Best TAQ-56 Loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0 Season 1

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you looking for the best TAQ-56 loadout for Warzone 2.0? Then look no further, as we have the perfect loadout with the optimal setup for dominating the terrains of Al Mazrah.

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has been a massive success worldwide. The direct sequel to Warzone Caldera, Warzone 2.0 features guns, equipment, and game mechanics from MW2. There are 73 weapons in MW2, which are also present in its BR counterpart.

Among the 73 weapons, 12 of them are Assault Rifles. Warzone 2.0’s largest map in CoD history makes it a perfect playing ground for ARs. From the AR class, the TAQ-56 has managed to steal the spotlight with its unmatched damage output and versatility.

The TAQ-56, better known as SCAR-L, is the most robust AR in the game. It is unmatched for long-range engagements. The headshot multiplier and the high damage output make this weapon a killing machine in the right hands.

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How to unlock the TAQ-56 in Warzone 2.0

The TAQ-56 is available when players reach level 19 in CoD: Warzone 2 for the first time, but that doesn’t ensure everything connected to the weapon will be unlocked as well. To unlock some of the better attachments for the gun, players will have to level up their rank with the TAQ-56 as players would with any other weapon in Call of Duty games.

To rank up TAQ-56, keep playing Warzone 2.0 when it is equipped. While the TAQ-56 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 contracts. And they will gain even more weapon XP for the TAQ-56 if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a Warzone 2 match begins. 

Best TAQ-56 Loadout

  • Underbarrrel: VX Pineapple
  • Barrel: 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Optic: AIM OP-V4
  • Magazine: 60-Round Mag
  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
TAQ-56 Loadout
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Best Equipment & Perks for TAQ-56 Loadout


  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Semtex

Stim is a widely used tactical capable of providing instant heals, which can be life-saving in clutch situations. On the other hand, semtex is an excellent lethal that can serve as a breaching impact and flush out other players from cover.

Perk Package – Weapon Specialist

  • Base Perk -1: Overkill
  • Base Perk -2: Strong Arm
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor
Weapon Specialist Package
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The weapon specialist package is excellent for calm and calculated players. The base perks are Overkill and Strong Arm. Strong Arm grants players more projectile-throwing power with a preview of the trajectory, while Overkill allows them to carry two primary weapons.

Furthermore, for the bonus perk, players can use Spotter, which spots enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. Lastly, the ultimate perk is Survivor, which acts as a self-revive but in the form of a perk.

All the latest TAQ-56 Buffs and Nerfs

The TAQ-56 did not receive any buffs or nerfs, as it has been recently added to the game. The current state of the weapon is balanced, according to many players within the CoD community. If the situation arises, the gun might get more tweaks in future updates to make it more balanced.

All the ARs from Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 are different. They all excel in their fields depending on the build. Furthermore, the exact placement of the weapon in the current meta can be determined in the coming weeks as more players get their hands on the gun.

Other Alternatives to the TAQ-56 in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the TAQ-56 are Lachmann 556 (AR), Kastov-74u (AR), and M4 (AR). The Kastov-74u is one of the most powerful guns in Warzone 2’s current meta. As time progresses, more weapons will gain a stronger position in the meta.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.