Best TAQ-M Marksman Rifle Loadout In MW2: Class Setup, Attachments, And Perks

Best TAQ-M Marksman Rifle Loadout In MW2: Class Setup, Attachments, And Perks
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Coleman Hamstead

Posted 

8th Nov 2022 10:24

The best TAQ-M Marksman Rifle loadout in Modern Warfare 2 will shock you with how efficiently it can obliterate opponents. This underrated Modern Warfare 2 semi-auto rifle can kill in a single shot if you target the head. But to get the most out of this weapon, you'll want to use the best TAQ-M Marksman Rifle loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

Best MW2 TAQ-M Marksman Rifle Loadout: Attachments

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  • Laser - FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Stock - TV Ballast Stock
  • Underbarrel - VX Pineapple
  • Rear Grip - Demo Cleanshot Grip
  • Magazine - 15 Round Mag

The MW2 TAQ-M is a hard-hitting rifle with impressive Accuracy, Range, and Recoil Control, to boot. In fact, the TAQ-M Marksman Rifle takes opponents out in two shots to the torso, and if you hit the head, all you'll need is a single shot!

Where the TAQ-M lacks is in Mobility and Handling, so naturally, the best TAQ-M Marksman Rifle loadout in MW2 focuses on improving these two critical stats. To do that, we recommend equipping your TAQ-M with the FSS OLE-V Laser, TV Ballast Stock, and Demo Cleanshot Grip. Together, these three attachments offer considerable boosts to Sprint Speed, Aim Walking Speed, Aim Down Sight Speed, and Sprint to Fire Speed. These attachments do inflict minor penalties to Aiming Stability and Recoil Control, but you'll get it right back with the VX Pineapple Underbarrel, plus even more bonuses like Hip Fire Accuracy and Control.

For the final attachment, you must tack on a 15 Round Mag, as the default Magazine of 10 Rounds just won't cut it in most situations.

All in all, this setup brings the MW2 TAQ-M Marksman Rifle's Mobility and Handling to new heights while maintaining the raw Damage, Accuracy, Range, and Recoil Control that allow it to eliminate enemies quickly and with precision.

Best MW2 TAQ-M Marksman Rifle Loadout: Perks And Equipment

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  • Secondary - Kastov-74u
  • Tactical - Flash Grenade
  • Lethal - Semtex
  • Base Perks - Double Time and Overkill
  • Bonus Perk - Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk - Overclock
  • Field Upgrade - Trophy System

As a semi-automatic rifle with a mere 15 Round Mag, the TAQ-M Marksman Rifle is formidable, but it's advantageous to pair it with a solid Secondary for close-up encounters or when ammo runs low. With Overkill, you can include the best MW2 Kastov-74u loadout in your Class setup. Don't forget to use Fast Hands as your Bonus Perk for speedier weapon swapping!

As for the other Base Perk, Double Time is hard to pass up, but the downside is that you miss out on the anti-Equipment benefits of Bomb Squad and Battle Hardened. To alleviate this, we suggest using Trophy Systems and Overclock. That way, you always have a Trophy System to protect you.

Equipment choice is entirely up to preference, but Flash Grenades and Semtex are always top-tier selections.

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