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MW3 best MTZ 556 loadout

The MTZ 556 might just be one of the best weapons in MW3.

Captain Price uses a sniper while in a marsh in MW3
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Update: Our best MW3 MTZ 556 loadout was updated with new and alternative attachments to be up to date with changes made to MW3 since its launch.

As you dive into Modern Warfare 3 and try to climb to the top of the leaderboard in multiplayer, you’ll probably wind up experimenting with your arsenal of weapons. That said, some weapons have already established their positions with MW3’s meta of the best guns and easily stand out amongst the rest.

That’s where the best MW3 MTZ-556 loadout comes in. In this MW3 guide, we’ve detailed all the attachments, gear, and equipment you’ll need for a powerful MTZ-556.


MW3 best MTZ 556 loadout: best attachments

The MTZ 556 is an assault rifle that players can get their hands on early in MW3, and it’s looking like it’s going to be a difficult weapon to compete with. This particular loadout is thanks to Cbass.

  • Barrel: MTZ Clinch Pro Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip
  • Rear Grip: Bruen TR-24 Assault Grip
  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor
  • Optic: Slate Reflector or MK.3 Reflector

For the barrel of the MTZ 556, we're going to rock the MTZ Clinch Pro Barrel which will greatly improve bullet velocity and damage range of the weapon while also improving our aiming idle sway and firing aim stability. The cons of this attachment are its reductiions to hipfire and tac stance spread, but we don't need to worry about that with this MTZ 556 loadout. This muzzle packs some additional power into the AR so that it's more reliable to range.

The Shadowstrike Suppressor muzzle will keep you hidden on the map without being of a detriment to how mobile we are. This is great for us as it makes it easier to play aggressively in matches while also remaining off the radar of enemy players.

For the MTZ 556's underbarrel, we're using the Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip. This will massively increase our recoil control of the weapon while reducing our speeds ever so slightly. We definitely do not need to worry about the cons of this underbarrel though, as they're very minimal.

We're then going to add the Bruen TR-24 Assault Grip as our rear grip, which will again further help with our recoil control and stability when using the MTZ 556, with next to no cons either.

Your final attachment for this weapon is up to you. You can add an optic to help with your aiming at long range, and if you're feeling daring, you can even opt for a laser or some 5.56 Nato High Grain Rounds. The change in ammunition will give your shots even more power, but it will reduce the weapons recoil control a tad.

MW3 best MTZ 556 perks and equipment

Now that our MTZ 556 loadout is established and we’ve got a versatile assault rifle in our hands, it’s time to run through what equipment compliments the weapon.

  • Secondary Weapon: Renetti - our Renetti loadout has the pistol feeling more like an LMG, making it better for any surprise short-range encounters.
  • Vest: Engineer Vest - counters equipment and explosives expertise by letting you see equipment through walls, and letting the team see it when you’re ADS. Includes four gear slots and three equipment slots.
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves - increases weapon swap speed. Scavenger Gloves, which let you resupply ammo and throwing knives from dead enemy players, could also be used.
  • Boots: Lightweight Boots - increases movement and swim speed.
  • Gear: EOD Padding - reduces damage taken from non-killstreak explosives and fire, increasing our survivability.
  • Gear 2: Mag Holster - increases reload speed.
  • Tacticals: Flash Grenade - a versatile grenade that blinds and deafens targets so you can go in for the kill or delay. Stim's are also worth using.
  • Field Upgrades: Munitions Box or Trophy System - you can never go wrong with more ammo, but the Trophy System can destroy nearby equipment and projectiles.
A class build of equipment and gear for using the MTZ 556 in MW3
Image credit: Activision/VG247

How to unlock the MTZ 556 in MW3

The MTZ 556 is unlocked at Level 12 in MW3 for players, with no Armory Unlock challenges required.


For more on MW3, take a look at our best Longbow loadout if fighting at long-ranges is your thing. If not, our best Striker SMG loadout might be the one for you.

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