Best M16 Loadout in Modern Warfare 2

Burst weapons need some help.

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In the current state of Modern Warfare 2, many players are calling the M16 the worst assault rifle in the game. It has the potential to one-burst kill, but it’s not uncommon for an enemy to eat three bursts at a time. To help alleviate some of that frustration, a decent loadout is required.

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The largest problem for the M16 in Modern Warfare 2 is the lack of control on each burst. Anything beyond close-range can make the gun kick into wild patterns, which is what causes the inconsistency. This guide will cover how to overcome that issue with the best loadout possible for the classic rifle in MW2.

Modern Warfare 2 – Best M16 Loadout

This build will be similar to other assault rifle builds but there will be more emphasis on the control side of the weapon. Some mobility will still be present but not to the same degree as the top weapons in the class. All the attachments you need are listed below.

  • Receiver: M16
  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro

The base barrel for the M16 is already good enough, so we only need the muzzle slot instead. For that, we have chosen the FTAC Castle Comp to gain vertical and horizontal recoil control. This is the first step to making sure each burst fires as close together as possible.

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Next, we have the grip attachments. In the underbarrel slot, we have the VX Pineapple and in the rear grip slot, we have the Sakin ZX Grip. Both of these will help with stability and control, but the VX Pineapple has far more to offer in return for a couple of extra negatives.

To balance all of the recoil control, the Demo Fade Pro Stock is used to add some mobility to the M16 in Modern Warfare 2. Otherwise, the weapon will simply be too slow. Slap on a Cronen Mini Pro optic and now the rifle is good to go.

And that’s all. For more on the upcoming Call of Duty title, head over to our dedicated Modern Warfare 2 section full of guides, news, updates, and more.

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Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides, news, and features for three years after graduating with a BA in writing . You can find him covering Call of Duty for eternity, action-adventure games, and nearly any other major release.