Call of Duty: Warzone: M16 Best Loadout, Attachments And Gunsmith Setup And For Your Class

Master the M16 in Warzone with our guide

Season One for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone is in full swing.

The first season of post-launch content has bought in several changes to the free-to-play battle royale including the introduction of a new map known as Rebirth Island.

After being integrated with Black Ops Cold War, the Warzone weapon arsenal has received a huge expansion with every primary weapon, pistol, and launcher from Black Ops Cold War being added, creating the largest weapon arsenal ever seen.

One of the new additions to the Warzone arsenal is the M16 tactical rifle, a three-burst weapon that can be deadly even in long-distance engagements.

In this guide, find the best M16 attachments to use in Warzone alongside the ultimate loadout for the rifle.

M16 Tactical Rifle

The M16 in Black Ops Cold War quickly became a part of the multiplayer metagame thanks to its incredible damage at all ranges, low levels of recoil and limitless customisation options to suit all styles of play.

In Warzone, the M16 is quickly becoming a favourite too due to its sheer versatility whether it’s in a close-range skirmish or a long-distance duel across the Verdansk rooftops.

With many attachments to equip to the M16, what are the best to use in Warzone?

M16 Best Attachments

  • 20.5” Task Force (Barrel)
  • Royal & Kross 4x (Optic)
  • SAS Combat Stock (Stock)
  • Salvo 60 Rnd Fast Mag (Ammunition)
  • Infiltrator Grip (Underbarrel)

Selecting this combination of attachments provides a significant improvement in mobility which makes the M16 much easier to control in close-range scenarios.

The barrel improves damage to such a level that one burst will remove any armour and the second will eliminate them regardless of range.

There are plenty of scopes to select for the M16 but in order to make use of the additional damage range, we selected the 4x scope for a crystal-clear view of any opponents attempting to pick you off from afar.

M16 Warzone Best Attachments



  • FTAC 225mm Dominator (Barrel)
  • 5mW Laser (Laser)
  • FTAC Vagrant (Stock)
  • FTAC Elite ISO Grip (Rear Grip)
  • Merc Foregrip (Underbarrel)

The time between bursts can hinder the M16 when trying to score a kill at close-range which is why we have chosen the ISO as our secondary weapon.

Armed with a ferociously fast fire rate, a quick spray with the ISO is more than capable of dealing with any opponents that think they can take you on.


  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Heartbeat Sensor (Tactical)

Entering a building with no idea as to what could be inside is one of the riskiest strategies in Warzone. The Semtex and Heartbeat Sensor make a perfect combination to make sure you can get inside without being caught out by anyone hiding in a corner.

Throw the Semtex in through a window to clear out one of the rooms before pulling out the Heartbeat Sensor to double-check the area is clear before entering.


  • EOD (Perk 1)
  • Overkill (Perk 2)
  • Battle Hardened (Perk 3)

This may be a generic Perk combination but it is extremely effective.

EOD and Battle Hardened give you increased resistance to explosives, flash, and stun grenades while Overkill allows you to create a loadout perfect for every situation imaginable.

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