How Many Kills for a Nuke in MW3? – Answered

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It’s a long-standing tradition in the competitive multiplayer modes of Call of Duty to reward a killstreak with powerful boons. The best of them all is, of course, the nuke. It’s a map-clearing monster capable of winning the game for whichever side manages to hit the max kill streak in MW3. Here is how many kills for a nuke in MW3 and some tips to get you there!

How Many Kills for a Nuke in Modern Warfare 3?

With the skill ceiling in competitive shooters rising higher with each passing year, achieving a nuke in Modern Warfare 3 feels like more of a challenge than in past iterations. To get a nuke in MW3, you must achieve 30 kills in a row. You cannot die on the way to 30, which makes it challenging considering the CQB nature of most maps in multiplayer.

Furthermore, any kills you acquire via other means, such as killstreaks, do not count toward the killstreak. You must use your weapons or equipment, nothing else.

It’s frantic and fast-paced, so unlocking a nuke and winning the game for your side is worthy of bragging rights!

Tips to Earn a Nuke in MW3

Many tips you’ll find online to earn a nuke in MW3 usually tell you to play it safe, move methodically, and count your shots. I suggest the opposite. Whenever I play Modern Warfare 3, the more aggressively and in-your-face I play, the better I usually perform. As such, I say go balls-to-the-wall and take the fight to the other team. If you don’t allow your opponent time to think, they’ll make mistakes, and you gain the upper hand.

Regarding your loadout, I’m a fan of the MCW. It’s a versatile rifle with a fast rate of fire and moderate damage output. The large magazine means you must reload less often, and with the right attachments, you’ll become a force on the field. Speaking of attachments, here’s a few I would suggest:

  • Stock: RB Regal Heavy Stock
  • Muzzle: T51R Billeted Brake
  • Barrel: 16.5″ MCW Cyclone Long Barrel
  • Optic: MK.23 Reflector

Other than that, use whatever you prefer!

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