Best MCW loadout in MW3
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There are few weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 stronger than the MCW. The updated version of the ACR hits extremely hard, has virtually no recoil, and all of its stats are fairly high as well. Before you go running into battle with the MCW in MW3, though, you might to learn its absolute best loadout for multiplayer.

Since the MCW doesn’t have many weaknesses, my loadout focuses on increasing the recoil control for the assault rifle. This way, you can laser beam just about any enemy on the map, regardless of where they are or how far away they happen to be.

To see my full loadout for the MCW in MW3, check out the guide below.

Best MCW loadout in MW3

  • Muzzle: L4R Flash Hider
  • Barrel: 16.5″ MCW Cyclone Long Barrel
  • Optic: MK. 3 Reflector
  • Stock: RB Regal Heavy Stock
  • Underbarrel: XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop (accuracy) /DR-6 Handstop (mobility)
Screenshot via Upcomer

For reference, this is the same loadout currently being used by every single professional player in the Call of Duty League. Most of the attachments in use are designed to increase both vertical and horizontal recoil control along with gun kick.

I also went with the MK. 3 Reflector optic, but if you’re more comfortable with another red dot sight, such as the Slate Reflector, or perhaps even the iron sights, I suggest going with that option.

Best Class Setup for the MCW in MW3

Now, let’s go over the rest of the class for your MCW loadout. Below, I have listed the recommended perks, equipment, and Field Upgrade that work in conjunction with the MCW’s loadout and playstyle.


  • Gloves: Marksman Gloves
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: Tac Mask/EOD Padding/Ghost T/V Camo


  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim

Field Upgrade

  • Trophy System

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And that does it for the best MCW loadout and class setup in MW3. It’s possible some of the attachments change in the future, but for now, you can trust the loadout to be a laser beam regardless of the range or situation for any given gunfight.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 7+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.