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Best 556 Icarus loadout for Warzone 2 Season 1

Here are the attachments, Perks, and equipment that you can use to create the best Warzone 2 556 Icarus LMG loadout in Season 1.

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556 Icarus LMG

The Warzone 2 556 Icarus LMG is an effective long-range weapon, and you can utilize certain attachments, Perks as well as equipment to make the best 556 Icarus loadout for Warzone 2 Season 1.

LMGs are a great choice for Warzone 2 players engaging in long-range combat, and the 556 Icarus is a viable option because of its high damage, easy-to-control recoil as well as versatility.

If you want to make this LMG into a powerhouse during long-range engagements then you’ll need to select the right attachments, Perks, and equipment to use with it before running into battle.

Here’s the best 556 Icarus loadout for Warzone 2 Season 1.

Best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Barrel: FTAC Coldforge 16″ Barrel
  • Optic: Schlager 3.4X
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip

We’ll start off the best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout by equipping the Harbinger D20 muzzle and FTAC Coldforge 16″ Barrel to buff the LMG’s damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil smoothness.

Next, we’ll stabilize the 556 Icarus with the VX Pineapple and Sakin ZX Grip so that you can land your shots with great precision in long-range combat. You can pick off distant enemies with great ease when using the magnification of the Schlager 3.4x optic.

Warzone 2 Icarus 556

Best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout Perk Package & Equipment

  • Perk Package: Weapon Specialist
  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Strong Arm
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor
  • Lethal: Drill Charge
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade

We used the Weapon Specialist Perk Package which grants you Overkill to pair the 556 Icarus LMG with a close-range SMG option like the Lachmann Sub. You can use Strong Arm to throw equipment further, and the Spotter Bonus Perk helps you find enemy field upgrades.

The Survivor Ultimate Perk will ping the opponent that takes you down you so that your teammates can kill them and revive you quicker. The Drill Charge lethal equipment can deal explosive damage, and the Flash Grenade disorients your enemies.

How to unlock the 556 Icarus in Warzone 2

You can unlock the 556 Icarus in Warzone 2 by getting the M4 to Level 18, and this can be done after grinding for a few games. Since the M4 is unlocked right away, you can get this done in no time.

If you want to level up even faster in Warzone 2 then we recommend using Double XP Tokens. Once the 556 Icarus has been unlocked, you can use it to dish out some serious pain to your opponents.

Best Alternatives to the 556 Icarus in Modern Warfare 2

If the Warzone 2 556 Icarus isn’t your cup of tea, you should definitely check out the RAAL MG as it’s one of the best meta weapons in Season 1. The HCR 56 is a great choice because of its impressive damage, solid range, and easy handling.


For more Warzone 2 content, check out the best M13B loadout in Season 1 as well as the best mouse and keyboard settings.

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