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Best M1916 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 3

The new M1916 Marksman Rifle has arrived in Warzone Pacific Season 3, so here’s everything you need to create the best M1916 loadout.

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Warzone Pacific Season 3 is here, bringing an overhauled Caldera, plenty of quality of life updates, and of course, new weapons. The M1916 Marksman Rifle is powerful in the hands of accurate players, so here are the attachments and Perks you need to make the best M1916 Warzone loadout.

Warzone Pacific’s Season 3 update has made major changes to the meta, nerfing some of the best Sniper Rifles and overhauling Vanguard Assault Rifles. A new season also means that there are new weapons to level up and master.

The M1916 is Vanguard’s first new Marksman Rifle since launch, allowing accurate Warzone players to quickly down targets thanks to its semi-automatic nature. You won’t be picking off enemies from extremely long-range, but take the best M1916 loadout into Rebirth Island and you can dominate medium-range battles.

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Best Warzone M1916 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: ZP 762mm Precision
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: ZP M502 Custom
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 20 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk: Quickscope
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

To start this Warzone M1916 loadout, we’ve opted for the Mercury Silencer. This will give the M1916 much more accuracy and range, but also hide your shots from the minimap. We’re then increasing its accuracy and range even further with the ZP 762mm Precision barrel.

The Optic is up to you, but the G16 2.5x offers a ton of versatility, allowing you to accurately hit enemies at any range. Then, combining the m1941 Hand Stop, ZP M502 Custom stock, Stippled Grip, and Quickscope Perk will make your M1916 much more accurate, which is vital for a Marksman Rifle.

You’ll need more bullets in the mag, and the 6.5mm Sakura 20 Round Mags are a solid choice, using Lengthened ammo for more bullet velocity.

The M1916 uses Sniper Rifle ammo which can be tough to come across, so we recommend you use Fully Loaded to ensure you have all the bullets you need after equipping it.

Best Warzone M1916 Perks & Equipment

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  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Combat Scout
  • Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

For this Warzone M1916 loadout, we’re choosing Perks that you can’t find in Season 3 ground loot. E.O.D will offer a ton of protection from enemy explosives, and Ghost will keep you hidden from UAVs as long as you’re moving. Finally, Combat Scout will allow you to keep track of the targets you’re shooting.

You can find other powerful Perks such as Tempered and High Alert as ground loot, so keep searching throughout to find these game-changing Perk Satchels.

Then for Equipment, we recommend the Throwing Knife to quickly finish off a downed enemy, and the Stim to immediately regenerate your health and give you a major speed boost.

vanguard and warzone operator using m1916 in season 3

How to unlock M1916 in Warzone

Warzone players can unlock the M1916 Marksman Rifle just by hitting Tier 15 in the Season 3 Battle Pass.

The M1916 is a completely free weapon, so you don’t need to worry about purchasing the premium Battle Pass. You can take advantage of Double XP weekends to reach Tier 15 quickly and then the M1916 will be yours.

Best alternatives to Warzone’s M1916

Warzone Pacific Season 3’s meta is still up in the air following the major buffs and nerfs, but JGOD believes Cold War’s AK-47 is likely still top of the pack as it wasn’t touched.

Also, you can try out some of the heavy snipers such as the AX-50 and HDR following nerfs to the Kar98k and Swiss K31.


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