Best AMR9 loadout in MW3 – our top attachments, class build, and perks

Best AMR9 loadout in MW3 – our top attachments, class build, and perks
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If you’re looking for the best AMR9 loadout in Modern Warfare 3, then you’re in the right place. Submachine guns are an essential part of any player’s arsenal, and the AMR9 brings the category’s flexibility and high fire rate in tow. Now that MW3 is out, we’ve got the best loadout for the AMR9.

Check out some of our other MW3 weapon guides, such as our best Striker loadout guide and our best Rival 9 loadout guide. Note that players returning from MW2 (2022) will also see their weapon XP carry over. Our Modern Warfare 3 review gives you a good idea of what to expect. With that said, here’s the best AMR9 loadout in MW3. Watch out for the MW3 Season 1 start time as well.

An image of the AMR9 in the selection menu in MW3. Image captured by VideoGamer.
An image of the AMR9 in the selection menu in MW3. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best AMR9 loadout and attachments in MW3

  • Barrel: Rival-38E Fire Starter
  • Muzzle: VP27 Mini Brake
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip
  • Stock: Hellhound Carbine Stock
  • Optic: MK. 23 Reflector
  • Underbarrel: Chewk Angled Grip
  • Ammunition: 9mm High Grain

For our attachments on the AMR9, we’re going to start with the Rival-38E Fire Starter to ensure maximum damage. As a gun primarily focused on run-and-gun tactics, speed is the name of the game here. Consider a suppressor only if you prefer moving around the map undetected.

The VP27 Mini Brake muzzle, Phantom Grip, and Hellhound Carbine Stock all work together to ensure that recoil doesn’t get out of hand. Pair this with the Chewk Angled Grip for even better control. This ensures that the AMR9 remains accurate against close and mid-range targets. Recoil control is an essential part of any AMR9 loadout in MW3.

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The AMR9’s recoil can be a menace in MW3

Use the right attachments to minimize recoil. Until then, you’ll have to ensure that you don’t spray and pray too often.

A screenshot of the AMR9 in use in MW3. Image captured by VideoGamer.
A screenshot of the AMR9 in use in MW3. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Next, we’ll definitely want a 50-round magazine. This gun shreds ammunition and fires really fast. With the increased player health, having more rounds at your disposal is absolutely necessary. As for the optic, the MK. 23 Reflector Optic is better than the bog-standard one. If you prefer another optic, feel free to swap this one out.

Best AMR9 perks and equipment in MW3

  • Vest: Infantry
  • Gloves: Quick Grip
  • Gear: EOD Padding
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Battle Rage
  • Field Upgrades: Munitions Box

For our Vest, we’re going to use the Infantry Vest, solely because mobility is key to any SMG player looking to move across terrain. That being said, we’re definitely going to want Quick Grips for faster weapon swapping, and EOD Padding for a bit of resilience against grenades. Sneaky Call of Duty players can consider boots like the Covert Sneakers in MW3.

A screenshot of the AMR9's scope in use in MW3. Image captured by VideoGamer.
A screenshot of the AMR9’s scope in use in MW3. Image captured by VideoGamer.

For our equipment, the standard choices of Semtex, Battle Rage, and Munitions Box are definitely the way to go. Battle Rage lets you spike your adrenaline to enhance your abilities in combat. Faster health regeneration is a great perk for someone who will be on the front lines. The Munitions Box will keep your gun fed and happy as you mow through enemy forces.

All AMR9 camo challenges in MW3

Racking up kills lets you work towards some exotic camos in the game. This is true for the AMR9 as well. Here are all the AMR9 multiplayer camo challenges and how to beat them in MW3:

  • Dart – Get 50 kills with the AMR9 at level 2.
  • Amaranth Sands – Get 25 hip-fire kills with the AMR9.
  • Microscopic – Get 10 kills while crouching or sliding with the AMR9.
  • Rainfall Glitch – Get 15 kills on operators affected by your tactical skill with the AMR9.
  • Gilded – After completing all base camo challenges, get 10 kills without the enemy harming you with the AMR9.
  • Forged – After 6 Gilded camo challenges with SMGs, get 10 kills after Aiming Down Sights with the AMR9.
  • Priceless – After 36 Forged camo challenges, get 10 kills outside the enemy’s line of sight with the AMR9.
  • Interstellar – Finish 36 Priceless camo challenges.

How to unlock the AMR9 in MW3

In order to unlock the AMR9, you’ll need to reach level 55 in the game. This will take a while to achieve so try playing with other weapons till then. Purchasing the Vault Edition is a quicker way to gain access to this weapon in MW3. Its excellent capabilities are how it managed to earn a spot in our best MW3 SMGs list.

Is the AMR9 worth using in MW3 multiplayer

The AMR9 is a solid pick as an SMG. Since some challenges specifically require you to use an SMG, you’re bound to try one of these weapons eventually. The only real downside to the AMR9 is its recoil. Understand how the gun works and you should be able to dispatch threats without a second thought. Since it’s an SMG, you can’t expect long-range engagements to go in your favor unless you use cover and ample smoke grenades from allies.

And that’s all that we have for you on the best AMR9 loadout. For more, check out our guide on the best KV INHIBITOR loadout as well as the Haunting event rewards to know what you’ll be getting. MW3 is out on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Learn when you can preload MW3 Season 1 as well.

Best AMR9 loadout MW3 FAQs

Is the AMR9 good?

The AMR9 is a fantastic SMG. It has a high damage output, and fires quite quickly, giving it a very fast time to kill.

What’s the best weapon to pair with the AMR9?

Since the AMR9 is an SMG, you’re probably going to want to pair this with an assault rifle like the MCW that handles longer-range fights. This pick makes for a good secondary weapon if you have the Overkill perk.

How to unlock the AMR9 in MW3?

You can unlock the AMR9 by reaching level 55 in Modern Warfare 3.