Best BAL-27 loadout for MW3 Season 4

Nathan Warby
BAL-27 with MW3 logo

The BAL-27 from Advanced Warfare returns in MW3 Season 4 and it’s already emerging as one of the best Assault Rifles in the game. Here are all the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to build the best BAL-27 loadout in MW3.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 4 is in full swing, and if you’re looking for a fast-firing Assault Rifle to dominate lobbies with, look no further than the iconic Advanced Warfare BAL-27.

Before you try it out for yourself, here’s the best BAL-27 loadout in MW3, complete attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Best MW3 BAL-27 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: ZEHMN35 Compensated Flash Hider
  • Barrel: Crown-H3 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Stock: RB Regal Heavy Stock
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

The best BAL-27 loadout in MW3 doubles down on its short-range capabilities while making it more effective in more mid to long-range encounters. Kicking things off is the ZEHMN35 Compensated Flash Hider reduces the Assault Rifle’s recoil to make it far more accurate over distance.

Then, the Crown-H3 Barrel makes up for the range and bullet velocity lost by the Muzzle, to ensure the first few slower shots hit their intended target. The Sandbar Heavy Stock is also an ideal choice, as it improves the stability even once the fire rate speeds up.

When it comes to close range, the DR-6 Handstop is a must-use as it buffs the ADS and sprint-to-fire speeds, ensuring you always get the first shot in. Finally, the 60 Round Mag means you can deal with multiple enemies before having to reload.

With this build, I found that BAL-27 struck the perfect balance between melting players in close-quarters fights, while still being accurate enough to compete on larger maps. The iron sights are nice and clean, but you could also swap the Stock for the JAK Glassless Optic if you wanted even more recoil control.

screenshot of best BAL-27 loadout attachments in MW3
The BAL-27 is an amazing option to cover all ranges in MW3.

Best MW3 BAL-27 loadout Perks & Equipment

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

The best BAL-27 loadout in MW3 is nothing without the right Perks, so we recommend starting with the Ninja Vest to hide your footsteps. Then, Commando Gloves let you reload while sprinting, which is essential given the AR’s rapid fire rate.

This weapon thrives at close range, so Lightweight Boots will allow you to move around the map quickly to get the drop on enemies. Finally, Ghost T/V Camo will keep you hidden from UAVs so you don’t have to worry about your location being revealed.

Equipment-wise, Semtex are ideal for scoring quick kills or clearing objectives, while Stun Grenades disorientate other players before you pick them off. Field Upgrades can vary depending on the mode, but a Trophy System is always handy for blocking incoming explosives.

How to unlock BAL-27 in MW3

MW3 players can unlock the BAL-27 by completing five Daily Challenges or getting wins via the Armory Unlock system.

Make sure you activate the BAL-27 in Armory Unlocks before completing challenges to ensure you’re progressing it’s unlock challenge.

Best BAL-27 alternatives in MW3

If the BAL-27 isn’t working for you in MW3, the MCW is a reliable Assault Rifle that has dominated the game since launch. If you’re looking for something more close-range, the fire rate of the BP50 is hard to beat.

You’ll want to stay fast on your feet with the BAL-27, so check out our guide on how to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 3 and the best FOV settings to ensure your best performance.