The beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard is in full swing and is the first time the community has got its hands on the hotly anticipated multiplayer mode that will be releasing alongside a new single-player campaign and Zombies experience on November 5th. With a return to World War 2, players are getting to grips with an all-new arsenal of weaponry that packs a hefty punch in a variety of in-game scenarios.
The arsenal features some weapons that some will recognise 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?
Best COD Vanguard Assault Rifle
Although the BAR provides some stiff competition in the assault rifle category, the best one to use is the STG44 thanks to its fast rate of fire, low recoil, and surprisingly high mobility levels. With so many attachments to choose from within the Gunsmith, the rifle can be customised to suit all styles of play which enables players to excel in close-quarters and long-distance duels.
Best COD Vanguard SMG
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.
Best COD Vanguard Sniper Rifle
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.
Best COD Vanguard LMG
The light machine gun (LMG) category is always overlooked for other available weapons in the Vanguard arsenal but the immense power of the MG42 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
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 Revolving Shotgun can make an impact 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.
There are the best weapons to be using 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. Until then, check out a complete list of Perks that will be appearing in the game.