MW3: Best Striker Loadout [Tuning, Perks, & Attachments]

After Playing Modern Warfare 3 for over 100 hours, here is my recommendation on the best Striker loadout.

Among the many weapon types in Modern Warfare 3, SMGs are the fastest and among the most popular. Striker is one of the best SMGs, but with the best loadout, perks, tuning, and attachments, it becomes a beast in MW3. I have figured out the best loadout and class setup for Striker, which makes it extremely good for close-range fights.

Key Takeaways
  • Striker is an SMG in MW3 that can dominate the close-combat.
  • With the best loadout, the DPS potential for the Striker can increase tremendously.
  • To modify the Striker, players will have to level it up to 13 in Modern Warfare 3.
  • Overkill is the must perk to use with the Striker as it will let the players wield another primary weapon.
  • Players should select M4/MCW or KV Inhibitor/Longbow as the other primary weapon.  
  • The ARs can cover up the mid-range fights, while the Snipers can make up for the long-range ones.

Best Striker Loadout In MW3

Here is an overview of the best striker loadout and class setup in Modern Warfare 3:

MuzzleBarrelOpticStockMagazinePerksEquipmentSecondary Weapon
VT-7 Spiritfire SuppressorStriker Recon Long BarrelSlate ReflectorLachmann MK2 Light Stock48 Round MagOverkill Vest, Covert Sneakers, Ordnance Gloves, and Ghost T/V Camo.Frag Grenade and Battle Rage.MCW/M4 or KV Inhibitor/Longbow.
Striker (Image Captured By Obaid)

While the striker is not the fastest or most damage-dealing SMG, it has the perfect balance between the stats. So, with the best loadout, it can become a different type of beast in close range. 

For Striker, I recommend the following attachments:

  • Muzzle: VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor
  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Lachmann MK2 Light Stock
  • Magazine: 48 Round Mag
  • Improved magazine capacity
  • Better ADS Spray
  • Hip Fire Accuracy
  • Horizontal Recoil Control
  • Challenging in Aiming Stability over long range
  • Aim Down Sight Speed

I have chosen these attachments for the Striker because, with these, there would be little to no disadvantage of the gun. The best choice for muzzle, in my opinion, is the VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor, as the enemies won’t be able to notice you easily with it. While it gives a little noticeable reduction in the recoil control, I think using it is worth it. 

Striker Recon Long Barrel is the ideal choice as the barrel drastically increases the range of Striker. It doesn’t mean that you should use the weapon in the mid-range or long-range combat. I think Slate Reflector is the best optic attachment for Striker loadout in MW3. Striker is all about dominating the close combat in MW3, and Slate Reflector allows it to do so.

Best Striker Class Setup – Perks, Equipment, & Secondary Weapon

MW3 Best Vest
Overkill Vest [Image captured by me]
To get the most out of the Striker, you would need to set up the best class, which includes perks, equipment, & secondary weapons. 


  • Overkill Vest: SMGs are pretty underwhelming in mid-range and long-range combat, so it make up for that, you must wear Overkill Vest. The event will allow you to wield two primary weapons, meaning you can add a long or mid-range primary weapon to the secondary weapon slot. The vest also allows you to reload while sprinting.
  • Covert Sneakers: Give you a boost in sprint and movement speed.
  • Ordnance Gloves: lets you throw the grenades further than the actual range and reset the ones that are thrown at you by the enemies. 
  • Ghost T/V Camo: Helps in sneaking as it keeps you off the enemy’s radar.


MTZ-556 equipment
Frag Grenade [Image captured by me]
  • Frag Grenade: Great to kill enemies that are behind a cover.
  • Battle Rage: When activated, you will regenerate health slowly, gain resistance to tactical, and increase sprint. 

Secondary Weapon

With Overkill Vest, the secondary weapon will become a primary weapon.

The following are my recommendations for the best primary weapons to use with Striker:

  • MCW/M4: Both are excellent choices for mid-range combat, as I consider MCW and M4 the best ARs in MW3.
  • KV Inhibitor/Longbow: If you want to do quick scoping or long-range shots, then go with Longbow. However, if you want to be more consistent with your shots, go with the KV Inhibitor, as it is a semi-auto Sniper Rifle.

My Thoughts On The Best Striker Loadout

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The Striker is the best gund to dominate close-range combat in COD MW3.

You must modify this gun to get the most out of it. The guide is based on the ideal choice to increase the DPS of Striker, so if you would like to choose any other build, you can. While the best striker perks, attachments, and loadout are available, tuning is unfortunately not available in MW3.

That is almost everything you want to know about the best Striker Loadout, Perks, Attachments, and Tuning in MW3. If you have any questions regarding the guide, feel free to ask in the comments section.

While you are at it, visit the page of my guide on the Deep Cover Mission in MW3 for a complete walkthrough. Also, read about Floater Trophy Achievement in MW3

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Huzaifa Malik is a Guides Writer on eXputer who’s been playing FPS games like Call of Duty for as long as he can recall. He is one of the most seasoned COD players on eXputer. He has several years of experience writing for games. By following his passion for games, he chose eXputer as his hub to deliver information-rich articles. Feel free to get more familiar with Huzaifa on his gaming profiles on Steam.

Experience: 3+ years || Education: Bachelor in Architectural Engineering.

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