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Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The CR-56 AMAX is a solid pick in Warzone, and here is how to make the best loadout class with it to dominate in Season 5.

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Best Warzone CR-56 AMAX Loadout

The CR-56 AMAX is a formidable Assault Rifle, so here are the attachments and perks to make the best loadout for the weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5.

The CR-56 AMAX is one of the most notable guns in Warzone and remained popular even after the various nerfs it received during previous seasons. However, it’s not one of the best weapons in Season 5.

This is because of new weapons like the EM2 taking the spotlight. Despite this, you can still use this gun to cause mayhem in Solos or any other game mode, and this guide will go over the best loadout class for the CR-56 AMAX in Warzone Season 5.

Best Warzone CR-56 AMAX loadout

Best Warzone CR-56 AMAX attachments

Best Warzone CR-56 AMAX loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mag

Our Warzone CR-56 AMAX loadout will bring the gun’s recoil under control and improve its range for medium-range maps. The latter can be done with the Monolithic Suppressor, which will also help you sneak up on foes.

The XRK Zodiac S440 is the longest barrel and will maximize the effective range of the gun. We’ll use the Ranger Foregrip to give a boost to both aiming stability and recoil control.

The CR-56 AMAX being fired in Modern Warfare

We opted for the Corp Combat Holo Sight for its precision sight picture, but this is optional, and you can try out other optics if you’d like. The VLK 3.0x Optic would be a great alternative due to its 3.0x magnification.

Finally, we’ll cap off the best Warzone CR-56 AMAX loadout with the 45 Round Mag. This is a must-have attachment since it increases your ADS time and makes it so that you need to reload less often during combat.

Best perks to use with Warzone CR-56 AMAX class

Double time, Overkill and Amped perks
  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

You’ll want to get around the map quickly, and the Double Time perk will increase your Tactical Sprint duration while also boosting your sprinting speed. This will let you catch up to your enemies and get out of tough situations.

We recommend picking Overkill from your first loadout drop since it’s always useful to carry two primary weapons in battle. Then you can hide from the radar with Ghost from your next loadout.

Finally, you should go with Amped as it allows you to change to your secondary weapon almost instantly, further increasing your speed on the map.

How to unlock CR-56 AMAX

CR-56 AMAX in Warzone

The CR-56 AMAX is locked behind a challenge that requires you to score 3 gunbutt kills with an Assault Rifle in 10 different matches. This is particularly easy to do in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer game modes.

Alternatively, you can also complete this challenge in Warzone’s Plunder mode. Once the conditions have been met, this weapon will be added to your inventory.

Best alternatives

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the best Warzone CR-56 AMAX loadout, then you should absolutely try out the Krig 6. With its high damage and low recoil, this weapon has kept almost all of its power going into Season 5.

The new EM2 is incredibly similar to the CR-56 AMAX, featuring a slow fire rate, high recoil but packing a lot of punch.

If you’re looking to overhaul your Call of Duty: Warzone loadouts, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons that will serve you well when dropping into the game.

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Warzone leak claims Iron Trials will come to Rebirth Island in Season 2

Warzone players have been desperate for Iron Trials to return and if a leak is to be believed, the mode will hit Rebirth Island in Season 2.

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Iron Trials quickly became a fan-favorite Warzone mode, and a dataminer claims to have found evidence that the mode will arrive in Rebirth Island in Season 2.

Iron Trials is a more competitive version of Warzone, with a much higher time-to-kill, tougher Gulag, more expensive Buy Stations, and no free loadout drops. Many preferred the mode and wished that it remained a permanent fixture.

Unfortunately, we haven’t seen it since before the Warzone Pacific Season 1 update, but a new leak claims that it will return with a twist. According to a dataminer, Iron Trials is set to return on Rebirth Island in Season 2.

Warzone players fighting in Iron Trials 84 mode

Call of Duty dataminer ‘Reality’ recently leaked that a Season 2 event will include Bomber planes, Redeploy Balloons, secret bunkers, and gas weapons. Now, following Warzone’s February 3 update that reverted the loadout drop delay, they claim to have discovered even more about Warzone Pacific Season 2.

Reality posted an image featuring strings that were reportedly added to Warzone’s game files after the update, revealing items such as a “Portable Buy Station,” a ton of new challenges, and a description of the Bomber.

But what players will be most interested to see is that one of the lines reads: “MP_CHYRON/ATLANTIS_IRON_TRIALS”: Rebirth Iron Trials.

Rebirth Island Iron Trials has also been mentioned by another leaker, TheGhostOfHope, who is known to have been reliable in the past.

This could mean that the fan-favorite Iron Trials game mode is making its way to Warzone’s smaller map in Season 2. But how this mode would play out remains to be seen; it could have Rebirth’s Resurgence mechanics or be more like the traditional battle royale.

Of course, this is just a leak for now. There’s no guarantee that Rebirth Island Iron Trials will arrive in Warzone Season 2 – or at all for that matter. Equippable helmets have been found in the game files before, as well as a version of the G3 Assault Rifle – and neither have arrived in the game.

But with Iron Trials’ popularity, it will likely return to the game in one form or another. Raven Software and Sledgehammer should be revealing the Season 2 roadmap soon, so we’ll know much more about the upcoming content over the next couple of weeks.

For more Warzone, you can check out the devs explaining why they keep removing your favorite modes.

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Warzone devs explain why they keep removing your favorite mode in playlist updates

Raven Software have finally explained why they remove popular Warzone game modes in weekly playlist updates.

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Warzone planes in Caldera

Warzone players have been upset that the weekly playlist updates are constantly removing their favorite game modes, and the developers have finally explained the reason behind these changes.

When you hop into a game of Warzone, you can try out several different game modes like Rebirth Resurgence and Vanguard Plunder, with each one providing a unique combat experience for players to enjoy.

However, as popular as some of these modes are, they’re sometimes missing from the game when the developers bring a new weekly playlist update, much to the frustration of Warzone players.

Now, Raven Software have explained the reason behind these changes.

Warzone Pacific Caldera Peak drop spot

The Warzone developers addressed this issue in a blog post, going over the process of putting together the weekly playlist, and they highlighted three main areas of focus: motivation, engagement, and squad sizes.

When discussing the motivation aspect, they explained that they introduce different modes so that they can satisfy the largest amount of players and then check to see which ones are gaining the most popularity.

This helps Raven Software decide which modes to keep or bring back in future updates. They also stated that while they keep some modes pretty much the same, they experiment with different party sizes to find the best fit for each one.

So, the reason they remove certain game modes is to see how many players will call for their return to the weekly playlists, helping the developers assess their overall popularity.

The blog post also provides an outline of Raven Software’s plans for Warzone Pacific Season 2, which include adding brand-new game modes along with weekly updates which could feature additions like Iron Trials.

Read more: Warzone players believe Airstrikes received a deadly buff

As frustrating as it can be to see your favorite game mode missing from the game, it’s reassuring to know that the developers are always listening to player feedback so they can improve weekly playlists.


For more Warzone content, check out everything we know about the rumored Warzone 2 as well as our article on the Warzone devs reverting the loadout drop delay after community backlash.

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Activision confirms Infinity Ward leading CoD 2022 & Warzone 2 development

A report from Activision has confirmed that the iconic Infinity Ward studio will be leading the development of CoD 2022 & Warzone 2.

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In a statement on February 3, Activision confirmed that the highly-anticipated CoD 2022 and Warzone 2 will be developed by Infinity Ward.

Infinity Ward have a long and storied history with the Call of Duty franchise after developing the legendary Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and it seems like they’re back for another iteration in 2022.

Infinity Ward last worked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2019. Modern Warfare was a commercial success and Activision are looking to produce similar results with CoD 2022 after Vanguard has failed to meet sales expectations.

CoD 2022 solider with weapon

A recent Business Wire report of Activision’s 2021 financial results have revealed that Vanguard failed to meet expectations as far as sales go, “Call of Duty net bookings on console and PC declined year-over-year in the fourth quarter, reflecting lower premium sales for Call of Duty: Vanguard”.

This explains Activision’s decision to opt for Infinity Ward as the lead developer for both CoD 2022 and Warzone 2. The project is being touted as a highly ambitious focus on both premium offerings and free-to-play content with Warzone 2.

Long-time Call of Duty fans will be happy to see the future of the franchise in safe hands. 2022 is shaping up to be a vital year for Call of Duty and fans won’t have to wait much longer for new and exciting content.

This announcement doesn’t necessarily mean that the release window for these games has been moved up. Once we have more details concerning CoD 2022 and Warzone 2022 we’ll be sure to share that with you.


For more CoD 2022 news, check out our piece on Modern Warfare 2 leaks claiming Rainbow Six Siege mode will arrive in CoD 2022.

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