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Best CR-56 AMAX loadout and class setup in Call of Duty: Warzone

The best AMAX loadout you should be using in Warzone.

Searching for the best CR-56 AMAX loadout in Warzone Pacific? 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. Even after numerous nerfs, it's an excellent rifle. This guide will break down all the attachments you need for the best CR-56 AMAX loadout in Warzone.

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Best CR-56 AMAX loadout in Warzone

For high-damage ranged assault rifling, the CR-56 AMAX is extremely popular with high-skill players. Once you have the recoil under control it feels absolutely fantastic to take chunks out of the enemy health at long ranges. Give this thing a shot if you want a really strong, 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
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
A long-range build for the CR-56 AMAX in Warzone

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
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Stock: No Stock

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 Modern Warfare MP5 works great, as does the Cold War AK-47. 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 a Swiss K31 if that tickles your fancy.

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.

Now you’re an expert in the CR-56 AMAX! Even if you missed its most overpowered days, it's still worth giving it a shot. If you need catching up on the Season 5 Perk adjustments, we've got up to date rankings for every Perk in Warzone. For a full rundown of the meta check out our guide to the best loadouts in Warzone and best guns tier list.

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