The beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard is well underway and while the full version of the game doesn't release until November 5th, players are getting their first taste of what multiplayer has to offer. As with the release of any new Call of Duty title, there is a range of brand-new weaponry to master and the community has already gravitated to one particular assault rifle.
The STG 44 has featured in previous titles and its appearance in Vanguard has been met with plenty of positivity thanks to its low levels of recoil and moderate rate of fire. With a total of ten attachment slots available to select, it can be tricky to determine what the best STG 44 attachments are but after a bit of testing, we've found an unbeatable combination.
Find the best STG 44 Vanguard loadout to use in this guide!
COD Vanguard STG 44
The low recoil makes it one of the strongest rifles to be using in mid-range and long-distance duels. With it being so easy to control, the STG 44 can be customised in a number of ways to suit all styles of play whether it's picking off enemies from afar or getting up close and personal in a congested area of the map. But what are the best attachments to equip?
Best STG 44 Vanguard Attachments
With a reworked Gunsmith providing even more customisation options, there are plenty of choices that make the STG one of the best Vanguard assault rifles to use in multiplayer. Here are the best attachments to select:
- Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
- Barrel: VDD 760MM 05B
- Optic: Spitfire MK.3 Reflector
- Stock: VDD 27 Precision
- Underbarrel: M1941 Handstop
- Magazine: 30 Russian Short 20 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Proficiency: Vital
- Kit: Fully Loaded
Starting off, the Stabilizer provides an immediate reduction in recoil, improving accuracy levels and an increase in damage range alongside the VDD 760MM 05B barrel which also improves the STG's performance at longer distances. Selecting an Optic is purely personal preference so we went with the MK.3 Reflector as it gave us a crystal-clear image of the intended target.
With the choice of barrel slowing down the aim-down sight speed, the choice of the Precision Stock brings the speed up which is crucial in order to react quickly to any opposition. To bolster the damage output even further, the Russian Short Mags are the ideal choice, enabling you to shoot through those breakable surfaces as fast as possible.
Vital as a Proficiency may seem strange but when it expands the critical hitboxes, it's incredibly easy to eliminate an opponent using a minimal amount of ammunition. It's likely that you'll be using the STG in the more congested areas of the map with plenty of enemies around which is why we've opted for the Fully Loaded Kit to guarantee no shortages of ammo.
Best Vanguard STG 44 Loadout
Once the best set of attachments has been equipped, it's just as important to choose the best Perks for the job. Here are our favourite Perks to use with the STG 44:
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: Radar
- Perk 3: Double Time
This combination of Perks features selections that are essential ingredients for success. Ghost keeps your location hidden from enemy Spy Planes when moving while Radar transforms the minimap to how it's worked in previous titles. The third and final Perk we selected is Double Time for an increase in Tactical Sprint length.
- Machine Pistol
Perhaps the strongest secondary weapon, the Machine Pistol comes with an insane rate of fire that can make light work of an enemy when there's no time to reload the STG's magazine.
- Lethal: Gammon Bomb
- Tactical: Stim
The Gammon Bomb explodes as soon as it makes contact with a surface or an opponent, making it ideal for clearing busy areas of the map such as objectives and populated buildings. Stim is incredibly useful to stay in the heart of the action for longer periods of time. Using it wisely can be the difference between scoring another Killstreak or being eliminated prematurely!
Is The STG 44 Good In Vanguard?
After spending the vast majority of the beta weekends using the STG 44, I can safely say that it's one of the very best weapons in the entire game. With non-existent recoil levels combined with huge increases in damage output and bullet velocity, the STG 44 is unbeatable in mid-range engagements.
If you're looking for a versatile weapon that can contend in almost any in-game scenario, I highly recommend ranking up the STG and using it to your advantage.
There you have it, that's the best loadout for the STG 44 in Vanguard! For more intel, check out the very best controller settings to be using.