MW3 Ranked mode finally arrives during the Reloaded Update of Season 1. Discover the best classes to move up in the different divisions and surpass your opponents.
The MW3 Season 1 Reloaded update marks the arrival of the long-awaited Ranked mode. CDL fans were extremely eager to dive into the competitive mode and play like the pros.
Given the level of competition in the different divisions, using the best classes is key to success.
However, since Ranked mode follows CDL rules, it is then important to know which weapons to use based on league bans and restrictions.
Discover the best classes to use in Ranked mode of MW3 which will allow you to win all the available rewards.
The best main weapons for MW3 Ranked mode
Although the meta may evolve over the course of the year, CDL pro players have already voted for the best weapons in the game. Keep in mind that some weapons are restricted in MW3’s Ranked mode when playing 4v4 games in Strategic Point, Research & Destruction and Control.
So it’s important to consider your playstyle, team composition, and how you play the map when choosing between a submachine gun or an assault rifle.
To make things easier for you, here are the best primary weapons for Modern Warfare 3 Ranked mode.
Best MCW Class for MW3 Ranked Mode
The MCW is the best assault rifle choice for MW3’s Ranked mode.
- Muzzle : TL4R Saber Compensator or T51R Muzzle Brake
- Canon : Canon long MCW Cyclone 16,5″
- Bezel : Slate Deflector or Mk. 3 Reflector
- Cannon accessory : DR-6 Handguard or XTEN Phantom-5 Handguard
- Crosse : Crosse lourde RB Regal
The MCW is the best assault rifle in Modern Warfare 3 and it promises to shine in Ranked. Although it is designed for long-range combat thanks to the MCW Cyclone 16.5″ Long Barrel, it offers surprising versatility.
Most of the maps in MW3’s Ranked mode favor long-range combat and an AR playstyle, so if you’re looking to get into the mode as soon as it arrives, starting with MCW is a great idea.
Best Rival-9 class for MW3 Ranked mode
The Rival-9 is a devastating weapon in tight spaces.
- Muzzle : Muzzle Brake Purify S
- Canon: Canon Rival-C Clearshot
- Accessoire canon : Garde-main DR-6
- Crosse : Crosse MTZ Marauder
- Rear grip: Rival Vice combat grip
Compared to the MCW, the Rival-9 offers less variety in terms of optimal accessory choices. While this weapon focuses on speed and dominance in close-range combat, attachments like the Rival Vice Assault Grip, Purifier Muzzle Brake S, and Rival-C Clearshot Barrel will help control recoil of the weapon and increase its range.
The best secondary weapons for MW3 Ranked mode
MW3 players have two viable options for the best secondary weapons to use in Ranked mode. Let’s take a look at them below.
Best Renetti Class for MW3 Ranked Mode
The Renetti is the best gun to use in Ranked mode in MW3.
- Canon : Canon MLX competition court
- Bezel : Slate deflector (optional)
- Rear handle: EXF Eclipsor handle
The Renetti is the optimal choice for your games in MW3 Ranked mode, as this secondary weapon can be devastating at close range. CDL pros have, however, banned the use of certain mobility-enhancing accessories for the Renetti, and it remains to be seen whether MW3’s Ranked mode will feature these same bans.
For now, the Canon MLX Short Competition and EXF Eclipsor Grip are the best choices for this Renetti class.
Hunting knife or Karambit for Ranked mode in MW3
Although the Hunting Knife or the Karambit may be a great option in MW3’s Ranked mode, these weapons were subject to the CDL’s Player Gentleman’s Agreement, meaning players placed their own ban on the weapon. To date, they do not appear as banned weapons in the official CDL rules, so it remains to be seen whether players will be able to equip either in MW3’s Ranked mode matches.
The Best Lethal and Tactical Gear for MW3 Ranked Mode
MW3 Ranked players have two options for Mortals and Tactical respectively when creating classes.
The Grenade frag and the Semtex are options viable in Ranked. The Frag Grenade will appeal to players who know the best grenade spots on each competitive map while the advantage of the Semtex is that it can stick to enemy players, guaranteeing a kill.
Next we have the Stun Grenade and the Smoke Grenade. The Stun Grenade will slow players down, while the Smoke Grenade is essential for blocking passages on R&D maps like Terminal, Invasion, and Karachi.
The best assets for Ranked mode in MW3
Choosing the ideal combination of perks is essential to triumph in Ranked mode.
Unlike the best weapons in the game, the best perks to use in MW3’s Ranked mode offer more flexibility to players. Currently, CDL players use a combination of the following assets:
- Infantry Vest
- Combat Gloves or Sniper Gloves
- Light boots or Cover shoes
- Protection antibombe
Feel free to decide what suits you best after playing a few games in MW3’s Ranked mode.
The best combat upgrades for MW3 Ranked mode
Finally, when it comes to the best combat upgrades in MW3’s Ranked mode, you’ll want to choose between the Trophy System and the Dead silence.
CDL agreements state that teams cannot use more than two Trophy Systems.
However, it is unlikely that there will be a way to enforce this rule in MW3’s Ranked mode, which will make this combat buff a popular choice.
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