Updated on December 11, 4:10 p.m. (GMT+8): Added images.

In the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, there’s a new system for unlocking weapons in the game that aren’t simply unlocked through reaching a certain level.

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In this article, we’ll go over MW3 armory unlocks and exactly what you need to get the weapons you desire.

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MW3 armory unlocks system changes things up

MW3 armory unlocks require challenges
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There are a few methods to unlock weapons in MW3 which we’ve listed below:

  • Rank up your account
  • Complete weekly challenges
  • Complete MW3 Armory unlocks challenges
  • Seasonal content
  • Earn Modern Warfare 2 weapons
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In order to get access to MW3 armory unlocks, you’ll need to reach level 25. Then you’ll select the weapon you wish to unlock and complete the three daily challenges associated with it.

Below we’ve provided a list of all the weapons you can unlock in MW3 whether it be from simply leveling up your account or via the MW3 armory unlocks broken down by weapon category.

All MW3 Assault Rifles

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WEAPONUNLOCK REQUIREMENT
SVA 545Level 4
MTZ-556Level 12
Holger 556Level 37
MCWLevel 44
DG-58Armory Unlocks (Level 25)
FR 5.56Armory Unlocks (Level 25)

All MW3 Battle Rifles

WEAPONUNLOCK REQUIREMENT
Bas-BLevel 17
SidewinderArmory Unlocks (Level 25)
MTZ-762Armory Unlocks (Level 25)

All MW3 Submachine Guns

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WEAPONUNLOCK REQUIREMENT
StrikerLevel 4
WSP SwarmLevel 27
AMR9Level 55 or purchase Vault Edition
WSP-9Armory Unlocks (Level 25)
Rival-9Armory Unlocks (Level 25)
Striker 9Armory Unlocks (Level 25)

All MW3 Shotguns

WEAPONUNLOCK REQUIREMENT
Lockwood 680Level 4
HaymakerLevel 39
RiveterArmory Unlocks (Level 25) or purchase Vault Edition

All MW3 LMGs

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WEAPONUNLOCK REQUIREMENT
Pulemyot 762Level 4
DG-58 LSWLevel 7
Holger 26Armory Unlocks (Level 25)
Bruen Mk9Level 31

All MW3 Marksman Rifles

WEAPONUNLOCK REQUIREMENT
KVD EnforcerLevel 4
MCW 6.8Armory Unlocks (Level 25)
DM56Armory Unlocks (Level 25)
MTZ InterceptorArmory Unlocks (Level 25)

All MW3 Sniper Rifles

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WEAPONUNLOCK REQUIREMENT
Katt-AMRLevel 4
LongbowArmory Unlocks (Level 25) or purchase Vault Edition
KV InhibitorArmory Unlocks (Level 25)

Now you’ll know exactly what needs to be done to get MW3 armory unlocks. Each weapon will require specific daily challenges, so make sure you check and get them done to fully unlock the weapon.

Details on perks, killstreaks, and more can be found in a blog post here.

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