MW3 pros share new ‘broken’ classes for Ranked

MW3 pros share new ‘broken’ classes for Ranked
Image via Sledgehammer Games

Written by 

Jack Marsh


17th Apr 2024 17:35

The Modern Warfare 3 Ranked meta is finally being broken, after a one-week playtest is throwing in five new weapons to a pool which recently only had a single assault rifle.

Following nerfs to both of the two popular guns in Ranked, Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch are now throwing in three ARs and two SMGs for a limited time, all in the hope that the competitive community can test out their viability to be used in professional play and beyond.

So with these guns already blasting their way through the MW3 Ranked lobbies, the professionals are here to share the most "broken" classes in the game for RAM-9, HRM-9, MTZ 556, Holger-556, and BP50.

Scump shows off 'broken' RAM-9 class for MW3 Ranked

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When the King shows you his class, you might want to listen, as few SMG players will ever be able to replicate the skill Seth "Scump" Abner has. But you can get damn close by stealing his MW3 Ranked class for the RAM-9.

This SMG is already gathering pace to take on the Rival-9, and Scump's unusual yet brutal class is moving this gun straight into pole position in the meta.

  • Muzzle: Purifier Muzzle
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Rear Grip: Retort 90 Grip Tape
  • Comb: Recon Comb
  • Stock: HVS 3.4 Pad

Parasite's BP50 class for MW3 Ranked 

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Getting into the AR world and the BP-50 is him. Already, this gun shows signs of usurping the MCW completely, boasting a quicker fire rate and a better TTK. If you're loyal to the MCW, let your intrusive thoughts win for once here and you'll never go back.

Whether the BP50 will be allowed to stay for the long haul is yet to be seen, but whacking on a long barrel and a heavy stock in your loadout will go a long way to you having the best shots in MW3 this week. Chris "Parasite" Duarte also runs with a grip tape over a muzzle in his class, which is proving popular given the lack of recoil in the gun, but a need to control its first few shots.

  • Barrel: Lore-9 Heavy Barrel
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Rear Grip: Trst-IV Grip Tape
  • Stock: Forebearer Heavy Stock
  • Optic: MK.3 Reflector

Havok's heavy-hitting Holger-556 MW3 Ranked class

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The Holger was once the best AR in the game and was only removed from Ranked because of its over-the-top headshot multiplier. But now it has been tamed, the Holger-556 shows signs of being a slow player's dream.

This hard-hitting gun is best showcased by Colt "Havok" McLendon, who has had multiple stints at the Number One spot in the Top 250 leaderboard. Havok's best Holger-556 MW3 Ranked class starts with heavy attachments and a snappy underbarrel, which pair to make this gun quite a demon at long distances.

  • Muzzle: L4R Flash Hider
  • Barrel: Chrios-6 Match
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Optic: MK.3 Reflector
  • Stock: RB Addle Assault Stock

Toronto Ultra vouches for this MTZ-556 Class for MW3 Ranked

MTZ-556 MW3 Ranked Class
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Image via Toronto Ultra

The BP50 might be him, but the MTZ-556 is her. She might not be as powerful, but she's quick and swift, and is true to her word. Just like any woman, she's never wrong, always true, and never misses.

In Toronto Ultra's class, the MTZ-556 is quite straightforward. A long barrel for that extra range needed to be a top assault rifle, a hand stop that allows for good snaps, and a stock that brings everything together with a smooth finish.

  • Barrel: MTZ Clinch Pro Barrel
  • Muzzle: L4R Flash Hider
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Stock: MTZ Marauder Stock
  • Optic: MK.3 Reflector

HRM-9 class for MW3 Ranked from streamer 'ShoePSN'

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Finally, we have the lesser-spotter HRM-9. This submachine gun hasn't quite been able to take over from the Rival-9 and WSP-Swarm just yet, but it is beginning to gain traction at the higher ranks, thanks to its mobility and accuracy at mid-ranges, which helps on the likes of 6-Star and Vista.

For this class, YouTuber "ShoePSN" has opted to maximise its range with the long barrel, rather than a shorter one to headbut the Swarm, and this is likely where you'll find the most joy.

  • Barrel: Princeps Long Barrel
  • Muzzle: Zehmn35 Compensator
  • Underbarrel: XTEN Phantom-5 Hand Stop
  • Rear Grip: TAC Handler Grip
  • Stock: Folding Stock

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So, don't get stuck behind in the old meta, and move with the times with these broken MW3 Ranked classes.

Jack Marsh
About the author
Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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