Best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout

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Warzone 2 556 Icarus in firing range
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November 30, 2022: Ahead of Warzone 2 Season One Reloaded, scroll down for the best 556 Icarus loadout and the best attachment combination.

Light machine guns (LMG) in Warzone 2 have a chance to excel in Call of Duty's new battle royale and the best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout is up there with the very best. Thanks to Modern Warfare 2 integration, there's a whole new arsenal of weapons to master.


One gun that flies under the radar is the 556 Icarus. Featuring a rate of fire that's easy to control and a damage output few guns can compete with, the LMG can have a huge impact in mid-range battles. Despite its impressive power, sluggish mobility prevents you from navigating the map quickly. Thankfully, there are some attachments that improve mobility.

Before we take a closer look at the best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 AR and all there is to know about the Warzone 2 map.

What is the best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout?

Attachment Name
MuzzleEcholine GS-X
BarrelFTAC Coldforge 16" Barrel
OpticSchlager 4x
StockDemo Fade Pro Stock
Ammunition5.56 High Velocity

When it comes to mid-range engagements improving damage and range is the key to achieving success and this build does just that.

The improvements to damage range and accuracy minimise any damage drop-off which gives you the upper hand against assault rifles, battle rifles, and marksman rifles in the heat of battle.


Best Warzone 2 556 Icarus attachments

The Warzone 2 gunsmith comes with a huge range of attachments meaning it's tricky to find a set of five capable of dealing maximum damage over the course of a match. Here's the full attachment list.

  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X
  • Barrel: FTAC Coldforge 16" Barrel
  • Optic: Schlager 4x
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity

This combination of attachments has all the ingredients needed to dominate Al Mazrah. The Coldforge barrel provides a slight increase in damage while the Echoline GS-X provides some much-needed sound suppression so opponents aren't alerted to your location.

To minimise damage drop-off, the High-Velocity ammunition ensures a high level of damage is maintained at all distances. For a crystal-clear view of the target, the Schlager 4x provides just enough magnification to see targets at all distances.

Image showing 556 Icarus LMG on black background
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How to unlock 556 Icarus in Warzone 2

Instead of reaching a specific level by playing Warzone 2, the unlock method of the 556 Icarus is slightly different. With the introduction of weapon platforms and weapon families, you need to use a different weapon to get your hands on this particular LMG.

To unlock, level up the M4 assault rifle to level 18 then you can use the LMG as much as you like.

Best Warzone 2 556 Icarus perks and equipment

After equipping the best 556 Icarus attachments, finding a perk package and equipment combination to deal even more damage and improve versatility is the next step. Here are our recommendations:

Perk package

Weapon Specialist

  • Overkill (Base)
  • Strong Arm (Base)
  • Spotter (Bonus)
  • Survivor (Ultimate)


  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Stim (Tactical)

Is the 556 Icarus good in Warzone 2?

The 556 Icarus has all the ingredients needed to make a dent in the ever-changing Warzone 2 meta. Its ease of control combined with minimal damage drop-off will enable all players to make an impact in those competitive mid-range gunfights against more mobile assault rifles.

That's everything there is to know about the best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout. For more on the battle royale, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 sniper rifle and the latest intel on Warzone 2 double XP events.