Best HCR 56 Loadout: Modern Warfare 3 & Warzone 2

The HCR 56 is currently an A-Tier weapon in the MW3 meta and an A-Tier weapon in the WZ2 meta. We breakdown the best HCR 56 loadouts and builds, how to unlock the HCR 56, and how to complete HCR 56 camo challenges.

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The HCR 56 is a LMG and was released with the launch of MW2 on October 28th, 2022. It can also be used in Warzone 2 and weapon progress will carry over into MW3.

HCR 56: Key Takeaways

  • The HCR 56 is currently an A-Tier option in the MW3 meta and an A-Tier option in the Warzone 2 meta
  • The current best loadout attachments for the HCR 56 in MW3 are: Sakin Tread-40, VLK LZR 7mW, Prolite TL3 Stock, 7.62 High Velocity, and 40 Round Mag
  • The current best loadout attachments for the HCR 56 in Warzone 2 are: XTEN Ported 290, VLK LZR 7mW, Aim OP-V4, FTAC Ripper 56, and 5.56 High Velocity

For a meta AR loadout check out the Kastov 762.

Best HCR 56 Loadout MW3

  • Muzzle: Sakin Tread-40
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7mW
  • Optic: Slimline Pro
  • Barrel: FTAC FB20 (Hornet 20″) Barrel
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip

Weapon tuning was removed from Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer upon the release of mw3.

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Best HCR 56 Loadout Warzone

  • Muzzle: XTEN Ported 290
    • ⇕ : +0.36
    • ⇔: +0.19
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7mW
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
    • ⇕ : -2.23
    • ⇔ : +1.80
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
    • ⇕ : +0.57
    • ⇔ : +0.28
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
    • ⇕ : +0.36
    • ⇔ : +5.81

Best HCR 56 Loadout MW2

  • Muzzle: Sakin Tread-40
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7mW
  • Optic: Slimline Pro
  • Barrel: FTAC FB20 (Hornet 20″) Barrel
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip

Unlocking the HCR 56

Players must level reach the following levels in order to unlock the HCR 56.

Reach Military rank 41 to unlock the STB 556.
Level up the STB 556 to level 20 to unlock the HCR 56.

HCR 56 Camo Challenges

CamoChallengeUnlock Level
Surface TensionGet 50 kills with the HCR 562
HexedGet 50 kills while ADS with the HCR 567
SunsetGet 10 double kills with the HCR 5613
TessellationGet 20 kills while mounted with the HCR 5618
GoldGet 3 kills without dying 10 times with the HCR 56Complete all base camo challenges
PlatinumGet 25 longshot kills with the HCR 56Complete 6 Gold challenges with LMGs
PolyatomicGet 25 headshot kills with the HCR 56Complete 51 Platinum camo challenges
OrionN/AComplete 51 Polyatomic camo challenges

Looking to test or share your HCR 56 loadouts?

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