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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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Best Warzone M16 loadout

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

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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FaZe Swagg reveals “2 SHOT” AN-94 Warzone loadout

Here’s Warzone content creator FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout that had his viewers questioning whether the weapon was buffed or not.

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FaZe Swagg tried out a new Warzone Season 6 AN-94 loadout, claiming the weapon has “2 SHOT” potential and had his viewers thinking the weapon was buffed.

Warzone players are officially entering their final hours of Verdansk, with the latest Secrets of the Pacific event teasing the new Caldera map.

The recent Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 patch notes revealed a variety of changes. One of which affects the way in which loadouts will work. With that being said, you may want to drop into Verdansk and use this FaZe Swagg AN-94 loadout before it’s too late.

The AN-94 has struggled to reach the top of the Warzone meta, but FaZe Swagg decided to give it a shot. The weapon worked so well that he claims viewers in his stream were even asking whether the weapon had been buffed.

For those looking to give this “2 SHOT” Warzone AN-94 loadout a try, here are the attachments Faze Swagg was using for it.

FaZe Swagg Warzone AN-94 loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: AN-94 Factory X-438mm
  • Optic: VLK 3.0 Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Casket Mags

First off, FaZe Swagg has gone with the Monolithic Suppressor. This greatly increases the weapon’s damage range and bullet velocity, while also keeping you off the minimap with suppressed fire.

Next, we have the AN-94 Factory X-438mm barrel. Despite decreasing mobility slightly, this attachment will increase the weapon’s damage range, bullet velocity, and also help with some recoil control.

Arguably one of the most important attachments for this weapon is the 60 Round Casket Mags. This is vital for when you need to take down multiple players at a time, as it will allow you to sustain fire for a long time.

Lastly, both the Commando Foregrip and VLK 3.0x Optic help massively when it comes to staying on target. Both of these attachments will help towards overall recoil control and accuracy.

FaZe Swagg ran this class with the OTs 9 SMG. This gives the loadout a nice balance, as the AN-94 is a great medium to long-range option, while the OTs can finish people very quickly in close combat.


That’s all for FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout. For more loadouts, check out FaZe Swagg’s P-90 loadout.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / FaZe Swagg

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All Warzone Pacific game modes: Vanguard Royale, Resurgence, Rebirth, more

Here are all of the new game modes coming with Warzone Pacific’s new Caldera map, including Vanguard Royale and more.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard will bring the Caldera Pacific map to Warzone when they integrate in December, so here are all of the new game modes coming with the new battle royale experience.

Warzone’s Pacific map has officially been revealed. Caldera, said to be “built on learnings from the community,” will arrive on with Season 1 on December 8 for Vanguard owners and December 9 for everyone else.

Along with all of the new weapons and operators, Warzone Pacific has kept some fan-favorite modes and brought some exciting new ones.

Here’s every new mode coming with Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map.

Warzone Caldera Battle Royale

Vanguard’s integration brings Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons and vehicles to the Pacific, and they can all be found in the Caldera Battle Royale playlist.

This is Warzone’s standard mode, where over 150 weapons from across all three games will be available for use. It also brings all of the familiar vehicles such as ATVs, SUVs, Berthas, and Helicopters. So all the skins you’ve purchased and earned in the Battle Passes won’t go to waste.

Warzone Caldera Plunder

Regular Plunder also returns with Vanguard Season 1, but specifically on the new Caldera map.

Warzone fans love this mode for leveling up weapons and warming up for Battle Royale, and weren’t very happy when it was removed from playlists in Season 6.

But Plunder will still be there after the integration, including Warzone’s huge arsenal of weapons and vehicles.

Warzone Vanguard Royale

Taking place on Caldera, Vanguard Royale turns Warzone into an authentic WW2 experience, including only Vanguard’s weapons and dogfighting.

Vanguard’s integration brings around 40 WW2 weapons to Warzone, and devs have included the Vanguard Royale playlist to allow players to try them all out in their own mode.

It also includes Dogfighting, where players can jump in fighter planes to battle it out in the skies. The devs said that to think of it like a “Precision Airstrike where you are in the cockpit, ready to rain down fire on a squad or defend yours from an enemy pilot.” Players on the ground can also jump in AA guns to defend themselves.

Warzone Vanguard Plunder

Similar to the Vanguard Royale mode, Vanguard Plunder gives the fan-favorite mode a WW2 twist.

The mode will likely be very similar, but you’ll only be able to use Vanguard weapons and vehicles. If you’re a Warzone-only player, this will be the best mode to level up all of the new guns.

Vanguard Plunder will arrive later in Season 1.

Warzone Vanguard Resurgence

Within the first week of Warzone Pacific’s launch, fans will have access to Vanguard Resurgence.

The Resurgence tag corresponds to a game mode with unique respawn mechanics. The respawn mechanic requires at least one player on a squad to stay alive for a specific period of time in order to bring back eliminated team members.

The high respawn rate makes for a fast-paced action-packed Battle Royale experience. Trying to stay alive to bring back your teammates produces some tense moments. Players love the chaos that comes with Resurgence and they’ll get to experience a Caldera version during launch week. 

Although we don’t yet know which section of the map will be accessible in Resurgence, the Pacific version is likely to focus on a small portion of Caldera. 

Warzone Rebirth Island

Rebirth Island is here to stay! Many prefer Rebirth’s smaller, faster-paced battle royale map, and players were concerned that it would also disappear alongside Verdansk.

Rebirth will still be around, but players will bid goodbye to the map for a short period of time. During Warzone Pacific’s early access period on December 8, players will still be able to access Rebirth. However, the following day, Rebirth will disappear for an unspecific period. This coincides with Warzone Pacific’s full launch on December 9. 

We currently don’t know the exact date Rebirth is set to return, but the devs have promised that it will be making a comeback later in Season 1


And those are all of the new Warzone modes confirmed for Season 1! Expect Sledgehammer and Raven Software to continue to keep cooking up new experiences as the year goes on.

You can also check out all of the changes coming to Warzone, and every new Caldera POI.

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Warzone Pacific dev responds to concerns over Caldera loadout drop changes

One of the Warzone Pacific developers has responded to player complaints about the loadout drop changes in Caldera.

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Warzone Pacific’s new Caldera map brought some major changes to player loadout drops which have proved controversial, and now one of the developers has explained how the new system will work.

There is a ton of anticipation for Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone Pacific. The developers have made some major changes to player loadout drops ahead of the new Caldera map’s launch.

Stopping Power Rounds have been completely removed from the game as a Field Upgrade and the Dead Silence Field Upgrade is receiving a considerable nerf. Players are also unable to call in a loadout drop right away.

Now, one of the Warzone Pacific devs has explained these changes.

One of the changes is that Warzone players won’t be able to call in a loadout drop from a Buy Station prior to the loadout drop event falling across the map. This led to criticism from many players including FaZe star Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson.

Swagg described the loadout changes as “wack” before elaborating that there’s no point in leveling up guns if you can barely use them. “If it’s like the flashback event then the loadout event didn’t happen until the 3rd circle,” he stated.

This led to a response from Warzone creative designer, Ted Timmins, who is one of the developers behind the Pacific. He explained that players will be able to access loadouts at the end of the first circle.

“Operation: Flashback was just the test bed for the functionality that proved successful – but to your point, it needed to still be early enough in the gameplay loop to allow for improved strategy and planning,” Timmins explained.

The reasoning behind this decision was to encourage players to plan their strategies better during the early stages of a match. Despite this, many players in the replies were still disappointed in these new limitations.

“This was the worst part of operation flashback,” replied one user. “I hope this change gets reverted back quickly once people realize it’s not an innovation, it’s a limitation.”

We don’t know yet if the developers will revert these changes in response to player complaints. At the time of writing, it seems that the loadout drop limitations in Caldera are here to stay.


For more Warzone content, check out the full Warzone Pacific roadmap for all of the new changes that will be coming with the Caldera map.

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