Best Marco 5 Vanguard Loadout

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Vanguard players continue to drop into Season 4 which offers a wealth of content across multiplayer and Zombies. Alongside the arrival of Butcher as one of three playable Operators, players can get their hands on a variety of new guns and weapons.

One of two new guns is the Marco 5 submachine gun (SMG). Known for its high levels of mobility and "excellent close-range stopping power," there's a chance the Marco can shake up what's become a stale multiplayer metagame.

With plenty of attachments to choose in the Gunsmith, it's always tricky finding the very best combination to use. With that said, find the best Marco 5 Vanguard loadout along with the best attachment combination to use in our definitive weapon guide.

What Is The Best Marco 5 Vanguard Loadout?

Recoil Booster
Imerito 341mm 04P
Botti HF Folding
8mm Nambu 60 Round Drums
Ammo Type
Rear Grip
Fabric Grip
Fully Loaded

This particular set of attachments makes the most of the Akimbo proficiency which is why there is no Optic or Underbarrel required. Despite the missing attachments, this build packs a deadly punch thanks to its incredible rate of fire and high levels of hip-fire accuracy.

How to Unlock Marco 5

The Marco 5 is one of two guns featuring in the Season 4 Battle Pass. Work your way to Tier 15 to get your hands on this small but mighty SMG.

To do this as fast as possible, you can purchase the Premium Battle Pass bundle that includes 25 Tier Skips or you can use a Double Battle Pass XP Token for a faster earn rate.

As always, there's a bundle containing a Marco 5 weapon blueprint. Purchase it to unlock the SMG.

Best Marco 5 Vanguard Attachments

After testing various attachment combinations, we found it impossible not to include the Akimbo proficiency in order to deal the most damage. Here's the full attachment list for the best Marco 5 Vanguard loadout:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Imerito 342mm 04P
  • Stock: Botti HF Folding
  • Magazine: 8mm Nambu 60 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Subsonic
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Akimbo
  • Kit: Fully Loaded
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Best Marco 5 Vanguard Perks and Equipment

In addition to the best Marco 5 Vanguard attachments, we can reveal a strong combination of Perks and Equipment that will make an impact in multiplayer matches. Here's what we recommend.


  • Fortified (Perk 1)
  • Forward Intel (Perk 2)
  • Double Time (Perk 3)

Although there's no mention of Ghost or Ninja, this set of Perks is deadly. Fortified increases explosive resistance while Forward Intel allows you to see where the enemy team is spawning which is extremely handy in modes such as Hardpoint and Domination.

Lastly is Double Time. The increase in Tactical Sprint length allows you to make the most of the Marco 5's incredible mobility.


  • Frag Grenade (Lethal)
  • Stun Grenade (Tactical)

It's hard to go wrong with a trusty Frag Grenade. Throw one onto an objective for maximum impact.

To stop any opponent from escaping your crosshair, throwing a Stun Grenade is a great tool to utilise. Throw it to slow the movement of your intended target and eliminate them before they have any time to react.

Is The Marco 5 Good in Vanguard?

In close-range scenarios, the Marco 5 and its Akimbo build shreds through any opposition nearby making it a viable option for those that love running and gunning.

While it does excel in close-quarters, it does fall short at longer distances due to the inability to aim down sights.

That's all there is to know about the best Marco 5 Vanguard loadout. For more, check out our Vanguard page for the latest news, leaks, and guides.

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