Best Striker 9 loadout for Modern Warfare 3

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Modern Warfare 3 puts more focus on mobility than last year’s game and the Striker 9 is the ideal SMG to make the most of the faster movement. Here’s the best Striker 9 loadout in MW3, complete with attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Modern Warfare 3 launched with 37 brand-new weapons to try out, from all-round Assault Rifles to long-range Sniper Rifles. But with iconic smaller maps like Rust and Scapyard making a comeback, it always pays to keep an SMG class handy.

The SMG category is stacked with great options, including plenty of old favorites from MW2 (2022), and the Striker 9 is the perfect choice if you like to dart around the map.

Here’s the best Striker 9 loadout in Modern Warfare 3.

Best MW3 Striker 9 loadout attachments

  • Barrel: Striker Elite Long Barrel
  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor S
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
  • Stock: RB Crotalus Assault Stock

We kick off the best Striker 9 loadout in Modern Warfare 3 with Striker Elite Long Barrel, an attachment that will improve the weapon’s bullet velocity and damage range, while even providing some recoil control. Next is the Shadowstrike Suppressor S, which keeps your shots hidden on the radar at no detriment.

Then we have the Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip, drastically aiding gun kick control, vertical recoil, and overall accuracy of the weapon to make sure you stay on target, especially at longer ranges.

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We’ve then gone for the Sakin ZX Grip, which offers more recoil control and overall stability. This then pairs extremely well with the RB Crotalus Assault Stock, as this also provides firing aim stability and gun kick control, while also increasing the aim down sight speed.

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The Striker 9 is ideal for close-range fights.

Best MW3 Striker 9 loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Vest: Infantry
  • Gloves: Commando
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: Ghost T/V Camo
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Battle Rage
  • Field Upgrade: A.C.S

When it comes to Pekrs to use with the best MW3 Striker 9 loadout, the Infantry Vest is ideal as it boosts your Tactical Sprint to make you even more mobile. Then, Commando Gloves let you reload while sprinting so you’re always ready for the next fight.

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Next up, Covert Sneakers mask your Operator’s footsteps, making it much easier to get the drop on enemies. Ghost T/V Camo is also a must-have, keeping you hidden from UAVs while you sneak around the map.

Equipment-wise, Semtex are perfect for earning quick kills or clearing rooms, while Battle Rage offers a health boost before running into hotly-contested areas.

Last up is the A.C.S Field Upgrade, which captures objectives for you while you dart off to rack up kills.

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The Striker 9 has more mobility than the regular Striker.

How to unlock Striker 9 in MW3

The Striker 9 is an Armory Unlock in Modern Warfare 3, meaning players can’t earn it until they reach Level 25. Once they hit the required Rank, simply activate the Striker 9 objective and complete three Daily Objectives.

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Don’t worry if you’ve already ticked off every daily task in MW3, as once the final one is complete, each win also counts towards the challenge.

Best Striker 9 alternatives in MW3

If you’re looking for another deadly SMG in MW3, the regular Striker is also a top option, as it swaps a little mobility for added accuracy. The WSP Swarm is also strong at close range if you want something with a rapid-fire rate.

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