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MW3 best MCW loadout

By Thomas Branderhorst | updated On Nov 17, 2023, 4:36 PM UTC


In the world of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, there's one weapon that I've come to rely on more than any other, and that's the MCW – essentially, the ACR from Modern Warfare 3. If you haven't given this bad boy a shot, trust me, you're missing out on one heck of a gaming experience. The MCW is renowned for its exceptional accuracy and the ability to take down foes in the blink of an eye. In fact, it's the very first and only assault rifle I've managed to reach Max rank with.

So, what's the secret to becoming an absolute beast on the battlefield with the MCW in MW3? It all boils down to one thing: the right loadout. Today, I'll let you in on the best MCW loadout that I've personally found to be a game-changer.

Key Takeaways

  • Perks and Equipment: Equip the Infantry Vest, select Battle Rage or a flashbang based on your playstyle, use an Ammunition Box for extra rounds, wear Quick Grip Gloves for faster weapon swapping, don Lightweight Boots for increased movement speed, and choose EOD Padding for protection against explosives and enemy kill streaks.
  • The MCW (ACR) Dominates: The MCW, an ACR variant in Modern Warfare 3, is a weapon you don't want to miss out on. It's celebrated for its accuracy and rapid takedown of enemies, making it a top choice for many players.
  • Secondary Weapon: The Renetti pistol provides versatility and effectiveness in close-quarters combat.
  • Optimal MCW Loadout: To maximize your performance with the MCW, follow this ideal loadout:

    • Second Line Mammoth Heavy Barrel: This attachment boosts damage range, bullet velocity, and AIM walking speed for enhanced long-range capabilities and agility.
    • Slate Reflector Optic: The Slate Reflector Optic provides clear visuals, making it easier to spot and eliminate targets.
    • L4R Flash Hider: Increase accuracy by managing vertical and horizontal recoil control with this attachment.
    • 40-round Magazine (or 60, if you prefer): Choose the 40-round magazine for a balanced time-to-kill (TTK) or the 60-rounder for a larger capacity.
    • Tempest A9 Strike Stock: This stock attachment offers faster AIM walking and sprint speeds, improved aiming stability, making your weapon even deadlier.

The Ultimate MCW Loadout, from My Point of View



Second Line Mammoth Heavy Barrel

This attachment isn't just your average upgrade. It's a game-changer. It enhances your damage range and bullet velocity, making the MCW an absolute monster at longer distances. Not to mention, it gives you increased AIM walking speed, which makes you strafe like a ninja and renders your opponents' shots pretty much useless.

Slate Reflector Optic

While the standard iron sights are alright, I'm all about that Slate Reflector Optic. It makes your target crystal clear, and trust me, you won't want to go back.

L4R Flash Hider

If you're all about nailing those shots, then this attachment is your best friend. It's got your back when it comes to vertical and horizontal recoil control, ensuring you stay locked onto your target.

40-round Magazine (or 60 if you're bold)

I'd recommend going with the 40-round magazine to keep that all-important time-to-kill (TTK) in check. If you're feeling gutsy, you can roll with the 60-rounder, but that TTK trade-off isn't my cup of tea.

Tempest A9 Strike Stock

This stock attachment is where the magic happens. It ramps up your AIM walking speed, turbocharges your sprint speed, and even amps up your aiming stability. In other words, it's like slapping on some turbo boosters to your weapon.


Perks and Equipment Description
Infantry Vest This perk is all about prolonging your tactical sprint and reducing that pesky refresh time, giving you a huge advantage in mobility.
Battle Rage or Flashbang The choice here really comes down to your personal playstyle. I prefer Battle Rage to gain an upper hand in combat, but if you're all about the tactical approach, a flashbang works wonders.
Ammunition Box You'll never have to worry about running low on ammo with this baby on your side.
Quick Grip Gloves These gloves make weapon swapping a breeze, which suits my playstyle perfectly.
Lightweight Boots For the speed demons out there, these boots increase your movement and swim speed while reducing noise during those aquatic escapades.
EOD Padding When it comes to surviving explosives and reducing the impact of enemy kill streaks, the EOD padding is your best friend.

Secondary Weapon: I'm all about the Renetti pistol. It's a jack-of-all-trades, perfect for when things get up close and personal.

The Wrap-Up

The MCW loadout I've detailed in this article is suited for different situations, providing flexibility while maintaining offensive capabilities. Understand though, that there is no "one size fits all" in MW3. Circumstances differ, player skillsets vary. This loadout is a general recommendation—an excellent starting point for those seeking to optimize their MCW loadout.