M79 · IED · Flare Pistol · Craftsman Shotgun|
|Primary||G3KA4 · AK-47 (Golden) · FAL · AR-16 · MP5 · Homeland 37 · SPAS-12 · USAS-12 · Silenced Shotgun · M1903 · SVD Dragunov · AS50 · MGL-140|
|Special||PKM · M249 · RPG-7 · Carl Gustav · Dart Rifle · LPO-50 Flamethrower · Type 63 Mortar · Crossbow|
|Mounted Guns||M2 .50 cal · M249 · Mk 19|
|Grenades||M67 Grenade · Molotov|