Best Vanguard MP40 Loadouts: The Best MP40 Attachments

Best Vanguard MP40 Loadouts: The Best MP40 Attachments
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


4th Nov 2021 15:36

The best Vanguard MP40 loadouts are an obvious pick for the top in the entire game. Vanguard brings back this WW2 classic, which is among the most popular weapons due to its ease of use, lack of recoil, and a solid damage rate. What makes it even better is that it is one of the starting weapons. Fancy sticking with this one till the end? You'll need the best attachments, perks, and equipment to elevate this little monster of an SMG, so we've assembled the best Vanguard MP40 loadouts that you should be trying out. 

Looking to experiment with Vanguard's SMGs? We've got the guides for you.

The MP40 is a classic Call of Duty weapon, appearing in a plethora of the franchise's World War II-themed titles. While other SMGs excel in one specific area, the MP40 is a jack of all trades. The MP40 doesn’t have the fastest fire rate or the largest magazine, but it's balanced across the board.

While the base MP40 is serviceable, players can equip this famous SMG with dozens of different attachments. In fact, there are ten different attachment slots on the MP40. With so many possibilities, it can be overwhelming for Vanguard players attempting to build the perfect MP40 class loadout. 

Save yourself the time and effort of experimenting on your own and use these best Vanguard MP40 loadouts guide to get right into the action.

Vanguard Best MP40 Loadouts: Run 'n' Gun

Best Vanguard MP40 loadouts: Run 'n' gun
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As is the case with most SMGs, the MP40 is ideal for a run ‘n’ gun playstyle. The MP40’s enhanced mobility and high rate of fire make it a monster in the hands of an aggressive player.

Vanguard players aiming to design their best Vanguard MP40 loadouts around close-quarters action should opt for the following attachments:

  • Muzzle - M1929 Silencer
  • Barrel - Krausnick 221MM 01B
  • Underbarrel - Carver Foreip
  • Optic - Slate Reflector
  • Stock - Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Proficiency - Brace
  • Kit - Quick
  • Rear Grip - Fabric Grip
  • Ammo Type - Lengthened
  • Magazine - 7.62 Gorenko 32 Round Mags

Vanguard Best MP40 Loadouts: Mid To Long Range

Best Vanguard MP40 loadouts: Mid to long range
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One of the key reasons the MP40 is so popular is that it has superior range compared to other guns in its class. When equipped with the right attachments, the MP40 can contend with assault rifles and marksman rifles at range.

Vanguard players looking to build their MP40 around longer range engagements should use these attachments:

  • Muzzle - M1929 Silencer
  • Barrel - Krausnick 317MM 04B
  • Underbarrel - Carver Foregrip
  • Optic - Slate Reflector
  • Stock - VDD 35M Wire Folding
  • Proficiency - Brace
  • Kit - Fully Loaded
  • Rear Grip - Stippled Grip
  • Ammo Type - Lengthened
  • Magazine - N/A

Vanguard Best MP40 Loadouts: Perks And Equipment 

The Vanguard perks are split up by the sort of bonuses they provide. The three categories of perks are Counter, Intel, and Bonuses. All of the perks in the Perk 1 slot counter something, whether that be a type of equipment or another perk. Perk 2 perks all grant you some added intel. Finally, Perk 3 perks provide simple bonuses that do not fit in the other two perk categories.

The MP40 is best suited for aggressive players willing to engage in close-quarters combat with the occasional flank attempt. While MP40 users can hold their own at range, it’s not what this weapon is best fit for. The following list of perks and equipment are designed around quick and silent movement as well as the ability to avoid enemy reconnaissance.

  • Perk 1: Ninja
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Lightweight
  • Secondary: Machine Pistol
  • Lethal: MK2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

You now have everything you need to build the best Vanguard MP40 loadouts. When it’s all said and done, the MP40 may be one of the best Vanguard weapons. You could also check out our guide for the best Vanguard SMGs if you fancy trying out something on par with the MP40. 

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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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