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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
For the perks with a similar effect, see Cold-Blooded and Ghost (perk).
For another perk with similar effects, see Hard-Wired.
For a similarly named perk in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, see Assassin (Cold War).

Assassin is a Tier 2 perk featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

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The perk provides its user with general invisibility to UAV Recon, Advanced UAV, Portable Radar, Thermal Scopes, and Heartbeat Sensors. Assassin Pro not only renders the player immune to Counter-UAVs, EMPs (meaning one's radar is not jammed nor does a user suffer from electronics failure) but also prevents an enemy aiming at the player from being shown a red crosshair and the player's name, which makes Marksman useless against the player. Although enemy Counter-UAVs do not jam the radar with Assassin Pro, any friendly UAVs do not work during the Counter-UAV. Likewise, the player may not call in Pointstreaks during an enemy EMP despite being visually unaffected, and all sorts of killstreaks are destroyed by an EMP even if the player using them has the Pro version.

Assassin is very effective on any stealth build in conjunction with a silencer, allowing one to remain unaffected by enemy surveillance but also become invisible on radar when firing. When combined with a ghillie suit, players carrying sniper rifles will be almost undetectable. However, experienced enemies may learn to target the player, since they lack the 'friendly' name tag shown above teammates.

Assassin or its Pro version does not protect the player from being tagged by Recon or the Recon Drone. However, these problems can be minimized, but not eliminated, when used in conjunction with Blind Eye and Dead Silence.[1]


  • In the Russian version of Modern Warfare 3, this perk is called "Murderer".
  • Compared to similar stealth perks across the franchise like Ghost and Cold Blooded, Assassin has been the most powerful perk in that regard across the entire series. It has the benefits of the two aforementioned perks, in addition to the many other benefits the Pro version grants. Future titles did away with such powerful stealth perks to discourage camping, such as Ghost automatically disabling if the player is not moving at a certain speed after a few seconds.


  1. 402 on twitter: Assassin isn't this all powerful stealth perk, Recon Drone can still see / tag you and you can be tagged by Recon.