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Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded introduced some noticeable changes and one of the main beneficiaries of those changes is the M16. Developer Raven Software decided to give the Black Ops Cold War tactical rifle a buff at the tail end of Season 5. The developer reduced its weapon kick to start but also buffed some of its key attachments, which alters its recommended loadout.

The M16 has always been a strong weapon in Warzone but now, with its new loadout, fans are turning to it as a meta gun. This has merit as well, with the M16 being arguably the top tactical rifle in Season 5. However, the recently buffed DMR 14 and AUG also have a say in that matter. Regardless of its standing, the M16 has a new loadout in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded and fans should try it out.

Best M16 loadout in Warzone

The exact buff for the M16 in Season 5 Reloaded is a reduction in weapon kick. This makes the M16 easier to control through its bursts. However, Raven also buffed two of its barrel attachments, the Titanium and Rapid Fire barrels. They each received a 1% increase to fire rate, which is important for a three-round burst rifle.

One of these attachments comes into play with this M16 loadout.

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

While the Titanium features a faster fire rate than the Rapid Fire by 2%, it also comes with more negatives than the Rapid Fire. These negatives weigh the M16 down, so the Rapid Fire barrel is in place to give players a balanced attachment that still increases fire rate.

The rest of the loadout is standard for a rifle in Warzone. The attachments reduce recoil, add damage range and increase the magazine size. This M16 loadout should now be able to compete with any weapon in Warzone Season 5.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.
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