Best TAQ-56 Loadout and Class Setup in Modern Warfare 3

The TAQ is back

TAQ-56 Loadout MW3
Screenshot by Prima Games.

Most players will recognize the TAQ-56 as the best assault rifle from MW2, and even in Modern Warfare 3, the weapon has some decent traits. If you miss your old gun from the previous title, I have an even better loadout that brings the Scar back to life.

Best Attachments and Loadout for the TAQ-56 in MW3

  • Barrel: 17.5 Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Muzzle: L4R Flash Hider
  • Underbarrel: Kimura RYN-03 Vertical Grip
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
  • Stock: TV Cardinal Stock
TAQ-56 Loadout
Screenshot by Prima Games.

Three of the attachments here are from Modern Warfare 2, and they still give the same ADS or range stats we wanted from the previous year of builds. But MW3 also gives us a whole new selection of attachments with tons of recoil control and minimal negatives to worry about. This is the set of five that I like the most after trying all the fresh attachments in the game.

Best Perks and Equipment for the TAQ-56 in MW3

  • Vest: Infantry Vest
  • Gloves: Assault Gloves
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: Ghost T/V Camo
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade or Semtex
  • Field Equipment: Trophy System
  • Sidearm: Renetti
TAQ-56 Class
My class for the TAQ-56 (Screenshot by Prima Games).

Our two most important perks are the Covert Sneakers and the Ghost T/V Camo. As soon as I used them for the first time, I felt like I had true freedom around the map. Enemies will never know what hit them. The rest of the pieces, like Stims, just allow for more survival and objective utility on the fly.

How to Unlock the TAQ-56 in Modern Warfare 3

You must complete an Operator Kill challenge in MW3 or play MW2 to unlock the TAQ-56. As a weapon from the previous year, it’s not tied to the standard progression track. But the good news is you can easily knock out the challenge if you didn’t unlock the weapon already in the previous COD game.

For another familiar option, check out the best loadout for the M4 in Modern Warfare 3.

About the Author

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.