Best Owen Gun Vanguard Loadout

Owen Gun Vanguard Loadout
Credit: Activision

Owen Gun Vanguard Loadout
Credit: Activision

Thanks to its World War 2 setting, the weapons in Call of Duty Vanguard often contain some of the more unique designs. One of those that features an unusual look is the Owen Gun, a submachine gun (SMG) armed with a steady rate of fire and moderate levels of recoil. With Season 3 in full swing, the Owen Gun continues to prove popular alongside the very best guns to use in multiplayer.

While the fire rate and recoil are relatively solid, the lack of damage range makes it tricky to deal with any targets in mid-range combat but if you're up close and personal with the opposition regularly, it's very easy to go on a long killstreak using the Owen Gun. To improve its performance even further, we've found the best Owen Gun attachments to use along with the best Owen Gun loadout to dominate Vanguard multiplayer.

What Is The Best Owen Gun Vanguard Loadout?

Recoil Booster
Hockenson 142mm Rapid
Slate Reflector
Removed Stock
M1941 Hand Stop
7.62 Gorenko 72 Round Drums
Ammo Type
Rear Grip
Fabric Grip

This particular build increases its rate of fire in addition to improving mobility which is perfect for running and gunning the opposition.

How To Unlock the Owen Gun

As the Owen Gun is a part of the Vanguard arsenal that arrived when the game launched, all you need to do to unlock it is to reach Level 29. With the help of Double XP Tokens, this can be done extremely quickly.

The Best Owen Gun Attachments in Vanguard

After trialling and testing several attachments available for the Owen Gun, we eventually settled on this particular combination for the significant accuracy improvements provided.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Hockenson 142mm Rapid
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 72 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Fleet
  • Kit: Quick

Due to the drawbacks, we've gone for a Recoil Booster and Rapid barrel for improvements to the Owen Gun's sluggish rate of fire. In addition, the Fabric Grip and Removed Stock increases mobility, enabling you to sprint around the map and react to any opponents as fast as possible. The Quick Kit gives you the chance to navigate the map quickly with a slight increase in sprint speed.

For a boost in damage output, the Lengthened Ammo Type is the perfect addition, giving some additional bullet velocity to maximise the mid-range capabilities.

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The Best Owen Gun Vanguard Perks and Equipment

Once the best attachments for the Owen Gun are selected, the rest of the loadout can also provide some incredibly useful benefits during the course of the match. Everything from choosing the best Perks to selecting the right Equipment and Field Upgrade can often determine if you can deal even more damage with the Owen Gun.


  • Ninja (Perk 1)
  • Radar (Perk 2)
  • Double Time (Perk 3)

Despite having no protection from grenades, we've opted for Ninja as the first Perk to silence footsteps. It can be very easy to hear them in numerous scenarios so without the audio cues, it's easy to move behind the opposition and get away with a few kills before anyone else has the chance to react. For Perk 2, Radar is the pick thanks to its ability to ping unsuppressed gunfire on the minimap.

Last and by no means least is Double Time. With double the length of Tactical Sprint and an increase in crouch movement speed, it's very straightforward to move around the map as fast as possible.


  • Lethal: Thermite
  • Tactical: No 69 Stun Grenade

Thermite is proving a popular Lethal in Vanguard and it's clear to see why. The short blazing inferno deals huge damage and even if it doesn't kill them, it only takes a couple of shots from the Owen Gun to guarantee the kill. If they attempt to seek cover, quickly follow up with the Stun Grenade to prevent any kind of escape.

Field Upgrade

  • Armor Plates

Additional protection can be the difference between scoring your next Killstreak or taking a look at the killcam. To stay in the fight for longer, Armor Plates absorb torso damage which gives you a huge advantage when attempting to deal with multiple enemies.

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Is The Owen Gun Good in Vanguard?

After using it for a few games, the first few levels of the Owen Gun are rather tedious but once the attachments become available, the SMG can be transformed to suit all styles of play, making it one of the most versatile in the whole category. If you're growing tired of the MP40, I would consider taking the Owen Gun for a spin.

That's how to configure the Owen Gun for Vanguard multiplayer action! For more guides, check out the best Combat Shield loadout and how to complete Elite Operator challenges.

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