It's been the bane of many players existence since Call of Duty 4 - if you experienced its pinpoint accuracy in Black Ops 1, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much better it has gotten in the space of 20 years.
In 1983, the US Marine Corps adopted the M16A2 rifle with the US Army adopting it three years later.
It fires an improved 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge and features a newer adjustable rear sight, case deflector, heavy barrel, improved handguard, pistol grip and buttstock; as well as a semi-auto and three-round burst fire selector.
With so many options on your weapon and lots of extras to attach, what is the best loadout for the M16?
M16 Warzone Loadout
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 For Warzone
- Agency Silencer (Muzzle)
- 15.9" Strike Team (Barrel)
- Axial Arms 3x (Optic)
- Salvo 60 RND Fast Mag (Ammunition)
- Bruiser 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 a couple of bursts 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 Axial Arms 3x for a crystal-clear view of any opponents attempting to pick you off from afar.
M16 Warzone Class
- 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.