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Best ISO Hemlock Loadout in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone

ISO-lating the best attachments.

The ISO Hemlock was always a staple pick in Modern Warfare 2 and redefined the META when it was released. And since it did so well in MW3’s predecessor, I wanted to take a look at the best ISO Hemlock loadout for both Warzone and MW3 that can be achieved with all the new MW3 systems and attachments.

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Best ISO Hemlock Loadout in Warzone

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Best ISO Hemlock Attachments

Warzone is all about sustained accuracy and damage, the easier it is to hit your shots and the longer you can do so, the better your chances are at scoring a win. The ISO Hemlock is a weapon from a seemingly bygone age that comes to this version of Modern Warfare with everything it needs to perform.

  • Muzzle: Komodo Heavy
  • Barrel: Fielder-T50
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Magazine: 45 Round Magazine

The ISO Hemlock needs a bit of a boost to its accuracy and recoil to keep it in tune with the next generation of weaponry. For that reason, we use the Komodo Heavy muzzle and the Fielder-T50 barrel. Together, they nulify a hefty amount of recoil and provide a substantial amount of range for longer engagements. The Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip promises to rid the weapon of any remaining recoil while helping with accuracy.

Finally, the Slate Refector offers us a clean optic, and the 45-round magazine keeps you in the fight to take down enemy squads.

Best ISO Hemlock Perks

Perks are almost identical in Warzone and do not see the same system revamp as MW3. However, there are a few new additions that will spice up your games. Since we’re using a medium-long-range assault rifle, we want to use perks that will enable this weapon to shine and give us the best chance at catching a Warzone W.

The best perks are as follows:

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 3: Resupply
  • Perk 4: Resolute

Double time keeps us out of the enemy’s slight lines by giving us a faster sprint and can often be the best option for surviving an unwinnable fight. Sleight of Hand is a timeless perk that allows us to reload quicker and make sure we aren’t out of the fight for long. In the Perk 3 slot we have resupply, a perk that cannot be underestimated for its value over an entire match.

Finally, we have Resolute, a brand new perk that offers a burst of movement speed when we are hit by bulletfire. Thanks to MW3’s movement mechanics we can use this perk to escape unwinnable situations and turn them on their heads.

Best ISO Hemlock Loadout in Modern Warfare 3

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Best ISO Hemlock Attachments

As my favorite weapon from MW2, I was excited to uncover the correct build using all the new Modern Warfare 3 systems, and after some testing, I think I’ve found it.

The ISO Hemlock was known for its slow fire rate but exceptional accuracy and handling. In MW3 however, this weapon seems to have been given a stronger fire rate with almost no decrease to its accuracy as a counterweight. While the ISO Hemlock was strong in MW2, with its updated stats and some choice attachments it can be a monster even against the best Modern Warfare 3 assault rifles.

The best attachments are as follows:

  • Muzzle: Wrathguard Compensator
  • Barrel: Series 4-MR
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip
  • Optic: Mk. 3 Reflector
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip

While the ISO Hemlock has a manageable recoil pattern it does lean more towards horizontal recoil rather than vertical. To compensate we use the Wrathguard Compensator to mitigate that horizontal shake at the cost of a smidge of range, a worthy trade. The Series 4-MR barrel and the Phantom Grip ensure the ISO Hemlock can keep up with SMGs and the best ARs in the handling department. Both increase ADS speeds, movement speed, and gun kick control.

Finally, to keep up with the laser-accurate weapons in MW3 we use the Buren Pivot Vertical Grip and the Mk. 3 Reflec

Best ISO Hemlock Perks

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Since the ISO Hemlock can keep up with the best as a weapon, we still need to equip it with certain perks that will continue to match other assault rifles.

The best Perks are as follows:

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

The Infantry Vest is the best of the best right now, allowing your Tac-Sprint to recharge quickly and last longer, it is a must-have. Swapping to our pistol in a moment of need has never been easier with the Quick Grip Gloves, ensuring that you always have a plan B while in gunfights. Verticality is an interesting option in MW3 and with the Climbing Boots, we can play around these new elevations faster than any other player. Finally, the Tac Mask will protect us from constant flashbang spam and frustrating slows of concussion grenades.

That does it for our best ISO Hemlock Loadout in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone guide. We will strive to update our guides as the META defines itself throughout Season 1. Likewise, be sure to check out our other Call of Duty content below for more guides, news, and features.


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