When it comes to selecting an assault rifle (AR) in Call of Duty: Vanguard, players are spoilt for choice thanks to a wide range of rifles featuring different characteristics being available to unlock. Listed as an A-Tier rifle, the Volk is the most mobile AR in the entire category but at the cost of being difficult to control when firing which does impact long-distance performance.
As the start of Season 1 nears, the Volk could well slot into the ever-changing metagame if Sledgehammer Games decide to implement nerfs onto some of the more popular ARs that are available.
Compared to other rifles in Vanguard, its consistent output of damage along with manageable recoil levels makes it one of the most reliable rifles to be used in multiplayer. To maximise the Volk to its full potential, find the best attachments to select and the best loadout to build in this guide.
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How To Unlock The Volk
Considering that the Volk featured in the Vanguard beta, it's highly likely that it will be making an appearance when the game launches on November 5th as one of the ARs available to obtain through levelling up. The exact details on which level needs to be reached has yet to be revealed so we will update the guide as soon as we know more.
The Best Volk Attachments in COD Vanguard
With ten attachment slots available to utilise to improve the performance of the Volk, there are numerous attachment combinations to choose from but after some experimenting, we've come across the best Volk attachments that improve a number of areas. Here is the best way to equip the Volk for multiplayer.
- Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
- Barrel: Krausnick 428MM 05V
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: VDD 27 Precision
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Ammo Type: Frangible
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
- Kit: Defender
This particular combination of attachments focuses on improving the Volk's recoil, range, and damage output. As mobility isn't an issue, it can be sacrificed in favour of some additional firepower. The choice of F8 Stabilizer and Krausnick Barrel provides a significant reduction to recoil and an increase in damage, improving close-range performance.
Perhaps the highlight of this build is the Frangible Ammo Type, giving you the ability to slow the movement of a target when shooting at their legs, making them a sitting duck for the Volk. The choice of optic always comes down to personal preference but after testing a range of scopes, the Slate Reflector is ideal for providing a clear view of any target that you come into contact with.
The Best Volk Loadout To Use in Vanguard
Alongside a fully-equipped Volk, choosing a strong combination of Perks can also lead to plenty of success thanks to the benefits they provide. As well as the best Perks, selecting a range of Equipment and Field Upgrades to provide further advantages is also another key ingredient to building the very best Volk loadout.
- Perk 1: Survival Training
- Perk 2: Tracker
- Perk 3: Tactician
This may seem like a strange Perk combination but it's incredibly useful. Survival Training maximises resistance to stun grenades which can be hugely advantageous when looking out for enemy footsteps highlighted by Tracker. Tactician is the third Perk of choice, enabling you to restock Equipment every 30 seconds, giving you an unlimited supply of utility to fight the opposition.
- Lethal: Gammon Bomb
- Tactical: Stim
Gammon Bombs explode as soon as they make contact with another object, giving you the opportunity to dispatch any opposition that may suddenly appear in front of you. In order to utilise the Volk's impressive mobility when getting aggressive, we've equipped Stim to quickly regenerate health to remain in the heart of the action for longer periods of time.
- Dead Silence
Footsteps in Vanguard can be heard easily so we've selected Dead Silence as the best Field Upgrade to use alongside the Volk. With footstep audio completely silenced, it's very easy to get behind enemy lines and take them down before they have any time to react.
The Best Volk Blueprint in Vanguard
Sledgehammer Games has yet to reveal any information surrounding weapon blueprints but as soon as we find the best Volk blueprint, we will update the article with everything you need to know.