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In the early going of Call of Duty: Vanguard, the STG44 is easily the most popular assault rifle in use. Even in the beta, players are realizing its power and potential as a meta weapon. However, the problem with the STG, and every other gun in Vanguard, is that creating a loadout has never been tougher. Sledgehammer Games has expanded the gunsmith system, now allowing for 10 attachments on all weapons.

While this is great for customization, it can be quite overwhelming for players who are trying to decide what attachments to use. There are several options in each slot, which makes crafting a loadout a long and difficult process for some. Although, it doesn’t have to be if players allow others to craft the loadout for them.

Best STG44 loadout in Vanguard

As there are 10 attachment slots players need to fill, there are going to be ample chances to improve the STG44. However, there is also the same number of chances to negatively impact the gun with certain attachments. As such, some attachment slots aren’t in use for the recommended STG44 loadout. They aren’t needed to make the AR better and would only hamper its ability to improve.

The loadout below comes from Call of Duty world champion Chris “Parasite” Duarte. Though, it is designed specifically for the Vanguard beta and will likely change by the time Nov. 5 rolls around.

  • Muzzle: Scythe Compensator
  • Barrel: VDD 760MM 05B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Krausnick S11S Folding
  • Underbarrel: M3 Ready Grip
  • Magazine: N/A
  • Ammo Type: Subsonic
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip
  • Proficiency: Pressure
  • Kit: Reach

The only attachment slot omitted from the STG44 loadout is the magazine. The STG’s choices in the slot negatively affect the weapon’s ADS time too much to outweigh the extra bullets that it would provide.

The main goal of this loadout is to reduce recoil, keep the ADS and sprint-to-fire times strong and improve damage range. With all of these elements combined in one loadout, the STG44 firmly cements itself as one of the top guns in Vanguard.