Best Striker Loadout for MW3: Class setup, Attachments, Perks & more

Rory Teale
Striker SMGActivision

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the Striker has established itself as a premier weapon choice, even after nerfs from its beta dominance. Discover how to create the most effective Striker loadout in MW3.

The Striker was a formidable force in the Modern Warfare 3 beta, marking its status as one of the game’s best early weapons. This SMG, similar in style to the UMP, excels in short to medium-range engagements with its impressive TTK and somewhat leisurely ROF for an SMG.

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While it isn’t quite as strong as it was in the beta, the Striker is still an incredibly solid choice for those who are just getting started with the game and want a reliable SMG that can still perform at mid-range.

Here’s everything you need to know the best Striker MW3 loadout including Perks, Attachments, and the overall Class setup.

Modern Warfare 3 Striker SMG loadout

For this loadout we’ve focused on making the Striker excel in nearly every situation, nullifying the need to limit yourself to certain areas or the maps or gunfights, letting you slide-cancel around the map with a chance to win every single gunfight.

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Best Striker MW3 loadout

  • Stock: Lachmann MK2 Light Stock
  • Rear Grip: Tacgrip
  • Underbarrel: Chewk Angled Grip
  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Ammunition: .45 Auto High Grain Rounds

The Striker has some solid irons and benefits from using the full 5 attachments in other areas so, honestly? It may be worth not using a sight if you can help it. That said, the underbarrel attachment would probably be the best thing to swap out if you wanted to throw a red dot on the Striker.

Both the Lachmann MK2 Light Stock and the Tacgrip increase your movement speed, which is great for traversing the map and strafing in gunfights, while the Chewk Angled Grip and Striker Recon Long Barrel increase stability and bullet velocity to give you a chance to take down long rage Assault Rifle users. Best of both worlds with this setup.

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Additionally, the .45 Auto High Grain Rounds are a real boon for that extra bit of damage at longer ranges and they hide skulls. If you don’t much care about the extra range, a Suppressor may be the way to go instead. Otherwise, the above is the best all-round loadout for the Striker in MW3.

Best Striker class: Perks & equipment

  • Vest: Infantry Vest
  • Gloves: Scavenger Gloves/Commando Gloves
  • Boots: Running Sneakers
  • Gear: Tac Mask
  • Lethal: Semtex/Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

With the Striker being a weapon that’s usable in most situations, it can benefit from a much wider range of equipment than other SMGs. However, we feel that it’s still best to stick mostly with a run-and-gun loadout to get the best Striker loadout in MW3.

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The Infantry Vest, Commando Gloves, and Running Sneakers all grant a ton of mobility in combat. With MW3’s increased time-to-kill, the ability to move around is stronger than ever before. If you’re ok with needing to reload outside of sprinting, then Scavenger Gloves can be a better option for you if you’re looking to go on some longer killstreaks.

Lethal and tactical are, as usual, up to personal preference, although running a stun grenade tends to be better for close range combat that flash grenades considering it’ll take longer for enemies to aim at you. Meanwhile, the Semtex and Frag lethals are generally good in most situations, so it’s hard to go wrong there.

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That’s everything you need to know about the best loadout for the MW3 Striker SMG. For more Modern Warfare 3 coverage, stick with Dexerto.

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Rory Teale writes about Gaming and Trending News for Dexerto. He is in his final year at Loughborough University, pursuing a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. Rory is passionate about all things gaming, and spends his time playing Destiny 2, ranking up in competitive shooters, and testing his reaction skills and combos in games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat - and of course writing about anything and everything in-between. You can contact him at