Best Marco 5 Vanguard Loadout

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Image showing Vanguard player using Marco 5 SMG
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As Season 3 comes to a close, Vanguard players are already looking forward to the launch of Season 4 which promises to offer 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 arriving when Season 4 launches 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?

As Season 4 doesn't launch until June 22, 2022, we don't know what the best Marco 5 Vanguard loadout will be at this moment in time.


Once we've had time to test various builds, we will update the guide with a full attachment list and some reasoning behind our choices.

How to Unlock Marco 5

The Marco 5 is one of two guns featuring in the Season 4 Battle Pass. Featuring at either Tier 15 or Tier 31, simply work your way through the Battle Pass to unlock the base version of the gun.

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

Seeing as the Marco 5 isn't available yet, it's impossible to determine the best attachments to use in Vanguard. Be sure to check back nearer the time for a full attachment list.

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Best Marco 5 Vanguard Perks and Equipment

While we can't show 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?

It's impossible to tell whether the Marco 5 will be a strong performer in Vanguard but based on its high mobility and deadly close-range damage output, it's going to make an impact in those hectic close-quarters engagements.

However, at longer distances, it may fall short due to the high damage drop-off and high recoil levels.

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.