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Best Cronen Squall Loadout in Warzone and Modern Warfare 3

An old guard stands against the new blood.

Modern Warfare 3 has introduced many new weapons that have taken the hearts of all players, but today we are here to remind you that some of the old guard from MW2 are still here to make a splash. The Cronen Squall is one such weapon and we are looking at its best loadout in Warzone and MW3.

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Best Cronen Squall Loadout in Warzone

Warzone Cronen Squall Loadout
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Best Cronen Squall Attachments

Anyone who played Warzone 2.0 will undoubtedly remember the Battle Rifle introduced in Season 3 as one of the most oppressive guns to ever grace the game. The Cronen Squall completely dominated every lobby with laser-like accuracy regardless of range and sported the highest TTK of any weapon. It may not be able to stand against the BAS-B pound for pound, but you may be surprised to hear that the Cronen Squall is still no pushover.

The best attachments are as follows:

  • Muzzle: VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor
  • Barrel: HR6.8 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Optic: Corio Eagleseye 2.5X
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum

We may not be in the Cronen Squall’s heyday, but we certainly can bring it up to standard with some choice attachments. First, we use the expected VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor as a perfect blend of stability control, damage, and range. The HR6.8 Barrel is the next obvious choice increasing our damage and range once again but by a significant margin. For some more stability, we use the Bruen Heavy Support Grip to nullify the Cronen Squall’s heavy vertical recoil.

Finally, we have the 50-Round Drum for the Warzone environment and the Corio Eagleseye 2.5X as the perfect optic.

Best Cronen Squall Perks

Our perks are a generic list for Warzone itself, so feel free to swap out any for ones you prefer. But for those wanting a quick and all-around perk package you may copy our homework.

The best perks are as follows:

  • Perk 1: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 2: Double Time
  • Perk 3: Tempered
  • Perk 4: High Alert

Sleight of Hand offers you the ability to reload faster, a must-have for those expecting to drop in hot and get their hands dirty. But once you’re done mopping up enemy squads, you’ll need to rotate out, fast. So we use Double Time, increasing Tac Sprint duration and recharge time to get you out of harm’s way. Next up, Tempered is the most cost-effective perk in Warzone currently, it offers you a 33% faster plate-up speed and frees up some of your backpack space for other gadgets.

Finally, High Alert is an unsung hero in the new Warzone, offering you information on enemy positions and protecting your life when it matters the most.

Best Cronen Squall Loadout in Modern Warfare 3

MW3 Cronen Squall Loadout
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Best Cronen Squall Attachments

The Cronen Squall has incredibly high recoil, drifting both vertically and horizontally, so to make this age-old Battle Rifle competitive we have a lot of work to do. On the plus side, its damage is already high and it sports decent mobility as a base.

The best attachments are as follows:

  • Muzzle: Sakin Tread-40
  • Barrel: SB6.8 16″
  • Underbarrel: XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop
  • Magazine: 50 Drum Magazine
  • Optic: Slate Reflector

Out of all the muzzles we tested, the Sakin Tread-40 performed the best at reducing the overall recoil and gun kick of the Cronen Squall. The SB6.8 16″ Barrel and the XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop underbarrel are our duo attachments that improve mobility. Movement speed, ADS speed, sprint to fire speeds are all increased in this setup so we can contend with faster weapons like SMGs.

Our 50 Drum Magazine is an obvious choice to keep us in the fight longer and the Slate Reflector is our preferred optic.

Best Cronen Squall Perks

Quick Grip Gloves MW3 Warzone
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For perks, we are looking at the Cronen Squall and realizing that it is a weapon that wants to get in close and minimize the recoil issue with easier-to-hit targets. With that in mind, we want to equip mobility body armor to facilitate that gameplan.

The best perks are as follows:

  • Vest: Infantry Vest
  • Gloves: Quick Grip Gloves
  • Boots: Climbing Boots
  • Gear: Tac Mask

Our best vest is, of course, the Infantry Vest, it offers faster Tac Sprint and even quicker recharge time which frees you up to rotate across the map. The best gloves in the game are undoubtedly the Quick Grip Gloves. They give you the ability to swap to your sidearm at a moment’s notice, often resulting in scoring a kill when it would otherwise be your death. Climbing Boots are perfect for increasing your mobility to allow faster rotations and the use of vertical angles. Finally, the Tac Mask gives you some much-needed safety against Flashbang/Concussion equipment.

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