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The MP40 is the current choice for competitive players using a submachine gun in Call of Duty: Vanguard. While guns like the Type 100 have an overpowered loadout, the MP40 is the best base SMG in Vanguard multiplayer. For this reason, professional players have pegged the MP40 as their go-to SMG when scrimmaging or playing online tournaments. Naturally, they’ve also constructed the best overall competitive loadout for the MP40 in Vanguard.
The loadout is somewhat different from the best standard MP40 loadout. It focuses more on accuracy and less on mobility. Reigning Call of Duty League MVP Chris “Simp” Lehr recently showcased this preferred loadout that he personally uses in Vanguard. In the video, he dropped nearly 50 kills against the Minnesota Røkkr. Below, competitive fans can see exactly what Simp and a majority of other pros are running on their MP40.
Best competitive MP40 loadout in Vanguard
This loadout features little to no recoil at all. The MP40 already has great recoil control and the attachments in place on this loadout only further reduce it. This allows players to play at any range and not have to worry about controlling the MP40 too much.
- Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
- Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
- Optic: Krausnick IS01M
- Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 9MM 24 Round Fast Mag
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Proficiency: Brace
- Kit: Quick
The attachments that boost recoil control/accuracy on this loadout are plentiful. The F8 Stabilizer, Krausnick 317MM 04B, Stippled Grip, Brace and Carver Foregrip all increase the MP40’s recoil control. The muzzle and barrel on the loadout also boost damage range slightly.
The remaining attachments help with mobility for the most part. The lone exception is the Lengthened Ammo Type, which increases bullet velocity. Mobility is increased by the Krausnikc 33M Folding stock, 9MM 24 Round Fast Mag and Quick Kit. The 24 Round Fast Mag is in place so players can reload quickly if they’re in a tight jam, which happens often when using an SMG in competitive play.
For any players looking to dip their toes in competitive, or those already established in Vanguard, this MP40 loadout is the top choice.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.