Unsurprisingly, the Light Machine Gun (LMG) category in Call of Duty: Vanguard is one of the most unpopular categories in the entirety of multiplayer despite a wide variety of weapons possessing plenty of power that could easily slot into the ever-changing metagame. The best LMG by some distance is the DP27, one of the most unique weapons in the entire arsenal thanks to its flying saucer-shaped magazine mounted on top of the gun. As Season 1 gets underway, this particular LMG is still a force to be reckoned with after it evaded a nerf from Sledgehammer Games.
Armed with a steady rate of fire and surprisingly low levels of recoil, the DP27 can be used to contend with assault rifles in mid-range gunfights. With that said, here are the best attachments to equip and the best loadout that will see you skyrocket to the top of the scoreboard.
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How To Unlock The DP27 in Vanguard
The DP27 is available to use from Level 12, making it one of the strongest weapons to use while working your way towards the maximum level. With a range of attachments equipped, there's every chance of dominating the early stages of the Vanguard cycle as everyone attempts to establish a meta.
The Best DP27 Attachments in Vanguard
With ten attachment slots to take advantage of, there are limitless customisation options for the strongest LMG in multiplayer but after testing a number of different combinations, we settled on this particular build thanks to its improvements to damage range.
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: Kovalevskaya 680mm BO2D
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: ZAC S2M
- Underbarrel: M1941 Handstop
- Magazine: 7.62x54MMR 105 Round Pans
- Ammo Type: Hollow Point
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Proficiency: Fleet
- Kit: Fully Loaded
With a focus on increasing the DP27's damage range, this set of attachments does just that along with improving aim-down sight speed and further reductions to recoil. The Recoil Booster and M1941 Handstop do wonders to prevent any kick from hindering accuracy levels while the Fabric Grip speeds up the ADS time to make it much easier to react to any oncoming targets that could be armed with a submachine gun or assault rifle.
Depending on your style of play, the choice of the optic is personal preference but on this occasion, we selected the trusty Slate Reflector for a crystal-clear view of any mid-range engagements that are likely to take place.
The Best DP27 Loadout To Use in Vanguard
Once you've equipped the strongest set of attachments onto the DP27, further advantages can be had by selecting a strong combination of Perks and Equipment alongside a useful Field Upgrade. Here's the best DP27 loadout to use.
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: Radar
- Perk 3: Demolition
With this loadout all about dealing maximum damage, these Perks will certainly help the cause. Ghost keeps your location hidden from any Spy Planes while moving while Radar uncovers any unsuppressed gunfire coming from the opposition. Demolition is certainly an interesting choice but with access to an additional piece of lethal equipment on spawn and a predicted path for each throw, it can be very easy to guide a grenade through a window and into an enemy-occupied building.
- Lethal: Molotov Cocktail
- Tactical: M18 Smoke Grenade
The Molotov Cocktail is heavily underutilised in Vanguard's multiplayer. While it can be used to deal lasting burning damage to any enemies that walk through the flames, it's a great deterrent to prevent players from entering a building through a particular entrance. Just like the Molotov, a well-placed Smoke Grenade provides the perfect opportunity to reposition to another location without the risk of being eliminated.
- Armor Plates
The additional damage absorption provided by the Armor Plates makes them the best Field Upgrade to use, especially when you will be encountering plenty of ARs in situations that could go either way. Having that barrier will often lead to you emerging from a gunfight with a kill in the column.
The Best DP27 Blueprint in Vanguard
Details on weapon blueprints in Vanguard have yet to be unveiled by Sledgehammer Games but there's a high chance of one DP27 blueprint standing out from the rest. Once we find the best to use, we will update the article with all the intel you need to know.