All Banned Guns in MW3 Ranked Play

This year's ranked season has some big restrictions.

Modern Warfare 3’s Ranked Play is right around the corner and with it comes the CDL’s competitive settings. These rules and regulations arrive to find balance and stability in ranked by restricting certain weapons, items, and attachments. Here are all banned guns in MW3 Ranked Play.

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All Banned Guns in MW3 Ranked Play

Ranked play has always had a strict list of weaponry that all players must abide by and with MW3’s ranked season on the horizon, it is no different. Expected bans for Shotguns and LMGs are here like they were in MW2, but a drastic amount of weapons are taken off the table by the CDL. Do note that ALL MW2 weapons are restricted.

A small Season 2 update has seen the addition of Sniper Rifles added to the list.

  • Assault Rifles
    • Holger 556
  • Battle Rifles [All]
    • BAS-B
    • Sidewinder
    • MTZ-762
  • Shotguns [All]
    • Lockwood 680
    • Haymaker
    • Riveter
  • LMGs [All]
    • Pulemyot 762
    • DG-58 LSW
    • Holger 26
  • Marksman Rifles [All]
    • KVD Enforcer
    • MCW 6.8
    • DM56
    • MTZ Interceptor
  • Sniper Rifles [All]
    • XRK Stalker
    • KATT-AMR
    • Longbow
    • KV Inhibitor
  • Launchers
    • RGL-80
    • Stormender

The CDL wants to promote strong gunfights between all players so the only classes of weaponry available are SMGs and Assault Rifles. But that’s not all the CDL has restricted for ranked play.

All Banned Attachments in MW3 Ranked Play

Attachments are not safe from the CDL’s ban hammer, bringing a chunk of some of the most commonly used ones out of the pool.

  • Muzzles
    • Suppressors [All]
    • Silencers [All]
  • Lasers [All]
  • Optics
    • Thermal [All]
    • Night Vision [All]
  • Ammunition
    • Low Grain [All]
    • Round Nose [All]
    • Mono [All]
    • Spire Point Rounds [All]
    • Hardened [All]
  • Underbarrels
    • Burrow 500 Drill Charge

All Banned Equipment in MW3 Ranked Play

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Certain equipment has been restricted in MW3 Ranked Play due to their expected use in making games unfun, boring, and reduced to utility spam. The tactical equipment on this list is banned for the better and should help keep a certain degree of integrity to the gunfights between players.

  • Tactical
    • Shock Stick
    • Decoy Grenade
    • Stim
    • Snapshot Grenade
    • Tear Gas
    • Flash Grenade
    • EMD Grenade

That’s all we have on All Banned Guns in MW3 Ranked Play make sure you build your loadouts with this restricted list and check out our Call of Duty related content below.


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