Best M16 loadout for Warzone Season 4

Joseph Pascoulis
mw2 m16 with warzone logo

Warzone features the classic M16 burst Assault Rifle as a deadly long-range option. For those looking to use the classic gun, we’ve got you covered with the best loadout in Season 4.

Warzone’s Assault Rifles are an ideal pick for dishing out a ton of damage in both medium and long-range battles, and the M16 is an iconic weapon that’s perfect for just that.

Now you can turn it into a fully automatic beast with the JAK Patriot Aftermarket Part, so here are the best attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Best M16 attachments

  • Conversion Kit: JAK Patriot
  • Muzzle: Casus Brake
  • Underbarrel: Kimura RYN-03 Vertical Grip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag
  • Optic: JAK Glassless Optic

First off, the JAK Patriot Conversion Kit, an Aftermarket Part introduced in Season 3 Reloaded, changes the weapon from a burst to a fully automatic rifle. This makes the gun lethal from close and medium ranges, but it needs some control.

The Casus Brake Muzzle and Kimura RYN-03 Vertical Grip will both provide adequate recoil control, allowing you to stay on target and get the kill even when you use the Assault Rifle outside of its optimal range.

Next, I found that the M16 with the JAK Patriot Conversion Kit was in dire need of extra bullets, so the 60 Round Mag is a no-brainer. Lastly, to help you see more clearly when shooting, you can’t go wrong with the JAK Glassless Optic.

mw2 m16 with attachments in warzone and mw3

Best Perks & Equipment

  • Perk 1: Mountaineer
  • Perk 2: E.O.D
  • Perk 3: Tempered
  • Perk 4: High Alert
  • Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical Equipment: Smoke Grenade

As for Perks, I’ve chosen Mountaineer, as it allows me to drop from higher distances, which I find extremely useful when you get to the latter stages of the match, especially on Rebirth Island.

Next, E.O.D will protect you against enemy explosives, while Tempered allows you to plate up faster, only needing to use two armor plates instead of three.

Lastly, you can’t go wrong with High Alert, as having information about being spotted and the direction in which an enemy is looking at you is invaluable for battle royale.

When it comes to Equipment, Throwing Knives allow you to get eliminations nice and fast, while Smoke Grenades provide a perfect cover when you need to evade enemies or revive teammates.

How to unlock M16

If you want to unlock the M16, you’ll need to get the 556 Icarus LMG to level 14. But, to unlock the 556 Icarus, you need to get the M4 to Level 19. Once you’ve accomplished this, you can select the weapon and begin using it in matches.

This can be done after grinding for a few games, and you can make use of Double XP Tokens that allow you to level up faster.

Best alternatives to the M16

If you want a viable alternative to the M16, we recommend the MCW or the MTZ-556, which both produce similar long-range strengths.

MW2’s M4 Assault Rifle is another great option for dishing out damage to enemies and is one of the most versatile guns in the game.

Speaking of iconic weapons, Black Ops 6 is bound to bring some favorites to Warzone, with the PDW already confirmed to be returning.