Best Vanguard Lienna 57 loadout

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The best Vanguard Lienna 57 loadout is a hot topic of conversation amongst Call of Duty players. The light machine gun (LMG) is one of two guns arriving as part of the Season 5 Reloaded update which is the final content drop of the cycle.

This particular LMG comes with high levels of mobility alongside a moderate fire rate meaning recoil levels are very easy to control in mid and long-distance engagements. In comparison to other LMGs in the category, there are very few drawbacks with the Lienna 57.

Before we share more about the best Vanguard Lienna 57 loadout, don't forget to check out our guide highlighting the Vanguard Season 5 Reloaded patch notes containing all of the changes to multiplayer and zombies.

What is the best Vanguard Lienna 57 loadout?

Attachment Name
MuzzleRecoil Booster
BarrelFrei 432mm Shrouded
OpticSlate Reflector
StockWenger NH Adjustable
Underbarrel<19441 Hand Stop
Magazine5.6mm 30 Round Fast Mags
Ammo TypeFMJ Rounds

This particular build does take the edge of the Lienna 57's mobility but the increase in fire rate and accuracy levels make all the difference over the course of a match.

Best Vanguard Lienna 57 attachments

Having experimented with numerous attachment combinations, this set of ten is capable of dealing incredible damage in mid-range combat. Here's the full list.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Frei 432mm Shrouded
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Wenger NH Adjustable
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 5.6mm 30 Round Fast Mags
  • Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
  • Proficiency: Fleet
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

There are many highlights of this particular build. The Shrouded barrel and FMJ rounds significantly improve damage output resulting in a huge reduction in the time to kill. Meanwhile, the Recoil Booster provides an increase in fire rate which allows you to eliminate any opposition with three or four bullets.

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Best Vanguard Lienna 57 perks and equipment

Once the best Vanguard Lienna 57 attachments are ready for battle, choosing a combination of perks and equipment that provide further benefits. Here's what we recommend using.


  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Ninja

These perks are incredibly useful in the heat of battle. Ghost conceals your location from any airborne Spy Planes when moving while Forward Intel shows the location of enemy spawn locations thanks to red squares on the mini-map.

Lastly, I selected Ninja in the third perk slot. Having quiet footsteps makes it very easy to navigate the map without alerting any opposition to your location.


  • Lethal: MK2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: No 69 Stun Grenade

Throughout the Vanguard cycle, the combination of frag and stun grenade is a surefire way to score some extra kills. Sling the frag on a busy objective for maximum impact and if it only scores a hitmarker, follow up with a stun to stop anyone from escaping your crosshair.

Is the Lienna 57 good in Vanguard?

In my opinion, the Lienna 57 has lots of potential to become a strong LMG in multiplayer. The ease of control along with the incredible damage output allows me to excel in mid-range engagements. However, the sluggish sprint-to-fire time may cause problems when reacting quickly.


That's all there is to know about the best Vanguard Lienna 57 loadout. For more Call of Duty, check out our Modern Warfare 2 page for all the latest intel on Infinity Ward's upcoming release.

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