Want to know the best STG44 loadout in Call Of Duty: Vanguard? As you might expect, Assault Rifles tend to be very popular in Call Of Duty. The STG44 undoubtedly sits at the top in Vanguard. In short: no other Assault Rifle quite compares. With the perfect blend of speed, power, and accuracy, the STG44 is remarkably efficient at ending a gunfight - and ending your enemy.
There's always room for improvement, though. This STG44 loadout aims to increase its accuracy and reduce initial recoil, while also improving the damage and range to make the STG44 capable of lasering enemies at short-medium range. We'll also cover the perks, equipment, and secondary weapon that you should use to create the best STG44 loadout in Vanguard.
Call Of Duty: Vanguard Season 1 is just around the corner, so we expect changes and tweaks to the meta as new guns are introduced. If anything changes with the STG44, we'll be sure to update this guide to let you know. For now, rest assured that this is the best STG44 loadout in Vanguard.
Best STG44 class in Call Of Duty: Vanguard
The STG44 is one of the best guns in Call Of Duty: Vanguard, thanks to its versatility. Whether you want to run-and-gun or pick off enemies from a distance, the STG44 is a solid weapon to have in your arsenal. With this loadout, we've focused on improving the recoil control, accuracy, damage, and range of the STG44, making it an absolute laser that you can use to quickly snap between headshots. No matter which map you're on, this STG44 class will make slaying the enemy team easier than you could imagine.
- Optic: G16 2.5X
- Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
- Barrel: VDD 760MM 05B
- Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
- Magazine: .30 Russian Short 30 Round Mags
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Stock: VDD 34s Weighted
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Proficiency: Sleight Of Hand
- Kit: Fully Loaded
Since this STG44 class aims to make it excel at medium-range, the 2.5x scope is perfect for picking out your target. Of course, you won’t hit anything if your STG44 is drastically kicking back when you shoot, so you’ll need attachments that improve recoil control and accuracy. The F8 Stabilizer and VDD 760mm 05B barrel increase your accuracy and control, whilst also slightly raising the damage range of the STG44.
The VDD34s Weighted stock and M1930 Strife Angled underbarrel also improve the accuracy and control of your STG44, but your speed will suffer when using these attachments. As mentioned above, this loadout focuses on medium-long range encounters, so the drastic reduction to movement and sprint to fire speed shouldn’t matter.
The Stippled Grip should deal with any remaining recoil by increasing your recoil recovery, meaning that it will take less time to center your aim again after firing. This is important if you want to deal with multiple enemies at once.
With your recoil and accuracy so high, we can actually afford to suffer a loss in that area to increase your damage and bullet velocity, making the STG44 more efficient for long-range encounters. The Russian Short 30 Round Mags drastically decrease recoil control and accuracy, but these stats will still be above the default for the STG44. However, to make up for that loss, this magazine increases bullet velocity, damage range, and bullet penetration. When paired with the Lengthened ammo type, which also increases bullet velocity, your STG will be able to quickly pick off targets at any range.
Quick reloads are always important, so take Sleight Of Hand as your proficiency. Use Fully Loaded as your kit so that you start with max ammo, meaning you won’t need to panic and switch to your secondary in the middle of a firefight.
This STG44 class is ideal when sitting back and picking off targets from a distance. However, enemies are sneaky, and you won’t always have the luxury of sitting in a vantage point alone. Whether an enemy has got closer to flank you, or you need to move to focus on the objective, you’ll want a faster weapon that can help you in short-range battles. For this, take a powerful close-range weapon like the MP40 or Combat Shotgun. These are the best SMG and best Shotgun in Call Of Duty: Vanguard respectively, and excel when facing enemies up close. If you prefer to sit back and attack from a distance, try out a strong Sniper Rifle, such as the Kar98k or 3-Line Rifle.
Best STG44 Perks and Equipment
Here are the best perks and equipment to use with your STG44 class:
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: Radar
- Perk 3: Overkill
- Lethal: Thermite
- Tactical: Stim
After testing them all out, we quickly settled on the best perks in Call Of Duty: Vanguard, and we see no reason to change that up for this STG44 class. Ghost should help you remain hidden from enemy intel and spy planes, making it more difficult for enemies to find you. Radar makes it easier for you to spot enemies, as they’ll appear on your minimap when they fire an unsilenced weapon. Finally, you’ll need Overkill to equip one of the weapons mentioned above as your secondary weapon in this loadout.
The Thermite and Stim are important for this loadout, as they’ll help you escape dangerous situations if an enemy gets close. When you see an enemy approaching, throw the Thermite and then run to find another vantage point. If you get shot, use the Stim to refresh your tactical sprint and quickly heal, giving you a chance to get into cover and kill your enemy.
With that, you should now be prepped and ready to create the best STG44 class in Call Of Duty: Vanguard. If you want to try out more setups, check out our list of the best loadouts in Vanguard. If you want to learn more about the STG44 and other guns, take a look at our list of Call Of Duty: Vanguard weapon stats. You should also check out our guide on how to level up fast in Call Of Duty: Vanguard, so that you can unlock these attachments and build the best STG44 class setup quickly.