Best Striker 9 loadout for Modern Warfare 3 Season 4

Nathan Warby
Striker 9 with MW3 logo

Modern Warfare 3’s Striker 9 is a meta SMG option in multiplayer thanks to its excellent damage range. Here’s the best Striker 9 loadout in MW3 Season 4, including all the attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Modern Warfare 3’s SMG category is stacked with fantastic options, and the Striker 9 is a perfect choice if you like a bit of extra damage range and mobility. Especially on the game’s smaller maps, this Submachine Gun blows is a meta option, competing at distances usually reserved for Assault Rifles.

Here’s the best Striker 9 loadout in Modern Warfare 3 Season 4.

Best MW3 Striker 9 loadout attachments

  • Barrel: Striker Elite Long Barrel
  • Muzzle: ZEHMN35 Compensated Flash Hider
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
  • Stock: Striker Factory 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.

The Striker 9 features the unique combination of being a high-mobility weapon with exceptional damage range for an SMG. The Striker Elite Long Barrel has saved my life plenty of times when trying to take down enemies outside the standard range for an SMG in MW3.

Next, the ZEHMN35 Compensated Flash Hider and Sakin ZX Grip will drastically improve recoil and the overall accuracy of the weapon, so you can stay on target, especially at longer distances.

Then, we’ve got the Striker Factory Stock and DR-6 Handstop, to improve the Striker 9’s mobility, ADS speed, and sprint-to-fire speed. Alternatively, you can run the XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop as the Underbarrel attachment if the weapon is proving difficult to tame.

Best Striker 9 loadout attachments in MW3
The Striker 9 is a great flex weapon that can prove deadly in mid-range fights.

Best MW3 Striker 9 loadout Perks & Equipment

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

When it comes to Perks 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.

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, the Semtex is perfect for earning quick kills or clearing rooms, while the Stun Grenade allows you to throw your opponents off by disorienting them and catching them off guard.

Last up is the Trophy System Field Upgrade, which will keep you safe from pesky enemy Equipment like Frag Grenades and Thermites.

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.

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

Best Striker 9 alternatives in MW3

If you’re looking for another deadly SMG in MW3, the standard Striker is also a top option, as it’ll feel incredibly similar to the Striker 9. The WSP Swarm is another strong choice if you want something with a faster fire rate.

To round out your setup, make sure you’re covered at all ranges by picking a meta Sniper Rifle or LMG to pair with Striker-9 in MW3, along with the ideal audio settings.