Best FS Fighting Knife Loadout, Blueprint & Attachments for Call of Duty Vanguard

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For those that prefer to use a weapon that's more unorthodox compared to the usual range of assault rifles and submachine guns that dominate the metagame in Call of Duty: Vanguard, the FS Fighting Knife could well be the weapon for you! This particular secondary weapon is perfect for dealing a one-hit kill to any opponents in close proximity. With Season 1 underway, the Fighting Knife is still going to be a popular melee weapon unless Sledgehammer Games decides to nerf its fast movement speed.

Alongside the high damage output, mobility levels with the knife in hand are extremely high, meaning it's very easy to sprint around the map, slash an opponent, and escape before another opponent has had time to react. In this guide, find the best FS Fighting Knife loadout to use in multiplayer.

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How To Unlock The FS Fighting Knife

Like every other weapon that's included in Vanguard's extensive arsenal, the FS Fighting Knife can be unlocked by simply playing the game and working your way through the levels. If Sledgehammer Games hasn't changed the unlock level from the beta, the knife will unlock at Level 22.

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The Best FS Fighting Knife Loadout in Vanguard

As the knife doesn't feature any attachment slots, focusing on the rest of the loadout is essential in order to make an impact during a match. Everything from the best Perks, to the deadliest Equipment combination, and the best Field Upgrade to use is hugely important.

Primary Weapon

  • Sten

The Sten submachine gun is lethal in close-quarters combat and considering you'll be spending a lot of time in close proximity to the opposition, it's best to have a gun capable of doing the job. Find the best Sten attachments to use in our loadout guide!


  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Double Time

Once again, this set of Perks makes an appearance and it's no surprise considering the number of advantages they bring to the table. Ghost keeps your location hidden from enemy Spy Planes while moving while Radar reveals any unsuppressed gunfire on the minimap, enabling you to decide which is the best target for the FS Fighting Knife.

For an even further increase in mobility, Double Time is a no-brainer. With even more Tactical Sprint at your disposal, it's very tricky for any opponent to keep pace, meaning you can outmanoeuvre the vast majority of players and eliminate them with ease.


  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Stim

For even more knife skills, we've gone with the Throwing Knife which is incredibly strong when there's no time to react with the Fighting Knife. Considering most opposition will be armed with some kind of gun, Stim is another necessary piece of the puzzle, allowing you to instantly regenerate health and continue the slashing spree.

Field Upgrade

  • Armor Plates

For increased resistance to bullets, Armor Plates are incredibly powerful thanks to the additional protection they provide. Once equipped, feel free to charge straight into the action and slash anyone trying to stop your progress.

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The Best FS Fighting Knife Blueprint in Vanguard

Just like in previous titles, the FS Fighting Knife is highly likely to receive a wide variety of blueprints complete with unique designs for players to obtain through bundles and the Battle Pass. Once we find the best one, we will update the guide with all the latest intel.


There you have it, that's the best FS Fighting Knife loadout to use in Vanguard multiplayer! For more guides, find out the best audio settings to use alongside the best Combat Shield loadout.