Best TAQ-M Warzone 2 loadout: Class setup, attachments, perks


The TAQ-M hits like a tank and deserves to be in your rotation of Warzone 2 loadouts. Here are the weapon’s best attachments, perks, and equipment.

The TAQ-M fails to garner the same attention as its TAQ-56 and TAQ-V counterparts, but the underrated marksman rifle truly shines in Warzone 2. Al Mazrah’s expansive desert landscape provides the perfect playground for long-range engagements.

You would think that would play right into the hands of sniper rifle users, but Warzone 2 players demanded a buff to fix the underpowered rifles. The battle royale’s fast TTK and reliance on mobile weapons actually favor marksman rifles, and we have just the weapon for you.

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The TAQ-M is accurate, strong, and easy to use with the right attachments. The marksman rifle boasts an impressive 243ms TTK speed and 345 damage per second. It is also tied with the popular EBR-14 for class-best ADS speed.

Without further ado, let’s jump into everything you need to know about the TAQ-M.


Best TAQ-M Warzone 2 loadout


  • Stock: TV Ballast Stock
  • Underbarrel: Demo IMP-44 Grip
  • Magazine: 15 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: FSS Combat Grip
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser

Our loadout aims to maximize the weapon’s ability in mid-range and long-range firefights without sacrificing too much mobility. First off, the TV Ballast Stock increases sprint speed and ADS speed. The Demo IMP-44 Grip improves aiming stability and recoil stabilization.

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Weapon sway in Warzone 2 feels more aggressive than in other battle royale titles, so it’s important to improve recoil stabilization wherever you can. The FSS Combat Grip improves recoil control, making the weapon even more lethal in long-range fights. We recommend using a 15-round Mag to avoid constantly having to reload.

Finally, the FSS OLE-V Laser allows you to ADS faster, as well as stabilizes your aim, which we mentioned earlier as being a key focal point of this loadout.

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The TAQ-M is an underrated beast in Warzone 2.

Best TAQ-M Warzone 2 perks & equipment

Perk Package: Scout

  • Base Perk 1: Scavenger
  • Base Perk 2: Strong Arm
  • Bonus Perk: Focus
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal: Semtex Grenade
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade

The scout perk package was perfectly crafted for marksman rifle loadouts. Sniper rounds can be hard to come by while looting on Al Mazrah, so the Scavenger perk replenishes ammo on dead enemies.

Strong Arm comes in handy if you are getting pushed while holding a sniping angle or attempting to push players out of cover. The perk allows you to throw equipment items further and see where they will land.

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Using a marksman rifle requires pinpoint accuracy. Focus reduces flinch when aiming down sights and extends hold breath duration, allowing players to line up a difficult shot better.

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Ghost will help you stay off the mini-map in the final circle, as enemies will use heartbeat sensors to find you.

Finally, rounding off the setup with Semtex for flushing opponents out of cover and Flash Grenades for clearing encloses spaces.

How to unlock the TAQ-M in Warzone 2

To unlock the TAQ-M marksman rifle, you’ll first need to get to player level 19. Then, you’ll unlock the TAQ-56 assault rifle. Use that until it gets to level 20, and you will unlock the TAQ-M.

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With a few XP tokens or a couple of successful Warzone 2 games, you should be well on your way to unlocking the TAQ-M.

Best TAQ-M alternatives in Warzone 2

If you are a fan of the classic SCAR-H, you will feel right at home using the TAQ-V. The powerful battle rifle is fully automatic, making it play like a heavier-hitting AR, and that’s exactly the type of firepower needed in Warzone 2.

The TAQ-V’s lethal 7.62mm rounds easily tear through squads, and we recommend giving it a go if the TAQ-M isn’t cutting it for you.

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Now that you have the best TAQ-M loadout, you can check out some other guides we’ve compiled for Warzone 2.

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