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For the sniper variant, see PSG1.
For a similarly named weapon, see G36C.

The G3 is an assault rifle featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and was cut from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit

"Single-fire with a high capacity. Effective at medium to long range."
— Weapon description
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160-100 (SP), 40-30 (MP)

Damage Multipliers

Head: 3, Chest: 1, Limbs: .7 (SP), Head: 1.4, Chest: 1, Limbs: 1 (MP)

Weapon Class

Assault Rifle

Magazine Size

20 rounds

Unlocked at

Level 25

Starting Ammunition

20 + 40 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

300 (SP), 120 (MP)

Reload Time

2.75s loaded, 3.75s unloaded

Rate of Fire

600 RPM (SP), 1200 RPM max (MP)

Range (explanation)

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Moderate (SP), Low (MP)



Fire Mode

Automatic (SP), Semi-Automatic (MP)

Used by

OpFor, Ultranationalists

HUD icon

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Console codename(s)



The G3 is a very common weapon in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It can be found in most SAS missions and the later USMC levels. It is fully automatic, unlike its multiplayer variant.

It is one of the most powerful single player weapons available, dealing a maximum of 160 damage, and a minimum of 100. It has moderate recoil, but it does not matter in most cases as it is a one-hit-kill at most ranges. This makes it a great substitute for a pistol or an empty primary weapon. However, the G3's power is offset by its relatively small magazine size. The G3 also has very high initial hipfire accuracy, equivalent to that of the G36C, but the high hipfire accuracy decreases steadily as the rifle is fired fully automatic (observable by expansion of the crosshair). All these specifications make firing in bursts or in a semi-automatic-like manner useful when playing with the G3. The iron sights are relatively difficult to use at first, but are generally quite clear and simple. And with concentration and practice, the G3 can deliver high accuracy shots while aiming down the sights. Also it benefits, like the multiplayer version, greatly from reload cancelling.

Overall, it is a great weapon to use in the campaign, especially by those who like its high damage and high hipfire accuracy, and those who think that a small magazine size does not matter considering these advantages.


In multiplayer, the G3 is unlocked at Level 25 (2nd Lieutenant). The G3 is a semi-automatic rifle with high damage (40-30 damage), low recoil and very high accuracy.

The G3 excels in Hardcore mode, where it delivers one-hit kills at any range without Stopping Power (assuming the target does not have Juggernaut), and is always a one-hit-kill if Stopping Power is used. If the first shot misses, the low recoil of this gun means the player will be able to track their target and deliver a follow-on shot. Some people prefer the M14 in Hardcore, because it does not need Stopping Power for one-hit kills against Juggernauts. In Core modes the G3 is very powerful when the player has a very fast trigger finger, it is similar to an AK-47 (without attachments) but with less recoil and no sway. The need for Sleight of Hand is questionable as the G3 benefits greatly from reload cancel both empty and non-empty, because the weapon is considered as loaded before it is actually loaded.

As with all assault rifles (excluding the MP44), the attachments available include Grenade Launcher, Red Dot Sight, Suppressor and ACOG scope. When an ACOG scope is used, the G3 receives a smaller zoom than other guns with an ACOG scope (the same as the M60E4's iron sights), making it a worse weapon to use with an ACOG scope. Also, the Suppressed G3's knife stab attack's delay in dealing damage is 1.3 seconds instead of 0.13 seconds. This makes a knife kill to the front nearly impossible, as most enemies will kill the player long before the enemy is killed, but it does not affect the slash.

The G3 shares ammo with the M21, R700, M40A3, and M14.

Weapon AttachmentsEdit

Old School ModeEdit

The G3 appears in Old School Mode with 40 rounds in a magazine, and 20 in reserve.


For camouflage images, see G3/Camouflage.
For attachments images, see G3/Attachments.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

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The G3 did not appear in the final version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but files referring to it can be found. The G3 can also be seen in several pre-release screenshots and trailers.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Edit

The G3 returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. it still has the same stats as the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. However it has gained a new design.



  • Localization strings confirm that the G3 had its own grenade launcher, the HK79, in early versions of the game.
  • Despite being an assault rifle, it is grouped with the sniper rifles on the armory wall in "F.N.G.".

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