- "Compact pump action 12-gauge shotgun with close range stopping power. Optimal for CQB."
— In-game description
While the ITA12S is statistically more powerful than even the M870, the extremely steep damage drop-off and wide pellet dispersion hinder its damage potential.
It is mostly useful for its destruction capabilities during the preparation phase and the early game, eliminating the need to bring a shotgun as a primary weapon or to waste an explosive gadget. While attacking, it is also useful for destroying barricades and hatches quickly, or to create lines of sight.
- High damage per pellet
- Excellent soft destruction utility
- Low magazine capacity
- Extremely steep damage dropoff
- Slow reload
- The ITA12S is based on the FABARM STF 12 Short Initial shotgun.
- For balancing reasons, the ITA12S is more powerful than the ITA12L, despite having a shorter barrel.