Modern Warfare 2 How To Build The Best 556 Icarus Class

With the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 came a long list of weapons, attachments, and camos to unlock. One of these weapons is the 556 Icarus light machine gun which you can get your hands on through the M4 weapon tree. With Call of Duty: Warzone 2 just days away, you’ll definitely want to level up one of Modern Warfare 2’s strongest LMGs in the form of the 556 Icarus as this weapon category has always proved strong in the battle royale. This guide has got you covered with the best 556 Icarus class in Modern Warfare 2.

The 556 Icarus is everything you would want from a light machine gun. With the best attachments, you can make it a stronger and more versatile gun. Therefore, this build will focus on improving accuracy and recoil, while addressing the damage, range, and maintaining mobility.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 556 Icarus class

  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Barrel: FTAC Coldforge 16” Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
  • Stock: Corio Precio Factory

It’s time to break down the attachments used on this build. Firstly, the FTAC Castle Comp works on improving your horizontal and vertical recoil control. Then, the FTAC Coldforge 16” barrel is useful for increasing your damage range and bullet velocity, while even adding to your hip fire accuracy. Equipping the FSS Sharkfin 90 will boost your aiming idle stability, without any detriments.

The final two attachments are the Sakin ZX Grip for raised recoil control. Completing your class with the Corio Precio Factory stock will see you gain even more accuracy with greater aiming stability and recoil control.

Modern Warfare 2 556 Icarus Class

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Weapon tuning your LMG

You can make even more adjustments to your weapon by using weapon tuning in the gunsmith. Here, you’ll be able to gain more of your preferred characteristics out of a gun to align it with your play style. Lastly, you can finish your class by adding a pistol to your secondary weapon slot. If you’re unsure of what pistol to choose, you can take a look at our handy Modern Warfare 2 pistol tier list.

Lauren Sayles
Lauren is a writer and FPS enthusiast. If the game has a gun that you can shoot, she will be occupied for hours!

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