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Warzone 2 meta gets a TAQ-56 shake up for Ashika Island mayhem

The Warzone 2 meta has got some stiff competition in the COD mix as the TAQ-56 steps up as an early dominator for players dropping into Ashika Island.

Operator on Ashika Island in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

Tired of getting stomped by enemy teams and rogue solo players in Warzone 2? Pick yourself up and dust off the TAQ-56 because the Warzone 2 Season 2 meta just met its match. A dependable and solid choice for COD players, this excellent TAQ-56 setup is particularly useful for asserting dominance on brand new Resurgence map Ashika Island. Securing a dub is only a few steps away.

While we’ve been experimenting with the best Warzone 2 Season 2 weapons since the latest Warzone 2 patch notes drop, there are plenty of viable ways to survive in Al Mazrah or on Ashika Island. One of which is utilising this brutal setup from Call of Duty YouTuber ‘EyeQew‘, as the popular TAQ-56 assault rifle demonstrates its value once again. The COD guru claims this specific setup boasts “zero recoil, great damage, and is one of the easiest to use weapons in all of Warzone 2.”

Many Warzone 2 experts may recommend using other weapons like the RPK or the Lachmann-556, but EyeQew assures COD players that “insane endings” can be procured with this furious firearm. So, to drill your enemies down to a pulp, the YouTuber stresses the importance of using the following:

  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mag
  • Optic: AIM OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Barrel: 17.5 Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
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Like all Warzone 2 guns, tuning the weapon is down purely to your own personal preference. However, the YouTuber recommends these settings if you’re eager to replicate their setup to a tee:

  • Barrel: +0.35 Recoil Steadiness, +0.19 Damage Range
  • Muzzle: -0.27 Aim Down Sight Speed, +0.87 Bullet Velocity
  • Underbarrel: 0.00, +0.30 Aiming Idle Stability
  • Optic: -2.81 Aim down Sight Speed, -1.54 Far Eye Position

As you can see in the spicy video above, EyeQew manages to slay a multitude of teams and stray players, leading to a nasty clutch using this exact TAQ-56 build. Alternatively, if you’re interested in using a slightly different approach, this Warzone 2 TAQ-56 loadout will offer you another way to get your hands on a well-earned dub.

There should be plenty of wins lined up for you in the future, and there is loads of time to acquire them as we await the Warzone 2 Season 3 release date. However, the Warzone 2 meta keeps on changing, just be sure to stay updated with all our Warzone 2 developments for the best loadouts available in the game.