KV Inhibitor in MW3
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The best KV Inhibitor loadout and class build in MW3

A sniper built like an AR.

The KV Inhibitor may be one of the strangest-looking guns in Call of Duty history, with an aesthetic blend between an assault rifle and sniper. But that doesn’t stop it from being an outrageously powerful weapon in a precision sniper’s hands.

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Here is the best KV Inhibitor loadout for MW3.

Best KV Inhibitor loadout in MW3

The KV Inhibitor in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, with a blue paint work.
Semi-auto goodness. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Much like in Warzone, The KV Inhibitor gives you room for error in your shots unlike any bolt action sniper rifle. This is due to its semi-auto firing rate. If any shots are missed, a quick adjustment with your aim will correct any mistakes, and you can resume immediately with either a head or body shot.

Let’s dive into what exactly you should run with the Inhibitor, from attachments to loadout details, to truly get the most out of this semi-auto battle rifle.

Best KV Inhibitor attachments in MW3

  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor L
  • Barrel: KAS-DWORF Heavy Long Barrel
  • Optic: SZ Bullseye
  • Stock: Heavy Support Stock
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip

Our build focuses on improving recoil control and accuracy. The KV Inhibitor is already a slow weapon, so we decided to lean into its strengths instead of transforming it into something new. The KAS-DWORF Heavy Long Barrel, Heavy Support Stock, and Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip all improve aiming idle sway, recoil control, and gun kick at the cost of mobility.

Meanwhile, the SZ Bullseye is the best optic for sniper rifles, as it offers a clean sightline and accurate crosshair. Finally, the Shadowstrike Suppressor L makes you undetectable on the mini-map while firing without any cons.

Best KV Inhibitor class setup in MW3

  • Vest: Assassin Vest
  • Handgun: Renetti
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: EOD Padding

Let’s start with the Renetti, which is the go-to secondary weapon in the Call of Duty League for a reason. The burst-fire pistol shreds through enemies, and we recommend using Quick-Grip Gloves so you switch to your sidearm in a jam faster.

Next, the Stun Grenade and Semtex make for a great one-two punch. Stun Grenades freeze an enemy in place, creating an opening to finish them off with a Semtex or push in and take care of the job yourself.

For objective game modes, the Trophy System will protect you from grenade spam while sitting on the flag or in the point during a Hardpoint match. Along the same line of thinking, EOD Padding protects players from non-Killstreak explosives and fire.

To round out our class, the Assassin Vest makes players immune from UAVs or enemy radar effects. Covert Sneakers eliminate your footsteps to a level that makes it harder for enemies to pinpoint your location.

How to find success with a semi-auto battle rifle in MW3

Multiplayer Trailer of Mw3 showing KV Inhibitor
Chaining kills has never been easier. Screenshot via Activision

Not only does the KV Inhibitor allow the user to make errors, but it’s much easier to set the killfeed alight with back-to-back kills in a short period of time. Although collaterals may be few and far between, the Inhibitor can one-shot enemies one after the other within quick succession, making it a very powerful tool in Modern Warfare 3.

Due to its fast firing rate, the build above focuses on speed and movement across the map. Instead of holding a vantage point, the Inhibitor works best front and center, where switching to a strong secondary, such as an SMG, will feel natural if you run out of bullets in the Inhibitor.

With all snipers, you will find the most success getting headshots. The Inhibitor has a reduced chance of hitting those one-shot kills to the body from afar, but due to its fast mobility and large magazine, opting for closer-ranged battles will do you more favors than playing from a distance. Figure out where the enemy squad spawns in throughout the match and get into a position where you can see most of the opposing side. This will allow you to pick off enemies with clean headshots and then enter the danger zone to finish the job when the pack is weeded out.

The Inhibitor is a very versatile weapon, with its primary strengths being its speed, fire rate, and ability to chase after enemies with different spawn points on the map.


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