Stay ahead of the curve and level up these potentially meta Warzone guns in MW3!

Warzone’s brand-new Urzikstan map is fast approaching, and alongside that, all of the Modern Warfare 3 guns will be coming to the game in December.

However, if you don’t have enough time to max out all of the weapons before the MW3 integration, you’ll need to prioritize which ones you level up.

That’s why we’ve made a list of all of the MW3 guns you need to level up ahead of the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 integration in Warzone:

Top 10 Best MW3 Guns to Level Up For Warzone

The top 10 best guns to level up in Modern Warfare 3 ahead of the game’s integration into Warzone are:

  2. DG-58 LSW
  3. Renetti
  4. WSP Swarm
  5. Bruen MK9
  6. Striker 9
  7. MTZ-556
  8. MCW
  9. Rival-9
  10. Holger 556

Below, we have a brief rundown of why you should level up each gun, as well as what each of these weapons is good at. That way, you can decide which ones to prioritize reaching max level with!

MW3 Warzone key art of Urzikstan map


In our opinion, the KATT AMR is the only one of the MW3 sniper rifles worth leveling up for Warzone, as it is likely the only one that will be able to kill with one headshot.

With visual recoil being lowered for in MW3 (and therefore Warzone after the integration), we expect that snipers will not be part of the meta, though. Assault rifles will most likely dominate long-range gunfights in Urzikstan.


The DG-58 LSW will likely be a solid weapon in Warzone, as it has low recoil and good damage output. It also has quite fast handling and reload speed for an LMG.



The Renetti is definitely the best sidearm to level up ahead of the MW3 integration into Warzone.

With the JAK Ferocity Carbine Kit, you can turn the Renetti into a fully automatic pistol, giving it damage output that can rival some of the meta SMGs!

Renetti with JAK Ferocity Carbine Conversion MW3

WSP Swarm

The WSP Swarm is a great MW3 gun to level up for Warzone, as it has a very fast fire rate, time-to-kill, and mobility.

The only downside is its lack of range, so it may be a better choice for the smaller Warzone maps.


Bruen MK9

The Bruen MK9 will be returning to Warzone soon, and while it probably won’t dominate matches like it did in Verdansk, it should still be a powerful choice for Urzikstan.

It has very low recoil, great range, and is almost as fast as an AR with the 60 Round Mag!

Bruen MK9 LMG MW3

Striker 9

The Striker 9 will be a very solid weapon to use in Warzone as it has impressive stats across the board.

This SMG has it all and is essentially the MW3 version of the popular Lachmann Sub from MW2!

Striker 9 SMG MW3


Another MW3 weapon worth leveling up ahead of the MW3 integration into Warzone is the MTZ-556.

This assault rifle is perfect for mid-range combat, thanks to its fast fire rate, good mobility, and low recoil.

MTZ-556 AR MW3


Despite its slightly slower time-to-kill, the MCW will almost certainly be a meta weapon once it drops in Warzone.

It has next to no recoil when you equip the right attachments, meaning that you’ll be able to be pinpoint accurate even over long distances.



The Rival-9 is the best MW3 SMG to level up for Warzone because it has a very fast time-to-kill and an even quicker fire rate.

It is also very easy to use, thanks to its low recoil, and will let you move around the map and ADS very quickly.

Rival-9 SMG MW3

Holger 556

The Holger 556 has dominated MW3 Multiplayer so far, so it is the best weapon to level up ahead of Modern Warfare 3’s integration into Warzone in December.

It has excellent accuracy and damage, despite its low fire rate, so expect this to dominate long-range battles in Urzikstan!

Holger 556 AR MW3

Now that you know the best MW3 guns to level up for Warzone, you’ll need to start earning Weapon XP. Luckily, this shouldn’t take very long if you use the fastest way to level up guns in Modern Warfare 3!

Senior Staff Writer
Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.
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