The Best DG-58 LSW Builds In MW3

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The DG-58 LSW is one of three LMGs that launched with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It features low recoil, a reasonably fast fire rate for its class, and a plethora of attachment options. While not the most powerful weapon, the DG-58 can hold its own with the right build.


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Thanks to aftermarket parts, you can turn the DG-58 into a fast-firing SMG or a highly accurate LMG. This guide will showcase how to create both variants that excel in core multiplayer ord large-scale modes like Ground War. We’ll also give loadout and perk recommendations for each weapon build.


Accuracy DG-58 LSW Build

DG-58 LSW Build
Attachment Pros And Cons
MK. 3 Reflector (Optic)
Wudi Long Barrel (Barrel)
  • +Aiming Idle Sway
  • +Bullet Velocity & Range
  • +Recoil Control
  • +Gun Kick Control
  • -Hipfire and Tac Stance Spread
  • -Sprint to Fire Speed
  • -Movement Speed
  • -Aim Walking Speed
ELR Blackfire Compensator (Muzzle)
SL Skeletal Vertical Grip (Underbarrel)
  • +Aim Down Sights Speed
  • +Vertical Recoil
  • +Gun Kick Control
  • +Sprint to Fire Speed
  • -Hipfire and Tac Stance Spread
  • -Horizontal Recoil
Varanus Steady Grip (Grip)
  • +Firing Aim Stability
  • +Gun Kick Control
  • +Recoil Control

The DG-58 LSW’s lack of ADS-enhancing attachments limit our options for an aggressive build, at least when it’s configured as an LMG. The good news is that you can configure this LMG to become pinpoint accurate with recoil control and aiming sway attachments. It won’t be good in close quarters, but this weapon will excel in long-range maps and the Ground War playlist.

The Wudi Long Barrel gives a sizable boost to the gun’s range and recoil control stats, making it better suited for long-range fights. Since the vertical recoil is quite noticeable for the first few shots, we use the ELR Blackfire Compensator and SL SKeletal Vertical Grip to fix this. Run the Varanus Steady Grip to buff the gun’s firing aim stability, and you have an LMG with virtually no recoil.

Loadout Recommendations

Perks
Vest Overkill
Gloves Marksman Gloves
Boots Stalker Boots
Gear EOD
Equipment
Secondary Any SMG
Tactical Stim
Lethal Throwing Knife

An LMG is a powerhouse at longer distances, but you’ll need to compensate for its poor CQC performance while creating your loadout. The Overkill Vest is a great choice here, allowing you to run any weapon in your secondary slot while granting Quick-Grip and Commando Gloves for free. This lets you instantly switch between weapons and reload while sprinting.

For perks, the Scavenger Gloves are a solid option since this gun experiences minimal flinch and the Overkill Vest already provides two glove perks. Stalker Bots make strafing during a gunfight easier, and EOD makes you highly resistant to enemy explosives. Pair the DG-58 with an SMG to make this build more competitive in close quarters. Some good options include the Rival-9, Striker, and WSP-9.

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Nightshade Rifle DG-58 LSW Build

DG-58 LSW Build
Attachment Pros And Cons
Jak Nightshade Rifle Kit (Aftermarket Part)
  • +Mobility & Handling
  • +Tac Stance Spread
  • +Rate of Fire
  • -Bullet Velocity & Range
  • -Damage
  • -Magazine Ammo Capacity
FSS OLE-V Laser (Laser)
  • +Aiming Stability
  • +Aim Down Sights Speed
  • +Sprint to Fire Speed
L4R Flash Hider (Muzzle)
  • Muzzle Flash Concealment
  • +Recoil Control
  • +Gun Kick Control
Varanus Steady Grip (Grip)
  • +Firing Aim Stability
  • +Gun Kick Control
  • +Recoil Control
Recoil Reduction Buttplate (Stock)
  • +Gun Kick Control
  • +Recoil Control
  • -Aim Down Sights Speed
  • -Sprint to Fire Speed
  • -Sprint Speed
  • -Movement Speed

Installing the Jak Nightshade Rifle Kit on the DG-58 LSW converts it into an SMG/AR hybrid, granting a massive 21% fire rate buff at the cost of your headshot multiplier and recoil. The added recoil is a serious penalty that makes this gun practically unsable out of the box. You can’t use underbarrel attachments with this aftermarket part, so reducing the DG-58’s recoil is going to be tricky.

Due to this weapon’s high recoil and lack of attachment options, we strongly discourage using a suppressor. All suppressors that reduce recoil have immense downsides and aren’t worth using.

We use the Varanus Steady Grip, L4R Flash Hider, and Recoil Reduction Buttplate to reduce the weapon’s recoil as much as possible without greatly harming the DG-58’s handling stats. Aiming stability becomes an issue with this configuration, however, so we use the FSS OLE-V Laser to fix that. The recoil on this build is still significant, so try to avoid fights past 30 meters.

Loadout Recommendations

Perks
Vest Infantry
Gloves Scavenger Gloves
Boots Lightweight Boots
Gear Mag Holster
Equipment
Secondary Preference
Tactical Stim
Lethal Throwing Knife
Field Upgrade Dead Silence

Since this build doesn’t use a suppressor, speed and aggression are critical to finding success with the DG-58’s rifle conversion kit. We start with the Infantry Vest, granting the Running Sneakers perk for free. We then use Lightweight Boots to greatly improve our movement speed, allowing us to push angles far faster than anyone else. If you need to flank an enemy, use Dead Silence.

Since this gun has a fairly slow reload time, we use Mag Holster to greatly speed it up. And since the DG-58 chews through ammo with this conversion kit, this loadout uses Scavenger Gloves to restock ammo after every kill. Pair this build with Stims and Throwing Knives to double-down on a fairly aggressive playstyle. Stick to short-range fights, and you should be able to compete with most SMGs and ARs.

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