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Best Warzone 2 STB 556 loadout: The best STB 556 class setup and attachments

Turn this rifle into a laserbeam with our Warzone 2 STB 556 loadout

Looking for the best STB 556 loadout in Warzone 2? Assault Rifles always do very well in Call Of Duty games, and that extends even to the wide open environments of Warzone 2. The STB 556 is our pick for the best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2, and we're sure it's going to become one of the most popular options for mid-to-long-range fighting across Al Mazrah.

In this guide we'll reveal the exact combination of attachments you need to create the very best STB 556 loadout drop in Warzone 2. With this custom AR in your back pocket ready to call down during a match, you'll find ensuring a place in the final circle to be an awful lot easier than with nearly any other weapon in the game.

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Best STB 556 loadout in Warzone 2

Here's the best STB 556 loadout in Warzone 2:

  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20 (Unlock at STB 556 lvl 18)
  • Barrel: 24.4" Bruen S-620 (Unlock at STB 556 lvl 14)
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56 (Unlock at Lachmann-762 lvl 6)
  • Comb: Bruen TS-30 Comb (Unlock at HCR 56 lvl 15)
  • Optic: SZ Holotherm (Unlock at PDSW 528 lvl 12)

The call to fame of the STB 556 is its incredible accuracy and damage falloff values, which allows it to outrange every other Assault Rifle in the Warzone 2 armoury. We've pushed the gun to its extreme with the below STB 556 build, with attachments that boost bullet velocity and range even further while also reducing its already low recoil to more or less nothing.

Warzone 2 screenshot showing the STB 556 with the Harbinger D20, 24.4" Bruen S-620, FTAC Ripper 56, SZ Holotherm, and Bruen TS-30 Comb attached.
Our STB 556 build makes it an absolute laser, with extended range and lower recoil making it easy to beam foes from a distance.

The weighty Harbinger D20 silencer is an important first part of this STB 556 loadout. Not only does it silence the weapon, but it extends the range and bullet velocity by a not insignificant amount and dampens the slight bounce of the recoil. Combine it with the longest Barrel - the 24.4" Bruen S-620 - and the range and bullet velocity is as high as you can possibly get with the STB 556.

The weight of these two attachments alone dampens the already low recoil, but to turn the STB 556 into a true laser we've also added the FTAC Ripper 56 for even more recoil stabilization and aiming stability; and the Bruen TS-30 Comb for the same reasons. It results in a slower-handling weapon, but the STB 556 isn't meant for snappy close-quarters play anyway.

Finally, we've opted for a nice clean 2x Optic in the SZ Holotherm. You can of course substitute this for any of the Warzone 2 Optics you like, but we do advise you to spare an attachment slot for the sight. The STB 556 default sights aren't terrible as Warzone 2 ironsights go, but you'll want as clean a precision sight as possible for your long-ranged shooting.

You may find this STB 556 build to be your new favourite weapon when it comes to fighting enemies at medium ranges across Al Mazrah. By focusing exclusively on range and recoil, you can turn the STB 556 into probably the most precise and accurate automatic weapon in Warzone 2.

Best STB 556 loadout secondary weapon

You may baulk at the lack of a close-range option, but we love pairing the STB 556 up with the Victus XMR for full long-ranged dominance. The Victus XMR is the best Sniper Rifle in Warzone 2 thanks to its extreme damage and range, and it works wonders when quickly followed up with the STB 556.

If you want a close-range option, however, you have several options out of the best Shotguns and best SMGs in Warzone 2. We'd advise taking either the Lachmann Sub for its mobility and devastating DPS, or the Expedite 12 for sheer stopping power in messy close-quarters situations. It all comes down to your personal preference and the ranges at which you expect to do most of your fighting.

A three-person squad exits their aircraft with weapons drawn in Warzone 2.0.

Best STB 556 class setup: Perks and Equipment

The Specter perk package (Ghost, Double Time, Tracker, Spotter) is ideal for this STB 556 build, as it helps you avoid enemy detection while also making it easy to track and kill baddies. That's a win-win, and it's all thanks to an incredibly strong array of perks that we'll explain below.

Ghost is one of the main reasons that Specter caught our eye, as it's an exceptional perk. It prevents you from being revealed on the enemy map when UAVs are passing overhead, which will prove especially useful as the map gets more compact towards the end of a match.

However, hiding from your enemies doesn't mean you can't chase them down, and the perks Tracker and Double Time will help with just that. Tracker reveals enemy footprints, which is vital information when trying to locate a nearby enemy, and Double Time extends your tactical sprint duration so that you can chase them down at breakneck pace.

Spotter is the final perk in this package, and it's great for those who like to perform more aggressive pushes. It'll highlight enemy equipment, such as claymores, when you're nearby, allowing you to avoid an almost-certain death.

Of course, you can still use equipment to derail an opponent's game. Tossing C4 into a room will do just that, causing a fiery explosion that could wipe out an entire squad if thrown into a busy room. If you're trying to keep an eye on nearby enemies who could chuck a C4 in your direction while catching your breath, make sure to use the Heartbeat Sensor in your tactical slot.

We think the STB 556 is one of the best guns in Warzone 2, particularly when clad in the above set of top-tier attachments. If you want to take a deeper dive into the gun meta, then look no further than our Warzone 2 weapon stats tables, where you can easily compare the STB 556 to its rivals and other weapons in the game.


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