If you want a great LMG, then the best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout is great for the long-range firefights of Al Mazrah. In its base form, the 556 Icarus boasts relatively stable recoil, a very fast rate of fire, and a decent ammo count, but it can struggle as soon as you start taking on long-range fights without the right attachments.
Our Warzone 2 556 Icarus build extends the effective damage range to make this the best Warzone 2 LMG it can be, while also working to improve the recoil control and stabilisation as much as possible. The result is a gun that can hose enemies all the way up to sniper distances on the Warzone 2 map. Even if you can’t secure the kill at that range, the cumulative chip damage means they’ll be low on armour plates by the time you make it over to them.
Here’s the best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout:
- Muzzle: Broadhead-3DP
- Barrel: FTAC Coldforge 16″ Barrel
- Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
- Stock: Corio Precio Factory
- Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
The Broadhead-3DP might come with a minor dip in damage range, but it adds a ton of recoil stability to this build, while also suppressing your fire. In any case, the FTAC Coldforge 16″ Barrel adds more than enough bullet velocity and range to make up for it. The Cronen Mini Red Dot optic is essential (although exactly which 1x sight you pick is totally up to you) as visibility is key for maintaining recoil control at distance. Finally, the Corio Precio Factory stock and Sakin ZX Grip helo reduce the recoil further.
If you’re looking to max out your ranged effectiveness in the FPS game, then we suggest swapping in the Harbinger D20 for your muzzle and the FTAC Ripper 56 underbarrel instead of the rear grip. You could also swap in a higher zoom optic like the VLK 4.0 Optic, but it will make this already heavy weapon even more cumbersome.
Take the Weapon Specialist perk package, a Heartbeat Sensor, and the Drill Charge to cover your perks and equipment.
While they’re nowhere near as effective over long distances as snipers, we suggest pairing the 556 Icarus with the best Warzone 2 SMG, like our Warzone 2 Minibak loadout or Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout.
That’s everything you need if you want to make the best Warzone 2 556 Icarus loadout for the battle royale game. If you’re set on going after the best Warzone 2 guns available, your best bet is hitting the Warzone 2 Strongholds and Black Sites, which contain the items you’ll need to make the best Warzone 2 loadout you can reliably find in Al Mazrah.