The SG556 is an Assault Rifle first introduced during the 03-24-11 Content Update.
The SG556 is part of the 'SG' series of weapons. As such, it has high accuracy; however, this model also has rather high damage which can be upgraded almost to the level of an AK47, fairly quick mobility with an average range and slow rate of fire. The weakest point of the SG556 appears to be its accuracy, especially when move-shotting. It is comparable to the M16, but has very little bloom when shooting at a stand still, or crouched position. It also offers a large variety of modifications, having a substantial amount of barrels to choose from. The fact that the SG556 has incredibly low recoil, combined with high crouching accuracy and nice range, allows it to effectively kill enemies at long range.
The SG556 is best used when crouching and shooting in 5-6 round bursts. It has horrid moveshot and should only be used as a stand-still weapon; it is also not recommended for rushing, while being great for defense. When fighting in close-quarters-combat (CQC), it is best to just full auto the gun. Although the SG556 has its downfalls, ultimately it is an extrememly powerful assault rifle if used efficiently.
- Standard Dot (x1.5) (not changable)
- Burst Barrel II (Accuracy -0.2, Auto Fire ACC -0.1, ROF +0.99)
- Long Range Barrrel II (Range +8.1)
- Sharp Shooter Barrel (Accuracy +1.7, Auto Fire ACC +1.2, ROF -0.57)
- Reinforced Barrel (Damage +4, ROF -0.74)
- Advanced Trigger (Range -3.3)
- Veteran Mechanism (Accuracy -1.6, Auto Fire ACC -0.3)
- Prototype Grip (Stability +0.9)
- Recoil Control Stock
A recommended and most common mod is with the Long Range Barrel II, Prototype Grip and optionally the Recoil Control Stock (the RCS increases bloom slightly). The Advanced Trigger or Veteran Mechanism adds sideways recoil, but it improves the move-shot.
Another not-so-common mod is with the Reinforced Barrel; it allows the SG556 to kill in 3 shots to the torso, opposed to the default 4. Unfortuantely, the barrel also adds sideways recoil, thus causing this mod to be less commonly seen. It is recommended to use the Prototype Grip and the Recoil Control Stock if using the Reinforced Barrel.
This mod makes the SG556 useful at all ranges, while causing little or no penalty to the crouch-shot. it makes the burst fire possible while moving, therefore, more deadly.
- Burst-Barrel II (Rate of Fire +3, Accuracy -1)
Burst Barrel is chosen over the Long Range one because the rof compensates even at longer ranges, therefore making the gun more deadly in cqc.
- Advanced Trigger (Stability +2, Range -1)
The trigger is also recommended because it makes burst fire more accurate while moving (useful at close to medium ranges where you should move while shooting).
- Prototype grip (Stability +2)
This is an essential component because it gives you the laser crouch-shot.
- Recoil Control Stock (Stability +1)
Also contributes to the accuracy of the burst-fire while moving.