Best Longbow loadout for Modern Warfare 3

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The Longbow is one of the best Sniper Rifles in MW3, ideal for players looking to quick-scope and play aggressively. Whether you want to style on your opponents or pick them off from a distance, the best Longbow loadout in Modern Warfare 3 will enable you to be versatile.

Modern Warfare 3 brought plenty of unique weapons and most of them are dominating the meta before heading into Season 1. While Assault Rifles and SMGs have remained the most popular primary weapon choices, the Sniper Rifles are also viable options in MW3.

The Longbow is a lightweight sniper, unlike the hard-hitting KATT-AMR, that allows you to take out enemies from long ranges as well as play aggressively while quick scoping. This lethal rifle can easily drop enemies with a well-placed headshot, especially on more expansive maps like Estate and Wasteland.

With that said, here’s the best Longbow loadout in MW3.

Best MW3 Longbow loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: HMRES Mod Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tac-Brute Suppressed Barrel
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Bolt: SA-M Quickbolt
  • Magazine: 10 Round Mag

We begin the best Longbow loadout in Modern Warfare 3 with the HMRES Mode Suppressor and Tac-Brute Suppressed Barrel, both of which keep shots obscured while buffing the bullet velocity along with ADS and sprint-to-fire speeds.

The No Stock offers a huge increase in sprint-to-fire speed and also increases mobility, while the SA-M Quickbolt speeds up the time between bullets, allowing you to follow up quickly with a killer blow.

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Finally, 10 Round Mags swap a small amount of ammo capacity for added speed, helping the Longbow compete with faster long-range weapons.

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The Longbow is one of the best long-range options in MW3.

Best MW3 Longbow Perks & Equipment

  • Vest: Infantry
  • Gloves: Commando
  • Boots: Stalker Boots
  • Gear: Tac Mask
  • Lethal: Breacher Drone
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Equipment: Trophy System

When it comes to Perks in the best Modern Warfare 3 Longbow loadout, we recommend you start with the Infantry Vest for slicker movement around the map. Next are Commando Gloves, allowing you to reload while sprinting so you move to a new position while keeping your ammo topped up.

Stalker Boots are essential to the build, drastically buffing the Sniper’s ADS and strafe speed to make the Longbow ideal for quickscoping too. Finally, the Tac Mask reduces the effects of enemy Flash Grenades, ensuring you can still your shot.

Equipment-wise, Breacher Drones can quickly clear a room with minimal effort, while Flash Grenades blind opponents before you pick them off.

How to unlock Longbow in Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3 players can unlock the Longbow by reaching Level 4, the same level that custom loadouts are also unlocked.

This shouldn’t take you too long in multiplayer, but you could also use a Double XP Token to speed up the process.

Best Longbow alternatives in Modern Warfare 3

If the Longbow isn’t cutting it for you in MW3, consider switching to the faster and more mobile KV Inhibitor. On the other hand, you could go for the BAS-B Battle Rifle, which has plenty of range but still uses a fully automatic fire rate.

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