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Best MW3 loadouts for the current meta

Our tried-and-tested Modern Warfare 3 loadouts for the current meta, including weapon setups, perks, and equipment, will give you the edge.

What are the best MW3 loadouts? You can have all the skill in the world, but if your guns and equipment let you down at the most vital moment of a match, you’ll be left ruing another loss. We’ve tested and listed out the best Modern Warfare 3 loadouts so you can go into every game primed and ready to win.

Now on Modern Warfare 3 Season 4 Reloaded, you’ve likely been playing a while and already have your favorite MW3 guns picked out. The meta changes quickly, and if you don’t keep up then you’ll be left in the dust. Whether you opt for a mobile SMG class or prefer to take out your opponents from range with a powerful assault rifle, we have the best MW3 loadouts here.

Best Modern Warfare 3 loadouts

Here are the best loadouts in MW3, including the optimal equipment and perks:

  • Superi 46 and SVA 545
  • Kar98k and Renetti
  • SOA Subverter and Renetti
  • BP50 and Renetti
  • BAS-B and Cor-45
  • XRK Stalker and Cor-45
  • MCW and Renetti
  • DG-58 and Tyr
  • MTZ 556 and Renetti
  • SVA 545 and Cor-45
  • Rival 9 and Cor-45
  • Striker and Renetti
  • Lockwood 680 and Karambit

The best Superi-46 loadout for the current MW3 meta, shown with five attachments attached.

Superi 46

This is a short-range build, so you should carefully consider which weapon to pair it with on medium-sized maps, but this SMG is a godsend in small maps in the current meta thanks to the mobility it provides. We’ve also got a more all-round setup in our best Superi 46 loadout for you to try if this doesn’t quite suit your playstyle.

Attachments

  • Barrel: Terminal V Suppressed Barrel
  • Underbarrel: XRK Edge 8W-4 Handstop
  • Magazine: 40-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip
  • Stock: Rescue-9 Stock

Equipment and Perks

  • Vest: Gunner Vest
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Quick-Grip Gloves, Mag Holster

Best MW3 loadouts: a long bolt-action rifle with a small scope.

Kar98k

This Kar98k loadout ensures that you still have the range to take opponents out with one shot, while also beefing up the ADS speed, ensuring you can react to any threat. The optic can be changed based on personal preference, but we think that the Corio Eagleseye offers adequate magnification and an exceptionally clean sight picture. Having a Renetti in your back pocket gives you some insurance should an enemy push your position aggressively. Alternatively, you could go for our Kar98k Warzone loadout, focusing more on a long-distance approach when playing on larger maps.

Attachments

  • Barrel: Bryson Carbine-S Barrel
  • Optic: Corio Eagleseye 2.5x
  • Stock: Repeller TAC Stock
  • Slings: Target Sling
  • Ammunition: 7.92 High grain Rounds

Equipment and Perks

  • Vest: Gunner Vest
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Quick-Grip Gloves, Mission Control headset

Warzone SOA Subverter: a gun on a black background with a list of attachments.

SOA Subverter

Our loadout takes the powerful battle rifle and transforms it into a devastating DMR. With little to no recoil and an extremely fast TTK, the SOA Subverter can dominate entire squads, even with its relatively small magazine size. Check out our SOA Subverter loadout here for the full run-down, and get yourself some easy wins.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: T-7 Spiritfire Suppressor L
  • Barrel: Dozer-90 Long Barrel
  • Optic: Corio Eagleseye 2.5x
  • Stock: Motion-V2 Heavy Stock
  • Underbarrel: FTAC SP-10 Angled Grip

Equipment and Perks

  • Vest: Gunner Vest
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Quick-Grip Gloves, Mission Control headset

A preview of the BP50, one of the guns in the best MW3 loadouts in the current meta.

BP50

The BP50 returned to Call of Duty in the Modern Warfare 3 battle pass for Season 2. Even just with its base kit, this incredibly accurate assault rifle has minimal recoil, so you can simply chuck an optic on and be done with it. Of course, you’ll get better results using the best BP50 loadout for close to mid-range combat. Take an aggressive approach and pair this with a long-range battle rifle or LMG, or a solid pistol like the Renetti. If you’re lucky (or rather skilled) enough to have unlocked the CP50 JAK Revenger conversion kit, we recommend that even more highly for the current meta, but we’re not including it below for the sake of those who don’t have it.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Optic: SZ Mini
  • Stock: Moat-40 Stock
  • Rear Grip: TRST-IV Grip Tape

Equipment and Perks

  • Vest: Gunner Vest
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Quick-Grip Gloves, Mission Control headset

MW3 best loadouts: a beige assault rifle with a large suppressor attachment.

BAS-B

A mid-range monster in Warzone, and, it turns out, a force to be reckoned with in multiplayer too. The BAS-B has immense damage, a decent fire rate, and very controllable recoil; you’ll be able to take down entire teams with a single clip as long as your positioning is right, which is what makes the BAS-B one of the most powerful weapons in MW3 right now.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: T-7 Spiritfire Suppressor L
  • Underbarrel: XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop
  • Stock: Bruen LAUR4 Light Precision Stock
  • Rear Grip: ST88-Grip
  • Magazine: 45-Round Mag

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Vest: Engineer Vest
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Boots: Stalker Boots
  • Gear: Mission Control Comlink, Trophy System

Keep yourself topped up with ammunition with your Munitions Box, and pour it on your enemies, racking up quick killstreaks with the Mission Control Comlink. Quick-Grip Gloves allow you to swap weapons instantly if you run out of ammo mid-fight; it’s always good to have a plan B, even if your plan A is so potent.

Best MW3 loadouts: a sniper rifle, beige color, with no rear stock.

XRK Stalker

With the Season 1 battle pass came the XRK Stalker, and with these attachments, you can bring back the glory days of quick scoping. The XRK Stalker is a force to be reckoned with once you get the rhythm of your shots down.

Attachments

  • Barrel: Handler LKP Short Barrel
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Bolt: XRK Stalker Light Bolt
  • Rear Grip: XRK Stalker Factory Grip

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System
  • Vest: Demolition Vest
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Climbing Boots: Climbing Boots
  • Gear: Mission Control Comlink

Set up your zone of destruction, utilizing the Trophy System to ensure you don’t get poked from range with explosives. The Mission Control Comlink should keep you in killstreaks, with the Quick-Grip Gloves available to switch to your secondary if things get a little hairy.

Best Mw3 loadouts: weapon with labelled attachments,

MCW

The MCW is a hard-hitting assault rifle, capable of taking out opponents at mid-long range. With our best MW3 MCW loadout, we nail down that recoil to ensure your shots always stay on target.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Casus Brake
  • Optic: MK.23 Reflector
  • Rear Grip: RB Talon-X3 Grip
  • Barrel: Second Line Mammoth Heavy
  • Underbarrel: Chewk Angled Grip

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Quick-Grip Gloves, Stalker Boots, EOD Padding, Bone Conduction Headset

Make your opponents think twice about pushing you with the flash and frag grenades, and always stay stocked up on ammunition with the Munitions Box. The Bone Conduction Headset will enable you to hear an approaching enemy much clearer, and the Quick-Grip Gloves can be vital in swapping to your Renetti for those close-range encounters.

DG-58

The DG-58 is arguably the best assault rifle in MW3 right now thanks to its incredible damage output with a single burst of fire. By default, the DG-58 fires in bursts of three, meaning if you point directly at an enemy’s head using our loadout, they will fall to the ground after just one click.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Sonic Suppressor
  • Optic: Slimline Pro
  • Rear Grip: Extended TP-9 Buttplate
  • Barrel: DG-56 LS18 Barrel
  • Comb: FSS Last Stand Comb

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System
  • Vest: Demolition Vest
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Climbing Boots: Climbing Boots
  • Gear: Mission Control Comlink

What makes this loadout so deadly is the demolition vest which supplies you with two lethal grenades. Even if you blindly throw a frag grenade in the direction of an enemy squad, you’re almost certainly going to get a kill. Pair these explosives with the Mission Control Comlink to reduce the number of kills needed for killstreaks. We’ve also equipped the Trophy System to stop any incoming grenades from spoiling your fun if you find yourself holed up somewhere for protection.

Best MW3 loadouts: a gun with a desert camo.

MTZ 556

The MTZ 556 is a superb all-around assault rifle, with decent movement speed and finds success in mid-range skirmishes. Our best MW3 MTZ 556 loadout reduces the gun kick and extends the AR’s range, so you’ll always come out on top.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: HMRES Mod Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Ammunition: 5.56 NATO High Grain
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum
  • Stock: RB Crotalus Assault Stock

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Quick-Grip Gloves, Stalker Boots, EOD Padding, Bone Conduction Headset

With frag and flash grenades at your disposal, you can keep enemies at arms reach, and a munitions box will ensure you never run out of ammunition. Keep a keen ear out for pushing enemies with the Bone Conduction Headset – your EOD Padding should keep you safe against incoming grenades, and utilize the Quick-Grip Gloves to switch to your secondary in the blink of an eye.

Best MW3 loadouts: an assault rifle with added attachments.

SVA 545

The SVA 545 has incredible burst potential, with the first two rounds of your trigger pull firing almost simultaneously. We take this instant damage and push it even further with our best MW3 SVA 545 loadout, extending the range of the assault rifle, and adding a suppressor so you’ll always be off the minimap.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: HMRES Mod Suppressor
  • Stock: FT TAC-Elite Stock
  • Ammunition: 5.45 High Grain
  • Rear Grip: Demo-X2 Grip
  • Magazine: 45-Round Mag

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Quick-Grip Gloves, Stalker Boots, EOD Padding, Bone Conduction Headset

With the Quick-Grip gloves, you can swap to your secondary instantly if your enemies get too close for comfort. If they do crowd your space, utilize the Bone Conduction Headset to pinpoint exactly where they are, and push through their explosives with the EOD Padding.

Best MW3 loadouts: a gun with a woodland color scheme.

Rival 9

The Rival 9 is an SMG that, out of the box, lacks a decent amount of range, so our best MW3 Rival 9 loadout looks to extend the effective damage range of the gun so you can take on more fights.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop
  • Stock: Bruen Flash V4 Stock
  • Rear Grip: Rival Vice Assault Grip
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Scavenger Gloves, Lightweight Boots, EOD Padding, Bone Conduction Headset

Utilize your flash grenades before entering a tight area, and stick anything that moves with your Semtex. Your Scavenger Gloves and Lightweight boots mean that you can stay hypermobile, and never run out of ammunition. If you are running low, with nobody to scavenge from, drop a Munitions Box, and you’ll be good to go.

Best MW3 loadouts: a gun with a long barrel.

Striker

If you value mobility over sheer firepower, then the Striker SMG is ideal. With our best MW3 Striker loadout you’ll have increased movement, strafe, and ADS speed, so you can run circles around your enemies.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Stock: Lachmann Mk2 Light Stock
  • Underbarrel: XTEN TX-12 Handstop
  • Magazine: 60-Round Drum

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Scavenger Gloves, Lightweight Boots, EOD Padding, Bone Conduction Headset

Running Semtex will help you stick players at close range, and flashing a room before you enter is always a good habit to get into. Your Bone Conduction Headset allows you to pinpoint enemy footsteps with greater accuracy, so you can go on the hunt, utilizing your Scavenger Gloves to stay stocked up with ammunition at all times.

Lockwood 680

The perfect weapon for those small maps where you can barely spawn without being targeted by three separate people. If getting up close and personal with your enemies is your style, you can’t go far wrong with our best MW3 Lockwood 680 loadout. A shotgun with incredible power, our loadout focuses on increasing movement speed and extending the range of your weapon so you can take on all-comers.

Attachments

  • Barrel: Defender Heavy Long Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FFS Sharkfin 90
  • Muzzle: Xten Ful Choke
  • Laser: 1MW Quick Fire Laser

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Battle Rage
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Infantry Vest, Quick Grip Gloves, Lightweight Boots, EOD Padding

With the Infantry Vest and Lightweight Boots, you’ll be exceptionally mobile on the battlefield, and with the EOD Padding, you’ll be able to shake off any explosives that your opponents might throw your way. Battle Rage can keep your health topped up if you find yourself in a sticky situation, and the Quick-Grip Gloves will help you swap to your secondary instantly.

Best MW3 loadouts: a handgun with an outer 3D printed shell.

Renetti

With the MW3 aftermarket parts conversion kit, the Renetti is transformed from a run-of-the-mill handgun to a powerful SMG. The best Renetti loadout is the perfect pairing for one of the heavier assault rifles on the list, or as a primary, if you want the maximum amount of movement speed possible.

Attachments

  • Aftermarket Parts: Jak Ferocity Carbine Kit
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Ammunition: High Grain
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum

Equipment and Perks

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Perks: Quick-Grip Gloves, Lightweight Boots, EOD Padding, Bone Conduction Headset

Get in and out quickly with battle rage, and tag people with your semtex at close range to secure some easy kills. You’ll mainly find that the Renetti performs best as a secondary, so equipping Quick-Grip Gloves can be a lifesaver when you have to switch out instantly.

Those are the best loadouts in MW3 right now, so give yourself the best chance at taking home the win by equipping the one that best matches your playstyle. You may find that what works in one of the MW3 maps or MW3 game modes doesn’t work in another, so experiment and find out what works for you.