Best Holger 556 loadout for Modern Warfare 3: Class setup, attachment, perks

Rishov Mukherjee
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Holger 556 is an exceptionally powerful Assault Rifle in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. Here is a detailed guide for the weapon including its class setup, attachment, perks, and a lot more.

Modern Warfare 3 ever since its release has been dominated by Assault Rifles. These weapons are exceptionally stable and have good damage across all ranges. In fact, unless you are grinding for the camos, there is no reason to use any other weapon archetype in the game.

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However, one Assault Rifle that is pretty much outclassing all others in its class is the Holger 556. This weapon is on a level of its own and if you are looking to take over lobbies with killstreaks, you must use this Assault Rifle.

As such, here is all you need to know about the Holger 556 featuring a detailed loadout guide.


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Holger 556 is one of the best weapons in Modern Warfare 3.

Best Holger 556 MW3 loadout

  • Muzzle: ShadowStrike Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Dot
  • Stock: RB Addle Assault Stock
  • Rear Grip: Intruder Grip

The Holger 556 is one of the best in its class having a good balance of damage, fire rate, and range. That said, the recoil control can be a problem, so we recommend the Bruen Heavy Support Grip underbarrel. It reduces gun kick and aiming idle sway along with improving horizontal recoil and firing aim stability.

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The RB Addle Assault Stock also reduces gun kick and helps in better recoil control. To increase the sprint to fire and ADS speeds, keeping you competitive at all ranges, the Intruder Grip rear grip would be the ideal choice. For optics, our suggestion is the Cronen Mini Dot but you may experiment with others as well as per your liking.

Holger 556 loadout: Perks and Equipment

The perks and equipment that you should go for with Holger 556 are provided below:

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  • Vest: Gunner Vest
  • Gloves: Scavenger Gloves
  • Gear: EOD Padding
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box

The Gunner Vest proves to be ideal when you’re in the mood to go aggressive. It improves the reload speed of your weapon and deploys with max ammo. Scavenger Gloves resupplies you with extra ammo from dead players.

One thing to note – you cannot equip Boots and Gunner Vest at the same time. So, to select both the perks, equip a different vest.

EOD Padding helps take less damage from grenades. The combo of Semtex and Stun Grenades is a classic and can outplay enemies in trickier situations. And lastly, Munitions Box will be a constant supply of ammo, lethal, and tactical for you and your teammates.

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How to unlock the Holger 556 in Modern Warfare 3

You need to reach level 37 in order to unlock the Holger 556 in Modern Warfare 3. This AR requires some grinding before getting your hands on it.

Best Holger 556 alternative in Modern Warfare 3

The MTZ 556 would be the best alternative to the Holger 556 in Modern Warfare 3. It unlocks at a much lower level unlike the Holger, and boasts a greater rate of fire, though doesn’t feel quite as powerful. Ideally, you would want to use the MCW in place of the Holger 556, but this weapon unlocks at a much higher level.

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Therefore, in terms of accessibility at lower levels, there aren’t any better weapons than the MTZ 556 which can match the Holger 556.

This is all you need to know about the Holger 556 loadout in Modern Warfare 3. If you found it informative, do not forget to check out some of our other guides at Dexerto.

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About The Author

Rishov is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He holds a Masters degree in Astrophysics from St Xavier's College in Kolkata, India, and has previously worked at Sportskeeda. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Street Fighter, Destiny 2, Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, the games he specializes in as well. If you want to get in touch, contact Rishov at