Best XRK Stalker loadout for Ranked Play in MW3
Best XRK Stalker loadout for Ranked Play in MW3
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Best XRK Stalker loadout for Ranked Play in MW3

The top sniper in Ranked, for now

Currently, the XRK Stalker is the best overall sniper rifle you can use in Call of Duty MW3 Ranked Play. However, in a future update, the developers at Treyarch are planning to restrict the Stalker, meaning you can only use the KATT AMR in Ranked. That update has yet to happen, though, so as of right now, you can still use the XRK Stalker and its strongest Ranked Play loadout.

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To see the best loadout for the XRK Stalker in MW3 Ranked Play, keep reading my guide below.

UPDATE: The XRK Stalker has now been banned in Ranked Play as of Season 2. So you will not be able to use it in the mode, but you can still use this loadout for other forms of competitive play.

Best XRK Stalker Ranked Play loadout in MW3

  • Barrel: Fission 60 Barrel
  • Optic: Corio Eagleseye 2.5x
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Bolt: XRK Stalker Light Barrel
  • Rear Grip: XRK Stalker Factory Grip
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This loadout mostly prioritizes mobility, but the Fission 60 Barrel is the attachment that kicks us off. The barrel drastically improves your bullet velocity and damage range, meaning you can be much more accurate and lethal at longer ranges. Then, there’s the Corio Eagleseye 2.5x optic, which is a great mid-range optic that gets the job done on any map in the Ranked rotation.

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The rest of the loadout increases your mobility with the XRK Stalker, allowing you to get your gun up faster and rechamber each shot much more quickly.

Best Class Setup for the XRK Stalker in Ranked Play

Now that your attachments are finalized, you can complete the rest of your loadout by equipping the rest of your class, which includes the Field Upgrade, perks, secondary weapon, and more.


  • Infantry Vest

Secondary Weapon

  • Renetti


  • Gloves – Marksman Gloves or Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Boots – Covert Sneakers
  • Gear – Tac Mask or EOD Padding


  • Lethal – Frag Grenade or Semtex Grenade
  • Tactical – Stun Grenade or Smoke Grenade

Field Upgrade

  • Trophy System

And that does it for the best XRK Stalker loadout for MW3 Ranked Play. Use this sniper now before it gets banned in Ranked, which could be any day now.

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