Best BAL-27 loadouts for MW3 & Warzone

Best BAL-27 loadouts for MW3 & Warzone
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Written by 

Joshua Boyles


1st May 2024 20:06

Season 3 Reloaded has landed in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone, and it brings the return of the BAL-27 Assault Rifle. Eagle-eyed fans of Call of Duty will recognise this weapon from Advanced Warfare, and they’ll be pleased to know that it’s still an absolute laser beam in MW3.

I’ve spent a couple of hours grinding up this weapon to max level already, and I’ve put together a couple of loadouts that I’ve found absolutely melt the competition.

Best BAL-27 loadout for MW3 Multiplayer

Best BAL-27 Loadout for MW3 Multiplayer
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  • Muzzle: XTEN Havoc 90
  • Barrel: Crown-H3 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Schlager Tango
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag
  • Stock: Sandbar Heavy Stock

The BAL-27 already has extremely good base stats when it comes to recoil control, and these attachments push those capabilities even further. With these attachments equipped, you’ll find that you’re able to maintain pinpoint accuracy when firing on full auto, letting you pop heads from afar.

With the decent fire rate, equipping the 60 Round Magazine to the BAL-27 helps a tonne as you can flick between targets quickly without running out of ammo. It also helps as the reload time is fairly lengthy on this weapon, so having more in each mag can often mean the difference between life and death.

I considered putting a scope on the BAL-27, but to be perfectly honest, the iron sights are more than adequate for locating targets in busy firefights. It benefits much more to equip a fifth attachment that helps to rein in that recoil, but you can utilise my Warzone loadout, which has n optic, if you prefer.

Best BAL-27 loadout for Warzone

The Corio Eagleseye 2.5x scope equipped to the BAL-27 in Warzone
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  • Optic: Corio Eagleseye 2.5x
  • Barrel: Crown-H3 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Schlager Tango
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag
  • Stock: Sandbar Heavy Stock

I’ve kept my Warzone loadout for the BAL-27 almost exactly the same as its multiplayer counterpart, as the build works extremely well in both gameplay scenarios.

The only change I’ve made is swapping out the XTEN Havoc 90 muzzle attachment for the Corio Eagleseye 2.5x optic, as I find it extremely helpful to be able to track enemies at the medium distances Warzone often tasks you with.

Other than that, you can still enjoy the laser-focused accuracy that the BAL-27 has to offer, with a decent amount of manoeuvrability and a good fire rate. Just be careful with your reloads - they take a while, so initiate them with care! I got caught with my pants down far too many times than I’d like to admit while testing the weapon out for this article.

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That’s all you need to know about the best loadouts for the BAL-27 in both Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer and Warzone. For more helpful MW3 guides, keep reading GGRecon. We’ve also covered the best BP50 loadouts, another weapon added in Season 3. Alternatively, why not check out all the MW3 and Warzone weekly challenges or the full list of weapons you can use in the game?

Joshua Boyles
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Joshua Boyles
Joshua is the Guides Editor at GGRecon. After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Broadcast Journalism, he previously wrote for publications such as FragHero and GameByte. You can often find him diving deep into fantasy RPGs such as Skyrim and The Witcher, or tearing it up in Call of Duty and Battlefield. He's also often spotted hiking in the wilderness, usually blasting Arctic Monkeys.
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