Call of Duty Vanguard is heading our way, with the beta imminent this week! If you're anything like us, you'll want to ensure that you kick things off in the best way possible.
Just like winning a race is as much about the car as it is the driver; winning in COD can be assisted with a few core gaming accessories.
That's why we've selected what we think are some standout products based on specs, reviews, and features they offer to help give you the edge in COD Vanguard, and even a few that are associated with some of the most prolific players out there today.
From impressive 240hz displays to small, but mighty controller upgrades, we've got you covered right here with our top picks to help you dominate in Call of Duty Vanguard.
Let's get into it.
COD Vanguard Gaming Accessories
- Alienware AW2518HF
- Hyper X Cloud Alpha
- WD 2TB game drive
- Roccat Kain 200
- Razer Huntsman Elite
- Kontrol Freek Performance Thumbsticks
When it comes to playing competitively, either on PC or console, it pays to get one of the best gaming monitors around.
The good news is that while there are some outstanding HDMI 2.1 monitorsavailable, more often than not a solid FHD, high refresh display is all that's needed...in fact, we'd even argue that smaller screens can be better too!
This Alienware monitor, which Nick Mercs uses, is quite something and packs a 240hz refresh rate, with 1ms response time.
And coming in at just 25 inches, you can save valuable milliseconds when it comes to spotting your opponents.
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We've heard it time and time again, but when it comes to winning you need to have a great headset.
There are tons to choose from, but we've always thought the Hyper X Cloud Alpha is up there with the best all-rounders.
And it looks like this is one of the headsets of choice for TimTheTatman too, amongst many others.
Boasting dual chamber drivers for less distortion, a detachable noise-cancelling mic, a comfortable design for longer sessions, and super-wide compatibility, we think this headset is a great go-to for most people out there looking to use all their senses on the virtual battlefield.
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The External Hard Drive
Let's face it, it gets a little frustrating having to delete 'parts' of the game to make way for other 'parts' of a new release, and that's where some of the best external hard drives can come to the rescue.
If you're playing on console, or PC for that matter, we think this WD 2TB game drive gives you some extra breathing room when you need it and fits the bill when it comes to design.
2TB should be more than enough for a few downloads and updates, in addition to helping you keep your internal memory as free as possible.
See more: The Best External SSDs for Gaming
There are tons of amazing gaming mice out there, but we thought that Dr Disrespect's mouse of choice ticked more than a few boxes in our eyes.
The Roccat Kain 200 features a 16,000Dpi optical sensor, RGB backlighting, and Titan click Technology which boasts exceptional click precision.
Super lightweight and able to give you up to 50 hours of game time...this is one wireless choice we think could be well worth adding to your inventory.
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The Razer Huntsman Elite looks to be the keyboard of choice for TimTheTatman, and with Razer's track record of outstanding gaming accessories across the board, it's easy to see why.
Interestingly, this keyboard uses 'light-based actuation' which boasts that it can register key presses at the speed of light - so if you're after super responsive clicks then you'll likely get it here.
In terms of construction, this keyboard is both built to last and withstand any potential keyboard slams thanks to its sturdy matt finish aluminium top.
And of course, you get the awesome Razer Chroma features too to add an extra level of immersion to your Vanguard experience.
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The Controller Accessory
Sometimes it's the slight tweaks that can give you the edge, and we think these thumbstick attachments from Kontrol Freek fall into that category nicely.
These are said to allow for more accuracy, more control and can be adjusted to a height that feels best for you.
They're also said to reduce fatigue both wrist and hand fatigue too - which we imagine will come in handy when Vanguard releases.
Coming in at a very reasonable price, this is one way to upgrade your setup without having to invest in a whole new game-pad - win, win!
See More: The Best PS5 Controllers
So there you have it, some of our top picks for gaming accessories for Call of Duty Vanguard.
We'll be back with you soon with more top picks to give you the edge in the game, so be sure to keep an eye out.