Best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-V loadout

Modern Warfare 2 player firing battle rifle
Credit: Activision

Modern Warfare 2 player firing battle rifle
Credit: Activision
October 3, 2023: Season 6 is now underway and we've updated our guide to showcase the best MW2 TAQ-V loadout and the best attachments for multiplayer.

Battle rifles (BR) are a brand-new weapon category making its debut in Modern Warfare 2. Infinity Ward's latest release comes with a new weapon arsenal and there's a possibility that the best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-V loadout could slot into the ever-changing meta.

The rifle fires 6.5mm sniper rounds giving it incredible damage output which is great if you're after a gun that eliminates the opposition in the blink of an eye. As with many powerful guns, there's always a chance high recoil spoils the fun.

Before we take an in-depth look at the best TAQ-V loaodut, don't forget to take a look at our other guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle and the best Modern Warfare 2 perks to use in a loadout.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-V loadout?

18" Precision-6 Barrel
DR582 Hybrid Sight
Tactique Brute Stock
Demo Cleanshot 40

Rather than attempting to improve the TAQ-V's mobility, we've opted for a build that suits a more passive style of play.

Packed with significant increases in damage and accuracy, it's so easy to pick off targets at longer distances. There's a chance fast-moving submachine gunners will catch you out but a tight hipfire spread means there's always a chance to contend in a gunfight.

Best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-V attachments

The Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith contains a huge range of attachments that transform weapons to suit any style of play imaginable. Here's what we recommend:

  • Muzzle: Bore-490
  • Barrel: 18" Precision-6 Barrel
  • Optic: DR582 Hybrid Sight
  • Stock: Tactique Brute Stock
  • Underbarrel: Demo Cleanshot 40

The additional accuracy from the DR582 Hybrid Sight and the Demo Cleanshot 40 makes it very easy to unleash a barrage of bullets on your intended target. If you want some additional precision switch the firing mechanism to semi-automatic to take down enemies in a matter of seconds.

For some extra stability, the Tactique Brute stock comes into play at the cost of a slight decrease in aim-down sight (ADS) speed which isn't noticeable.

Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-M in gunsmith
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Credit: Screengrab via Activision

How to unlock TAQ-V in Modern Warfare 2

The TAQ-V is part of the Tactique Verte weapon platform meaning players need to use another weapon in order to get hold of it.

To unlock, rank up the TAQ-56 to level 11 to begin using it and earning attachments.

Best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-V perks and equipment

Once the best TAQ-V attachments are ready for battle, choosing a set of perks and equipment capable of improving your in-game performance is the next step to building the strongest loadout. Here's what we recommend.


  • Bomb Squad (Base)
  • Double Time (Base)
  • Fast Hands (Bonus)
  • Ghost (Ultimate)

Improving mobility is a great way to navigate the map quickly. We've gone with Double Time for some additional Tactical Sprint. For better awareness, Bird's-Eye pings the minimap to reveal all the red dots.


  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Stun Grenade (Tactical)
  • Dead Silence (Field Upgrade)

Is the TAQ-V good in Modern Warfare 2?

After spending time using the TAQ-V, it's one of the stronger battle rifles available in the Modern Warfare 2 arsenal. The huge damage output alongside the lack of recoil allows you to excel in mid-range and long-distance combat but it's important to be aware of its close-quarters drawbacks.

That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-V loadout. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 LMG and intel on upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events

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