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Best M16 loadout for Modern Warfare 2 beta

Here are the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment to make the best M16 loadout in the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta.



Modern Warfare 2 M16 loadout

The classic M16 Assault Rifle is available in Modern Warfare 2, and here are all the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you can use to make the best loadout for it in the multiplayer beta.

Call of Duty players are eagerly waiting for Modern Warfare 2’s official release on October 28, and you can get an early taste of the action by hopping into the game’s multiplayer beta.

It features plenty of powerful weapons to choose from, including the M16 Assault Rifle. You can make this classic CoD gun into a powerhouse by equipping the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Here’s the best M16 loadout for the Modern Warfare 2 beta.

Best Modern Warfare 2 M16 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Forge-Tac Castle Comp
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple Vert Grip

We’ll start off this Modern Warfare 2 loadout by equipping the Forge-Tac Castle Comp muzzle and Sakin ZX Grip to bring the M16’s recoil under control. You can use the VX Pineapple Vert Grip to improve hip-fire accuracy and gun-kick control.

The Demo Fade Pro Stock improves mobility by boosting the weapon’s aim walk speed and sprint speed. Finally, we went with the Cronen Mini Red Dot optic to accurately take out enemies in medium-range combat.

M16 stats in Modern Warfare 2

Best Perks and equipment for Modern Warfare 2 M16

We picked E.O.D and Double Time as our Base Perks in order to reduce damage from explosives while letting you sprint around the map longer. Quick Fix immediately regenerates health after each kill and the Fast Hands Ultimate Perk boosts your reload speed.

Coming to our choice of Equipment, we recommend using Stun Grenades to surprise your opponents and Semtex to dish out damage to multiple targets at once.

How to unlock the M16 in Modern Warfare 2

Before you can get your hands on the M16 in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, you’ll need to bring the 556 Icarus LMG to level 13 and select the weapon from the receiver platform in the new Gunsmith system.

Once this is done, the weapon will be available in your inventory. You can keep unlocking new weapons in the beta by leveling up the ones that you already have.

Alternatives to the M16 in Modern Warfare 2

If you feel that the M16 isn’t your cup of tea then we recommend checking out the M4 Assault Rifle which is extremely well-balanced. The KASTOV-74u is another great alternative for medium-range combat.

For more Modern Warfare 2 content, also check out everything we know about the Special Ops mode as well as this homage to a classic CoD mission in the Farm 18 Easter Egg.

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