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Best Vanguard Assault Rifles: Loadouts And Guns Ranked

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Written by 

Aaron Bayne

Posted 

12th Nov 2021 11:15

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The best Vanguard assault rifles are solid and reliable choices in the Call of Duty meta. Vanguard sees the reintroduction of some old classics, thanks to its WW2 setting, with what feels like one of the most dynamic arsenals in recent memory. Yet with seven to choose from, we have our definitive list of the best Vanguard assault rifles, including the loadouts you should be trying out. 

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Best Vanguard Assault Rifles: STG44

The STG44 might be a surprise addition to the best Vanguard assault rifle lineup, considering it is a starting weapon, but there isn't a better allrounder out there. With a steady fire rate and great stopping power, the STG44 can manage a great range of close and long-range fights, but excels in the mid-range. As such we recommend these attachments for a mid-range build.

A STG44 loadout with text of attachments.

  • Muzzle - MX Silencer
  • Barrel - VDD 320mm 02B
  • Underbarrel - Carver Foregrip
  • Optic - Slate Reflector
  • Stock - Krausnick S11S Folding
  • Proficiency - Nerves of Steel
  • Kit - Surplus
  • Rear Grip - Stippled Grip
  • Ammo Type - Lengthened
  • Magazine - N/A

If you want another option for your STG44, check out our best Vanguard STG44 loadouts.

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Best Vanguard Assault Rifles: Automaton

The Automaton easily makes it among the best Vanguard assault rifles for its pin-point accuracy and minimal recoil. This speedy assault rifle may struggle with its bare-bones build, but once you start to unlock its various attachments, you have a serious shredding machine on your hands. For dead shot accuracy here's our favourite attachments to go with the Automaton. 

An Automaton loadout with text of attachments.

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Anastasia Sniper
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Empress Broadsword
  • Underbarrel: M3 Ready Grip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
  • Kit: On-Hand
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

Check out our best Vanguard Automaton loadouts for more info on this beamer of an assault rifle. 

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Best Vanguard Assault Rifles: Volkssturmgewehr

If an assault rifle and an SMG had a child, it would grow up to be the Volkssurmgewehr, which is our next pick for the best Vanguard assault rifles. With a high-fire rate and low recoil, the Volkssturmgewehr, or Volk, works as a speedier version of the MP40. What's even better is that it also works incredibly well as a mid-to-long-range weapon with the following loadout. 

A Volk loadout with text of attachments.

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer 
  • Barrel: Krausnick 428mm 05V
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop 
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Krausnick S12V PS 
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Steady
  • Kit: Full Loaded
  • Magazine: .30 Russian 
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened

Looking for something more run 'n' gun? We've got a more in-depth best Vanguard Volk loadouts guide. 

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Best Vanguard Assault Rifles: NZ-41 

Returning from WW2, the NZ-41 reappears in the best Vanguard assault rifles list. This one certainly requires a steady hand as it features a slower fire rate with one of the more powerful shots among the assault rifle line-up. Besting the Volk in the long-range department, these attachments take this sharpshooting AR to the next level . 

A NZ-41 loadout with text of attachments.

  • Muzzle: F8 Compensator
  • Barrel: Orbweaver 360mm BC
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Orbweaver E Pack
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Brace
  • Kit: Fully Loaded
  • Magazine: N/A
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened

If you aren't the best at long-range confrontation, we've got something a little closer to home in our best Vanguard NZ-41 loadouts guide.

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That's it for our picks of the best Vanguard assault rifles. Be sure to check out our Vanguard best guns list, to see which of these picks made the cut to stand atop Vanguard's entire roster of weapons. 

 

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Call Of Duty: Vanguard Sandstorm Glitch Is Making Enemies Invisible

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Tarran Stockton

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26th Nov 2021 14:32

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