Best TAQ-M loadout in Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded

Joseph Pascoulis
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The Warzone 2 TAQ-M is a powerful Marksman Rifle that can do damage to enemies, even from range, and here’s how to create the best TAQ-M loadout in Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded.

The POIs on Warzone 2‘s Al Mazrah map offer a wide range of layouts and varying lines of sight that can sometimes favor one weapon category over the other.

If you’re a player who likes to have all bases covered when it comes to a loadout, the Marksman Rifle category might be a perfect choice for long and medium-range engagements. The TAQ-M is a viable option in this category that you can take advantage of.

Here’s the best TAQ-M loadout in Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded.

Best Warzone 2 TAQ-M loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Barrel: LR1:7 20.5″ Barrel
  • Magazine: 20 Round Mag
  • Optic: AIM OP-V4
  • Stock: Tacverte Core Stock

First off, for this Warzone 2 TAQ-M loadout, we want to boost the damage range while also increasing the weapon’s bullet velocity and recoil control, so we’ve opted for the ZLR Talon 5 muzzle and LR1:7 20.5″ Barrel.

To further boost recoil control, as the TAQ-M definitely has some kick, we’ve gone with the Tacverte Core Stock, which increases recoil control and aiming stability.

Lastly, to cover long-range encounters, we’ve gone with the AIM OP-V4 optic, and to make sure you’re not running out of bullets before hitting that last shot, we’ve chosen the 20 Round Mag.

The TAQ-M boasts impressive damage in Warzone 2.

Best Warzone 2 TAQ-M loadout Perk Package and Equipment

  • Perk Package: Weapon Specialist (Overkill, Strong Arm, Spotter, Survivor)
  • Lethal Equipment: Drill Charge
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade

Paired with this TAQ-M Marksman Rifle, you’re going to want a reliable secondary to deal with close-ranged engagements, hence our Weapon Specialist Perk Package choice. This Perk Package comes with Overkill, meaning you can pick a Fennec 45 or another SMG to cover close-range engagements.

Strong Arm, Spotter, and Survivor are all useful when it comes to being the last alive on Al Mazrah. Players will have the option to customize their own Perk Packages after Warzone 2’s Season 2 update comes around.

As for Equipment, the Drill Charge is a great tool for putting pressure on enemies in buildings and other forms of cover, while the Flash Grenade will work wonders when trying to breach an enemy’s position.

How to unlock TAQ-M in Warzone 2

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to unlock the TAQ-M in Warzone 2 to make it nice and simple:

  1. Reach Level 19, this will unlock the TAQ-56
  2. Get the TAQ-56 to Weapon Level 20
  3. After reaching Level 20 on the TAQ-56, you will automatically unlock the TAQ-M

It shouldn’t take too long to unlock, but if you want to unlock and level up the TAQ-M as fast as possible, check out our piece on leveling up quickly in Warzone 2.

Best alternatives to the TAQ-M in Warzone 2

As the TAQ-M is a Marksman Rifle in Warzone 2, one of the best alternatives is the SP-R 208, which is in the same category but acts more similarly to a Sniper Rifle.

Speaking of Snipers, the Signal 50 is another great alternative to the TAQ-M, as it has the fastest fire rate out of all the Snipers, similar to the fire rate of a semi-automatic weapon.

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