Best 556 Icarus Loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0 Season 1

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you looking for the best 556 Icarus loadout for Warzone 2? Then rest assured, as we show you the perfect loadout with the optimal setup for dominating the terrains of Al Mazrah.

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has been a massive success worldwide. The direct sequel to Warzone Caldera, Warzone 2.0 features guns, equipment, and game mechanics from MW2. There are 67 weapons in MW2, also present in its BR counterpart.

Among the 67 weapons, 6 of them are LMGs. Warzone 2.0’s largest map in CoD history makes it a perfect playing ground for LMGs. The 556 Icarus has risen the ranks in Warzone 2.0’s meta, making it the ultimate beaming machine for resurgence and Ranked Play.

The 556 Icarus is the M4 platform’s hard-hitting powerhouse. The belt-fed LMG is one of the most robust guns in Warzone 2.0. Taking its recoil into account, the LMG has excellent damage output from almost every range.

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How to unlock the 556 Icarus in Warzone 2.0

The 556 Icarus is available when players reach player level 25 in CoD: Warzone 2.0, but that doesn’t ensure everything connected to the weapon will also be unlocked. To unlock some of the better attachments for the gun, players will have to level up their rank with the 556 Icarus as players would with any other weapon in Call of Duty games.

Keep playing Warzone 2.0 when the gun is equipped to rank up 556 Icarus. While the 556 Icarus will always gain a constant flow of XP while equipped, players can speed up the process by using it to slay enemies, take down killstreaks, and complete contracts. And they will gain even more weapon XP for the 556 Icarus if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a Warzone 2.0 match begins. 

Best 556 Icarus Loadout

  • Optic: Aim-OP V4
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
Best 556 Icarus Loadout
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Best Equipment & Perks for 556 Icarus Loadout


  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Semtex

Stim is a widely used tactical capable of providing instant heals, which can be life-saving in clutch situations. On the other hand, semtex is an excellent lethal that can serve as a breaching impact and flush out other players from cover.

Perk Package – Weapon Specialist

  • Base Perk -1: Overkill
  • Base Perk -2: Strong Arm
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor

The weapon specialist package is excellent for calm and calculated players. The base perks are Overkill and Strong Arm. Strong Arm grants players a stronger projectile-throwing power with a preview of the trajectory, while Overkill allows them to carry two primary weapons.

Furthermore, for the bonus perk, players can use Spotter, which spots enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. Lastly, the ultimate perk is Survivor, which acts as a self-revive but in the form of a perk.

Weapon Specialist Package

All the latest 556 Icarus Buffs and Nerfs

The 556 Icarus did not receive any buffs or nerfs. The current state of the weapon is balanced, according to many players within the CoD community. If the situation arises, the gun might get more tweaks in future updates to make it more balanced.

All the Shotguns from Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 are different. They all excel in their fields depending on the build. Furthermore, the exact placement of the weapon in the current meta can be determined in the coming weeks as more players get their hands on the gun.

Other Alternatives to the 556 Icarus in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the 556 Icarus are RPK (LMG), ISO Hemlock (AR), and TAQ 56 (AR). TAQ 56 is one of the most powerful guns in Warzone 2.0’s current meta. As time progresses, more weapons will gain a stronger position in the meta.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.