Image of the DG-56 rifle in Modern Warfare 3.
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The best DG-56 loadout in Warzone season one

Warzone's reincarnation of the Black Ops 3 M8A7.

ARs that shine the most in Warzone deal massive damage and have a reliable recoil pattern that’s easy to control at longer ranges, like our best DG-56 loadout in Warzone.

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Early signs point toward the DG-56 checking every box for a perfect long-range meta weapon as the DG-56 was a go-to weapon in the first few weeks of MW3. Infinity Ward responded by nerfing the rifle’s damage range, multipliers, and burst delay. The devs explained that “the highlight of this balance pass is a reduction to the lethality of the FR 5.56 and DG-56.”

But that didn’t do too much. Despite seeing nerfs across the board, the AR still dominates in Warzone and will most likely be at the top of long-range meta and popularity lists. In the middle of season one, it’s still a top-five assault rifle among the best in the game like the RAM-7 and MCW.

Here’s our pick for the best DG-56 loadout in Warzone.

Best DG-56 loadout in Warzone

DG-56 in MW3
The DG-56 feels so satisfying to tap heads with. Screenshot via Activision

The DG-56 shreds through enemies in just a few bursts and warrants plenty of attention in season one. This gun is easily the best AR in Warzone and is lethal in the right hands. Burst rifles take some time to get used to, but the massive damage potential is worth the learning curve.

Best DG-56 build in Warzone 3

  • Muzzle: VT-7 Spitfire Suppressor
  • Barrel: COG-T-25 Light Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Optic: Corio Eaglesye 2.5x
  • Magazine: 60 Round Drum

Our loadout focuses on improving recoil control, bullet velocity, and damage range without sacrificing mobility. The COG T-25 Light Barrel addresses every area as the barrel manages to improve bullet velocity and range, but also improves aim walking and movement speed.

Meanwhile, the VT-7 Spitfire Suppressor hides players on the mini-map, but also comes with the added benefit of improving recoil control, bullet velocity, and damage range. Using a burst weapon causes a weapon to kick like a mule while firing, so the Bruen Heavy Support Grip reduces gun kick and aiming idle sway.

Tip:

A height advantage is key in Warzone, especially with this powerful burst rifle.

Lastly, the Corio Eaglesye 2.5x offers a clean sightline that can be used for any engagement, and we recommend using the largest magazine possible because you will need more bullets to take on an entire trio or quad. With this loadout, you should be able to do just that.

Best DG-56 perks and equipment in Warzone

  • Perk Package
    • Perk 1: Double Time
    • Perk 2: E.O.D.
    • Perk 3: Tempered
    • Perk 4: Resolute
  • Secondary Weapon: WSP Swarm or BAS-B
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

Double Time and Resolute combine for a lethal boost of speed in Warzone. Double Time increases Tac Sprint duration and recharge rate, while Resolute is a new perk that provides a small movement boost when getting shot at. The new perk still needs some testing to confirm its strength, but it has the potential to be a game-changer.

Frag grenades hit like a tank in season one, thanks to a few buffs. As a result, we recommend equipping E.O.D. to mitigate explosive damage and using one yourself to flush out enemies from behind an object.

Tempered is not new to Warzone, but this is the first time players can use it as a perk in Warzone. The perk makes it possible to refill two armor plates instead of three, and this will come in handy at the end of a match when you are desperate for more plates.

Smoke Grenades are just as strong in MW3 as they were in Warzone 2. Despite seeing a nerf in season one, the grenades are still lifesavers and are perfect for rotating in a final circle.


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