Best Vanguard M1928 Loadouts: The Best M1928 Attachments

Best Vanguard M1928 Loadouts: The Best M1928 Attachments
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


5th Nov 2021 14:41

The best Vanguard M1928 loadouts are all about taking this classic submachine gun and building upon its deadliness. Vanguard is made up of many recognisable WW2 weapons, but the M1928 is the most recognisable of the lot. However, it isn't just recognisable, it's also a complete machine in Vanguard's smaller multiplayer matches. To take this one to the next level you'll need the best attachments, perks, and equipment to craft the best Vanguard M1928 loadouts, so we're going to show you just how to do that. 

Prefer a different submachine gun? Check out the guides below for our other SMG loadout guides:

The M1928 also known as the Thompson or the Tommy Gun, is an American SMG famous for its high fire rate and large magazine. The M1928 has appeared in every Call of Duty title based in the World War II era.

Call of Duty Vanguard’s gunsmith offers more customization than ever. Players can equip their Vanguard M1928 loadouts with endless combinations of attachments from within ten different categories of attachments.

Creating the best Vanguard M1928 loadout requires careful planning and consideration. You will want to design an M1928 setup of ten attachments that all synergize and build off of one another.

So, use this guide to get the most out of your best Vanguard M1928 loadouts, including the best class setup and attachments.

Vanguard Best M1928 Loadouts: Run 'N' Gun

Best M1928 Vanguard Loadouts
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This best Vanguard M1928 loadout comes from the Call of Duty king Seth "Scump" Abner himself. Scump's goal with this setup is to boost the M1928's movement speed and hip-fire accuracy, two traits crucial for a run 'n' gun setup. While this M1928 loadout will worsen the gun's accuracy and aiming stability, the penalties are minor and the trade-offs are worth it.

Vanguard players looking to model their M1928 loadout off of Scump’s should equip the following attachments:

  • Muzzle - M1929 Silencer
  • Barrel - CGC 14.5” Shrouded
  • Optic - Slate Reflector
  • Stock - CGC Wire Grip
  • Underbarrel - M1930 Madson
  • Magazine - None
  • Ammo Type -Subsonic
  • Rear Grip - Leather Grip
  • Proficiency - Frenzy
  • Kit - Quick

Vanguard Best M1928 Loadouts: Mid To Long Range

Vanguard M1928 Loadout Guide
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While the base M1928 is poor at anything outside of close-range, it's possible to enhance the fast-firing SMG and turn it into a serviceable mid to long-range weapon. Combining the right attachments will increase the M1928's accuracy, range, and reduce its recoil. All together, these ten attachments will allow M1928 users to hold their own at extended ranges.

  • Muzzle -F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel - CGC 12” Cooling
  • Optic - Slate Reflector
  • Stock - CGC S Adjustable
  • Underbarrel - Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine - .45 ACP 100 Round
  • Ammo Type - Lengthened
  • Rear Grip -Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency -Disable
  • Kit -Quick

Vanguard Best M1928 Loadouts: Perks And Equipment 

Best Vanguard M1928 loadouts perks attachmnets
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The M1928 thrives in the hands of an aggressive player willing to get right up into the action. Because of this, the best Vanguard M1928 loadouts will include Call of Duty Vanguard perks and equipment that are tailored to a fast-paced playstyle. For example, Lightweight will increase overall movement speed while Ninja and Dead Silence will allow M1928 users to pull off silent flanks and avoid enemy UAVs.

  • Perk 1 - Ninja
  • Perk 2 - Radar
  • Perk 3 - Lightweight
  • Secondary - Machine Pistol
  • Lethal - Gammon Bomb
  • Tactical - Stim
  • Field Upgrade - Dead Silence

You now have everything you need to create the best Vanguard M1928 loadout. At full strength, the M1928 can go toe to toe with the best Call of Duty Vanguard weapons, as well as rating among the best Vanguard SMGs.

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Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.

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