On October 12th, 2021, Activision, Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software caught the entire Warzone community off-guard with the release of 24 brand-new Tiers to the Season 6 Battle Pass. Since then, the M1 Garand has proven to be a popular Marksman Rifle in multiplayer thanks to its impressive damage range and levels of accuracy. With Season 1 in full swing, the rifle could well slot into the ever-changing metagame.
Alongside a range of new Calling Cards, XP Tokens, and cosmetic items, four weapon blueprints for the STG 44 and M1 Garand were added, enabling players to use the weapons from Vanguard in Warzone for the first time. In this guide, find the very best M1 Garand blueprint to use in your Warzone loadout along with the best M1 Garand loadout to use in Vanguard multiplayer.
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How To Unlock The M1 Garand in Vanguard
Like the majority of the weapon arsenal in Vanguard, the M1 Garand will be available to unlock by levelling up. Sledgehammer Games has yet to reveal the unlock level for this particular marksman rifle, so we will update the article with the latest information as soon as we find it.
Best M1 Garand Attachments in Vanguard
With Season 1 underway, we've discovered a hugely effective attachment combination that makes the M1 Garand one of the best mid-range weapons to use in multiplayer.
- Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
- Barrel: Cooper 21″ Shrouded
- Optic: G16 2.5x
- Stock: Cooper Adjustable
- Underbarrel: Heavy Foregrip
- Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Proficiency: Vital
- Kit: Fully Loaded
Best M1 Garand Loadout in Vanguard
Once the best attachments have been selected, Perk selection is hugely important when it comes to achieving success in multiplayer. With this loadout, it's extremely easy to run and gun any opposition you will encounter.
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: Forward Intel
- Perk 3: Lightweight
- Lethal: Frag Grenade
- Tactical: Stun Grenade
- Dead Silence
Best M1 Garand Blueprint In Warzone
Out of the two available blueprints, Heirloom is the better blueprint to use in a match thanks to its immense power at medium and long ranges. In comparison to the White Obsidian M1 Garand blueprint, there's not a lot separating the two but it's the low recoil of the Heirloom that makes the difference in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.
Heirloom M1 Garand Warzone Blueprint Attachments
Vanguard's weaponry contains ten attachment slots and despite the arrival of the STG and the M1 Garand, players are unable to customise them in the Gunsmith, meaning the Heirloom features a pre-determined combination of attachments for you to utilise. Here's a full list of attachments that feature on this particular M1 Garand blueprint:
- Muzzle: Mk. 2 Stabilizer
- Barrel: Cooper 25" Custom
- Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Stock: Cooper Adjustable
- Magazine: Extended Mags
- Rear Grip: Grooved Reargrip
- Perk 1: Acquisition Perk 1
This combination of attachments provides increases in accuracy, range, and control, making it very easy to tackle any opposition at longer distances. While exact information on how each attachment impacts the M1 Garand hasn't been revealed, the visual recoil is one of the only flaws. It may look like the gun kicks a lot when being fired but the actual levels of recoil are very low.
Best M1 Garand Loadout In Warzone
Once the Heirloom has been selected, choosing the right combination of Perks can also make the difference over the course of a match. Here are the best Perks to use alongside the M1 Garand:
- Perk 1: Double Time
- Perk 2: Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
Taking the slightly higher levels of mobility into account, moving around Verdansk and Rebirth Island as fast as possible is going to be a priority with the M1 Garand in hand. Double Time doubles the length of Tactical Sprint and increases movement speed while crouching, making it much faster to traverse the map and much easier to escape tricky situations. Ghost conceals your location from any enemy UAVs patrolling the skies and keeps you hidden from any Heartbeat Sensors being used to track your location.
The third and final Perk we've chosen is Amped. The ability to switch between primary and secondary weapons as fast as possible can often determine whether you're sent to the Gulag or end up outgunning the opposition, making it an integral part of this M1 Garand Warzone loadout.
How To Unlock Heirloom M1 Garand Warzone Blueprint
As the Heirloom blueprint is one of the free pieces of Vanguard-themed content in Warzone, the process of unlocking the blueprint is incredibly straightforward. Reach Tier 72 of the Battle Pass and the blueprint will be available to use.
There you have it, that's the best M1 Garand loadout to be using in Warzone. Be sure to check back regularly to find the best M1 Garand Vanguard loadout to use when it releases. In the meantime, check out the best Combat Shield loadout and how to complete Elite Operator challenges.