We know a lot of the Modern Warfare 2 guns have strange new names, but you’ll be pleased to know that the indomitable M16 is making a comeback – and it’s a force to be reckoned with. Of course, though, if you want to make the most of this assault rifle, you need to check out the best Modern Warfare 2 M16 loadout available.
When you think about what the best Modern Warfare 2 M16 loadout actually needs, you need to think about two things: accuracy, and damage. So, with that in mind, we have thrown together a great build to make this one of the best Modern Warfare 2 guns available right now, alongside some choices for perks, lethals, and more to create one of the best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts.
Modern Warfare 2 M16 loadout
When you’re looking to use an assault rifle like this, there’s no point in creating a build based on improving speed and mobility. Instead, you need to lean into the weapon’s natural strengths to get the most out of it. With this in mind, here’s the best M16 loadout and class setup in Modern Warfare 2 right now:
- Receiver: M16
- Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
- Stock: Corio Precio Factory
- Rear Grip: XTEN Grip
- Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
- Ammunition: 5.56 Overpressued +P
We know you might be tempted to go for a higher magnification optic with this M16 build, and there is an argument to be had there, but right now the Cronen Mini Red Dot is easily the best sight available – when you consider the fact that there are so many sightlines and close-quarters combat opportunities in Modern Warfare 2.
In addition to this, the Corio Precio Factory and XTEN Grip attachments both improve this weapon’s recoil control and aiming stability, something you’re going to want to keep a check on given the fact you need precision to be most effective, alongside the bonus mobility with better aim down sight speed.
The, you want to run with the Corio Precio Factory stock, which will help turn this weapon into an accurate beast, which is what it is best at. This improves stability and overall recoil control. It does hit your mobility though, so be sure to be aware of that.
Next up is the FTAC Castle Comp, which is our muzzle option. This will help improve that recoil once again, before finishing the build off with the 5.56 Overpressured +P ammo to knock your opponents off target which you stay on them, with the accuracy the M16 now has.
As always, a secondary weapon is an important part of your loadout – even if you don’t think you’re going to be using it that much. That’s why we recommend getting your hands on the Side Impact weapon blueprint for the X13 Auto – this is going to keep you competitive in close-range combat where the M16 is a little slow.
If you’re looking to make heads and tails of the perk system, you can find our guide to the Modern Warfare 2 perks here. If you’re just looking for recommendations, we think you should equip Scavenger and Battle Hardened as your two base perks. It’s easy to burn through ammunition with the M16 and Scavenger should stop you from running out – especially if you’re planning on getting one of the higher Modern Warfare 2 killstreaks.
In addition to this, Battle Hardened is going to offer you some protection from flashbangs, stun grenades, DDOS EMP attacks, shock sticks, and any gas grenades you might find in your path. If you have found yourself a nice spot to sit in, this should help you stay there for longer.
For the bonus perk, we recommend Spotter – to help you keep an eye on enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. It also helps your team, as aiming down your sights while looking at one of the aforementioned objects will highlight that for your whole team.
And, for the ultimate perk, we think it goes without saying that you should opt for Ghost. This is going to keep you as invisible as possible while you’re clearing out the enemy team. When you couple this with something like Stuns and Semtex, you should be able to take out anyone you come up against without much trouble. It’s also worth equipping the Trophy System field upgrade when you have the chance.
Well, there you have it. That’s how you put together the best M16 loadout for Modern Warfare 2. Want something a little faster? You can check out the best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout and best Modern Warfare 2 FSS Hurricane loadout right here.