The best M16 Warzone loadout

Give this powerful M16 a try if you're looking for a deadly tactical rifle

The stock M16 tactical rifle from Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War in Call of Duty Warzone's preview weapon menu

Searching for the best M16 loadout in Warzone? When it comes to tactical rifles in Warzone Season 5, there aren’t too many to pick from that don’t feature huge downsides. The M16 is the rare exception as it’s one of the only tactical rifles that isn’t penalised with large amounts of recoil on every burst.

Though the M16 is better than the rest of its counterparts, there’s still a small learning curve to overcome. Unlike other tactical rifles, the M16 features a unique burst timing which can take some time to adjust to. Once you learn the recoil pattern and get used to mounting behind cover, the M16 is capable of dealing large amounts of damage from great distances.

Compared to the best Warzone assault rifles, the M16 is much harder to use which can make it a difficult sell. That being said, if you’re willing to put the time into learning how to use this gun, you could have a powerful weapon to use for the foreseeable future. Here’s everything you need to build the best M16 loadout in Warzone.


The best Warzone M16 loadout is:

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 16.3” Titanium
  • Axial Arms 3x
  • 45 Rnd
  • Field Agent Foregrip

The M16 desperately needs attachments to unleash its full potential which is why many players were willing to write this weapon off early on. Starting off, the Agency Suppressor gives the M16 a damage range upgrade, perfect for taking on enemies from a distance. In addition to this, the M16 also receives sound suppression which is great for the late game when you want to avoid giving away your position. There’s also the added bonus of increased bullet velocity to make the weapon feel that much more accurate.

The 16.3” Titanium barrel is where things get really interesting for the M16, drastically improving the weapon’s bullet velocity speed. The increased bullet velocity makes it one of the fastest weapons in the entire game – this is essential for a long distance weapon, especially for those who hate the delay between a gun being fired and the time it takes to reach the target.

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Once you get used to the burst pattern, firing this weapon from distances as far as 200m is easier than you might think. Equip the Axial Arms 3x scope to comfortably fight at mid to long range. This can be swapped out depending on what distance you feel comfortable fighting from, though try to avoid anything less than a 2x scope as this weapon wasn’t built for close range fights.

We highly recommend switching to the 45 Rnd magazine to greatly increase your aim down sight speed. You may have less bullets overall, but you will be able to kill enemies without feeling let down by your weapon. In order to make the recoil on the M16 easy to control, the Field Agent Foregrip helps to stabilise both the vertical and horizontal recoil. This attachment removes the slant that you would usually see when burst firing this weapon. Instead, the bullets line up perfectly in a vertical pattern.

Pair the M16 with a weapon that can dominate at close ranges for the perfect all round build. The Mac-10 is the obvious answer here, but Bullfrog should also be considered due to the amount of bullets it can hold in each magazine.