Best Striker loadout in MW3
The best Striker loadout in MW3
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Best Striker loadout in MW3

An intriguing SMG in multiplayer

During the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 beta, the Striker was one of the most dominant weapons we have seen in quite a while. This, naturally, led to a massive nerf to the Striker at the start of MW3, which has drastically affected its performance and top loadout.

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However, SMG fans, such as myself, thought the nerf to the Striker went a little too far, as the weapon could barely kill enemies at close range anymore. The developers at Sledgehammer Games thought so too, apparently, as the Striker was just recently buffed in multiplayer. This has led players to rethink using the Striker, which has an intriguing top set of attachments.

To see the best loadout for the Striker in MW3, check out the guide below.

Best Striker loadout in MW3

  • Muzzle: Purifier Muzzle Brake S
  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Stock: Lachmann Recon Series Stock
  • Underbarrel: XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop
  • Ammunition: 9mm High Grain Rounds
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My loadout for the Striker is meant to cater to players of any skill level. Recoil control is the top priority with this loadout, as the Striker can tend to bounce around when firing without the proper attachments equipped. The Purifier Muzzle Brake S and Lachmann Recon Series Stock take care of any recoil concerns, making the Striker a laser beam.

Then, I have the Striker Recon Long Barrel to slightly increase damage range and bullet velocity while the 9mm High Grain Rounds are in place to boost damage range and bullet velocity. It’s a perfect loadout if you’re just trying out the Striker but also a solid one to keep using for public matches.

However, if you’re a competitive player looking to use the Striker, then I recommend checking out Chris “Parasite” Duarte’s loadout, which uses a couple of different meta attachments, such as the High Grain ammunition.

Best Class Setup for the Striker in MW3

Next, I’ll go over the rest of your Striker loadout, which consists of the best perks, equipment, and Field Upgrade to use.

  • Gloves: Assault Gloves
  • Boots: Tactical Pads
  • Gear: Tac Mask/EOD Padding/Ghost T/V Camo


  • Lethal: Semtex Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim

Field Upgrade

  • Dead Silence

Related: How to unlock the Stim in MW3

And that does it for the best Striker loadout in MW3. It might not be the current meta pick for SMGs, but the Striker is now one of the better options to use after its recent buff.

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Joey Carr
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 7+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.