FaZe Booya turns Warzone’s AMAX into deadly SMG perfect for Rebirth Island

Nathan Warby
Faze Booya with Warzone AMAX

Warzone pro Ean ‘FaZe Booya’ Chase has shown off his build for the CR-56 AMAX, which he claims turns the Assault Rifle into a close-range SMG perfect for matches on Rebirth Island.

CoD Warzone has no shortage of options when it comes to close-range weapons, from devastating Shotguns like the JAK-12, to blistering SMGs such as the Owen Gun or Welgun.

To compete on Caldera, you’ll likely have to run one of the meta options, but on the more forgiving Rebirth Island there’s far more room to experiment with weird and wonderful builds.

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FaZe Clan member ‘Booya’ has shown off a unique loadout that turns the largely forgotten CR-56 AMAX from Modern Warfare into a solid SMG, ideal for Rebirth in Warzone Season 3.

CR-56 AMAX in Warzone

In his May 13 video, Booya outlines a loadout suggested to him by one of his viewers. It makes the AMAX perfect for an aggressive playstyle where players are quickly darting into fights, which suits Rebirth far more than Caldera.

The AMAX already has the damage needed to compete, but the FaZe member describes his build as “really good as a close-range and medium-range SMG,” as opposed to its normal guise as an all-round Assault Rifle.

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Check out his complete loadout for the CR-56 AMAX SMG below:

FaZe Booya CR-56 AMAX “SMG” loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mag

Removing the Stock offers the player greater mobility and fasters ADS speeds, allowing them to aggressively push enemy players, while the Tac Laser aids hipfire accuracy, which is again ideal in Rebirth’s close-quarters fights.

The Merc Foregrip keeps some of the recoil in check, allowing the AMAX to hold its own in medium-range engagements as well. This pairs well with the Monolithic Suppressor, which offers a useful boost to the overall damage range.

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The enemies come thick and fast on Rebirth Island, so FaZe Booya finishes the setup with 45 Round Mags so you don’t have to worry about reloading after each kill.

By following Booya’s loadout, the CR-56 completely transforms into the perfect Sniper support for Rebirth island. The Warzone pro recommends pairing it with the Kar98k for those situations where you need the extra range.


For more on Warzone Season 3, check out the weapons with the highest K/D, as well as how to complete all of Operation Monarch’s challenges.

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Image credits: Activision / FaZe Booya

About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer for CharlieIntel and Dexerto, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].