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Best MCW loadout and class setup for Warzone and MW3

There is a new contender for the best AR in MW3 and Warzone, so here's the best MCW loadout so you can see for yourself how powerful it is.

Best MW3 MCW loadout: a beige assault rifle with a glowing white outline atop a blurred background.

What is the best MW3 MCW loadout? The MCW is potentially the best gun, if not the best assault rifle, in Warzone and Modern Warfare 3 as we kick off season one, thanks to its low recoil and impressive ADS. Here’s how to make the most out of it on the battlefield, in either game.

With a new iteration of the battle royale game, you might be seeking the best Warzone guns to carry your through Urzikstan. The MCW is a strong, dependable gun, able to juggle controllability, power, and best-in-class mobility, making it one of the best for either Warzone or MW3 – here are the optimal attachments and the best class setup for both.

The best Warzone MCW loadout, including the attachment names, on a black background.

Best Warzone MCW loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: SL Crater Heavy Barrel
  • Stock: RB Regal Heavy Stock
  • Optic: Corio Eagleseye 2.5X
  • Magazine: 60 Round Drum

For the best Warzone AR, you want to build something out that’s boasts high recoil control, damage range, and magazine capacity in order to take opponents out as quickly and accurately as possible, which is exactly what you get from the attachments above. The Monolithic Suppressor, SL Crater Heavy Barrel, and RB Regal Heavy Stock all boost recoil, while the latter two also aid gun kick control for added accuracy.

Any optic of your choice further aids accuracy, and this attachment is mostly personal preference, but in this case we like the Corio Eagleseye 25.X thanks to its additional magnification, ideal for spotting enemies further across Urzikstan. Whenever possible, we also always choose to increase the magazine size of our Warzone AR, giving us less need to reload in the heat of the moment. While this decreases the MCW’s maneuverability, you can create one of the best Warzone loadouts with a lighter SMG and Quick Grip gloves for fast weapon swap when you need it.

A detailed look at the best Modern Warfare 3 MCW loadout

Best MW3 MCW loadout

  • Rear Grip: RB Claw-PSL Grip
  • Barrel: Second Line Mammoth Heavy
  • Underbarrel: Chewk Angled Grip
  • Muzzle: Casus Brake
  • Optic: MK. 3 Reflector

The idea of this loadout is to further increase the accuracy and recoil to shoot straight and make this the best mid to long-range primary option. The RB Claw-PSL Grip is best for gun kick control and to further improve recoil and stability.

The Second Line Mammoth Heavy helps with damage range, bullet velocity, and strafe speed. This comes with minor nerfs to sprint to fire speed and tac stance spread, which fortunately don’t hinder this setup.

The Chewk Angled Grip only hurts vertical control, but once you get the hang of the recoil pattern, you shouldn’t notice it too much. It also provides serious buffs to horizontal recoil, aim walking speed, aiming idle sway, and further gun-kick control.

Like the Chewk, the Casus Brake further increases stability and horizontal recoil control, making this a powerful, accurate weapon, great for veterans and newcomers alike.

Finally, the MK. 3 Reflector optic is one of the best in the game thanks to its small size on screen and precise dot. With all the accuracy we’ve already added with the above attachments, this optic is bound to help you clinch those extra tough kills.

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Best MW3 MCW perks and equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Vest: Infantry Vest
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Boots: Stalker Boots
  • Gear: Bone Conduction Headset

Picking enemies off at medium range is what the MCW is all about, but you won’t always be able to stay out of trouble. Enemies will try to push your position, so ensure you utilize the Bone Conduction Headset to pinpoint their location before they get to you, swapping to your secondary in an instant with the Quick-Grip Gloves.

If you decide to go mobile, make use of your Flash and Frag grenades to push rooms, and flush the enemy team out into the open – your EOD Padding will ensure you can shake off whatever throwables they use against you.

How to unlock the MCW in Modern Warfare 3

To unlock the MCW assault rifle in MW3 you must reach player rank 44.

That’s the best Modern Warfare 3 MCW loadout, for more MW3, here are all the MW3 game modes you can play, as well as MW3 aftermarket parts and how to unlock them.