Best TAQ-56 loadout for Modern Warfare 2

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The TAQ-56 has been one of the most powerful Assault Rifles in Modern Warfare 2 since the game’s launch. To help you take full advantage of its capabilities, here’s the best TAQ-56 loadout in MW2.

Modern Warfare 2 features a fearsome arsenal of weapons that are suited to various combat scenarios, with SMGs being popular short-range options and LMGs excelling at long-range encounters. Meanwhile, Assault Rifles are some of the most versatile weapons, ready to tackle any situation.

One Assault Rifle that’s capable of taking down enemies instantly is the TAQ-56, and before you take the classic weapon for a spin, you’ll need to equip the best attachments, Perks, and Equipment to unlock its full potential.

Here’s the best TAQ-56 loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

Best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-56 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Barrel: 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip

The best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-56 loadout starts by buffing the weapon’s recoil control with the help of the FTAC Castle Comp Muzzle and FSS Sharkfin 90 Underbarrel so that you can accurately land your shots. Next, we’ll boost the damage range with the 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel.

You’ll need to be quick in order to win matches, and the Demo Cleanshot Grip will increase the Assault Rifle’s ADS speed. Finally, the 40 Round Mag is perfect for those looking to dominate lobbies with plenty of players without the need to reload as often.

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The TAQ-56 is one of Modern Warfare 2’s most powerful ARs.

Best Perks & Equipment for Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-56 loadout

  • Base Perk 1: Bomb Squad
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

For the Base Perks, your best bet is Bomb Squad and Double Time, allowing you to soak up damage from incoming explosives and move around at a faster pace.

The TAQ-56 can chew through ammo pretty quickly, so using Fast Hands will improve reload speeds to ensure that you’re never out of the action for too long. Then, we think Ghost is the best Ultimate Perk to keep you off the radar throughout the match.

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When it comes to Equipment, you can’t go wrong with the Semtex for a quick and easy kill, paired with Flash Grenades to cause havoc on objective-based modes.

Dead Silence should be the go-to Field Upgrade, making your footsteps silent to get the drop on unsuspecting enemies.

How to unlock the TAQ-56 in Modern Warfare 2

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The TAQ-56 can be unlocked quite early as you play through Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer.

To get a hold of the TAQ-56 in Modern Warfare 2, all you have to do is reach Level 30, and it will automatically unlock for you to begin ranking it up.

It may take some time to reach the required level for the above attachments, but you can speed up the process by checking out the fastest ways to level up.

Best TAQ-56 alternatives in Modern Warfare 2

If the TAQ-56 isn’t quite doing the business for you, the M4 is an easy-to-use Assault Rifle that’s solid on any map and can hold its own at all ranges.

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You could also go for another classic CoD weapon in the Kastov 74-u, better known as the AK74-u.

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