We may earn a commission when you buy through links in our articles. Learn more.

Best Striker loadout and class setup for Warzone and MW3

With a quick TTK and surprising range, the best Modern Warfare 3 Striker loadout will see you take down opponents no matter where they are on the map.

MW3 Striker loadout: a glowing gun sits on top of a blurred background.

What is the best MW3 Striker loadout? This lightweight SMG enables you to take advantage of the advanced movement, and with this Modern Warfare 3 Striker loadout, we look to reduce the recoil and extend the range of the gun so you can use it in nearly any combat scenario.

The Modern Warfare 3 release date is finally here, and we’ve already compiled a list of the MW3 maps and MW3 guns now that it’s time to fight. You may be drawn to the harder-hitting guns like the best MW3 MTZ 556 loadout, but don’t overlook these more mobile SMG options as they can rack up kills with ease.

Best Striker loadout: a short gun with a large drum bag and no stock.

Best Warzone Striker loadout

  • Muzzle: Colossus Suppressor
  • Barrel: Striker Stubby Barrel
  • Laser: Point-G3P 04
  • Stock: No stock
  • Magazine: 60 Round Drum

Our Striker loadout rides a fine line between aggression and finesse, with attachments like the Point-G3P 04 and the No Stock tightening the hipfire spread so you can focus on movement. The Colossus Suppressor keeps your shots off of the minimap without impacting ADS speed, so if the situation calls for it, you can still ADS to take your enemy down with more efficiency.

Gunsmith view of the best Striker loadout in Modern Warfare 3.

Best Modern Warfare 3 Striker loadout

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

The aim with these attachments is to keep the mobility of the Striker high, but tighten that recoil and ensure that the gun kick never gets out of control. The Monolithic Suppressor increases recoil control, while also having the benefit of keeping your shots off of the minimap – important if you’re utilizing that mobility to get behind the enemy.

Attaching the Striker Recon Long Barrel gives the Striker that much-needed extra range, making sure that no enemy is safe, even if they’re outside of an SMG’s usual striking distance.

The 60-Round Drum transforms the Striker into an SMG that can easily take on multiple opponents without breaking a sweat. Most SMGs will struggle to take down more than two enemies as you easily run out of bullets in the middle of combat, but the 60-Round Drum ensures you’re always going to have the bullets needed to fight off multiple people.

Best MW3 Striker perks and equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Vest: Overkill vest
  • Gloves: Scavenger Gloves
  • Boots: Lightweight Boots
  • Gear: EOD Padding

While using a lightweight SMG like the Striker, you’ll want to be as mobile as possible, putting as much pressure on your enemies as physically possible. The Lightweight Boots will enable faster movement and reduced footstep noise, and the Scavenger Gloves will ensure you stay stocked up without having to break your stride.

Since you’re staying mobile, EOD Padding ensures that you’ll be able to shake off any defensive throwables the enemy sends your way while you’re running around the map. The Overkill vest meanwhile allows you to equip another primary weapon alongside the SMG, so you aren’t limited to the short-range of an SMG and a handgun or combat knife. You’ve of course got the option of a launcher, but if you’d rather have a more accurate Marksman rifle or Sniper rifle, the Overkill vest allows for that.

YouTube Thumbnail

How to unlock the Striker in Modern Warfare 3

Unlocking the Striker in MW3 shouldn’t take too long as all you need to do is reach rank level four. This shouldn’t take you any longer than an hour at most, and you could speed up the process by activating MW3 double XP tokens.

There you have the best MW3 Striker loadout – a nimble weapon that more than holds its own in the primary weapon slot. If you’re looking to take some fights at an even longer range, the best MW3 SVA 545 loadout gives you an assault rifle with incredible burst damage, even at a distance. On a related note, give our MW3 review a read to see what we thought of Activision’s latest Call of Duty outing.