The introduction of the SVA 545 in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 marks the return of the classic Abakan assault rifle, a fan-favorite from the previous games that comes with a unique two-shot hyperburst firing mode. It’s as lethal as it was in the past, and it’s back to re-establish its dominance.
The SVA 545 strikes a balance between a full-auto assault rifle and a burst-fire one, offering players a level of versatility that no other gun in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has. Here’s one particular build for this weapon that capitalizes on its hyperburst feature without completely sacrificing its full-auto capabilities.
MW3 SVA 545 Loadout
Tap-firing with the SVA 545 is the key to scoring quick kills from medium range. The gun’s hyperburst feature almost completely eliminates recoil when firing, making it incredibly accurate even without any attachments. The following mod setup aims to further tighten the SVA 545’s shot grouping to make it even more competitive in those long-ranged engagements.
- Muzzle: Sonic Suppressor
- Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support
- Ammo: 5.45 Hollowpoint
- Stock: FT Tac Elite V3
- Sight: Any
The Bruen Heavy Support grip is a great option for anyone who’s looking to make their gun more controllable. It does reduce ADS speed, but it’s not enough to make the SVA 545 feel sluggish. The following image shows the difference between a modded (right) and unmodded (left) SVA 545’s burst-fire shot groupings.
Hollowpoint ammo is great for any burst-fire weapon since it slows enemies, making follow-up bursts easier to hit. Players who don’t have an issue with tracking their targets should use High-Grain Rounds instead to boost the SVA 545’s effective range.
For the other three mod slots, players can use whatever attachments they prefer. However, we recommend the Sonic Suppressor to improve the gun’s bullet velocity while keeping the player hidden on the radar. Meanwhile, not only can the FT Tac Elite stock reduce recoil when firing in full-auto, but it also helps stabilize the player’s aim when lining up a burst.
For the rest of the tactical gear loadout, use the following:
- Vest: Infantry
- Sidearm: Any
- Tactical: Scatter Mines
- Lethal: Semtex
- Field Upgrade: Any
- Gloves: Marksman
- Boots: Stalker
- Gear: EOD Padding
Scatter Mines can cover the player’s flanks, giving them a heads up for when an enemy is trying to sneak up behind them while they hold a lane. Semtex, on the other hand, gives players some extra ordnance for when they need to push an objective. Feel free to replace this with Claymores or Proximity Mines to double down on the turtle playstyle.
The Marksman Gloves and Stalker Boots combo is arguably the best when it comes to straight-up dueling. The flinch resistance – and extra movement speed while aiming – serve as two layers of defense against incoming shots. Combine these with EOD Padding to shrug off incoming explosives.
Overall, this build should help players lock down those long sight lines without necessarily using a sniper or marksman rifle. They’ll be more than capable of dealing with close-range threats, and there’s enough flexibility when it comes to equipment and secondary weapons that can let them handle everything else.
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November 10, 2023