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There are only three sniper rifles in Call of Duty: Vanguard and the 3-Line Rifle can be considered the worst of the bunch. Despite it featuring a strong firepower stat, it’s dreadfully slow and has the worst accuracy in its class. This means that players can deal a solid amount of damage but they won’t be able to hit their shots as accurately or move around the map quickly. Luckily, the recommended loadout for the 3-Line Rifle in Vanguard alleviates some of those issues.

The general consensus is that the Kar98k is the best sniper rifle in Vanguard. This leaves the Type 99 and 3-Line Rifle battling it out for the second-place spot. Traditionally, players pick the faster sniper rifle, as they can quickscope easier with it. In Vanguard, that’s the Type 99, which is why players haven’t chosen the 3-Line as much in the early going. Its top loadout might start changing the tide, though.

Best 3-Line Rifle loadout in Vanguard after launch

Naturally, the no. 1 goal with the 3-Line Rifle loadout is to increase its mobility and speed. This will make it more reliable in close to medium-range and allow players more flexibility when using it Vanguard.

  • Muzzle: L-Brake
  • Barrel: 270mm VOZ Carbine
  • Stock: ZAC Custom MZ
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: .30-06 20 Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Proficiency: Shrouded
  • Kit: Deep Breath

Starting with the mobility attachments, the 3-Line Rifle sees this stat hugely increased. The 270MM VOZ Carbine barrel, ZAC Custom MZ stock, Mark IV Skeletal and Fabric Grip all improve ADS/sprint-to-fire speed. Players will still want to refrain from running around trying to quickscope enemies but this loadout gives players a chance in close-range.

The final attachments on the loadout help other areas in smaller ways. The L-Brake improves accuracy, Lengthened increases bullet velocity and Shrouded/Deep Breath help with longer range gunfights. This 3-Line Rifle loadout can be serviceable in Vanguard, even if the Kar98k is still king in multiplayer.