The new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 Reloaded update is right around the corner. While the Ranked Play mode will not be released with the update, developers are likely to release it soon.

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When it does, you’re going to want to use the best MW3 ranked loadouts around to rank up quickly.

Choose the Best MW3 Ranked loadouts to dominate

MW3 offers some serious competitiveness, and the introduction of the new ranked game mode promises an even fiercer level of competition.

Amidst this intense gameplay in ranked mode, players can gain an edge by using our carefully curated loadouts featuring the game’s top-performing weapons.

Best MW3 ranked loadouts Assault Rifle: MCW

Best MW3 ranked loadouts list includes powerful MCW
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The MCW is a fantastic weapon and has been a popular choice among professional Call of Duty players. Its versatility and ease of use is what makes the AR a powerful gun, and earns it a place on our list of the best MW3 ranked loadouts.

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The 16.5” MCW Cyclone and RG Regal Heavy make the MCW assault a killer weapon. The T51R Billeted Brake muzzle can reduce your weapon’s effectiveness in range and velocity but helps in vertical recoil. However, the L4R Flash Hider can reduce ADS speed, but helps in recoil control. The underbarrel of choice helps with handling speed.

Barrel16.5” MCW Cyclone
StockRG Regal Heavy
MuzzleL4R Flash Hider or T51R Billeted Brake
UnderbarrelDR-6 Handstop or XTen Phantom
OpticSlate Reflector or MK3 Reflector

Best MW3 ranked loadouts SMG: Rival-9

Best MW3 ranked loadouts include the MCW
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The Rival-9 is great for close range battles, scoring quick kills on the enemy. However, players can also use it for long range engagements occasionally, which makes it incredibly useful. When set up well, it can be one of the best MW3 ranked play loadouts.

BarrelRival-C Clearshot
StockMTZ Marauder Stock
MuzzlePurifier Muzzle Brake S
UnderbarrelDR-6 Handstop or XTen Phantom
Rear GripRival Vice Assault

Best MW3 ranked loadouts Pistol: Renetti

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A well-equipped pistol can prove indispensable when facing challenging situations. Having a reliable sidearm is essential for moments when your primary weapon runs out of ammunition.

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The Renetti excels in serving as a lifesaver in such scenarios. Enhancing its handling and mobility on the battlefield, the MLX Short Competition barrel and EXF Eclipsor Grip make it an excellent choice as one of the best MW3 ranked loadouts to take with you.

BarrelMLX Short Competition
OpticSlimline Pro
Rear GripEXF Eclipsor Grip

Best MW3 ranked loadouts Snipers: Katt-AMR or XRK Stalker

XRK Stalker and KATT-AMR in Modern Warfare 3
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The Katt offers great damage, but the XRK Stalker has better ADS speed and fire range. Our choice of attachments helps in minimizing the weaknesses of both these snipers.

Katt-AMR loadout

BarrelPerdition 24”
StockTactical Stock Pad
BoltEphemeral Quickbolt
Ammunition.50 Cal High Velocity
Rear GripPhantom Grip

XRK Stalker loadout

BarrelHandler LKP Short Barrel
StockTactical Stock Pad
BoltXRK Stalker Light 
Ammunition.50 Cal High Velocity
Rear GripXRK Stalker Factory

MW3 ranked play Items

9mm High Graind Rounds Modern Warfare 3
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Some banned items in the professional scene may still be allowed in the Ranked Play game mode in Modern Warfare 3. It would be wise to use them to our advantage.

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The 9mm High Grain rounds are a great overall choice and you can use them in both ARs and SMGs during battle. A knife is also excellent for quick kills if you are fast and experienced in the game.

Utility and Gear

Certain amazing utility items from MW 3 will continue to be essential in the context of the Ranked Play game mode. The following are key gear items that can greatly contribute to your gameplay:

  • Frag Grenades
  • Semtex
  • Stun Grenades
  • Smoke Grenades
  • Infantry Vest
  • Covert Sneakers
  • Assault Gloves
  • Marksman Gloves
  • Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Tactical Pads
  • EOD Padding
  • Trophy System

That covers everything you need to have in your loadout for the new Ranked Play game mode coming to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.

Frag Grenade in Modern Warfare 3
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