Melee weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard provide a viable alternative to some of the other secondary weapons available in the arsenal. While the choice of pistols can be tempting, utilising a melee weapon in close-quarters situations can often lead to more kills being scored due to their silent nature.
With Season 2 underway, it's highly likely that there will be a variety of melee weapons that all pack a silent, but deadly punch if any opponent attempts to get too close but until then, we only know of one weapon that will be appearing in this category. Find the definitive tier list for Vanguard's melee weapons below!
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Call of Duty Vanguard Melee Weapon Tier List
Before we show you what the best melee weapon in Vanguard is, it's worth pointing out that we only know of one weapon that is guaranteed to appear when the full game launches. When the game releases, we will add the other options to the list to see how they stack up against the FS Fighting Knife.
This may look like an unassuming knife that would look more suited to a kitchen but in the right scenarios, a single swipe from the FS Fighting Knife can halt the most skilled players in their tracks. The high mobility levels also enable players to sprint around the map as fast as possible, which can be ideal when attempting to reach a specific location before an enemy.
The Combat Shield in Vanguard heavily resembles the Riot Shield from previous titles. It's certainly handy to block any incoming gunfire but unless you're behind an unsuspecting opponent, it's very difficult to score any kind of elimination with. It's fun to use on the smaller maps but on the bigger ones, you're better off with the FS Fighting Knife in hand.