Best Rival-9 loadout in MW3 Zombies
Best Rival-9 loadout in Call of Duty MW3 Zombies
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Best Rival-9 loadout in MW3 Zombies

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The Rival-9 is the best submachine gun in Call of Duty MW3 multiplayer and while that hasn’t totally transferred in Zombies, the gun still has a fantastic loadout in the undead mode.

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To see the best loadout for the Rival-9 in MW3 Zombies, keep reading my guide below.

Best Rival-9 loadout in MW3 Zombies

  • Muzzle: Purifier Muzzle Brake S
  • Stock: Bruen Flash V4 Stock
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum
  • Rear Grip: Rival Vice Assault Grip
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I have a little bit of everything with this Rival-9 loadout. Most of the attachments focus on recoil control, though, as the Rival-9 can be a little wild when firing, especially for a longer duration. The Purifier Muzzle Brake S, Bruen Heavy Support Grip, and Rival Vice Assault Grip all improve recoil control or gun kick control. This comes at the cost of mobility, but the Rival-9 has plenty of that to spare.

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Speaking of mobility, though, the Bruen Flash V4 Stock is in place to boost movement and sprint speeds. This helps more than you might think, as getting chased by zombies isn’t fun if you can’t outrun them. The final attachment on the loadout is the 50 Round Drum, letting you fire for longer before having to reload.

Best Class Setup for the Rival-9 in MW3 Zombies

Wrapping things up is the best equipment, Field Upgrade, and second weapon slot you should use alongside your Rival-9 loadout in Zombies.

Weapon Slot 2

  • A long-range weapon (MCW, TAQ Eradicator, Pulemyot 762, etc.)

Equipment

  • Lethal: Molotov
  • Tactical: Experimental Gas/Cymbal Monkey/LT53 Kazimir

Field Upgrade

  • Frenzied Guard

That’s everything you need for a successful Rival-9 loadout in Zombies. The fast-firing SMG is a heap of fun to use against the undead, but only if you use it at closer ranges.

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