Looking for the best Volk loadout in Call Of Duty Vanguard? The Volk has a sharp vertical recoil pattern which makes it very difficult to use in medium-long range encounters. However, when used at close-range, the Volk is actually one of the best Assault Rifles in Vanguard. It balances fire rate and damage to easily tear through enemies with an impressive time-to-kill. With this loadout, we aim to make the Volk easier to control so that you can make the most of its TTK at medium-range, making it more viable in Vanguard Season 1.
As Call Of Duty: Vanguard Season 2 approaches, we expect to see frequent patches and fixes. If any of these changes impact the Volk or this loadout, we'll update this guide to let you know. Check back when Season 2 drops at the start of February to see how this loadout changes to fit the new meta.
Best Volk loadout in Call Of Duty: Vanguard
The Volk is most effective at short range, but the drastic recoil makes this gun unbearable without any attachments. However, if you use certain attachments that make it easier to control, the Volk becomes better at medium-range firefights, whilst maintaining lots of the speed that makes it such a strong Assault Rifle. These attachments unlock the Volks potential, bringing it closer to some of the best Assault Rifles, like the STG44 and Automaton.
- Optic: G16 2.5X
- Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
- Barrel: Krausnick 428MM 05V
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: .30 Russian Short 45 Round Mags
- Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
- Stock: Krausnick S12V PS
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Proficiency: Sleight Of Hand
- Kit: Fully Loaded
For this Volk loadout, we find that the G16 2.5x scope is perfect for short-medium range. It also gives an accuracy and control boost that helps you pop off and get headshots.
In fact, many of the attachments in this loadout focus on accuracy and recoil control. The F8 Stabilizer, Krausnick 428mm 05V barrel, Carver Foregrip, Pine Tar Grip, and Krausnick S12V PS stock all combine to massively improve the recoil control and accuracy, making the Volk incredibly stable. With this setup, you can quickly flick to the enemy team and laser them without missing.
The only attachment that negatively impacts recoil control and accuracy in this Volk setup is the .30 Russian Short 45 Round Drums. This magazine choice makes the Volk a little harder to control, but greatly increases the damage and bullet velocity, increasing your time-to-kill. We recommend pairing this with the Lengthened ammo type, which increases bullet velocity by a further 30%. The impact on recoil is minimal, so the Volk will still feel precise enough to rip through the enemy team with ease.
To help finish off your Volk setup, take the Sleight Of Hand proficiency, as it gives you faster reloads, so you won't have to waste time in the middle of a gunfight. Use the Fully Loaded kit so that you always start with max ammo.
This Volk loadout excels at medium-range, which leaves you with plenty of options for your secondary weapon. If you want something snappier as a back-up for close-range encounters, try an SMG such as the MP40, M1928, or Type 100. You could also try the Combat Shotgun if you want to rack up some one-shot kills while you run-and-gun. If you're on a bigger map and need a long-range weapon to pick off enemies in the distance, try a Sniper Rifle. The Kar98k and 3-Line Rifle are both extremely powerful at range, making them ideal for getting kills across the map. If you find Sniper Rifles too clunky, try a Marksman Rifle instead. These tend to pack a similar punch but are a bit lighter and easier to handle.
Best Volk Perks and Equipment
Here are the perks and equipment to use with your Volk loadout:
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: Radar
- Perk 3: Overkill
- Lethal: Thermite
- Tactical: Stim
Call Of Duty usually has a set of perks that everyone flocks to, and Vanguard is no different. Ghost, Radar, and Overkill are some of the best Perks in Call of Duty: Vanguard, and they absolutely need to be in this loadout.
Ghost and Radar complement each other wonderfully, as they allow you to remain hidden from enemy intel and spy planes, whilst marking enemies that use unsilenced weapons on your minimap. This makes them perfect for a setup that focuses on roaming, as you can sneak around to enemy spawns and quickly shred through an entire team without being seen.
If you want to use one of the guns mentioned above as your secondary weapon, you’ll need Overkill. Of course, if you opt for a pistol instead, you can change this third perk to something else. If you decide not to use Overkill, we’d suggest using Lightweight, as it lets you travel around faster.
The Thermite grenade is an excellent choice for this loadout, as you can throw it into a group of enemies to cause some chaos before unleashing your Volk to finish them off. If you do get spotted and need to run away, pop a Stim to quickly heal and refresh your tactical sprint.
That's everything you need to know to create the best Volk loadout in Call Of Duty: Vanguard. If you want to try out some other setups, check out our list of the best loadouts and best guns in Call Of Duty: Vanguard. If you need to level up fast to unlock these attachments, take a look at our guide on how to level up quickly in Vanguard. If you want to learn more about the Volk and other weapons, check out our list of weapon stats for every gun in Call Of Duty: Vanguard.