Best MW3 MTZ 556 loadout and class setup

Modern Warfare 3 brings back a classic assault rifle, and with the best MW3 MTZ 556 loadout and class setup, you’ll be able to take on an entire army.

MW3 MTZ 556 loadout: a glowing assault rifle on a blurred background.

What is the best MW3 MTZ 556 loadout? Boasting a high rate of fire and little to no recoil, the MTZ 556 assault rifle is an extremely potent weapon that will serve you well in frantic engagements. With a few specific attachment additions, the MTZ 556 can be elevated from a good AR to one of the best in Modern Warfare 3.

With the Modern Warfare 3 release date finally here, you should have already nailed down which MW3 guns to rank up first. If you’re looking for an all-rounder and one that is sure to be in contention for the best assault rifle, the MTZ 556 is an excellent place to start. Our loadout adds range and control to the MTZ 556, so you’ll be able to engage enemies no matter their distance.

Gunsmith view of the best MTZ 556 loadout in Modern Warfare 3.

Best Modern Warfare 3 MTZ 556 loadout

  • Muzzle: HMRES Mod Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Ammunition: 5.56 NATO High Grain
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum
  • Stock: EXF Close Quarters Assault Stock

The HMRES Mod Suppressor, Bruen Heavy Support Grip, and EXF Close Quarters Assault Stock attachments all serve to keep the recoil of the MTZ 556 controllable, even during sustained fire, with the muzzle also having the benefit of keeping your shots off of the minimap. The recoil pattern of this build is primarily vertical, so if you land your first shots on the chest of an enemy, the rest will end up somewhere in the region of their head.

With the 50-Round Drum magazine, you’ll have more than enough ammunition to engage in sustained firefights, out-pacing your opponents with the sheer number of rounds you have in reserve.

Best MW3 MTZ 556 perks and equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Vest: Overkill vest
  • Gloves: Marksman Gloves
  • Boots: Stalker Boots
  • Gear: Bone Conduction Headset

You’re going to be more static with the MTZ 556 than if you were using one of the best MW3 SMGs, so ensure that you’re using the Bone Conduction Headset to pinpoint any enemies that may make the mistake of pushing your position. Meanwhile, the Stalker Boots slightly improve your ability to move when you are up against it.

Due to the short-to-medium range of the MTZ 556, we also recommend the Overkill vest so that you can equip a sniper rifle as a secondary weapon. You could also take in the Gunner vest, but you’d have to sacrifice your Bone Conduction headset if you do so.

The Marksman Gloves offer reduced sway and flinch when aiming down sights (ADS), which is handy for either the MTZ 556 and the sniper rifle you pair it with.

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How to unlock MTZ 556 in MW3

Unlocking the MW3 MTZ 556 is pretty easy, as you just need to reach player level 12. The attachments included in the loadout above have additional unlock requirements.

There you have the best Modern Warfare 3 MTZ 556 loadout, a perfect mix of power and finesse. If you’re trying to figure out a plan of attack, check out the MW3 maps and all of the MW3 aftermarket parts you can use to transform weapons like the MTZ 556 into a completely different beast.