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Vanguard Weapon Setup Guides - The STG44

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Expect this to be the most popular weapon you see during the first few weeks of play | © Activision Blizzard

Call of Duty: Vanguard launches with a ton of classic WWII guns. But for every gun, we have an astonishing amount of attachments to choose from, and we can use ten at once. So, where do you even begin? What attachments do you need? Don't worry, we'll give you all the answers in our Vanguard weapon setup guides. And today: the STG44.  

The STG44 is the M4 of Vanguard. It's immediately available, easy to use, and versatile. And while it's not quite the strongest weapon in Vanguard, it's definitely up there with the best of them. Check out our tier ranking of every weapon in Vanguard for an idea of how well the STG44 places. Needless to say, it's high enough that we think this makes a solid choice for any player's first weapon to level. 

The STG44 Attachment Setup 

  • Muzzle: Quicksilver Suppressor 
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
  • Optic: Zeiss G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Handstop
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 60 Rnd Drum 
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: On-Hand

With ten attachments, we can do almost anything we want. And unlike the other weapons, the STG44 doesn't have a weak spot that needs to be compensated for. So we're giving ourselves a combination of speed, bullet velocity, and recoil control with these attachments. The 2.5x optic might be too strong for some user's taste, but we think it hits the sweet spot for 30-60 m engagements. 

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The Equipment & Perks On An STG44 Loadout

From what we've played so far, the meta loadout will look something like this:

  • Secondary Weapon: Machine Pistol 
  • Lethal: Thermite
  • Tactical: Stuns
  • Perk 1: Ghost 
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Demolition 
  • Field Upgrade: Armour Plates

The above will almost certainly be the multiplayer meta for an STG44 loadout unless they make serious balance changes. The Armour Plates in particular are in need of a nerf, but whether one comes... we'll have to wait and see.

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