The first weapon that everybody uses in MW2 is the M4. It’s very easy to get used to that assault rifle. After all, the M4 is pretty decent at everything.

However, depending on your playstyle or map, you might want to consider a weapon with some specialized strengths.

The Taq-56 feels very similar to the M4 in many ways, but it certainly has more strengths at close range.

If you want to know how to make the most out of the Taq-56, perhaps you’re looking for a zero recoil Taq-56 class, stick around to check the best Taq-56 loadout in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

Best Taq-56 Class Setup in Call of Duty MW2

  • Barrel: 14.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: None
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip
  • Ammunition: None
  • Magazine: None
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
  • Receiver: Taq-56
  • Muzzle: VLK Koloss Flash Hider

As mentioned above, the M4 is most people’s go-to rifle. That said, it doesn’t mean that the other assault rifles don’t have their own strength.

The Taq-56 can be a bit more efficient at medium to close distances. With the right attachments, although it won’t ever be jack-of-all-trades like the M4, it can be the best rifle to maps with tighter spaces and narrow corridors.

However, this loadout is more about turning the Taq-56 into a more reliable weapon. In order to achieve that, you will lose a bit of movement speed in exchange for accuracy and a lot more damage.

Make sure you won’t use the Taq-56 on large maps with large open areas, though. You probably should use a rifle that performs better at a distance when that’s the case.

Barrel: 14.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel

TAQ 56 loadout 1

The 14.5” Tundra Pro Barrel is longer and more accurate, helping your shots be more precise. You get a lot from this barrel.

It slightly decreases your Aim Down Sight speed and Hip Recoil Control in exchange for Damage Range, Hip Fire Accuracy, and Bullet Velocity.

This is not the most important thing about this class setup, but it helps keep the Taq-56 balanced so you can use it at a greater distance when you need to.

That said, although it is still a build on making this gun more damaging and practical, it is not the best for long-distance trades.

So, if you want to unlock platinum camo for the Taq-56, you might have to use a different loadout. That said, this one is more than good enough to help you unlock gold camo.

Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV

This Laser is a no-brainer. It increases your handler for no cost.

I’m not sure why this is the case, but adding the Schlager PEQ box IV to your Assault Rifle increases its Aim Down Sight Speed. There is no con to it, which is why I can’t recommend this enough.

Some other crucial attachments will decrease your ADS, so using this laser piece is a great way to compensate for that.

Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip

You just added some extra ADS to your Taq-56, so it’s time to take it away. Don’t worry; It’s for a good cause.

With the Edge-47 Grip, you lose a bit of Aim Down Sight Speed in exchange for Aiming Idle Stability and Recoil Stabilization. This will make your Assault Rifle more reliable overall.

This attachment helps the Taq-56 to remain stable when you are firing, which helps you to keep your crossheads on the target at any distance.

Although this is not necessarily the intent, it does help you hit your targets from far away, even though we’re not optimizing the rifle to do that.

Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip

Finally, we are going to make the Taq-56 slightly better when you are running and gunning.

Once again, the idea here is to make this Assault Rifle more reliable in different situations while increasing its damage.

With the attachments mentioned, you will have a gun that makes you slightly slower but has good range, stability, and damage.

Note that the Taq-56 isn’t the best Assault Rifle in MW2 in most situations. Still, it can do a good enough job to be more than usable for most.

Make sure to try both rifles during a match to see which performs better in your hands.

Taq-56 Zero Recoil Setup

Alternativ Taq 56 build
  • Barrel: None
  • Laser: SZ 1M Peq
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: Tactique Brute Stock
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip
  • Ammunition: None
  • Magazine: None
  • Rear Grip: FSS Combat Grip
  • Receiver: Taq-56
  • Muzzle: Corvus Slash Gen. 2

This alternative loadout is meant to help you grind the Taq-56 while you level it up to have all the other attachments available.

If you get your Taq-56 to level 10, you should be able to use all the attachments recommended here.

This class loadout is not bad by any means, but it does have a different purpose. Not only it helps you grind early, but it also significantly reduces the recoil of this weapon.

The SZ1M will grant you aim stability without any cons. Since some of the other attachments tax the Taq-56 on stability, this attachment will be used to compensate.

The Tactique Brute Stock, once against, costs you some Aim Down Sight Speed. However, it gives you even more Aiming Stability and Recoil Control.

All that, combined with the FSS Combat Grip and the Corvus Slash Gen. 2, makes for an incredibly stable weapon.

All that said, the Taq-56 will not feel that fast once you equip all the mentioned attachments, but you will hit your target more often when you hold the trigger.