Best Modern Warfare 2 556 Icarus Loadout

The 556 Icarus in MW2 falls under the category of a Light Machine Gun and is very effective for shooting while sitting behind covers. As one of the earliest LMGs available in Modern Warfare 2, 556 Icarus might not be the hardest-hitting gun, but it can be a deadly force with the right loadout.

Modern Warfare 2 Weapon Progression system has changed a lot. To unlock 556 Icarus LMG in MWII, you simply have to play with and level up the M4 platform to level 18. This will unlock the 556 Icarus receiver allowing you to create a class with that LMG.

If 556 Icarus is your preferred LMG, allow us to present you with some great loadout and class setup combinations to use in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

Best 556 Icarus loadout


  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip
  • Muzzle: Echoless-80
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser

This class setup will increase your mobility and control over the gun. Making aggressive plays possible even with LMG class in Modern Warfare 2.

The XTEN Grip and FSS OLE-V Laser increases ADS speed and boosts sprint to fire speed. You can have quick kills over the enemies due to boosted speed. FSS OLE-V Laser also improves your aiming stability, making a perfect balance between speed and control

It is important to have improved sprint and aim walking speed when the intentions are to play an aggressive game style. These requirements are filled by the inclusion of Demo Fade Pro Stock, providing you with a boosted spring and aim walking speed.

In this class setup, Echoless-80 is a must-have. It provides you with an increase in your damage and range. Additionally, you will have a much smoother recoil and high bullet velocity. You can shred any enemy due to this attachment’s boosted control and damage. Echoless-80 also keeps you from the enemy’s UAVs due to its sound suppression.

To have better control over aiming and hip-fire, we have included Phase-3 Grip in your class. This attachment will provide you with aiming idle stability and higher recoil stabilization, and you will have much more control over your hip fire accuracy. Making you a beast in all ranges.

Best secondary weapon

The P890 makes the perfect fit in our class due to its capability of 2 shot kill. This pistol’s recoil control and accuracy are very high, making it easy to land two hits to eliminate enemies.

Best perks and equipment

The best basic perks to have with this class are Tracker and Scavenger. The tracker will allow you to trace the enemy trail and have a vision of the enemy death marker. With Scavenger, you will have the required ammo resupply from the dead enemies, making you stand long in combat.

In this class, speed is the key. The inclusion of Fast Hands as our Bonus perk provides us with a boost in our usage of equipment and reloading, and this just suits the overall mobility of our class.

For our ultimate perk, Ghost is perfect. Making you invisible in the enemy radars and UAVs will allow you to flank them and put your team at an advantage.


  • Base Perk 1: Tracker
  • Base Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost

Aggression means you might get vulnerable by running into multiple enemies. Having a Stun grenade and Drill charge ensures you have the time to move toward the slow enemies and unleash your bullet spray, and drill charge provides you with the extra killing potential.

With the Dead Silence, you can get closer to the enemies, having better chances of getting multiple enemies within a single magazine. The enemies will never see you coming as your footsteps make no sound.

  • Lethal: Drill Charge
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

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