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Warzone HCR 56 loadout best build and class setup

If you're looking for the best Warzone HCR 56 loadout, then you've come to the right place for a complete build and class setup for this powerful weapon.

Warzone 2 HCR 56 loadout: an image with the LMG on a blurry background

If you want a weapon that will hit hard and fast, the HCR 56 is far from a bad option when it comes to the selection of light machine guns on offer in Warzone. This is going to be a little bit slower than you might be used to, if you use assault rifles or SMGs, but don’t let that put you off checking out the best Warzone HCR 56 loadout right here.

With the right HCR build and a class that compliments it, the Call of Duty Warzone HCR 56 could be even more than one of the best Warzone LMG options available. It could be one of the best Warzone guns altogether – in the right hands, of course. You still need to land your shots and play smart.

Best Warzone HCR 56 loadout

The best Warzone HCR 56 loadout is:

  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Barrel: FTAC Hornet 20″
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Optic: AIM OP-V4
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity

First up, we’ve got the Harbinger D20 muzzle. Like with the best Warzone Lachmann-556 loadout, this is useful for increasing sound suppression, bullet velocity, and damage range. Furthermore, we’ve tuned it for recoil smoothness and bullet velocity. These are really great stats to improve upon, particularly bullet velocity and damage range for those longer range fights that this weapon will be capable of. However, if you’re struggling with recoil, then the RF Crown 50 is a the muzzle attachment for you, increasing horizontal and vertical recoil control.

Next up, the FTAC Hornet 20″ barrel is the perfect attachment for this long-range HCR 56 loadout. This will increase recoil control and bullet control, alongside hip fire control, though it will make the weapon more sluggish. We’ll be tuning it slightly towards recoil steadiness and damage range, about 0.20 and 0.15 respectively. This provides a great balance between the important stats.

The FTAC Ripper 56 is a very popular underbarrel, and for good reason. This attachment will enhance aiming idle stability, hip fire accuracy, and recoil stabilization at the cost of walking speed and aim down sight speed. We’ll be tuning this for recoil stabilization to rein this in even further. However, you could also tune for aim down sight speed if you’d rather.

The AIM OP-V4 is our optic of choice, often being the meta pick in Warzone. This offers a nice, clear optic at the cost of aim down sight speed. However, since we’ll be tuning it towards aim down sight speed, this negative is not as bad as it might sound, especially since other attachments will be building upon this as well.

And for our last attachment, we’ve gone for the 5.56 High Velocity ammunition for the bullet velocity improvement. Despite this attachment reducing damage range, another stat we’re prioritising, the increased bullet velocity more than makes up for it. As for tuning, aim towards damage range and bullet velocity with a 0.45 vertical tuning and 3.20 horizontal tuning.

You can see a similar setup in action in this video by ‘Legends6K’, showcasing how deadly the best Warzone HCR 56 loadout can really be:

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Nevertheless, you’ll now have a powerful and surprisingly long range Warzone 2 HCR 56 loadout and build. With how adaptable this weapon can be, it can also hold its own at close-range if need be, though a strong backup weapon will wrap up this HCR class setup.

Best Warzone HCR 56 class setup

We know the HCR 56 is a fully automatic weapon, but you’re going to want to pair this with one of the best Warzone SMG options as a secondary. Why? It’s just too slow to be the only close range option at your disposal. Your best choices are going to be a Warzone Lachmann Sub loadout or Warzone BAS-P loadout.

Another option is the best Warzone FTAC Siege loadout, which won’t require the Overkill Perk, or even the best Warzone KV Broadside loadout for some in-your-face action.

As for the rest of the loadout, you’re going to want to look at equipping the Drill Charge and Smoke Grenade. The Drill Charge can be a useful tool in flushing enemies out of cover before rushing in or waiting for them to come to you, while the Smoke Grenade provides a tactical retreat or push.

When it comes to the best Perk options for this class, there are a couple of good choices. Overkill, High Alert, Fast Hands, and Double Time, as usual, are going to be your best picks though. Overkill will let you use another primary weapon, such as the SMGs and other weapons we recommended above. High Alert keeps us informed of potential threats, while Fast Hands and Double Time help us with agility, which is sorely needed with such a hefty weapon as the HCR 56.

Best Warzone HCR 56 alternatives

Right now the best LMG alternative to the HCR 56 is the Warzone RPK loadout. Boasting a solid reload time and ADS speed, the RPK is great if you’re prone to reloading regularly before expending an entire magazine, or wish to rock an LMG that’s a tad more nimble.

If you’re looking for something at the very top of the meta instead, then the Warzone ISO 45 loadout will give you plenty of run-and-gun freedom.

That’s everything you need to know about the best Warzone HCR 56 loadout, including the best attachments and class setups to make one of the Warzone best loadouts. This weapon has been dominating the Warzone meta, and will likely be a strong contender for quite some time.