Best Victus XMR Loadout in 2024

By Thomas Branderhorst | updated On Nov 22, 2023, 9:06 PM UTC


Looking for tips on how to dominate with the Victus XMR in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? You've come to the right place! Today, we're going to get down to the nitty-gritty and showcase the best Victus XMR loadout to boost your KDR. Get ready to fine-tune your setup, because we're about to make the Victus XMR a viable choice thanks to these perks and attachments. 

The Essentials

  • These attachments will increase your Flinch Resistance, ADS and Movement Speed: Mack 8 21.5 Short Barrel, VLK LZR 7MW Laser, Lachmann Impact 9 Optic, XRK Rise 50 Stock, and Bruen Q900 Grip.
  • Other equippables include the Infantry Vest, Lightweight Boots, Marksman Gloves, EOD Padding, COR-45 Handgun secondary, Stun Grenade, Frag Grenade, and Munitions Box field upgrade.

  • Snipers are nerfed in Modern Warfare 3 due to increased player health but one-shot headshots are still possible.

The Victus XMR: A Carryover from Modern Warfare 2

First things first, if you're familiar with Modern Warfare 2, you'll recognize the Victus XMR. It's one of those snipers that made the jump to the newer game, and is unlockable via the Carry Forward system if you have already unlocked it in MW2. What's interesting is that, despite the facelift, the gun's core feel hasn't changed much. Most of the snipers in Modern Warfare 3 share a similar vibe when it comes to damage, though some tweaks have been made.

cod mw3 victus XMR sniper rifle


Let's talk loadout. For this build, you'll want to increase the following attributes: Flinch Resistance, Aim-Down-Sight and Movement Speed.

  • Barrel: Mack 8 21.5 Short
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Optic: Lachmann Impact 9
  • Stock: XRK Rise 50
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip


In this concise breakdown, we'll explore the ideal vest, perks, gear, and equipment to improve your winrate with the Victus XMR.

Victus XMR in MW3: Buffed or Nerfed

Despite the sniper's stats seemingly untouched, there's a subtle nerf at play. Here's the deal: Modern Warfare 3 decided to increase player health bar to 150, a 50-point increase from MW2. This was a move to slow down the time it takes to knock out opponents. Despite this, the one-shot headshot remains a reliable move.

And there you have it, a closer look at the Victus XMR in Modern Warfare 3. Experiment with the loadout, adapt to the health changes, and find your sweet spot. If you're enjoying this breakdown, stay tuned for more gaming insights. Until next time, happy sniping!