Call of Duty: Vanguard will be released on November 5, 2021.
Based on data we collected during the open beta, we were able to create this ultimate Call of Duty: Vanguard weapon tier list to give you a quick overview of what the best and worst weapons are.
There are some great and not-so-great weapon options in this game. Nonetheless, any weapon can do well if you practice enough with it. If you’re a beginner, then it might be a bit overwhelming when trying to choose the right one to start with.
This list will help you pick the best possible weapon loadout, and make you ready for the World War II experience.
We’ll update this tier list once the game fully releases and after each patch and hotfix so be sure to bookmark this page.
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These are the best weapons to use, hands down.
Not only are they strong, but they have an advantage over other weapons, which will surely be the starting meta in this Call of Duty game.
|Volk||Assault Rifle||Primary Weapon||The Volk combines AR and SMG playstyle, which makes it perfect for mid-range to close-range combat.|
It’s also great for mobility which is going to be crucial in some situations while still providing you with enough firepower.
|STG44||Assault Rifle||Primary Weapon||This is a perfectly well-rounded weapon. It has low recoil and fast time-to-kill, which makes it perfectly suited for new and skilled players.|
|MP-40||SMG||Primary Weapon||A versatile weapon that has exceptional time-to-kill and handling.|
You cannot go wrong with this weapon since the map sizes mainly revolve around short-range combat and the MP-40 excels in that without any drawbacks.
|Machine Pistol||Handgun||Secondary weapon||Probably the best secondary weapon, practically counting as an SMG.|
It’s lower on the damaging side but combined with the 40-round magazine, it becomes a force to be reckoned with.
Great weapons that are still able to bring you that top-tier feel if used and set up right, these will surely see their place in the meta.
|Kar98k||Sniper Rifle||Primary Weapon||Bolt action rifle with great damage, being able to kill with a single shot, but lacks in mobility which can be tricky if you haven’t mastered the weapon.|
As expected it does what sniper rifles do the best as long as you stay in cover.
|BAR||Assault Rifle||Primary Weapon||Assault rifle that specializes in long-range. It really packs a punch but the handling is what keeps it in this tier. Learn to handle it well and this becomes a flawless weapon.|
|M1928||SMG||Primary Weapon||Also known as Thompson this weapon has a significant fire rate, combined with some attachments it’s a strong competitor to S-Tier weapons.|
The only drawback is the recoil, but if you master it, then this is a weapon with great damage and mobility. You simply can’t go wrong with it.
|MG42||LMG||Primary Weapon||As expected with LMGs, the MG42 has an enormous magazine of 125 bullets and a great firing rate. It can help hold off and provide pressure to the enemy.|
The handling is not lacking either but the damage is a bit off which is the only drawback of this fantastic weapon.
Weapons that can be viable and have their advantages, but their lacking just makes it so they are not ideal for the meta.
|3-line rifle||Sniper Rifle||Primary Weapon||A sniper rifle that does massive amounts of damage if the enemy is hit in the upper chest and above.|
But like all of the sniper rifles lack, this weapon is too slow and there’s no need to use it over the Kar98k.
|1911||Handgun||Secondary Weapon||A semi-automatic pistol that does fairly decent damage. Viable option but lacks a lot compared to its better counterpart, which is the Machine Pistol.|
|Sten||SMG||Primary Weapon||The map setups favor a gun like the Sten. It’s mobile and really fast but lacks in time-to-kill compared to other weapons.|
|Itra Burst||Assault Rifle||Primary Weapon||For those who love burst rifles, this is a great weapon. It does decent damage but the problem is that fully automatic rifles are just much better.|
|M1 Garand||Marksman’s Rifle||Primary Weapon||A weapon that’s iconic for Call of Duty games. It deals massive damage and it’s great for longer ranges. What might not draw you to this weapon is the slow gameplay it provides.|
These are good and fun but they put you at a disadvantage and do not stand out as much as ones in the upper tiers.
|Bren||LMG||Primary Weapon||Big magazine and feeling slow is what best describes this weapon.|
In a game that rewards mobility, it just doesn’t work that well, but with 100 rounds in the magazine, it’s still somewhat usable.
|Revolving Shotgun||Shotgun||Primary Weapon||Semi-automatic shotgun which is better than other shotguns in the game, but still feels weak to use and has a small magazine size.|
|Panzerschreck||Launcher||Secondary Weapon||Launchers can be fun to use. Seeing the enemy go out in smoke just feels good, but the problem is that they are not like RPGs and are harder to use.|
|FS Fighting Knife||Melee||Secondary Weapon||This weapon is for all the lovers of melee weapons in this game. It has the fastest attack speed out of any class of weapons and instant stealth takedowns. |
The disadvantage of using melee weapons is pretty obvious. It’s that the enemy has long-range weapons while these are made for hand-to-hand combat.
In the state that these weapons are, it’s a really bad idea to try and use them if you wish to dominate in the game.
|Bazooka||Launcher||Secondary Weapon||This is the weapon used to destroy enemy vehicles. It feels really weak to use compared to Panzerschreck, mostly because it doesn’t do that well with taking out enemy players.|
|Auto-Loading Shotgun||Shotgun||Primary Weapon||A shotgun that utilizes a Semi-automatic fire rate. The damage this weapon deals is fairly low and the magazine size just adds on to that and makes this weapon weak.|
|Ratt||Handgun||Secondary Weapon||A pistol that doesn’t stand out. It has semi-automatic fire with less damage than other pistols in its class.|