Out of the five pistols in Call of Duty: Vanguard, the Klauser is arguably the least popular of the bunch. With the Top Break and 1911 featuring game-breaking loadouts and the Ratt and Machine Pistol being consistent with their top loadouts, the Klauser doesn’t see as much play. However, the Klauser still possesses a terrific loadout in Vanguard that can make it a back-pocket threat in multiplayer.
The Klauser’s biggest attribute over the other pistols in Vanguard is its range. The game describes the Klauser as being “more effective at range than other pistols.” Of course, this is just with the pistol’s base form. The other pistols in the game have great loadouts that can improve their range to make them stronger than the Klauser at range.
So how do we get the Klauser up to the standard of its Vanguard competitors? There’s one loadout that can help the pistol outmatch the others at times.
Best Klauser loadout in Vanguard
Players can unlock the Klauser at level 35 in Vanguard. The top attachments on the Klauser take some time to unlock, though, so players will want to use it consistently. There’s also a new method of leveling up weapons in Vanguard, which cuts the time to max a weapon out in half.
Once players have unlocked the necessary attachments, they can use the Klauser’s top loadout.
- Muzzle: No. 3 Rifle Brake
- Barrel: Fitzherbert 200MM BL
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Trigger Action: Rapid Action
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Proficiency: Brace
- Kit: Quick
This loadout begins with two attachments to help improve the Klauser’s recoil control. To be effective at range, the pistol needs to be highly controllable, which is what the Fitzherbert 200MM BL barrel and No. 3 Rifle Brake bring to the loadout. This is also aided by the Stippled Grip and Brace Proficiency.
Rounding out the loadout is the Rapid Action Trigger Action to increase the Klauser’s fire rate by two points and the Lengthened Ammo Type to boost its bullet velocity. With these attachments in place, the Klauser can be perhaps the best pistol at mid-range in Vanguard.
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.