When making a Call of Duty loadout, selecting each perk is an important decision, but in MW3, they have been renamed, and we have a full conversion list of what perk each item represents.

While titled MW3, this latest game is more close to the original Modern Warfare 2, with the game featuring all of the 2009 title’s maps.

With no “perks” available, we had a go at looking at each Vest, Glove, Boot and Gear comparing them to their MW2 counterpart. Here is the full MW3 Perk Conversion list.

Perk Conversion List

Here is every Vest, Glove, Boot and Gear in MW3 and the corresponding perk from the original Modern Warfare 2.

Do note some of these may not be directly the same but contain similar properties to the original perks. Meanwhile, some will have no comparison.


  • Infantry Vest → Marathon
    • Increases Tac Sprint duration and reduces refresh time.
  • Engineer Vest → Sitrep
    • Spot enemy equipment, Field Upgrades, and Killstreaks through walls.
    • Faster Field Upgrade recharge.
  • Gunner Vest → Scavenger Pro & Sleight of Hand
    • Deploy with Max Ammo and improve reload speed.
  • Demolition Vest → N/A
    • Resupply Lethal and Tactical equipment every 25 seconds.
  • CCT Comms Vest → N/A
    • Increased duration enemies stay on radar and zoom out radar for you and nearby allies.
    • Enemies you kill drop intel packs, which ping on the radar for you and your allies when collected.
  • Overkill Vest → N/A
    • Increased weapon swap speed.
    • Reload while sprinting.
MW3 Vest Perks


  • Quick-Grip Gloves → N/A
    • Increased weapon swap speed.
  • Ordnance Gloves → N/A
    • Throw equipment further.
    • Reset the fuse timer on thrown-back grenades.
  • Commando Gloves → N/A
    • Reload while sprinting.
  • Scavenger Gloves → Scavenger
    • Resupply ammo and throwing knives from dead players.
  • Marksman Gloves → N/A
    • Reduce sway and flinch while ADS.
  • Assault Gloves → N/A
    • While jumping, accuracy and time to ADS is improved.
MW3 Gloves Perks


  • Lightweight Gloves → Lightweight
    • Increased movement and swim speed.
    • Reduces noise while swimming.
  • Climbing Boots → Marathon Pro & Commando Pro
    • Increased climbing and mantling speed.
    • Reduced fall damage.
  • Running Sneakers → Marathon
    • Increases Tac Sprint duration and reduces refresh time.
  • Tactical Pads → N/A
    • Increases slide distance and allows for aiming down sights while sliding.
    • Increases stance transition speeds and crouched movement speed.
  • Stalker Boots → N/A
    • Increased strafe and ADS movement speed.
  • Covert Sneakers → Ninja
    • Eliminates footstep sounds.
MW3 Boots


  • EDO Padding → N/A
    • Reduces damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.
  • Tac Mask → 
    • Reduces the strength of enemy flash, stun, and gas grenades.
    • Immunity to shock, EMP, and Snapshot Grenades.
  • Mission Control Comlink → Hardline
    • Reduce Killstreak cost by one kill.
    • Reduce Scorestreak cost by 125.
  • Bone Conduction Headset → Sitrep Pro
    • Reduces combat noise, allowing improved identification of enemy footsteps and gunshots.
  • Mag Holster → Sleight of Hand
    • Improved reload speed.
  • Blacklight Flashlight → N/A
    • Shows recent enemy footsteps.
  • L/R Detector → N/A
    • Warns of hostile laser and radiation sources.
  • Threat Identification → N/A
    • While ADS, automatically pings enemy locations in crosshairs.
  • Signal Jammer → Sitrep
    • Emits signal disrupting placed enemy claymores and mines.
    • Warns of nearby enemy equipment.
  • Hijacked IFF Strobe → Cold Blooded
    • Undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics.
    • Does not highlight in enemy Tactical Cameras or Recon Drones.
Gear in MW3

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