Best Tyr Akimbo Zombies Build in Modern Warfare 3

Leveling up this gun in Zombies is way easier.

by Diego Perez
An operator stood in the Modern Warfare 3 Zombies lobby, sans UI
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The Tyr is one of the worst pistols in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. At least, it’s one of the worst in Multiplayer and Warzone. In Zombies, on the other hand, the Tyr is one of the best weapons in the game.

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If you’ve been grinding camo challenges in Modern Warfare 3, then you’re already familiar with the Tyr’s infamous fire rate and other drawbacks. Using the weapon in Zombies is much less frustrating. With the right attachment setup and a Pack-a-Punch or two, the Tyr becomes a certified undead slaying machine. Here’s how you can build the Tyr to survive longer in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies matches.

Best Tyr Zombies Build

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This Akimbo Snakeshot Tyr build counteracts the weapon’s biggest weaknesses by improving its fire rate and making it a highly mobile gun focused on hip firing. With these attachments, you can mow down hordes of undead foes with ease:

  • Barrel: ZIU-16 Heavy Long Barrel
  • Laser: XTEN Sidearm-L400
  • Ammunition: 12.7x55mm Snake Shot
  • Trigger Action: Ullr’s Fury
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo Tyr

This is a pretty standard Akimbo Snakeshot build for the Tyr. The ZIU-16 Heavy Long Barrel not only provides a nice boost to recoil control but also buffs the Tyr’s damage range. The XTEN Sidearm-L400 Laser reduces the weapon’s hip fire spread and increases its sprint-to-fire speed, which is a perfect match for a pair of Akimbo guns.

Since crowd control is a huge part of Zombies, this build gives the Tyr 12.7×55 Snake Shot Ammunition. The Tyr’s standard fire rate is an issue when faced with huge hordes too, so the Ullr’s Fury Trigger Action will make it shoot more like a normal pistol. You can swap the Laser and Barrel with other attachments of your choosing, but the Laser, Akimbo, and Snake Shot Ammunition are essential in any Tyr Zombies build.

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With this Akimbo Snake Shot Tyr setup, you’ll be able to survive the toughest encounters in the Urzikstan Exclusion Zone. You can breeze through Story Missions and Dark Aether Rifts alike, and the Mercenaries scattered across the map won’t pose much of a threat to you either.

- This article was updated on December 6th, 2023

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.