After the best Warzone 2 TAQ-V loadout? The battle rifle version of the Scar-inspired TAQ-56 is arguably the best iteration in the weapon platform, taking the slow, chugging rate of fire of its smaller sibling and pairing it with devastating 7.62mm rounds. Unlike some battle rifles, the TAQ-V has a full-auto fire mode by default, making it easy to use in all situations, and a wide array of weapon setups are available once you’ve unlocked all the right attachments.
As we saw with the dominance of the FAL in Warzone 1, battle rifles can be the best Warzone 2 guns around, and are extremely effective thanks to their damage ranges and bullet velocity, plus their handiness in a CQC situation. We’ve built a couple of TAQ-V variants to help you figure out the right loadout for you.
Of course, we’re not sure yet exactly how the high damage will translate to battle royale, with armour plates and extreme distances at play, but this is our best bet.
Here’s the best Warzone 2 TAQ-V loadout:
- Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
- Barrel: 18″ Precision-6 Barrel
- Optic: VLK 4.0 Optic
- Stock: Tactique Brute Stock
- Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity
This build is all about accuracy and consistent damage between mid and long-range. The VLK 4.0 Optic offers good vision in all scenarios with superb sight clarity. The 7.62 High Velocity ammo, ZLR Talon 5, and 18″ Precision-6 Barrel all work to improve the bullet velocity of our Warzone 2 TAQ-V loadout – it’s not quite hitscan, but you’ll find it much, much easier to land shots on moving targets. A couple of these attachments also smoothen and reduce recoil, and we’ve added the Tactique Brute Stock to help out even further, ensuring your shots don’t bounce all over the place. Recoil is getting tougher in FPS games like Call of Duty, so no more beaming enemies from hundreds of yards out.
Admittedly, all of this comes at a hefty price to your mobility and aim down sight speed, so you’ll need to be a bit careful about running and gunning with this as your primary. If you’d prefer to chase speed rather than long-range effectiveness then we suggest the following: Kastovia DX90, FSS Sharkfin 90, Schlager PEQ Box IV, Lance-50 12″ Barrel, FSS Combat Grip. The iron sights are just about good enough to lose the optic while having fewer heavy attachments means you’re lighter and can double down on recoil control.
Combo this with one of the best Warzone 2 sniper rifles or the best Warzone 2 SMG and you should be set for every type of combat scenario going. As all the best Warzone 2 loadout drops use two guns, you’ll need the Weapon Specialist perk package.
And that’s our best Warzone 2 TAQ-V loadout. For its smaller AR variant, read our Warzone TAQ-56 loadout instead. We also have our picks for the best Warzone 2 battle rifle overall or our Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout for a close-range destroyer to pair the TAQ-V with. With this arsenal, you’ll have no trouble completing the myriad Warzone 2 contracts in Al Mazrah – just be sure you know how to repair and refuel vehicles in Warzone 2 if you’re going cross-country.