The MTZ-556 is an early unlockable assault rifle in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. While the default class has a decent suite of attachments, this assault rifle really excels with the right loadout.
Once you’ve unlocked the best attachments for the MTZ-556, it becomes one of the best weapons in all of Modern Warfare 3. When you pair that with the right equipment and perks (which now come in the forms of gloves, boots, and vests), you can be completely unstoppable on any of the game’s maps. This is the best MTZ-556 loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Best Modern Warfare 3 MTZ-556 Loadout
The MTZ-556 already excels at close and mid-range, so these attachments will boost its long-distance capabilities and give you an edge over the competition.
- Optic: MK. 23 Reflector
- Stock: Bruen Archangel MK2
- Barrel: MTZ Clinch Pro Barrel
- Muzzle: Colossus Suppressor
- Rear Grip: Bruen TR-24 Assault Grip
Even though the MK. 23 Reflector is the first optic you unlock for the MTZ-556, that doesn’t mean it’s bad. It provides one of the clearest sight pictures in the game and doesn’t hinder your ADS speed at all. When paired with the Bruen Archangel MK2 stock, and the Bruen TR-24 Assault Grip the MTZ-556 will become a laser with easily manageable recoil.
Taking advantage of the smoother recoil and handling, the MTZ Clinch Pro Barrel increases the weapon’s bullet velocity and range, making it capable of outputting damage at long range instead of being stuck as a short to mid-range assault rifle. Finally, since the classic mini-map and red dots are back in MW3, the Colossus Suppressor will help you stay hidden during matches while also providing yet another minor boost to recoil control.
Best Secondary Weapon for MTZ-556 Loadout
The best secondary weapon to pair with this MTZ-556 build is the reliable Renetti, which is unlocked at level 21 for secondary weapons. You can use whatever attachments you like with this pistol, but make sure you add the Akimbo Grips so you can dual-wield two of them. This will supplement the MTZ-556’s reduced short-range capabilities in this build.
MTZ-556 MW3 Loadout Perks & Gear
Keeping in line with the stealthy, accurate build for the MTZ-556, this loadout’s gear is all about getting the drop on enemies and staying ahead of the curve. If you have decent map knowledge and pay attention to spawns during matches, you’ll be able to surprise the enemy team every time.
- Lethal: Frag Grenade
- Tactical: Battle Rage
- Field Equipment: Comm Scrambler
- Gloves: Scavenger
- Boots: Stalker
- Vest: Ghost T/V Camo
The Frag Grenade can be replaced with any Lethal Equipment of your choice, but it’s a trusty choice. Battle Rage is arguably the strongest Tactical Equipment, so we couldn’t leave it out of this loadout. The Comms Scrambler is a nice addition here too, preventing enemies from using killstreaks and jamming their UAV and radar systems.
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The Gear (or Perks) for this loadout are familiar fan favorites. To maintain ammunition, Scavenger is a must-have for your Gloves. Stalker Boots let you strafe faster and move more quickly in ADS, which will make you harder to hit during firefights. Last but certainly not least, Ghost T/V Camo is just the classic Ghost Perk. You won’t show up on UAV radar or Heartbeat Sensors, which pairs nicely with the MTZ-556’s suppressor.
How to Unlock MTZ-556 in MW3 Multiplayer
Players unlock the MTZ-556 once they reach level 12 in Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer. This is a relatively early level, considering there are 55 levels before Prestige, meaning you can start creating the build mentioned in this guide sooner rather than later.
If you have trouble leveling up in MW3 multiplayer, know that Ground War is the best mode to gain the most experience points quickly. Ground War is a mode that offers the player a higher number of objectives and more players to kill, leading to more overall experience points at the end of the match.
Continue playing Ground War and try your best to perform well, and you will reach level 12 in no time and unlock the MTZ-556 Assault Rifle!
- This article was updated on November 16th, 2023