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Best MW3 SVA-545 loadout and class setup

Hyperburst your opponents with this SVA 545 build for Modern Warfare 3

A close-up of the SVA-545 Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 3.
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Activision

Looking for the best SVA 545 loadout in Modern Warfare 3? The SVA 545 is one of the best Assault Rifles in Modern Warfare 3 and is often among the recommended picks for players.

Veteran Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players will notice that the SVA 545 shares a similarity with the Call Of Duty: Black Ops' AN-94, particularly with its hyperburst feature. Every trigger squeeze lets loose two shots at an extraordinarily fast firing rate, offering up the potential to massacre the opposition as long as your aim is true.

If you've got steady sights and enjoy racking up kills in rapid succession, you're in the right place. Below we'll walk you through building the best SVA 545 loadout and class setup in Modern Warfare 3, ensuring that you'll mow down targets left and right with this powerful weapon.

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Why use the SVA 545 in MW3?

Mastery of the hyperburst and run-and-gun tactics are essential to making the most out of the SVA 545. This weapon rewards accuracy, ambushing opponents with two fast headshots (and maybe a third to the torso), and an all-around aggressive playstyle. There's more of a difficulty curve present here than with other Assault Rifles, but the SVA 545 is absolutely worth the practice if you have patience and a practiced trigger finger.

Best SVA 545 loadout in MW3

  • Muzzle: HMRES Mod Suppressor
  • Stock: Markeev R11 Stock
  • Ammunition: 5.45 High Grain
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
Screenshot of a SVA 545 attachment loadout in Modern Warfare 3
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Activision

Our loadout strengthens the SVA 545's run-and-gun potential by boosting its damage, range, and mobility. Thanks to the hyperburst feature, there's less of a focus on recoil control and handling with this loadout than we might suggest for other weapons. As long as you hit those first few shots, in other words, you're good.

Muzzle: HMRES Mod Suppressor

The HMRES Mod Suppressor ups bullet velocity and keeps you undetectable via radar, which is exactly what you want when vaulting into position to get the drop on enemies.

Stock: Markeev R11 Stock

Select the Markeev R11 Stock for an increase in gun kick control, movement speed, firing aim stability, and sprint speed - basically, everything you require for a mobile run-and-gun build that stays off the enemy's map until you're right behind them.

Ammunition: 5.45 High Grain

The SVA 545's damage range isn't the highest from the get-go, but 5.45 High Grain ammo paired with the bullet velocity from the HMRES Mod Suppressor is an excellent combo that'll pack a punch. Once again, it's all about getting a quick kill with those first two shots.

Magazine: 45 Round Mag

While it's important to stay mobile with the SVA 545, a bigger magazine is also better, especially if you struggle with hyperburst accuracy. The 45 Round Mag strikes a nice balance between upping ammo capacity without wrecking your mobility too much.

Optic: Slate Reflector

Optics are a personal preference, but our go-to recommendation is the Slate Reflector. Its easy rectangular shape and perfectly sized laser dot are great for the precision aiming required to nail hyperburst shots, and it also doesn't obstruct much screen space. Alternatively, you may prefer to shoot without an optic. If this is the case, equip the SVA 545 with the STV Precision Barrel for even more bullet velocity and range, with the only trade-off a slight drop in mobility.

Best SVA 545 class setup: Secondary weapon

Striker, KV Inhibitor, Renetti.

If you find yourself missing your shots and need the reliability of a SMG, you can't go wrong with the Striker as an excellent supplementary primary. Check out our MW3 best Striker loadout for more details on which attachments are a handy match for one of the most popular guns in Modern Warfare 3.

On the other hand, if you're contending with hosts of opponents at long-range, you're better off putting the SVA 545 and Striker aside and going for a sniper rifle like the KV Inhibitor. The Longbow is another possible choice, but the KV Inhibitor boasts a semi-automatic firing rate that'll feel more familiar to SVA 545 users than bolt-action firing.

Of course, to have a secondary weapon like those mentioned above you'll need access to either the Overkill or Gunner Vest which will allow two primary weapons within your loadout. If you're rocking a different Vest (like the one we recommend below), you'll need a good sidearm. One of the best pistols in Modern Warfare 3, is the Renetti. The Renetti is a three-shot burst pistol that becomes a great all-arounder when equipped with the JAK Ferocity Carbine. If you want a secondary weapon with fantastic accuracy, damage and handling, the Renetti is a top pick.

Best SVA 545 class setup: Perks and Equipment

Infantry Vest, Lightweight Boots, Scavenger Gloves, Deployable Cover, EOD Padding, Frag Grenade, Battle Rage.

For your Vest and Boots of choice, we reccomend the Infantry Vest and Lightweight Boots for the tactical sprint buffs. The Scavenger Gloves will keep your ammunition levels high, though you can also take the Quick-Grip Gloves if you'd prefer to speedily swap between weapons.

Since you'll be going full aggro with the SVA 545, there's always a chance that you might become a target for desperate explosive manoeuvres. The EOD Padding is a nice Gear option to keep yourself safe, though you can also take Bone Conduction to keep an ear out for any foes who might be following your lead and masking themself from radar.

You can go with whatever combination of Lethal and Tactical equipment that you prefer, but we like a Frag Grenade for disorienting targets and dealing damage when all else fails. Using the SVA 545 often puts you in the heat of battle, so keep Battle Rage equipped for health regeneration and another increase to tactical sprint. Lastly, for your Field Equipment choice, there are plenty of solid options, but we like the Deployable Cover, for a bit of extra protection when you're bogged down by enemies.

For more Modern Warfare tips and tricks, check out our guide to the best perks in-game for optimal loadouts.

Screenshot of a SVA 545 equipment loadout in Modern Warfare 3
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Activision

How to unlock the SVA 545 in MW3

To unlock the SVA 545 in MW3, you'll need to reach player level 4 by acrruing enough player XP. This is a surprisingly easy feat that shouldn't take you too long. Just make sure you're playing in Multiplayer or Zombies mode and not neglecting daily and weekly challenges.

You'll get even more XP if you manage to secure a win or if you use Double XP Tokens. It's also around this time that you'll unlock the Gunsmith, meaning you'll be able to apply attachments and get more out of your loadouts. See above for our top attachment picks for the SVA 545.

Best SVA 545 alternatives in Modern Warfare 3


There's definitely an appeal to the SVA 545's unique firing capabilities that aren't there with MW3's other Assault Rifles, but with that uniqueness comes the potential for frustration. If you can't master the hyperburst, there's no shame in switching to another weapon. The MCW remains the most popular Assault Rifle in the game with better damage and range values than the SVA 545, at least without any attachments.

And that's a wrap on our SVA 545 loadout for Modern Warfare 3. For more comprehensive details on top-tier weapons in the game, see our list of the best guns in Modern Warfare 3, along with our MW3 best loadouts guide.

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