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Best M16 Warzone class loadout: Attachments, Setup, Perks

Published: 4/Feb/2021 13:41 Updated: 19/Mar/2021 16:32

by James Busby


The iconic M16 assault rifle has dominated Black Ops Cold War lobbies since the game’s launch, but now players have seen how devastating it is in Warzone. 

While the burst ARs have never historically done well in Warzone, the M16 has quickly proven this wrong. In fact, Black Ops Cold War’s burst rifle continues to wreak havoc across Verdansk thanks to its highly accurate firing pattern, incredible range, and high damage. This Tactical Rifle can shred through a fully armored player in just a few bursts, making it extremely lethal across all distances. 

If you’re after a reliable rifle that can effortlessly secure you plenty of kills, then the M16 is one gun that you’ll want to add to your arsenal. In order to help you get the most out of the M16 in Season 2 of Warzone, we’ve outlined the best loadout, and the attachments you should be using to help you dominate the competition.


Best M16 loadout for Warzone

Activision / Treyarch
The M16 is one of the few burst rifles that is actually worth using.
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 16.3″ Titanium
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd Drum


  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped


  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

This specific M16 build is all about boosting the gun’s rate of fire, while also greatly reducing its horizontal and vertical recoil. In fact, these attachments make this particular M16 ridiculously powerful. The AXIAL Arms optic provides a 3x magnification, offering a clear sight that doesn’t clutter the screen and gives the gun great precision across multiple engagement ranges.

The M16 has a lot of vertical recoil and subsequent firing will see the gun gradually creep up the screen. Fortunately, the Field Agent Foregrip keeps the M16 steady no matter how many shots you fire off. This attachment is a must if you wish to utilize the 16.3″ Titanium barrel.


M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
This loadout really does pack a punch.

This particular barrel increases the M16’s fire rate, reducing the downtime between shots. While it won’t enable you to compete against the likes of the lightning-fast MAC-10 and MP5 loadouts, it will at least give you a fighting chance. 

Of course, this attachment does come at a cost. However, the reduction in damage range is alleviated by the Agency Silencer. Rounding things off at the bottom of the list is the STANAG 60 Rnd Drum.

While it may reduce your ADS time, the added ammunition will keep you in the thick of the fight that much longer. After all, being able to take down multiple foes with deadly bursts will always be beneficial.


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