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Call of Duty MW3 Longshot Guide: LMG Longshot Distance

The LMG class is one of the trickiest classes to make the most out of in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. With such intense recoil, it’s challenging to find a loadout that works and eliminates enemies with precision. Naturally, this can be an issue when you’re gunning for a longshot challenge. So, what’s the best course of action to get a longshot with an LMG in MW3? Here’s what you need to know.

LMG (Light Machine Gun) Longshot Distance in MW3

Call of Duty MW3 LMG Longshot

In order for a kill with an LMG to qualify as a longshot in MW3 it needs to be from at least 38 meters. This is a significant distance with a class like the Light Machine Gun. This gives it the same distance as the marksman rifle longshot and battle rifle longshots. Some maps will be easier than others, with certain maps like Rust being borderline impossible. Below, we’ve compiled some tips to assist you with longshots for LMGs. 

LMG Longshot Tips

We recommend focusing your attachments on both recoil and accuracy. The LMG naturally has a huge amount of recoil, but this can be combated with the right attachments. The same can be said for accuracy, which is a trade-off for the high fire rate of this gun. By attaching a grip, you can negate some of the recoil effects. In turn, this can allow you to earn longshots more frequently.

Additionally, you can look to modes like Ground War for more opportunities. Since players are so spaced out, you will have a much easier time aiming for enemies far away. Modes like Team Deathmatch encourage and enforce close combat encounters, so it can be challenging to get a 38-meter kill with an LMG there. It is also plausible to look at Hardcore game modes, as enemies can be killed with one or two bullets. 

To get to these longshot challenges, you will need to level up. Check out our weapon level-up guide here to gain levels quickly!