The best Call of Duty Vanguard STG 44 loadout

Two shot your enemies from any distance with the best setup for the STG 44

An assault rifle in Vanguard set against a black background

Looking for the best STG 44 loadout in Vanguard? The STG 44 packs a powerful punch, being one of the best Vanguard weapons we’ve seen so far. This loadout is capable of killing enemies in just two shots from almost any distance – use this build while you still can because it will be patched soon. The best part is that you can land the shots anywhere on the body, you don’t have to land two headshots to get the job done.

This gun is already in Warzone alongside the M1 Garand – you can unlock the blueprints for both weapons in the Season 6 battle pass. The STG 44 could be one of the best Warzone assault rifles in the game, although it’s not widely used as you currently can’t customise the loadout. It’s also not clear how the ten attachment gunsmith will translate to Warzone when the Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 release date rolls around.

For now, though, here’s the best STG 44 loadout for Vanguard multiplayer. This setup is ideal for players that like to get in the fight, and while it takes some hits to accuracy and stability – as long as you keep moving, the new ammo attachment and this gun’s impressive sprint to fire speed makes it deadly in the right hands.

Best Call of Duty Vanguard STG 44 loadout

The best Call of Duty Vanguard STG 44 loadout is:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: VDD 760MM 05B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Magazine: .30 Russian Short 20 Round Mags
  • Underbarrel: GF-59 Flashlight
  • Stock: Krausnick S11S Folding
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
  • Ammo type: Frangible
  • Kit: Fast Melee

After spending an entire year recommending the agency suppressor on most of our loadout guides for Cold War and Warzone, it’s time to change it up. The Recoil Booster muzzle increases fire rate, but does slightly hinder accuracy – equipping the VDD 760MM 05B barrel improves the stability and recoil overall, so you can strike a balance between recoil and mobility.

For the optic, we’ve opted for the Slate Reflector for a quick, clean shot and the Krausnick S11S Folding stock to increase the speed of weapon handling, including movement and sprint to fire speed. By equipping the GF-59 Flashlight, we’re adding a flashlight to our weapon to spot enemy name plates from further away. With this incredible loadout, you can randomly fire into the distance and hope to land a kill providing you know where enemies are.

The key attachment that transforms this weapon is the .30 Russian Short 20 Round Mags. These magazines come with a number of downsides that, on paper at least, seem far too drastic. We take a big hit to our recoil control, accuracy, fire rate, and movement speed. In return, the STG 44 receives a massive boost to its bullet velocity and damage, giving it that two shot kill potential.

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Part of the new Vanguard gunsmith is the option to equip different ammo types, these offer huge perks with little to no downside. For the STG 44, we’ve chosen Lengthened ammo type which takes the weapon’s bullet velocity to another level. No matter what range you’re shooting at, Lengthened ensures your bullets will reach the target at lightning speed.

For the rear grip, we’ve chosen the Fabric Grip, to further improve aim down sight speed, sprint to fire speed, and hip fire recoil accuracy to maximise our run ‘n’ gun approach. As this loadout means getting up close and personal, you’re bound to take a few hits from stray bullets and grenades. The Sleight of Hand proficiency compliments the 20 round magazines as it drastically shortens the amount of time to reload your weapon. To complement this build, we’ve gone for the Fast Melee kit to speed up your melee animations.

That’s the best STG 44 loadout in Vanguard. For more on the latest Call of Duty, here’s everything you can expect from Zombies in Vanguard.