Best Warzone 2 M16 loadout for Season 1 Reloaded

This classic AR is for burst-fire enthusiasts, and with the best Warzone 2 M16 loadout you can expect to down targets at mid-range with ease

Best Warzone 2 M16 loadout: side view of the assault rifle in Gunsmith with no attachments

Looking for the best Warzone 2 M16 loadout? This assault rifle has made its way into a lot of Call of Duty games over the years, although it was arguably at its strongest back in the original Modern Warfare.

MW2 2022’s version isn’t quite as powerful, but it’s one of the only default burst-fire guns in the FPS game and it can still do a lot of damage with the right attachment setup. Our build utilises the M16’s high accuracy and single-fire mode to turn it into an effective DMR that can save you in a pinch.

Here’s the best M16 loadout in Warzone 2:

  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity

Before we move on to the attachments, here’s a crucial reminder that this M16 loadout is designed for the single-fire mode – burst-fire will yield terrible results. To switch fire modes on the PC press the B key.

Right, onto the attachments. Your main aim here is to make this super accurate and to improve the damage range and bullet velocity a bit too. So, you can expect the VX Pineapple and Sakin ZX Grip to improve the handline substantially, while the Harbinger D20 will also make recoil smoother, we’ve included it for its sound suppression and improvements to damage range and bullet velocity.

The 5.56 High Velocity rounds do hurt the damage range a bit, but we’re in the net positive for this build. Lastly, you’ll want an optic so you can properly see the targets you’re engaging with – the Cronen Mini Red Dot isn’t necessarily the best, but it’s easy to get and doesn’t come with many major ADS time hits.

Test this out in multiplayer for yourself, but if you use this on the single-fire mode you’ll find that you can spam shots as fast as, if not faster than the burst-fire mode, there are no gaps in your firing, and the shots are much, much more accurate.

Make no mistake though, this isn’t a gun that’ll serve you at very long ranges, as its 5.56 rounds simply don’t have enough stopping power. However, this is a mid-range monster. Pair it with a decent sniper like our best Warzone 2 SP-R 208 loadout and you’ll have a great setup. Alternatively, if you prefer to get stuck in you might want to try out our best Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout.

There you have the best Warzone 2 M16 loadout in the free PC game, a weapon that isn’t suitable for every combat scenario, but if you catch your opponents unawares, it can be a very effective tool. We have the best Warzone 2 assault rifle if the M16 isn’t quite your cup of tea, and the best Warzone 2 guns and Warzone 2 loadouts for your setup.