Best Warzone 2 STB 556 loadout

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Warzone 2 STB 556 assault rifle
Credit: Screengrab via Activision
December 1, 2022: Ahead of Season One Reloaded, take a look at the best STB 556 loadout and the best attachments for you to equip.

The Warzone 2 arsenal contains an extensive range of weaponry capable of making an impact in all kinds of scenarios. Before players drop into Al Mazrah, the best Warzone 2 STB 556 loadout is proving popular in the early stages of the cycle.


Armed with an impressive rate of fire and high mobility, this particular assault rifle (AR) is lethal in mid-range and close-quarters combat. However, at longer distances, the damage drop-off does make it tricky to deal with targets from afar. Thankfully, there's a wide range of attachments to guarantee strong performance in all areas.

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Before we take a look at the best Warzone 2 STB 556 loadout, check out our guides showcasing all there is to know about the Warzone 2 map and our early predictions on the Warzone 2 meta.

What is the best Warzone 2 STB 556 loadout?

Attachment Name
MuzzleHarbinger 90
OpticCronen Mini Red Dot
UnderbarrelPhase-3 Grip
Magazine42 Round Mag
CombBruen TS-30 Comb

This build provides a slight increase in damage range in addition to huge improvements in accuracy which comes in handy at longer distances.

We expect this build to act as a solid baseline in the early stages of Season One.


Best Warzone 2 STB 556 attachments

The Warzone 2 gunsmith contains a huge range of attachments giving players the perfect opportunity to select a combination that suits their style of play. Here's an unbeatable set of five to use on the rifle:

  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip
  • Magazine: 42 Round Mag
  • Comb: Bruen TS-30 Comb

Although the overall handling of the STB 556 takes a knock, this set of attachments is excellent to ensure high levels of accuracy are maintained. The combination of Phase-3 Grip and Bruen TS-30 Comb provides additional recoil steadiness guaranteeing your shots hit the target.

Arguably the unsung hero of this build is the 42-Round Mag. Having enough bullets allows you to take down multiple enemies in quick succession without the need to take cover and reload.

Warzone 2 STB 556 assault rifle in gunsmith
Credit: Screengrab via Activision

How to unlock STB 556 in Warzone 2

Warzone 2 utilises the same weapon unlock system as Modern Warfare 2. Some weapons require players to rank another weapon in order to unlock it but in the case of the STB 556, it's a straightforward process.

All you need to do to get your hands on this particular AR is reach level 41. We recommend using a double weapon XP token before dropping in to unlock it as fast as possible.

Best Warzone 2 STB 556 perks and equipment

Once the best STB 556 attachments are ready for battle, selecting the right perks and equipment is the next step in building the strongest loadout. Here are our recommendations:



  • Double Time (Base)
  • Tracker (Base)
  • Spotter (Bonus)
  • Ghost (Ultimate)


  • Frag Grenade (Lethal)
  • Stim (Tactical)

Is the STB 556 good in Warzone 2?

Once the damage drop-off in long-distance scenarios is addressed thanks to the above attachments, the STB 556 is a great weapon to use in close-range and mid-range combat. Although it doesn't feature in the meta, it's still a

That's all there is to know about the best Warzone 2 STB 556 loadout. For more, take a look at our guides sharing early intel on the best Warzone 2 SMG and when the first Warzone 2 double XP event will take place.