Best Holger 556 MW3 loadout, attachments, class & perks

Best Holger 556 MW3 loadout, attachments, class & perks
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Written by 

Alex Garton


11th Nov 2023 14:05


The best Holger 556 loadout in MW3 results in arguably the strongest assault rifle in multiplayer at the moment. Top-tier damage output, brilliant stability, and competitive mobility all come together to create a weapon that's right at the upper echelon of the meta.

However, the Holger 556 will never reach maximum potential unless every attachment builds on its already long list of strengths. So, let's break down the best Holger 556 loadout in Modern Warfare 3, so you can absolutely obliterate the competition.

Best Holger 556 MW3 loadout

Holger 556 MW3 Gunsmith
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  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor S
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Stock: RB Addle Assault Stock
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag

Begin your Holger 556 loadout with the Shadowstrike Suppressor S which makes you undetectable on the radar by silencing your weapon. While there are countless muzzles that do the same job, this one has no drawbacks which makes it extremely strong.

Next, equip the Bruen Heavy Support Grip and RB Addle Support Stock to massively increase the Holger 556's gun kick control and overall stability. This will allow you to lock onto targets at long range.

As for the optic, it all comes down to preference but in our opinion, the Slate Reflector is perfect for beaming foes.

Finally, you can't forget the 40 Round Mag to ensure you're always topped up on ammo and can take out multiple opponents without having to reload.

Best Holger 556 MW3 class: Equipment & perks

Holger 556 inspect MW3
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  • Gloves: Commando
  • Boots: Lightweight
  • Gear: EOD Padding
  • Vest: Infantry


  • Lethal: Breacher Drone
  • Tactical: Battle Rage
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box

First of all, Commando Gloves are brilliant as they allow you to reload while sprinting. This gives you the ability to stay on the move after taking out an opponent and reposition yourself ready for your next gunfight.

After that, Lightweight Boots are top-tier for the added sprint speed and of course, EOD Padding will always be useful for keeping you safe from pesky explosives.

Equipment-wise, the Breacher Drone is deadly when sent into a building or enclosed space before an aggressive push. It has the potential to kill a foe or at the very least, chip them down so you can rack up an easy elimination.

Round off your setup with Battle Rage so you can stay on a rampage and hunt for kills, as well as a Munitions Box so you never run out of ammo.

How to unlock the Holger 556 in MW3

In order to unlock the Holger 556 in Modern Warfare 3, you'll need to reach level 37. While obtaining this weapon will require a short grind, we can assure you it's well worth it.

Best Holger 556 alternative in MW3

MCW black background MW3
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The Holger 556 may be equipped with heavy-hitting damage, but what if you'd prefer an outright laser beam in MW3?

Well, then look no further than the fan-favorite MCW which excels in long-range gunfights and is also a contender for the best AR in multiplayer.

A callback to the ACR of old from MW2 (2009), this gun is a true solo-carry weapon that can farm killstreaks in the hands of a talented sharpshooter.

Now you know the best Holger 556 loadout in MW3, why not check out the best WSP Swarm loadout so you have deadly SMG to pair with your AR? Be sure to check out our MW3 homepage for all of the latest news and guides.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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