As we’re all acclimatising to the new post-Black Ops Cold War meta, it’s understandable that people want to find the best M16 Warzone loadouts. It’s a weapon that’s new to the battle royale, and if you’re not taking down your opponents with it already – then you’re likely getting taken down by it yourself.
The burst tactical rifle shreds through armour and flesh with ease, requiring just two bursts to eliminate an opponent in most scenarios. The new Black Ops Cold War weapons are already shaping the Warzone Season One meta, and the M16 is proving very powerful, especially at medium and long ranges.
As you can see from our list of the best Warzone guns, the majority of our picks are the new Cold War weapons. We’re sure that a future patch will nerf a lot of these new weapons into the ground, but until that time, load another magazine into your M16 and get to work deleting your opponents.
We’re still testing the full capabilities of the M16, but for now we recommend going with a long-range configuration.
Best M16 Warzone loadout
- SOCOM Eliminator
- 20.5” Task Force
- Axial Arms 3x
- Field Agent Foregrip
- STANNAG 50 Rnd
The most important attachment for the M16 is the foregrip. It might sound silly, but the tactical rifle has some serious vertical recoil at longer ranges, so keeping on top of that is of utmost importance.
Elsewhere, we’ve picked a big magazine, a barrel that increases your stopping power, and a 3x optic for nailing those opponents from afar. This gun could also work at closer ranges with a 2x or even a Hawkmoor sight, but there are plenty of SMGs and shotguns that are devastating when you get in someone’s face.
The muzzle attachment also helps a little with the vertical recoil problem, but also hides your muzzle flash, making it harder for opponents to spot your position. Obviously we’d recommend you keep moving as much as possible – even from window to window of the same building can help your chances – but if you have the perfect view of an enemy position, then bunker down and watch out for pushes.
We’d recommend pairing the M16 with something short-ranged for those up-close-and-personal fights – check out our pick of the best MAC-10 Warzone loadout for some inspiration.