The Best Warzone STG44 Loadout | A Great All-Rounder

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The STG is the M4 of Vanguard – it's a fantastic weapon, with no real weaknesses. Here's the complete attachment setup, along with the best perks, grenades, and secondary for an STG44 loadout.
Warzone Loadout - STG
This is the Debt Collector Blueprint. Looks very nice. | © Activision Blizzard

The STG44 is maybe the best single weapon that we've seen come out of Vanguard so far. It's the level-1, great at everything, hugely customizable AR. Much like the XM4 and the M4 from years previous. In Warzone, especially on the new Caldera map, it's particularly strong because you're so often fighting at an ideal range for the STG (50/60 m). So what's the meta attachment setup, and what should your loadout look like for an STG44?

Note: This is a setup designed for Warzone, if you're looking for an STG build for standard multiplayer then you're looking for this build.


The Best STG44 Setup

STG44 in Warzone
The G16 is a fantastic optic, a real highlight. | © Activision Blizzard
ComponentAttachment
MuzzleF8 Stabilizer
BarrelVDD 760MM 05B
OpticG16 2.5X
StockKonstanz Tactical
UnderbarrelCarver Foregrip
Magazine8mm Kurz 45 Round Drums
Ammo TypeLengthened
Rear GripPine Tar Grip
ProficiencyVital
Kit

Fully Loaded

In this build, we're looking to maximize the potential velocity and range of the STG, whilst maintaining fast enough handling. The lengthened ammo does a fantastic job, giving us extra velocity with no tradeoff. The Vital proficiency is also worth mentioning as a real nice bit of kit. This increases the size of the area you need to hit for critical damage. Some will argue that this proficiency lowers the skill ceiling (they're not wrong in fairness), but our job is to give you guys every advantage, so we need to include this in the build.


The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks for an STG44 Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon for the STG44

Vanguard Maschinenpistole
The Machine Pistol is great for a sidearm, and with 40-round mags it's got surprising firepower. | © Activision

You won't be relying on your secondary for long in Warzone, but it's good to have a pistol levelled. Let's cut to the chase, none of the pistols are fun to level, so save yourself some time and just get the Machine Pistol done; it's easily the best of its class. The 40 round mags make this a pocket SMG and that's as good as it gets with pistols.

The Best Equipment for the STG44

LethalThrowing Knife
TacticalStun

With the current lack of Lethals and Tacticals allowed in Vanguard specific playlists, we didn't want to take anything that you'll need to remove from the loadout every other game. Stuns are a natural choice because they've always been clutch for an aggressive push, and the Throwing Knife is perfect for getting the elimination quickly on people you've downed before they can self-revive. And trust us, self-revive's seem far more abundant in the new map, so expect every player you fight to have one in the pocket.

The Best Perks for the STG44

Perk 1Cold-Blooded
Perk 2Ghost

Perk 3

Combat Scout

Cold-Blooded is the hard counter to the hugely popular Combat Scout, which we've taken because it allows you to co-ordinate seamlessly with your team. Ghost is Ghost. Two years into Warzone, I don't think we need to explain why the end-game perk has been selected (as always) on our AR loadout.

And there you have it, folks, the current meta for the STG44. Enjoy!