Equipping the best MW3 Ranked Play SMG class will give you the best chance at dominating close-range engagements in Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and Control.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play has finally arrived in MW3 Season 1 Reloaded. The competitive playlist gives fans of all skill levels the opportunity to compete under the CDL ruleset in Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and Control. Like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play, MW3 Ranked Play once again features eight Skill Divisions for players to progress through as they gain SR and collect free rewards.
With so much hype surrounding the release, the competition is greater than ever, especially since everyone starts in Bronze. To secure enough SR to climb the ladder, players must get as many kills and win as many matches as possible. The first step? Having the right SMG class.
Best MW3 Ranked Play SMG Class
The best MW3 Ranked Play SMG class all starts with the Rival 9. If you play a lot of Call of Duty: Warzone, then you might be used to the WSP Swarm, but in multiplayer, the Rival 9 reigns supreme. The SMG is the CDL meta, and therefore is the Ranked Play meta.
Check out the best Rival 9 build to dominate MW3 Ranked Play.
- Barrel: Rival-C Clearshot Barrel
- Muzzle: Purifier Muzzle Brake S
- Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
- Stock: MTZ Marauder Stock
- Rear Grip: Rival Vice Assault Grip
Once you have the best attachments secured, here's the rest of the class setup:
- Tactical: Stun Grenade
- Lethal: Semtex
- Field Upgrade: Trophy System
- Gloves: Assault Gloves (While jumping, accuracy and time to ADS is improved.)
- Boots: Covert Sneakers (Eliminates footstep sounds.)
- Gear: EOD Padding (Reduces damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.)
Best MW3 Ranked Play Renetti Loadout
If you have watched any CDL matches to kick off the 2024 season, then you will know how OP the Renetti Pistol is from all ranges. Here's the best Renetti loadout for MW3 Ranked Play.
- Barrel: MK2 Renetti Long Barrel
- Ammunition: 9mm High Grain Rounds
- Rear Grip: Bruen Onslaught Assault Grip