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The Lethal and Tactical Equipment sections of your loadout are returning in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This is not a surprise, as no Call of Duty title ever has omitted the use of equipment in the Create-A-Class system.

However, MW3 is completely changing up what kinds of equipment you can use in multiplayer. While there are some returning items, a majority of them are brand new to the Call of Duty series. If you want to see the full list of Lethal and Tactical Equipment in MW3, check out the guide below.

All Lethal and Tactical Equipment in Modern Warfare 3

In total, there are 11 pieces of Tactical Equipment in multiplayer and 12 pieces of Lethal Equipment. There’s also one Tactical Equipment only for Zombies, so I won’t be including that in this guide.

Here’s the current list of equipment we have in MW3 multiplayer:

Lethal Equipment

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  • Frag Grenade – Cookable fragmentation grenade
  • Breacher Drone – Explosive drone that explodes on proximity to an enemy or on impact 
  • Semtex – Timed sticky grenade 
  • Thermobaric Grenade – Cookable grenade. Creates a large explosion that stuns, leaves a fiery residue, and increases the lethality of explosives for a period
  • Claymore – Proximity-activated explosive mine
  • Throwing Knife – Retrievable throwing knife that is lethal on impact in Core MP
  • Thermite – Explosive incendiary device that sticks to all surfaces
  • Proximity Mine – Proximity-triggered explosive that launches in the air, and deals heavy damage to the surrounding area
  • Drill Charge – Charge with a thermal lance that can burrow into surfaces before exploding
  • C4 – Large explosive that sticks to surfaces and can be detonated remotely using a “use Lethal Equipment” button when the equipment is deployed. Double-tapping the “Interact/Reload” button always detonates the explosives.
  • Molotov Cocktail – Improvised incendiary device that explodes on impact
  • Throwing Star – A swift and deadly throwing star that inflicts a wounding effect on the target

Tactical Equipment

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  • Flash Grenade – Blinds and deafens targets
  • Battle Rage – Experimental stimulant that gives you an adrenaline rush. Health regenerates quickly. Tactical Equipment is resisted
  • EMD Grenade – Applies a tracking device to enemies hit, revealing them on your team’s minimap
  • Smoke Grenade – Deploys a smoke screen that blocks vision and automated targeting systems
  • Scatter Mine – Throw a field of mines across a wide area that detonates when enemies come within range
  • Stun Grenade – Slows victim’s movement and aiming
  • Decoy Grenade – Counter-intel grenade that simulates gunfire, movement, and radar signatures to confuse the enemy
  • Snapshot Grenade – Provides a momentary glimpse of enemies within the blast radius for your team or squad
  • Shock Stick – Electrical device that sticks to surfaces. Electrocutes enemies, destroys equipment, and causes vehicles to go haywire
  • Stim – Military stimulant that promotes clotting to close wounds quickly and refreshes Tactical Sprint
  • Tear Gas – Explodes on impact with the ground, releasing a lingering cloud of tear gas that causes slowed movement, blurred vision, and coughing
  • EMD Grenade – Applies a tracking device to enemies hit, revealing them on your team’s minimap

As previously mentioned, this is the full list of Lethal and Tactical Equipment coming to MW3 at launch.

Related: When is Ranked Play coming to Modern Warfare 3?

There are some interesting additions to both lists, but perhaps the most noteworthy is Battle Rage in the Tactical category. Battle Rage is currently a Field Upgrade in MW2, but MW3 is turning it into a piece of Tactical Equipment. This equipment was completely overpowered in the beta, but was immediately nerfed, making it hardly effective at all. We’ll see if the developers can find a nice balance with Battle Rage.

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