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Best setups for new Call of Duty guns Fennec and CR-56 AMAX

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Call of Duty Fennec SMG

The Fennec is a supreme gun at close range. (Image credit: Activision)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 brought along two new weapons that can be unlocked in the Battle Pass – the Fennec submachine gun and the CR-56 AMAX assault rifle. Let’s find out what the best setups for those guns are.


The Fennec is the latest addition to the submachine gun regiment and is unlocked at Level 15. At 1111 RPM, it holds the highest rate of fire in the entire game and has a controllable recoil. At close range, the Fennec is a true beast, but it has two disadvantages: a small 25-bullet standard magazine and a huge damage drop-off as early as the 22nd meter. To get the best out of the weapon, these weaknesses should be addressed.

  • Barrel: ZLR 16" Apex
  • Under-barrel: Command foregrip
  • Ammunition: 40-round drum magazine
  • Handle: Patterned grip tape
  • Perk: Dexterity

This setup compensates for some of the weaknesses. The 40-shot drum magazine gives you enough ammo to take out several enemies before you have to reload. Above all, the barrel increases the effective range, which can be further increased in exchange for one of the other slots with the ZLR Sabre silencer. For the grip, we focus on improved ADS time and faster sprint-to-fire speed. Since the Fennec has one of the slowest reload times of all SMGs, we recommend extra dexterity.

Call of Duty Fennec

Is the Fennec going to become a regular part of your loadout? (Image credit: Activision)

With this setup, you are well-positioned for short to medium distances, but you should keep in mind that the strengths of the Fennec are clearly in close combat. We don't think it will replace the MP5 in Warzone, but especially on the smaller multiplayer maps, it could become the new meta.

Here are some alternatives:


The new assault rifle is unlocked at Level 31 and is based on the popular Israeli Galil rifle, most similar to the AK-47. It has similarly high damage, a higher rate of fire and high recoil. Even in the standard version, it has an amazing range, but the recoil makes it difficult to hit precisely at long distances. However, with the following attachments, the disadvantages can be compensated pretty well:

  • Muzzle: Monolith silencer
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
  • Stock: XRK Gatekeeper
  • Under-barrel: Command foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45-round magazine

With a silencer and barrel, you can further increase your effective range and reduce the recoil at the same time. The under-barrel and stock further assist in target stability and general control of the weapon when firing. The ammunition offers two interesting options. With the 45-shot magazine, you are well-equipped for Warzone and can eat your way through the enemy armor with continuous fire.

But there is also the option to make a semi-automatic weapon out of the CR-56 AMAX. With the M67 10-round magazine, you have a very precise semi-automatic weapon, not unlike the FAL.

Call of Duty CR-56 AMAX

The CR-56 AMAX is reminiscent of the Galil. (Image credit: Activision)

The CR-56 AMAX offers a lot of damage but it cannot keep up with the Grau 5.56 or the M4A1 in terms of fire rate and control. It is especially strong at medium distances but is outperformed by the MP5 at short distances and by the Grau 5.56 at long distances.

The weapons have only been in the game for about a week and many players have not even unlocked them yet, so it remains to be seen whether they can influence the current meta.

Our guess is that the Fennec will find its niche on small multiplayer maps. The CR-56 AMAX will probably be played a lot in the near future, as players want to test it, but as long as the Grau 5.56 doesn't get a nerf, it will remain the go-to choice for most.

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Kiril Stoilov

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