|The AK-12, as seen in-game|
|Attachment Slots||Suppressor, Optics, Flashlight, Grip, Laser|
|Magazine Type||30 Round AK-47 Magazine, 40 Round AK-47 Magazine, 75 Round AK-47 Magazine|
|Fire Modes||Semi-Automatic, Automatic|
The AK-12 is an assault rifle in development. It can fire 5.45x39mm, .223, 5.56x45mm, 7.62x39mm, 7.62x51mm, 12 Gauge rounds. The rifle will be be the replacement for the AN-94 program, which intended to replace the AK-74's still in active service with the Russian Army. It is also going to be available to the civilian market at a date still to be announced.
The AK-12 is one the only two black Kalashnikov derivatives found in Apocalypse Rising, the other being the AK-104 carbine. The AK-12 has a short, triangular buttstock, and a barrel around the same size as the AK-47. It is around the same size as the AK-47 rifle, but the color of the AK-12 rifle is all black, instead of having the wooden stock. The iron sights of the AK-12 are the same as most other AK rifles: a U-notch rear sight and post front sight.
The AK-12 has a moderate, controllable rate of fire. It has decent, accurate sights, along with a decent range. The rifle's main selling point is its range. With nearly the same range as the long range SKS civilian rifle, it can be used at extremely long distances. The price of this is that the AK-12 has a high amount of recoil, when compared to other rifles, and firing from the hip is less accurate than other 7.62x39mm rifles, such as the AK-104 carbine or the OTs-14 bullpup rifle.
The best use of the AK-12 is to use it as a long range rifle, much like you would a battle rifle. Although the weapon has a high range and aimed accuracy, it suffers from low hipfire accuracy and high recoil, when compared to other assault rifles. You will need to find a forward grip as soon as possible, to fully utilize the potential of the AK-12's long range capabilities. You may also want to have a backup laser sight in your inventory for when you are moving into a town or city where aiming your weapon is inadvisable, and CQC is not avoidable. The AK-12 should also be used with a long range sight, such as the ACOG or SUSAT.
- The AK-12 is a replacement for the AN-94, which in turn was a proposed replacement for the AK-74.
- In real life, the AK-12 has a 1800 RPM 3 round burst feature.
- The AK-12 can be considered an hybrid between a battle rifle and an assault rifle.
- The AK-12 is one of the most modern objects on the game, being designed in 2010.