The best TAQ-56 loadout and class setup in Modern Warfare 2

Simply one of the best.
Screengrab via Activision

Arguably, the best part of Call of Duty returning to the modern era in Modern Warfare 2 and beyond in Modern Warfare 3 is its sprawling roster of modern, real-world weaponry.

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One of the state-of-the-art guns, albeit with a very different name—likely due to copyright issues—is the TAQ-56. The assault rifle in the Tactique Verte weapon platform in MW2 is based on the FN SCAR-L, a favorite AR from previous CoD titles.

“With a high fire rate and combat flexibility, the TAQ-56 is a full-auto rifle chambered in 5.56x45mm,” the gun’s in-game description reads. Statistics-wise, the TAQ features a lower fire rate, accuracy, recoil control, mobility, and handling than the M4, so it feels different in every way. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the worse option.

In fact, many players think that the TAQ-56 is as good if not better than the base M4, which is just fine since the M4 is banned from Ranked Play and competitive play. Your results may vary, but it definitely feels like it hits harder than the M4, and the iron sights might be way better, too. It could come down to personal preference.

Keeping that in mind, here’s the best loadout for the TAQ-56 in MW2.

Best TAQ 56 loadout in MW2

A screenshot of the best TAQ-56 loadout in MW2.
This is the go-to for CoD’s best. Screenshot by Dot Esports
  • Muzzle: Komodo Heavy
    • Weight: -0.10 oz
    • Length: +0.10 in
  • Barrel: 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
    • Weight: +0.50 lb
    • Length: +0.40 in
  • Stock: TV Cardinal Stock
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Tiger Grip
    • Weight: +0.80 oz
    • Length: +0.40 in
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
    • Weight: +0.70 g
    • Load: 0.00 gr

Best class for TAQ-56 in MW2

Secondary: Preferred pistol
Tactical: Stun Grenade
Lethal: Semtex
Perk Package: Battle Hardened and Double Time, Fast Hands, Ghost
Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

Whether it’s in ranked play or the Shipment 24/7 playlist, this TAQ-56 loadout will serve you well across all of MW2’s multiplayer options as one of the favorites in the game.

This set of attachments will offer some big buffs to the TAQ-56, putting it on par or even better than the M4, according to some players. Its accuracy will feel like a huge boon, along with its damage, range, and recoil control, so you should be able to stay in lockstep with other assault rifle players when jumping into multiplayer matches.

This exact loadout is what Call of Duty League pros used in their CDL matches with thousands of dollars on the line. So, if it’s good enough for them, it’s definitely strong enough for you to use in your public matches online.

You’ll feel some penalties for the gun’s handling, but the TAQ-56 is not built for running and gunning like a Lachmann Sub or Vaznev-9K. This gun is for AR players who want to hold down a position and gun down enemies at mid-range or further.

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