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Best Striker 9 Loadout in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone

The Striker's big brother shouldn't be underestimated.

The Striker’s big brother, the Striker 9, is a fantastic weapon for new and old players alike in Modern Warfare 3. Due to its ease of use, we wanted to find the best Striker 9 loadout so you can dominate in MW3 and Warzone.

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Best Striker 9 Loadout in Warzone

Striker 9 Warzone Loadout
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Best Striker 9 Attachments

The Striker 9 suffers from the success of its big brother, the Striker, due to its lower damage and fairly hard to control recoil.

Season 2 offered some updates to its recoil and gun kick, nerfing the recoil while buffing the gun kick to make it more controllable. These changes push the Striker 9 closer to contending with the Striker and other top SMGs. With a few more buffs we may see this weapon rise to new heights.

The best attachments are as follows:

  • Muzzle: JAK BFB
  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Magazine: 40 Round Magazine
  • Stock: FSS Priority Tactical Stock

To almost nullify recoil entirely with the JAK BFB, we have to pay the price of harsher ADS speeds and a reduction in our bullet velocity. A welcome exchange when we pair the JAK BFB with the Striker Recon Long Barrel, the former removing recoil while the latter mitigates the loss of damage range.

The DR-6 Handstop is our mobility option helping to speed up our ADS and movement to allow swift rotations.

For another small increase to both recoil control and movement speed, we use the FSS Priority Tactical Stock.

Finally, the 40-Round Magazine is a must-have for Warzone, allowing us to gun down entire squads without reloading and to deal with the health increase.

Best Striker 9 Perks

Here we recommend perks for general Warzone as weapons do not gain as much value as they do in MW3. Feel free to swap out any perks with your preferences.

The best perks are as follows:

  • Perk 1: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 2: Double Time
  • Perk 3: Temepered
  • Perk 4: High Alert

Sleight of Hand helps you to reload your weapons faster, sometimes this is far more viable than switching to your secondary as an enemy squad rushes your position. Double Time is a must-have for Warzone as the map contains many long sightlines that you need to cross as fast as possible. For some economic benefit, we use Tempered to get more mileage out of your armor plates and to the plate to full 33% quicker.

Finally, High Alert will save your life more times than you can count, and you will suddenly realize how many eyes are on your head during your average Warzone game.

Best Striker 9 Loadout in Modern Warfare 3

MW3 Striker 9 Loadout
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Best Striker 9 Attachments

The Striker 9 is very much overshadowed by its little brother outperforming all SMGs, but the gun is by no means a bad weapon. Thanks to the changes that came with Season 2, the Striker 9 is finding its place in the META.

With a competitive TTK and reliable range, this weapon can perform extremely well in the chaotic environment of MW3’s multiplayer. Its recoil got nerfed, but had its gun kick heavily reduced, for this reason, it’s an easier gun to manage and control with or without attachments.

  • Barrel: Striker Stubby Barrel
  • Underbarrel: XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Magazine: 40 Round Magazine
  • Stock: Lachmann Recon Series Stock

Thanks to the updates in Season 2 the Striker has significantly less gun kick but in exchange for more vertical and horizontal recoil. To start us off we want to address that recoil increase by utilizing the Lachmann Recon Series Stock.

The Striker Stubby Barrel is perfect for increasing Sprint to Fire speeds, ADS speeds, and Aim Walking speeds. Giving the Striker 9 the start it needs to compete with its brother and other SMGs.

We utilize the VLK LZR 7MW laser for stability and pair it with the XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop for the control. Together, the pair offers a level of speed and control that the Striker 9 desperately needs to keep pace.

Finally, we have the 40-Round Magazine to keep us in the fight for as long as possible and waste less time reloading.

Best Striker 9 Perks

For our Perks, we want to utilize high-mobility armor pieces that will facilitate the Striker 9’s game plan.

The best Perks are as follows:

  • Vest: Infantry Vest
  • Gloves: Commando Gloves
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: EOD Padding

The brand-new Commando Gloves are a godsend to fast-paced SMG players who never want to slow down. They give you the fantastic perk of reloading while sprinting, with this simple bonus you can outplay numerous players and escape dangerous situations. Combat Sneakers, meanwhile, remove the footstep audio (Dead Silence), allowing you to catch enemies off-guard as you full sprint your way into their spawn.

Finally, the EOD Gear will keep you safe from stray frag grenades and those pesky killstreaks raining hell-fire onto the battlefield.

That’s all we have on our best Striker 9 Loadout in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone. Be sure to check out our related guides on Call of Duty below!

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