Call Of Duty Vanguard Best Guns: What Are The Strongest Weapons In Multiplayer?

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is out right now! Sledgehammer Games' latest offering has one of the better multiplayer modes, featuring plenty of fast-paced action and unmatched gunplay. As players experience all Vanguard has to offer through free access periods, many players often wonder what are the very best guns to use.

The arsenal features some weapons that some will recognize from previous titles alongside some new additions that look to add some form of variety from the usual suspects that are likely to play an integral part in the Vanguard metagame. With that said, what are the best Vanguard guns to use in multiplayer?

Call of Duty Vanguard is out now. Follow the link to read our Vanguard review.

Best COD Vanguard Assault Rifle

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Although the likes of the BAR and STG 44 provide stiff competition in our assault rifle tier list, the Automaton is the current star of the show thanks to its incredible rate of fire and minimal recoil levels.

If you're looking for an alternative, the NZ-41 is heavily underrated thanks to its ability to excel in mid-range combat.

Best COD Vanguard SMG

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After extensive testing of all available submachine guns, the standout performer is the MP40. Although it may not have the fastest fire rate, its ease of control combined with minimal damage drop-off at longer ranges make the SMG one of the most versatile weapons in the entire arsenal.

With a total of ten attachments to select, the MP40 is capable of contending with anything that stands in its way whether it's during a Champion Hill match or a hotly contested game of Patrol on Hotel Royal.

For those looking for a viable alternative to the MP40, we recommend the Welgun

Best COD Vanguard Sniper Rifle

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The sniper rifles in Vanguard are immensely satisfying to use, especially when you're able to land that one-shot headshot from across the map. While the 3-Line Rifle provides incredible damage output, its mobility levels drastically hinder performance which is why the Kar98k is the best sniper to use in Vanguard.

For an unorthodox selection, try the Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle to eliminate multiple enemies in quick succession

Best COD Vanguard LMG

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The light machine gun (LMG) category is always overlooked for other available weapons in the Vanguard arsenal but the immense power of the DP27 is just one reason why this category shouldn't be overlooked anymore. Armed with a huge magazine and a fast time to kill, the LMG is the perfect weapon to suppress any form of offensive plays from the opposition.

Best COD Vanguard Shotgun

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When it comes to close-quarters combat, using a shotgun is a sure-fire way of dealing maximum damage and outgunning any opponent that stands in the way. The Combat Shotgun makes an impact when up close and personal and at longer ranges, making it a solid choice as part of a multiplayer loadout. The only major drawback is the slow reloading speed to make sure you find safety before jumping back into the action with a full magazine.

Best COD Vanguard Marksman Rifle

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As a hybrid between an assault rifle and a sniper, marksman rifles often deal the most damage in mid-range engagements. The very best rifle to be used in multiplayer is the M1 Garand thanks to its semi-automatic firing mechanism and incredibly high output of damage. When mounted on some cover, it's very easy to go on a killing spree.

There are the best weapons to be used in Call of Duty: Vanguard! As Sledgehammer Games makes changes to weapon performance, we will be sure to update this article with any changes that may occur throughout the cycle of the game.