Call of Duty MW3 best perks for ranked multiplayer
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Call of Duty MW3 Season 2: Best perks for Ranked Multiplayer and Warzone

Sometimes, perks are more important than guns.

A new season of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer and Warzone is upon us. With it comes changes to, well, just about everything. Different guns, different perks, different equipment, but you’ll need to be prepared with the best options available. Taking the ideal loadout into ranked modes is essential if you want to be the best. The gun meta is still up in the air, but the best perks for multiplayer and Warzone are here.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 best perks for ranked

Although Modern Warfare 3 turned perks into the equipment you wear, they still act exactly the same as before. Choosing the best gloves, vest, boots, and gear is essential to ranking up and winning. Many perks are banned in ranked play, so you’ll have to steer clear of some of the more overpowered options. The following perks are banned in ranked play:

Boots

  • Tactical pads

Vests

  • Engineer
  • Demolition
  • CCT Comms
  • Overkill
  • Gunner
  • Ninja

Gloves

  • Scavenger

Gear

  • Control Comlink
  • Bone Conduction
  • Blacklight Flashlight
  • L/R Detector
  • Threat Identification
  • Data Jacker
  • Signal Jammer
  • Hijacked IFF Strobe
  • Ghost T/V Camo

That leaves you with only a few options per piece of gear. Here are the perks most commonly used by professional Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 players in the Call of Duty League (CDL).

Boots

  • Lightweight
    • Enhances movement and swim speed, and minimizes noise while swimming.
  • Covert Sneakers
    • Silences footstep sounds entirely.

Vest

  • Infantry
    • Extends tactical sprint duration and reduces its refresh time.

Gloves

  • Quick Grip
    • Boosts weapon swap speed

Gear

  • EOD Padding
    • Decreases damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.

With so few options to choose from after bans in ranked multiplayer, it’s easy to see which perks are the best. The only real variance from pro players are the Covert Sneakers or Lightweight Boots. Though it’s difficult to argue against having completely silent footsteps, moving more quickly is probably better for objective-based game modes like Control and Hardpoint. Moving in silence is perfect for Search and Destroy.

Best perks for ranked Call of Duty Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone best perks for ranked play

Like multiplayer, Warzone features a lot of different weapons, attachments, equipment, and perks that aren’t allowed in ranked. Though unlike regular MW3 multiplayer, Warzone has a long list of available perks, even with bans applied. The following perks are banned in the only available ranked Warzone playlist for season two, Resurgence on Fortune’s Keep.

  • Birdseye
  • Plate Carrier
  • Comms Vest

There are still plenty of perks to choose from when creating the perfect Warzone perk package. Obviously, the ideal set of perks may be different based on your style of play. More aggressive players may want different abilities than players who like to camp in corners. Currently, the Resurgence playlist is the only available ranked Warzone game mode. Furthermore, your perk packages will likely need to change in the future for ranked Battle Royale on larger maps.

Best Warzone perks for slots 1 and 2

  • Sleight of Hand
    • Faster reloading with all weapons.
  • Double Time
    • Extended tactical sprint duration and reduced refresh time.
  • EOD
    • Reduced damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire, resets live grenade timers when picked up.
  • Battle Hardened
    • Reduce the effect of stun, flash, EMP, and gas grenades, frangible bullets, and shock sticks. Grants immunity to snapshot grenades.

Best Warzone perks for slot 3

  • Quick Fix
    • Killing enemy players and inserting an armor plate immediately starts health regeneration. Capturing and holding objectives increases regeneration rate.
  • Resupply
    • Recharge equipment (grenades, throwing knives, etc.) over 50 seconds.
  • Cold-Blooded
    • Undetectable by thermal optics, tactical cameras, and recon drones. Hides you from High Alert and Combat Scout perks affects.
  • Stalker
    • Increases strafe and aim down sight movement speed.
  • Primed
    • Accuracy and aim down sight time is improved while jumping.

Best Warzone perks for slot 4

  • Ghost
    • Blocks enemy UAVs, portable radars, and heartbeat sensors while moving, making you undetectable.
  • Combat Scout
    • Bullets you fire briefly mark an enemy for you and your squad. Longer distance increases the mark time.
  • High Alert
    • Your vision pulses when an enemy looks at you from outside of your view, also displays the direction the person is looking at you from.
  • Resolute
    • When taking damage from gunfire, grants a short increase to movement speed.

Most Warzone players have their own specific perks they like to use in different situations. Of course, it’ll be different based on if you’re using close quarters weapons like shotguns and SMGs, sniper rifles, or another class of weapons.

Additionally, quicker movement speed and recovering health is essential in ranked Resurgence. So many players are close together and fighting at a fast pace, so moving away from fire and getting your kills quickly is important. Perks like High Alert can be the difference between you surviving until your teammates respawn, or dying to another player hiding in a corner.


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Tim has been playing games for over 25 years and tries to play as many as possible to completion. From FPS games, survival horror, RPGs, and platformers to soulslikes, he likes to dabble in everything. He's also played every Call of Duty title since Call of Duty 2 came out in 2005. His favorite games of all time include Banjo-Kazooie, Gun Star Heroes, Bioshock, God of War Ragnarok, and far too many more to choose.