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M16 Best Attachments & Class Setups Black Ops Cold War

The M16 is a burst fire tactical rifle in Black Ops Cold War. The weapon is revered for its high accuracy when aiming down sights. Players can get a one burst kill if all shots land.

As with all the tactical rifles, their biggest downfall is the ADS times and rate of fire. This doesn’t apply as much to the M16 because it fires three-round bursts. Nevertheless, we should try to maximize our fire rate and ADS times as much as we can.

This guide looks at the stats such as damage, rate of fire, and recoil/ accuracy. With this info, we give our picks for the best attachments and class setups to run on the M16.

Weapon background

The M16 has been in every Treyarch title except Black Ops 2. So Black Ops 2 is the only Black Ops game without the M16 to feature. We just discovered this while researching and found it interesting. 


  • Damage: 50
  • Rate of Fire: 909 RPM
  • Recoil: Low

M16 Cold War Best Attachments

The best attachments for the M16 in Cold War are the:

  • 16.3” Titanium Barrel
  • Serpent Wrap Handle
  • Visiontech 2x
  • Infiltrator Grip

The Titanium Barrel and Serpent Wrap give the M16 super snappy ADS times including a 25% boost to fire rate.

We highly recommend a scope on the M16. Using a scope will make sure you play the weapon in medium to long range. That’s where the weapon excels. 

Best Class Setups

Class 1 – Cold Blooded

The Cold-Blooded gunsmith setup maximizes accuracy and speed. Attach the following to the weapon:


  • Visiontech 2x
  • Infantry Compensation
  • 16.3” Titanium Barrel
  • Infiltrator Grip
  • SASR Jungle Grip

Class Setup

The remainder of the class loads up on perks. Ghost and Cold Blooded are a perfect combo for staying hidden while popping off from a distance.

  • Secondary: Hauer 77
  • Perk 1: Engineer / Tac Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin /  Gearhead
  • Perk 3: Cold Blooded / Ghost
  • Lethal: Frag
  • Tactical: Stun
  • Field Upgrade: Proximity Mine
  • Wildcard: Perk Greed

Class 2 – Big Games

The Big Games gunsmith setup is a beast set up for the bigger game modes such as Fire Team and Combined Arms.


  • Royal & Kross 4x
  • 20.5” Task Force
  • Field Agent Foregrip
  • Jungle-Style Mag
  • Field Tape

Class Setup

The remainder of the class maximizes equipment and ammo using Danger Close and Scavenger. 

  • Secondary: RPG-7
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ghost
  • Lethal: Semtex 2x
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenades 2x
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System
  • Wildcard: Danger Close

Class 3 – Maxed Out

The Maxed Out gunsmith setup maximizes weapon attachments which makes the weapon much more powerful and balanced. 


  • Hawksmoor
  • Silencer
  • 16.3” Titanium Barrel
  • SOF Target Designator
  • Field Agent Foregrip
  • SAS Mag Clamp
  • Serpent Wrap
  • Tactical Stock

Class Setup

The remainder of this class setup utilizes Tac Mask, Tracker, and Ghost. These three perks combined are great for players that love to stay around the objective and wait for incoming enemies. 

  • Secondary: Magnum
  • Perk 1: Tac Mask
  • Perk 2: Tracker
  • Perk 3: Ghost
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Flashbang
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic
  • Wildcard: Gunfighter