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Best M16 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The M16 Tactical Rifle definitely packs a punch, and with these attachments and perks, you will have the best Warzone Season 5 M16 loadout.

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The M16 Tactical Rifle has become a popular pick in CoD: Warzone and these attachments and perks will make the best Warzone M16 loadout for Season 5.

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded has brought several weapon buffs and nerfs to the battle royale, shaking up the meta from previous seasons. However, the M16 burst rifle has remained a consistently powerful yet underrated choice.

While it’s not as strong as some other guns, the M16 can take out enemies at range in only a few bursts. With the best loadout, you won’t have any trouble landing these bursts, especially if you’re an accurate player.

Here are the attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone M16 loadout.

Best Warzone M16 loadout

Best Warzone M16 loadout attachments

Best Warzone M16 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 16.3″ Rapid Fire
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd

This Warzone weapon is extremely useful in long-range combat. Still, our loadout will focus on reducing its ADS time and increasing the effective damage that it can dish out during medium-range combat.

We’ll start with the Agency Silencer to suppress the sound of your bullets while improving the damage range of the best Warzone M16 loadout. Now, you’ll be able to take out your foes from a comfortable distance without alerting them of your position.

Next, we’ll equip the 16.3″ Rapid Fire, which increases the weapon’s fire rate and will allow to dish out more damage quicker, especially with the M16’s reduced recoil thanks to the September 15 update. You can control the recoil between bursts with the Field Agent Grip.

Black Ops Cold War's M16 Warzone loadout

If you want to hit targets that are far away accurately, then you’ll need to equip a decent optic to the best Warzone M16 loadout. The Axial Arms 3x scope suits the M16 perfectly, as its unobtrusive sight provides great magnification for hitting distant targets.

Finally, we’ll cap off the best Warzone M16 loadout with the STANAG 60 Rnd magazine to ensure that you have plenty of bullets to use during fights. With this loadout, the M16 will be almost unstoppable in medium to long-range encounters.

Best perks to use with M16 Warzone loadout class

Warzone Combat Scout Perk
  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost
  • Perk 3: Combat Scout

You’ll need to be careful of foes that throw grenades and other explosives, as they can instantly ruin your killstreak. Equipping the E.O.D Perk will let you tank explosive damage while using the M16 Burst Rifle.

For the second perk in our best Warzone M16 loadout class, we recommend starting a loadout with Overkill so that you can use two of your favorite weapons.

Then, switch to Ghost in your second loadout drop to hide from UAVs and heartbeat sensors.

And finally, Season 5’s Combat Scout Perk will automatically live pings enemies for your team and highlights them through walls. Even if the enemy gets away, you’ll be able to nail them with another burst through soft cover.

Most recent M16 buffs and nerfs in Warzone

The September 15 update for the Call of Duty battle royale saw Raven Software apply some major changes to the M16 that could possibly see it have a resurgence in the game’s meta. You can find all of the changes made below:

  • Recoil decreased slightly
  • 16.3” Rapid Fire – Fire rate increased 5% ⇒ 6%.
  • 16.3” Titanium – Fire rate increased 7% ⇒ 8%.

How to unlock the M16

The M16 in Warzone

Unlocking the M16 is an easy task in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, only requiring the player to hit Level 10.

Hop into a few games of either Warzone or Cold War, and you’ll soon unlock this beast of a weapon without any trouble and will be able to use the best Warzone M16 loadout.

Best alternatives

If you fancy using a weapon other than the M16, then you should try out Season 5’s EM2. With a slow fire rate but high damage, you’ll melt enemies over distance.

The Krig 6 is also a great pick, despite recent nerfs, as it has risen to the top of the pack in Warzone Season 5. With next to no recoil, a fast fire rate, and a competitive TTK, it’s one of the easiest-to-use weapons in the game.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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Warzone Iron Trials ’84 mode: Return date, new ruleset, rewards

The fan-favorite Iron Trials ’84 mode is very popular in Warzone, so here’s all of the latest information you need to know about Warzone Iron Trials ’84.

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Warzone fans loved the Iron Trials ’84 mode, where players could earn bragging rights by winning “the toughest Battle Royale mode to ever come to Verdansk.” It has now been removed, so here’s when we expect it to return.

Warzone Season 6 has arrived, and many will look back on Season 5 Reloaded fondly thanks to the fan-favorite Iron Trials ’84 mode.

This was a more hardcore Verdansk experience where players could earn an exclusive Calling Card. In Iron Trials, you had to “flex your mastery over the entire arsenal of weapons” and “prove you can handle any firefight with any type of armament.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Warzone’s Iron Trials ’84 mode, including when it will officially return.

Warzone Iron Trials return date

Warzone and Cold War Season 6 roadmap

Raven Software removed Iron Trials 84 from Warzone on September 30.

Following players calling for the mode to return, Raven Software has announced plans for the mode to return during three separate weekends in October.

In a graphic posted as part of Warzone’s Season 6 patch notes, the studio confirmed that the mode will return on weekends exclusively with versions of the mode in Quad, Trios, and Solos.

Weekend exclusive playlist updates are available from Friday at 10am PT to Monday at 10am PT.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Iron Trials ’84 Quads: Friday, October 8 at 10am PT – Monday, October 11 at 10am PT
  • Iron Trials ’84 Trios: Friday, October 15 at 10am PT – Monday, October 18 at 10am PT
  • Iron Trials ’84 Solos: Friday, October 29 at 10am PT – Monday, November 1 at 10am PT

Warzone Iron Trials ’84 rules

Warzone players playing Iron Trials '84 in Verdansk stadium

In many ways, Iron Trials is a more competitive version of Warzone. The Gulag is more skill-reliant, loadout drops are rarer and more difficult to acquire, and the time-to-kill (TTK) has been raised across the board.

Thanks to the Call of Duty Blog and the Season 5 Reloaded patch notes, here’s every new in Warzone’s Iron Trials ’84:

Iron Trials ’84 Quads & Trios

The October 8 update for Warzone introduced the Quads version of Iron Trials ’84, and it has some major differences compared to the Duos version with the Warzone October 15 update introducing the Trios version that has the same rules as Quads.

You can find all of the exclusive rules for the Quads & Trios version of the game mode below:

  • Buy Station
    • Specialist Token has been removed.
  • Equipment
    • Medical Syringe now heals 25% faster.
  • Gulag
    • Loadouts have been updated.
    • Loadout primary Weapon Attachments increased from 2 to 3.
  • Loot
    • Specialist Token now drops on death.
    • Classified Weapons have been updated.
    • Foresight has been added as an exceedingly rare drop.
  • Player
    • Base health regen speed has been increased.
  • Vehicles
    • Tac Rovers have been enabled.
  • Weapons
    • Sniper Rifle headshot down distance increased to 50 meters.
    • Sniper Rifle headshot damage beyond 50 meters has been increased from 300 to 325.

Operator and time-to-kill changes

Kitsune fighting in Call of Duty Warzone Season 5
  • Base Health: Compared to a normal match, all players base health is increased from 100 to 250.
  • Health Regeneration: The regen delay timer has been increased from 5 to 7 seconds and regen per second has been decreased from 120 per second to 40. It may be wise for players to reconsider preferred Perks and Equipment.
  • Starting Equipment: Players drop in with a .44 Magnum and a Sledgehammer.

Devs have previously made it their mission to increase Warzone’s TTK, saying that it increases “the overall capacity for skill expression” and enables “more escapes from impossible situations, moments of finesse, epic outplays, and opportunities to flex exquisite marksmanship.”

They said that Iron Trials 84’s health change is “set to affect the feel of combat, time-to-kill, weapon, Perk, and Equipment viability as the entire game is effectively altered!”

No free Loadout Drops

players receiving loadout drops in Call of Duty Warzone

Even if you Gulag’d early and are scrambling to find cash and more weapons, you can always be safe in the knowledge that a free Loadout Drop will arrive at the start of the second and fifth circles.

But not in Iron Trials ’84, where Complimentary Loadout Drops have been disabled. Staying alive and finding cash has never been more important, especially when “the cost at a Buy Station has risen, too.”

Players will have to collect and spend $15,000 instead of the standard $10,000 to purchase a loadout drop in this game mode.

Tougher Gulag

Players fighting in Warzone Season 5 Rush Gulag

In Iron Trials ’84, devs have revealed that the Gulag is still open, but will emphasize one-on-one skill. They also said that “the only thing standing between you and redeployment is the agility of your trigger finger.”

Players have previously called for dual weapons and Tactical Equipment to be removed from the Gulag, and Raven is delivering in the Iron Trials ’84 Gulag.

  • No akimbo
  • No semi-auto or fully-auto Shotguns
  • Almost no Tactical Equipment
  • Light Machine Guns (except the RPD (BOCW)) and all Tactical Rifles have been removed from Gulag Loadouts

Also, if you win your one-on-one, you’ll now redeploy with whatever weapons and equipment you had in the Gulag.

No Stopping Power or Dead Silence

Warzone Adler running with dead silence

Players have long complained about the luck-based advantage that the powerful Field Upgrades Stopping Power and Dead Silence brings.

Raven Software has previously reduced Stopping Power spawn rates and allowed High Alert to counter Dead Silence, but Iron Trials removes both.

Sniper Rifle, Stun Grenade, and Medical Syringe nerfs

Stitch sniping with LW3 Tundra in CoD Warzone

Sniper Rifles are some of Warzone’s most powerful tools, allowing you to take out targets at extremely long range without getting your hands dirty. However, Iron Trials ’84 has made it so Sniper Rifles “Can only one-shot to the head within 30 meters.”

This will likely promote more aggressive playstyles for snipers, where they must close the gap to land that ever-important one-shot kill.

In addition, Stun Grenades and Medical Syringes will also see their effectiveness decreased by a whopping 50%, making them not nearly as strong as they are in regular game modes.

Fewer vehicles

Dirt Bike, Bertha, and Helicopter in CoD Warzone

A common strategy for surviving Verdansk is to move around in the safety of Big Bertha Trucks, SUVs, and Helicopters. You won’t be able to do this in Iron Trials, though, as the only vehicles on the map will be ATVs and Dirt Bikes.

You won’t be able to run over your opponents with such ease, and you won’t be able to use the vehicles for cover. Raven recommends you “Plan your drops carefully and rotate early.”

Loot changes

Warzone Verdansk 84 stadium

You can find all of the game-changing loot changes that are in effect in the Warzone Iron Trials ’84 game mode below:

  • Basic Attachments: Common weapons will start with an attachment – most to provide their max magazine size.
  • Rarity Spawn Rates: Epic and Legendary weapons are now harder to find. Players will have to open a few more boxes than usual to find what they’re looking for.
  • New Rarity – Classified: These Black Ops Cold War weapons will spawn with a few more attachments than usual – more than the standard five. That said, good luck finding one.
  • Killstreaks: Drop rates have been reduced. Time to stop spamming UAVs and to start putting those senses to the test.
  • Cash Spawns: Larger piles of cash are rarer. Players will have to stay on top of scavenging for cash if they plan to afford a Loadout.
  • Field Upgrades: No Dead Silence. No Stopping Power Rounds. Period.
Warzone Iron Trials 84 gameplay

Buy Station price changes

  • Armor Bundle: $1,500 to $2,000
  • Gas Mask: $3,000 to $4,000
  • Cluster Strike: $3,000 to $4,000
  • Precision Strike: $3,500 to $4,500
  • Self Revive: $4,000 to $5,000
  • UAV: $4,000 to $6,000
  • Loadout Drop Marker: $10,000 to $15,000

The Buy Station not only has adjusted prices, but it also gives players the chance to buy the Specialist Perk bonus too. It will set players back a whopping $50,000, so you will do well to acquire one in a game.

  • Supply Run discounts are now 50% on every item except Team Redeploy (100%), Loadout Drop Marker (10%), and Specialist Token (10%)
  • The Hardline Perk now gives a 25% discount to every item except Self Revive (20%), Loadout Drop Marker (10%), and Specialist Token (20%)

Contracts price changes

  • Recon: $1,100
  • Scavenger: $1,600
  • Bounty: $2,500
  • Supply Run: $1,200

Warzone Iron Trials ’84 reward

For winning a game of Iron Trials ’84, players could get their hands on an exclusive Calling Card.

Devs said that “there’s no participation trophy for this mode,” and only those who win Iron Trials will receive the Calling Card.

Will Iron Trials come to Warzone Custom Lobbies?

Iron Trials had been incredibly popular, with many players calling for it to be a permanent ranked mode. There’s no confirmation that a ranked mode will ever arrive in Warzone, but the competitive scene should be receiving the new rules in the future.

Along with the confirmation that Iron Trials would be removed on September 30, Raven Software told YouTuber JGOD that “As for customs… it’s not coming tomorrow is all we can say for now.”

So, it sounds very likely that Iron Trials rules will make their way to Custom Lobbies and competitive Warzone, but there’s no confirmation on when. However, we’ll let you know as soon as it’s confirmed.


That’s everything we know about Warzone Season 6 Iron Trials ’84 mode!

You can also check out the return of the classic Showers Gulag in Season 6.

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Warzone October 15 update patch notes: Iron Trials ’84 Trios, new Tac Sprint settings, more

Raven Software has rolled out the Warzone October 15 update patch notes, and they include Iron Trials Trios and a change to Tactical Sprint.

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Warzone October 15 update patch notes

The Warzone October 15 update patch notes have officially arrived, and they are bringing Iron Trials ’84 Trios to the Call of Duty battle royale and a major accessibility change when it comes to available settings for Tactical Sprint.

Warzone Season 6 has brought plenty of changes to the Call of Duty battle royale, such as significant map changes, the M1 Garand and STG44 weapons from Call of Duty: Vanguard, and more.

However, Raven Software is still updating the popular game, with the Warzone October 15 update patch notes being the latest set of changes for the fan-favorite Call of Duty game.

Here is everything you need to know about the Warzone October 15 update patch notes.

Warzone October 15 update patch notes Iron Trials '84 Trios logo

Warzone October 15 update patch notes

Weekend-Exclusive Playlist – Iron Trials ‘84 Trios

Last weekend, we let you pick your 3 best squad mates. This weekend, you only choose 2. Time to decide who made the cut!

This Weekend-Exclusive Playlist went live earlier today at 10 AM PST and will remain live through Monday, October 11th, at 10 AM PST.


Adjustments:

The same changes that were implemented for Quads last week will be applied to the Trios version of Iron Trials ‘84.

Below is a recap:

  • Buy Station
    • Specialist Token has been removed.
  • Equipment
    • Medical Syringe now heals 25% faster.
  • Gulag
    • Loadouts have been updated.
    • Loadout primary Weapon Attachments increased from 2 to 3.
  • Loot
    • Specialist Token now drops on death.
    • Classified Weapons have been updated.
    • Foresight has been added as an exceedingly rare drop.
  • Player
    • Base health regen speed has been increased.
  • Vehicles
    • Tac Rovers have been enabled.
  • Weapons
    • Sniper Rifle headshot down distance increased to 50 meters.
    • Sniper Rifle headshot damage beyond 50 meters has been increased from 300 to 325.

Accessibility

Warzone tactical Sprint Accessibility settings
  • Tactical Sprint
    • Tactical Sprint allows players to eliminate the need for a double tap on analog sticks. This option is intended to support Fine Motor Accessibility. This menu option is located within the Controller tab of the Options and Accessibility Options menu.
    • The setting has 3 options:
      • Double Tap: Double tap to Tactical Sprint (default)
      • Single Tap from Sprint: Single tap to Tactical Sprint while sprinting
      • Single Tap from Run: Single tap to Tactical Sprint while running

We want players to be able to use Tactical Sprint strategically without the need to choose between Auto Tac Sprint and the physical pain associated with repeated quick presses of the left / right analog sticks. The option to Single Tap from Run gives players the ability to use a single button press to go from basic speed to Tactical Sprint. The Single Tap from Sprint option allows players to opt to use a single button press to go from Run to Sprint, and then another single button press to go from Sprint to Tactical Sprint. Each of the available choices allow players to customize their button functionality and balance that against individual gameplay style and noise associated with player movement. 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing Custom Weapon Modifications to lock Players out of the Armory.
  • Fixed an issue causing incorrect text to appear for the Unlock Criteria text on locked Attachments.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players returning from the Gulag to be incorrectly kicked from a live match for “being AFK”.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to get kicked out of the Look For Party menu when selecting the Start Looking For Party button.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to occasionally experience a client crash while modifying Loadouts during a live match.

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Best PPSH-41 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 6

The PPSH-41 is still a great SMG choice in Season 6 of Warzone, so here is how to make the best loadout for this Black Ops Cold War weapon.

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Best Warzone PPSH Loadout

The notoriously fast-firing PPSH-41 SMG can cause significant damage in Warzone Season 6, so make sure you’re not missing out with our best loadout, complete with attachments and Perks.

Multiple Call of Duty games have featured the PPSH-41 SMG, and it’s been mega-popular and used frequently. Its blistering speed can sometimes be hard to control, but given that Warzone has a near-endless stream of attachments, the PPSH can become a beast.

The Black Ops Cold War SMG can destroy large groups of enemies in close quarters without you having to break much of a sweat if you use the right attachments and Perks to maximize its potential.

With this in mind, here is how to make the best Warzone PPSH-41 loadout for Season 6 of the Call of Duty battle royale.

Best Warzone PPSH-41 loadout

best Warzone PPSH-41 loadout attachments

Best Warzone PPSH-41 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.7″ Task Force
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: 55 Rnd Drum
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

To get the best Warzone PPSH-41 loadout rolling, we’re immediately applying the popular GRU Suppressor as we want our SMG to be as quiet as a mouse but still own at any range. The 15.7″ Task Force barrel is a must for most SMGs as, again, it increases damage over longer distances.

The Raider Stock is excellent for increasing your overall mobility and speed, and the 55 Rnd Drum gives us a little extra to finish off two or three players.

We finish the attachments off with the Serpent Wrap as its increased ADS, with minor drawbacks, is a big plus to munch enemies at close range.

Best Perks to run with Warzone PPSH-41 class

Combat Scout perk in Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Combat Scout

Given that you’re going to want to get in close with PPSH regularly in Warzone, E.O.D will allow you to shrug off Thermite, Claymores, and other explosive distractions.

Even with attachments, the best Warzone PPSH-41 loadout still lacks the full range that an Assault Rifle can offer, so Overkill lets us play with a longer-range gun such as the HDR.

Lastly, we recommend equipping Combat Scout, highlighting any enemies you damage for your whole squad to see. You’ll be able to hunt them down with greater ease.

Most recent PPSH buffs and nerfs

PPSH in Warzone

Raven Software applied some buffs to the Black Ops Cold War SMG back in the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update that went live on October 7, 2021.

This update also brought a whole host of other weapon balancing changes that you can find here.

You can find the latest PPSH buff details below:

  • Weapon Kick adjusted
  • ADS Sway adjusted

While firing the PPSh-41 (BOCW), the Weapon could kick in a manner that would make it difficult to gauge bullet directionality. This is a subtle change that will have a significant impact on the ability to line up shots reliably.

How to unlock the PPSH

best warzone ppsh loadout

Players could unlock this Black Ops Cold War SMG by reaching Level 15 on the Season 3 Battle Pass.

However, with that Battle Pass no longer available for players to level up with the arrival of Season 6, players now have two different challenges they can complete to unlock this weapon.

You can find these unlock challenges below:

  • Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer/Warzone: Using SMGs, get 3 kills immediately after sprinting in 15 different completed matches.
  • Black Ops Cold War Zombies: Using SMGs, kill 50 Special or Elite enemies while they are ensared in your Toxic Growth.

Best alternatives

The best Warzone PPSH-41 loadout is simply a machine. But if you want some serious range to go with it, then equip something meaty like the LW3 Tundra.

The PP19 Bizon and RAM-7 are also great options in Season 6, so it will be worth trying these options out if you are not feeling the best Warzone PPSH-41 loadout.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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