Best Striker build in MW3: Attachments, loadout, and perks

Best Striker build in MW3: Attachments, loadout, and perks
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The Striker is an incredible SMG, able to duke it out at close range and give Assault Rifle users a run for their money if you’re accurate. This weapon is a powerhouse, and with the right attachments, it’s a monster when you aim down the sights. Here’s the best Striker build in MW3: Attachments, loadout, and perks.

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Best Striker SMG Attachments in MW3

Best Striker build in MW3: Attachments, loadout, and perks
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  • Barrel: Striker Elite Long Barrel
  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor S
  • Stock: RB Crotalus Assault Stock
  • Underbarrel: XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop
  • Magazine: 60 Round Drum

The Barrel attachment grants several buffs that tame the Strikers recoil and make it perform better at longer ranges. We also gain extra bullet velocity, which helps finish off targets if they run out of our preferred range. These bonuses come at the expense of hip-fire accuracy, which ties us into a more mid-range build.

I love Suppressors as they keep me off the radar while shooting. The best thing about the Shadowstrike is it has no downsides whatsoever. All this attachment does is stop you from appearing on the map, and it’s worth its weight in gold for that alone.

Much like the Barrel, our Stock choice ties us into a playstyle where we want to aim down the sights rather than gamble with hip-fire. The RB Crotalus Assault Stock reduces Gun Kick while increasing our ADS speed. We take more penalties to hip-firing, but we want to avoid it anyway.

The XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop is an incredible attachment that grants massive bonuses to ADS speed and Sprint to Fire speed. We also get a couple of small buffs to recoil control. Once again, we take a hit to hip-fire performance, but it doesn’t affect us.

Finally, the golden goose of this build is the 60 Round Drum. The Striker is a bullet hose, and the extended magazine means you won’t have to worry about reloading as often. Less reloads means you can engage multiple opponents and don’t have to worry about accuracy as much. Players have more health in MW3 than they did in MW2 so expect to lean into those additional bullets.

Best secondary, tactical, lethal, and field equipment for Striker SMG build

  • Secondary: Renetti
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade x2
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box

If you don’t mind burst weapons, the Renetti deletes players and is perfect for finishing opponents off if your Striker runs out of bullets. The Stun Grenades are decent for objective play but also work well for unlocking camos. You’ll eventually need to score kills when your opponent is under the effect of your tactical grenades, and Stuns are a great tool for that.

Finally, the Munitions Box can come in clutch as the Striker munches through your ammo reserves.

Best gloves, boots, gear, and vests for Striker SMG build

Best Striker build in MW3: Attachments, loadout, and perks
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  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: Bone Conduction Headset
  • Gear: Ghost T/V Camo
  • Vest: Engineer Vest

To finish the build, Quick-Grip Gloves give you faster swap speed if you need to switch to your Renetti. Covert Sneakers and the Bone Conduction Headset combine to make the perfect storm of audio perks. You don’t make a sound with the Sneakers, and the Headset counters other players wearing the same footwear. Ghost T/V Camo is essential with how often UAVs are active and is arguably the strongest piece of gear in the build.

The Engineer Vest grants an extra Gear slot over something like the Infantry Vest and helps us identify enemy equipment like Claymores.

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Anthony is a freelance writer for PC Invasion and has worked in the industry for three years. He's furiously competitive and is always looking for the next big multiplayer hit. Anthony thrives in high-stakes games like Escape From Tarkov and Sea of Thieves. He is also passionate about speedrunning and always looks forward to the next GDQ and ESA events. When he's not grinding leaderboards, Anthony enjoys visiting Arcades, retro gaming, and horror movies.