Modern Warfare 3: Best Sidewinder Loadout & Class Setup

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Showcase of the most optimal Sidewinder Battle Rifle loadout in COD MW3

Sidewinder Build MW3 – The Sidewinder Battle Rifle in Modern Warfare 3 may not be stealing the spotlight, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook it. While it might not be the go-to weapon for many, who knows when the developers might give it a surprise buff, turning it into one of the armory’s best. So, let’s make that camo grind a bit less painful and complete the Sidewinder’s challenges with the best loadout and class setup for maximum efficiency!

Here’s the best Sidewinder loadout and optimal class setup to enhance this weak rifle’s viability and make it easier to earn killstreaks with it in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3:


Best Sidewinder Loadout in MW3

The Sidewinder’s slow firing rate makes it unsuitable for close-quarters combat, so our goal is to maximize its effectiveness at longer ranges. This attachment setup boosts bullet velocity, damage range, and optimizes the Battle Rifle’s highly unpredictable recoil to ensure you can dominate your opponents from a distance:

  Attachment Choice Reason
Muzzle VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor L  Conceals your shots from enemy radar, while also increasing Recoil Control, Bullet Velocity, and Damage Range significantly. 
Barrel Tempus Predator Precision Barrel Pushes out the maximum range even further for even more accuracy and makes the gun kick less.
Underbarrel FTAC MSP-98 Handstop Increases movement and strafing speed while optimizing the vertical recoil.
Optic Slate Reflector/Mk.3 Reflector Two of the cleanest 1x sights in the game. Alternatively, you can also go with a magnification optic.
Rear Grip  RB Borealis Grip Increases the weapon’s firing aim stability and further optimizes the kick and recoil – thus finally turning our Sidewinder into a straight-shooting laser that is easy to control.

Best Sidewinder Class Setup in MW3

Best Class Setup, i.e., gear and equipment to use with the Sidewinder Battle Rifle in COD: MW3

Finally, here’s the optimal class setup to run with the above loadout to start ramping up those killstreaks with the Sidewinder in MW3 Multiplayer:

Equipment Choice Reason
Secondary Renetti / WSP Stinger Both powerful and reliable backup options.
Vest Engineer Vest Sacrifices the Lethal slot for an extra tactical charge and the ability to equip an additional Gear (perk) for added versatility.
Tactical Stun/Flash Grenade (x2) Essential for aggressive room/corner clearing or defending against close-quarters invaders.
Field Equipment Munitions Box Guarantees a steady supply of ammunition and grenades for both you and your team.
Gloves Commando Gloves Enables weapon reloading while sprinting, allowing you to stay mobile and escape tight situations more effectively.
Boots Lightweight Boots Essential for increasing movement speed, compensating for the heavier feel of Battle Rifles.
Gear #1 Bone Conduction Headset Reduces combat noise and enhances your ability to detect enemy footsteps and gunshots.
Gear #2 Ghost T/V Camo Keeps you hidden from enemy UAVs, radar sources, and heartbeat sensors while moving. Paired with the suppressor, you can pick off targets while staying off the enemy’s radar.

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