Modern Warfare 3 best Striker loadout and attachments

A close up of the Striker SMG
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Modern Warfare 3's huge selection of weapons

A close up of the Renetti handgun in Modern Warfare 3

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The full Modern Warfare 3 weapons list features 114 guns, making it the largest offering in any Call of Duty game to date. There's 37 new weapons, as well as 77 returning from Modern Warfare 2 via the Carry Forward system.

The best Striker loadout in Modern Warfare 3 involves the fast-firing SMG, set up with the right attachments to boost recoil control and stability. Of course, you'll need to pair it with the right gear, equipment, and perks to really make it sing, which is where we come in.

Modern Warfare 3 is now live in all regions, with 12 remastered maps to jump into, as well as the largest suite of weapons in a Call of Duty game yet.. From what we played, the game is sure shaping up to be a real contender for our best FPS games list, at least if it manages to add substantial post-launch content, that is.

Here's the Modern Warfare 3 best Striker loadout, including a look at what sidearm to pair it with, the best Striker attachments to use, and more. Follow this guide to turn the Striker into one of the best weapons in Modern Warfare 3.

Modern Warfare 3 best Striker loadout

The loadout menu in Modern Warfare 3, showing our best Striker SMG build

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This Striker loadout in Modern Warfare 3 pairs the fast-firing SMG with the Renetti, which can be used in a pinch if you run out of ammo during a fight. Battle Rage is our pick for Tactical Gear, as given the extremely low TTK, any health region benefit is massively useful. Semtex is more of a personal preference here, so feel free to swap out for Frag Grenades if you rather, and make sure to choose the Munitions Box Field upgrade to compensate for how quickly this setup will burn through ammo.

In terms of Perks, go for the Quick-Grip Gloves for faster weapon swapping, the Lightweight Boots for faster movement, and the EOD Padding so that you can tank through explosives and fire. Infantry Vest is the way to go here, as it allows you to improve the refresh time on Tactical Sprint.

Modern Warfare 3 best Striker attachments

The Striker in the Gunsmith menu

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  • Rear Grip: SAKIN ZX GRIP
  • Magazine: 20 ROUND MAG

As you can see from the attachments chosen, we've tried to increase the Striker's range while also prioritizing Recoil Control and ADS speed. The suppressor is extremely valuable to keep you off of the minimap and only applies a very minor hit to Recoil Control. The 20 Round Mag allows you to speed up the time it takes to go from sprint to firing, though does mean you'll be reloading more. Luckily, it also applies a boost to reload quickness.

So there you have it, that's the best loadout for the Striker SMG in Modern Warfare 3. For more on the game, be sure to check out our look at all of the Modern Warfare 3 maps that have been confirmed so far. Elsewhere, there's everything you need to know about Modern Warfare 3 Zombies. For a look a great Assault Rifle build to use, visit our Modern Warfare 3 best MTZ-556 loadout guide.

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