The best sniper in Modern Warfare 3 is the Longbow, and here is the best loadout for the Longdow.
Modern Warfare 3 is out now, and the game is in its pre-season before the first season of Modern Warfare 3 kicks off in December. One class that’s been dominating the early game of Modern Warfare is snipers, and the best Sniper is the Longbow
One of the main reasons you’ll see the modern Warfare 3 Longbow running wild in the early metagame is that it’s unlocked so early in the game.
This is a blessing and a curse, as since people can unlock it almost instantly, there’s a massive amount of players using it so far, and it’s likely going to be nerfed before long, but until then, enjoy our Modern Warfare 3 Longbow guide.
How to unlock the Longbow
- The Longbow in Modern Warfare 3 is unlocked at Level 4.
Modern Warfare 3 Best Sniper: Longbow Loadout
- Barrel: Pro 99 Long Ball
- Bolt: SAM Quickbolt
- Rear Grip: Chorus Gen Grip
- Ammunition: 7.62X39MM High Grain
- Underbarrel: FTAC MSP-98 Handstop
Barrel: Pro 99 Long Ball
The Pro 99 Long Ball increases the damage range and accuracy of the gun, so it’s a great baseline for this sniper setup. It will slow your ADS, but don’t worry, we’ve accounted for that later in the guide.
Bolt: SAM Quickbolt
SAM Quickbolt, not the name of a famous sniper, is a bolt on the longbow that increases the speed at which you can reload.
Rear Grip: Chorus Gen Grip
This, alongside the Underbarrel that we’ve picked later in this guide are basically essential to keeping the ADS speed as quick as it can be. Nothing’s going to be worse than having a perfect shot in front of you, but it takes three working days for the Longbow to kick into gear.
Ammunition: 7.62X39MM High Grain
This ammunition provides a big bump to bullet velocity and damage range. This is what changes the sniper from a two shot anywhere but a headshot to a guaranteed kill.
Underbarrel: FTAC MSP-98 Handstop
See above! Quicker ADS! Party Time!
Modern Warfare 3 Best Sniper: Longbow Equipment and Perks
- Engineer Vest
- Marksman Gloves
- Ghost TV Camo
- Threat Identification Syst
- Heartbeat Sensor
Claymore – The camper’s best friend, the Claymore is perfect for when you’re setting up home on a map to reign down on your enemies. The only downside to the Claymore is that absolutely everyone has been trained since birth to spot a Claymore.
Engineer Vest – Unlocked at Level 10, the Engineer Vest allows players to spot any equipment such as field upgrades, kill streaks, and more through walls.
Marksman Gloves – The Marksman Gloves reduce your sway and flinch when aiming down sights, which is obviously a key item when you’re using something like a sniper rifle
Ghost TV Camo – The Ghost TV Camo blocks detection from those pesky UAVS, enemy radars and heartbeat sensors. While the massive shining glint that your enemies see when you aim at them with a sniper won’t be hidden, this is still an excellent addition to your stealthy setup.