Best Longbow loadout in Modern Warfare 3: Class setups, attachments, perks

Rishov Mukherjee
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The Longbow stands out as a top-tier Sniper Rifle in Modern Warfare 3, favored by players who prefer quick-scoping and an aggressive approach. Here’s the ultimate loadout for the weapon, detailing class setups, attachments, and perks.

Sniping brings a unique thrill in Call of Duty, especially with the rewarding “One Shot One Kill” and “Collateral” achievements that boost your confidence and skill with every successful hit.

However, not every sniper lets you play aggressively. Snipers like the KATT-AMR are heavy and you force you to play slower. However, for those wanting something faster, there’s the Longbow which lets you play aggressively and take the fight to the enemies.

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If you are a fan of the Longbow, and looking for the best loadouts in the game, we have got you covered.


A screenshot from the game Modern Warfare 3Activision
Longbow is an extremely powerful sniper in Modern Warfare 3

Best Longbow loadout in Modern Warfare 3

  • Muzzle: HMRES Mod Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop
  • Stock: KV Factory Stock
  • Bolt: SA-M Quickbolt
  • Magazine: 10 Round Mag

In this build, the most essential components to consider are the XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop and the KV Factory Stock. This is because the former increases your sprint speed which comes in handy while playing with a sniper rifle. The latter reduces recoil, which makes using the weapon very easy.

The SA-M Quickbolt increases the rate of fire of the Longbow, which also comes in handy in close-quarter combat. Using the 10 Round Mag is also a good idea as it drastically improves handling perfect for playing more aggressively.

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Best MW3 Longbow Loadout: Perks and Equipment

  • Vest: Infantry
  • Gloves: Marksman Gloves
  • Boots: Stalker Boots
  • Gear: Tac Mask
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Equipment: Trophy System

In this loadout, the Marksman Gloves make sniping a lot easier by reducing flinch, and the Trophy System ensures that you are safe from grenades while holding down an area.

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Semtex and Flash Grenade help you in close-quarter combat, offering both a lethal option to take out enemies and a utility option to turn gunfights in your favor.

Covert Sneakers reduce your footsteps, making it easy to flank without being noticed while Infantry Vest allows you to run fast with it refreshing your tactical sprint.

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How to unlock Longbow in Modern Warfare 3

There are two ways through which you can unlock the Longbow in Modern Warfare 3. The methods are as follows:

  • Purchase Modern Warfare 3 Vault Edition
  • Reach level 25 and complete Armory Unlock challenges

As part of the Armory Unlock challenge, you need to complete 5 daily quests to unlock this weapon. You can follow either of the two steps to get access to the weapon.

Best alternative to Longbow in Modern Warfare 3

If you are looking for an alternative to the Longbow, you can use something like the KV Inhibitor. It is a semi-automatic sniper rifle that has the ability to take over games pretty easily.

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About The Author

Rishov is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He holds a Masters degree in Astrophysics from St Xavier's College in Kolkata, India, and has previously worked at Sportskeeda. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Street Fighter, Destiny 2, Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, the games he specializes in as well. If you want to get in touch, contact Rishov at