Best Loadout for the Rival-9 in Modern Warfare 3

Sting like a scorpion

Rival-9 Modern Warfare 3
Screenshot by Prima Games.

Out of all the submachine guns in Modern Warfare 3, the Rival-9 certainly shoots the fastest, and players who want a fast weapon shouldn’t look any further. There are some great rushing attachments for the EVO lookalike, so I picked the best one for my own rival loadout guide.

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Best Attachments for the Rival-9 in MW3

Unlike the Striker, the Rival-9 needs to be built for close-quarters rushing only, with some recoil control on the side. But the main focus is on effective mobility and the potential to tear through enemies in a flash. All the pieces of this build can be found below.

Best Loadout Attachments for the Rival-9 in Modern Warfare 3:

  • Barrel: Rival-38E Fire Starter Barrel
  • Muzzle: VP27 Mini Brake or the Monolithic Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop
  • Rear Grip: Rival Vice Assault Grip
  • Optic: MK. 23 Reflector

The two most important attachments for this build are the Edge BW-4 Handstop and the Fire Starter Barrel. Both of these will increase your movement speed, your ADS speed, and the sprint to fire speed on the Rival-9. Aiming in will feel instantaneous, and with such a low range compared to other weapons, this is a huge advantage in MW3. Pair it with the MK. 23 Reflector so you have a precision sight with no mobility negatives.

After I chose the speed attachments I wanted, I knew this SMG needed some recoil control. The Rival Vice Assault Grip and the Mini Brake on the muzzle will alleviate some of the kick. If you feel that the recoil isn’t bad, then you can go with the suppressor instead to take advantage of no mini-map red dots. However, you’ll have to really get used to the kick on the Rival-9.

If you want a better SMG option, check out the best Striker loadout in Modern Warfare 3.

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Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides, news, and features for three years after graduating with a BA in writing . You can find him covering Call of Duty for eternity, action-adventure games, and nearly any other major release.