Alongside an impressive range of primary weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard, players also have a variety of pistols that can be selected as a secondary weapon in order to build the very best Vanguard multiplayer loadout. One of the more popular handguns to choose is the Ratt, a semi-automatic menace armed with high mobility levels and a range of attachments to suit any style of play. The pistol may look unassuming, but it's likely to feature in several loadouts as Season 1 gets underway.
While it may not feature the same rate of fire as the Machine Pistol, the Ratt certainly comes close in terms of overall performance. To maximise the handgun to its full potential, find the best Ratt attachments to equip and the best Ratt loadout to use in this guide!
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How To Unlock The Ratt
The Ratt will be one of the pistols that are available to use when Vanguard launches, meaning the process of unlocking the handgun is incredibly straightforward. If Sledgehammer Games hasn't changed the unlock level from the beta, the Ratt will be available to use from Level 14.
The Best Ratt Attachments in Vanguard
With so many different ways to adapt the Ratt to excel at close-quarters and longer distances, determining the best set of attachments to make an impact in all situations was tricky but after a few matches, we settled on this particular build to achieve the perfect balance.
- Muzzle: M9 Flash Hider
- Trigger Action: Lightweight Trigger
- Ammo Type: Subsonic
- Rear Grip: Rubber Grip
- Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
This attachment combination is all about balance and improving the versatility of the Ratt. The Flash Hider keeps the gunfire hidden from the minimap alongside the Subsonic Ammo Type while the Lightweight Trigger makes it very easy to take down an opponent in the blink of an eye.
The small magazine will mean you will be reloading on a regular basis but thanks to Sleight of Hand, speeds are drastically improved meaning you can quickly follow up with more eliminations.
The Best Ratt Loadout in Vanguard
Once the best attachments are ready for battle, focus can turn towards the rest of the loadout. Selecting a strong primary weapon to deal further damage at longer distances is essential alongside the best Perks, grenades, and Field Upgrades.
- STG 44
The STG 44 assault rifle is the very best assault rifle to use in multiplayer, making it the perfect weapon to complement the Ratt. Find the best attachments to equip onto the rifle in our STG 44 loadout guide.
- Perk 1: Survival Training
- Perk 2: Tracker
- Perk 3: Double Time
This combination is hugely effective in all situations. Survival Training maximises resistance to any enemy tactical equipment, which grants immunity to the blinding flash of a stun grenade. Tracker highlights any nearby footprints left by the opposition, enabling you to track them down and eliminate them with the Ratt.
Lastly is Double Time. With a huge increase in Tactical Sprint length and crouch movement speed, traversing the map quickly becomes a straightforward process.
- Lethal: MK2 Frag Grenade
- Tactical: Stim
The Frag Grenade is the best piece of lethal equipment to deal some additional damage onto the enemy while Stim is the perfect tool that will keep you in amongst the action for a longer period of time.
- Dead Silence
To make the most of the Ratt, Dead Silence is a key part of the loadout. With suppressed footsteps, the opposition doesn't stand a chance when you get behind them and eliminate them with a few well-placed bullets.
The Best Ratt Blueprint in Vanguard
Each weapon in Vanguard will contain a range of unique blueprints complete with their own combination of attachments. As soon as we find the very best Ratt blueprint, we will update the guide with all the intel you need.
There you have it, that's the best way to build the Ratt for success in Vanguard multiplayer. For more loadout guides, check out the best Combat Shield loadout and how to complete Elite Operator challenges.