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Best M16 loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

A classic AR loved by all.

The M16 Assault Rifle is back in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, bringing a wave of nostalgia to veteran players. Though it isn’t as popular among players as it used to be, the assault rifle still packs a mean punch in the hands of whoever wields it. It is extremely lethal in close and mid-range combat and is a great choice for modes like Invasion and Ground War. To make it even more lethal, a few specific attachments and perks can be equipped. With that in mind, here is what we consider the best loadout for the M16 Assault Rifle in MW2.

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Best M16 attachments and class setup in MW2

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To unlock the M16, you will need to level up the 556 Icarus to Level 13 in the M4 platform. Then the focus should be on improving its accuracy and recoil control because these are where the rifle suffers the most. Improving these two will certainly give the M16 a deadly edge over the other rifles in its class. It is already well-endowed in the damage and fire rate, so you won’t have to worry about those. The best attachments and perks for the M16 are mentioned below:

  • Muzzle: RF Crown 50
  • Optic: SZ Mini
  • Rear Grip: Xten Grip
  • Stock: Ravage-8
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Perk Package:
    • Base Perks: Scavenger and Double Time
    • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
    • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

The two attachments that stand out here are the RF Crown 50 muzzle and the VX Pineapple underbarrel. Both of these greatly improve the recoil control of the M16, which will surely help in mid-range encounters. Additionally, the VX Pineapple also enhances the accuracy quite a bit. The Ravage-8 stock and the Xten Grip greatly affect the overall speed and mobility, including the ADS (Aim Down Sight) speed. We went with the SZ Mini for the optic since it is suitable for quick encounters. But, any type of optic will do as long as it is a red dot sight.

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The perk package for this assault rifle consists of Scavenger and Double Time as the base perks. Scavenger will help you recover additional ammo from dead enemies, while Double Time increases the duration of Tactical Sprint. Both are extremely useful when moving around rapidly. For the bonus perk, Fast Hands is probably the best choice here, as you can switch and reload weapons faster. Ghost, as the ultimate perk, will also keep you hidden under enemy radars. For the throwables, the Frag and Stun Grenade are always a reliable combination.

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Samam Hasan
Samam Hasan is a freelance writer with a strong love for video games. He enjoys playing sim racing and RPG games in his free time along with the occasional FPS. When he’s not writing about or playing video games, you’ll find him watching classic Japanese and European movies or learning about medieval history.