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The M16 Assault Rifle has quickly become the meta in CoD: Warzone and these attachments and perks will make you an unstoppable force in Season 2.

The M16 has been used to great effect in Cold War multiplayer, and while Modern Warfare weapons like the Grau 5.56 or the Kilo 141 have dominated the meta in the past, the burst rifle has become a fan-favorite for players to wield.

With its ability to deal huge damage and the AUG’s nerf, the M16 is undeniably the meta weapon for medium-long range battles.

Here are the best attachments and perks to maximize its potential in Season 2.

M16 Warzone Season 2 loadout

Cold War Warzone M16
  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 15.9″ Strike Team
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd mag

This M16 is best used at range for its potential to down a fully armored opponent in only a couple of bursts. Pair this weapon with a close-range choice such as Warzone‘s MAC-10, or FFAR, and you’ll find yourself a force to be reckoned with in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

For the muzzle, the Agency Silencer is the go-to for Cold War weapons, as it not only suppresses the sound of your bullets but actually increases the M16’s damage range.

For the barrel, the 15.9″ Strike Team is the way to go as it increases the fire rate, meaning you can fire off bursts quicker while also increasing damage. Using this in conjunction with the Field Agent Grip will help you hit long-range shots easier, as it helps control the recoil in between bursts.

The Axial Arms 3x scope is perfect for the M16. This unobtrusive sight provides great magnification for hitting faraway targets and isn’t so zoomed that you’ll lose targets at closer range. Additionally, running the 45 Rnd mag will give you more bullets to use during fights.

Best perks to run with M16 in Warzone Season 2

Warzone E.O.D perk

Here’s our picks for the best perks to run with the M16.

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost/Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped

E.O.D is the perfect accompaniment for Warzone’s M16, as you’ll be able to survive a barrage of explosive damage.

For our second perk, we recommend starting a loadout with Overkill and then using a second Loadout Drop to switch to a loadout with Ghost equipped. This will give you two of your favorite weapons, with the bonus of being hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

And finally, Amped will allow you to switch weapons faster and reload launchers faster. This is great for quickly pushing enemies in close-range situations.

How to unlock the M16 in Warzone Season 2

Warzone M16 season 2

Unlocking the M16 is an easy task in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, only requiring the player to hit Level 10.

Hop into a few games of either Warzone or Cold War, and you’ll soon unlock this beast of a weapon.

Best alternatives to Warzone’s M16

If you fancy using a weapon other than the M16, there are some solid choices you can take advantage of. Although the AUG has had its recoil nerfed, if you can control it, it’s still one of the best weapons in the game. And if automatic weapons are more your style, you can’t go wrong with the Stoner 63.

It’s also worth trying out Warzone’s new ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle for some significant long-range damage.


Try out the M16 with these attachments and perks, and you’ll be using one of Warzone’s fastest killing weapons.

If you’re looking to overhaul your Call of Duty: Warzone loadouts, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta right now.

AUG | Kar98k | Kilo 141 | Grau | CR-56 AMAX | MP5 | Krig 6 | XM4 | DMR | FFAR

Image Credit: Activision

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