Best Striker MW3 loadout, attachments, class & perks

Best Striker MW3 loadout, attachments, class & perks
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Written by 

Alex Garton

Last updated 

12th Nov 2023 14:48


The best Striker loadout in MW3 transforms the deadly SMG into a close-range monster, channeling the energy from the OG UMP45 from MW2 (2009). Capable of cutting down foes in face-to-face combat as well as at mid-range. the Striker is an extremely versatile weapon.

However, without a top-tier MW3 Striker loadout, the gun will never reach its potential in Modern Warfare 3. So, let's jump into the best Striker loadout in Modern Warfare 3, so you can secure that dream nuke killstreak.

Best Striker MW3 loadout

Striker SMG MW3
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  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor S
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Stock: RB Crotalus Assault
  • Underbarrel: XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop

Kick off the best Striker loadout in MW3 with the Shadowstrike Suppressor S which makes you undetectable on the radar. This is key in MW3 with unsilenced gunfire giving away your position on the minimap.

Following this, equip the Striker Recon Long Barrel for a massive boost in bullet velocity and a nice reduction in aiming idle sway. This is the attachment that allows the SMG to compete at mid-range as well as up close.

Next up, equip the XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop for extra mobility, an ADS speed reduction, and a touch of sprint to fire. After that, the RB Crotalus Assault is essential for the gun kick control, allowing you to land every shot on target.

Finally, the 45-round Mag ensures you always have plenty of bullets and can clutch up against multiple opponents without having to reload.

Best Striker MW3 class: Equipment & perks

Striker  MW3
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  • Gloves: Quick Grip
  • Boots: Lightweight
  • Gear: EOD Padding
  • Vest: Infantry


  • Lethal: Grenade
  • Tactical: Battle Rage
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box

Start off your Striker setup with the Quick Grip Gloves to swap to your secondary instantly, ensuring you're never caught out during an intense skirmish.

After that, Lightweight Boots are essential for any SMG fan, as they enhance your sprint speed giving you the freedom to traverse the maps with ease. This paired with the Infantry Vest is unmatched and makes sure no one will outclass your mobility with the Striker.

In terms of Gear, EOD Padding is brilliant as protects you from any pesky non-killstreak explosives that you run into.

Equipment should consist of a Grenade for flushing out foes, Battle Rage for aggressive pushes, and a Munitions Box so you never run out of ammo.

How to unlock the Striker in MW3

There are no requirements for unlocking the Striker in MW3 as it's unlocked as soon as you hit level 4 and have access to custom loadouts.

Best Striker alternative in MW3

Rival 9
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If the Striker doesn't fit your style of play, then in my opinion, it's time you pick up the highly-mobile Rival-9. While the Striker is versatile and can perform at mid-range, it can't match the agility of the Rival-9.

As a result, it's the perfect SMG for players in MW3 who aren't afraid of taking gunfights and are always hunting for prey.

If that sounds like you, then the Rival-9 will be the ultimate threat in your matches, and maybe secure you that nuke.

Now you know the best Striker loadout in MW3, why not familiarise yourself with every killstreak so you always have the best selection for your style of play? Be sure to check out our MW3 homepage for all of the latest news and guides.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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