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Best M1 Garand loadout for CoD: Vanguard

Here are all the right attachments and Perks to create the best M1 Garand loadout for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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M1 Garand in Vanguard

The M1 Garand Marksman Rifle is an extremely powerful CoD: Vanguard weapon, and here are all the attachments and Perks that you can use to create the M1 Garand class.

CoD: Vanguard has a wide assortment of powerful weapons to choose from, and Marksman Rifles are capable of dishing out some serious damage, with the M1 Garand being the first one you can use in the game.

This weapon is capable of eliminating enemies in a few quick shots, and our M1 Garand loadout will point you towards the right attachments and Perks that you can equip.

Best M1 Garand CoD: Vanguard loadout

M1 Garand in CoD Vanguard

Vanguard M1 Garand loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Cooper 21” Shrouded
  • Optic: Cooper S MI
  • Stock: Chariot S3 TC
  • Underbarrel: Heavy Foregrip
  • Magazine: .30-06 16 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: On-Hand

We’ll start off this Vanguard loadout by improving the M1 Garand’s damage range with the F8 Stabilizer muzzle. This attachment also has the added benefit of improving your accuracy for long-range gunfights.

The Cooper 21” Shrouded barrel will provide the weapon with more recoil control along with greater bullet velocity. We equipped the Cooper S MI optic because of the slight buff it gives to the gun’s ADS speed too.

We recommend equipping the Chariot S3 TC stock because it greatly improves the weapon’s sway control, and you get a further accuracy buff from the Heavy Foregrip underbarrel, while the Polymer Grip reduces flinch.

CoD Vanguard M1 Garand

The .30-06 16 Round Drums magazine doubles your starting ammo along with your overall magazine size, and it also lets you reload quicker. The Lengthened Ammo type further improves bullet velocity.

We’ll increase the size of critical hit areas on enemies with the Vital proficiency. Finally, the On-Hand kit will boost the speed of any equipment that you use with this loadout.

Best Perks to run with M1 Garand CoD: Vanguard loadout

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  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Overkill

We recommend equipping Ghost as your first Perk so that you can stay hidden on the minimap from enemies, granting you the element of surprise so that you can sneak up on them.

Radar is an ideal choice for the second Perk for this M1 Garand loadout as it will inform you of the whereabouts of your enemies. This is extremely useful when you need to decide where to move on the map.

Finally, Overkill lets you equip another primary weapon to go with the M1 Garand. So, you can swap to a handy Type 100 or MP-40 SMG during close-range combat situations.

How to unlock the M1 Garand in Vanguard

M1 Garand Marksman Rifle in Vanguard

You can unlock the M1 Garand in Call of Duty: Vanguard by reaching Level 6. This is fairly easy and you can get it done by hopping into a few Multiplayer matches and playing well.

Just keep grinding for a short while and you’ll eventually be able to get your hands on this Marksman Rifle. It will be added to your inventory so that you can use it the next time you start Vanguard.

Best alternatives to the M1 Garand

CoD Vanguard STG44

If you’re looking for an alternative to the M1 Garand then you can try using an Assault Rifle like the STG44. This weapon is capable of taking out enemies quickly, and you could also try out the Automaton as an underrated gem.


For more Call of Duty guides and content, click here for more Vanguard loadouts, or check out our complete ranking of every Vanguard map.

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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JGOD reveals Vanguard weapons you need to rank up before Warzone Pacific Caldera

Call of Duty expert JGOD has revealed the 10 weapons he think will make up Warzone’s meta when Pacific Caldera releases.

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JGOD and Warzone Pacific

Warzone’s new Pacific Caldera map will release in a matter of days, and players are already thinking about a possible weapon meta. Call of Duty expert JGOD has been doing the same thing and picked out 10 weapons players should rank up before December 8.

Vanguard has now been out for almost a month, and players have been unlocking and ranking up weapons ever since. We already know that Vanguard’s weapons will be added to Warzone, meaning players can use them on the new Pacific Caldera map.

Warzone’s meta regularly changes, and we expect Vanguard Season 1 to bring an enormous change. Now, CoD expert JGOD has picked out 10 guns he thinks players should rank up before the update.

CoD Vanguard shipment gameplay

The YouTuber has used a few key characteristics to come up with this list: fire rate, ease of use, recoil, and magazine capacity to determine damage-per-mag. While some weapons may have a great time-to-kill, they may fall short in one of the sections above.

JGOD mostly picked out SMGs as weapons to level up, as their fast rate of fire makes them extremely viable. Of course, some assault rifles also made the list, while he also picked out some LMGs to use too.

JGOD’s 10 Vanguard weapons to level up for Warzone

The 10 Vanguard weapons you need to level up are:

  • Automaton
  • Volk
  • PPSH-41
  • Sten
  • M1928 Tommy
  • Type 100
  • MG42
  • DP27
  • Type 11
  • G-43
  • 1911
  • Machine Pistol

In terms of weapons that JGOD would prioritize, the Automaton seems like a good shout to become a meta weapon, as it has a high rate of fire, low recoil, and the biggest magazine size in its class.

Of course, we’ve seen in the past that guns that do well in multiplayer don’t necessarily perform in Warzone, so be prepared to see a shock weapon dominate the meta.


In the meantime, check out our best Vanguard guns ranked list to make sure you’re using the most powerful weapons in the game.

Image Credits: YouTube – JGOD / Activision

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How to fix CoD: Vanguard Dev Error 5537

Vanguard players are frustrated with the Dev Error 5537 which is crashing the game, and here’s how you can fix this problem.

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Dev Error 5537 is a particularly frustrating glitch that is keeping Call of Duty: Vanguard players from enjoying the game, and here’s how you can get around this error code.

CoD: Vanguard brought plenty of fun new content after its release on November 5, but players have also reported a few problems such as overpowered killstreaks and teleporting Attack Dogs.

There is also an error code that many fans have encountered known as dev error 5537, which is crashing the game and frustrating the Vanguard community. However, there are a few ways to get around this problem.

How to fix CoD: Vanguard dev error 5537

Polina Petrova in Vanguard

CoD: Vanguard players encounter the dev error 5537 while changing their Operator’s appearance in the multiplayer menu. When this happens, the game crashes without saving the changes to the outfit.

It’s unclear why this happens and Sledgehammer Games have yet to implement an official fix for this glitch. The good news is that there are different methods you can use when trying to fix this error.

Verify the CoD: Vanguard game files

Vanguard Operator firing an assault rifle

If you encounter this error in Call of Duty: Vanguard on PC, then the problem could be that one of the game files is corrupted. You can figure out if this is the case by verifying the game files.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Launch the Battle.net client
  2. Select Vanguard, and head to Options
  3. Click Scan and Repair
  4. Wait for the scan to finish

If the game files are corrupted then you can implement the fixes recommended by the scan, although this could happen automatically. Once that’s done, restart the game and see if the error remains.

Update the graphics driver

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You might be seeing this error message because the Operator skins menu is too much for your system’s graphics driver. In order to get around this problem, you should try updating it and then playing again.

Here’s how to update the graphics driver:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy
  2. Run the software, and select Scan Now
  3. Wait for the scan to complete
  4. Install the crommended updates
  5. Restart CoD: Vanguard

Avoid changing your Vanguard Operator’s outfit

Vanguard players battling in Shipment

If all else fails, you can just avoid altering your Operator’s outfit appearance and wait for Sledgehammer Games to implement a proper fix for the problem in a future update patch.

This isn’t the most convenient option so hopefully, the other methods will have resolved the issue for you. The developers will need to look into Dev Error 5537 and come up with a proper solution.


For more Vanguard, check out our guides on CoD Vanguard’s biggest post-match mystery finally answered and frustrated Vanguard players demanding the return of powerful Trophy System Field Upgrade.

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New Vanguard Zombies trick lets players rank up weapons incredibly fast

CoD: Vanguard players have discovered a neat trick that lets you earn a ton of weapon XP quickly in the game’s Zombies mode.

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CoD: Vanguard Zombies is a great place to earn weapon XP so that you can level up your weapons, and a few players have discovered a trick that lets them do this quickly.

When you hop into CoD: Vanguard, you can level up your weapons by earning XP as you play. Vanguard Zombies is a great place to earn a ton of weapon XP quickly by killing various undead foes.

However, leveling up your weapons can take a while and players are always looking for ways to speed this up. Now, a few fans have found a trick that lets them earn weapon XP quickly in Vanguard Zombies.

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Vanguard Zombies trick to level up weapons fast

Reddit user justanotherguy_171 highlighted this trick in CoD: Vanguard subreddit. It involves loading into a game and playing for a couple of minutes before leaving. Then you can into Vanguard Zombies to repeat this.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Hop into a game of Vanguard Zombies
  2. Eliminatie all the zombies in starting spawn
  3. Enter a “Transmit” portal and take out all 21 zombies
  4. Leave the game and rejoin to repeat these .

This will let you earn approximately 2,000 weapon XP in just a couple of minutes of playing. You can keep repeating this process to earn about 60,000 an hour and even more during Double XP weekends.

Vanguard’s primary weapons have 70 levels and you take around 150,000 XP to complete. This can several hours and players have previously complained about the “ridiculous” slow weapon XP leveling in the game.

This neat trick will help speed up that process quite a bit. Call of Duty data expert JGOD JGOD, who has maxed out all his Vanguard weapons, has also made use of this strategy in Vanguard.

This tactic will be extremely useful when trying to unlock the Atomic camo, so be sure to try it out the next time you hop into the game to earn some serious weapon XP quickly.


For more Vanguard, check out our guides on CoD Vanguard’s biggest post-match mystery finally answered and frustrated Vanguard players demanding the return of powerful Trophy System Field Upgrade.

Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammmer Games

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