Best MTZ-556 MW3 loadout, attachments, class & perks

Best MTZ-556 MW3 loadout, attachments, class & perks
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Written by 

Alex Garton

Last updated 

11th Nov 2023 15:01


The best MTZ-556 loadout in MW3 pushes the assault rifle's damage to the limit by making it a mid-range powerhouse. Equipped with a devastating fire rate and a solid TTK, the MTZ-556 makes short work of any foes in its path in the game.

Of course, that's only if you have the best MTZ-556 loadout possible and luckily, we've got you covered. So, let's dive into the strongest MTZ-556 loadout in Modern Warfare 3, so you've got the best chance of earning that legendary nuke.

Best MTZ-556 MW3 loadout

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  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor S
  • Barrel: MTZ Drifter Heavy Long
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum
  • Rear Grip: Bruen TR-24 Assault Grip

Kick off the best MTZ-556 loadout in MW3 with the Shadowstrike Suppressor S for a muzzle that makes you undetectable on the radar with zero downsides. Follow this up with the Bruen TR-24 Assault Grip, which bolsters the gun's kickback, ensuring you get the most out of the MTZ-556's absurd fire rate.

Next, equip the MTZ Drifter Heavy Long for the added bullet velocity and damage range, which is essential if you want to consistently pick up kills in multiplayer.

Following this, add the Bruen Heavy Support Grip to your build to bolster the MTZ-556's kickback and heavily reduce horizontal recoil.

Finally, round off the loadout with the 50-Round Drum so you're always topped up on ammo, allowing you to run riot on the classic MW2 (2009) maps.

Best MTZ-556 MW3 class: Equipment & perks

MTZ 556 Inspect
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  • Gloves: Commando
  • Boots: Lightweight
  • Gear: EOD Padding
  • Vest: Infantry


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

Start off your setup with Commando Gloves which will give you the ability to reload while sprinting. This means after taking out an enemy, you can reposition quickly while also preparing for your next kill.

Following this, Lightweight Boots are a must for that increase in sprint speed and EOD Padding in the Gear slot will protect you from non-killstreak explosives.

Equipment-wise, the Breacher Drone is incredible for sending into a building or area before an aggressive push, and will often take out any camping enemies lurking in wait.

Round off the setup with Battle Rage in the Tactical for playing aggressive and hunting kills, as well as a Munitions Box Field Upgrade so you never run out of supplies.

How to unlock the MTZ-556 in MW3

To unlock the MTZ-556 in Modern Warfare 3, you'll need to reach level 12. This can be done extremely quickly in multiplayer, just make sure to hop into modes like Free-For-All, Domination, and TDM if you want to speed up the process.

Best MTZ-556 alternative in MW3

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If the MTZ 556 isn't cutting it for you, then in my opinion, there's no better choice than the MCW in Modern Warfare 3.

This powerhouse AR is a laser beam and is more suited to long-range skirmishes when compared to the MTZ-556.

It's also considered top-tier in MW3 so far, but you will have to reach level 44 to your hands on it. Once you have, don't hesitate to check out our best MCW loadout guide so you can shred your opponents with the premium AR.

Now you know the best MTZ-556 loadout in MW3, why not familiarize yourself with every killstreak available to you in multiplayer? 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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