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One of the most dominant weapons of Season 1 in Call of Duty: Warzone 2 was the TAQ-V. While originally the TAQ-56 was seen as the better gun, many players eventually swapped their opinions after seeing just how powerful the TAQ-V could be in Warzone 2 with the right loadout. However, as these things go, the Season 2 weapon balancing update was not kind to the TAQ-V. The battle rifle saw a fairly significant nerf, leaving its status in the weapon meta up in the air.

The main target of the TAQ-V’s nerf was in its fully-auto mode. This is what made the TAQ-V a stronger version of the TAQ-56. The exact nerfs for the weapon in Season 2 are seen below:

  • Decreased mid-range damage
  • Increased semi-auto torso damage
  • Reduced semi auto leg damage
  • Decreased full auto head damage
  • Decreased full auto head damage
  • Reduced semi auto rate of fire

As players can see, the fully-auto nerfs are pretty drastic. While this won’t make the TAQ-V completely unusable, players might need to look into other long-range options in Season 2. For those that want to continue using the TAQ-V, we recommend equipping its best possible attachments in Warzone 2.

To see the full loadout for the TAQ-V in Warzone 2, keep reading below.

Best TAQ-V Loadout in Warzone 2 Season 2

  • Barrel: 18″ Precision-6 Barrel
  • Muzzle: Kastovia DX90
  • Optic: XRX On-Point Optic
  • Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum

This loadout is all about increasing damage range and recoil control. The first two attachments in the Kastovia DX90 and the 18″ Precision-6 Barrel accomplish those goals nicely. The Lockgrip-Precision 40 underbarrel also adds some recoil stability. The 50 Round Drum is a vital attachment that gives players all the bullets they need in a gunfight while the XRK On-Point Optic is a great long-range sight.

Best X Class Setup for Season 2

Finally, we have the best overall class setup for the TAQ-V, which includes its perks, equipment, and Field Upgrade.

Perk Package

  • Specter


  • Lethal: Drill Charge
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade

Field Upgrade

  • Dead Silence

While the TAQ-V isn’t as strong as it once was, it should still be a viable option in Season 2 of Warzone 2.