How to get the 'MGB Tactical Nuke' killstreak in MW3 beta

How to get the 'MGB Tactical Nuke' killstreak in MW3 beta
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Written by 

Alex Garton


7th Oct 2023 12:39

Getting a nuke in the MW3 Beta is the dream for every Call of Duty competitor diving into the next installment in the franchise.

It's one of the most iconic killstreaks of all time, and there's something special about getting an MW3 nuke on a classic map like Favela or Estate.

Ahead of launch, very few achievements stand out more than this legendary killstreak, but how do you get one?

Luckily, we've got the answer, so let's check out exactly how to get an MGB Tactical Nuke in the MW3 beta, and the best weapon for the job.

How to get a Nuke in the MW3 Beta

You'll need to reach a 30 killstreak in one match to earn an MGB Tactical Nuke in Modern Warfare 3.

Back in the days of MW2 (2009), it only required a total of 25 kills in a row to acquire a nuke, but the difficulty has increased in the latest titles.

Not only that, another difference between MW3 and MW2 (2009) is that players no longer have to equip the nuke as one of their killstreaks to earn it.

This means one of your valuable killstreaks slots does not have to be taken, as anyone who reaches 30 kills in a row will automatically earn a nuke. Finally, it's worth noting that eliminations from killstreaks themselves don't count towards the total for a nuke in MW3.

Best weapon to get a Nuke in MW3 Beta

MCW Best weapon MW3
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It's all well and good knowing that a 30 killstreak gets you a nuke, but that can seem like an insurmountable task for a lot of players. So, to give yourself the best opportunity to bag a nuke in MW3, you need the best weapon in the beta.

While SMGs are brilliant, their lack of range makes them less versatile than other options. As a result, in my opinion, it's best to go with the AR that's already making a name for itself in MW3, and that's the powerful MCW.

This assault rifle has laser beam stability, solid damage, and even plenty of mobility, which is key when you're looking to dominate multiplayer. By no means will using this weapon guarantee you a nuke in MW3, but it'll give you your best chance.

If this gun sounds like it would fit your playstyle, we've even got the best MCW loadout for the MW3 Beta right here.

Be sure to check out our MW3 homepage for all of the latest news and guides.

Alex Garton
About the author
Alex Garton
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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