Modern Warfare Season 5: X16 Setup Guide & Best Attachments For Your Class in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
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Modern Warfare Season 5: X16 Setup Guide & Best Attachments For Your Class in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019

Jonno Nicholson
18 April 2020

The X16 pistol is certainly one of the strongest secondary weapons to equip on Modern Warfare. In our comprehensive guide, find out how to get the most out of this small but mighty pistol!

Despite its small size, the X16 pistol is certainly one of the strongest pistols to choose in Season 5 of Modern Warfare.

Billed as a reliable fallback, the quick-firing pistol excels in close quarters scenarios thanks to its semi-automatic firing mechanism and is very easy to handle even in the trickiest of situations.

Despite its dominance at close range, it does fall short at longer ranges compared to some of its counterparts

In this guide, we will show you the best combination of attachments, some helpful tips on how to master the X16 and some useful Modern Warfare Tips & Tricks that will have you frying in no time at all!

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Recommended Attachments

  • Vanguard Elite (Barrel)
  • Match Grade Trigger (Trigger Action)
  • 26 Round Mags (Ammunition)
  • Granulated Grip Tape (Rear Grip)
  • FMJ (Perk)

This combination of attachments increases the fire rate even further, making it extremely effective in close range engagements.

FMJ is ideal for taking down any enemies taking cover behind a car or a thin layer of cover. Take them out regardless thanks to FMJ providing some additional firepower.

With 26 rounds in the magazine, the rate of fire can be maintained for a long time, perfect for engaging with a target at longer ranges, where the pistol takes a bit of skill to secure the kill.

 

Recommended Perks

For the first perk, equip Quick Fix. Scoring kills, capturing and holding an objective increases the speed of health regeneration which is ideal when you’re in amongst all the action.

Ghost should be selected as your second perk. Making you undetectable by any opposition UAVs, Ghost is a great way of navigating the map without alerting any unwanted attention from the enemy team.

For the third and final perk, we chose Battle Hardened thanks to its ability to reduce the effects of enemy flash, stun and EMP effects. This allows you to keep a clear view of the action that is unfolding around you.

 

Top Tips

Close Quarters Domination

Fully utilise the fast rate of fire to your advantage in close quarters situations. Combined with some accurate aiming, the X16 is more than capable of taking down sub-machine gunners at close range, making this pistol a perfect counter to the aggressive players.

Don’t Stop Shooting

It is very easy to stop firing at an opponent once they have evaded you or are hiding behind some cover. Thanks to FMJ, keep raining fire down onto their location as the rounds will be able to go through the thin layer that is preventing you from landing the killer blow.

 

Pistol as a Primary?!?

This may sound insane but when playing aggressively, the X16 pistol is a viable alternative to some of the primary weapons that are on offer. The combination of fire rate, high output of damage and lethality at close range means that this pistol can easily compete with the likes of the MP5 and the MP7 sub-machine guns.

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Written by
Jon Nicholson
@MrJonno_95

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