If you’re playing Modern Warfare 2 and you’re looking for a hard-hitting assault rifle that works well at both mid-range and long-range firefights, you’re in luck. The STB 556 is exactly what you want to be looking at, and we have the best Modern Warfare 2 STB 556 loadout and class setup right here.
As a modular assault rifle with precision at the forefront of its natural strengths, you should find that the STB 556 can be one of the best Modern Warfare 2 guns in the game – with the right attachments, of course. We know this game’s new Gunsmith is a little confusing, but we’ll run through everything you need to know.
Best Modern Warfare 2 STB 556 loadout
Okay, it’s time to check out the STB 556 build itself. Here’s everything you need to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 STB 556 loadout and the attachments you need to equip:
- Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
- Comb: FTAC C11 Riser
- Barrel: 24.4″ Bruen S-620
- Muzzle: Harbinger D20
- Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
The STB or the Aug is really best used at a mid-to-long range. So, our attachments here focus on helping the weapon excel at that range. To kick things off you want to go with the FTAC C11 Riser. While not essential, it does give you a little bit of added aim down sight speed and sprint-to-fire speed in case you get caught off guard when repositioning.
Then, you want to equip the 24.4″ Bruen S-620 barrel. This will boost your damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil control, all of which are vital to being able to excel with this weapon and either hold a position or keep an eye on long corridors and sightlines.
Next up is the Harbinger D20 muzzle which will enhance that bullet velocity and damage range even more, as well as smoothening out the recoil of the weapon. The added sound suppression here is also nice so you can keep yourself hidden. Then, we suggest using the VX Pineapple Grip which will help with the recoil once again, and also improve your walking steadiness for when you do have to readjust your position.
Finally, if you don’t have a long-range optic you’d prefer, we’d recommend just sticking with the trust Cronen Mini Red Dot.
Best Modern Warfare 2 STB 556 class setup
First things first, we need to talk about this class’ secondary weapon. We recommend using the X13 Auto – which might surprise you when you consider the fact that the STB 556 is a decent assault rifle. However, as good as this might be, the X13 Auto is going to be a great sidearm to get you out of a tight spot. So, that’s why you should look into how to get the Side Impact blueprint for the X13 Auto in Modern Warfare 2. This is going to give you a fully-kitted X13 Auto, right from the start.
Now, looking at the perks on offer, you’re going to want to run Scavenger and Bomb Squad in the base perk slots. Scavenger, much like previous iterations, is going to give you that extra ammo – something useful when repositioning with the STB 556, or running and gunning with it. Bomb Squad, on the other hand, is going to reduce the effects of explosives. As you can imagine, this will be useful for anyone pushing into busy areas of Modern Warfare 2’s maps.
For the rest of the perks, we recommend Hardline in the bonus perk slot and Quick Fix in the ultimate perk slot. Hardline is going to get you the best Modern Warfare 2 killstreaks faster and Quick Fix is going to improve your survivability when you’re in the middle of a firefight – provided you get some kills. Both of these things can see off a game of Team Deathmatch or Domination quite nicely, in our opinion.
Looking at equipment, you’re going to want to run Semtex and Stun Grenades when it comes to lethals and tacticals. They’re a classic combination and there’s a reason why they’re used a lot in-game. Flashbangs are also quite strong in Modern Warfare 2, but you need to be careful about catching yourself.
In the field upgrade slot, we recommend using something like a Portable Radar or a Trophy System. Both have their uses for when you’re picking a spot to sit for a while and help balance this class for both aggressive and defensive playstyles.
Well, that’s all there is to it. With the right attachments, the STB 556 can be one of the best guns in Modern Warfare 2. However, if you’re looking for something with more range, you should check out our list of the best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts.