The best TAQ-56 loadout in Modern Warfare 2
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In terms of sheer power, there are perhaps no weapons currently in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that can match the TAQ-56 assault rifle. The TAQ-56, otherwise known as the Scar-L, was present in the MW2 beta and players immediately noticed just how strong it was. That strength has carried over to the full build of the game, with the TAQ-56 currently one of the meta weapons in multiplayer. While the TAQ-56 is strong on its own, it’s only made better by its best loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

As of right now, professional players have been using the TAQ-56 in their scrimmages and tournaments. The assault rifle is seen as one of the best long-range options in the game, as it has little recoil and an extremely high damage range. However, the gun can be slightly inconsistent, which is why the recommended loadout for the TAQ-56 exists.

To see the full loadout for the TAQ-56 in Modern Warfare 2, keep reading below.

Best TAQ-56 loadout in Modern Warfare 2

Since the TAQ-56 is seen as a long-range weapon, recoil control is the primary stat that’s being increased with this specific loadout. There are also smaller buffs to mobility and stability, which can be helpful in both close and long-range encounters.

  • Muzzle: Komodo Heavy
  • Barrel: 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Stock: TV Cardinal Stock
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip

In this loadout, we have opted to not equip an optic. We feel that the iron sights of the TAQ-56 are more than sufficient for players at any range. However, if players truly want a sight on their weapon, they should go with the tried and true Cronen Mini Red Dot. The rest of the loadout focuses on recoil control and damage range while also seeing a slight boost to mobility.

As a final note, you can use the TAQ-56 in the new Modern Warfare 3 and use this same loadout to great effect. However, you will need to change most of the rest of the class, as the perks have been entirely changed in the new multiplayer title. You can still use the same lethal or tactical as well as a similar secondary weapon. Of course, I suggest using some of the new content first so you can experience some of the fresh items in MW3.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 7+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.