Best MCW loadout for Modern Warfare 3

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Inspired by the iconic ACR, the MCW has been established as one of the most favored Assault Rifles among players. Here’s the best MCW loadout in MW3, including all attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Modern Warfare 3 is fully underway with players enjoying plenty of new features and weapons, and as the Season 1 update approaches, everyone is looking to figure out the best guns.

However, the MCW, a familiar Assault Rifle for veteran players has emerged as a dominant pick in the game’s meta. The MCW is a versatile yet easy-to-use gun in MW3, allowing players to take down enemies at long ranges.

With that said, here’s the best MCW loadout for the Modern Warfare 3.

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The MCW resembles the iconic ACR.

Best Modern Warfare 3 MCW loadout attachments

  • Barrel: Second Line Mammoth Heavy
  • Optic: Mk. 3 Reflector
  • Stock: MCW Lancer Tactical Stock
  • Grip: RB Talon-X3 Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag

The MCW is an extremely reliable weapon that has very little recoil to deal with. Since it’s such a great all-rounder, we’ve gone with attachments that will enhance the best MCW loadout in MW3, by providing a variety of buffs.

The 40 Round Mag is imperative in the MW3 given the increase in health. Magazine attachments will be commonplace in MW3. While the weapon doesn’t have an aggressive recoil pattern, the RB Talon X-3 Grip will tame it further.

Then, the Mk. 3 Reflector will allow you to stay on target by utilizing the clean Optic. For a little extra mobility, we’ve opted for the MCW Lancer Tactical Stock, while the Second Line Mammoth Heavy Barrel brings the loadout together by increasing damage range.

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Best Modern Warfare MCW loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Vest: Infantry
  • Gloves: Scavenger
  • Gear: EOD Padding
  • Boots: Covert
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

When creating your MCW loadout in MW3, you’ll want to start by picking a Vest, and we think Infantry‘s buff to the Tactical Sprint mechanic is a great addition. Then, you’ll want to opt for the Scavenger Gloves to resupply ammo during long periods of play as you string kills together.

Next, the EOD Padding will increase your resistance to explosives and fire, increasing your survivability. Covert rounds out the ideal Perk and Gear combination as they’ll keep your footsteps quiet.

The Frag Grenade and Stun Grenade is a tried-and-true combination, allowing you to quickly dispatch enemies in buildings and surprise them by stunning them with the grenade. To round things out, the Trophy System will be a huge help when playing objective-based game modes like Hardpoint or Domination.

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When it comes to Equipment in MW3, the Flash Grenade remains a strong option.

How to unlock MCW in Modern Warfare 3

MW3 players can unlock the MCW Assault Rifle by reaching Level 44. This means you’ll have to grind the game and earn a lot of XP before you can equip yourself with MCW.

Best MCW alternatives in Modern Warfare 3

If the MCW isn’t cutting it for you in Modern Warfare 3, we recommend switching to the Holger 556, another powerful AR that boasts an amazing rate of fire and low recoil. Also, the DG-58 is a great alternative with outstanding damage values.

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