Modern Warfare Reflex weapons and perks guide

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex presents a heap of possibilities in its expansive online mode, but it can be difficult to know where to start. The Create-a-Class option unlocks at level 4 – here’s our guide to some of the best weapons and perks, and some advice on how to use them.

Primary weapons


There’s a reason the AK-47 is the world’s most famous gun: balance. It’s powerful and useful at close or long range, making it a good all-round weapon for beginners. Works well with the silencer attachment, too.


Unlocked at level 25, the G3 is worth the wait: it has an outstanding rate of fire. Equip the ACOG or Red Dot sights – unlike with other rifles, using these won’t reduce the amount of damage you inflict.


Available right from the start, this is actually one of the best guns you’ll come across. With a high rate of fire and a negligible amount of recoil, this is a dependable weapon in almost every situation.


Acquired at level 28, this is much more powerful than the MP5, but can be harder to aim as a result. Accuracy worsens when you equip an attachment – the best way to counter this is with the Steady Aim perk.


LMGs can be great – they have an incredible firing rate, and they’re great fun – but the reload times can be agonising. Sleight of Hand is a must, and Stopping Power is recommended to offset its low power.


A highly accurate sniper rifle, even if it’s not the most powerful of the bunch. Use the ACOG scope and the Stopping Power perk and you’ll be practically unstoppable, and every other player on the map will hate your guts.


Unlocked at level 7, this is less impressive than the M40A3, except in one important respect: it’s a semi-automatic. The ability to fire in bursts is handy for players with less confident aim, particularly beginners.

Side arms

USP .45

This is a starter weapon, but it’s still a great choice of pistol thanks to its large clip size and relatively high power. It works well with a silencer, making this a good back-up weapon for lurking sniper classes.

Desert Eagle

This is much more powerful than the USP, and an undeniably cool pistol to wield. However, it’s not without drawbacks: the Eagle’s quite a loud gun, it’s impossible to fit a silencer, and there’s a massive amount of recoil.


  • samsquatch - December 29, 2010 5:25 a.m.

    Ok so all of you Wii haters out there, what can you do while using you 360 or ps3 controllers besides twiddl your thumbs? On the Wii you acctually use your arms and get the exercise you need to make up for the time you spend sitting on the couch playing the games (which are improved versions of the 360/ps3 versions)The Wii is also better because it is more life like. I mean in war do you push a stick to move your gun or do you move you hand and arm to aim the gun.Also in real life when you are done moving your gun does it sit there perfectly still or does it continue to move with your arm.I would like to see some of you Wii haters try and play in an online match on the Wii and see how you hold up. The Wii takes a lot more skill to control and play first person shooter games on. so go get a video camera and a Wii so we all can see how well you do on the Wii. Wii Rules!!! P.S. notice i capitolized the word Wii every time in this paragraph and din't capitolize the xbox360 or ps3 P.S.S. i did not mean to offend anyone with this comment i just ment to set some people in their place.
  • 74fb33bsb - October 29, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    peterwalker i agree
  • peterwalker - July 27, 2010 1:50 p.m.

    triston i dont know what my wii code is right now but my online name is Ruthless.
  • peterwalker - July 22, 2010 2 p.m.

    ill send you and invite triston.
  • peterwalker - July 22, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    just for the record i have a wii that my parents gave me. some of us dont have the choice to get an xbox or ps3. so like me i have to settle for the wii games because i dont have an xbox 360 even though i would love to have one. why dont you faggits stop going around hatin on every other system and go comment on your own game!! dammit its not our fault wii wasnt made for hardcore gameplay. idiots. get a life haters. nobody cares whether xbox is better. were discussing the wii online gameplay not yours! dumbassses
  • chronias - July 15, 2010 12:02 p.m.

    this guide is so lame! omg yawn... im thinkin of writing one....
  • Erock97 - June 10, 2010 8:17 p.m.

    I So Agree triston7
  • triston7 - June 4, 2010 2:37 a.m.

    yea well people shouldnt talk crap about wii just a game console jeez and cod:mw1 is great but yeah this guide is kinda misleading like the g3 i mean really missleading it only fires one shot so there if you have cod:mw1 for wii add these friend codes and send me your friends codes ill add you okay the codes are 397632873382 and 208087885250
  • Philthedinosaur42 - April 21, 2010 11:18 p.m.

    lol look at all the trolls sitting in ther moms base ment tellin us their games better
  • rickie - January 25, 2010 8:41 p.m.

    This game rocks the Wii platform. Yes, the XBox, PS3, and PC versions are all better. I've played the XBox version and was impressed with the graphics. However, I am one of those who refuses to buy the newest console when it comes out. I'm not going to do it. I'm old enough to remember the original Atari, had a SEGA64 and watched my brother, who was barely getting by, purchase every new Nintendo and PS version ever made. If the XBox and other non-Wii consoles had controls like the Wii, weapon aiming with one hand and body movement with the other, they would be even better.
  • Cogglesz - December 17, 2009 6:56 p.m.

    @backbonesalsa You sound like quite the fanboy yourself, who gives a fuck about what console can get you laid more, i dont go out and buy one because i've got pussy on my mind.
  • mysterioso - December 13, 2009 2:40 p.m.

    Hang on a sec, The G-3 on wii is full auto?
  • backbonesalsa - December 12, 2009 5:38 p.m.

    -one more thing, Wii gamers have a bigger chance of getting laid than the gamers on the other consoles. I just turned 15, so yes, i'm a "virgin gamer". ... You been screwed how many times?
  • backbonesalsa - December 12, 2009 5:33 p.m.

    @grahcktherock Yes and if you get enough kills, you can send a blue shell at the leading player! Give me a break, if you grew up on and liked Nintendo, I'm Mario himself (i know you will say "Hello Mario" so don't bother ;-) ) And dont worry about us pathetic Wii gamers, we have tons of people playing it, a nice portion of fun and we don't have to listen to (choke) noisy kids over the speakers. Oh and calling Modern Warfare a combat sim, is a wery stupid thing to say.... just saying. And none of the people you listed play games like this. Heck i don't really either play it much either, because.... you do know games like theese are the real casual games of this generation, along with the cheaply produced minigame collections (No, Wario-ware and Mario Party is not considered to be among them.) ... Phew, nice to let out a little steam from time to time, thanks for listening! and good nigth!
  • Felixthecat - December 11, 2009 8:33 p.m.

    @grahktherock Lol, dumbass fanboy.
  • grahktherock - December 11, 2009 3:05 a.m.

    so shadowfox the only things missing are basicaly people to play with....someway to commincate with them in a team combat sim, maps, the good ol kill cam, graphics and fun. wow way to defend it. sold me!! where can i pay my 3$ for a copy!!
  • grahktherock - December 11, 2009 2:57 a.m.

    @ shadowfox, felixthecat hey virgins for life, i have a wii-tarded, guess what it does catch dust and keep the floor warm. Total joke, is mario an unlockable, or maybe three seeker shells are a killstreak perk. I grew up on nintendo systems....keyword grew up. I guess the list should be, moms, brats, girlfriends, and pale weak ninfannyboys. lol death to the wii
  • twewy13 - December 10, 2009 9:21 p.m.

    is that all there is to the guide? or is it going to be updated someday? because it suks as of now, and some of it is actually wrong!!!
  • ShadowFox08 - December 10, 2009 9:15 a.m.

    oh nevermind.. I see.. I said AK-47u, instead of AK-74u. My apologies for the typo.
  • ShadowFox08 - December 10, 2009 9:13 a.m.

    @Cwf2008: I don't know what you're talking about? I don't see how it was really necessary for me to mention that AK-74u is a submachine gun, and the AK-47 is an assault in this situation.

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