Forgotten LMG is 'ridiculously good' in Warzone 2

Forgotten LMG is 'ridiculously good' in Warzone 2
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Alex Garton


19th Sep 2023 14:00

LMGs aren't ruling over the Warzone 2 meta in Season 5 Reloaded, with the M13B and Kastov 762 ARs comfortably sitting at the top of the popularity charts.

While the RAPP-H and RPK are seeing some attention, other picks in the LMG category have been tossed to the wayside and forgotten.

For WhosImmortal, this is a massive mistake from the community as one particular option is being heavily underrated. Describing the slept-on LMG as "ridiculously good" and a "laser" at long range, this is a weapon that needs to be on your loadout list.

HCR 56 loadout is a "laser" in Warzone 2


  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
  • Rear Grip: STOP-40 Grip
  • Optic: AIM OP-V4

The primary reason WhosImmortal deems the HCR-56 as "overpowered" is because of how "easy to use" the LMG is at long range.

While standard TTK charts showcase the LMG as mediocre at best, the realistic time-to-kill of the HCR-56 is actually absurd given that the majority of bullets will always hit the target.

As a result, the gun is an absolute "laser beam" and is perfect for players who struggle to control recoil from afar.

Don't fall into the classic trap of prioritising damage stats over everything else. Stability is arguably more important as it allows you to reliably secure kills and win gunfights, which is why the HCR-56 is top-tier.

How popular is the HCR-56 in Warzone 2?

HCR 56 WZ2
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If you're a player who loves hunting for the next hidden gem in Warzone 2 and doesn't like to follow the crowd, the HCR-56 is a must-try.

The underrated LMG has a 0.2% pick rate in Season 5 Reloaded, meaning it's been completely forgotten by the community.

With the build above you can truly take over your matches and with such low kickback, it's guaranteed to feel amazing when you're hitting every single shot with the HCR-56.

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