Best MCW loadout for Warzone Season 3 Reloaded

Liam Mackay
MCW Assault Rifle in Warzone

Here’s Warzone’s best MCW loadout, including all the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to equip to dominate with the unique weapon in Season 3 Reloaded.

The top meta weapons in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded have shifted drastically after buffs and nerfs arrived, but the MCW continues to be a popular choice. Surprisingly the MCW can be used as both a meta close-range weapon and top-tier long-range weapon, and we’ve got both loadouts for you.

Here’s the best MCW loadout in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded.

Best long-range MCW loadout attachments in Warzone

JAK Glassless Optic Warzone Season 2 Aftermarket Part
You can’t go wrong with the precision from Warzone’s JAK Glassless Optic.
  • Muzzle: ZEHMN35 Compensated Flash Hider
  • Barrel: 16.5″ MCW Cyclone Long Barrel
  • Optic: JAK Glassless
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Drum

To build the best MCW Warzone loadout, we kick things off with the ZEHMN35 Compensated Flash Hider which boosts the recoil control for the AR. Then, the JAK Glassless is my top Optic choice, but feel free to swap it for the Optic attachment you’re most comfortable with.

With the long-range MCW loadout, we want to focus on boosting accuracy and range. The 16.5″ MCW Cyclone Long Barrel and Bruen Heavy Support Grip bring incredibly valuable buffs to range and recoil control.

To wrap things up, the 60 Round Drum is the best choice for players tackling Trios or Quads playlists. If you tend to play Solos or Duos frequently, we suggest using the 40 Round Mag instead.

Warzone: Best close-range MCW loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: ZEHMN35 Compensated Flash Hider
  • Barrel: Second Line Mammoth Heavy Barrel
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Conversion Kit: JAK Raven Kit

The best close-range MCW loadout in Warzone is a devastating option on Rebirth Island. The Assault Rifle had its damage buffed significantly in the Season 3 Reloaded update. Thanks to the JAK Raven Kit, the weapon hits like a truck with boosts to mobility, handling, rate of fire, and close-range damage.

The Second Line Mammoth Heavy Barrel will boost the weapon’s bullet velocity, range, aim walking speed, and steadiness. The ZEHMN35 Compensated Flash Hider will help keep the MCW under control, which is important even when using it as a close-range weapon.

JAK Raven Kit MW3 Warzone
The JAK Raven Kit transforms the MCW into an SMG.

The 40 Round Mag is the ideal Magazine choice, giving you extra ammo and making sure the weapon remains light and mobile. Then, the DR-6 Handstop rounds out the loadout with buffs to ADS and sprint to fire speed.

If you’re comfortable with losing some bullet velocity and range, we recommend using the RB Rapidstrike Grip instead of the Second Line Mammoth Heavy Barrel. This will make the weapon even faster, allowing you to quickly dispatch enemies with ease.

Best Warzone MCW loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 3: Tempered
  • Perk 4: High Alert
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Smoke Grenade

For starters, Double Time will allow you to travel across Warzone’s maps faster, then Sleight of Hand will speed up your reload time. If you’re using the close-range MCW loadout on Rebirth Island, you’ll want to opt for Mountaineer instead of Double Time.

Meanwhile, Tempered will allow you to reach full health faster, by only needing two plates instead of three. High Alert rounds out the Perk selection, allowing you to snap onto any enemies that may be lurking.

For Equipment, the Semtex is a reliable grenade you can use to damage enemies inside buildings and behind cover, and the Smoke Grenade Tactical can help you make a quick escape.

How to unlock MCW in Warzone

Players must reach Level 44 to unlock the MCW Assault Rifle in Warzone. This shouldn’t take long, but check out the fastest ways to level up to get there faster.

Best MCW alternatives in Warzone

The RAM-7 is a powerful alternative to the MCW in Warzone that could be a great Sniper support option. If you’d like something similar to the MCW, then the SVA 545 is another steady weapon in Season 3 Reloaded.

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