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

After Playing Modern Warfare 3 for over 60 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. 

Use the following loadout for Striker:

  • Muzzle: VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor
  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Lachmann MK2 Light Stock
  • Magazine: 48 Round Mag

VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor

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

Striker Recon Long Barrel is the ideal choice as the barrel increases the range of Striker drastically. It doesn’t mean that you should use the weapon in the mid-range or long-range combat. SMGs are built just for close combat, so you should stick with that. While you can still defeat enemies in mid-range combats, I would advise going for the close-range combats more often.

Slate Reflector

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. While Optics are more of a personal preference of players, they can choose whatever optic they like in MW3.

Lachmann MK2 Light Stock

If you want to boost the movement speed and sprint of your player, then Lachmann MK2 Light Stock is the best choice. Even if you are not using Striker, I would recommend using it with any other SMG you are using, as fast sprint and movement are necessary in close combat. 

48 Round Mag

As the health in MW3 has been increased from 100 to 150, the 48 Round Mag is kind of necessary. You can, of course, defeat an enemy with the 30-Round Mag that Striker comes with; you might miss a few hits. Due to that, the enemy could survive, and you will be at a disadvantage. So, that is why I recommend using the 48-Round Mag with Striker.

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

M4 (Screenshot Grab By Obaid)

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.


  • 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 quickscoping 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

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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Obaid ur Rehman

Obaid is a Guides writer at eXputer who is passionate about games. With several years of experience in multiple genres like Soulslike and RPGs, Obaid now likes to carve out the minute details of every game and write about them. Obaid has proudly clocked in 3,000+ hours in Pokemon games, 2,000+ hours on Genshin Impact, and 300+ hours in Soulsborne titles during his 15+ years of gaming. You can follow his Gaming activity on Steam. Experience: 2+ years || Published 50+ Guides || Mainly Covers Guides

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