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How to unlock the Dragon’s Breath attachment in MW3

Melt the competition.

Ever wanted to breathe fire like a dragon? You can in Modern Warfare 3.

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Call of Duty players know full well about the Dragon’s Breath, which has ruined the Warzone meta several times over the past few years. So, it’s time to arm yourself with one to, literally, fight fire with fire in CoD.

Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the Dragon’s Breath attachment in MW3.

How to get the Dragon’s Breath attachment in MW3

12 Gauge Dragon's Breath ammo attachment in Modern Warfare 3
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To get the 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath attachment in MW3, you need to reach Level 28 with the Expedite 12 shotgun or complete its Armory Unlock challenges after reaching Level 25. Once unlocked, you can use this attachment with all shotguns except the Riveter.

Here’s a list of eight shotguns that you can use:

  • Expedite 12
  • KV Broadside
  • Lockwood 680
  • Haymaker
  • Lockwood 300
  • Bryson 800
  • MX Guardian
  • Bryson 890

Dragon’s Breath attachment challenge in MW3

Call of Duty’s Blaze Up event went live on April 10, and one of its challenges is to get 40 Operator Kills with the Dragon’s Breath attachment in MW3. You can earn a Double Battle Pass XP token upon completing this challenge, but it has also appeared as a challenge numerous times before.

Securing 40 kills with a shotgun while sliding or crouching requires effort. We recommend running the 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath attachment with the Lockwood 680 and simply queue for Small Map Mosh Pit. You will constantly run into enemies in this mode, and you can feasibly complete the challenge in just a handful of games.

Here are all the attachments, including the 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath, for the Lockwood 680 that will help you decimate your targets at short range:

Lockwood 680 equipped with five attachments including the dragon's breath ammunition in MW3
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  • Muzzle: XTEN Full Choke
  • Barrel: Bryson Hammerforged Long Barrel
  • Stock: Sawed Off Mod
  • Ammunition: 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath
  • Bolt: Express Light Bolt

The Blaze Up event ends on April 24 in Call of Duty, a few days before Season 3 Reloaded is expected to go live in MW3 and Warzone.


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