The M16 is MW2’s most robust AR, and this burst-firing rifle is perfect for the Open Beta. Here’s a step-by-step guide on creating the optimal loadout for the M16 in MW2 Open Beta.
The M16 is an iconic weapon that was first used by the US army in the Vietnam War. Its popularity further increased during the Cold War era. The gun has since become a staple in the FPS genre. It has been in CoD games since 2005.
The M16 is a weapon under M4’s platform, with Icarus 556 being its receiver. It has a one-burst kill potential, making it the perfect gun for long-range gunfights. However, the weapon requires a full auto secondary weapon as it restricts close-range encounters due to its burst fire mode.
How to unlock the M16 in MW2
The M16 is available from when players reach weapon level 13 of Icarus 556 LMG in CoD: MW2 for the first time, but that doesn’t ensure the attachments are unlocked. Players will have to level up their rank with the M16 to unlock some of the better attachments for the weapon.
To rank up a weapon, spend time in MW2 with it equipped. While the M16 will always gain a constant flow of XP while equipped, players can speed up the process by using it to slay enemies, take down killstreaks, and complete objectives. And they will gain even more weapon XP for the M16 if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before an MW2 match begins.
Best M16 Loadout
- Muzzle: Forge-Tac Castle Comp
- Underbarrel: VX Pineapple Vert Grip
- Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
- Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
- Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
- Receiver: M4
Best Equipment & Perks for M16 Loadout
- Tactical: Snapshot Grenade
- Lethal: Proximity Mine
- Base Perk – 1: Tracker
- Base Perk – 2: Battle Hardened
- Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
- Ultimate Perk: Hardline
A snapshot grenade and proximity mine are the best tactical and lethal for the loadout. The snapshot grenade is handy for checking areas, as it emits a scan when it’s projected. Furthermore, the proximity mine is an excellent tool for locking chokepoints.
As for the reworked perk system, the base perks 1 and 2 are tracker and battle-hardened. The tracker perk highlights the enemy’s footsteps and battle-hardened increases damage resistance to explosives in-game. On the other hand, the fast hands’ bonus perk increases the weapon switching and reload speed.
Other Alternatives to the M16 in the Current Meta
Other alternatives to the M16 are FSS Hurricane and AK-74u. However, there are other assault rifles in the game, but they are currently unavailable. So, the best alternative for this weapon can be determined when the game gets an entire release.