Best DM56 loadout for Modern Warfare 3

Max Candelarezi
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Marksman Rifles like the DM56 can be a great Sniper alternative, boasting great mobility and damage, so if you’re looking to significantly improve your performance, here’s the best DM56 loadout, including all attachments, Perks, and Equipements in MW3.

Modern Warfare 3 brings players a lot of content and changes in comparison to its predecessor. From the modernized roster of maps to brand-new features like the Tac-Stance and the Perk system to other returning ones like slide canceling and more.

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Further, players have a new array of weapons available to use and unlock. Despite not being the most popular gun category, the Marksman Rifles, such as the DM56, boast low recoil and great damage, making them a highly popular choice for mid to long ranges.

So, here’s the best DM56 loadout for Modern Warfare 3, including all the attachments, Perks, Equipment, and more.

Best MW3 DM56 loadout attachments

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The DM56 Marksman Rifle is great for mid to long ranges.
  • Barrel: Prime Lord Heavy Barrel
  • Optic: Slimline Pro
  • Ammunition: 5.56 NATO High Grain Rounds
  • Underbarrel: XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop
  • Stock: Holger Recoil Pad

To kick off the best Modern Warfare 3 DM56 loadout, we picked the Prime Lord Heavy Barrel, which improves the gun’s bullet velocity and range, and combined with the 5.56 NATO High Grain Rounds Ammunition, it will further boost both stats.

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Then, we chose the XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop Underbarrel to enhance the ADS and sprint-to-fire speeds, alongside boosting the vertical recoil and gun kick control. The Holger Recoil Pad Stock will also help enhance the recoil and gun kick control.

Finally, the Slimline Pro Optic will allow you to easily spot enemies at mid to long ranges in large maps like Estate or Wasteland.

Best MW3 DM56 loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Vest: Infantry
  • Gloves: Marksman
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: EOD Padding
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Comm Scrambler

Regarding the Perks in MW3, we’ve opted for the Infantry Vest, boosting your Tac Sprint by decreasing its cooldown and increasing its duration.

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The Marksman Gloves will diminish sway and flinch when aiming down sights. Then, we’ve selected the Stalker Boots to enhance strafe and ADS movement speed. The EOD Padding will grant you defense against explosives.

In terms of Equipment, the Semtex is ideal for cleaning buildings, combined with the Flash Grenade to disorient enemies and kill them easily. Finally, the Comm Scrambler will disable comms with intel within its radius and prevent enemies from activating their killstreaks.

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How to unlock DM56 in MW3

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The Armory Unlock system allows players to pick specific content they want to unlock in MW3.

To unlock the DM56 Marksman Rifle in MW3, you’ll have to reach Level 25, activate the Armory Unlock Challenge, and then complete three Daily or Bonus challenges.

Keep in mind that once you complete the three Daily Challenges, the Bonus Challenge will become available, and every match you win will count as a point towards the progress.

Best DM56 alternatives in MW3

If the DM56 isn’t working for you in MW3, be sure to check out the MTZ Interceptor which boasts great damage and bullet velocity.

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Also, the popular MCW Marksman Rifle variant, the MCW 6.8, is another alternative that has impressive damage and minimal recoil.

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Max is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel, primarily covering Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides for other games. He enjoys playing all type of genres and styles of games. You can contact Max by email at [email protected].