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 in this competitive FPS game. 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. As luck would have it, we have explained that very thing below.
When you think about what the best Modern Warfare 2 M16 loadout actually needs, you need to think about two things: accuracy, and damage. As you might already know, this is a burst-fire weapon and that means you’re going to want to make sure each burst is hitting as hard as possible – and that you’re landing as many shots as possible, of course.
So, with that in mind, we have thrown together the best M16 build available right now and what you need to know about the perks, equipment, and secondary weapon options that are best-suited to a weapon like this.
Modern Warfare 2 M16 best loadout attachments and build
When you’re looking to use an assault rifle like this, there’s no point 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 in Modern Warfare 2 right now:
- Receiver: M16
- Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
- Stock: Corio Precio Factory
- Rear Grip: None
- Laser: None
- Barrel: 14″ Carbine Shroud Barrel
- Muzzle: Forge-Tac Castle Comp
- Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40
- Ammunition: None
- Magazine: None
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 fact that there are so many sightlines and close-quarters combat opportunities in Modern Warfare 2 at the moment.
In addition to this, the Corio Precio Factory and Lockgrip Precision-40 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. The 14” Carbine Shroud Barrel also improves this weapon’s bullet velocity, which should give you a decent TTK.
Modern Warfare 2 M16 best loadout secondary
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.
Modern Warfare 2 M16 best loadout perks and equipment
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 the 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 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.