Best TAQ-56 MW2 loadout: Class setup, Attachments, Perks

The Frontal Impact Taq-56 Scar-L blueprint in MW2.Activision

The TAQ-56 is a hard-hitting Assault Rifle capable of dominating the battlefield, but to get the most out of it you’ll need a top tier loadout. So, with that in mind, here’s the best TAQ-56 loadout in MW2 including the best attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Otherwise known as the SCAR-L in previous Call of Duty titles, the TAQ-56 is one of the hardest-hitting weapons currently in Modern Warfare 2.

It’s got the power, recoil control, and fire rate to take down the enemy with ease at minimal risk to the user. The TAQ-56’s strengths have seen it become the most used gun in MW2 and by far the most popular weapon in Ranked Play.

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So, we’ve compiled the best TAQ-56 loadout in MW2 to get you at the top of your game with a gun that excels regardless of the situation.


Best TAQ-56 MW2 loadout

  • Muzzle: Komodo Heavy (+0.44, +0.10)
  • Barrel: 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel (+0.08, +0.00)
  • Stock: TV Cardinal Stock (+1.68, -1.01)
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip (+0.21, -0.12)
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip (+0.29, -0.09)

We start off our best TAQ-56 loadout with the Komodo Heavy muzzle. What you sacrifice for handling you gain back tenfold with the recoil. This is the most impactful attachment on the TAQ-56 turning it into a laser accurate rifle.

Despite there only being two options for the TAQ-56’s Barrel, we recommend you opt for the 17.5″ Tundra Pro due to its increased power, range, and accuracy. On the topic of accuracy, the Edge-47 Grip offers a nice boost to recoil stabilization and aiming stability without slowing down handling too much.

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We also recommend using the Demo Cleanshot Grip to improve both Aiming Stability and ADS. These improvements help the TAQ-56 work well as both a traditional AR but also for a more aggressive playstyle typically reserved for SMGs and shotguns.

Finally, to improve mobility we use the TV Cardinal Stock which increases sprint speed and Aim Walking Speed. These are both important stats for moving around the map effectively and being able to take gunfights on your own terms.

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Taq-56 MW2 loadout: Perks & Equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Tracker
  • Base Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Hardline
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade

Tracker and Scavenger are fantastic perks that allow players to watch an enemy’s movements by following their footprints and picking up any ammo off their bodies when they find them. This is a fantastic combination for going on lengthy streaks.

Fast Hands will keep you in the fight even when the frantic pace of the game makes it impossible to reload. Meanwhile, Hardline will make it easier to have a big impact on the map, letting you call in more frequent killstreaks.

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The Frag and Flash Grenade are staple picks that suit any class that plays aggressively. They offer universal protection in the moments when your gun simply isn’t enough.

How to unlock the TAQ-56 in Modern Warfare 2

The TAQ-56 isn’t unlocked in MW2 through a specific weapon tree. Instead, players will only gain access to the TAQ-56 when they reach level 19.

This shouldn’t take too long to accomplish when completing matches. However, while waiting, there are many great alternatives to try out.

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Alternatives to the TAQ-56 MW2 loadout

The M4 is a fantastic alternative for players who want the long-range capabilities of an AR like the TAQ-56 but also want some extra mobility to dominate up close.

Alternatively, if you want to branch out of the Assault Rifle category, the TAQ-V Battle Rifle is a powerful alternative.

This is also a great choice to use while leveling up enough to try out the other weapons for yourself.

That’s all for our TAQ-56 loadout! For more of our MW2 coverage, check out these guides below:

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