Striker Build MW3 – The Striker SMG, aka the UMP-45 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, is a compact powerhouse that continues to shine even after some mid-range nerfs. If you’re a fan of the “run and gun” approach and prefer close-quarters combat, the Striker is a fantastic choice that can outshine even the best Assault Rifles in MW3. To help you dominate with this playstyle, here’s the best Striker SMG Loadout and Class Setup to run alongside in COD: MW3!
Best Striker Loadout in Modern Warfare 3
In this loadout, our main focus is on mobility and handling, while we work to minimize the SMG’s horizontal recoil. Here are my recommendations for the best attachments to boost your Striker’s performance in MW3:
|Muzzle:||Purifier Muzzle Brake||For better horizontal recoil control and overall stability while firing.|
|Barrel:||Striker Recon Long Barrel||To make the SMG a bit more versatile in those occasional medium to long-range duels. Also helps with the gun kick and firing aim stability.|
|Underbarrel:||Chewk Angled Grip||Further reduces horizontal recoil, making the recoil even more predictable.|
|Rear Grip:||Tacgrip||Increases sprint-to-fire speed, making your weapon ready for action more quickly. Ideal for an aggressive playstyle.|
|Stock:||No Stock||Enhances mobility and essentially makes your SMG faster and more responsive, perfect for close-quarters combat.|
Note: Running these five attachments means you’ll have to rely on the gun’s iron sights since there’s no room for an optic. This shouldn’t be an issue once you get used to it, as the Striker’s iron sights are quite practical, and magnification isn’t crucial for this SMG.
Best Striker Class Setup in Modern Warfare 3
Here’s the ideal class setup to maximize your effectiveness with the Striker in MW3:
|Secondary:||Renetti||A reliable secondary weapon for backup.|
|Vest:||Engineer||Removes lethal equipment as a fair trade for having two gear slots and two tactical equipment of your choice. Additionally, it allows you to spot enemy equipment through walls.|
|Tactical:||Battle Rage||Provides a momentary edge over your opponents in combat. Ideal for close-quarters engagements.|
|Field Equipment:||ACS||Deploy it on capturable objectives like hardpoint zones to capture them without being in the zone.|
|Gloves:||Commando Gloves||Allows you to reload while sprinting, maintaining your agility during fast-paced gameplay.|
|Boots:||Lightweight Boots||Increases movement speed – the stat of choice in our build.|
|Gear #1:||Bone Conduction Headset||Helps you identify enemy footsteps and gunshots, providing a game-changing advantage.|
|Gear #2:||EOD Padding||Reduces damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire. This is especially important since you’ll be constantly on the move, and you might encounter explosive threats without warning.|
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