Best Striker Loadout for Modern Warfare 3

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you looking for the best Striker loadout for Modern Warfare 3? Then rest assured, as we show you the perfect loadout with the optimal setup to dominate every match in Modern Warfare 3.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is finally out worldwide. Taking the helm from Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games has released a fully revamped multiplayer game mode for CoD enthusiasts with new maps and weapon pools.

There are 36 weapons in Modern Warfare 3, alongside the 77 weapons from MW2. Seeing so many options, players might be confused about which gun to use to dominate most multiplayer lobbies.

Fortunately, the Striker SMG from the current weapon pool has managed to be an instant hit in the player community. The Striker becomes the best SMG for close-range engagements in all game modes with the correct attachments and optimal equipment. Let’s look at the optimal loadout for the Striker in Modern Warfare 3.

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How to unlock the Striker in MW3

The Striker is available when players reach player level 1 in Modern Warfare 3, but that doesn’t ensure everything connected to the weapon is unlocked. Players must level up their rank with the Striker, as with any other weapon in Call of Duty games, to unlock some of the better attachments for the gun.

To rank up Striker, keep playing Modern Warfare 3 when equipped. While the Striker will always gain a constant flow of XP while equipped, players can speed up the process by slaying enemies, taking down kill streaks, and completing contracts. They will gain even more weapon XP for the Striker if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a MW3 match begins.

Best Striker Loadout

  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Stock: Lachmann MK2 Light Stock
  • Underbarrel: Chewk Angled Grip
  • Ammunition: .45 Auto High Grain Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Tacgrip
Modern Warfare 3 Striker Loadout
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Best Equipment & Perks for Striker Loadout


  • Tactical: Battle Rage
  • Lethal: Semtex

Battle Rage is a widely used tactical capable of boosting running speed and firing ability, which can be life-saving in clutch situations. On the other hand, semtex is an excellent lethal that can serve as a breaching impact and flush out other players from cover.

  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System
  • Gloves: Assault Gloves
  • Boots: Tactical Pads
  • Gear: Bone Conduction Headset
Modern Warfare 3 Striker Loadout
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All the latest Striker Buffs and Nerfs

The Striker did not receive any buff or nerf, as it has been recently added to the game. The current state of the weapon is balanced, according to many players within the CoD community. If the situation arises, the gun might get more tweaks in future updates to make it more balanced.

All the SMGs from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are different. They all excel in their fields depending on the build. Furthermore, the exact placement of the weapon in the current meta can be determined in the coming weeks as more players get their hands on the gun.

Other Alternatives to the Striker in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the Striker are AMR9 (SMG), Rival-9 (SMG), and WSP Storm (SMG). Rival-9 is one of the most powerful guns in Modern Warfare 3’s current meta. As time progresses, more weapons will gain a stronger position in the meta.

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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.