Best Armaguerra 43 Vanguard Loadout

The Season 2 Reloaded update for Vanguard brings a brand-new submachine gun (SMG) into the ever-expanding arsenal of weaponry. The Armaguerra 43 features a fast rate of fire alongside impressive levels of mobility that require minimal adjustment for close-quarters combat.

While the rate of fire is capable of shredding through opponents with ease, the high levels of recoil makes the Armaguerra 43 difficult to control at longer distances. Thankfully, the Gunsmith provides a variety of attachments to tame the recoil and improve the SMG's performance in mid-range situations.

Choosing the right set of attachments is a tricky task but we can draw on experiences with other SMGs to find the strongest combination for the Armaguerra 43. In this guide, find the best Armaguerra 43 Vanguard loadout and the best Armaguerra 43 attachments to equip in this guide.

Best Armaguerra 43 Vanguard Loadout
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What Is The Best Armaguerra 43 Vanguard Loadout?

With the Armaguerra 43 now available for everyone in Vanguard, we've found a strong selection of attachments that enable you to make a huge impact in close-range engagements. Check out the full attachment list below.

Strife Compensator
MK. 8 Reflector
Imerito SA Folding
M1941 Hand Stop
9mm 60 Round Mags
Ammo Type
Rear Grip
Polymer Grip

How to Unlock Armaguerra 43

Unlike other guns in multiplayer, there's no need to reach a specific level or Battle Pass tier to obtain the Armaguerra 43. To unlock, simply score 10 hipfire kills in a single match 15 times. We recommend dropping into some Shipment or Das Haus matches to complete the challenge as quickly as possible.

If you want to get your hands on the Armaguerra 43 instantly, purchase the bundle that contains the Black Plated weapon blueprint.

Best Armaguerra 43 Vanguard Attachments

Having spent some time getting to grips with the Armaguerra 43, we've found a solid set of attachments that tame the recoil along with its firepower.

  • Muzzle: Strife Compensator
  • Barrel: N/A
  • Optic: MK. 8 Reflector
  • Stock: Imerito SA Folding
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 9mm 60 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: Quick

This build does wonders when it comes to recoil control. The Strife Compensator and M1941 Hand Stop all play a vital role in allowing you to control the Armaguerra 43 at longer distances. Due to the incredible rate of fire, the 60-round magazine is essential in order to score multiple kills without reloading.

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Best Armaguerra 43 Vanguard Perks and Equipment

Once you've equipped the best attachments onto the Armaguerra 43, making sure you've also selected a strong Perk and Equipment combination is key in order to make the biggest impact during a match. Check out the best Perks and Equipment to use alongside the SMG below.


  • Fortified (Perk 1)
  • Piercing Vision (Perk 2)
  • Double Time (Perk 3)

This particular combination of Perks is arguably the most versatile. Fortified reduces explosive damage by 15% while Piercing Vision allows you to see opponents through walls once they've been hit with enough bullets.

The third and final Perk is Double Time. Make the most of the Armaguerra 43's impressive mobility by doubling the length of Tactical Sprint, allowing you to navigate the map as fast as possible.


  • MK2 Frag Grenade (Lethal)
  • No 69 Stun Grenade (Tactical)

The trusty combination of Frag and Stun grenade has withstood the test of time, evading any kind of nerf Sledgehammer Games applies to Vanguard. Cook the Frag to perfection to score some additional kills and utilise the Stun to slow any fast-moving opposition.

Is The Armaguerra 43 Good in Vanguard?

Based on its description, the Armaguerra 43 has all the makings of an SMG capable of dominating the close-range meta in Vanguard multiplayer. Its fast rate of fire combined with high mobility is going to cause slower players plenty of problems during a match.

Once you've mastered the recoil, I would recommend giving the Armaguerra 43 a try when it arrives as part of Season 2 Reloaded.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Call of Duty: Vanguard and Guides page.