The 10 Most Powerful Weapons In Call Of Duty: Vanguard – Screen Rant


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One of the most exciting aspects of a new Call of Duty game being released is choosing which weapons to fight enemies with. The franchise's newest entry, Call of Duty: Vanguard, offers some of the best weapons to use in any first-person shooter game, including new and familiar firearms that both beginners and expert gamers can use to mow down hordes of flesh-starved zombies.

The weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard are divided into class tiers, ranking from D as the lowest to S as the highest in terms of overall power, damage and firing rate, reload times, recoil, maneuverability, and more.

10 M1928

M1828 gun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

When it comes to the second-best SMG in Vanguard, look no further than the trusty M1928 submachine gun. The A-tier automatic firearm is an absolute staple in the CoD arsenal that has been around since the beginning. With its extreme rate of fire, moderate recoils, and large magazine, it's an ideal weapon to take on even the most harrowing Call of Duty zombie hordes in tight areas with great success.

With 10 various attachments and eight variants, the M1928 is most powerful when taking on zombies up close and at mid-range, especially in multiplayer mode where the gun can hold up to 210 bullets. While a bit heavy and hard to reload, it's a dependable workhorse weapon. Unlock the gin by reaching Player Level 20.

9 DP27

DP27 gun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Light machine guns are extremely handy to use in CoD: Vanguard and none outrank the ultra-powerful S-tiered D27. One of the most devastating weapons in the game, the DP27 combines a massive "dinner-plate" magazine and an above-average rate of fire to deliver extreme damage at all ranges. As such, it's the best LMG in the game.

With its easy-to-wield lightweight frame, the DP27 also allows players to switch from a fully-automatic firing mode to burst-fire projectiles that increase the gun's overall accuracy. Unlock the gun by reaching Player Level 18.

8 MG42

MG42 gun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

After the DP27, the most powerful LMG in Vanguard belongs to the German military-grade MG42. The A-tiered fully-automatic submachine gun can fire 1,200 rounds per second thanks to a large magazine.

Delivering considerable damage at close-range and far distances alike, the MG42's versatility makes it extremely formidable. As a player moves through the game, the gun can be bolstered with full metal jacket rounds and rapid-fire bullets that make the MG42 nearly impossible to defend, even outmuscling many of CoD: Warzone's weapons.

7 Double-Barreled Shotgun

Double-Barreled Shotgun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

When in need of dealing devastating damage up close, shotguns are the best way to go. Of the shotguns in Vanguard, the S-tier Double-Barreled Shotgun reigns supreme thanks to its semi-automatic firing mode, medium recoil, and maximum damage levels. An accurate single shot will annihilate a zombie on the spot.

Of course, shotguns are less effective at long range, making the weapon most powerful when coming face to face with zombie enemies. With two rounds per magazine and an awesome stopping power to increase damage by 40% per strike, it's the ideal weapon when in the tightest of jams.

6 Type 99

Type 99 gun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

While most sniper rifles in the mega-popular first-person shooter require strategic fixed locations that require the utmost patience, the Type 99 weapon is an A-Tier rifle that can be used on the run throughout the map, making it far more mobile than many firearms in its class.

The bolt-action sniper rifle also delivers considerable damage at mid to far range, especially when targeting enemies above the torso. The Type 99 is akin to the beloved Swiss K31 sniper rifle featured in CoD: Black Ops Cold War, one of that game's most formidable firearms of all.

5 Volk

VOLK AR gun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

The most high-powered weapons in the CoD canon often include assault rifles. In Vanguard, the Volk is an extremely efficient and super-adaptable energy A-tier AR that is even mightier than the double-barreled shotgun during close-range encounters. It's also one of the lightest weapons in the game, making it easy to use while running at high speeds.

While it has a heavier recoil than most ARs, the Volk is a fast-firing killing machine that deals unparalleled up-close damage. The reason for the strong recoil is the huge amount of customizable attachments that give the weapon even more power, including six scopes, fusion mag, Faraday slug, and a particle amp.

4 Kar98k

The Kr98k gun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Slightly besting the Type 99 in terms of how much maximum damage it can inflict, the Kar98k is the absolute best sniper rifle in Vanguard. The S-tier weapon can be customized for speed, which can allow players to mow down four zombies at a time with ease.

Capable of single-shot assassinations if a target is hit in the head or torso, the lightweight weapon is also the most mobile of its kind. What the Kar98k lacks in reload time, it more than makes up for with its low recoil and its hefty amount of damage dealt on enemies. As such, it's currently the best gun to snipe zombies down from long range.


BAR gun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

In terms of sheer shot-for-shot bullet power, the BAR Assault Rifle is a hard weapon to outmuscle in the game. It has a relatively low firing rate due to the immense power one single round can deliver, which, if used in the right positions, can obliterate zombies with the utmost efficiency.

While other ARs are better equipped for fast-paced moving, running, jumping, and leaping around the arena, the BAR is an ideal weapon to hold a location down with extreme force and maintain a strategic position or for moving across the map at a more leisurely pace.

2 STG44

STG44 gun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

The heaviest-hitting Assault Rifle in Vanguard belongs to the STG44, a ruthless S-Tier model that can deliver substantial damages at all ranges. Even without its slew of upgrade attachments, the stock version of the game available when starting the game is an absolute tried-and-true killing machine. It's access to weapons like these early that makes Vanguard perhaps the best Call of Duty game to date.

With an unmatched firing rate that ensures a steady hail of bullets, sizable magazine, low-recoil to ensure more accuracy, and the ability to chop down zombie hordes from up-close and far-range, few weapons are more versatile in their raw power to raze the undead.

1 MP-40

MP40 Gun displayed in Call of Duty: Vanguard

The current consensus among most gamers is that the S-Tier MP-40 Submachine Gun is the most powerfully efficient weapon in Call of Duty: Vanguard. A huge fan-favorite even among the testing phase of the game, the unparalleled firing rate of the gun coupled with its low recoil and wide range makes it the ideal gun to wield.

Perfect for short and mid-range attacks, the considerable magazine clip allows for little reloading, which gives players a huge advantage able to maintain a continuous barrage of gunfire. With excellent handling stats, high accuracy rates, and first-rate damage dealt, the MP-40 can't be beaten.

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