Out of all of the assault rifles in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, there is one that stands out from the rest: the M16.
However, this likely isn’t in the way that the developers intended. The M16, which has previously been a powerhouse weapon, is severely lacking in firepower in MW2. While it can deal some solid damage, the rest of the rifle’s stats are abysmal, to put it lightly. That said, players will need the absolute best loadout for the M16 if they want to succeed with it in Modern Warfare 2.
For many, the M16 will be a speed bump on the way to achieving Platinum, Polyatomic, or Orion Camo in MW2. To achieve those camos, players need to complete every assault rifle, and that includes the M16 (at least until Season 1 arrives). In order to get the most out of the M16 in multiplayer, players really need to increase some key stats. This can be done with some tinkering, which leads to the best set of attachments for the M16.
Best M16 loadout in Modern Warfare 2
The key stats that players want to increase with the M16’s loadout are recoil control and mobility. While damage range is also a stat that needs some help, it’s not as lacking as the other stats.
- 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
For starters, the Forge-Tac Castle Comp muzzle, VX Pineapple Vert Grip, and Sakin ZX Grip all improve the M16’s recoil control. This will allow players to stay on target and try to hit their bursts with the M16 more effectively. Mobility is also slightly boosted with the Demo Fade Pro Stock. Finally, we have the Cronen Mini Red Dot, which gives players a clear sight that lets them hit an enemy from any range.