Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play Restrictions

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
5 Min Read
Image via

Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play is finally live with new weapons, perks and equipment restrictions.

Modern Warfare 3‘s Ranked Play is finally here. After the Season 1 Reloaded launch, the Ranked Play mode was delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. However, it seems like the devs have managed to fix the problems and bring the Ranked Play mode live for all players.

Ranked Play follows CDL format, which means a new wave of restrictions on weapons, perks and equipment are going to be in place again. The restrictions ensure a balanced gameplay experience across all ranks.

Read More: Best TYR Loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0

All Ranked Play Restrictions

Ranked Play restrictions are determined after the GA agreement of CDL. This season’s GA was revealed a few weeks ago, and the restrictions were set in compliance with it.

Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play Restrictions
Image via

All Weapon Restrictions

Aside from a few Modern Warfare 3 weapons, the whole Modern Warfare 2 weapon pool is restricted for Ranked Play. Here’s the complete list of all weapons banned in Ranked Play mode:

  • Assault Rifle
    • Holger 556
    • DG-58
    • FR 5.56
    • MTZ 556
    • SVA 545 
    • RAM-7 
  • Battle Rifle
    • All
  • SMG
    • HRM-9
  • Shotgun
    • All
  • Marksman Rifle
    • All
  • LMG
    • All
  • Sniper Rifle
    • Longbow
    • KV Inhibitor
    • XRK Stalker
  • Melee
    • Riot Shield
  • Pistol
    • WSP Stinger
    • COR-45
    • TYR
  • Launcher
    • All
  • All Modern Warfare 2 Weapons

All Attachment Restrictions

All aftermarket parts and Modern Warfare 2 attachments have been banned for Ranked Play, here is the complete list of all Attachment Restrictions:

  • Aftermarket Parts
    • All
  • Ammunition
    • All
  • Barrel
    • All Integral Silencers
  • Grip
    • All Akimbo Rear Grips
  • Lasers
    • All
  • Muzzle
    • All Suppressors
    • All Melee Damage Boosting Muzzles
  • Optics
    • All Thermal
    • All Night Vision
  • Trigger Action
    • All Fire Rate Boosting Triggers
  • Underbarrel
    • All Launcher and Shotgun Underbarrels
  • All Modern Warfare 2 Attachments

All Perk Restrictions

Aside from the classic perks, all perks have been restricted for Ranked Play. Here’s a complete list of all Perk Restrictions:

  • Vests
    • CCT Comms Vest
    • Demolition Vest
    • Engineer Vest
    • Gunner Vest
    • Overkill Vest
  • Gloves
    • Scavenger Gloves
  • Gear
    • Bone Conduction
    • Blacklight Flashlight
    • Control Comlink
    • Data Jacker
    • Ghost T/V Camo
    • Hijacked IFF Strobe
    • L/R Detector
    • Signal Jammer
    • Threat Identification System

All Equipment Restrictions

Most Lethal, Tactical and Field Upgrades have been banned from Ranked Play. These pieces of equipment can create momentary chaos in normal lobbies if used properly, so they are GA’d by pros every year. Here are all the equipments banned from Ranked Play:

  • Lethal
    • Breacher Drone
    • C4
    • Claymore
    • Drill Charge
    • Molotov Cocktail
    • Proximity Mine
    • Thermite
    • Thermobaric Grenade
    • Throwing Knife
    • Throwing Star
  • Tactical
    • Battle Rage
    • Decoy Grenade
    • EMD Grenade
    • Flash Grenade
    • Scatter Mine
    • Shock Stick
    • Smoke Grenade (Banned on Hardpoint and Control Game Modes)
    • Snapshot Grenade
    • Stim
    • Tear Gas
  • Field Upgrade
    • A.C.S
    • Anti-Armor Rounds
    • Comm Scrambler
    • DDOS
    • Deployable Cover
    • Inflatable Decoy
    • Munitions Box
    • Loadout Drop
    • Portable Radar
    • Recon Drone
    • Smoke Airdrop
    • Suppression Mine
    • Tactical Camera
    • Tactical Insertion
    • Heartbeat Sensor
    • Med Box

All Killstreak Restrictions

Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play Restrictions
Image via Activision

Killstreaks are an integral part of Call of Duty, however, they are always banned from CDL tournaments due to unfair advantage issues. Here are the killstreaks restricted for the whole duration of Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play:

  • Bomb Drone
  • Care Package
  • Carpet Bomb
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Cluster Mine
  • UAV
  • Advanced UAV
  • Counter UAV
  • Mosquito Drone
  • Sam Turret
  • Guardian-SC
  • Precision Airstrike
  • SAE
  • Mortar Strike
  • Overwatch Helo
  • Juggernaut Recon
  • Emergency Airdrop
  • Gunship
  • Remote Turret
  • SAE
  • Wheelson-HS
  • VTOL Jet

If you’re gearing up for Ranked Play mode, then hopefully our restrictions guide helps you prepare your ideal loadout to climb up to your desired rank.

Read More: Best HRM-9 Loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0

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.