Best Assault Rifles – Meta Pre-Season / November 2023

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launched not only with its story mode, but also with its highly anticipated multiplayer mode. We show you the 3 best assault rifles in the pre-season with setup.

How do we arrive at our assessment? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has only recently been fully available on the market and since no season specifies a meta, pre-season weapons dominate the battlefield for the time being.

The basic assessment comes from our own experts here on MeinMMO as well as CoD specialists on YouTube and from warzoneloadouts. We then tested these assessments in dozens of matches and finally came up with the top 3 assault rifles.

In addition, we celebrate our selection with our years of CoD expertise and also look at player trends. In addition, we also look at the playability of the weapons and whether they are easy to wield.

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Meta in CoD: MW3 – The best assault rifles with setup

Is there currently an uber-weapon in MW3? The MCW is one of the deadliest rifles in the current MW3 meta. It fires like a laser and kills your opponents in just a few shots.

What are the best MW3 weapons? Low-recoil assault rifles are still the soldiers’ best choice in Modern Warfare 3.

With the right attachments, you can not only cover long distances, but also shoot opponents excellently in close combat. This makes these rifles the top choice of players.

Paired with a submachine gun or a rocket launcher for shooting down drones, no one can stop you and ensure that your team remains invisible.

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CoD MW3: Best setup for MCW

  • CoD MW3: MWC – Setup
  • Handle: RB Claw PSL handle
  • Visor: Cronen Mini Pro or slate reflector
  • Barrel: Long 16.5″ MCW Cyclone barrel
  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike silencer
  • Underflow: XTen Phantom 5 hand stop
  • What makes the MCW so strong? With the right attachments, the MCW becomes a laser that can accurately destroy your opponents over long distances. On top of that, the recoil is so controllable that you can place your shots safely even without holding back.

    CoD MW3: Best setup for SVA 545

  • CoD MW3: SVA 545 – Setup
  • Shaft: Makeev R11 shaft
  • Visor: Cronen Mini Pro or slate reflector
  • Barrel: STV precision barrel
  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike silencer
  • Magazine: 45-round magazine
  • What makes the SVA 545 so strong? The SVA has less range, recoil control and handling compared to the MCW. However, the deficits can be adjusted with the right attachments. The SVA also has greater precision and mobility and can even compete with the MCW.

    CoD MW3: Best setup for Holger 556

  • CoD MW3: Holger 556 – Setup
  • Shaft: RB Addle storm shaft
  • Visor: Cronen Mini Pro or slate reflector
  • Run: Chrios-6 Match
  • Muzzle: VT-7 Spiritfire silencer
  • Underflow: Xten Phantom 5 hand stop
  • What makes the Holger 556 so good? The Holger is a powerful assault rifle with high damage. It can keep up with the MCW, but fires its bullets more slowly. The rifle can pack a punch if you are familiar with the recoil.

    These were the best assault rifles of the current pre-season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Please note that these are only weapons that currently stand out strongly in matches. So if you prefer other weapons or are better at using them, then use them. Our guide is just for orientation if you are still unsure about your setup.

    Which assault rifle are you currently using? Let us know in the comments!

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