Best Nikita AVT Vanguard Loadout

Since launching in November, the Assault Rifle (AR) metagame in Vanguard has remained stable with the Automaton proving the most popular. With Season 3 on the horizon, things could change as Sledgehammer Games prepares to introduce a new set of guns and weapons into the arsenal.

One of two new guns appearing when the new season launches on April 27 is the Nikita AVT, a rifle armed with the fastest rate of fire in the entire category. However, a fast rate of fire comes with tricky levels of recoil to master.

With a number of attachments capable of taming the recoil, there are numerous combinations to suit all styles of play and to improve the performance of the Nikita AVT. With that said, find the best Nikita AVT Vanguard loadout along with the best attachments to use in our definitive guide containing everything there is to know about the rifle.

What Is The Best Nikita AVT Vanguard Loadout?

Having spent some time testing a range of different attachment combinations, this particular build improves the Nikita AVT's firepower in addition to its ammo capacity. Check out the full list of attachments below.

F8 Stabilizer
Kovalevskaya 546mm Sniper
Slate Reflector
Empress AVT RS
SMLE Pistol Grip
7.62x54MMR 45 Round Mags
Ammo Type
Rear Grip
Fabric Grip
Fully Loaded

How to Unlock Nikita AVT in Vanguard

As one of two weapons appearing when the new season launches, the Nikita AVT will appear in the Season 3 Battle Pass. Appearing at Tier 31, all you need to do in order to obtain the rifle is play the game.

To complete this as fast as possible, you can purchase Battle Pass tiers or use a Double Battle Pass XP token to move through the Tiers at a faster rate if you don't want to spend any COD Points.

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Best Nikita AVT Vanguard Attachments

As mentioned above, we've uncovered a build that drastically improves firepower in addition to its slow aim-down sight speed. Here are the best attachments to use on the Nikita AVT.

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 546mm Sniper
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Empress AVT RS
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
  • Magazine: 7.62x54MMR 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Brace
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The Nikita AVT's fast rate of fire means it's important to select attachments that tame the high levels of recoil. The F8 Stabilizer and Empress AVT RS combine well to reduce recoil to more manageable levels without impacting overall performance.

With a slow aim-down sight speed, the Fabric Grip is ideal to improve reaction times in the heat of battle. For a slight boost in firepower, the Lengtherned ammo type adds a significant boost to bullet velocity, making it very easy to eliminate targets quickly.

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Credit: Sledgehammer Games

Best Nikita AVT Vanguard Perks and Equipment

Despite not knowing the best Nikita AVT Vanguard attachments, we can find a strong set of Perks and Equipment to complement the rifle during a match. Here's what we recommend.


  • Fortified (Perk 1)
  • Forward Intel (Perk 2)
  • Lightweight (Perk 3)

Despite the addition of a Trophy System, there's a high chance of grenades continuing to fly all over the map. Fortified increases resistance to explosives which will keep you in the fight for longer. Up next is Forward Intel. This Perk displays red squares on the mini-map, enabling you to see where the opposition is spawning.

Lastly, we've selected Lightweight for a slight increase in movement speed which comes in handy when using the Nikita AVT during a match.


  • Gammon Bomb (Lethal)
  • Smoke Grenade (Tactical)
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Credit: Screengrab via Sledgehammer Games

Gammon Bombs explode as soon as they touch a surface, making them the perfect tool to clear an objective of any enemy presence. Pairing it with a Smoke Grenade is a great way of blocking off areas of the map in order to evade any nearby players.

Is The Nikita AVT Good in Vanguard?

While we haven't had a chance to use the Nikita AVT, we can expect it to become a popular addition to the arsenal thanks to its fire rate. With a solid set of attachments selected, it could contend with the Automaton as one of the best ARs to use.

That's all there is to know about the Nikita AVT in Vanguard. For more, check out our dedicated page for all the latest news, leaks, and loadouts for Sledgehammer Games' latest offering.

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