Best MW2 TAQ-56 loadout for season 3

The best MW2 TAQ-56 loadout combines accuracy with immense stopping power, and with this setup, it can take down entire squads with ease.

The best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-56 loadout: an assault rifle sits in a cushioned gun case

The best MW2 TAQ-56 loadout is one of the hardest-hitting assault rifles available, capable of finishing gunfights before your opponents know what’s happening. Raw power and accuracy are the most significant talking points around the TAQ-56, and harnessing them will be the key to getting the most out of this primary weapon.

If you’ve played a Call of Duty game before, you’ll likely know the TAQ-56 as the SCAR, a gun that notoriously got the short end of the stick in one of 2019’s best PC games, Modern Warfare. The TAQ-56 shares many of the SCAR’s positives while adding a larger magazine and a more predictable recoil pattern, making it one of the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifles.

Best TAQ-56 loadout attachments

The best MW2 TAQ-56 loadout is:

  • Muzzle: VLK Koloss Flash Hider
  • Barrel: 17.5” Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip

The VLK Koloss Flash Hider and the Edge-47 Grip both give the TAQ-56 a more predictable recoil pattern, tightening up that spread of shots so you’ll be able to get more of them on target. In addition, when firing your weapon, it is often the case that the muzzle flash can obscure your intended target, with the VLK Koloss Flash Hider attachment reducing that visual noise it means you’ll always have sights on your enemy.

The TAQ-56 excels in mid-range fights, and the 17.5” Tundra Pro Barrel extends your effective damage range even further, while also increasing the rifle’s bullet velocity. A faster bullet velocity means you won’t have to lead your target at all over one of the standard Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps.

The Schlager PEQ Box IV and Demo Cleanshot Grip give the TAQ-56 some much-needed mobility upgrades, improving the aim down sights speed and sprint to fire speed. The TAQ-56 is a heavy-hitter, but it can be cumbersome to use, so these two attachments ensure you won’t get outmanoeuvred on the battlefield.

There you have the best build for the TAQ-56, which stands up against the very best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts, and is easily one of the best guns in the FPS game. Pair it with the correct Modern Warfare 2 perks, and you’ll have no trouble dominating in multiplayer.