— In-game Description
The Saiga-12 appears as a purchasable weapon in Battlefield Play4Free. It remains semi-automatic and comes with a 14-round magazine, good damage, accuracy and moderate rate of fire, at the cost of 980 for unlimited use. The weapon has a very clean appearance, like all of the elite weapons, and sports a tan paint scheme on the magazine, pistol grip, and handguard. Although a good choice for close-quarters maps like Sharqi and even Karkand, the gun's effectiveness deteriorates with range; most players discard this gun for the USAS-12, which has slightly lower damage and a smaller magazine but costs fewer Battlefunds, can be temporarily bought with in-game credits, and has a higher rate of fire as it is fully automatic.
- The in-game description is identical to its description of the Saiga 20K in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, despite being named after the 12 gauge variant of the Saiga.