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Best CR-56 AMAX loadout and class setup in Warzone

The AMAX loadout you should be using.

In Warzone, the CR-56 AMAX is one of the harder-hitting assault rifles you can get in your loadout. It’s slower-firing but properly shreds enemies if you’re hitting your shots right, and in the current meta it’s a perfect addition to your arsenal. So then, here’s the attachments and gear to choose for the best CR-56 AMAX loadouts in Warzone.


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How to unlock the CR-56 AMAX in Warzone

The CR-56 AMAX was added during Modern Warfare’s Season 4 update, so it can’t be unlocked through normal levelling. Instead, you’ll need to carry out a challenge that’s far easier in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer modes but is still absolutely doable in modes like Plunder. Get 3 gunbutt kills while using an assault rifle in 15 different matches is the task, and our friends over at Metabomb have some tips on achieving this more easily.


Best CR-56 AMAX loadout in Warzone

For high-damage ranged assault rifling, the CR-56 AMAX is extremely popular with the more high-skill players. Once you have the recoil under control it feels absolutely fantastic to take chunks out of the enemy health bar at long ranges, so give this thing a shot if you want a really strong and high-damage weapon.

Best mid- to long-range CR-56 AMAX loadout in Warzone

This is the best CR-56 AMAX loadout for the Warzone meta at the moment. High damage, massive range, and low recoil mean you can bring this out at any stage of a game as long as you have a close-up support weapon in tow. Here’s the attachments you should go for with the CR-56 AMAX:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor (Level 66)
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440 (Level 44)
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic (Level 26)
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip (Level 37)
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags (Level 31)

The Monolithic Suppressor is an absolute must-have. Staying off the radar and increasing your range is just ridiculous, so you should be looking to use this on almost all your loadouts for Modern Warfare guns. However, it’s unlocked at weapon level 66, so you will need to grind a bit. Head into MW multiplayer or Plunder and pop a double weapon XP token to make this loadout the best it can be.

Range-wise, the XRK Zodiac S440 barrel is the one to go for. It does everything you need in a heavy-duty barrel, from boosting your range and bullet velocity to helping your recoil, which is a problem many players have with the AMAX.

The VLK 3.0x Optic is perfect for this gun too, as it offers a clean reticle with solid zoom without ruining your ADS speed too much. It also helps your recoil control for some reason.

For your underbarrel grip, the Ranger Foregrip is usually the one to pick out. It’ll harm your mobility slightly, but recoil is the main concern with the AMAX and this grip is the most useful for that.

There’s not a huge amount of choice when it comes to ammo, so I’ve put on the 45 Round Mags, because the more bullets the better in Warzone. This is especially true in squad-based modes.


Best close-range CR-56 AMAX loadout in Warzone

This is a tougher build to succeed with, but getting a load of CR-56 AMAX close-up kills can be super satisfying. You’ll have to go hard down the mobility route and pair this gun with a ranged weapon, but for you meta-defiers out there, give this loadout a shot:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor (Level 66)
  • Laser: Tac Laser (Level 61)
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic (Level 26)
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip (Level 4)
  • Stock: No Stock (Level 41)

I’ve still picked the same optic and suppressor, since you can’t really over-value them. However, this build sacrifices range and accuracy for the snappiest possible CR-56 AMAX (whilst not making it completely useless).

The Tac Laser is the perfect option for boosting your ADS speed, and you should hopefully be getting the jump on enemies so the visibility shouldn’t hurt you too much. You even get the added bonus of extra aiming stability!

The Commando Foregrip doesn’t have the ADS speed penalties holding the Ranger back, and you’ll get a bit of a boost with recoil control.

Finally, the No Stock attachment is here to boost your ADS speed and completely ruin your recoil control. It’s close-range though so don’t worry about it.


Secondary weapon

Using the ranged combo and Overkill, get out a close-range gun to support. An SMG like the MAC 10, or LC10 works great, as does the FFAR 1. If you have the close-range loadout though, grab a gun that’ll help you from further out. The Kar98k is my favourite for this purpose, or you could deck out an AUG, for range if that tickles your fancy.

Obviously though, you’re ideally running Ghost in your loadout. For this purpose, a Diamatti works just fine.


Best CR-56 AMAX loadout with Perks and Equipment

The best Perks and Equipment for the CR-56 AMAX are as follows:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

EOD is obviously great for protecting against pushes from enemies. Whether it be C4, RPGs, or even surprise Proximity Mines, EOD gives you that barrier against explosive damage that can be really helpful as you switch to your closer-range weapon to fight back. I’ve gone over Overkill and Ghost already, but basically you should be using Overkill first, and Ghost when your guns are the ones you want. Finally, Amped is my go-to option for the third slot, as it allows me to switch to the MAC-10 super quickly when some chump barges in from behind. It’s saved my skin more than once.

Equipment is less vital here, but C4 always has a utility, particularly when it comes to fighting off enemy vehicles charging at you when you try to rotate to a new location. Heartbeat Sensors are also helpful, particularly early on when not everyone has Ghost, but if a teammate is already using it then whack out your trusty Stun Grenades, perfect for assisting with pushing and fighting back against enemies pushing you.


Now you’re an expert in the CR-56 AMAX! It’s the new hotness in Verdansk, so I’d definitely advise giving it a shot. While you play, why not listen to all the Warzone War Tracks in the car, or even better, Warzone Audio Bang, the latest and greatest Warzone podcast from right here at RPS!

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