Best Striker Loadout, Attachments and Perks in MW3

Best Striker Loadout, Attachments and Perks in MW3
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Looking for the best Striker loadout in MW3? We’ve got you covered.

The Striker is a sleek and reliable SMG (submachine gun) that has often been referred to as a replica of the UMP-45 from previous Modern Warfare games and stands out as one of the top submachine guns in multiplayer. It excels in close-range combat, delivering headshots, and performs decently at longer distances. If you’re playing on PC, here’s our MW3 system requirements. And check out Season 2’s MW3 battle pass.

A screenshot of the striker in MW3.
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Best Striker loadout and attachments in MW3

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Stock: Lachmann MK2 Light Stock
  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
  • Laser: Sapphire-12 Laser

For the ideal Striker loadout in MW3, we recommend starting with the Monolithic Suppressor as it enhances your weapon’s performance, reduces coil, and increases damage range. Then we move on to the Lachmann MK2 Light Stock which improves your aim down sight (ADS) speed, allowing you to aim faster.  Swap out the underbarrel because these attachments are a better fit for what we’re going for.

Then we have the Striker Recon Long Barrel which enhances your weapon’s damage range, making it more effective at medium to long-range combats and also provides versatility to the Striker. As for the Sakin ZX Grip, it improves your weapon’s ADS speed, letting you react faster against enemies.

Lastly, we have the Sapphire-12 Laser that comes with improved hip-fire accuracy that’ll come in handy in close-range combats. While we’ve filled up all the slots with effective options, you can switch one of them to a Slate Reflector optic if the iron sights aren’t to your liking.

Best Striker perks and equipment in MW3

  • Tactical Equipment: Battle Rage
  • Lethal Equipment: Frag Grenade
  • Field Equipment: A.C.S 
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves 
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: Ghost T/V Camo
  • Vest: Infantry Vest

For the best perks and equipment, we kick things off with the Battle Rage which grants you a brief period to deal heavy damage, an increased movement speed as well as resistance to damage. Frag Grenades will help you inflict damage to nearby enemies and act as an effective way of taking out multiple enemies at once. Consider Semtex too if you prefer using them.

The A.C.S. is a field equipment that you can use to deploy a cover system and protect both yourself and your teammates from enemy fire especially when you need to hold down a position or create cover in open areas. Having access to three gear slots and three equipment slots helps you diversify your options, making the Infantry Vest our pick for this loadout.

As for the Quick-Grip Gloves, it increases your overall aim down sight (ADS) and reload speed. If you want to resupply ammo, consider the Scavenger Gloves instead. Commando Gloves let you reload while sprinting so sprint enthusiasts could opt for them. The Covert Sneakers reduce the noise your footstep makes and increase crouch movement speed while the Ghost T/V Camo hides you from UAVs, enemy radar, and even heartbeat sensors as you approach foes.

A screenshot featuring the best striker loadout in MW3 beta
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Best secondary weapon for the Striker in MW3

The Renetti handgun and the COR-45 are good options if you want to have a reliable secondary. But pick the Gunner Vest and you can have another primary weapon thanks to the overkill perk. In that case, consider a lethal long-range option like a sniper rifle or an assault rifle for mid-range encounters. The Longbow sniper rifle and the M4 Assault Rifle won’t let you down in MW3.

All Striker camos in MW3

Here’s a list of all the camos that you can earn for the Striker in MW3:

  • Ameerga – Get 50 kills
  • Topo Regal – Get 25 hipfire kills
  • Absorption – Get 10 kills while crouching or sliding
  • Viral Invasion – Get 15 kills on Operators affected by your tactical
  • Gilded – Get 10 kills without the enemy damaging you
  • Forged – Get 3 kills without dying 10 times
  • Priceless – Get 5 kills without dying 10 times
  • Interstellar – Complete 36 Priceless Camo Challenges
  • Nocuous – In Zombies, get 250 kills
  • Topo Blaze – In Zombies, get 30 Hellhound kills
  • Inner Demon – In Zombies, get 250 kills with the Striker at Rare or Higher Rarity
  • Living Tissue – In Zombies, get 250 kills with full attachments
  • Golden Enigma – In Zombies, get 100 kills and successfully extract
  • Zircon Scale – In Zombies, get 300 kills with the Striker while it’s Pack-A-Punched
  • Serpentinite – In Zombies, get 10 special or elite zombie kills
  • Borealis – Complete 36 Serpentinite Camo Challenges

How to unlock the Striker in MW3

You can unlock the Striker once you reach level 4 in MW3. Reaching level 4 will also see you unlock custom loadouts which gives you access to more weapon attachments, perks, and equipment. In Call of Duty, mobility is a prime focus so the Striker SMG is a great pick for sprinting through enemy positions and spraying lead.

If you’re looking to switch things up a bit by trying out other weapons, then consider going over the best MTZ-556 loadout in MW3 as well as the best BAS-B loadout which includes all the right attachments and perks that you’ll need to improve your odds.

MW3 Striker loadout FAQs

Is the Striker good in MW3?

Yes, the Striker is considered a viable weapon in Warzone, especially for close-quarters combat. Its fast fire rate and high damage make it very effective. 

How do I unlock the Striker in MW3? 

To unlock the Striker in MW3, you need to reach level 4. 

Is the Striker better than other SMGs?

The Striker has its strengths, but whether it’s better than other SMGs depends on personal preference and the specific situation. Some players may prefer the Striker’s fire rate and damage, while others may favor different SMGs for their own unique attributes.

How does the Striker perform at longer ranges?

Unfortunately, the Striker is not as effective at longer ranges due to its high recoil and damage drop-off. It’s primarily suited for close to mid-range combats.