MW3 Weapons Tier List [All Guns Ranked 2024]

Learn the complete guns ranking of MW3 Weapons Tier List and pick the best armaments that shine in multiplayer segment of the game.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 packs some of the best weapons in the multiplayer from the franchise. Each gun handles and feels unique and comes with different weapon stats. All of this makes some weapons really good and many not so much in the game. This MW3 Weapons Tier List is curated to help you play with the best weapons and avoid mediocre to bad guns. 

Key Takeaways
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 features 114 guns.
  • For the sake of this tier list, I have listed omitted knives and launchers.  
  • S-Tier: Exceptional performing weapons in many situations with top-tier guns, actively dominating the battlefield.
  • A-Tier: Reliable gun choices that cater to various playstyles, ensuring versatility and dominance in diverse combat scenarios.
  • B-Tier: Mid-tier situational weapons for effective performance, gaining a tactical edge in strategic encounters.
  • C-Tier: Average weapons that come with a difficult learning curve.
  • D-Tier: Ineffective in one-versus-one situations and not recommended for deployment in high-stakes battles and gun fights.

All Weapons Ranked In COD Modern Warfare 3

Here is a complete breakdown and ranking of all COD MW3 weapons in the multiplayer showcase, along with damage, ADS, Reload, rate of fire, and other important stats.  

Serial NumberWEAPON NAMETierDAMAGEADS (MS)RELOADRATE OF FIREVELOCITYSTKTTK
1.MCWS+ Tier662712.5315.81016.43.380
2.M4S+ Tier352402.6810.87205.296
3.StrikerS+ Tier392152.6645.25404.279
4.Lachmann SubS+ Tier362003.48005405.300
5.Pulemyot 762S+ Tier494507.3491.68104.366
6.Lockwood 300S+ Tier543913.1171.43203.000
7.FJX ImperiumS+ Tier2505804.6508601.000
8.SVA 545S+ Tier312502.6681.87605.264
9.MTZ InterceptorS+ Tier952652.7214.38202.280
10.BAS-BS+ Tier462603.2666.77904.270
11.AMR9S+ Tier362402.5789.56255.304
12.DG-58S+ Tier442403.2196.17204.306
13.FR AvancerS-Tier272802.8923.17006.325
14.FTAC SiegeS-Tier2417231199.33757.300
15.FSS HurricaneS-Tier362403.8697.76805.344
16.Holger 556S-Tier462602.8588.26904.306
17.Kastov 762S-Tier392602.66007204.300
18.ISO HemlockS-Tier432603.16007204.300
19.Kastov-74US-Tier422252.6652.25904.276
20.KV BroadsideS-Tier353303.5214.33205.000
21.LongbowS-Tier1805502.6111.17701.000
22.M13BS-Tier332302.6845.16005.284
23.Lachmann-556S-Tier362403.5722.97205.332
24.MTZ-556S-Tier362203.1810.86505.296
25.RenettiS-Tier361502.1206.93755.387
26.RaalS-Tier443908554.98104.324
27.TAQ EradicatorS-Tier982902.62408302.250
28.STB 556S-Tier332402.8740.77205.324
29.Rival-9S-Tier311902.7909.14505.264
30.ChimeraA-Tier372502.68004205.300
31.Fennec 45A-Tier2720031090.93006.275
32.BasiliskA-Tier1571503.7299.63751.000
33.Holger 26A-Tier462602.8588.26904.306
34.Kastov 545A-Tier352402.6652.26805.368
35.FR 5.56A-Tier432602.8184.66804.325
36.Lockwood Mk2A-Tier1322504.3139.56902.430
37.Lachmann ShroudA-Tier362593.4229280.55.349
38.M16A-Tier452902.6198.77204.302
39.M13CA-Tier352472.67503905.320
40.MCPR-300A-Tier2506004.354.58601.000
41.MCW 6.8A-Tier662712.5315.81016.43.380
42.RiveterA-Tier282902.84003806.300
43.MX GuardianA-Tier313503428.63205.000
44.SidewinderA-Tier602652.83755403.320
45.SP-X 80A-Tier240521361.28601.000
46.Striker 9A-Tier352052.6857.15405.280
47.TR-76 GeistA-Tier402803.2638.37204.282
48.Tempus RazorbackA-Tier302202.8833.37205.288
49.TAQ-56A-Tier332502.66257205.384
50.TYRA-Tier1562104.6260.33101.000
51.WSP SwarmA-Tier301752.71090.94505.220
52.Vaznev 9KA-Tier322103.5779.25405.308
53.WSP-9A-Tier462402.8599.55404.300
54.9mm DaemonB-Tier442002.4461.53754.390
55.BAS-PB-Tier302102.8869.65405.276
56.556 IcarusB-Tier343507.7779.28405.308
57.DM56B-Tier652352.3428.67003.280
58.Bruen Mk9B-Tier354505.8759.18105.316
59.Carrack .300B-Tier1145354187.58602.320
60.CrossbowB-Tier1203503.354.511021.101
61.Bryson 800B-Tier1103655.4164.43202.000
62.ISO 45B-Tier332102.6895.55405.268
63.HaymakerB-Tier523402.82503203.000
64.KATT-AMRB-Tier2167604.841.46601.000
65.KV InhibitorB-Tier2105403.3130.48201.000
66.ISO 9mmB-Tier282202.610005406.300
67.MTZ-762B-Tier492803.1540.57904.333
68.KVD EnforcerB-Tier842403.1230.88002.260
69.Rapp HB-Tier324207.48008405.300
70.Sakin MG38B-Tier414307.8651.98404.276
71.PDSW 528B-Tier302403.2909.16805.264
72.SP-R 208B-Tier180340361.28301.000
73.VEL 46B-Tier302162.3952.45405.252
74.DG-58 LSWB-Tier333703.6705.98805.340
75.Victus XMRB-Tier1996253.352.28601.000
76.Bryson 890C-Tier1203203.31503202.000
77.Expedite 12C-Tier1202908.3127.13202.000
78.HCR 56C-Tier333904.4740.78405.324
79.Cronen SquallC-Tier372853.2673.77905.356
80.FTAC ReconC-Tier582702.65005903.240
81.LA-B 330C-Tier247602361.28601.000
82.Lachmann-762C-Tier482633.7521.74746.54.345
83.Lockwood 680C-Tier823505.41503202.000
84.MinibakC-Tier392752.4652.23004.276
85.LM-SC-Tier702702.6333.38303.360
86.MX9C-Tier372202.7740.73005.324
87.S0-14C-Tier513023545.57903.220
88.RPKC-Tier4241056006904.300
89.Signal 50C-Tier2666805111.16601.000
90.TAQ-MC-Tier982902.62408302.250
91.WSP StingerC-Tier24170210002507.360
92.TAQ-VC-Tier382902.6571.47604.315
93.Tempus TorrentC-Tier552902.7315.88603.380
94.COR-45D-Tier661502.14003753.300
95..50 GSD-Tier1232102.2166.74702.360
96.P890D-Tier671502.1285.72503.420
97.GS MagnaD-Tier542102.2487.84703.246
98.EBR-14D-Tier722552.4285.78303.420
99.X13 AutoD-Tier271502.1923.13756.325
100.X12D-Tier501502.1363.63753.330
101.SA-B 50D-Tier138270371.47202.840

S+ Tier Weapons

MCW – S+TIER and the best weapon in COD MW3
Weapon NameDamageADS (ms)ReloadRate of FireVelocitySTKTTK
MCW662712.5315.81016.43.380
M4352402.6810.87205.296
Striker392152.6645.25404.279
Lachmann Sub362003.48005405.300
Pulemyot 762494507.3491.68104.366
Lockwood 300543913.1171.43203.000
FJX Imperium2505804.6508601.000
SVA 545312502.6681.87605.264
MTZ Interceptor952652.7214.38202.280
BAS-B462603.2666.77904.270
AMR9362402.5789.56255.304
DG-58442403.2196.17204.306

S+ Tier holds the best-in-class guns in Modern Warfare 3. Rifles like MCW and M4 dominate every other gun in this category and melt targets in a matter of seconds. If you like running and gunning in tight maps, then Lachmann Sub SMG will make killing other players effortless in multiplayer. 

While most guns require you to spray your targets with at least 20 bullets, guns like Lockwood 300 from S+ Tier can one-shot an enemy if you have the correct build. As I mentioned, you cannot go wrong with any weapon in this tier, as they’re the best in the game. 

S-Tier Weapons

S-Tier guns
Weapon NameDamageADS (ms)ReloadRate of FireVelocitySTKTTK
FR Avancer272802.8923.17006.325
FTAC Siege2417231199.33757.300
FSS Hurricane362403.8697.76805.344
Holger 556462602.8588.26904.306
Kastov 762392602.66007204.300
ISO Hemlock432603.16007204.300
Kastov-74U422252.6652.25904.276
KV Broadside353303.5214.33205.000
Longbow1805502.6111.17701.000
M13B332302.6845.16005.284
Lachmann-556362403.5722.97205.332
MTZ-556362203.1810.86505.296
Renetti361502.1206.93755.387
Raal443908554.98104.324
TAQ Eradicator982902.62408302.250
STB 556332402.8740.77205.324
Rival-9311902.7909.14505.264

S-Tier Weapons have a reputation that is second to none in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. These weapons come very close to the overall performance of the top-tier guns in the game. Weapons like FTAC Siege, FSS Hurricane and Longbow cater to various playstyles and shred targets. 

The guns in this tier could outclass the top tier if you slot in the perfect attachments and make the best-class setups in COD MW3. Prioritizing damage should always be the focus, but not at the cost of recoil or range. Strike a perfect balance, and S-Tier guns will dominate in PvP matches. 

A-Tier Weapons

A-Tier best weapons in COD MW3
Weapon NameDamageADS (ms)ReloadRate of FireVelocitySTKTTK
Chimera372502.68004205.300
Fennec 452720031090.93006.275
Basilisk1571503.7299.63751.000
Holger 26462602.8588.26904.306
Kastov 545352402.6652.26805.368
FR 5.56432602.8184.66804.325
Lockwood Mk21322504.3139.56902.430
Lachmann Shroud362593.4229280.55.349
M16452902.6198.77204.302
M13C352472.67503905.320
MCPR-3002506004.354.58601.000
MCW 6.8662712.5315.81016.43.380
Riveter282902.84003806.300
MX Guardian313503428.63205.000
Sidewinder602652.83755403.320
SP-X 80240521361.28601.000
Striker 9352052.6857.15405.280
TR-76 Geist402803.2638.37204.282
Tempus Razorback302202.8833.37205.288
TAQ-56332502.66257205.384
TYR1562104.6260.33101.000
WSP Swarm301752.71090.94505.220
Vaznev 9K322103.5779.25405.308
WSP-9462402.8599.55404.300

A-tier weapons are not the absolute best Call of Duty Modern Warfare, but these are not the worst either. Guns like Chimera, Fennec 45, and Basilisk were hard to rank for me, but after careful testing, I had to list these in the A-tier. These weapons are so good that if you are a good aim, you can see them holding their place in the S-tier. 

There is a little learning curve involved when it comes to handling or mastering A-tier weapons. You need to be aware of which gun is best for close, mid and long-range engagements and learn how to use each weapon best. If you own this, then you could potentially destroy opponents running with higher-tier guns by using A-tier weapons in MW3.

B-Tier Weapons

9mm Daemon is the best pistol in COD MW3
Weapon NameDamageADS (ms)ReloadRate of FireVelocitySTKTTK
9mm Daemon442002.4461.53754.390
BAS-P302102.8869.65405.276
556 Icarus343507.7779.28405.308
DM56652352.3428.67003.280
Bruen Mk9354505.8759.18105.316
Carrack .3001145354187.58602.320
Crossbow1203503.354.511021.101
Bryson 8001103655.4164.43202.000
ISO 45332102.6895.55405.268
Haymaker523402.82503203.000
KATT-AMR2167604.841.46601.000
KV Inhibitor2105403.3130.48201.000
ISO 9mm282202.610005406.300
MTZ-762492803.1540.57904.333
KVD Enforcer842403.1230.88002.260
Rapp H324207.48008405.300
Sakin MG38414307.8651.98404.276
PDSW 528302403.2909.16805.264
SP-R 208180340361.28301.000
VEL 46302162.3952.45405.252
DG-58 LSW333703.6705.98805.340
Victus XMR1996253.352.28601.000

The B-tier guns in COD MW3 are a mixed bag of performance. They either have good damage, range, rate of fire, or reload speed, and these weapons do not excel in more than one factor. You can always make a build centred around guns like BAS-P, 556 Icarus, and Crossbow to shred players in PvP, but if you do the same with the higher-tier weapons in MW3, chances of success are much higher than B-tier guns. 

C-Tier Weapons

Expedite 12 is one of the best shotguns in COD MW3
Weapon NameDamageADS (ms)ReloadRate of FireVelocitySTKTTK
Bryson 8901203203.31503202.000
Expedite 121202908.3127.13202.000
HCR 56333904.4740.78405.324
Cronen Squall372853.2673.77905.356
FTAC Recon582702.65005903.240
LA-B 330247602361.28601.000
Lachmann-762482633.7521.74746.54.345
Lockwood 680823505.41503202.000
Minibak392752.4652.23004.276
LM-S702702.6333.38303.360
MX9372202.7740.73005.324
S0-14513023545.57903.220
RPK4241056006904.300
Signal 502666805111.16601.000
TAQ-M982902.62408302.250
WSP Stinger24170210002507.360
TAQ-V382902.6571.47604.315
Tempus Torrent552902.7315.88603.380

C-tier weapons in COD MW3 are underwhelming in terms of overall damage, STK and TTK factors. They require combat mastery and good control over your controller or mouse for aiming and slotting in the perfect attachments. There are too many factors to go with when playing the C-tier weapons in the game. I do not recommend picking these guns, not even if you come from COD MW2

D-Tier Weapons

D-tier guns in COD MW3
Weapon NameDamageADS (ms)ReloadRate of FireVelocitySTKTTK
COR-45661502.14003753.300
.50 GS1232102.2166.74702.360
P890671502.1285.72503.420
GS Magna542102.2487.84703.246
EBR-14722552.4285.78303.420
X13 Auto271502.1923.13756.325
X12501502.1363.63753.330
SA-B 50138270371.47202.840

The D-tier COD MW3 weapons are the least-performing guns in the game right now. The best case use is that you keep these armaments as a finisher weapon, just in case your primary weapon mag runs out, so you switch to D-tier weapons and land a killing blow.

Using D-tier guns in MW3 as the go-to weapon will only get you killed frequently!

COD MW3 Weapons Tier List Criteria

The way I have curated this tier list is based on a number of factors that include:

  • Weapon damage
  • ADS (ms)
  • Reload speed
  • Rate of fire
  • Velocity
  • STK (shots to kill)
  • TTK (time to kill)

That is everything I had to discuss about the COD MW3 Weapons Tier List. Before you go, I recommend skim-reading how to get Cyphered Tablet, best LMG, and infinite money glitch guides. 

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