Modern Warfare 3 Weapons
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The Full MW3 Weapons List We Know Of So Far

Every weapon we know of coming in the reboot!

If you’re anything like the many millions of fans beyond excited for the upcoming reboot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, chances are you’re already planning out your build and considering loadout options for your first multiplayer match. Does that sound about right? If so, let us help because we have the full MW3 weapons list, at least what’s known so far from leaks and data miners, coming to the game!

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The MW3 Weapons List in Full

Like past iterations in the series, Modern Warfare 3 will feature a broad selection of weapons. For instance, there are assault rifles, shotguns, handguns, and iconic sniper rifles that force people to camp in a single spot for the entire round without moving whatsoever. Here’s the full list that we know so far:

Assault Rifles

  • AK-556
  • ANVL-B
  • CDG-58
  • Coscar 635
  • LACH-9
  • MCW
  • MTZ-556
  • RIVAL-9
  • SAR-9
  • WSP-9


  • CZ Bren DMR
  • SL8
  • SVK
  • XM5

Battle Rifles

  • BAS-B
  • MTZ-762
  • Sidewinder
  • XM5


  • MG 36
  • PKP
  • PKM
  • WBZ 95 LSW

Sniper Rifles

  • AMR-50
  • Chukavin SVCh
  • KVB 73
  • KVS Terminus


  • Glock 21
  • Micro Uzi
  • Raffica
  • RHs 12

While many of the weapons in the game were included in past entries in the Call of Duty franchise, they’ve undergone name changes. For example, the MP5, an iconic submachine gun, is now called the LACH-9. It’s unclear why these firearms received new names, perhaps licensing issues, but they remain the same otherwise.

Recommended Weapon Loadouts for New Players

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If you’re new to Call of Duty or just coming in fresh for Modern Warfare 3, then chances are you’ll want an ideal load to suit your playstyle and best any situation imaginable. The following weapons will prove quite effective in multiplayer, though balancing can change everything in a heartbeat.

  • MCW
  • AMR-50
  • RHs 12

These three weapons prove ideal for any situation, from mid-range battles to long-range snipe fests, to running out of ammunition and swapping to a secondary to score the last kill to win the round. For more information on the upcoming FPS, check out the list of all maps in Modern Warfare 3.

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Brandon began writing in 2012, for websites such as OnlySP, before transitioning to digital marketing in 2016 to learn the ins and outs of SEO. In mid-2023, Brandon returned to write strategy guides for Prima Games, IGN, DualShockers, and more, with a focus on ARPGs, RPGs, and Survival games. His past coverage includes Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Starfield, Skull and Bones, and many more!