The Rival-9 is one of the best close-range SMGs in MW3, so it’s no wonder why so many players have been using it in their loadouts.

Here’s the meta Rival-9 loadout to use in Modern Warfare 3 so you can eliminate your enemies in the blink of an eye:

AttachmentHow to Unlock
Monolithic Suppressor S (Muzzle)Rival-9 Level 7
Rival 38-E Fire Starter Barrel (Barrel)Rival-9 Level 16
MK. 3 Reflector (Optic)MTZ-556 Level 2
Chewk Angled Grip (Underbarrel)Longbow Level 11
Rival Vice Assault Grip (Rear Grip)MTZ-762 Level 6
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This Rival-9 build helps increase the weapon’s range and accuracy, while also keeping it fast enough for you to move around your enemies quickly.

Despite this, the Rival-9 is still very much a close-range weapon and can struggle at mid-distance due to its high recoil and even higher fire rate!

Best Rival-9 Loadout in MW3

Best Secondary, Perks, Vest & Equipment for Rival-9 Loadout

As the Rival-9 is perfect for super-close-range combat, you will need Perks, Vest and Equipment for an aggressive playstyle, alongside a Secondary Weapon that has decent range.

This is what we recommend for your Rival-9 loadout in MW3:

Secondary WeaponRenetti
TacticalStun Grenade
LethalThrowing Knife
Field UpgardeMed Box
VestInfantry vest
GlovesCommando Gloves
BootsCovert Sneakers
GearBone Conduction Headset
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