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Best STG44 loadout and class setups in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific

Warzone: Pacific's base level rifle is one of its best - here's how to take advantage

Looking for the best STG44 loadout in Warzone Pacific? Vanguard’s first Assault Rifle is already looking enticing on Caldera. Like many Vanguard guns, it is wildly flexible. As the baseline of the Vanguard arsenal, it truly epitomizes that flexibility. You can tweak the STG in Warzone to excel as a long-range beam, close-range cannon, or something in between. Our Warzone STG44 loadout guide will break down the best build, which will serve you well in a variety of loadouts.

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Best STG44 loadout in Warzone Pacific

Our best STG loadout is built for range and is ideal for Caldera’s long sightlines. Here’s the build:

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Optic: ZF4 3.5x Rifle Scope
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 45 Round Drum
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Grip: Leather Grip
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

Our attachment selection is geared towards range, accuracy, and recoil control while attempting to mitigate some of the downsides of our core attachments. We start with the MX Silencer, the closest comparison to the Monolithic and Agency Suppressors of previous games. The MX will keep you off of radar while firing, and grant a bonus to accuracy. Next, go with the VDD 760mm 05B barrel, a mouthful of an attachment that provides significant boosts to range and recoil control. The M1941 Hand Stop adds more recoil control and accuracy but hurts your hip fire spread. That’s a close-range hit that you’ll gladly take and make up for with your secondary weapon. For our magazine, we’re going with the 8mm Kurz 45 Round Drum. This is the STG’s base caliber and has been the most consistent in our testing. Plus, this is a bigger magazine than you’ll get with either of the alternate calibers. You’re going to want those extra rounds to fend off multiple foes.

We’re using Lengthened rounds for the ammunition type to pick up some bullet velocity, a key stat for long-range builds. At this point, we’ve added a lot of attachments that slow ADS speed. That’s why we’ve gone for the Leather Grip to help mitigate those downsides. If you’re finding that recoil is a problem though, try the Pine Tar or Stippled Grip. You’ll want some zoom for this kind of range, so we’ve opted for a ZF4 3.5x Rifle Scope. Historically, 3x and 4x zooms have been the most popular in Warzone, so the ZF4 should be a comfortable fit for veteran players.

Our stock of choice is the VDD 34S Weighted, which grants recoil, accuracy, and flinch resistance bonuses. However, it comes with a sizeable ADS speed penalty. If you find it makes your STG unbearably unwieldy, try a VDD 27 Precision stock instead. The proficiency slot is arguably the STG’s most powerful, as the STG is one of a few rifles with the Vital proficiency available. Vital functionally makes the neck/upper chest hitbox have the same damage multiplier as the head. On a high-headshot-damage rifle like the STG, this is massively powerful. Vital basically grants the player an extra headshot or two for free and is a must-run on every STG loadout. Finally, we’ve gone with the Fully Loaded kit to help top your ammo up.

Secondary weapon

A long-range rifle like this plus a close-range SMG is Warzone’s most popular loadout template, and that’s what we’ll go with here. The M1942, MP40, and Type 100 from Vanguard are all looking strong right out of the gate. For something a little more tried and tested, check out either version of the MP5.

That’s all you need to dominate in Warzone Pacific with the STG44! We’ll be updating all our Warzone guides regularly as the Pacific meta takes shape, so check back often for the latest builds. In the meantime, our Caldera guide will get you up to speed on the brand new map. To get a picture of the early meta, see our guides to the best loadouts and best guns in Warzone.

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Charlie Biggerstaff is a freelance contributor to Rock Paper Shotgun, with other bylines on Upcomer. He has a great deal of experience with shooters of all kinds, including Escape From Tarkov, Warzone, Apex Legends, and more. He's also been known to get stuck into an Action RPG or two in his time.