The Best Whitley Vanguard Loadout

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Light machine guns (LMG) in Call of Duty Vanguard aren't the most popular weapons thanks to their sluggish mobility despite possessing impressive power capable of contending with assault rifles in mid-range combat. With Season 3 underway, the Whitley often files under the radar.

The LMG is "cumbersome but consistent," all but confirming its mobility is far from ideal. On the other hand, the LMG features an incredibly high damage output in comparison to the rest of the category, meaning it's very easy to deal a wealth of damage over the course of a match.

If you're struggling to master the Whitley, check out the best Whitley Vanguard loadout and the very best set of attachments to use in order to achieve success in the high-octane chaos of Vanguard multiplayer.

Best Whitley Vanguard Loadout
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What Is the Best Whitley Vanguard Loadout?

We've had the opportunity to test out various combinations of attachments, Perks, Equipment, and Field Upgrades that will thrive in multiplayer matches. Check out the best Whitely Vanguard loadout in the table below:

Attachment Name
MuzzleG28 Compensator
Barrel16" CGC Shrouded
OpticG16 2.5x
StockCGC R4
UnderbarrelHeavy Foregrip
Magazine.50 BMG 150 Round Boxes
Ammo TypeIncendiary
Rear GripRubber Grip
Perk 1Fortified
Perk 2 Forward Intel
Perk 3Lightweight
LethalMK2 Frag Grenade
TacticalSmoke Grenade
Field UpgradeField Mic

How To Unlock Whitley

The Whitley once featured in the Season 2 Battle Pass and with a new season now underway, players must complete a challenge to unlock the LMG.

To get your hands on it, destroy three killstreaks with an LMG in a single match 15 times. This may seem like a time-consuming task but killing a single Attack Dog counts as a Killstreak. Jump into some Domination to complete the challenge as fast as possible.

Best Whitley Vanguard Attachments
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Best Whitley Vanguard Attachments

The main focus of a strong Whitley build involves improvements to its mobility. Vanguard features a range of Stock and Underbarrel attachments that can improve various elements such as sprint-to-fire time and movement speed, enabling you to contend with fast-moving submachine gunners and assault rifle players. Following extensive testing, this is the best set of attachments to use:

  • Muzzle: G28 Compensator
  • Barrel: 16" CGC Shrouded
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: CGC R4
  • Underbarrel: Heavy Foregrip
  • Magazine: .50 BMG 150 Round Boxes
  • Ammo Type: Incendiary
  • Rear Grip: Rubber Grip
  • Proficiency: Hardscope
  • Kit: Surplus

This particular set of attachments significantly improves the mobility of the Whitley without impacting its stability when firing for a prolonged period of time. The choice of G28 Compensator and Heavy Foregrip do wonders to tame the immense recoil in addition to the 150-round magazine meaning there's no need to reload after every kill.

Vanguard Soldier Holding Whitley LMG
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Best Whitley Vanguard Perks and Equipment

Despite the lack of information surrounding the best Whitley attachments to use in multiplayer, there is a range of Perks and Equipment that are going to provide some much-needed benefits. This particular selection will score more kills and improve your awareness significantly.


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

This particular combination features regularly in the loadouts of players thanks to its sheer versatility. Fortified increases resistance to explosives that will often send you to the Killcam while Forward Intel shows the approximate location of the opposition.

The third and final Perk is Lightweight. As the perfect way to improve mobility levels even further, it's an essential part of the best Whitley loadout.


  • MK2 Frag Grenade (Lethal)
  • Smoke Grenade (Tactical)

The trusty Frag Grenade is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment available in Vanguard. Use it to clear buildings efficiently or to deal a little more damage after weakening opponents with a fully-equipped Whitley in hand.

For a more unorthodox way of eliminating the opposition, combine the Frag Grenade with the Smoke Grenade so players can't see what's about to hit them.

Call of Duty Vanguard Best Whitley Loadout
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Field Upgrade

  • Field Mic

A slower style of play will suit the Whitley despite mobility improvements. The Field Mic highlights a small area of the map, allowing you to spot any incoming players looking for a simple elimination.

Is The Whitley Good in Vanguard?

Having used it on a range of maps, the Whitley shines in long-range engagements thanks to the lack of damage drop-off. The improvements to mobility drastically improve movement speed, enabling you to run around the map easily.


In my opinion, the Whitley has its place in the Vanguard arsenal but it will take some significant weapon tuning to see it climb into the ever-changing metagame.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Call of Duty: Vanguard and Guides page.