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Best M16A4 loadout for XDefiant — the classic shines!

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The M16A4 is an ideal weapon for almost all the situations in XDefiant which is why fans have been looking for the best loadout to further improve its performance.

However, with so many attachments to choose from, finding the best ones can be a bit tricky, especially for beginners. So without any further ado, here’s a look at the best M16A4 loadout you can use XDefiant.

The weapon boasts a tremendous damage range followed by an impressive fire rate, accuracy and recoil control. 

Best M16A4 loadout attachments for XDefiant

Screenshot by Tarun Sayal/ONE Esports

Here is our recommendation for the ultimate attachments to create the best M16A4 loadout:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Booster
  • Barrel: Chrome Lined
  • Front Rail: Superlight
  • Optic: Reflex Sight
  • Stock: Padded

For the muzzle, the Muzzle Booster is a massive win, improving the fire rate so you can get those follow-up bursts downrange faster, increasing your chances of getting the kill. The cons are irrelevant because we will offset them with other attachments.

Feature image for ONE Esports' 'XDefiant best settings' guide
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For the next attachment, we suggest equipping the Stabilizing Barrel if you have just unlocked this assault rifle. It bumps up both horizontal and vertical recoil control.

The most important thing about XDefiant is making sure you can get those chest and headshots to achieve the fastest TTK, and this will be a lot easier to do with the Stabilizing Barrel equipped.

When it comes to the barrel slot, the Chrome Lined is fantastic for improving short to medium-range damage. Since we already have long-range locked-in, we should be focusing on improving the weapon at close to medium ranges for a well-rounded assault rifle.

Feature image for ONE Esports' 'XDefiant best loadouts' guide
Credit: Ubisoft, ONE Esports

Next, we will add a front rail, and the Super Light is a great choice for improving ADS speed and providing increased movement speed as a bonus.

With a burst weapon, getting your first burst on target is imperative for a better chance at getting the kill, and this attachment helps achieve that.

Finally, we highly suggest equipping the Padded Stock as it significantly improves the weapon’s accuracy. Moreover, it not only improves the recoil recovery by 15% but also enhances the ADS stability and flinch control by 10% and 55% respectively.

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