The CR-56 AMAX is one of Modern Warfare’s most powerful Assault Rifles, and this fully automatic weapon shines in the current Warzone meta. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on creating the optimal loadout for the CR-56 AMAX in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded.
Based on the IMI Galil, the CR-56 AMAX is the counterpart of the FARA-83 from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. It is an Israeli-made Automatic Rifle suitable for the 7.62×39mm NATO ammunition. This gas-operated rotating bolt weapon has a vicious fire rate and damage output, making it easy to dominate long-range gunfights.
The weapon was added into the game with the launch of Modern Warfare season 4. It was in tier 31 of the battle pass. It quickly became a meta AR for Warzone. The weapon soon took the place of Grau 5.56 with almost the same configuration as the gun was able to deal more damage at long ranges. The M4A1 was its only rival in terms of stats as other ARs from Modern Warfare’s weapon pool were comparatively weaker.
The weapon was nerfed with the season 4 update of Cold War. The nerf was imminent to make space for the A.R.s from Cold War in the Warzone meta. The nerf did not reduce its popularity in any way.
How to Unlock CR-56 AMAX in CoD Warzone
The CR-56 AMAX was introduced in the Season Four Battle Pass and has become one of Warzone’s most popular weapons. Players who began playing after Season 4 can still obtain the AMAX by completing the following in-game challenge:
Get 3 gunbutt kills in 15 different matches while using Assault Rifles.
A useful tip would be to use a stun grenade, as stun grenades can provide an advantage the players will need to unleash a barrage of strikes without being shot down. Equip the Double Time perk to lengthen sprint and the Fast Melee perk to the preferred Assault Rifle. This will not only increase the speed of the melee strikes, but it will also allow players to swiftly gnaw through any enemy armor plates.
Best CR-56 AMAX Loadout
Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
Magazine: 45 Round Mags
The Monolithic Suppressor and XRK Zodiac S440 are up first. These two additions significantly enhance the effective damage range, minimize recoil, and shorten the bullet velocity of the AMAX.
The VLK 3.0x Optic is required for acquiring a higher zoom level, offering players a better advantage while shooting from a distance at the expense of somewhat slower ADS speed. Meanwhile, the Commando Foregrip keeps the rifle steady when aiming down sight and shooting, allowing players to eliminate opponents from afar easily.
While these attachments may increase ADS speed, we believe the trade-off is worth it, especially when it comes to landing those crucial ranged head and body shots. The AMAX’s Upper Torso Damage multiplier was reduced, so nailing headshots is critical to maximizing overall TTK.
Finally, the 45 Round Mags provides gamers with enough rounds to eliminate even the most heavily armored opponents. Having the additional bullets will also spare them from having to reload every second, so equip this attachment to avoid any disappointing fatalities.
Best Equipment & Perks for CR-56 AMAX Loadout
- Secondary: MP40 (Vanguard) or Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Tactical: Stim (Modern Warfare), or Heartbeat Sensor (Modern Warfare)
- Lethal: Throwing knives (Modern Warfare), or Claymore (Modern Warfare)
- Perk – 1: Quick Fix, or E.O.D
- Perk – 2: Overkill
- Perk – 3: Amped, or Combat Scout
Quick Fix is an excellent perk for players who are continuously engaged in gunfights, as it enables rapid health recovery when an enemy is killed. Choosing E.O.D. to take less damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire is also feasible.
Overkill as the second perk is a must. Players can carry an extra primary weapon in the secondary slot. Pairing MP40 or Kar98k with this Assault Rifle will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help in handling both long to mid-distance gunfights with ease. Our MP40 loadout focuses on a close-range S.M.G. build.
Amped is the best way to switch between guns quickly. Faster switching between weapons will give players an advantage over other players. The perk combat scout briefly highlights the entire team when an opposing player is shot.
As for tactical, stim gives an instant health regeneration upon use. The Heartbeat sensor can help track other players roaming nearby and plan the next gunfight strategy. Throwing knives as lethal can be a backup in a close gunfight. It has a one-shot potential on players with a minimal level of armor. Moreover, after downing a player, immediately throwing a knife will eliminate the player regardless of the range it’s thrown from. Claymore can be opted out for throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.
All the latest CR-56 AMAX Buffs & Nerfs
The CR-56 AMAX was nerfed with the Vanguard Season 3 Reloaded update. The max and min damage was decreased, which did affect the time to kill to the slightest fraction as the weapon still retained its popularity.
- CR-56 AMAX (MW)
- Max Damage decreased to 31, down from 35
- Min Damage decreased to 24, down from 31
Other Alternatives to the CR-56 AMAX in the Current Meta
Other alternatives to the CR-56 AMAX are Cooper Carbine (Hybrid AR), Armaguerra 43 (S.M.G.), and PPSH-41 (S.M.G.). Cooper Carbine is one of the most robust guns in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded’s current meta. Check out our Cooper Carbine and Armaguerra 43 loadout guide for more information.