Best STB 556 Gear in Modern Warfare 2

Now that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is finally out, players have been scrambling to upgrade their weapons while also trying to get the highest mastery camos. This time around, Infinity Ward has revamped the way weapons and attachments are unlocked with the introduction of weapon platforms.

The STB 556 is an assault rifle in Modern Warfare 2 that is best used with a combination of certain attachments to reduce its recoil and make it more versatile. Although the weapon deals high damage, its mobility and stability are low, which can be improved to the point of significantly reducing its TTK (Time To Kill). This article will look at the best loading for the STB 556.

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Best Attachments For The STB 556 And How To Unlock Them In Modern Warfare 2

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Interestingly, the STB 556, formerly known as AUG A3 or Bullpup Rifle in Modern Warfare (2019), is also used by the Austrian Army today. In Modern Warfare 2 however, players must meet certain conditions to unlock it.

The STB 556 will take a while to unlock as players will need to reach Rank 41 which is over 250,000 XP. With the help of Double XP tokens, this trip can be shortened by a few hours. It’s one of the few weapons that can simply be unlocked by reaching a higher rank, a rare case in Modern Warfare 2.

If players wish to unlock all available attachments for this weapon, the game requires them to reach a certain level of other weapons, unlocking the full potential of this assault rifle.

The STB 556 with the Orion camouflage (Image via Activision)
The STB 556 with the Orion camouflage (Image via Activision)

The best accessories for the STB 556 are:

  • Receiver: STB 556
  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X
  • Gun: 18″ Bruen Guerrilla
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Rear Handle: Stip-40
  • Under barrel: FSS Sharkfin 90

First, the VLK LZR 7MW Laser is an attachment with no drawbacks other than the fact that the laser can be seen by enemies in ADS mode. It increases ADS aiming speed and stability, as well as firing speed, making it one of the most important accessories of the STB 556.

The 18-inch Bruen Guerilla Barrel increases the gun’s bullet speed, increasing its damage range, which is definitely helpful when engaging enemies from a distance. It also improves recoil control, but decreases movement speed and ADS speed, which was already offset by fixating the laser.

@hutchinson The STB 556 or Scar 556 are probably the most broken guns in gaming history, the STB is an AR that outperforms almost every SMG except maybe the fennec. It’s an AR cod for sure lol

Next, the FSS Sharkfin 90 underbarrel is another no-nonsense add-on since it only increases aiming stability at idle. The Stip-40 rear grip further improves recoil control, necessary for such an unstable weapon. Finally, the Echoline GS-X muzzle is attached to suppress sound and mitigate recoil.

If you prefer to attach an optic rather than use iron sights, the Cronen Mini Pro is ideal for the STB 556 as it has thin scopes that give a clear view of the enemy making it easier to track them. The muzzle can be removed to make room for this particular accessory.

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