The iconic M16 Assault Rifle is one of the strongest burst ARs in Warzone, but you’ll need an effective loadout to get the most out of the weapon in Season 5.
While burst ARs have never historically done well in Warzone, the M16 has proven this wrong. In fact, this Black Ops Cold War rifle has wreaked havoc across Verdansk thanks to its highly accurate firing pattern, incredible range, and high damage.
It may not be the powerhouse weapon that it was back at the start of Season 3, but it’s still an effective choice in the Season 5 meta. The M16 offers great deadly precision at medium to long ranges and its overall DPS isn’t bad either.
If you’re looking for a reliable M16 loadout that can secure you plenty of kills, then our best M16 class has outlined all the attachments you should be using to help you dominate the competition.
- Best M16 loadout in Warzone
- Best M16 setup (Perks & equipment)
- How to unlock the M16 in Warzone
- Alternative to the M16 class loadout
Best M16 loadout in Warzone
- Muzzle: Agency Silencer
- Barrel: 16.3″ Rapid Fire
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Underbarrell: Field Agent Foregrip
- Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd
This specific M16 build is all about reducing the gun’s ADS time and increasing its effective damage in medium-range gunfights. While a lot of M16 loadouts will focus on making the weapon deadly at long range, this class is designed for aggressive players who want to push their opponents with the M16.
In fact, these particular attachments make the gun ridiculously powerful. The Axial Arms 3x optic provides a great magnification, offering a clear sight that doesn’t clutter the screen and gives the gun optimal precision at close and medium range.
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After that, you’ll want to equip the Field Agent Foregrip to significantly reduce the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This will ensure you always have the precision needed to take out an opponent before they can retaliate.
While a lot of builds focus on reducing the M16’s speed, this loadout sacrifices some of this to aid the weapon’s effectiveness across mid to longer engagement ranges.
Next, you’ll want to use the 16.3″ Rapid Fire barrel to increase the M16’s fire rate and reduce the downtime between shots. This will allow you to compete against the likes of the lightning-fast MAC-10 loadouts that thrive in close-range gunfights.
Finally, don’t forget to equip the STANAG 60 Rnd mag to ensure you never run out of ammo in an intense gunfight. After all, being able to take down multiple foes with deadly bursts will always be beneficial.
Best M16 setup (Perks & equipment)
- Perk 1: E.O.D.
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Secondary: MAC-10
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Heartbeat Senso
Just like our PPSh and Swiss K31 loadouts, this M16 class also utilizes EOD and Amped. EOD greatly reduces the damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire, while Amped gives you faster weapon swap and equipment speeds.
The Overkill perk enables the use of our Bullfrog loadout, which still remains one of the most lethal SMGs in Warzone Season 5. While Overkill keeps you competitive across all engagement ranges, you’ll still want to pick up Ghost as soon as you can.
How to unlock the M16 in Warzone
Unlocking the M16 in Warzone is incredibly simple and only requires you to reach level 10 in Black Ops Cold War or Warzone.
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Alternative to the M16 class loadout
The AUG is another burst rifle gun that shares a similar playstyle to that of the M16. Despite receiving a nerf to its base recoil, this weapon continues to be a decent pick thanks to its excellent precision.
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Make sure you check out our AUG loadout guide to begin wracking up those kills. Looking for more of the best Warzone loadouts and tips? Check out our list of guides below: