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Best M16 Class for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone

The best attachments to run on the M16 in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
The best attachments to run on the M16 in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

The M16 is back and better than ever in Call of Duty, and players are scrambling to put together the right class to dominate lobbies with. Not to worry though, as we are here to provide you with the class setup you need if you want to be the top dog in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

If you were around at the start of Black Ops Cold War then you will remember a time when it was impossible to hop into a multiplayer lobby without half of the players in it using the M16. It really was that good. While it did fade into obscurity for a time, allowing for the AUG to leapfrog it in the race for the most overpowered weapon, the M16 has seemingly started on the comeback trail. Below you will find a class setup guide for the M16 in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Best M16 Class For Black Ops Cold War

Here is a quick class set-up guide for the M16 in Black Ops Cold War.

To get the most out of this weapon you are first going to want to equip the Gunfighter wildcard to your class. The attachments for the M16 in Cold War are as follows:

  • Visiontech 2X (Optic)
  • Infantry Compensator (Muzzle)
  • 16.3" Titanium (Barrel)
  • Steady Aim Laser (Body)
  • Field Agent Foregrip (Underbarrel)
  • 45 RND Speed Mag (Magazine)
  • SASR Jungle Grip (Handle)
  • Raider Pad (Stock)

The M16 is already a force to be reckoned with at medium to long-range engagements due to its fire rate. Add the Visiontech 2X Optic and you will be melting through players at just about any range. The only downside to rocking this tacitcal rifle is that it has some substantial recoil. The Infantry Compensator, Field Agent Foregrip, Jungle Grip, and Raider Pad will make it so much easier for you to gun people down in-game without having to worry about the recoil sending your shots up into the horizon.

While the M16 can be good in short-range engagements, it can be difficult to win fights especially if they are in very close-quarter areas of a map. To compensate for that your best option would be to add the Diamatti or 1911 to your class. We would recommend the Diamatti as that has proven to be the most lethal of the secondaries in Cold War in recent weeks. Perk wise we would also recommend you use Scavenger and Gung-ho in your class.

Best M16 Class for Warzone

Recently a number of top Warzone players like 100Thieves Tommey, have begun to utilize the M16 in COD's popular battle royale game. As there are fewer attachment slots you can use in this game compared to what you have available to you in Black Ops Cold War, this makes class setups for the M16 much more challenging. Below you will find our recommended class setup for the M16:

  • Agency Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • 15.9" Strike Force (Barrel)
  • Axial Arms 3.0 (Optic)
  • Bruiser Grip (Underbarrel)
  • Salvo 60 RND Fast Mag (Ammunition)

As you can see we have gone for Tommey's recommended M16 loadout as that has effectively become the standard of late for this gun. The Axial Arms is a must-use sight in relation to the Cold War assault and tactical rifles as it will allow you to dominate long-range engagements. The Bruiser Grip and Salvo 60 RND Fast Mag will dial up your movement and reload speed, meaning you are less likely to get caught in awkward situations. To cover all of your bases you will want to add either an MP5 or Mac-10 to your loadout so that you can dominate in close-range scenarios.

And there you have it. Our quick and comprehensive guide on the best class setups for the M16 in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.