Best Ranked Play Loadouts You Should Use in Modern Warfare 3 to Win More

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you determined to win more in Modern Warfare 3’s Ranked Play? Then buckle up as we show you the best Ranked Play loadouts you should use to win more.

Modern Warfare 3‘s Ranked Play is finally live. After being delayed with the Season 1 Reloaded launch, the game mode has been finally made available on all platforms. This year’s Ranked Play features three classic game modes with a selection of GA’d weapons.

While in public lobbies, you can use all weapons and attachments, in Ranked Play, certain restrictions are imposed, which leave certain loadouts up for grabs. If you are getting into Ranked Play and looking to win more matches than usual, then here are the best loadouts you must use in Modern Warfare 3.

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Best Loadouts to Use in Ranked Play

We tested out all unrestricted weapons in Ranked Play and found the best weapons to use to win more. These loadouts are specifically for AR, SMG and Sniper Rifle categories. Let’s dive into an in-depth look at the best loadouts for each category:

Best AR Loadout for Ranked Play – MCW

MCW is the best AR in Modern Warfare 3, and its no surprise that the AR is our pick for Ranked Play. We tested various attachments and found the optimal ones that allow the MCW to excel at long-range gunfights with manageable recoil. However, only downside to this loadout is the magazine runs out fairly fast due to the fire rate.

Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play Loadouts
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  • Barrel: 16.5″ MCW Cyclone Long Barrel
  • Optic: Slate Reflector or Mk. 3 Reflector
  • Stock: RB Precision Heavy
  • Rear Grip: RB Claw-PSL Grip
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop

Best SMG Loadout for Ranked Play – Rival 9

The Rival 9 is currently the best SMG in Modern Warfare 3. During our play test with the weapon, we found it performing way better in Ranked Play with the optimal build. If you are prioritizing rushing players or objectives, we recommend picking the Rival 9 loadout.

Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play Loadouts
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  • Muzzle: Purifier Muzzle Brake S
  • Barrel: Rival-C Clearshot Barrel
  • Stock: MTZ Marauder Stock
  • Rear Grip: Rival Vice Assault Grip
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop

Best Sniper Rifle Loadout for Ranked Play – KATT AMR

We like Sniping in Call of Duty, more or less. Moreover, in Modern Warfare 3, the hitmaker sounds are so good that they make sniping even more fun. So, naturally, we tested a Sniper Rifle loadout for Ranked Play, and the KATT AMR delivered excellent results.

Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play Loadouts
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  • Barrel: Perdition 24″ Short
  • Bolt: Ephemeral Quickbolt
  • Stock: Tactical Stock Pad
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip

So, hopefully, we have got you covered for every playstyle. If you’re confused about your secondary weapon, we recommend picking the Gutter Knife, Karambit, or any handgun, as it significantly increases mobility stats.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.