The Rival-9 is one of the most reliable submachine guns for aggressive players in Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play.

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For those looking to leverage this weapon to ascend the leaderboard, Call of Duty content creator Cbass has broken down the best Rival-9 loadout for MW3 Ranked Play being used by OpTic Texas’ Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro.

Melt your foes with Shotzzy’s Rival-9 loadout for MW3 Ranked Play

Rival-9 loadout for MW3 Ranked Play by OpTic Shotzzy
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The 2020 Call of Duty world champion’s Rival-9 loadout for MW3 Ranked Play focuses on enhancing recoil control and handling without compromising mobility, turning it into an SMG that can shred enemies at close to medium range.

Initially, he equips the Purifier Muzzle Brake S, which drastically decreases horizontal recoil while improving firing aim stability, enabling you to stay on-target in mid range encounters.

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Next, he extends the weapon’s range and increases its bullet velocity by attaching the Rival-C Clearshot Barrel. Additionally, it reduces aiming idle sway and recoil.

He then opts for the MTZ Marauder Stock to further elevate aiming idle stability, as well as gun kick control and firing aim stability, helping you land your shots comfortably.

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To make up for the reductions in mobility and handling, he uses the DR-6 Handstop as the underbarrel, which boosts aim walking speed, aim down sight speed, sprint to fire speed, and movement speed.

Rounding out his build is the Rival Vice Assault Grip. This further improves gun kick control, recoil control, and firing aim stability, allowing you to laser beam opponents.

OpTic Shotzzy’s best Rival-9 loadout for MW3 Ranked Play

MuzzlePurifier Muzzle Brake S
BarrelRival-C Clearshot Barrel
StockMTZ Marauder Stock
UnderbarrelDR-6 Handstop
Rear GripRival Vice Assault Grip

Furthermore, Cbass recommends the class setup below to optimize the performance of Shotzzy’s Rival-9 loadout.

  • Vest: Infantry Vest
  • Gear: Tac Mask
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gloves: Assault Gloves
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

Additionally, he pairs it with a Renetti pistol as his secondary weapon.

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