All new weapons in MW3 and how to unlock

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In addition to carry forward guns from MW2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will have its own set of unique weapons that players can unlock, level up, and complete mastery camo challenges for.

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MW3 introduces 37 new weapons to the game and you can unlock these by ranking up in Multiplayer or Zombies. The progression tree contains all the weapon unlock levels, and I've listed them below.

How to unlock all new weapons in Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3 offers the following weapons for you to unlock:

WeaponUnlock Criteria
Assault Rifles
SVA 545Pre-unlocked
MTZ-556Level 12
Holger 556Level 27
MCWLevel 44
DG-58Level 25 (Armory Unlock)
FR 5.56Level 25 (Armory Unlock)
Battle Rifles
BAS-BLevel 17
SidewinderLevel 25 (Armory Unlock)
MTZ-762Level 25 (Armory Unlock)
SMGs
StrikerPre-unlocked
WSP SwarmLevel 27
AMR9Level 55
WSP-9Level 25 (Armory Unlock)
Rival-9Level 25 (Armory Unlock)
Striker 9Level 25 (Armory Unlock)
Shotgun
Lockwood 680Pre-unlocked
HaymakerLevel 39
RiveterLevel 25 (Armory Unlock)
LMGs
Pulemyot 762Pre-unlocked
DG-58 LSWLevel 7
Bruen MK9Level 31
Holger 26Level 25 (Armory Unlock)
Marksman Rifle
KVD EnforcerPre-unlocked
MCW 6.8Level 25 (Armory Unlock)
DM56Level 25 (Armory Unlock)
MTZ InterceptorLevel 25 (Armory Unlock)
Sniper Rifle
KATT-AMRPre-unlocked
LongbowLevel 25 (Armory Unlock)
KV InhibitorLevel 25 (Armory Unlock)
Handguns
COR-45Pre-unlocked
RenettiLevel 21
TyrLevel 50
WSP StingerLevel 25 (Armory Unlock)
Launchers
RGL-80Level 38
Melee
Gutter KnifePre-unlocked
KarambitLevel 25 (Armory Unlock)

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Keep in mind that pre-unlocked weapons become usable only after you unlock the Gunsmith at level four; only then you will be able to customize your loadout and edit the attachments on guns. You'll also notice that several weapons can be acquired via Armory Unlock, which becomes accessible once you reach level 25. From the available list, select the weapon of choice and unlock it by completing three daily challenges. This makes acquiring new weapons slow compared to getting them directly by rank progression.

Stay tuned to Pro Game Guides for more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 content. In the meantime, head over to our article on Best graphic settings for high FPS in MW3.

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Praharsh Kashyap
Praharsh Kashyap is a video gaming enthusiast from India currently working as a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He has been playing and covering first-person shooters such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Apex Legends for years now. Besides FPS games, he also likes to indulge in RPGs every now and then.

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