Best Warzone 2 TAQ-56 loadout

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Warzone 2 TAQ-56 in firing range
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March 14, 2023: Ahead of Season Two Reloaded, we've checked our intel so you know the very best TAQ-56 loadout to use in Al Mazrah and Ashika Island.

The best Warzone 2 TAQ-56 loadout is a topic players need to know about before dropping into Call of Duty's latest battle royale. Alongside a brand-new map, Infinity Ward has bought a brand-new arsenal of weapons to master. One of them is the TAQ-56 assault rifle (AR).

Sharing numerous similarities to the SCAR-H from 2009's Modern Warfare 2, the AR comes with a controllable rate of fire and one of the highest damage outputs in the entire category. However, the rifle possesses a slow sprint-to-fire time which leaves you vulnerable when attempting to react quickly.

Before we take a closer look at the best Warzone 2 TAQ-56 loadout, check out our other guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 sniper rifle and the latest intel on Warzone 2 ranked play.

What is the best Warzone 2 TAQ-56 loadout?

Attachment Name
MuzzleHarbinger D20
OpticSZ Holotherm
UnderbarrelFTAC Ripper 56
Ammunition5.56 High Velocity
Magazine60 Round Mags

Improving accuracy, damage range, and recoil is the aim of this particular build.

Although this build is less mobile than the baseline version, the extra damage and range make all the difference in mid-range combat.

Best Warzone 2 TAQ-56 attachments

The Warzone 2 gunsmith comes with a huge variety of attachments that transform any weapon to suit any style of play imaginable.

In the case of the TAQ-56, this set of five packs a lethal punch ensuring there's no damage drop-off at longer distances. Here's the full attachment list:

  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Optic: SZ Holotherm
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

Up first is the Harbinger D20 muzzle and it comes with an increase in bullet velocity and damage range. Paired with the FTAC Ripper 56 underbarrel, the TAQ-56 is very easy to control in those competitive mid-range engagements.

The unsung hero of this combination is the 60-round mag which allows you to wipe a squad without any need to reload.

Image showing the TAQ-56 in the Warzone 2 gunsmith
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How to unlock TAQ-56 in Warzone 2

Unlock methods are changing in Warzone 2. Rather than just reaching a specific level, some weapons are part of a family. This means you'll need to unlock a weapon receiver in order to select the weapon as part of a loadout.

If the TAQ-56 belongs to a weapon family, we'll share which weapon you need to rank up before you get your hands on the AR.

Best Warzone 2 TAQ-56 perk package and equipment

Once the best TAQ-56 attachments are ready, it's time to search for a perk package and equipment combination that provides further benefits during matches. Here are our recommendations.

Perk package

  • Base Perk: Double Time
  • Base Perk: Bomb Squad
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert


  • Frag Grenade (Lethal)
  • Flash Grenade (Tactical)

Is the TAQ-56 good in Warzone 2?

The TAQ-56 excels in mid-range combat thanks to the improvements made by our attachment selection. With a crystal-clear ironsight to maintain focus on the target combined with a huge magazine and increases in damage, it currently leads the charge as the stronges tAR to use in the battle royale.

That's all there is to know about the best Warzone 2 TAQ-56 loadout. For more, check out our guides highlighting the best Warzone 2 guns and all there is to know about the Warzone 2 map.

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