Modern Warfare 2 How to Get 556 Icarus & Best Build

Modern Warfare 2 How to Get 556 Icarus & Best Build ...

When it comes to the Light Machine Gun category, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta offers three options: 556 Icarus, RAPP H, and SAKIN MG38. The first weapon, the 556 Icarus, is of the M4 Platform and has decent mobility capabilities, despite being an LMG. Here's a guide on how to customize a custom class for this gun.

In Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, how do you unlock the 556 Icarus?

In Modern Warfare 2 Beta, you must upgrade your M4 Assault Rifle to level 18, and you may easily equip it in your loadout. Play some matches using a custom M4 build of choice until it reaches level 18, after which you will unlock the 556 Icarus LMG and a Receiver option for the M4 Platform.

Best 556 Icarus Build Modern Warfare 2

  • Barrel: FTAC Coldforge 16" Barrel
  • Optic: SZ Lonewolf Optic
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: XTEN grip

The 556 Icarus loadout is excellent at all ranges, but don't expect it to be as portable as SMGs and ARs. Starting with the first attachment, the FTAC 16" barrel improves the weapon's damage range and bullet velocity at the expense of aim-down-sight (ADS) speed. Next up, the Sharkfin foregrip improves target acquisition.

The Icarus LMG is designed to provide superior mobility in order to compete with other weapons in the game. The Demo Fade stock and XTEN rear grip have been utilized to aid with features like sprinting, ADS, and sprint-to-fire speeds. Finally, the SZ Lonewolf sight is equipped for enhanced visibility. For larger-scale Ground War modes, like Invasion, you can substitute this optic with the SZ Reflex scope for a higher zoom level.

Modern Warfare 2's Best 556 Icarus Loadout & Class

  • Primary: 556 Icarus Light Machine Gun
  • Secondary: X12 Handgun
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Perk Package
    • Basic Perks: Double Time and Battle Hardened / E.O.D.
    • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
    • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Basic Perks: Double Time and Battle Hardened / E.O.D.
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Basic Perks: Double Time and Battle Hardened / E.O.D.
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost

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