Best Riveter loadout for Modern Warfare 3

Luca Di Marzo
Riveter Shotgun MW3

Morden Warfare 3 continues the legacy of MW2 and features a huge roster of weapons and if you are looking to try a powerful Shotgun, the Riveter is a great place to start. Here’s the best Riveter Shotgun loadout for the Modern Warfare 3.

After a limited open beta, Modern Warfare 3 is finally here with plenty of new features as well as weapons along with classic maps influenced by Modern Warfare 2009.

However, when it comes to the new arsenal of weapons in MW3, there are also several similarities to the classical MW2 title. While it doesn’t exactly look the same, players have pointed out that the Riveter Shotgun is inspired by the classic fully-automatic AA-12.

To fully optimize this deadly Shotgun, check out the best Riveter loadout for Modern Warfare 3.

Best Modern Warfare 3 Riveter loadout attachments

  • Barrel: Pneumatic Integrated Suppressor
  • Stock: DAV15 Light Tactical Stock
  • Rear Grip: Xten Grip
  • Magazine: 30 Round Mag
  • Ammunition: 410 Gauge Ball

The Pneumatic Integrated Suppressor is an integral part of the best Riveter loadout for Modern Warfare 3 as it keeps you off the minimap when firing and also increases bullet velocity and damage range.

In order to get you moving around the map as quickly as possible, we’ve opted for the DAV 15 Light Tactical Stock and Xten Grip, which combine to boost sprint-to-fire speed and improve your hip fire bullet spread.

Next, the 30 Round Mag will keep you locked and loaded with enough bullets to spam this fully-automatic Shotgun, making it reminiscent of the classic AA-12. While the 410 Gauge Ball attachment crucially buffs damage range, recoil control, and hip fire accuracy.

MW3 weapon room
The Riveter is a great gun to have on smaller maps.

Best Modern Warfare 3 Riveter loadout Perks & equipment

  • Vest: Infantry
  • Gloves: Commando
  • Boots: Covert
  • Gear: Ghost T/V Camo
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Heartbeat Sensor

The best Riveter Shotgun loadout in Modern Warfare 3 is all about stealth and speed. Therefore, we’re kicking things off with the Infantry Vest, for its buff to Tac Sprint.

Then, the Covert Boots and Ghost T/V Camo will combine to keep your footsteps quiet and keep you off enemy UAVs when on the move. This will enable you to sneak up behind enemies, utilizing the Riveter at its most effective range.

The Semtex and Flash Grenade will allow you to inch your way closer to enemies while they’re disoriented. Meanwhile, the A.C.S. Field Upgrade is perfect for capturing points while you remain nearby, ready to ambush unsuspecting players.

How to unlock Riveter in Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3 players can unlock the Riveter Shotgun by reaching Level 25. Then to get it, you need to set it as a target in your Daily Challenges and complete those tasks.

Best Riveter alternatives in Modern Warfare 3

Lockwood 300 is a great alternative for the Riveter Shotgun in Modern Warfare 3. However, if you’re looking to depart from the Shotgun category, you can always check out the dominant MCW, or the KV-Inhibitor Sniper Rifle.

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