As the Call of Duty franchise is known for, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gives players a plethora of options for customizing both their characters and their weapons. While characters may give a modicum of style, the customization of weaponry can dictate the pacing and styles of fights for their holders. Whether players prefer long or short weapons, massive slow-firing calibers or small rapid-firing SMGs, weapon platform and familiarity play a consistent role in MW2. One weapon is the TAQ-V — a 7.62 battle rifle with full-auto and semi-auto firing options.
The TAQ-V best stats for Modern Warfare 2
The TAQ-V is a slower-firing 7.62 caliber weapon platform, and can be used with a priority placed on damage-per-round, or to maximize impact based on consistent personnel engagement with a faster firing speed. Which one you pick will likely depend primarily on how well you can shoot, but both can be devastatingly effective. Players will want to hold a Fast Hands perk for quicker reloads once procced, but the other perks are ultimately up to user comfort.
Best TAQ-V long-range loadout
- Lethal with a single round
- Capable of engaging mid to long range targets
- Slower ADS speed
- Difficult to control in short-range engagements
If you can make the first round accurate, a long-ranged TAQ-V build is what you should be looking for. A clean shot to the face of a target can guarantee a one-hit kill before enemies even know where they’re being engaged from. The bad news is, if an enemy peeks from a close corner, they can quickly engage before you could ready your rifle, and close-ranged combat is difficult even if prepared. Maintain the proper distances, be aware of dangerous corners, and always be moving to ensure enemies can’t plan a flank.
- 18″ Precision-6 Barrel
- ZULU-60 Muzzle
- Commando Foregrip
- Demo Cleanshot Grip
- SZ SRO-7 (or choice of sight)
Best TAQ-V short-range loadout
- High lethality
- Rapid-firing offers quick TTK
- Engaging low to medium-range fights
- No room for optics
- Small magazine for rapid-fire weapon
If you can find a comfortable spot with this customization, you’ll be a nightmare in all multiplayer matches outside of Ground War and Invasion. We’re stripping the TAQ-V weapon platform of everything that slows it down, instead opting to boost our ADS speed, recoil, and handling as high as humanly possible. At level 20, the 50-round magazine is unlocked, but be forewarned — it comes with a heft of drawbacks that ends up mitigating most of the build. Keep the 30-round, use Fast Hands, and decimate anyone that comes near.
- Lance-50 12″ Barrel
- Tempus GH50 Muzzle
- Commando Foregrip
- TV Cardinal Stock
- 30 Round Magazine