If you’ve been playing Call of Duty: Warzone recently, you’ll know that the CR-56 AMAX has become the go-to weapon for Verdansk or Rebirth Island, with the powerful assault rifle at one point holding the undisputable title of ‘best gun in the game’.
As the proverb says — if you can’t beat them, you join them. So, rather than worrying about how you might get one over on the guy that’s gunning you down with an AMAX time after time, let’s start thinking positive and show you the AMAX loadout you could use to take down everyone else in your lobby – and get you more battle royale-winning helicopter rides.
While the AMAX did receive a nerf to its damage output in Season 3, it was nowhere near severe enough to knock it out of the meta. The AMAX still shreds and is still regularly used by streamers and pro tournament players.
So read on to find out how to get the most out of this monster assault rifle and try out our best AMAX Warzone loadout.
BEST CR-56 AMAX WARZONE LOADOUT
- Monolithic Suppressor
- XRK Zodiac S440 Barrel
- VLK 3.0x Optic
- Commando Foregrip
- 45 Round Mags
The base AMAX struggles with bullet velocity, making it difficult to hit long-range targets. This, along with the fact it has a higher kick than most other ARs in the game, is the big weakness you’re looking to solve.
This AMAX Warzone build, courtesy of Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff, neatly buffs the weapon with the battle royale in mind, giving it better long-range effectiveness, evening out the recoil, and giving yourself a beefier magazine. This will help you in both the longer range engagements traditional to Warzone but also ensure you can keep fighting for longer.
The VLK 3.0x Optic also gives you great vision and additional range.
As for your secondary, you’ll want a rapid-firing, close-range shredder. We recommend an SMG like the Bullfrog or the MAC-10, and builds for both of these guns can be found in our best Warzone loadout list.
Then we get to equipment, and we’ve gone for a pairing of the Heartbeat Sensor – a quick way to check for careless enemies as you approach buildings – and Thermite Grenades – which are handy for not only dealing damage but stopping players from pushing you.
Perks can be a little more complicated, but unless you have a strong reason to go for anything else, the meta-favoured combination is Double Time, Overkill, and either Amped or Tracker.
So there you have it, that’s our best CR-56 AMAX loadout. If you’re looking for more options, make sure you check out the best Warzone guns guide, as well as some more overpowered NICKMERCS Warzone loadouts.