MW3 Tactical Stance Explained

Learn about the new Tactical Stance in Modern Warfare 3.

by Christian Bognar
What is Tactical Stance in MW3
Image: Activision

There’s a lot of buzz around Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, as developers have promised exceptional freedom of choice during combat. One of the new features introduced is the Tactical Stance, a stance available on most weapons in the game. Read further to learn everything you need to know about Tactical Stance in COD Modern Warfare 3.

What is Tactical Stance in Modern Warfare 3?

According to Sledgehammer Games through a Twitter post, Tactical Stance balances mobility and accuracy in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. The new Stance can be toggled on at any time during matches and is designed to improve maneuvering and an aggressive playstyle.

Check out the confirmation for yourself in the Sledgehammer Games post below.

Activision explains Tactical Stance further on the Call of Duty website, explaining how it is the perfect middle ground between hip-fire and aiming down sights. Tac-stance will be crucial for players entering cramped hallways and small rooms, helping to clear opponents in the path.

Tactical Stance does have a downfall, where it trades precise accuracy for improved mobility and handling. It has the potential to be more challenging for new players to land shots when using Tactical Stance, but it should be an excellent tool for veterans at the game.

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How to Use Tactical Stance in MW3

Using Tactical Stance in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is straightforward and can be done quickly. Players must toggle to Tactical Stance while aiming down sights by pressing down on the D-pad. Players can then exit Tactical Stance by pressing down on the D-pad again. This quick process makes Tac-stance easy to use.

It is also essential to know that players will enter Tactical Stance by default when sliding during combat.

If you are curious about everything new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 has to offer, feel free to head to the Call of Duty website. Activision goes into more detail about Tactical Stance and additional new features.

- This article was updated on October 7th, 2023

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Christian has been a writer of Attack of the Fanboy for over a year and has covered Shadows of Rose, Lords of the Fallen, Remnant 2, Lies of P, and more; his favorite genre is Survival Horror. He has a business degree but felt the need to take his love for video games to the gaming community. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially Always Sunny Podcast and Morbid True Crime.