This comprehensive Call of Duty: Vanguard weapon tier list ranks each weapon from best to worst based on data we gathered during the open beta.
The game features both excellent and subpar weaponry. However, if you practice enough with any weapon, you can become proficient with it. If you’re just getting started, it can be difficult to narrow down your options to the best one.
With this guide, you can select the optimal arsenal for your World War II adventure.
Be sure to check back after the game’s full release and after each patch and hotfix, as we’ll be updating this tier list then as well.
Call Of Duty: Vanguard – A Quick Introduction
Developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision, Call of Duty: Vanguard is a first-person shooter video game. In November of 2021, it was finally released. There are many different weapons to choose from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages in the game.
Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and Kill Confirmed are just some of the game’s five unique multiplayer modes. The gameplay and goals of each mode are different.
Most game modes have the overarching goal of either eradicating the opposing team or scoring a predetermined number of points first. The game also has a Zombies mode where players work together to fight off waves of zombies.
Vanguard’s gameplay is fast and intense, and the maps are built for intense close-quarters battles. Reviews have been largely favorable so far, with particular praise going to the game’s multiplayer modes and maps.
These are, without a doubt, the finest weapons available.
As the starting meta in this Call of Duty game, they will undoubtedly be powerful and advantageous over other weapons.
|Volk||Combat Rifle||Principal Armament||The Volk is great for both mid- and close-range combat thanks to its hybrid AR/SMG playstyle.
It has sufficient firepower while still allowing you to move freely, which is important in some situations.
|STG44||Machine Gun||Principal Armament||This is an excellent all-around firearm. Because of its low recoil and quick time-to-kill, it is equally well-suited to novice and veteran players.|
|MP-40||SMG||Principal Armament||A multipurpose weapon with fast killing speed and smooth handling.
Since most of the action on smaller maps takes place at close range, the MP-40 is an excellent choice of weapon.
|Automatic Pistol||Handgun||Subsequent Firearm||The best secondary weapon, functionally equivalent to a small-caliber machine gun.
Although it has a relatively low damage output, its 40-round magazine makes it a formidable weapon.
Excellent weapons that, when used and configured properly, can still provide a top-tier experience will find a home in the meta.
|Kar98k||Targeting Rifle||Principal Armament||Rifle with a bolt action that can kill with a single shot but is difficult to use effectively if you haven’t mastered it.
As expected, it excels at the tasks typical of sniper rifles while under cover.
|BAR||Machine Gun||Principal Armament||Precision long-range assault rifle. The handling is what keeps it in this tier, despite its powerful punch. When used properly, this weapon is unbeatable.|
|M1928||SMG||Weapon of Choice||This weapon, commonly referred to as a Thompson, has a high rate of fire and, with the right accessories, can compete favorably with S-Tier firearms.
Recoil is the only real issue, but if you can control it, this is a very effective and mobile weapon. It’s a safe bet that won’t let you down.
|MG42||LMG||Principal Armament||The MG42, being an LMG, has a huge magazine (holding 125 rounds) and a high rate of fire. It’s useful for holding off the enemy and putting them under pressure.
The only real flaw with this otherwise fantastic weapon is some iffiness in its damage.
Weapons that are playable and have their benefits, but aren’t ideal because of their weaknesses compared to the meta.
|Three-line Rifle||Targeting Rifle||Weapon of Choice||A sniper rifle that deals a lot of damage to the enemy’s upper body if it’s shot with it.
The weapon is too slow to be preferable to the Kar98k, as is the case with all sniper rifles.
|1911||Handgun||Subsequent Firearm||A reasonably effective semiautomatic pistol. A workable alternative, though it pales in comparison to the superior Machine Pistol.|
|Sten||SMG||Principal Armament||The layouts of the maps are optimal for a weapon like the Sten. It’s nimble and quick, but it can’t compete with other weapons in terms of time-to-kill.|
|Itra Explode||Combat Rifle||Principal Armament||This is an excellent firearm for those who prefer burst rifles. It’s damage is adequate, but it’s no match for fully automatic rifles.|
|M1 Garand||Weapon of the Marksman||Principal Armament||A classic weapon from the Call of Duty series. It’s great at longer ranges and deals a lot of damage. The slow pace of gameplay may put you off from using this weapon.|
Although enjoyable, these are not as powerful or unique as those found in higher tiers.
|Bren||LMG||Principal Armament||This weapon is best characterized by its large magazine and relatively slow handling.
With 100 rounds in the magazine, it’s still usable, but it’s not ideal in a game that prioritizes mobility.
|Spin-Firing Shotgun||Shotgun||Principal Armament||Shotgun with a semiautomatic firing mechanism and improved accuracy compared to the game’s other shotguns.|
|Panzerschreck||Launcher||Complementary Armament||Using a launcher can be a lot of fun. It’s satisfying to watch your foes go up in flames, but these weapons are more difficult to use than regular rocket-propelled grenade launchers.|
|FS Combat Knife||Melee||Complementary Armament||All you melee fanatics out there, this one’s for you. It can instantly stealth-kill an opponent and has the fastest attack speed of any weapon category.
Using melee weapons has obvious drawbacks. The enemy is equipped with long-range weapons, while these are designed for close quarters combat.
It’s a bad idea to try using these weapons in their current condition if you want to win the game.
|Bazooka||Launcher||Subsequent Firearm||To destroy enemy vehicles, use this weapon. When compared to Panzerschreck, it feels extremely underpowered due to its poor effectiveness in eliminating enemy players.|
|Fully-Automatic Shotgun||Shotgun||Weapon of Choice||A shotgun with a semiautomatic firing rate. This weapon’s low damage output and small magazine capacity make it a poor choice for self-defense.|
|Ratt||Handgun||Subsequent Firearm||A concealed pistol that blends in. It fires semiautomatically but does significantly less damage than comparable pistols.|
Setting up Call of Duty Mobile and your phone
- System Requirements for Call of Duty Mobile on iPhone Compatible with devices starting with the iPhone 6S and iPads starting with the iPad Air 2.
- Android versions 4.0 and up are compatible with Call of Duty Mobile. Android 4.3 or later is needed, and your device should have at least 2GB of RAM.
Get ready to store your devices: In order to install Call of Duty: Mobile and save game data, you’ll need about 1.6 GB of space. This is a demanding game, so your phone won’t perform as well if you’re on the edge. File sizes for COD:M can reach 12GB, but the game is split up into smaller chunks so you only have to download what you need.
In order to improve your phone’s performance, you should disable any unnecessary alerts and background processes by switching to the “gaming mode,” if your device has one. You should keep your phone in peak condition while playing CoD:M.
You can either sign in with your Facebook credentials or your Call of Duty Activision Account, or you can play as a guest if you prefer. If you use Facebook login, your profile will be portable across devices, just like it is with an Activision account in the event that you upgrade your phone or want to play on a tablet, for example.
It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for bonuses associated with using a specific login method, such as a unique Call of Duty character you can unlock.
Put in your earbuds: The music in Call of Duty: Mobile is fantastic, and it actually makes you more alert in the game. If your hearing is sharp, you can detect the approach of an enemy, identify the cough of a silenced sniper rifle, and much more. If you have stereo speakers, playing with headphones is the way to go, but if not, crank up the volume.
A connection to the World Wide Web is required: Since this is a live multiplayer game, you will need an internet connection at all times. Although the game does not consume a great deal of data, it is still wise to limit its use or play it over Wi-Fi.
My game is lagging, please help! Your connection may be dropping out if you suddenly stop moving or seem to be hovering over the same spot over and over again. To solve the issue, try switching the Wi-Fi on or off or restarting the router or the phone. When Wi-Fi is acting up, we occasionally resort to mobile data.
Brighten up the room; you’ll need to shoot what you can see. In order to get the best possible picture, you should disable auto-brightness, crank up the volume, and make sure neither “night mode” nor the “blue light filter” are active. Get your phone’s auto-brightness turned off by switching to the game mode.
You can play games designed for the Xbox or PlayStation consoles on your mobile device by plugging in a compatible controller for that system. When you play, you’ll be matched up against others who are also using controllers to ensure that no one has an undue advantage. After pairing the controller with your device over Bluetooth, you’ll be able to go into your device’s settings and make adjustments to how the controller works.
Call of Duty Mobile best settings and controls
Call of Duty: Mobile offers a wide variety of customization options, and the best ones will vary depending on your personal preferences and the device you use to play. It’s important to try different things out.
Click on the “Advanced” tab: At the outset of the game, you will be given the option of using either a basic or an advanced control scheme. Choose Advanced over Simple if you want full control over your shots, even if it means practicing a little bit more to get them off properly. Using basic controls will get you nowhere.
You can adjust the controls by tapping the gear icon in the lobby, which will reveal a menu with a variety of options. The Controls menu offers Simple and Advanced modes, as described above; however, the Advanced mode also includes a customise button that, when tapped, allows you to reposition individual control elements. Adjust for the minor differences between the docks in multiplayer and battle royale.
Dropshotting can now be activated by pressing the prone button, a new feature that replaces the previous requirement of holding down the crouch button for an extended period of time. You can drop to the ground and continue fighting (a technique known as dropshotting) if you activate the prone button, which is disabled by default. It’s common in PUBG and is rapidly becoming so in COD:M thanks to the new control option. The prone button can be hidden from view in the settings menu under basic controls.
Alter the shooting mode by accessing the same menu as before under the Advanced tab. You can choose to shoot “hip,” “ADS,” or “custom.” This will allow you to modify the behavior of weapon groups, allowing you to do things like fire shotguns from the hip (which is a good idea).
Adjust the visual quality by tapping Audio and Graphics in the settings menu. This will be done automatically upon first launch, but you can override the defaults if you prefer. In this menu, you’ll find options like video quality and frame rate. Experiment with different values to find one that provides the least jerky gameplay experience possible. Here you’ll find Ultra mode, which boosts the frame rate to 120Hz, but at the expense of some visual quality.
Set the sensitivity: Devices have varying responses, and in Sensitivity, you can alter the settings for how you move and how sensitive movements are through the gyroscope on your phone. These can be adjusted independently for multiplayer and battle royale games, and for each magnification setting on a scope, since you may need more or less sensitivity at different magnification levels for optimal stability.
Applying the AI vs. Practice test to your preferences: The game mode can be selected in multiplayer by tapping the selection button (located above the start button). The terms “practice” and “practice vs. AI” appear in this section. You can try out different weapons, control schemes, and other configurations to see if they suit your needs. This is the spot to make instantaneous adjustments to your preferences.
Explore your friend’s gameplay by visiting their profiles and tapping the “eye” button to observe their in-game actions in real time.
Call of Duty: Mobile gameplay modes
There are two main parts to Call of Duty: Mobile. Multiplayer games and “last man standing” games fall into this category. These two play styles may share some common visual elements and basic controls, but they are very different experiences. The zombie mode has come back for a short period of time.
You can choose from a variety of multiplayer maps and game modes. The main game modes are Free for All, Hardpoint, Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Domination, Search & Destroy, Gunfight, and Kill Confirmed.
Then there are modes that focus on particular aspects of the game’s lore or gameplay, such as Standoff: Halloween, Sniper Only, Gun Game, or Prop Hunt. Keep an eye on the Battle Pass to see how you can earn rewards while playing any game mode. Sometimes a new map will debut alongside a new featured mode. When it’s available, we always opt for 10 vs. 10, because it’s pure mayhem from start to finish.
Killhouse, Nuketown (Russia and Temple), Hijacked, Cage, Rust, Gulag, Shipment 1944, Reclaim, Dome, Scrapyard, Oasis, Highrise, Crash, Summit, Crossfire, Standoff, Terminal, Firing Range, Hackney Yard, Takeoff, Raid, Meltdown, Icebreaker, Slums, Suldal Harbor, Shoot House, Miami Strike, Icebreaker, Hardhat, Hacienda, Hovec Sawmill. The first ten are relatively small, while the second set is larger and alters the game’s pace accordingly.
You may not always have access to all of the maps, as some maps come and go and others are reserved for specific game modes.
Competitive multiplayer matches will switch between different game modes and locations.
Battle royale modes
Battle royale allows players to choose between a first-person or third-person perspective, play alone, with a partner, or in a team, and features two maps (Isolated and Blackout). There’s also a smaller map based on Alcatraz that appears and disappears from the game. Many multiplayer map locations can be found in Blackout.
In battle royale, players drop in unprepared and must quickly find and use whatever weapons they can find to increase their chances of survival and ultimately emerge victorious. As time goes on, the playing area shrinks, forcing the remaining players into a smaller and smaller space. This is a traditional “battle royale.”
Sniper Challenge, where only sniper weapons are allowed, and Warfare, where teams of 20 players face off against one another, are two of the game’s sporadic additional modes that offer a twist on the standard BR formula.
Mastering the Battle Pass and rewards system
While it is perfectly acceptable to play Call of Duty: Mobile for fun, the game also features a sizable reward system. The Battle Pass and special events provide this. There’s a paid option and a free option here, and they both work on the same schedule. Those who pay get more characters, skins, and CP (in-game currency), but even those who don’t get quite as much content still have a lot to work with.
Increase your Battle Pass XP by playing the game; this is the primary means by which you advance through the Battle Pass. Participating in the events, however, will hasten your progress and help you reach the higher tiers faster, allowing you to unlock more and better rewards.
Keep an Eye on the Events: The events system provides some welcome variety. While you are free to play TDM whenever you like, the events provide welcome variety and allow you to earn more rewards and advance in the Battle Pass. Credits, Weapon XP, Battle Pass XP, crates, and occasionally new weapons, characters, and skins will be included in this. Find challenges like “Kill 30 enemies with AGR 556 equipped with any 5 attachments” and others like it in the Seasonal or Featured events lists. This basically guides you through the process, helps you get the rewards, and gives you access to all the new content in the game.
Use Gunsmith to boost your weapons
Gunsmith provides a wide variety of attachments and skins to further personalize your arsenal. Playing with the weapons or using Weapon XP cards to level up that weapon is how you gain access to a lot of the game’s features.
You can find Gunsmith in the Loadout menu, and in order to advance through certain events, you’ll need to use it to equip the required number of attachments on the appropriate weapon. To access the Gunsmith, simply press the button labeled with that name. If you’d like more information about Gunsmith, we’ve provided a detailed guide for you to read.
Share your XP with pals: In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, friends can help you in many ways, including gaining access to more Weapon XP cards. The XP you send to your friends will be returned to you in the form of Weapon XP. It’s a breeze to complete this daily chore and gain access to more cards in Gunsmith.
Keep an eye on the weapon data: The modifications you make to the weapon aren’t cosmetic — they actually alter its performance. It could be the precision, the damage, or the flexibility. The values will either increase (in green) or decrease (in red) to reflect the effects of your modifications to the weapon. This gives you the freedom to adapt your playstyle by switching between weapons that emphasize different playstyle-defining characteristics, such as increased mobility for fast, close play or greater damage and range for long-range fighters.
It’s easy to overlook Perks because they don’t directly affect your weapon’s stats, but some of the best ones can speed up your magazine change and even increase your weapon’s damage. Akimbo is one of the most potent Perks because it allows you to equip two Fennec SMGs at once, but it is locked until you reach a certain level.
Multiplayer tips and tricks
You can customize your loadouts for multiplayer games in Call of Duty: Mobile by collecting and upgrading weapons, applying skins, and more.
Level up to gain access to additional loadouts: Gain experience as you play to advance in rank and gain access to additional loadout slots. There are ten customizable loadouts at your disposal, each with its own primary and secondary weapons, grenades, operator skill, and three perks.
Pick your weapons with care: What you start the game with depends on the map and the game mode you’re playing, both of which are affected by the loadout you choose. SMGs excel in the close quarters of maps like Killhouse, Hijacked, and Nuketown, while longer range weapons excel on maps like Crossfire. With ten loadouts at your disposal, you can adapt your playstyle on the fly during a match.
Weapons cards, obtained through rewards, can be used to purchase enhancements such as scopes and barrel extensions, among other things. The weapon characteristics chart will reflect your adjustments, which may have a significant effect on the weapon’s performance in the game. This is the essence of Gunsmith.
In a multiplayer game, it’s impossible to remain undetected: In multiplayer games, the red flashes on the opposing team’s uniform serve as a visual barrier between the two sides, so it’s best to stay out of sight if you want to avoid detection. You can still see the red marks even if you are using camouflage, so that is of little use. You are not undetectable; a UAV can locate you and plot your location on a map.
If your team sees you in one of the many red skins or outfits, they may get confused. It’s natural to assume an enemy is nearby if you spot a flash of red. If your team is struggling to keep track of who they are fighting in Hardcore mode, avoiding red colors may help.
Don’t stop moving; in this situation, invisibility is your worst enemy. To avoid being spotted by the enemy, you should keep on the move. Mastering the art of strafing side to side while maintaining a steady aim is essential. When your ammunition runs low, take cover and emerge to resume the fight. This deceptively straightforward use of cover achieves impressive results.
You can slide by tapping the down button while running. You have a greater chance of making it to cover and not getting shot if you do this, which is unpredictable.
Learn to crouch; it will serve you well by reducing your profile while still allowing you to move freely. In fact, there is a Perk called Skulker that increases your speed while crouching.
You can get where you’re going more quickly if you sprint. This can be done by either pressing the sprint button or sliding up the forward controller. Also, if you want to run and spray with your shotgun, you can select the “always sprint” option from the menu. However, this feature should be used with caution, as it reduces your ability to stop abruptly and may cause you to run straight into your enemy. There is also a speed boost Perk. Use it.
In close quarters, draw your pistol: the Renetti is an excellent sidearm and can kill as effectively as a rifle. Sometimes reloading your primary weapon takes longer than switching to the pistol. It works wonderfully in the midst of Nuketown-style chaos. The silencer should be avoided because it reduces range, but the capacity can be increased through Gunsmith to improve effectiveness.
Put your grenades to use: However, tossing a grenade from one end of a map to the other is a great way to start a fight, especially on maps like Killhouse and Nuketown, where doing so is relatively easy and can quickly wake up your enemy. Just don’t step on your own grenade, and double-check that the opening immunity period has ended.
Be wary of the Martyrdom perk, which causes a grenade to be dropped whenever a player dies. If you get too close to the player you just killed, their grenade could kill you as well.
Learn to use a sticky grenade, which has the advantages of not bouncing or rolling. It will remain where you throw it, whether that’s through a window or against a wall. It is perfect for flushing out snipers or people hiding behind crates.
Learn how to use the scorestreaks effectively. You can equip anything from a hunter killer drone to a VTOL gunship, effectively ending the game, in the three available slots. Some are guided by AI, while others allow for human input. For instance, the predator missile needs to be directed to its intended target. You can set up the sentry gun and leave it there to kill anyone who happens to round a corner, but it’s also vulnerable to enemy fire. Scorestreaks are activated by engaging the enemy and claiming casualties.
Eliminate the high scores of enemy aircraft: The stealth helicopter and VTOL pose a significant threat to your team, but they are vulnerable to your fire. Pick up an LMG and start pumping bullets into it to take it out. The Sparrow skill allows you to shoot explosive arrows, which can bring down aircraft with just a couple of hits. The FHJ-18 can zero in and put an end to that winning streak in short order.
In games like Frontline and Team Deathmatch, it’s important to go up against your opponents head-on. Staying on the sidelines could put you out of action while your teammates are engaged in a battle. Locate the most important nodes on the map and take control of them to trap your opponent.
Make a big scene with smoke: smoke grenades have many practical applications. Smoke out the room by lobbing that grenade through the window if there’s a sniper inside a building you can’t get past, or if the enemy has you pinned down, of course. You can also use smoke as cover to escape from a resurrected enemy. Capturing a location in Dominance while remaining unseen by the opposition is another excellent use for this tactic.
Choose your team’s and the map’s equipment carefully. Different strategies can be employed on each of the multiplayer maps. In contrast to Nuketown, Crossfire features abundant cover for snipers. Having five players all armed with sniper rifles on Nuketown could be problematic and boring for the rest of the team. If you want your team to perform at its best, be flexible.
To get from one end of the boat to the other, there is a secret passage that can only be accessed by playing on the Hijacked map (the boat). This can put you in a position to gain the upper hand and even the score with the opposition. Simply enter the cabin and locate the aforementioned floor opening.
Battle royale tips and tricks
Call of Duty: Mobile’s take on battle royale is remarkably different from anything else out there. It’s a much more tactical game than multiplayer combat because you don’t get to start with your preferred loadout, you can’t respawn at will, and the map is much larger. The user interface is also a little different, and Alcatraz features a more like-multiplayer-sized play area despite its smaller size.
If you play multiplayer games frequently and prefer the first-person perspective, you can easily switch to it by tapping the FPV button.
Pick your drop location wisely; there are plenty of vehicles and firearms to go around, but if you land in a populated area, the first person to acquire a weapon will likely pursue and kill you. If you want to make it through the first 10 minutes alive, you should go somewhere a little more out of the way. Numerous vantage points and sniper rifles provide easy control over Alcatraz.
Collaborate — or don’t: It takes a village to raise a child. If everyone drops together, moves together, and fights together, the team will have no trouble winning. You may want to go it alone if your group is set on making immediate contact and killing each other. You should play multiplayer if you just want to kill people; battle royale is about surviving.
It is preferable to be revived by a teammate rather than relying on the revival flights that will drop you back into the game. Keep in mind that if a teammate is talking to the enemy, they won’t pay any attention to you until it’s safe to do so. Close in, but if you can, be ready to wait to be revived. A cloud of smoke can provide cover while you administer first aid.
Relax, you’re wearing a wingsuit: If you’re wearing a wingsuit, it doesn’t matter whether you jump from a helicopter or a tower—either way, you’ll make it. Put that to good use for yourself. If you don’t have the range to engage from a mountaintop, you can wingsuit right on top of someone and pop ’em with your shotgun. I really enjoy doing this.
Watch the trail and listen for footsteps: In a battle royale setting, having a good idea of where your opponents are is crucial. If you’re a scout, keep your eyes peeled for footprints on the map and your ears perked up so you can find their location before they do. It’s the best way to ensure success.
While in multiplayer games this would result in an instant death, in battle royale you can simply hide until your opponent is within striking distance. Yes, it is that efficient.
Keep an eye on your ammunition: there are plenty of weapons to choose from, but you can quickly use them all up. Be aware of your inventory, avoid collecting unnecessary items, and check that your secondary weapon is effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best weapon in Call Of Duty: Vanguard?
The S tier list contains the best weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard. These weapons are so potent that you’ll be able to easily crush the competition in any online multiplayer setting.
2. What factors are considered when making a COD Vanguard tier list?
Call of Duty: Vanguard weapons are ranked according to their damage, accuracy, range, portability, and versatility.
3. What is the purpose of the COD Vanguard weapon tier list?
This Call of Duty: Vanguard weapon tier list was compiled to assist multiplayer players in making informed weapon choices.
4. What is the distinction between S and A-tier?
Compared to weapons of the S tier, those of the A tier are still quite good, but not quite as excellent. Use this guide to help you choose the best weapon for your play style.
5. How accurate is the Call Of Duty: Vanguard weapon tier list?
The weapon tier list in Call of Duty: Vanguard is based on the opinions of high-level players and may not reflect how you prefer to play.
6. What is the difference between a weapon’s damage and accuracy?
A weapon’s damage is its ability to inflict harm, while its accuracy is its success rate in doing so.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is, in general, a fantastic game with a bright future. There is a wide variety of high-quality weapons to choose from in this game. This Call of Duty: Vanguard weapon tier list will help you determine which weapons are the most effective in multiplayer by comparing their relative strengths and weaknesses.
We trust that after reading this blog, you now have a better grasp of the game’s arsenal. How do you feel about our ranked list of weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard? Have we forgotten any necessary weapons? Post your thoughts in the section below! And if you’re looking for more Call of Duty advice, have a look at our other articles.
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