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For other variants, see L96A1 and L115.

The L118A is a bolt-action sniper rifle that appears in Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It was first shown during footage at the Call of Duty XP event.

Find Makarov: Operation KingfishEdit

The L118A is seen in a weapons cache during Soap's briefing with Shepherd.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

L118A1 menu icon MW3

98, 70 (silenced) (MP)

Weapon Class

Sniper Rifle

Magazine Size

5 rounds (7 with Extended Mags)

Unlocked at

Level 4 (Multiplayer)
Level 35 (Survival Mode)

Cost (Survival Mode)


Starting Ammunition

5 + 15 (MP)
7 + 23 (Extended Mags)

Maximum Ammunition

40 (MP)

Reload Time

3.03s loaded, 4.3s unloaded

Rate of Fire

50 RPM



Fire Mode


Used by

All teams

HUD icon


Sound(s) Original sound

w/ Suppressor


The L118A is unlocked as soon as Create-a-Class is unlocked. The L118A has high damage multipliers, killing in one shot reliably from the stomach up. It has high recoil, but since it resets while the bolt is cycled, it isn't much of an issue. Its rate of fire is quite slow and can make the user vulnerable if he/she is faced with multiple opponents at once. Its reload is manageable but slow, and can only be partially mitigated with Sleight of Hand.

The MSR is often preferred to the L118A due to its faster bolt cycling, but the L118A is unlocked much earlier, and has the same base damage as the MSR.

In the game mode Money in the Denk, the L118A appears in the "Denk" class, where it has the Impact proficiency.

Weapon AttachmentsEdit


  • Kick - Unlocked at weapon level 4.
  • Impact - Unlocked at weapon level 10.
  • Attachments - Unlocked at weapon level 14.
  • Focus - Unlocked at weapon level 18.
  • Speed - Unlocked at weapon level 24.
  • Stability - Unlocked at weapon level 28.

Survival ModeEdit

The L118A is available in Survival Mode at level 35 and costs $2000. It is not very effective to use, since it rarely kills in one shot at later rounds and has poor handling in close quarters. Despite the poor handling, combining it with an assault rifle, LMG or SMG will make it very effective for a player's team, as they could potentially have the L118A user take a sniping role like in multiplayer, and still have something for medium to close ranges on hand. However, aiming for the head will be required later on, and even then, multiple shots and the Sleight of Hand or Quickdraw perks will be required to negate the reload or be able to shoot an aimed shot at a target faster without flinching and taking damage.


For camouflage images, see L118A/Camouflage.
For attachment images, see L118A/Attachments.


L118A Demonstration - Modern Warfare 300:31

L118A Demonstration - Modern Warfare 3


  • The 1000 kill emblem is listed as "L118A3".
  • When the L118A has an ACOG and Silencer attached, the Silencer might intrude on the target dot sightly.
  • The name for the HUD icon in the files for the L118A is labeled "L96A1".
  • The Create-a-Class image shows the L118A's stock as a very light olive green with a black scope and an iron-coated barrel, but in-game the weapon has a tan stock and scope and a black barrel.

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