Best TYR MW3 loadout: Class setup, attachments, perks

Kurt Perry
DM56 handgun pistol in Modern Warfare 3.

Every so often Call of Duty adds a truly unique gun that resonates with players. That’s exactly what the TYR has turned out to be thanks to the addition of one fantastic aftermarket part. Here is the best loadout to get the most out of the TYR in MW3 Season 3.

Much like its real-world counterpart the RSh-12, the TYR is a powerful hand cannon capable of taking out enemies in just one shot.

However, this comes at the cost of it having a slow fire rate and substantial recoil. Even so, it rewards good aim more so than just about any other weapon in Modern Warfare 3, especially with its unique conversion kit.

This is the best TYR loadout to use in MW3 including attachments, perks, and equipment.


Best TYR MW3 loadout


  • Conversion Kit: JAK Beholder Rifle Kit
  • Optic: Nydar Model 2023
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Ammunition: 12.7x55mm High Grain Rounds
  • Trigger Action: Ullr’s Fury

The TYR may have started life as a pistol, but it fulfills its true potential when converted into a DMR using the JAK Beholder Rifle Kit. This unique aftermarket part triples the hand cannon’s effective damage range from 6.4m to a whopping 19.3m. Even better, if you can land headshots the TYR will now always kill in one shot at any range which is incredible for a secondary weapon.

This sidearm’s damage range can be further improved by equipping the 12.7x55mm High Grain Rounds, resulting in an effective range of 22.2m. Also, this ammunition attachment raises the TYR’s Bullet Velocity by 15% to 534 m/s, making it easier to land headshots from afar.

Unfortunately, these range-boosting attachments come at a cost, a lot of mobility and handling stats are lowered. This can be offset by using the DR-6 Handstop which provides a noticeable improvement to key stats like ADS Speed, Movement Speed, and Sprint To Fire Speed, keeping the TYR feeling snappy.

If there’s one absolutely necessary attachment, it’s Ullr’s Fury. This trigger action reduces the delay between when the trigger is pulled and when a shot is fired. Without this, the TYR can be an incredibly frustrating weapon to use. Finally, with this being a precision weapon a meta optic is useful to make landing shots easier, and the Nydar Model 2023 is a great choice.

TYR pistol with JAK Beholder Rifle Kit equipped.
The JAK Beholder Rifle Kit transforms the TYR into a powerful DMR.

Best TYR MW3 class: Perks & equipment

  • Vest: Infantry Vest
    • Increases Tactical Sprint duration and reduces refresh time.
  • Gloves: Marksman Gloves
    • Reduced Sway and flinch wild ADS.
  • Boots: Lightweight Boots
    • Increases movement and swim speed. Reduces noise while swimming.
  • Gear: Mag Holster
    • Improved reload speed.
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
    • Cookable fragmentation grenade.
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
    • Blinds and deafens target.

The Infantry Vest is a great option to use with the TYR as this loadout has a rapid Sprint To Fire Time of just 75ms. This lets you Tactical Sprint around the map freely without ever being punished as long as you land your shots when they matter most.

Marksman Gloves would ordinarily be a strange pick on the TYR but with the JAK Beholder Rifle Kit equipped they make sense. These gloves reduce flinch helping you land that decisive shot which is important given the TYR’s unforgiving, slow fire rate. Speaking of slow, the TYR’s reload time is long but using the Mag Holster speeds this up by around 20% making it a must-use perk.

To improve mobility throw on the Lightweight Boots which complement the TYR well by providing various boosts to key stats, including a nice 5% to sprint speed and a huge 30% to swim speed. These all add up to make the TYR much more mobile and enable an aggressive playstyle where it excels.

As for equipment, a Flash Grenade and Frag Grenade are classic options that offer an unbeatable combination of lethality and utility. Use these to pressure opponents and win gunfights that you may have otherwise lost.

How to unlock TYR in Modern Warfare 3

The TYR is unlocked after reaching level Level 50. Alternatively, the TYR can be acquired by successfully extracting it in MWZ. Once obtained, you’ll have 27 gun levels to work through to get all of its unique attachments.

How to unlock JAK Beholder Rifle Kit in Modern Warfare 3

The JAK Beholder Rifle Kit can be unlocked through the Armory by activating the aftermarket part and then either completing 5 Daily Challenges or winning 5 matches in multiplayer.

Best TYR alternative in Modern Warfare 3

With the JAK Beholder Rifle Kit equipped, the TYR becomes a precision DMR much like the MTZ Interceptor which is one of the best weapons in MW3 as long as you are confident in landing headshots.

That’s all for the best TYR in MW3. For more Modern Warfare 3 loadouts, check out these gun guides:

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