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There’s not much question as to which submachine gun is the top choice in Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer. The MP40 has reigned supreme since the initial beta of Vanguard and that remains true to this day. Within the first couple of days of the game’s release, players had discovered the best overall and the best competitive loadout for the MP40. However, since then, a new loadout has surfaced that requires some additional accuracy but can be a two-shot kill to the body if used correctly.

This loadout features two attachments that players might not have thought to pair together. The pairing makes the MP40 a two-shot kill pretty much anywhere besides the head. The reason for this is that the attachments reduce headshot damage and increase limb damage. In this rare instance, players shouldn’t follow YouTuber Pamaj’s advice to “Aim Higher” and, instead, should aim lower.

Two-shot MP40 loadout in Vanguard

While the focal point of the loadout is those two attachments, players need to know how to fill the other eight slots. Without the right selections, players could have an MP40 that has too much recoil and negates the bonuses of the two-shot kill attachments.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector or Krausnick IS01M
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 8MM Kurz 32 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Brace
  • Kit: Quick

The two attachments players want to ensure they equip are the 8MM Kurz 32 Round Mags and Hollow Point Ammo Type. With these two attachments, players can earn a two-shot kill at close to mid-range in Vanguard. As previously mentioned, though, players want to aim for the upper body. By doing this, they take full advantage of Hollow Point Ammo Type.

At longer ranges, the damage begins to drop off and the two-shot kill is no longer in effect. Players will want to stay as close to enemies as possible with this MP40 loadout in Vanguard.

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