Best STB 556 Warzone 2 loadout: Class setup, attachments, Perks

Alex Garton
STB 556 Warzone 2 loadout

The STB 556 is a closed bolt AR with a deadly TTK that thrives at medium-range in Warzone 2 and can devastate enemies with ease, but you’ll need a meta loadout to maximize the gun’s potential.

Picking an AR in Warzone 2 is extremely difficult as there are countless options that all have their strengths and weaknesses. While you could opt for the laser beam ISO Hemlock or the ever-reliable TAQ-56, the STB 556 is top-tier for medium-range gunfights thanks to its lethal TTK.

Not only that, the weapon has a surprisingly low amount of recoil, making it easy enough to lock onto targets and beam them down on either Al Mazrah or Ashika Island.

Despite this, to make this AR top-tier you need the best STB 556 Warzone 2 loadout possible, and luckily we’ve got you covered.


Best STB 556 Warzone 2 loadout


  • Barrel: Bruen Turaco 686mm
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Optic: AIM OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 42 Round Mag

Combining the Bruen Turaco 686mm barrel and FTAC Ripper 56 underbarrel massively reduces the STB 556’s recoil. This combo results in one of the most accurate long-range weapons in Warzone 2. Using this build you should be able to easily down enemies well beyond 100 meters with some practice.

Next up to have the best build use the 42 Round Mag to ensure you never run out of ammo during an intense skirmish. This is especially useful in Trios and Quads where taking out multiple opponents without having to reload is a must.

Using those three attachments slows down the STB 556’s handling considerably and so it’s good to use the VLK LZR 7MW laser to mitigate this. Players who don’t want to use a visible laser should instead use the 1MW Quick Fire Laser.

To round off this build you’ll want to use a good medium-range optic. The recommended choice for this is the AIM OP-V4 as it has low visual recoil and provides clear visuals when aimed in. Some good alternatives include the VLK 4.0x, Schlager 3.4x, and Cronen Mini Pro.

STB 556 Warzone 2
The STB 556 deals massive damage at medium range.

Best STB 556 Warzone 2 class: Perks & equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Double Time
  • Base Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal: Grenade
  • Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade

To best take advantage of this STB 556 build it is recommended to use stealthy perks. These perks allow you to track down your opponents whilst staying off the radar.

The first recommended perk to use is Double Time which increases the duration of your tactical sprint by 50% and allows you to crouch faster. As the STB 556 thrives at medium range, repositioning is key, and having extra mobility will always be helpful.

Next up is Tracker, an invaluable perk for aggressive players as it shows the footprints of foes which gives you the opportunity to hunt them down on Al Mazrah. This combines perfectly with Fast Hands, a perk that greatly speeds up the STB 556’s reload which is important as it only has a 42 Round Mag.

Finally, running Ghost is recommended as it keeps you off enemy UAVs and radars. No matter the match, this Ultimate will always be useful and gives you the chance to catch opponents by surprise.

How to unlock the STB 556 in Warzone 2

In order to unlock the STB 556 AR in Warzone 2, you need to reach level 41 overall. This shouldn’t take you long at all and it’s worth noting, you can also do this in MW2 multiplayer which makes it a lot quicker.

Best STB 556 alternatives in Warzone 2

If the STB 556 doesn’t fit your style of play, consider using the TAQ-56, otherwise known as the Scar. This classic AR is versatile thanks to its strong damage output and steady recoil pattern.

It’s guaranteed to be a reliable option on Al Mazrah and is unlocked at level 19, so a lot earlier than the STB 556.

However, to maximize its power, you’ll need a meta loadout for the TAQ-56 and luckily, we’ve got one right here.

That’s all for our STB 556 loadout! For more of our Warzone 2 coverage, check out these guides below:

Do Warzone skins carry over to Warzone 2? | What are Strongholds in Warzone 2? | All Warzone 2 vehicles and Gas Stations | Does Warzone 2 have SBMM? | How do Warzone 2 circles work?

About The Author

Alex Garton is a former writer for Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature and has been a Games Writer for over four years. He has previously written for Gfinity and TOP10Esports. Specializing in Call of Duty and Apex Legends, he also enjoys diving into new releases to create informative guides.