10 Best Weapons for MW3 Zombies

Equip the best before dropping in.
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The Zombies mode has returned to the Call of Duty series with Modern Warfare 3, but changes the formula by adding the DMZ to gameplay with an open world and missions to tackle. Weapon choice is just as important as ever, and here are some of the best ones.

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The 10 Best Weapons for Modern Warfare 3 Zombies

While players can still purchase weapons off the walls like in previous Zombies games, you can now bring your own loadout with guns you have grinded for in multiplayer at the start of the game. These are Insured Weapons and will be placed on a cooldown if you die within the zone while carrying them.

Some of the weapons in this list may be found within the world, but is better to equip yourself before jumping in with preferred attachments and no wasted time. These are the 10 best weapons to use in Zombies.

Renetti

Bringing a pistol in the Zombies open world may seem underpowered, but a customized Renetti can be a great second weapon. Does not take ammo away from the different primary weapons, and it can be saved for when zombies are directly in your face.

Striker

The Striker can be one of the best submachine guns in the game as a successor to the UMP. This is purely for running and gunning, so players can quickly maneuver around hordes or any of the bosses.

Wunderwaffe DG-2

This classic Wonder Weapon returns in MW3 Zombies and still packs a punch in the open world. This craftable or Mystery Box weapon is great for controlling crowds by chaining lighting among the zombies with each shot.

Holger 26

The Holger 26 is an LMG unlocked early on with great firepower and a large magazine. Its recoil may put off some, but can be customized to solve that problem.

SVA 545

The SVA 545 is one of the starting assault rifles in Modern Warfare 3 and a good pick for those starting out. It also fires two shots with the first pull, giving a headstart on the line on zombies barreling towards you while backing up.

Scorcher

The Scorcher is a new weapon in Zombies and a great one with two purposes. It can shoot a laser in a line that lingers and takes out all who step in, or can be charged to propel the player into the air and is great for traversal. Players must get lucky finding it in the Mystery Box or random caches.

M4

Modern Warfare 2 players who cannot give up their classic M4 can still use it in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies. The assault rifle is ready to go for most players and a good starter weapon to handle all threats.

Ray Gun

The final Wonder Weapon on the list is the Ray Gun, a Zombies classic. This can be found in the Mystery Box or crafted beforehand, though can take a little while before finding.

DG-56 LSW

The DG-56 LSW LMG is a great balance between great power, a large magazine, and lighter weight than the other LMGs. There is a Bone Rattle Blueprint that can be earned in the mode that makes it easier to run and gun.

MCW

The MCW is one of the best assault rifles in the game, with little to no recoil and good stopping power. It can be outfitted with a much larger magazine to mow down zombie hordes easily once players unlock it at level 44.

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