Skip to main content

Cronen Squall rifle: best loadouts for Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2

The launch of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 has introduced the Cronen Squall battle rifle as part of the battle pass — and it’s definitely worth using. This weapon packs a punch and works well in many different situations, adding some versatility to the mix, depending on how you build it. Though it’s a battle rifle, you can actually utilize the Cronen Squall in full auto mode, allowing you to hold down the trigger to fire off shots. In this guide, we’ll show you the best loadouts for the Cronen Squall across Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2.

The best Cronen Squall Warzone 2.0 loadout

The Cronen Squall in Warzone 2.0.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Recommended loadout:

Muzzle Sakin Thread-40 (+0.46, +0.28)
Barrel HR6.8 Barrel (+0.40, +0.10)
Optic Aim Op-V4 (-1.74, +1.80)
Ammunition 6.8 High Velocity (-0.45, -5.52)
Magazine 50 Round Drum

Since many Warzone 2.0 engagements occur at mid- to long range, you’ll want to build the Cronen Squall to focus on bullet velocity and handling. Without attachments, the Cronen is a bit unwieldy, but if you build it properly, it becomes much easier to control.

Start by applying the Sakin Thread-40 Muzzle for improved vertical and horizontal recoil control. Then equip the HR6.8 Barrel, which boosts the weapon’s damage range, bullet velocity, recoil control, and hip fire accuracy. The standard Optic for long-range rifles is the Aim Op-V4, so feel free to go with that, or whatever you’re comfortable with. After that, we suggest using the 6.8 High Velocity Ammunition to help you secure those long-range eliminations easier, thanks to the bullet velocity boost. Finalize the build with the 50 Round Drum Magazine, granting you plenty of ammo to take down multiple foes.

The best Cronen Squall Modern Warfare 2 loadout

The Cronen Squall in Warzone 2.0.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Recommended loadout:

Muzzle Sakin Thread-40 (+0.54, +0.19)
Laser FSS OLE-V Laser (-0.23, +27.97)
Optic Cronen Mini Pro (-1.35, -2.25)
Underbarrel Edge-47 Grip (+0.44, +0.22)
Rear Grip
XTEN Grip (-0.42, -0.22)

Of course, Modern Warfare 2 is a much different beast from Warzone 2.0, so you’ll want to alter your Cronen build for multiplayer. Instead of focusing on high damage per mag and long range, you’ll want to prioritize faster aim down sights (ADS) and movement since multiplayer engagements end so quickly.

Stick with the Sakin Thread-40 Muzzle for the recoil control benefits. Then swap over to the FSS OLE-V Laser to improve ADS speed, aiming stability, and sprint-to-fire time. From there, we recommend using a smaller Optic such as the Cronen Mini Pro. Next, the Edge-47 Grip Underbarrel gives a boost to aiming idle stability and recoil stabilization. Finally, apply the XTEN Grip Rear Grip, which improves your sprint-to-fire speed and ADS time.

Editors' Recommendations

Joseph Yaden
Joseph Yaden is a freelance journalist who covers Nintendo, shooters, and horror games. He mostly covers game guides for…
How to rank up fast in Modern Warfare 3: best ways to farm XP
A soldier with a shotgun in Modern Warfare 3.

Every year when the new Call of Duty title drops, the playing field is once again reset as everyone needs to start grinding back up the ranks. Fully embracing the RPG elements, Modern Warfare 3 once again allows you to earn XP as you play match after match to rank up your character, with each rank not only bringing you closer to hitting prestige but also unlocking new options for your chosen operator. Your player rank is unique from your weapon levels and can take a lot longer to grind if you don't know the most efficient methods. If you want to fast-track your career through the ranks, here are the fastest ways to earn XP in Modern Warfare 3.
How to earn XP fast in Modern Warfare 3
There's basically no way you can play Modern Warfare 3 without earning XP, but some modes and methods can earn you double (or more) what you could if you were just playing without a plan.
Play the objective

We all love playing team deathmatch or any other mode where all you need to worry about is being the one to shoot first. However, if you want to earn that sweet XP fast, you need to choose one of the objective modes like Domination, Hardpoint, Ground War, or even Kill Confirmed. Not only do you get XP for killing enemies, but the amount you get on top of that for playing the objective can make up the bulk of your XP gain. This is especially true if you're not at the top of your game and end up dying more than you kill since you have another method to contribute. Also, objective modes grant you an XP bonus just for finishing the match.
Always work towards daily and weapon challenges

Read more
Modern Warfare 3 preload guide: release time, file size, and preorder
Soliders take cover behind a riot shield in a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 promo image.

Load your mags and get ready to go weapons hot because Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is so close you can nearly smell the gunpowder. The Call of Duty franchise has yet to miss a year since the original Modern Warfare, and even though this is the second Modern Warfare 3 we've had, this is obviously a completely new battlefield. Not only will the campaign wrap up the globe-trotting plotline set up in the prior two games, but you can expect the usual suite of modes, including multiplayer, zombies, and tie-ins with the hit Warzone 2. With the betas all concluded, fans are left with nothing to look forward to except the full release, but there is still a way to get ready. Here's all the intel you need on preloading Modern Warfare 3.
Modern Warfare 3 release time
https://twitter.com/CallofDuty/status/1715005040677568818?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1715005040677568818%7Ctwgr%5Ee3166103d9a3ec65e2124b036447326577ab0ccd%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dbltap.com%2Fposts%2Fhow-to-pre-load-mw3-campaign-01he0egksgx8

If you have preordered Modern Warfare 3, you will get a full week of early access to the campaign starting at 10 a.m. PT on November 2 or your local equivalent. For everyone else, the game will launch on November 10. Preloading will begin starting at 10 a.m. PT on November 1.
Modern Warfare 3 file size
https://twitter.com/PlaystationSize/status/1718897781488673100?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1718897781488673100%7Ctwgr%5E3ff4d90277f3de167421839b0778535ae6502da9%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ginx.tv%2Fen%2Fcall-of-duty-modern-warfare-3%2Fcampaign-early-access-preload-times-download-size

Read more
How to access the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 beta
A soldier aims their pistol at an enemy at night.

It's been almost a year since last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released, which means it's time for the next installment in the annual shooter franchise. This time we're completing the trilogy (again) with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This entry has already generated a lot of hype among fans of the franchise for the inclusion, and return, of some highly requested features such as the mini-map and Zombies mode.

Sticking to the usual late-fall release schedule, Modern Warfare 3 will officially launch on November 10 of this year, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until then to get a taste of what's to come. If you play your cards right, you can get in on the beta to sharpen your skills before the competition.
How to access the Modern Warfare 3 beta

Read more