ISO Hemlock is a new assault rifle added in Season 2 of Warzone 2.0.
Many long-time Call of Duty fans may recognize this as the ACR, making it the debut of the weapon in Warzone 2.0, originally introduced in the original Modern Warfare 2.
It is an assault rifle that has a comparable feel to other popular rifles like the M4, along with a unique feature that no other AR has access to.
Read on to find out how to unlock ISO Hemlock in Warzone 2.0, as well as how to create the best loadout, attachments, and classes that best complement the weapon.
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How to Unlock ISO Hemlock in Warzone 2.0
ISO Hemlock is unlocked through the Season 2 Battle Pass, in the free route, available to everyone.
More specifically, you’ll need to skip levels to unlock different sectors on the Battle Pass map and reach Sector B11 – the Hemlock ISO is the reward for unlocking the four items above.
Once unlocked, you will be able to equip and use ISO Hemlock on any of your custom loadouts.
However, it’s worth noting that once Season 2 ends and the Battle Pass is no longer available, the unlock requirements for this weapon will change; Based on recent Call of Duty titles, a challenge will need to be completed to unlock it.
Warzone 2.0 ISO Hemlock best equipment and accessories
If you’re a fan of the M4, the ISO Hemlock should look pretty familiar: it’s an assault rifle that generally feels similar to use, even if some of its stats are slightly lower.
However, to make up for that, it also features a unique look that, at the time of writing, no other assault rifle has access to.
This is the ability to customize with two different types of ammo: 5.56 and .300 Subsonic, the latter of which adjusts various weapon stats and hides ‘kill skulls’ when taking out enemies, a nice feature if you’re taking a stealthy approach.
Depending on the combat situation you find yourself in, your preference and choice of attachments (and ammo) will vary, but we’re primarily focusing on keeping the ISO Hemlock effective at medium ranges, with an option or two that might help you if we’re getting into in more long-range combat engagements.
These are the best Warzone 2.0 ISO Hemlock loadouts and accessories:
- Optics: Cronen Mini Red Dot O Firepoint hybrid
- Barrel: Fielder-T50 OR Cipher-121
- Ammunition: .300 BLK Armor Piercing OR 5.56 High Velocity/Hollowpoint
- Under the barrel: VX Pineapple, Operator Foregrip OR TV Wrecker Grip
- Muzzle: Echoless-80 | O Stock: Mod ISO without stock
There are a couple of directions this weapon can be taken, suitable for medium to long range engagements or for closer (potentially stealthier) approaches.
When it comes to optics, preference is often key, and to keep things simple we recommend the Cronen Mini Red Dot sight, which can be used no matter how you like to play.
Alternatively, if you want something with more flexibility, the Hybrid Firepoint optic will give you what the Cronen offers, but with the option to upgrade to a 4.5x magnification lens, allowing you to look at enemies further away.
Of course, you can always ditch the optic and grab another accessory if you get along with iron sights.
As for the second attachment we recommend, this is where your choice will dictate play style a little more on the stats side.
If you want to build the Hemlock for longer range engagements, the Fielder-T50 barrel will be a huge boost to your efforts, increasing damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil control.
If you prefer to take a stealthier approach, the Cipher-121 barrel comes with built-in sound suppression, while improving recoil control and eliminating the need to specifically build a suppressor.
That said, it precludes any muzzle choice, so unless you want to build for close range and go with the stock we recommend, any of the laser sights or magazines can work well as an alternative here.
The ammo accessory slot is the selling point of the ISO Hemlock, as it provides some pretty notable benefits and trade-offs if you choose to rely on them.
Subsonic .300 BLK rounds allow you to perform kills that hide the “death skulls” of those enemies, preventing that player’s allies from seeing where they were when they were eliminated.
If you choose the Armor Piercing variant of the .300 BLK rounds, not only will you receive that intrinsic characteristic perfect for stealth-oriented playstyles, but you will also get improvements to bullet penetration and damage dealt to enemies and vehicles, all of it. which can be especially useful in Warzone’s varied range of vehicles, cover, and terrain.
However, this comes with some trade-offs, such as bullet velocity and rate of fire, which will likely be a drawback if you’re setting up longer range fights; therefore, you may want to consider the standard 5.56 high velocity rounds.
Alternatively, you can choose the ‘Hollowpoint’ option of the 5.56 or .300 BLK, which provides additional stopping power (and damage if you use the .300), but choose based on which stats you’d like to build more for.
Moving on to our recommendation for the fourth weapon accessory, there are a couple of options worth considering.
The first is the VX Pineapple lower barrel, which is generally a solid choice for any assault rifle, increasing recoil stability and walking stability along with hipfire recoil control and accuracy; Its only drawbacks are reduced movement speed and ADS speed. .
If you’d rather not slow down ADS and don’t mind not getting that recoil stability improvement, the Foregrip operator isn’t a bad option, but if you don’t want any downsides with just improvements to hipfire accuracy and Aim For stability when walking, be sure to choose the TV Wrecker Grip.
To complete the build of the weapon with the fifth and final accessory, once again it depends on the desired build.
If you didn’t choose the Cipher-121 and stealth is important to you, what we recommend is the Echoless-80 muzzle option, which provides sound suppression with increases in bullet speed, damage range, and softness of the recoil, with only a couple of drawbacks in ADS speed and target stability.
If stealth isn’t what you’d like to use with Hemlock, maybe melee combat is more your thing? If so, look no further than the ISO Stockless Mod option for the stock attachment slot, which emphasizes handling and mobility, albeit with decreases in accuracy and recoil control.
While these are the attachments we recommend, with such a large number of attachments and options, along with the stat adjustment feature that allows you to tailor a weapon more to your desired playstyle, it’s definitely worth mixing and matching with. what do you want. find more comfortable.
Warzone 2.0 ISO Hemlock is the best build, perk pack and loadout in its class
Depending on how you choose to build the ISO Hemlock, whether for medium to long or close range, can determine your approach for the following setup.
For our recommendation, we lean towards offering recommendations that complement ISO Hemlock or fill in the gaps thanks to a perk like Overkill.
These are the best advantages and equipment for ISO Hemlock:
- Perk Pack: Custom: Overkill/Scavenger, Double Time, Fast Hands, Quick Fix
- Secondary (if excessive): KV Broadside / Signal 50 | (if no excess): .50 GS/X13 Auto
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: shock stick
We recommend that the perks for this class be equipped manually via a custom perk pack, but if you haven’t unlocked them all yet, it’s worth checking out the pre-made Weapon Specialist or Commando perk packs until you can. manually. equip all the advantages.
For the first buff, we’re leaning towards Overkill or Scavenger.
The first will allow you to take a primary weapon as a secondary, while the second will allow you to collect ammo and an armor plate from dead players.
Really the choice here is whether you want a backup weapon that can cover a more specific range in combat, or be sure you’ll be able to keep yourself supplied with ammo and armor; Both are equally good in their own right, but we’d be inclined to recommend Scavenger since he’ll probably keep you in the fight longer.
Unless you want to fight your way through the battle royale with Overkill and Scavenger together, our recommendation for your second buff is Double Time.
With this buff, you’ll have a doubled duration for your Tactical Sprint, along with a 30 percent boost to crouch movement speed, both of which will maintain your mobility.
When it comes to the third buff, what we recommend is Fast Hands, which further increases your mobility and handling, a good option on its own, but will also help with Overkill’s second main thanks to its weapon swap speed buff. .
For the fourth and final benefit, Quick Fix is a great option, as it will keep you in the fight longer, triggering health regeneration not only with every kill, but also every time you start placing an armor plate.
Depending on whether you have chosen Overkill or not will determine your options as to which secondary you can choose.
If you go for Overkill, carrying the KV Broadside shotgun or the Signal 50 sniper rifle can be effective backups, each leaning toward a very particular engagement range that can balance your build for the ISO Hemlock attachment.
If you’re not equipping Overkill, however, the choice is ultimately up to you, but the .50 GS and X13 Auto pistols are good options: the former in terms of stopping power and the latter in terms of rate of fire.
In terms of lethal and tactical grenades, the choice is ultimately all yours, but we’ll go with Semtex and Shock Stick respectively.
If you’re looking for what else is hot in Season 2, be sure to check out our guide to the second Battle Pass, as well as our guide to the best weapons, and if you’re looking to keep quiet when it arrives for your online presence, here’s our guide on how to appear offline in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0.
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