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The Welgun is arguably a top-five weapon in Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 1. Sledgehammer Games has given the submachine gun few weaknesses, allowing it to break into the meta with relative ease. This applies to both the casual and competitive player base. Competitive players have begun using the Welgun when they can in online matches or tournaments. To get the most out of the SMG, though, these Vanguard players need to equip the Welgun’s best loadout for competitive.

As many players already know, the Welgun has virtually no recoil, a high rate of fire and moderate damage range. This makes it a mini-assault rifle at certain ranges and a nearly unbeatable SMG in close range. However, competitive players need to keep banned attachments in mind when designing a loadout for the gun. This slightly alters the recommended loadout for the Welgun in Vanguard.

Best competitive Welgun loadout in Vanguard

Among the banned attachments in competitive, the Recoil Booster and damage magazines are the ones that will affect competitive players the most. These attachments are mainstays on the best overall loadout for the Welgun in both Vanguard and Warzone Pacific. Competitive players will have to make do with other attachments, though.

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: 320MM SA Shrouded
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Gawain Skeletal
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
  • Magazine: N/A or 7.62 Gorenko 48 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Fleet
  • Kit: On-Hand

While Recoil Booster is the usual pick in the muzzle slot, it’s banned in competitive. To replace it, the F8 Stabilizer is in place to increase damage range and accuracy. The 320MM SA Shrouded barrel also boosts damage along with recoil control and flinch resistance while lowering mobility.

This stat is brought back up with the Gawain Skeletal stock and SMLE Pistol Grip, improving the Welgun’s sprint-to-fire speed. Fleet also increases mobility by boosting movement speed and weapon swap quickness.

For a magazine, players can opt for no mag or the 7.62 Gorenko 48 Round Mag. However, the latter reduces damage and range in exchange for a higher fire rate and recoil control. The final elements of the loadout improve recoil control and bullet velocity with Lengthened and Stippled Grip.

This Welgun loadout shreds in Vanguard and that transfers over to competitive play.