Quickscoping has been a style of play in Call of Duty titles for so many years and it often leads to some incredible plays worthy of the highlight reel. In recent years, the art of using a sniper rifle to score those montage-worthy clips has begun to dwindle in popularity but with players getting their hands on Call of Duty: Vanguard, quickscoping is back in a big way. With Season 1 approaching, the potential addition of a new sniper rifle could change the meta.
Even though there are few sniper rifles to select in Vanguard's weapon arsenal, the new additions to the Gunsmith enable players to customise the rifles in a variety of ways to improve mobility and firepower in order to guarantee a one-shot kill. But what exactly is the best quickscoping loadout to use in Vanguard?
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Best Vanguard Quickscoping Loadout
During the pre-season, there are two viable options to use in multiplayer, the 3-Line Rifle and the Kar98k. Both sniper rifles pack a deadly punch but the Kar98k's superior mobility makes it the perfect weapon to quickscope in multiplayer.
Best Vanguard Quickscope Attachments
As always, this particular combination of attachments focuses on outright speed and mobility which enables you to contend with submachine gunners and assault rifle players in those situations where fast reactions are crucial.
- Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
- Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
- Barrel: Krausnick 560MM LWSO3K
- Magazine: N/A
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Optic: N/A
- Stock: Short Stock
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Proficiency: Icy Veins
- Kit: Surplus
This particular combination of attachments focuses on improving aim-down sight speed and levels of mobility to guarantee the fastest reaction times in all situations.
Lengthened is a solid choice of Ammo Type as it provides an increase in bullet velocity which is essential for reacting quickly to a target from a long distance. Although there are a total of ten attachment slots to use, the remaining for slow down the speed of the Kar98k, which is why we've opted to stick with eight.
Best Vanguard Quickscope Loadout
Once the best quickscope attachments have been selected, turning attention to the Perks, Equipment, and Field Upgrades are key ingredients to building the ultimate loadout. Here are the best Perks to choose for the 3-Line Rifle:
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: Radar
- Perk 3: Double Time
Ghost conceals your location while moving when an enemy Spy Plane is patrolling the skies while Radar gives you the ability to see the red dots on the minimap, just like the previous Call of Duty titles. The third and final Perk is Double Time to further capitalise on the 3-Line Rifle's already impressive mobility levels. With an increase in Tactical Sprint and crouch movement speed, traversing the map with a sniper in hand is extremely easy.
- Lethal: Gammon Bomb
- Tactical: No 69 Stun Grenade
For some additional firepower, the Gammon Bomb is the perfect piece of lethal equipment as it explodes as soon as it makes contact with a surface or with an unsuspecting opponent. The Stun Grenade is a no-brainer as it slows the movement of opposition just enough to make it impossible to escape your crosshairs.
- Dead Silence
Footsteps can be heard from miles away in Vanguard multiplayer, which is why we've selected Dead Silence to navigate the map without altering any nearby enemies to your location. When timed correctly, the Field Upgrade can often lead to some incredible quickscoping clips.
Is The 3-Line Rifle Good For Quickscoping?
In my opinion, the 3-Line Rifle is one of the stronger offerings when it comes to looking for the best quickscoping sniper rifle in Vanguard's multiplayer. The improvements in mobility make this particular build incredibly effective to react quickly and dealing huge amounts of damage in mid-range engagements.
I recommend using the 3-Line Rifle in the Vanguard beta and when the game fully releases on November 5th.
There you have it! That's the best quickscoping loadout to use in Vanguard multiplayer. For more intel, check out the best Combat Shield loadout and our dedicated Vanguard hub for all the latest news and information!