Best TAQ 56 loadout in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2

Warzone 2 TAQ 56 build loadout
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The best Warzone 2 TAQ 56 loadout from Modern Warfare 2 reduces recoil and turns it into a straight beam of gunfire, deadly in the right hands. Recoil has always been the big downside of the TAQ-56, but the right attachments and build can make it into something much easier to control, and a powerhouse option in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 that made it onto our list of the best Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 guns. For more on the building the best TAQ 56 loadouts and builds in Warzone 2, check out more below.

Best Warzone 2 TAQ 56 loadout in Modern Warfare 2

Your Warzone 2 TAQ 56 loadouts and attachments will cancel out the gun's issues - namely recoil and control.

  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Barrel: 17.5" Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

Warzone 2 TAQ 56 build loadout

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Let's start at the front and work our way back. The Harbinger D20 muzzle is a silencer that ups damage and velocity while also helping recoil, so that's a no-brainer. The 17.5" Tundra Pro Barrel might as well be called "the good barrel", as it boosts damage and velocity again, with a slight ADS and hip fire penalty. To help keep the TAQ-56 obedient, we then suggest the FTAC Ripper 56 underbarrel, which will stabilize the whole thing. No need for optics - the TAQ's own sights are perfectly fine - and the rest can be a little up to you, as what follows is less essential to the whole build. We went for High Velocity ammo and a 60 Round Mag to ensure a certain amount of efficient versatility - always helpful in Warzone 2 combat - but if you want some more stability, you can swap those out for an FSS Combat Grip or Tactique Brute Stock. Experiment a little to your tastes, and if you unlock weapon tuning, work on minimizing recoil even further to turn it into a true laser!

Best Warzone 2 TAQ 56 class build in Modern Warfare 2 

Try this loadout for the best Warzone 2 TAQ 56 class build: 

  • Field Upgrade: Deployable cover 
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Base Perk 1: Battle Hardened
  • Base Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Bonus Perk: Resupply
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost

This TAQ 56 class build can be flexible depending on you needs. Swapping out the  Deployable Cover for a Munitions Box is the most obvious option here. That choice all depending on if you want some protection, or more ammo.

We suggest taking the Scout Package of Perks in Warzone 2, as it grants Scavenger and Ghost while also providing Focus, which should help lay down accurate fire at longer ranges in the face of incoming bullets. We don't think you really need Overkill with the TAQ 56, so check out the best P890 loadouts in Warzone 2 for a good backup option.

Given the aggressive nature of this class build, take whatever lethal you're most comfortable with. We like the Hand Grenade, although Semtex or Drill Charge will really help you push fixed targets and control the map. You could take Stim as your tactical to help refresh that Tactical Sprint, but the Flash Grenade is proving to be essential right now.  

How to unlock the TAQ 56 in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 

Taq-56 Mw2 loadouts

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The TAQ 56 can be acquired easily by just getting to Level 19 to unlock it. You can speed that process up by hitting fast kill matches like Shoot House, or objective game modes like Domination or Hardpoint. Some Modern Warfare 2 Double XP tokens will obviously speed up the process, but just chase XP and the gun will be yours soon enough.  

Josh West
UK Managing Editor, GamesRadar+

Josh West is the UK Managing Editor of GamesRadar+. He has over 10 years experience in online and print journalism, and holds a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Feature Writing. Prior to starting his current position, Josh has served as GR+'s Features Editor and Deputy Editor of games™ magazine, and has freelanced for numerous publications including 3D Artist, Edge magazine, iCreate, Metal Hammer, Play, Retro Gamer, and SFX. Additionally, he has appeared on the BBC and ITV to provide expert comment, written for Scholastic books, edited a book for Hachette, and worked as the Assistant Producer of the Future Games Show. In his spare time, Josh likes to play bass guitar and video games. Years ago, he was in a few movies and TV shows that you've definitely seen but will never be able to spot him in.

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