Best XRK Stalker loadout for Modern Warfare 3 Season 3

Nathan Warby
XRK Stalker with MW3 logo

The XRK Stalker is a meta Sniper Rifles in MW3, so here’s the best loadout to run Season 3, complete with the ideal attachments, Perks, Equipment, and more.

The XRK Stalker has remained one of the best Sniper Rifles in MW3 since its release at the start of Season 1 and has maintained its popularity ever since. If you prefer to pick off enemies from a distance, there aren’t many better options in the game, despite the recent introduction of the MORS from Advanced Warfare.

Here’s the best XRK Stalker loadout in Modern Warfare Season 3, complete with the meta attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Best MW3 XRK Stalker loadout attachments

Screenshot of best XRK Stalker loadout in MW3
  • Muzzle: Sonic Suppressor XL
  • Barrel: Fission 60 Barrel
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Bolt: XRK Stalker Light Bolt
  • Rear Grip: FT Match Grip

To kick off the best XRK Stalker loadout in Modern Warfare 3, we’ve gone for the Sonic Suppressor XL and Fission 60 Barrel to keep the Sniper’s shots hidden from the radar and buff its already impressive range and velocity to make a monster on larger maps.

The Stalker packs a punch, but it’s one of the slower long-range options in MW3, so we’ve picked the FT Match Grip and No Stock options. These drastically improve the ADS and sprint-to-fire speeds to make it far more mobile.

Finally, the XRK Stalker Light Bolt will make rechambering much faster, decreasing the time between shots to allow you to quickly follow up with a second hit.

After giving this build a go in-game, we found that it strikes a nice balance between making the XRK Stalker feel more lightweight to use, while still retaining all of its power.

Best MW3 XRK Stalker loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Vest: Gunner
  • Gloves: Quick Grip
  • Gear: Ghost T/V Camo
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

To create the best XRK Stalker loadout in Modern Warfare 3, you’ll need the best Perks, and we recommend starting with the Gunner Vest. This lets you pair the Sniper Rifle with another primary weapon to cover you at close range, such as the Rival-9 SMG.

Then, the Quick Grip Gloves allows you to switch between both weapons quickly, ensuring you’re never caught with the wrong gun for the job. Ghost T/V Camo is also a must-have, keeping you hidden from enemy UAVs so you can play stealthily.

When it comes to Equipment, the Semtex is a perfect way to quickly clear out a room full of enemies, while Flash Grenades can help you make a quick escape. Finally, Trophy Systems will block incoming explosives, protecting your Sniper’s nest while you focus on picking off the other team.

XRK Stalker Sniper Rifle Warzone
The XRK Stalker Sniper Rifle arrived with the Season 1 update.

How to unlock XRK Stalker in MW3

You can unlock the XRK Stalker in Modern Warfare 3 through the Armory Unlock system. You’ll need to complete three Daily Challenges or win three matches to contribute to the XRK Stalker Armory Unlock requirements.

Previously, the XRK Stalker was available in Sector A4 of the Season 1 Battle Pass.

Best XRK Stalker alternatives in MW3

If you want to switch to a different Sniper Rifle in Modern Warfare 3, the Longbow is another reliable option that’s great for running around on smaller maps. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something with more bite, the KATT-AMR is slow but deadly at long range.

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