Best M16 loadout for Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded

Hamza Khalid
M16 in Warzone 2

Warzone 2 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 M16 loadout that you can create in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded.

Assault Rifles are an ideal pick in Warzone 2 for dishing out a ton of damage in both medium and long-range battles. With Season 5 Reloaded underway, players can try the brand-new M13C Assault Rifle.

However, the classic M16 Assault Rifle is a decent choice, especially after the recent buffs it received. You can make the M16 into a powerhouse by choosing the right selection of weapon attachments, Perks, and Equipment. If you’re wondering how to put together the best loadout for it, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s the best M16 loadout for Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded.

Best Warzone 2 M16 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Xten Havoc 90
  • Barrel: 14″ Carbine Shroud
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

We’ll start off the best Warzone 2 M16 loadout by equipping the Xten Havoc 90 Muzzle and 14″ Carbine Shroud Barrel to buff the weapon’s bullet velocity and recoil control. Next, we’ll equip the FTAC Ripper 56, which buffs your hip-fire accuracy and reduces kickback from the AR.

You can then use the magnification of the Aim OP-V4 Optic to take down enemies from a distance. Finally, we’ll cap off this loadout with the 60 Round Mag, which grants you enough ammo to eliminate multiple opponents.

m16 in warzone 2
The M16 is one of Call of Duty’s most iconic weapons.

Best Warzone 2 M16 loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Tactical Equipment: Drill Charge
  • Lethal Equipment: Flash Grenade

We opted for Overkill to pair the M16 with an SMG like the Lachmann Sub for close-range battles and Double Time so that you can stay fast on your feet.

Fast Hands is useful for reloading and switching weapons fast, while Ghost ensures that your position stays hidden on the map. Coming to Equipment, we went with Drill Charges to deal explosive damage, and Flash Grenades to temporarily blind foes.

How to unlock M16 in Warzone 2

If you want to unlock the M16 in Warzone 2 then 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 in Warzone 2

If you want a viable alternative to the M16 then you can try out the TAQ-56, which is ideal for long-range battles.

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


For more Warzone 2 content, check out these other guides as well:

Best Warzone 2 controller settings | Best Warzone 2 PC settings | How to ping enemies in Warzone 2 | How to use Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 | How to get a nuke in Warzone 2 | Does Warzone 2 have crossplay?

About The Author

Hamza is a Content Creator & Publisher at Charlie INTEL, who graduated from Bahria University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He's spent the past few years covering news and guides for various video games, including Call of Duty and Apex Legends. He loves digital art, movies, and comic books. You can contact Hamza at [email protected].