Despite its small size, the X16 pistol is undoubtedly one of the most powerful pistols to choose from in Season 5 of Modern Warfare. Billed as a reliable backup vehicle, the pistol excels in melee situations thanks to its semi-automatic firing mechanism and is easy to handle even in the toughest of situations. Although dominant at close range, it lags far behind some of its counterparts.
X16 is a semi-automatic pistol. It is based on Glock. A pistol used by military organizations around the world.
- Head: 72-48
- Upper Chest: 42-28
- Lower Chest: 36-24
- Legs: 33-22
Based on the above statistics. Generally speaking, it takes about 3-4 shots to kill with the X16.
- Rate of Fire: 280 RPM
- Time to Kill: Slow
Furthermore, its recoil can be unpredictable, making it difficult to land a shot. It also has a fairly low magazine size. These characteristics coupled with a relatively low kill time make it a medium-sized pistol.
- Vanguard Elite (Barrel)
- Match Grade Trigger (Trigger Action)
- 26 Round Mags (Ammunition)
- Granulated Grip Tape (Rear Grip)
- FMJ (Perk)
The combination of these attachments further increases the rate of fire, making it extremely effective in close-range combat.
FMJ is ideal for taking down any foe lurking behind a car or a thin shell. Take them down despite the FMJ providing some extra firepower.
With 26 rounds in the magazine, the rate of fire can be maintained for long periods of time, perfect for engaging with targets at longer ranges where pistols need a bit of skill to kill.
For the first perk, get Quick Fix equipped. Scoring points for killing, capturing, and holding on targets speeds up healing, ideal when you’re engaged in all the action.
The Ghost should be your second privilege. Leaving you undetected by any opposing UAVs, Ghost is a great way to navigate the map without noticing any unwanted attention from the opposing team.
For the third and final privilege, we choose Battle Hardened thanks to the ability to reduce the impact of the opponent’s flash, stun, and EMP effects. This allows you to keep a clear view of the action going on around you.
X16 Top Tips
Close Quarters Domination
Make full use of the fast fire rate to give your advantage in melee situations. Combined with some precise targets, the X16 is more than capable of taking down submachine shooters at close range, making this pistol a perfect opponent for aggressive players.
Don’t Stop Shooting
It’s easy to stop firing at an opponent when they have dodged you or are hiding behind a cover. Thanks to the FMJ, keep raining down on their location as the bullets will be able to penetrate the thin layer preventing you from getting hit by the killer blow.
Pistol as a Primary?!?
This may sound crazy but when played vigorously, the X16 pistol is a viable alternative to some of the primary weapons on offer. The combination of rate of fire, high amount of damage, and lethal ability at close range mean this pistol can easily compete with secondary machine guns like the MP5 and MP7.