Modern Warfare 3 best Armory Unlocks order: Perks, Killstreaks, guns, more

Luca Di Marzo
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Modern Warfare 3 players can use the Armory Unlock system to complete challenges and unlock various guns, Killstreaks, Perks, and more in the game. To clear up some confusion concerning the new feature, here are the best Armory Unlocks in MW3 that you should get first.

Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer features a mix of returning classics like the iconic maps from 2009’s MW2 and new improvements like the overhauled Perk system. The Perk changes are not the only new mechanic in MW3, as the devs also implemented the Armory Unlock system.

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While MW3 players can unlock items by ranking up from Level 1 to Level 55, the Armory Unlock system brings another unlock method. This new feature gives players more control over the unlock order of certain items as you can choose which Perks, weapons, Equipment, Killstreaks, and more to go after first.

As you complete daily challenges and try to rack up wins, here are the best Armory Unlocks you should get first in Modern Warfare 3.

MW3: Best Armory Unlocks to get first

The best Armory Unlocks to get first in MW3 include some of the game’s most powerful Perks, guns, and Killstreaks. We haven’t ranked them, but the following Armory Unlocks should be near the top of your priority list when it comes to the order you should follow.

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  • Covert Sneakers
  • Ghost T/V Camo
  • Rival-9 SMG
  • DG-58 Assault Rifle
  • Trophy System
  • Gunship
  • Assault Gloves
  • Semtex
  • Flash Grenade
  • WSP-9 SMG
  • Snapshot Grenade
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Modern Warfare 3 overhauled the Perk system.

We recommend prioritizing the items from the above list in order of what suits your playstyle the most. If you’re aiming to play a ton of Search and Destroy, then the Covert Sneakers are a no-brainer. Meanwhile, the Trophy System is key for those who enjoy the Hardpoint game mode in MW3.

If you’re looking for new ways to inflict pain on your enemies and pile on the hurt, unlocking top-tier Killstreaks like the Gunship is a great idea. Some players may be looking to move away from the standard Frag Grenade and Stun Grenade Equipment combo, and mixing in a Semtex and Flash Grenade is a great place to start.

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Don’t forget about the DG-58, Rival-9, and WSP-9, as these weapons are respectively considered three of the best Assault Rifles and SMGs in MW3. Unlocking them early through the Armory Unlock system will allow you to level them up as fast as possible.

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Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.