Best Holger 556 loadout, class build in Modern Warfare 3

The best Holger 556 gear in Modern Warfare 3 is a force to be reckoned with. Not only is it a solid all-rounder, it’s also one of the best weapons in the entire game, as it does the highest damage of all fully automatic guns.

Those who played Duty will recognize the Holger 556 as the G36C for a while, and despite the new name its behavior is no different.

This is the best Holger 556 gear we’ve found yet MW3, and how to unlock the Holger 556 in the first place. However, if you don’t feel like it, our list of the best guns can provide some alternatives.

How to unlock the Holger 556 in MW3

To unlock the Holger 556 Modern Warfare 3, you must reach level 37. This is another weapon that can only be unlocked by leveling up, unlike the brand new armory unlock system.

Because the Holger 556 is unlocked about halfway through the ranking process Modern Warfare 3it’s a solid option once you’ve had enough of the SVA 545, the first assault rifle you unlock and one of the best in the game.

You also won’t get your hands on the MCW for several more ranks, and while the BAS-B is also excellent, it is much more effective at long range than the Holger 556.

Best Holger 556 gear in MW3

The best Holger 556 gear in Modern Warfare 3.
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Here is the best Holger 556 gear in it Modern Warfare 3:

  • End of a loop: Echoline GS-X
  • Underrun: XTEN Phantom-5 Hand Stop
  • Optics: Mk. 3 Reflector
  • Stock: RB Addle Assault Stock
  • Back handle: Morn-20 grip

Normally, optimizing your assault rifle for medium-range combat is the best way to progress, as it allows you to maximize your damage. However, not with the Holger 556. You want to reduce recoil as much as possible, but this is a weapon that is more suited for mobility than for posting and picking off enemies from afar.

As a result, these attachments aim to strike a balance. The Echoline GS-X muzzle has the advantage of making your gunshots undetectable by radar, along with some extra stability for your target shooting.


Overall, this construction is quite flexible, allowing you to replace any attachments that don’t work for you, but it suits the nature of the Holger 556 well.

Best Holger 556 class in MW3

This is the best class to use next to the Holger 556 Modern Warfare 3:

  • Vest: CCT Comms Vest
  • Subordinate: Renetti (with Jak Ferocity Carbine conversion kit)
  • Field upgrade: Dead quiet
  • Gloves: Assault Gloves
  • Boots: Stalker boots
  • Acceleration: Ghost T/V camouflage
  • Acceleration: Blacklight flashlight

A muted Holger 556 is the best way to take advantage of that stealth playing style. The Dead Silence field upgrade masks your footstep sounds when enabled, and you can extend its duration by triggering kills when active, while the Ghost T/V Camo protects you from UAVs

You’ll also be fairly mobile with the Stalker Boots and Assault Gloves, although you can also go for the Marksman Gloves if you prefer. You can also swap the Stalker Boots for the Covert Sneakers, and swap Dead Silence for an ACS as well, meaning you still get most of the same benefits.

One of the biggest problems in this class is the CCT Comms Vest, which increases the amount of time enemies stay on your radar, and means enemies drop an information pack when they die. Collecting these will generate a radar ping for you and any nearby allies. Insert the Blacklight flashlight into the second gear slot and voila – you can now sneak up on your enemies from behind.